2019: The Year Ethanol Misinformation Died

If 2019 is anything like 2018, we should expect the unexpected. I won’t pretend to be Nostradamus, making wild predictions about the future, but I guarantee that prognosticators will have

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The RFA Annual In/Out List of 2019

With the benefit of hindsight, 2018 is now widely seen as a transformative year in both politics and ethanol.  So as 2018 comes to a close and we look back

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Big Oil’s E15 Hypocrisy: Hello Pot, Meet Kettle

  This first appeared in the December 2018 edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine and is reprinted here.   While President Donald Trump’s October announcement calling for the year-round availability of

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Demand Destruction from Small Refinery Exemptions is Clear and Continuing

There has been a media blitz lately by the oil industry saying that ethanol demand has been unaffected by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rampant grants of Renewable Fuel Standard

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The Truth About E15 and Smog

On October 9, President Trump announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will soon begin a rulemaking process to allow year-round sales of E15 (gasoline containing 15% ethanol) in conventional

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Custom RFA E85 Motorcycle Hits the Road

Last month, the Renewable Fuels Association custom E85 motorcycle from Paul Jr. Designs made its debut on “American Chopper.” It seems that most companies that commission a custom motorcycle from

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Scott Pruitt’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Ethanol Tour

Scott Pruitt’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Ethanol Tour It all started last weekend when word of his visit started to leak out and the ethanol and agriculture community began

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More Evidence of EPA-Induced Ethanol Demand Destruction

In mid-April, we took an initial look at the impacts on the ethanol market of the secretive small refiner exemptions from 2017 RFS compliance that EPA was said to be

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Memorial Day Weekend Shouldn’t Be Synonymous with High Gasoline Prices

While Memorial Day is more often known as the unofficial start of summer, it should be an important time to honor those who have fought and died while serving our

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Demand Destruction Part 2? Allowing Exports to Count Toward RFS Compliance

It is being reported that Tuesday’s White House meeting on the RFS resulted in agreement on allowing E15 to be sold year-round and abandoning the idea of a price cap

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