Sen. Grassley Honored for Lifetime Achievement in Bioenergy

Cindy Zimmerman

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) was honored at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference (ABLC) in Washington DC this week with the Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement in Bioenergy. Accepting the award, Grassley said he was honored, but noted that his “work’s not done yet.” The Iowa senator, who has been a champion of renewable energy for decades, gave a fiery address …

AgWired Energy, biobased, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Energy, Ethanol

Censky Addresses Ethanol Group

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky addressed members of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) meeting in Washington DC this week, just a day after the agency released a new study showing the significant greenhouse gas benefits of corn-based ethanol compared to gasoline. Censky talked about that study, as well as many other topics of interest to the farmers and ethanol …

ACE, Audio, Ethanol, USDA

Biofuels Advocates Testify at EPA Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency held a hearing Friday on proposed regulatory changes related to retail sales of 15% ethanol blended fuel (E15) and the renewable identification number (RIN) compliance system Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. Biofuels advocates, organization representatives and company officials testified at the hearing about the proposal and other related topics. Below are links to audio files from …

ACE, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NCGA, RFA

Ethanol Report on Fueling Knowledge

Cindy Zimmerman

Spring is here at last and after a rough winter in most of the country there are lots of people ready to hit the road and enjoy some warmer weather activities, like motorcycle riding and fishing, for example. In this episode of the Ethanol Report, Renewable Fuels Association Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White talks about some of the …

Audio, Ethanol, Podcasts, RFA

New Waivers Hurt Corn and Ethanol Producers

Cindy Zimmerman

Much to the dismay of farmers and ethanol producers, the Environmental Protection Agency has approved five more 2017 Small Refinery Exemptions to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and is considering two more petitions for 2018 exemptions, bringing the total to 39. “It’s extremely disappointing and outrageous to see EPA once again allow oil refiners to undermine the RFS and hurt …

Audio, Corn, Ethanol, RFA

EPA Proposes E15 Waiver and RIN Market Rule

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released proposed regulatory changes Tuesday that would allow gasoline blended with up to 15 percent ethanol (E15) to receive a Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver for the summer months, the same as E10. In the same rule, EPA is also proposing changes to the renewable identification number (RIN) compliance system under the Renewable Fuel Standard …

ACE, Audio, Corn, Ethanol, RFA

Ethanol Report with #RFANEC Highlights

Cindy Zimmerman

Orlando was the site of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) 24th annual National Ethanol Conference February 11-13, 2019. As always, the event was loaded with headline speakers and information on the latest industry issues. In this edition of the Ethanol Report, we have some of the highlights from #RFANEC, including comments from RFA president and CEO Geoff Cooper, former Sen. …

Ethanol, National Ethanol Conference, Podcasts, RFA

USDA Deputy Secretary Stresses Ethanol Support

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky visited the 2019 National Ethanol Conference in Orlando this week to stress the administration’s strong support of ethanol. “You have very strong advocates in Sec. Perdue, myself and all of us at USDA who are working on your behalf as well as President Trump, who has also been a strong supporter – as you all …

Audio, Ethanol, National Ethanol Conference, RFA, USDA

Former Sen. Tom Daschle Visits #RFANEC

Cindy Zimmerman

Tom Daschle of South Dakota been an advocate for ethanol and other biofuels for over three decades, as both a U.S. representative and senator in the 1980s and 1990s, and continuing since then as an advisor, consultant and author on issues such as climate change, food security and renewable energy policy. As Founder and CEO of The Daschle Group, Daschle …

Audio, Ethanol, National Ethanol Conference, RFA

2018 was Tough Year With Big Wins for Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper told nearly 1,000 National Ethanol Conference attendees today that while the U.S. ethanol industry had a “tough year” in 2018, it “continued to deliver huge wins for consumers,” including lower gas prices, cleaner air, a more secure energy supply, and increased job creation. As part of his State of the Ethanol …

Audio, Ethanol, RFA, Video