E15 Goes on Summer Break

Cindy Zimmerman

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

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, Podcasts, RFA

Crappie Fishing and Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

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

Ag Groups & Ethanol Discuss Common Ground

Jamie Johansen

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

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

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

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

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

2016 was a “Terrific Year” for #Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

Audio, Biofuels, Ethanol, RFA