RFS Impacts: By the Numbers

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Ethanol, RFA

Twelve years since the original Renewable Fuel Standard was passed in 2005 and 10 years after it was expanded in 2007, the numbers tell an objective story of how successful the legislation has been in a new analysis by the Renewable Fuels Association “RFS Impacts: By the Numbers”. RFA Senior Vice President Geoff Cooper says EPA is expected to issue …

Audio, Ethanol, RFA

E15 Goes on Summer Break

Cindy Zimmerman Corn, Ethanol, NCGA, RFA

It’s June 1st, which means the kids are out of school, the pools are open, and E15 pumps in two-thirds of the nation are shutting down. Today marks the official beginning of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “summer ozone control season,” and according to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), is the result of “an arbitrary, decades-old EPA regulation that protects …

Corn, Ethanol, NCGA, RFA

Ethanol and Earth Day

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Environment, Ethanol, Podcasting, RFA

Ethanol has a seat on the ground at one of the largest Earth Day events in the country this weekend – Earth Day Texas, which last year hosted over 130,000 attendees, over 700 exhibitors and more than 250 speakers. Even bigger and better this year, the event includes the National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey where Renewable Fuels Association …

Audio, Environment, Ethanol, Podcasting, RFA

Crappie Fishing and Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Corn, Ethanol, RFA, ZimmCast

We went fishing for this edition of the ZimmCast and caught it on Grenada Lake, Mississippi at the Mississippi State Championship, one stop on the 2017 Crappie Masters All American Tournament Trail. The Renewable Fuels Association is a title sponsor of the tournament, along with Bass Pro Shops, and it has the support of Missouri Corn Growers and American Ethanol …

Audio, Corn, Ethanol, RFA, ZimmCast

Ethanol Powering CrappieMaster Boats

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Group, Biofuels, Ethanol, RFA

This week I have had the opportunity to work with a team of Crappie Masters competitors to learn about their use and thoughts on putting E10 fuel in their boat. In fact, I’ll be talking with several teams at this evening’s tournament registration and meeting. When it comes to using ethanol blended fuel in your boat engine it is important …

Ag Group, Biofuels, Ethanol, RFA

Ag Groups & Ethanol Discuss Common Ground

Jamie Johansen Ag Group, Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Livestock, NCGA, NPPC, Renewable Energy, RFA

At the National Ethanol Conference, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen sat down with representatives from the corn and livestock industries to talk about the current state of the farm economy, the policy impact of historic surpluses, and moving past food versus fuel. Dinneen discussed common ground with National Corn Growers Association CEO Chris Novak and National …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Livestock, NCGA, NPPC, Renewable Energy, RFA

Media Scrum Sighted at #RFANEC

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Ethanol, Media, RFA

I have to admit to never having heard the word “scrum” – meaning an impromptu press conference – until yesterday. According to Wikipedia, the word comes from a rugby term where players from both teams cluster around the ball competing for possession. “Analogously, in a media scrum reporters cluster around a public figure competing for his or her attention.” So …

Audio, Ethanol, Media, RFA

State of the Ethanol Industry from #RFANEC

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, Ethanol, National Ethanol Conference, RFA, Video

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen gave his annual State of the Industry address at the National Ethanol Conference today, addressing more than 1,000 attendees in San Diego. Last year was “a record year for production, a record year for net exports, a record year for domestic demand, and a record year for E15 sales and infrastructure …

Audio, Ethanol, National Ethanol Conference, RFA, Video

“Make #Ethanol Great Again!”

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Ethanol, RFA

The president of the Renewable Fuels Association took a line from the new president of the United States at the 2017 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit Tuesday, encouraging the industry to “make ethanol great again.” “I believe we are on the cusp of making ethanol great again,” said RFA president and CEO Bob Dinneen, who added that support for ethanol has …

Audio, Ethanol, RFA

Fishing Tournament Co-Sponsored by #Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Corn, Ethanol, NCGA, RFA

The 2017 Crappie Masters Tournament Trail gets underway today in Florida with a new addition this year – ethanol as a co-title sponsor with Bass Pro Shops. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White says the purpose of the sponsorship is to help spread the word about ethanol to boaters. “It was an excellent opportunity to …

Audio, Corn, Ethanol, NCGA, RFA