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 …

Deepwater Wind Announces Right Whale Protection

This morning the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Deepwater Wind held a media teleconference to announce an agreement to implement additional protections for marine mammals, including the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale. Speakers included: Tricia K. Jedele, RI Advocacy Center Director, Conservation Law Foundation Jeffrey Grybowski, CEO, Deepwater Wind Michael Jasny, …

Officials Discuss RFS with Farm Broadcasters

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and EPA administrator Gina McCarthy both talked about the proposal to lower volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) with members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting meeting in Washington DC this week.

New Report on Economic Impact of Renewable Fuels

The Fuels America coalition released an economic impact study by John Dunham & Associates showing that the industry supports more than 850,000 American jobs and drives $184.5 billion of economic output. Fuels America held a telephone press conference introducing the report results featuring comments from Jon Doggett, National Corn Growers Association public policy; Adam Monroe, Novozymes; Larry Ward, POET; and …

Interview with RFA CEO from DC

In this interview, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen discusses the latest from Washington DC, including what he is hearing about the EPA proposal to lower the RFS, the latest anti-RFS ad campaign from Big Oil, rail delays impacting ethanol shipments, getting the tax credits for advanced biofuels reinstated, USDA plans to continue to support ethanol, and enthusiasm …

2014 National Ethanol Conference

The 19th annual National Ethanol Conference, presented by the Renewable Fuels Association, was held February 17-19, 2014 at the J.W. Marriott in Orlando, Florida. With the theme of “Falling Walls, Rising Tides,” the conference had a big focus on the EPA proposal for 2014 volume obligations under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). Presentations addressed the state of the ethanol industry, …

8th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

The 8th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit was a soaring success on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 when more than 600 industry members and interested consumers gathered at the Prairie Meadows Convention Center in Altoona, Iowa. During the morning attendees heard about the efforts of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (Iowa RFA) who hosts the event each year. In addition they …

Fuels America Responds to SOTU

This morning Fuels America held a teleconference to provide reaction to the climate action plan President Obama discussed during his State of the Union address last night. The President’s speech coincided with the final day of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) comment period on a proposal to reverse the implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The EPA plan would …

Lowering RFS Impact on Advanced Biofuels

Cellulosic and advanced biofuels producers are very concerned that the EPA proposal to lower 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) targets will have a chilling effect on investment in the next generation of renewable fuels. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) held a media call today featuring comments from: Bob Dinneen, RFA President and CEO Chris Standlee, Executive Vice President, Institutional Affairs …

Sen. Thune on Farm Bill and RFS

Sen. John Thune (R-SD) answered questions from reporters this week on when a farm bill might be done and what he would like to see in it, as well as his thoughts on the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Audio courtesy of Agri-Pulse.

Report Shows No Gas Price Impact from RINS

A detailed statistical analysis conducted by Informa Economics and released today by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) finds that retail gasoline prices were “unaffected by the erratic surge in prices for Renewable Identification Number (RIN) credits in 2013.” RFA president and CEO Bob Dinneen, Informa Senior VP Scott Richman and analyst Crystal Carpenter, and Geoff Cooper, RFA’s Vice President of …

End of Year Ethanol Interview

It’s out with the old and in with the new year and on that occasion Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen takes a look back at 2013 for the ethanol industry and a look ahead to what 2014 may have in store. In this interview, Dinneen discusses 2013 assaults on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the EPA …