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RFA Chairman Pleased With Conference Turnout

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:51:02 +0000

The 2018 National Ethanol Conference (NEC) saw a great turnout of people supporting the renewable fuels industry. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Chairman Mick Henderson said exports continue to be a priority, as well as creating parity for E15 in domestic markets. Henderson said being a part of a trade organization like RFA is important when it comes to affecting policy. ...


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Biodiesel Wins Antidumping Decision

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:39:03 +0000

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Fair Trade Coalition has won a final antidumping determination from the Commerce Department that biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia are sold into the United States below fair value, and the cash deposit requirements on imports from these countries will be updated. “Today’s decision provides room for the domestic biodiesel industry to flourish and produce ...



Sen. Cruz Rally Disappoints Ethanol Industry

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:30:15 +0000

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) held a rally at Philadelphia Energy Solutions with refinery workers from along the East Coast to continue his attacks on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), much to the disappointment of the ethanol industry. “Senator Cruz’s efforts to secure a so-called ‘win-win’ solution to protect refining jobs are entirely misdirected,” said Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO ...



Why Ethanol Should Care About Electric Vehicles

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:57:02 +0000

It might be surprising to see electric cars on the agenda at the National Ethanol Conference. But that was the subject of a panel discussion at the recent meeting in San Antonio, Texas. The panel included Tammy Klein, Future Fuel Strategies; Eva Rigamonti, Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA)/Steptoe & Johnson; and Leslie Hayward, Securing America’s Future Energy ...


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Corn Growers are Ethanol Strong

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:47:40 +0000

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and a number of state corn grower groups put in an Ethanol Strong showing at the National Ethanol Conference last week. Ten state corn grower organizations sponsored the NEC luncheon which featured political strategists Donna Brazile and Mary Matalin, two fellow New Orleans Catholics who hold different political views but are very close friends. ...


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Syngenta Enogen Footprint Growing

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:07:13 +0000

In the past two months, Syngenta has announced two agreements with major ethanol producers to use Enogen® corn enzyme technology at their plants, continuing to grow the footprint of this biotech corn output trait designed specifically to enhance ethanol production. In December, Green Plains Inc. of Nebraska partnered with Syngenta to expand its use of Enogen® corn across its 1.5 ...


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Minnesota Ethanol Industry Remains Strong

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:05:50 +0000

A new study by ABF Economics shows the Minnesota ethanol industry contributed $2.17 billion to the state’s gross domestic product in 2017. The industry produced 1.2 billion gallons of ethanol, 3.9 million tons of dried distiller’s grains with solubles and 256 million pounds of corn oil, which in turn generated $7.13 billion in gross sales for the state’s businesses, while ...



Nebraska Ethanol Board to Host Emerging Issues Forum

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:00:28 +0000

Registration is now open for the Nebraska Ethanol Board’s Emerging Issues Forum, scheduled for April 12-13 in Omaha. Agenda topics on the program include: Biofuel Policy Panel Discussion: Trump Administration Impacts on Ethanol Production and Marketing Carbon Counting and Accessing LCFS Markets: Agronomic Input Modeling and Accounting Fractionation and Separation Technology Options Bio-Based Products and Projects Trade Policy and the ...



NEC Hosts International Ethanol Buyers for Third Year

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:14:12 +0000

More than 150 business-to-business meetings between domestic ethanol producers and international buyers from five countries were held at the Renewable Fuels Association’s National Ethanol Conference in San Antonio last week. It was the third year for the conference to host the event through the Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program (IBP), a joint government-industry effort to promote U.S. export sales. ...


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ACE Elects New Executive Committee

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:56:49 +0000

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Board of Directors recently elected officers and Executive Committee members for 2018. After five years serving as president of the organizatoin, Ron Alverson with Dakota Ethanol in Wentworth, South Dakota, will now serve as Treasurer of the organization this year. Duane Kristensen, representing Chief Ethanol Fuels in Nebraska accepted the nomination of President of ...