2017 #RFANEC National Ethanol Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Welcome to the virtual newsroom for the National Ethanol Conference (NEC) sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association. “Building Partnerships, Growing Markets” is the theme for the 22nd annual event held February 20-22 in San Diego, California. The NEC provides an exclusive opportunity to engage key decision makers and industry executives, while networking and learning about the latest technologies and government …

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#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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RFA CEO at Iowa RFA Summit

Lizzy Schultz

The president of the Renewable Fuels Association took a line from the new president of the United States at the 2017 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit Tuesday, encouraging the industry to “make ethanol great again.” Ever the optimist, Dinneen is enthusiastic about the future of ethanol with the new presidential administration. “You have a president who supports the RFS,” he said. …

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Crappie Masters Helping Educate Boaters about Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2017 Crappie Masters Tournament Trail gets underway today in Florida with ethanol joining Bass Pro Shops as a new co-title sponsor. The first of 19 tournaments is being held Jan. 27–28 at St. Johns River. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White says the purpose of the sponsorship is an effort to educate boaters, conservation …

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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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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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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