Ethanol Report on Days of Summer

When it’s summertime, the driving is easier with ethanol. As millions of Americans are looking ahead to summer vacations and family road trips, high fuel prices may be a concern, but ethanol is helping to keep prices lower than they might be otherwise, and the Renewable Fuels Association notes that higher ethanol blends like E15 and E85 offer even lower …

Ethanol Report on 40B SAF Tax Credit and Beyond

The 40B tax credit guidance and modified GREET model released April 30 by U.S. Treasury lays the groundwork for U.S. ethanol producers and farmers to participate in the emerging market for sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). But since 40B expires at the end of this year, all the attention will now turn to implementing the 45Z credit to start next year, …

Ethanol Report on GREET Model Delay

GREET is the word that has still not been heard from the Biden Administration as the ethanol industry anxiously awaits a decision on a modified lifecycle analysis model that will be used to assess the eligibility of feedstocks for new tax credits under the Inflation Reduction Act. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) recently joined two dozen other biofuel and farm …

Ethanol Report on 29th NEC

The 29th National Ethanol Conference held in San Diego California last week may go down as one of the best and most timely industry meetings ever, setting the stage for major decisions that hang in the balance this year, including year-round availability of E15 and a revised GREET model that will determine ethanol’s role in sustainable aviation fuel. The Renewable …

Ethanol Report Preview of NEC

The Renewable Fuels Association National Ethanol Conference is the nation’s most widely attended executive-level conference for the ethanol industry, and this year’s conference February 19-21 in San Diego is anticipated to be one of the largest in recent years. Nearly 1,000 industry professionals are expected to attend the conference with the theme “Powered by Partnerships” to reflect the deeply collaborative …

Ethanol Report From Washington DC Auto Show

The Renewable Fuels Association is hoping its concept Plug-in Hybrid Electric Flex Fuel Vehicle (PHEFFV) will be a stand out at the 2024 Washington, D.C. Auto Show. Known on the auto circuit as the official “Public Policy Show”, the 10-day Washington, D.C. Auto Show is preceded by an official gathering of automotive industry leaders, government officials, and media contacts to …

Ethanol Report on 2023

Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper says 2023 was one of the best years ever for the U.S. ethanol industry. In this edition of the Ethanol Report podcast, Cooper takes a look back at the year for ethanol and some of the battles won for producers who are optimistic for the new year. 27:10 The Ethanol Report is …

Ethanol Report on SAF Guidance

The U.S. Treasury Department has released long-awaited guidance regarding the implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act’s sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) tax credit. The guidance clarifies that a soon-to-be-updated version of the Department of Energy’s GREET model will be among the methodologies used to determine eligibility for the tax credit. The administration has committed to finishing the GREET model updates by …

Ethanol Report on Veterans for Renewable Fuels

The ethanol industry has a lot to celebrate for Veterans Day – including 15 percent of its workforce. The Renewable Fuels Association is honoring its veterans this year by launching “Veterans for Renewable Fuels” (VRF), a new program to recognize and celebrate the contributions of military veterans in the industry and provide them with opportunities to network and support one …

Ethanol Report with RFA Chairman Erik Huschitt

The Renewable Fuels Association held its annual membership meeting in Des Moines last month and Erik Huschitt, CEO of Badger State Ethanol, was re-elected as chairman of the organization. Huschitt, of Monroe, Wisc., has been with Badger State since January 2002 and currently serves as president of the Wisconsin BioFuels Association. He also has spent years on the board of …

Ethanol Report on Environmental Benefits

One might think that after nearly two decades of the Renewable Fuel Standard that the environmental benefits of corn ethanol would be accepted, but one might be wrong. According to a draft report from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board (SAB), the effectiveness of the RFS in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions “remains highly uncertain from a scientific perspective” …

Ethanol Report from Farm Progress Show

The Renewable Fuels Association was on the ground in Decatur, Illinois this week at the 70th annual Farm Progress Show where all the cool agricultural kids go at the end of summer. In this edition of The Ethanol Report podcast, we hear from RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White about the flex fuel EV he has been driving …

Ethanol Report on Current Issues

The Renewable Fuels Association has been working on a couple of issues this summer that are important to the future of the ethanol industry. In this edition of The Ethanol Report podcast, RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper provides an update on the Midwest governor’s petition for E15, the Flex Fuel Fairness act, EPA’s proposed tailpipe emissions standards, and defining …

Ethanol Report on DC Meetings

The Renewable Fuels Association held a board meeting in Washington D.C. this past week where members from around the country had the opportunity to discuss issues important to ethanol with lawmakers and administration officials. In this edition of the Ethanol Report, we hear from RFA board chairman Erik Huschitt, CEO and General Manager of Badger State Ethanol, who talks about …

Ethanol Report on RFA Reaction to EPA Final Rule

The final 2023-2025 Renewable Fuel Standard volumes released by the Environmental Protection Agency this week mark an unfortunate step backward from the volumes that were originally proposed, according to the Renewable Fuels Association. In this edition of The Ethanol Report podcast, RFA Senior Vice President for Government & Public Affairs Troy Bredenkamp discusses the final rule from EPA, as well …