Biofuels Stakeholders React to Final RFS Rule

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Most biofuels stakeholder organizations expressed disappointment in the final rule for required renewable fuel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for 2019, and biomass-based diesel for 2020, released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday. The rule maintains the 2019 conventional biofuels (corn ethanol) level at 15 billion gallons, while biomass-based diesel, advanced, and cellulosic categories all …

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National Biodiesel Celebrates Ten Green Years

Cindy Zimmerman

On Monday, September 10th, the National Biodiesel Board celebrated 10 green years in their Jefferson City office biulding. “The National Biodiesel Board was started here in Jefferson City 25 years ago,” said Chief Executive Officer Donnell Rehagen. “This building has served NBB for the last ten years, allowing us to grow our industry across the nation.” In 2008, NBB moved …

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Secretary Perdue Comments on Current Issues

Cindy Zimmerman

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited the Farm Progress Show this week, making an appearance for everyone at the show to enjoy with Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson in the VIP tent, followed by a press gaggle where trade was the number one topic, along with WOTUS and the Renewable Fuel Standard. Asked about Canada and its dairy policy – …

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Zimfo Bytes 8/10

Carrie Muehling

Eleven cotton producers from the Southeast will observe cotton and other agricultural operations in California’s San Joaquin Valley the week of August 13 as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2018 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program. Sponsored by Crop Science, a division of Bayer, through a grant to The Cotton Foundation, the P.I.E. is now in its 30th year and …

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RFA on the Wolfman Jack Stage at #SturgisRally

Chuck Zimmerman

From Tuesday through Thursday this week the Renewable Fuels Association team gets on the Wolfman Jack Stage at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip to promote Free Fuel Happy Hours. Here you can see RFA’s Robert White letting the huge crowd know that the beach balls the team is tossing off stage need to be checked because some of them have $50 …

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Legends Ride Press Conference During #SturgisRally

Chuck Zimmerman

Participating in a pre-Legends Ride press conference in Deadwood, SD were (l-r) Tom Berenger, Sarah Palin and Rusty Wallace. I got to ask them to make a comment about a ten percent blend (E10) of ethanol into gasoline and what it means for our country. Rusty is very familiar with the renewable fuel from his NASCAR experiences which include designing …

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2018 Legends Ride Took off From Deadwood, SD

Chuck Zimmerman

Driving the Renewable Fuels Association motorcycle in this year’s Legends Ride is RFA’s Robert White. I have a short video clip of the beginning of the parade of bikers who took part in the event. The event is sponsoring the Special Olympics South Dakota – Rapid City Flame and Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame. RFA is a sponsor …

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2018 #SturgisRally Features the RFA Motorcycle

Chuck Zimmerman

On opening weekend for the 2018 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Robert White, Renewable Fuels Association, got on stage to welcome other sponsors and talk about the big Monday event in Deadwood, SD – The Legends Ride. I’m here to help with this annual educational promotion and will be sharing interviews and photos as I find them. Pictured is the first RFA …

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Ethanol Promotion at #SturgisBuffaloChip

Chuck Zimmerman

The presence of ethanol and the Renewable Fuels Association will be bigger than ever this year during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and especially at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. I talked with RFA’s Robert White about this year’s event and what activities we’ll be taking part in. Yes, I’ll be there once again. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is where most …

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EPA Approves Sorghum Oil as Biofuels Pathway

Cindy Zimmerman

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler yesterday announced the approval of sorghum oil as an eligible feedstock under the Renewable Fuel Standard during a signing event at EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C., with sorghum farmers and other stakeholders. In December 2017, the EPA released a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) concerning renewable fuels produced from sorghum oil under the RFS …

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