WASHINGTON The Renewable Fuels Foundation, the education and research arm of the Renewable Fuels Association, is hosting the third of five webinars on Thursday focused on ethanols unique octane properties, its importance as a blend component in todays gasoline supply, and its potential role as the low-carbon octane source of choice in future fuels. The Aug. 18 webinar will focus on the blending properties of ethanol, the RVP waiver for E10 blends and how refiners are capturing ethanols blending value, among other issues. The webinar, which is being conducted by MathPro, Inc., a firm specializing in technical and economic analysis of the petroleum refining sector, will be held from 11 a.m. noon CT and is free for RFA members. The fee for non-members is $250 per session. To reserve your spot, please contact Missy Ruff at [email protected] or 202-446-1944. Karen Anderson-Schank of RFA member company CHS has said these webinars present an excellent opportunity to learn more about the tremendous octane benefits provided by ethanol.After participating in the first webinar, I would strongly recommend this series to colleagues in the industry. There are two more webinars in the series, on Sept. 8 and Sept. 29, focusing on future fuel economy standards and the economics of high octane fuels. More information on all five webinars is available here.