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RFA Releases 2024 Ethanol Industry Outlook and Pocket Guide

February 19, 2024

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The Renewable Fuels Association released its 2024 Ethanol Industry Outlook and Pocket Guide today as a kickoff to the 29th annual National Ethanol Conference, taking place this week in San Diego. The annual publications serve as the go-to source of ethanol industry information, facts, and statistics, and follow the NEC theme of “Powered by Partnerships.”


The U.S. ethanol industry had a tremendous year in 2023, with significant wins both in the marketplace and in the public policy arena. As 2024 begins, the future has never been brighter for ethanol, but the key to progress will be strengthening existing alliances, building new partnerships, and fostering creative collaborations—something RFA has been doing for more than 40 years.


“Over the past four decades, the Renewable Fuels Association and the U.S. ethanol industry have achieved numerous policy and regulatory victories, as well as major wins in expanding the world market for low-carbon renewable fuels,” writes RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper in the Outlook. “But none of those triumphs would have been possible without the ethanol industry’s strong alliances and ability to collaborate with a broad and diverse group of stakeholders. Looking forward, our partnerships must continue to adapt and evolve. As you’ll see throughout the pages of this year’s Outlook, we’ll need to continue expanding our coalitions and collaborations if we are to succeed in positioning ethanol as a solution to the world’s most vexing problems.”


Since 2001, the annual Outlook publication has provided policymakers, regulators, consumers, the media, and renewable fuel advocates with key statistics, trends, insight, and analysis on the latest developments in the U.S. ethanol industry, as well as commentary on what to expect in the coming year. The publication is recognized worldwide as the go-to source for ethanol industry facts, while also featuring a detailed fold-out listing of every fuel ethanol plant in the country, along with production capacity.


The Pocket Guide to Ethanol contains much of the same information as the Outlook, but in an abbreviated format and smaller size for ease of use. A related video also debuts at the event this week. Those who want to review past Outlooks and see the tremendous strides the industry has made over the past few decades can find them here.