Ethanol Report: #FlexMyChoice

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) launched a new campaign at the 2016 National Ethanol Conference (NEC) designed to help the industry voice support for flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs). The “Flex My Choice” effort is aimed directly at automakers, auto dealerships, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) due to the fact that automakers have begun to limit FFV models as the government …

Ethanol Report Analyzes Iowa Caucuses

Since the ethanol industry made a strong effort to support candidates who favored the Renewable Fuel Standard going into the Iowa caucuses, the oil industry is making much about the fact that one of the only two candidates opposed to the RFS won the Republican vote in the state. In this Ethanol Report, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob …

Ethanol, Media & RFS Focus of Ethanol Report

With the Iowa caucuses coming up February 1, the Hawkeye State has been inundated with both candidates and reporters, and ethanol has become a topic for mainstream media to report about, often inaccurately. In this Ethanol Report, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen discusses the inaccurate terms being used to describe the RFS, urges the media and …

Ethanol Report Takes a Look at 2016

A new year has dawned and with it new opportunities for the ethanol industry. In this Ethanol Report, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen discusses some of the upcoming events in 2016, including the 21st National Ethanol Conference in New Orleans February 15-17, and comments on whether there may yet be a legal challenge by the industry …

Ethanol Report on the RFS and COP 21

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry this week urging him to highlight the role of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions as he prepares to head to the international climate conference COP21 in Paris. This week in the Ethanol News Report, RFA Senior Vice President Geoff Cooper …

Ethanol Report on RFS Hearing and Rally

Hundreds of ethanol supporters turned out for a rally and public hearing in Kansas City, Kansas last week on the EPA’s proposed volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In this edition of the Ethanol Report, we hear from some of those who attended. The report includes comments and testimony from Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, …

Ethanol Report on 20th Ethanol Conference

The Renewable Fuels Association’s 20th Annual National Ethanol Conference (NEC) with the theme of “Going Global” is just around the corner now, coming up February 18-20, 2015 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. CEO Bob Dinneen talks about the upcoming 20th NEC and how the industry has changed in 20 years.

Ethanol Report on RFS Waiver Comment Period

The comment period on a waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requested by several governors is underway and was recently extended by the Environmental Protection Agency. So, between now and October 11 is the time for all interested parties to be getting their comments in to EPA to have their voices heard on the issue. Full Release

Ethanol Report on 2011

In this edition of “The Ethanol Report,” Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen gets out his crystal ball and talks about the year ahead for the ethanol industry. Full Release

Ethanol Report on 2010

In this edition of “The Ethanol Report,” Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen talks about the year that 2010 was for the ethanol industry  – including record production, hitting the blend wall, limited approval of higher blends, and an extension of the blenders tax credit. Full Release

Ethanol Report on the Climate in Washington

It’s August in the nation’s capitol and the climate is hazy, hot and humid with a chance of afternoon thundershowers, which Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen says kind of describes what is happening on Capitol Hill these days as well – especially the hazy and stormy part. In this edition of “The Ethanol Report,” Dinneen discusses the …

Ethanol Report from Ag Media Summit

In this edition of The Ethanol Report, Renewable Fuels Association Director of Communications Matt Hartwig discusses how they are using social media tools to communicate with reporters, policy makers and the general public.  He also talks about an upcoming meeting they are co-sponsoring with the U.S. Grains Council to increase exports of the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains with solubles …

Ethanol Report on VEETC Study

In this special edition of “The Ethanol Report,” Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen discusses a new report that shows that economic importance of the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) which is set to expire at the end of this year.  Dinneen talks about how failure to extend the blenders tax incentive would reduce U.S. ethanol production …

Ethanol Report on What’s Wrong with RFS2

In this edition of “The Ethanol Report,” we hear from Geoff Cooper, Vice President of Research and Analysis for the Renewable Fuels Association, about what is right and what is wrong with the rule for the expanded Renewable Fuel Standard released early last month by the Environmental Protection Agency.  Full Release

Ethanol Report From the National Ethanol Conference

In this edition of “The Ethanol Report,” we hear from both the chairman and the president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association at the 15th Annual National Ethanol Conference held in Orlando, Florida this week. Full Release