2016 was a “Terrific Year” for Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

With the presidential campaign getting all the attention this year, it may have gone relatively unnoticed that 2016 was a very good year for the ethanol industry. Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen talks about it in this Ethanol Report. ————— 2016 has been a great year for the ethanol industry, according to Renewable Fuels Association president and …

audio, Ethanol, RFA

ACE Encourages Advocates to Speak for #Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder

Over the past few weeks President-Elect Donald Trump has been announcing his nominations for Cabinet positions including Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA. While Trump was supportive of biofuels during his campaign, notes Brian Jennings, executive vice president for the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), Pruitt has been vocal in his opposition to clean energy including the …

ACE, audio, Ethanol

Trump Assures Iowa Gov About EPA Pick

Cindy Zimmerman

Some ethanol interests are understandably a little concerned about President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA, considering his previous opposition to the Renewable Fuel Standard. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, who has accepted the position as Trump’s ambassador to China, got his assurances about Pruitt from the president-elect himself. During his weekly press conference …

audio, energy, Ethanol, government, politics

RFA Comments on #EPA 2017 RVO #Ethanol Increase

Joanna Schroeder

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is thanking the EPA for its commitment to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by increasing renewable volumes across the board for 2017. This includes raising the conventional biofuel category back to where the statute intended – 15 billion gallons per year from 14.8 billion gallons as proposed in May of 2016. In response, RFA President …

audio, Biofuels, Ethanol, RFA

EPA Announces #RFS Point of Obligation Decision

Joanna Schroeder

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed denying a petition to change the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Under the current rule, oil refiners and importers are the entities obligated to blend more renewable fuel into the transportation fuel supply under the RFS, but they were seeking to change that obligation to entities that own gasoline …

audio, Biofuels, Ethanol, RFA

#ExEx16 Featured in Ethanol Report

Joanna Schroeder

Export Exchange 2016, sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), was held this past week in Detroit, Michigan with over 400 attendees, including some 200 international buyers and end users from more than 35 countries. The event is held every other year to bring together international buyers and domestic suppliers of coarse grains and …

audio, Ethanol, exports, RFA

Hundreds in Detroit for #ExEx16

Joanna Schroeder

Hundreds of buyers and sellers of U.S. coarse grains and ethanol co-products have arrived in Detroit for Export Exchange 2016 (#ExEx16) and even though they are from more than 30 countries they are busy making connections and building relationships. The event, which has been held every two years since 2010, is co-sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the …

audio, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, RFA, Sorghum

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 …

audio, Ethanol, Ethanol Report, exports, RFA