Ethanol Report Year in Review 2022

For the first time in several years the good news outweighed the bad for the ethanol industry in 2022. In this edition of the Ethanol Report, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper takes a look at the year in review for the industry and takes a peek at what 2023 may have in store. 22:42 The Ethanol Report …

RFA CEO Discusses EPA Proposal

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Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper held a telephone media call with reporters Thursday shortly after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its proposed rule to establish required Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumes and percentage standards for 2023, 2024, and 2025, as well as to propose a series of important modifications to strengthen and expand the RFS program. …

Ethanol Report on Carbon Pipeline Projects

New pipeline projects in the Midwest utilizing Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration (CCUS), also called Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), technology offer the opportunity for the ethanol industry to lead the way to a net zero energy future and the Renewable Fuels Association is supporting that pathway for its members. In this episode of the Ethanol Report podcast we hear …

Ethanol Report with New RFA Chair

The Renewable Fuels Association elected officers at its recent annual membership meeting and Erik Huschitt, CEO of Badger State Ethanol in Monroe, Wisconsin, was elected Chairman of the organization. Huschitt has been with Badger State for more than 20 years and also currently serves as president of the Wisconsin BioFuels Association. In this edition of The Ethanol Report, we have …

Ethanol Report from Export Exchange 2022

Export Exchange was back for the first time in four years with the 2022 conference in Minneapolis October 12-14 and attendance was as good as it has been in the past with more than 200 international customers from 50 countries and nearly 300 domestic suppliers of grains and co-products, including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS). This marked the sixth …

ZimmCast 700 – NAMA Fall Conference & Export Exchange

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. We’re reached another milestone. This is episode 700 of the podcast that started back at the beginning of 2005. You can find them all on AgWired.com by searching the category link for the ZimmCast. This week I’m going to share a few interviews from my week last week in Minneapolis. This includes the NAMA …

2022 Export Exchange

2022 Export Exchange

Export Exchange is a biennial event held in October which has been co-sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) since 2010 to offer an opportunity for education of and introductions to members of the U.S. grains production and export industries. More than 200 international customers from 50 countries and nearly 300 domestic suppliers of grains and co-products, including distiller’s dried …

Ethanol Report on YPN Growth

Several ethanol industry veterans have retired lately after serving in the business for some 30-40 years. But right behind the old guard there is a new guard taking shape and the Renewable Fuels Association’s Young Professionals Network is helping them get involved for the future of the industry. In this episode of the Ethanol Report, we hear from Janet Fisher …

Ethanol Report on The Set

When Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) that authorized the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), annual volume requirements were specified through the year 2022 for renewable fuels. But that does not mean this year is the end of the RFS. After this year, the law requires EPA to set RFS volumes for 2023 and beyond, in …

Setting Renewable Fuel Blending Volumes for 2023 and Beyond

Fuels America held a webinar with industry stakeholders about the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard. Under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program in the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets annual biofuel blending requirements in accordance with volumes determined by Congress through 2022. After 2022, in a rulemaking commonly referred to as “The Set,” the EPA …

RFA Hosts Reporter Roundtable on Ethanol Issues

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Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper was in Washington Tuesday for an event with President Joe Biden at the White House to celebrate passage of the Inflation Reduction Act which includes provisions to benefit the biofuels sector. Cooper held a reporter roundtable Tuesday morning in person and on the phone to discuss the legislation and other ethanol …

Ethanol Report from Farm Progress Show

Ethanol was in the spotlight at the Farm Progress Show in Iowa this week and the Renewable Fuels Association was there to promote the high octane benefits of the fuel and the role of biofuels and farming in combating climate change. RFA president and CEO Geoff Cooper, Director of Government Affairs Jared Mullendore, and Vice President of Industry Relations Robert …

Ethanol Report on Upcoming Export Exchange

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), and Growth Energy are once again joining together to host the 2022 Export Exchange. U.S. suppliers of coarse grains and co-products, industry representatives and members of the grain trade are encouraged to register now for the event scheduled for October 12-14, 2022, in Minneapolis. In this edition of the Ethanol …

Ethanol Report on Inflation Reduction Act

Several provisions within the Senate Inflation Reduction Act will benefit the U.S. ethanol industry and the communities it serves, according to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). In this edition of The Ethanol Report, RFA Vice President of Government and Public Affairs Troy Bredenkamp breaks down some pieces of the legislation that include funding for clean fuel production and enhanced opportunities …

Ethanol Report on RFA Young Professionals Network

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Young Professionals Network is celebrating its second anniversary this month and it has grown quickly in those two short years, one of which was almost entirely virtual. Jackie Hayes, who is now Director of Business Development and Client Relations with the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center in Illinois, started the YPN when she was still with …