Audio with RFA CEO Bob Dinneen on RFS Waiver Denial

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is happy with the decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reject a request to waive the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).   This edition of “The Ethanol Report” features comments from RFA’s Bob Dinneen on the EPA’s announcement Friday. Full Release

More E15 Could Hit Market This Month

The final hurdle to allow sales of 15% ethanol for 2001 and newer model year vehicles was cleared on June 15, but so far only two stations in Kansas have been able to commercially sell the fuel. That should change as summer comes to a close, according to Renewable Fuels Association Director of Market Development Robert White who explains in …

RFA Elects New Leadership for 2011 and Looks To Future

This edition of “The Ethanol Report contains interviews with newly elected Renewable Fuels Association Chairman, Chuck Woodside and CEO Bob Dinneen, who look at the organization’s goals for the coming year. Full Release

RFA and USGC Promote DDGS Exports

This edition of “The Ethanol Report” features comments from Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen and U.S. Grains Council CEO and president Tom Dorr about promoting exports of the ethanol co-product  distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). Full Release

Renewable Fuels Association Responds to RFS2 Rules

After a two-month delay, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the final rule for the implementation of the second phase of the Renewable Fuel Standard, also known as the RFS2. In this edition of “The Ethanol Report” podcast, Matt Hartwig with the Renewable Fuels Association talks about their reaction and what the rule means for the industry. Full Release

Corn Growers Voice Concerns About Indirect Land Use Change

This edition of “The Ethanol Report” features comments from the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) “Land Use and Carbon Impacts of Corn-based Ethanol Conference” held August 25-26 in St. Louis. Comments come from National Corn Growers Association Director of Biofuels & Business Development Jamey Cline, NCGA CEO Rick Tolman, North Dakota grower Bart Schott, and Geoff Cooper with the Renewable …

Hartwig Discusses Status of Energy Related Legislation

Attached is an audio interview with Renewable Fuels Association Communications Director Matt Hartwig on the importance of getting a new Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). The interview is about 7:00 in length and was conducted by reporter Cindy Zimmerman at the NAFB Trade Talk on Thursday. It is in the format of a complete program called The Ethanol Report. Please feel …

RFA President Discusses Poll Results and New Coalition

Attached is an audio interview with Renewable Fuels Association President Bob Dinneen on the results of a new poll commissioned by RFA and on a new coalition of organizations called Renewable Fuels Now. The interview was conducted by reporter Cindy Zimmerman and is in the format of a complete program called “The Ethanol Report.” Please feel free to use as …

Iowa Gov Grills Burgers with Acting EPA Admin

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler got a taste of the famous Iowa State Fair Monday as the guest of Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and while he had some fun, Wheeler was there to meet with farmers about critical issues. “I enjoyed the round table we just had with different ag groups in the state…hearing what their concerns and problems are,” …

Grassley Talks Tough on EPA Refinery Waivers

Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa wants EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to stop issuing “small refinery hardship exemptions” or step down from the job. Grassley was one of the four senators who met with President Trump last week to try and finally resolve differences over the RFS between corn ethanol and oil interests. In the call with reporters, EPA should make …

White House RFS Meeting Reaction from NCGA

News that the Tuesday meeting at the White House resulted in a commitment to allow year-round sales of 15% ethanol blends was tempered by a reported plan to reallocate Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) from exempted renewable fuel volumes using exported ethanol gallons. As Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley tweeted after the meeting, the devil will be in the details of the …

Reaction to Presidential Trade Tariff Actions

Following action by President Trump yesterday to impose tariffs on up to $60 billion in Chinese imports, China is making its list of what U.S. products will be the target of retaliation. The list reportedly includes agricultural products such as U.S. pork, modified ethanol, wine, fruits and nuts, and soybeans are expected to be as well. U.S. Grains Council (USGC) …

Industry Reacts to Proposed Biofuels Levels

New proposed levels for biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) were released Wednesday by the Environmental Protection Agency. The 2018 RFS level for conventional biofuels, including corn ethanol, was maintained at 15 billion gallons, the maximum under current law, which Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen says will benefit both producers and consumers. In this interview, Dinneen …

#NAFB16 Trade Talk

Nearly 100 companies and organizations participate in the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual Trade Talk, where they are interviewed by broadcasters from around the country. AgWired reporters at the NAFB convention this year interviewed dozens of Trade Talk participants, which are being compiled here with links to posts on various websites. General interviews from #NAFB16 can be found …

E15 Arrives Back at the Pump

Consumers will have the choice to purchase E15 at the pump again tomorrow, September 15, 2016. For drivers owning a 2001 or newer vehicle, E15 sales are restricted during summer months due to an arcane U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation on Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP). The 15th marks the end of EPA’s “volatility control season” opening the fuel back …