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. Actually, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen says it was a “terrific” year – with record production, record demand and record exports of distillers feed.
Dinneen says the highlight of the year came just before Thanksgiving when the EPA “finally put the Renewable Fuel Standard back on track” by increasing 2017 volume levels for corn ethanol to 15 billion gallons. “So there’s momentum – we’re all feeling pretty good as we head into 2017,” said Dinneen.
Learn more about why 2016 was such as good year for ethanol in this interview: Ethanol Report on 2016 in Review