RFA Updates E85Prices.com

The Renewable Fuels Association has unveiled a redesigned version of its popular fuel market website E85prices.com. During an interview at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting last week, RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White said they have been working on the upgrade since they acquired E85Prices.com earlier this year. “We think this will allow consumers and fleet operators …

RFA on Biofuels Infrastructure Funding and RFS

USDA has announced new funding for biofuels infrastructure at fueling stations and Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen thinks EPA should pay attention to that message. In this interview, Dinneen also comments on what Congress may or may not do the rest of this session, and how another big corn crop makes keeping the RFS on track …

RFA Encourages Big Turnout for EPA Hearing

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen is hoping for a huge turnout at next week’s EPA hearing in Kansas City, Kansas on the agency’s proposed volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The hearing will begin at 9:00 am CT and will be held at Jack Reardon Center, 520 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. More information is …

RFA CEO on AAA, EPA, RFS, and RVO

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and CEO Bob Dinneen fears “the Obama Administration is about to make a huge mistake” in lowering the volume requirements (RVO) for ethanol under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Dinneen also talks about the RFA’s response to AAA comments about the safety of E15 and how a recent NREL study proves it is safe in this …

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 …

RFA Comments on E15 Rulemaking Timeline

Ethanol interests are raising concerns about the Environmental Protection Agency delaying the start of the rulemaking process for year-round E15 until February 2019, which would make the timeline for getting it approved before next summer very tight. Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Geoff Cooper says they would very much like to see a proposal out sooner than February, but …

USDA Expands Crop Forecast from Last Month

The 2018 corn, soybean, and cotton crops are all forecast to be two percent larger than USDA predicted in August, in the latest crop production report issued Wednesday. The new World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates also calls for larger production, increased domestic use, greater exports, and higher ending stocks for corn. Feed and residual use and export demand projections …

Ag Secretary Gives RFS Progress Update

Speaking with reporters this week in Washington, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue provided an update on what is being done to resolve issues surrounding the Renewable Fuels Standard. “We’re working feverishly to resolve the RFS issue,” said Perdue, who added that he has been working with EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler on a proposal to present to President Trump, who is …