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ACE Makes Case for Higher Ethanol Blends to Retailers

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:02:17 +0000

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is talking to fuel retailers about higher ethanol blends at the 2017 National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) show this week in Chicago, with Bob O’Connor, Owner of Jetz Convenience Centers, on hand to help answer questions from a retailer point of view. Last November, Jetz became the first retailer to offer E15 to ...



Iowa Biofuels Interests Get White House Attention

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:32:05 +0000

President Donald Trump called Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds Wednesday to assure her that he continues to support the renewable fuels industry. “He reached out to me,” said Gov. Reynolds during a press conference in Iowa. “He made it clear that he stood with the Renewable Fuel Standard.” Gov. Reynolds also got a call from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, who met ...



RFA Receives Grant for Ethanol Safety Training

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:23:47 +0000

The Renewable Fuels Association has received a $50,000 federal grant to help continue the its ethanol safety training program efforts. The Assistance for Local Emergency Response Training (ALERT) grant, from the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, was awarded to the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC). RFA is among several partners in the grant. The grant, ...



Report Finds Opportunities for Ethanol and DDG Exports

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:03:17 +0000

A new report from USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) says an increase in global ethanol mandates is creating additional export opportunities for the U.S. ethanol industry, but it depends on the ability to increase production and keep those markets open. According to Global Ethanol Mandates: Opportunities for U.S. Exports of Ethanol and DDGS, 26 countries have implemented blending mandates since ...



Iowa Fighting to Protect RFS

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:01:42 +0000

Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) met with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt Tuesday to express her concerns over the agency’s recent action to potentially lower biodiesel volumes in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2018 and 2019. After the meeting, Sen. Ernst said that while Pruitt has “insisted that the recent actions taken by the EPA are simply to ...



Pink at the Pump Campaign Grows

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:28:37 +0000

Missouri is now part of the Pink at the Pump™ campaign against breast cancer as Hometown Fuel across the Iowa border in Mercer joined the cause last week. The annual campaign is now active in six states – Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Texas, and Virginia. Pink at the Pump™ is a partnership between Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA), Iowa Corn ...



Senators and Governors Urge Support for RFS

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:03:14 +0000

On Monday, four governors wrote to President Trump, and 34 senators sent a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, both expressing concerns about proposed changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Governors Kim Reynolds of Iowa, Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota, Eric Greitens of Missouri and Sam Brownback of Kansas urged the president to keep his promises to rural America ...



ACE Hosts Latin America Trade Team

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:14:18 +0000

A trade team from Latin America is on an ethanol tour this week sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), which included a visit to the Sioux Falls, South Dakota office of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Monday morning. The schedule for the group included several other stops in South Dakota, visiting an ethanol plant, a livestock farm to ...



Study of RINs and Retail Gas Prices Finds No Relationship

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:13:12 +0000

A new study by Informa Agribusiness Consulting finds that prices of the Renewable Identification Number (RINs) credits used for RFS compliance have not caused changes in retail gasoline prices The analysis, commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), looked at trends in the prices for conventional biofuel RINs and retail gasoline from 2013 to the summer of 2017. “Based on ...



Celebrating National Farmers Day

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 19:07:22 +0000

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is among organizations celebrating Oct. 12 as National Farmers Day. RFA honors farmers for providing food, fuel and fiber for the nation and the world. According to new monthly U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates issued today, America’s farmers are forecast to produce 14.28 billion bushels of corn for the 2017/2018 marketing year, up 96 million ...