The Renewable Fuels Association held a media conference call today to discuss a number of current issues facing the ethanol industry, including EPA’s just released E15 RVP/RIN reform proposal, pending petitions for more small refiner exemptions, and final 2018 data confirming ethanol demand destruction, as well as a new analysis showing a year-over-year decrease in domestic ethanol usage for the first time since 1998.
Taking part in the conference call were RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper, RFA Chief Economist Scott Richman, RFA Chairman Neil Koehler, CEO of Pacific Ethanol, and Steve Walk, COO of Protec Fuel.
Audio of full media call –
RFA media call 3-14-19
Opening remarks from each participant:RFA media call - RFA CEO Geoff Cooper RFA media call - RFA Economist Scott Richman RFA media call - RFA chairman Neil Koehler, Pacific Ethanol RFA media call - Steve Walk, Protec RFA media call - questions