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.

America’s Renewable Future Campaign Launched

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has announced a major new bi-partisan campaign called America’s Renewable Future that will promote the Renewable Fuel Standard in the 2016 Iowa Presidential caucuses. America’s Renewable Future will be co-chaired by former Iowa State Representative Annette Sweeney, a Republican, and former state Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge, a Democrat, as well as Iowa renewable fuels industry leader …

Ethanol Industry Outlook for 2015

Unfinished business and much of the same old attacks on the RFS are likely to dominate 2015 for the ethanol industry, according to Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen who takes a look at what he expects to be some of the big issues for ethanol in the year ahead in this interview.

2014 Year in Ethanol

2014 was a year of record production and sales for ethanol, healthy exports, and the commercial reality of cellulosic ethanol. The low point of the year was definitely the inability of the federal government to set volume obligations for 2014 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), leaving the industry in somewhat of a limbo. In this interview, Renewable Fuels Association …

Seventh Anniversary of RFS

This week marks the seventh anniversary of the signing into law of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 which expanded the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In this interview, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen remembers that day seven years ago and talks about its accomplishments so far and how EPA needs to move ahead with …

Biofuels Industry Reaction to RFS Delay

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced they will not be finalizing the 2014 applicable percentage of standards under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) until next year. Biofuels industry organizations reacted to the news immediately on Friday. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) – National Biodiesel Board (NBB) – American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) – Growth Energy –

RFA Comments on Indirect Land Use Report

A new analysis of real-world land use data by Iowa State University raises serious concerns about the accuracy of models used by regulatory agencies regarding “indirect land use changes” (ILUC) attributed to biofuels production, according to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). The report basically concluded that farmers around the world have responded to higher crop prices in the past decade …

Ethanol Advocacy App

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) announced a new mobile app called “RFA Advocacy.” The app is free of charge and available to download on all iPhones and Android-powered smartphones. The app offers easy access to RFA’s talking points, charts, videos, and infographics. It also features RFA’s newsfeed, maps of Capitol Hill, a one-stop social media sharing platform, and easy-to-use legislative …

RFA CEO Comments on Ethanol Issues

In this interview, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen discusses the recent Quad County Corn Processors cellulosic ethanol production grand opening, the record corn crop and ethanol production this year, new Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) ad campaigns and whether EPA will change the 2014 Renewable Volume Obligations that are under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review.

RFA Provides Ethanol Education

For the sixth year now, motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world were able to learn more about ethanol, courtesy of the Renewable Fuels Association, at the famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, SD. RFA sponsored “Free Fuel Happy Hours,” offering a free tank of E10 93-octane fuel to riders at the Buffalo Chip Campground, as well as the annual “Legends …

Ethanol Cost Analysis

A new analysis by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) shows that over the past four years, ethanol has been the most economically competitive motor fuel and octane source in the world. In this interview, RFA Senior Vice President Geoff Cooper gives some of the major findings of the report, talks about why it has particular relevance in the California market, …

RFA Report Fails Oil Companies on Consumer Choice

A new “Consumer Choice Report Card” released by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) grades some of the largest, most well-known retail gasoline chains based on whether they are providing consumers with alternatives to regular gasoline that cost less, reduce pollution and are higher octane for better engine performance. The “Big Five” oil companies all scored at the bottom of the …

Ethanol for Independence Day

In this interview, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen talks about how ethanol is reducing our dependence on foreign oil and reducing gas prices, the new milestone reached this week in cellulosic ethanol production and why the government needs to be expanding the use of biofuels rather than contemplating scaling back our nation’s renewable energy policy.

Advanced Ethanol Council Interview

In this interview, Advanced Ethanol Council (AEC) executive director Brooke Coleman talks about his take on the CBO report, as well as Phantom Fuels legislation in Congress, and the delay on EPA issuing a final rule for 2014 volume obligations under the RFS. EPA officials said earlier this year that they expected to have a final rule by the end …