#Ethanol Report on Export Picture

Lizzy Schultz

Ethanol exports are in the news this week. First we heard about record net ethanol exports for 2016 in a new report from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), followed quickly by an industry letter to President Trump drawing attention to China’s trade barriers that are shutting out U.S. exports of ethanol and distillers feed co-products. In this Ethanol Report, RFA …

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2017 Could Be Big Year for #Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen always has an optimistic outlook when it comes to the ethanol industry, despite the challenges it continues to face, but the outlook seems especially rosy this new year. Dinneen believes 2017 might be the year that we “finally realize the full potential of the RFS” and he is looking forward to working …

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#Ethanol RFA Reaction to Cabinet Picks

Joanna Schroeder

Some ethanol interests may be getting a little nervous about the oil industry ties of several Trump administration cabinet selections, including Texas Governor Rick Perry for energy secretary, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for EPA administrator and ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen says all that really matters is who …

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Ethanol Report Previews Export Exchange

Joanna Schroeder

With the recent action taken by China against imports of U.S. dried distillers grains (DDGS), the upcoming Export Exchange is more important than ever to expand export opportunities for the ethanol co-product used as livestock feed. This year will be the third Export Exchange, an event sponsored every two years by the Renewable Fuels Association and the U.S. Grains Council …

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#Ethanol Report on E15 at Fuel Terminals

Joanna Schroeder

Illinois-based HWRT Oil Company will soon be the first company in the United States to offer pre-blended 15% ethanol at the terminal level, something the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is calling a “game-changer” for increasing access to E15. RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White talks about why this is such a big deal in this edition of the …

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Ethanol Report on @EPA #RFS Hearing

Joanna Schroeder

Ethanol supporters turned out in force this week for a field hearing on EPA’s proposed volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Over 120 witnesses testified in favor of EPA following the rule as passed by Congress by increasing the proposed 2017 requirement for conventional biofuel volumes to the statutory level of 15 billion gallons. In this report, we …

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Ethanol Report: #Ethanol & Boating Go Together

Joanna Schroeder

With Memorial Day comes the official start of the summer boating season and the ethanol industry is working hard to correct the misconceptions about using ethanol blended fuel in marine engines. In this Ethanol Report, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White talks about the effort and what boaters should know when they go to fill …

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RFA Reacts to EPA 2017 #RFS Proposal

Joanna Schroeder

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its draft Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2017 on Wednesday proposing a total renewable fuel volume of 18.8 billion gallons, including four billion in advanced biofuels and 312 million gallons is cellulosic biofuel. In this interview, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen says the proposal falls 200 …

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Ethanol Report on #Climate #Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder

The signing of the Paris Climate Agreement on Earth Day 2016 puts the focus on what countries are doing to make the world a better place, and some of the nearly 170 countries signing the accord are backing the use of renewable fuels like ethanol for cleaner air. In this Ethanol Report, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen …

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Ethanol Report Features Trade Mission to Peru

Joanna Schroeder

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) was part of a recent trade mission to Peru led by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack which included discussions about increasing cooperation with that country when it comes to ethanol production and exports. The March 13-15 trip went to Lima and the Piura region, where cane-based ethanol is produced, and featured meetings with ministry of energy …

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