ILUC: Real World Results vs. Economic Theory

A soon-to-be published paper by experts at the Department of Energy (DOE) has determined that indirect land use change (ILUC) resulting from corn ethanol expansion over the past decade has

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Making a Silk Purse

It is no secret that the ethanol industry is frustrated with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) segmented approach to expanding the market for ethanol.  On numerous occasions, the RFA has

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August Ethanol Exports Up 18% from July

U.S. biofuel producers exported 29.6 million gallons of ethanol (both denatured and undenatured, non-beverage alcohol) in August, up 18% from July, according to government data released today. Year-to-date ethanol exports

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As Before, “Food vs Fuel” Arguments Strike Out

In the words of the immortal Yogi Berra (and in tribute to another effortless sweep of the Twins by Berra’s Yankees in the AL Division Series), it’s déjà vu all

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EPA is “Missing an Opportunity” with E15 Market Bifurcation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is missing an opportunity to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil and create new economic opportunity by limiting its decision on E15 (15% ethanol/85%

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Sometime in the coming days, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to announce a partial waiver decision allowing the use of E15 in light duty vehicles with a model

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As Chuck Woodside, General Manager of farmer-owned KAAPA Ethanol in Minden, Nebraska, settles into his new position as RFA Chairman, he addresses issues and challenges that the ethanol is currently

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White House Underscores Ethanol Support at RFA Annual Meeting

For the past 30 years, the RFA has worked hard to foster good relations with every Administration that has come along, regardless of party.  The Obama Administration is no different. The

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In conjunction with the RFA’s Annual Meeting being held September 30th, the RFA is please to announce the Board of Directors and New Officers for FY 2011. Chuck Woodside, General

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Anti-Ethanol Voices Crank Up Before E15 (initial) Announcement

As you have probably seen, the usual cadre of suspects that have opposed the use of E15 and other ethanol blends above 10% are at it again.  In an oddly

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