Ethanol Report on EPA RFS Notice

The Environmental Protection Agency released its proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2018 on July 5, the comment period just ended on August 31, and then this week EPA gave notice that it is seeking comment on options for further reductions in the biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel and total renewable fuel volumes. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) …

Ethanol Report on E15 Hurricane Help

In this edition of the Ethanol Report podcast, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen talks about how an early end to the summer restriction on sales of E15 (15% ethanol fuel) has helped offset gasoline supply shortfalls and limit fuel price spikes from the hurricanes. He also discusses his recent testimony to the EPA that high-octane ethanol blends …

Ethanol Report on EPA Hearing and Court Decision

Last week’s court decision on what EPA can consider when setting volume obligations for biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard was still fresh in mind as the industry provided feedback on the agency’s most recent proposals for next year during a public hearing in Washington D.C. this week. In this edition of The Ethanol Report podcast, Renewable Fuels Association president …

Ethanol Report on Trade Issues and Trump Administration

This week on The Ethanol Report, we get a Washington update from Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen, focusing on recent trade developments and the Trump Administration. Dinneen comments on President Trump’s first 100 days, the potential for Brazil to reinstate a 20% tariff on U.S. ethanol, how Terry Branstad could help the ethanol industry trade situation with …

Ethanol Report on Earth Day

Ethanol has a seat on the ground at one of the largest Earth Day events in the country this weekend – Earth Day Texas, which last year hosted over 130,000 attendees, over 700 exhibitors and more than 250 speakers. Even bigger and better this year, the event includes an alternative fuels educational session on Saturday where Renewable Fuels Association Vice …

Ethanol Report From 2017 Crappie Masters Tournament

In this report, Chuck spoke with some of the teams from the Crappie Masters tournament happening this weekend in Grenada, MS. The Renewable Fuels Association is a title sponsor of the Crappie Master American Tournament Trail which puts them on par with other sponsors like Bass Pro Shops. In the report you’ll hear from the owner of Crappie Masters, Mike …

#Ethanol Report on Export Picture

Ethanol exports are in the news this week. First we heard about record net ethanol exports for 2016 in a new report from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), followed quickly by an industry letter to President Trump drawing attention to China’s trade barriers that are shutting out U.S. exports of ethanol and distillers feed co-products. In this Ethanol Report, RFA …

#Ethanol Report on #Food Prices

The cost of Thanksgiving dinner this year is less than it was a year ago, with turkey leading the way in lower prices. At the same time, the amount of corn used to make ethanol will set a new record in 2016, up roughly 3% from last year. A new analysis from Informa Economics takes a look at food prices …

#ExEx16 Featured in Ethanol Report

Export Exchange 2016, sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), was held this past week in Detroit, Michigan with over 400 attendees, including some 200 international buyers and end users from more than 35 countries. The event is held every other year to bring together international buyers and domestic suppliers of coarse grains and …

Ethanol Report Previews Export Exchange

With the recent action taken by China against imports of U.S. dried distillers grains (DDGS), the upcoming Export Exchange is more important than ever to expand export opportunities for the ethanol co-product used as livestock feed. This year will be the third Export Exchange, an event sponsored every two years by the Renewable Fuels Association and the U.S. Grains Council …

#Ethanol Report on E15 at Fuel Terminals

Illinois-based HWRT Oil Company will soon be the first company in the United States to offer pre-blended 15% ethanol at the terminal level, something the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is calling a “game-changer” for increasing access to E15. RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White talks about why this is such a big deal in this edition of the …

Ethanol Report on @EPA #RFS Hearing

Ethanol supporters turned out in force this week for a field hearing on EPA’s proposed volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Over 120 witnesses testified in favor of EPA following the rule as passed by Congress by increasing the proposed 2017 requirement for conventional biofuel volumes to the statutory level of 15 billion gallons. In this report, we …

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Ethanol Report: #Ethanol & Boating Go Together

With Memorial Day comes the official start of the summer boating season and the ethanol industry is working hard to correct the misconceptions about using ethanol blended fuel in marine engines. In this Ethanol Report, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White talks about the effort and what boaters should know when they go to fill …

Ethanol Report on #Climate #Ethanol

The signing of the Paris Climate Agreement on Earth Day 2016 puts the focus on what countries are doing to make the world a better place, and some of the nearly 170 countries signing the accord are backing the use of renewable fuels like ethanol for cleaner air. In this Ethanol Report, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen …

Ethanol Report Features Trade Mission to Peru

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) was part of a recent trade mission to Peru led by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack which included discussions about increasing cooperation with that country when it comes to ethanol production and exports. The March 13-15 trip went to Lima and the Piura region, where cane-based ethanol is produced, and featured meetings with ministry of energy …