Ethanol Celebrates Six Years of RFS

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) held a press conference call today to celebrate the sixth anniversary of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), which greatly expanded Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to become the RFS2. RFA president and CEO Bob Dinneen and Vice President of Research and Analysis Geoff Cooper outline a report comparing today to six years …

Advanced Biofuels Industry Previews EPA Testimony

The Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) hosted a call today to preview their testimony that will be delivered during EPA’s public hearing on December 5, 2013 about its proposed 2014 renewable fuel volumes as part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The EPA is also accepting comments on its proposal to in part, slash advanced biofuel requirement along with slashing all …

IRFA’s Shaw: Obama Admin Needs Soul Searching

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) is urging the Obama Administration to conduct a thorough soul-searching after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its proposal to “radically” reduce Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) levels for 2014. “Today’s RFS announcement represents the biggest policy reversal of the entire Obama Administration,” said IRFA Executive Director Monte Shaw during a press teleconference. “The …

Ethanol Industry Responds to AP Article

The ethanol industry is responding to an Associated Press “investigative report” to be released Tuesday on the renewable fuel’s environmental impact. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and CEO Bob Dinneen was interviewed for the story and comments in this report. Fuels America held a conference call with Geoff Cooper, RFA Vice President of research and analysis, and Leroy Perkins, an Iowa …

RFA CEO on AAA, EPA, RFS, and RVO

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and CEO Bob Dinneen fears “the Obama Administration is about to make a huge mistake” in lowering the volume requirements (RVO) for ethanol under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Dinneen also talks about the RFA’s response to AAA comments about the safety of E15 and how a recent NREL study proves it is safe in this …

How Shutdown is Impacting Ethanol Industry

The nation’s capitol is “so quiet you can hear a pin drop” but the American Petroleum Institute (API) is still working to beat the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), and the government shutdown means E15 retailers are unable to get approval. This edition of “The Ethanol Report” features an interview with Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen on various …

Poll: 8 in 10 Want E15 At Pump

Fuels America released a poll today that gauged consumer opinions of E15, a 15% ethanol, 85% gasoline fuel blend currently sold in nine states in the U.S. The poll comes on the heels of E15’s re-entrance into the American fuel market earlier this week. E15 was approved for use in vehicles 2001 or later nearly 14 months ago and today …

RFA Comments on Corn Crop and E15

Renewable Fuels Association Vice President of Research and Development Geoff Cooper on several timely topics, including corn and ethanol production this year, cellulosic ethanol, the importance of the RFS, and sales of E15 ramping up again as summer volatility requirements end. Cooper talks about how despite a slow maturing crop and adverse weather conditions, USDA is still calling for a …

Ag Secretary Speaks to Growth Energy

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack addressed the Growth Energy Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. Tuesday morning, focusing on passage of a new five-year “food, farm and jobs bill” and maintaining the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Listen to or download Sec. Vilsack’s remarks here:

New Fuels America Ad Campaign

Fuels America coalition members today announced the launch of a new ad campaign with the theme of choice when it comes to our energy future. The campaign is targeted to policy makers in Washington DC and focused on supporting the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) which is under continued attack by the oil and food industries. Listen to or download Fuels …

John Deere Flex Fuel Commercial Mower

John Deere has introduced a brand new riding mower that can run on up to 85% percent ethanol blended fuel. The mower is a new Flex Fuel model of John Deere’s popular line of ZTrak mowers. The new, industry exclusive, Z925M Flex Fuel gives landscape contractors and customers with large acreage to mow a new alternative fuel option for their …

RFA Comments on Proposed Tier 3 Rule

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week regarding the proposed rule on Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards. Kelly Davis, RFA Director of Regulatory Affairs, explains the more technical details of RFA’s comments on the proposed rule in this interview: