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New York Approves E15, Giving Drivers a Lower-Carbon, Lower-Cost Fuel Choice

The Renewable Fuels Association today praised the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets for its decision to allow E15 sales in the state as a win for the state’s

William “Bill” Kristol to Provide Political Insight at National Ethanol Conference

Political analyst and commentator Bill Kristol will provide his unique and entertaining brand of political insight and prognostication during a special luncheon at the 2020 National Ethanol Conference, the Renewable

RFA Thanks Senators for Standing Up for Renewable Fuel Standard

The Renewable Fuels Association today thanked a group of Senators representing Midwest states for their comments to the Environmental Protection Agency supporting the Renewable Fuel Standard. The Senators—Deb Fischer (R-Neb.),

High-Power Flex Fuel Jeep Wrangler Shows Off Ethanol in Vegas

This week at the massive SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the Renewable Fuels Association and Kenny Hauk of Hauk Designs unveiled a one-of-a-kind project that highlights the many benefits of

Rural Leaders Ask President Trump to Uphold Biofuel Promise

A broad coalition of biofuel and farm advocates today sent a letter to the White House calling on President Trump to fix a flawed proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency,

RFA to EPA: RFS Proposal Fails on Several Levels

Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper Wednesday morning told the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that its weak proposal to counter the damaging effects of small refinery exemptions from

RFA: Refinery Waivers Undermine Renewable Fuels, Rural Economy and Government Transparency

The massive increase in small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard has eroded demand for ethanol and forced numerous plants to idle or shut down, according to testimony

RFA Receives Grants for Ethanol Safety Education

The Renewable Fuels Association has recently been awarded grants to support its safety education program through on-site seminars and Internet webinars. Both grants were received via the association’s work with

Joint Statement from RFA, U.S. Grains Council and Growth Energy on Brazil’s Ethanol Tariff Rate Quota

The Renewable Fuels Association, U.S. Grains Council and Growth Energy expressed their disappointment with the news that the Brazilian government amended the recent August 31st rule that raised the quota

Coalition Challenges EPA on 2018 Refinery Waivers

A coalition of renewable fuel and agricultural trade organizations filed a petition Tuesday afternoon with the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, challenging the process by which

New Court Documents Detail Rampant EPA Abuse of Small Refinery Exemption Program

Newly available court documents assert that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency inappropriately granted Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) compliance exemptions to certain small refineries that did not even qualify for the

Scholarships Help Bring Students to National Ethanol Conference

The Renewable Fuels Association is partnering with the Renewable Fuels Foundation to offer scholarships to students who are interested in attending the 25th annual National Ethanol Conference, scheduled for Feb.

RFA Statement on EPA Supplemental  Proposal for 2020 RVO

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued a supplemental proposal regarding the 2020 Renewable Volume Obligation, seeking to ensure that the conventional renewable fuel standard is not eroded by small

Ringneck Energy Joins RFA as Newest Producer Member

Ringneck Energy of Onida, S.D. has joined the Renewable Fuels Association as its newest producer member, the association announced, with CEO Walt Wendland being elected to the RFA Board of

Registration Opens for RFA’s 25th Annual National Ethanol Conference

Registration is now open for the Renewable Fuels Association’s 25th annual National Ethanol Conference (NEC), to be held Feb. 10-12, 2020, in Houston. This year, with the theme “Focus Forward,” attendees will have the

RFA: President’s Renewable Fuels Plan a Crucial Step Forward

The Trump Administration announced today that it is taking action to begin reversing the damage done to rural America by refinery exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Today’s plan

Survey Finds Strong Opposition to EPA Oil Refinery Waivers, Strong Support for RFS

Registered voters oppose the Trump administration’s actions to exempt oil refineries from renewable fuel blending obligations by a margin of nearly two to one, according to new polling data released

What Happens When an Ethanol Plant Shuts Down?

The idling of an ethanol plant—even if temporary—sends damaging shockwaves throughout the entire community in which the facility operates, including the immediate loss of a local market for corn and

Ethanol Again Fuels Winners of Crappie Masters National Tournament

For the fifth consecutive year, the winning team of the Crappie Masters National Championship powered their boat with clean, renewable ethanol. The 2019 season concluded last week with Robert Carlile

Ag Deputy Secretary Censky To Keynote Global Ethanol Summit In Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed late Wednesday that Deputy Secretary Steve Censky will speak at the Global Ethanol Summit (GES) in Washington, D.C., scheduled for Oct. 14-15. The Summit,

RFA Corrects EPA Misstatements About Ethanol Demand and SREs in House Testimony

In a letter sent today to the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Renewable Fuels Association noted several misstatements in testimony offered recently to the House Committee on

RFA Thanks Lawmakers for Letter to EPA on Restoration of Waived RFS Volumes

September 23, 2019 – The Renewable Fuels Association today thanked a bipartisan group of 25 members of the U.S. House of Representatives for asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to

New Study Stresses Ethanol’s Benefits for Energy Security

A new study shows that the Renewable Fuel Standard not only saves drivers money at the gas pump every day, but also enhances energy security by greatly reducing or even

In Wake of Saudi Attacks, Ethanol Can Help Provide Real Energy Security

September 16, 2019 – Drone attacks Saturday in Saudi Arabia destroyed oil fields and caused a record spike in oil prices overnight, again calling into question claims that increased U.S.

All Drivers are Winners in Third Annual ‘Ethanol Days of Summer’ Contest

Last week’s Labor Day holiday signaled the unofficial end of summer and the official end of the Renewable Fuels Association’s third annual “Ethanol Days of Summer” contest. During the three-month

RFA Welcomes The Greenbrier Companies

The Renewable Fuels Association is pleased to announce that The Greenbrier Companies has joined the organization. The Greenbrier Companies, headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon, is a leading international supplier of

RFA, USGC and Growth Energy Comment on New Brazil Tariff Rate Quota

Brazil announced it has raised the quota on U.S. ethanol imports under the tariff rate quote (TRQ) up from 600 million liters per year to nearly 750 million liters per

EPA’s Final 2020 Volume Obligations Must Restore Lost Gallons

August 30, 2019—In formal comments submitted today in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed 2020 renewable volume obligations, the Renewable Fuels Association called on the EPA to follow

Internal White House Documents: EPA Ignored Trump Administration Recommendations to Redistribute Small Refinery Waived Volumes

August 26, 2019 – Documents obtained by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) show that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ignored strong recommendations from within the Trump Administration to redistribute Renewable

Ethanol Demand Destruction Clear to See as Consumption Wanes, Prices Fall and Plants Close

August 22, 2019 – In a letter sent Thursday morning to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler, the Renewable Fuels Association challenged the federal agency on its claim there

RFA Statement on EPA and Demand Destruction from Refinery Exemptions

August 20, 2019 – Today, an EPA spokesperson said there was “zero evidence” of demand destruction for ethanol due to the numerous refinery exemptions allowed by the Environmental Protection Agency.

RFA to Australia: Choose Ethanol, Not Petroleum Reserve

August 15, 2019 – In a letter sent today, the Renewable Fuels Association encouraged Australia’s energy minister to strongly consider U.S. ethanol imports as a cleaner, more affordable alternative to

RFA Safety Webinar Seeks to Train Trainers

August 14, 2019 – The Renewable Fuels Association, in partnership with TRANSCAER®, is hosting a free ethanol safety “Train the Trainer” webinar on Tuesday, August 20, for ethanol emergency response

More Refiner Bailouts: A Broken Promise that Will Haunt Rural America

August 9, 2019 – Calling it a significant broken promise on the part of President Trump that will hurt rural America at the worst possible time, the Renewable Fuels Association

E15 Sales Up Following Removal of Summertime Barrier, But RFS Refiner Exemptions Suppress Expansion

August 8, 2019 – Data released Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Commerce prove that the marketplace is already responding to President Trump’s elimination of a decades-old regulatory barrier severely

Coalition Seeks Court Action Forcing EPA to Account for Lost Biofuel Volumes

July 31, 2019 – An agriculture and biofuels coalition has petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to lift a stay it placed on a

RFA Urges EPA To Address RFS Small Refiner Waivers and Court Remand

July 31, 2019 – In oral testimony presented at a public hearing today in Ypsilanti, Mich., the Renewable Fuels Association urged the Environmental Protection Agency to ensure that its 2020

Ethanol Returns to Sturgis

RFA Continues Collaboration at World-Famous Motorcycle Rally July 30, 2019 — The Renewable Fuels Association is once again partnering with the Buffalo Chip Campground to host the 79th annual Sturgis

RFA Extends Ethanol Invite as EPA Head Visits Oil Refinery

July 29, 2019 — The Renewable Fuels Association has invited U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler to visit an ethanol plant as a follow-up to his tour of a

Déjà Vu All Over Again: Feinstein, Toomey Seek to Prop Up Big Oil

July 26, 2019 — Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) have once again introduced legislation to gut the Renewable Fuel Standard, this year called the Restore Environmental Sustainability

RFA, Hauk Designs to Showcase Ethanol Benefits with E85 Flex-Fuel Off-Road Project

JULY 25 – The Renewable Fuels Association and the legendary Kenny Hauk of Hauk Designs are collaborating on a project that highlights the many benefits of using ethanol fuel blends

DOE Response to Sen. Grassley Shows EPA Ignored Recommendations on Small Refiner Exemptions

JULY 24, 2019 – A recent letter from Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) confirms that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ignored DOE recommendations regarding

New University and Government Reports Set the Record Straight on Ethanol’s GHG Benefits

Two new academic studies released this week provide further evidence that grain-based ethanol is significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and call into question the reliability of recent “land use change”

Are EPA’s Proposed RFS ‘Obligations’ Actually Just Suggestions?

2020 RFS Proposal Turns Blind Eye to Refinery Exemptions and Court-Ordered Remand By neglecting to prospectively reallocate small refinery exemptions and blatantly ignoring a court order to restore improperly waived

Sensor Application Company MoistTech Joins RFA

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is pleased to announce that Florida-based MoistTech has recently joined the organization as an Associate Member. The company offers technical equipment that uses near-infrared technology

Registration Open For First-Ever Global Ethanol Summit

With the goal of engaging a broad array of global ethanol leaders about the benefits of expanding global ethanol use, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Growth Energy and the Renewable

RFA Welcomes New Member Mole·Master

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is pleased to announce that Mole·Master Services Corp. has recently joined the organization. Based in Marietta, Ohio, Mole·Master Services Corp. is a worldwide leader in

RFA Applauds Senate Bill Focusing on Small Refiner Exemptions from RFS

WASHINGTON – Today, Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) introduced the RFS Integrity Act of 2019.  The bill sets a June 1 deadline for small refiners to submit

RFA’s Missy Ruff Receives National Safety Award

Missy Ruff, Technical Services Manager for the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), this week received the 2018 TRANSCAER Chairman’s Award, given to a TRANSCAER team member who has contributed above and

RFA Slams Big Oil Challenge to Trump E15 Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) will file a motion later today to intervene in support of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to the American Fuels

Welcome to Iowa, Mr. President—And Thank You for Year-Round E15!

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is excited to help welcome President Donald Trump to Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC (SIRE) on Tuesday in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to celebrate the elimination

RFA: Your Source for E15 Information That Matters

For nearly four decades, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has been the trusted ethanol industry leader both on Capitol Hill and on Main Street U.S.A., supporting those who produce and

Free Webinar Helps Fuel Marketers, Others Understand E15

ST. LOUIS—Now that the EPA has approved E15 for year-round use in conventional gasoline markets, the Renewable Fuels Association will host a webinar to help retailers and others in the

RFA Applauds Final Rule Allowing Year-Round E15

ST LOUIS – The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today welcomed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule allowing retailers to sell gasoline containing 15% ethanol (E15) year-round. Today’s action

RFA Congratulates Husker Ag LLC on Hitting One-Billion Gallon Milestone

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today congratulated member company Husker Ag LLC, as it recently produced its one-billionth gallon of ethanol.  The Plainview, Nebraska facility began production in 2003 and

RFA Welcomes Ken Colombini as Communications Director

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) welcomes Ken Colombini to its staff this week as its new Communications Director, where he will be responsible for the development and implementation of a broad

RFA Holding Third Annual ‘Ethanol Days of Summer’ Contest

SAINT LOUIS — Did you know you can win free fuel just by reporting what prices you are paying at the pump? For the third year in a row, the Renewable

RFA Statement on Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act of 2019

Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-MN) and Representative Dusty Johnson (R-SD) introduced the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act of 2019. The bill would require refineries seeking an exemption

RFA, Growth Energy, USGC Welcome European Commission Decision To Remove Anti-Dumping Duties On Ethanol Imports From The United States

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representatives of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth Energy, and the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) welcomed yesterday’s decision by the European Commission to not renew anti-dumping duties

New Study: Renewable Fuel Standard Saves Consumers 22 Cents on Every Gallon of Gas

ST. LOUIS—The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has lowered gas prices by an average of 22 cents per gallon in recent years and saved the typical American household $250 annually, according

RFA Statement on EPA Proposal for Year-Round E15, RINs Reform

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper offered the following statement on EPA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to allow year-round sales of E15 in conventional gasoline markets and

New EIA Data Confirm Ethanol Demand Destruction in 2018

  Total Ethanol Consumption and Average Blend Rate Both Saw Year-Over-Year Declines Data released today by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reveal the extensive damage to 2018 ethanol demand that

RFA Report: Distillers Grains Exports Reach Second-Highest on Record in 2018

U.S. exports of distillers grains (DG)—a high-protein co-product of dry mill ethanol production used in feed for livestock and poultry—were the second-highest on record in 2018, totaling 11.88 million metric

New RFA Report Summarizes 2018 Ethanol Export Statistics

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today released a 10-page report summarizing 2018 ethanol export and import data and highlighting key facts and trends related to global ethanol trade. Through a

Government Data Shows Record-High U.S. Ethanol Exports of 1.70 Billion Gallons in 2018

New government data released today show that U.S. ethanol exports achieved a new record in 2018, as an astonishing 1.70 billion gallons of ethanol were shipped to more than 80

RFA, TRANSCAER® to Host Ethanol Safety Webinar This Month

The Renewable Fuels Association, in partnership with TRANSCAER®, is hosting an ethanol safety webinar on March 19 for ethanol emergency response teams. The webinar is scheduled from 12pm – 2pm

RFA Statement on Senate Confirmation of EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler

Today, the U.S. Senate approved the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to be the 14th Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper had

RFA Statement on Status of Year-Round E15 Rule

In remarks to the House Agriculture Committee today, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue said the final rule allowing year-round E15 may not be done in time for the start of the

RFA, TRANSCAER® to Host Ethanol Safety Seminars in West Virginia

The Renewable Fuels Association, in partnership with TRANSCAER®, will host ethanol safety seminars in West Virginia next month. All of the seminars are free to attend, but registration is limited.

RFA Welcomes New Member DSM

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is pleased to announce that DSM has recently joined the organization. DSM’s Bio-based Products and Services unit is headquartered in Elgin, Ill., with global research

RFA Pleased GROWMARK Energy Expanding Pre-Blended E15 at More Terminals

The Renewable Fuels Association is pleased to announce that GROWMARK Energy has started offering pre-blended E15 at 17 additional terminals. GROWMARK announced in November that its company-owned terminals in Amboy,

RFA Releases Three Videos Aimed at Educating Consumers

The Renewable Fuels Association is pleased to announce the release of three new educational videos that will help the public learn more about the advantages of using more renewable fuels

RFA, Growth Energy, USGC Submit Joint Comments on Canadian Clean Fuel Standard

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth Energy, and the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) jointly submitted comments to Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) supporting their goal of reducing the carbon

RFA Presents Industry Award to East Kansas Agri-Energy

ORLANDO – The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is pleased to announce its 2019 Industry Award is being awarded to East Kansas Agri-Energy (EKAE), an ethanol and renewable diesel biorefinery in

Ethanol Industry Makes ‘A Significant Contribution’ to U.S. Economy, RFA Analysis Finds

ORLANDO – The U.S. ethanol industry faced a number of regulatory and marketplace challenges in 2018, but continued to make a remarkable contribution to the nation’s economy, according to a

RFA’s Cooper: Ethanol Industry ‘Delivering Huge Wins’ Despite ‘Tough Year’ in 2018

ORLANDO – Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper told nearly 1,000 National Ethanol Conference attendees today that while the U.S. ethanol industry had a “tough year” in

RFA Releases 2019 Ethanol Industry Outlook, Pocket Guide

ORLANDO – Today at the 24th annual National Ethanol Conference, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) released its 2019 Ethanol Industry Outlook and Pocket Guide, known around the world as the

USDA Deputy Secretary to Address RFA’s National Ethanol Conference

The Renewable Fuels Association is pleased to announce U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky will serve as a keynote speaker on the final day of the 24th annual

New Study: RFS2 Has Reduced GHG Emissions by 600 Million Metric Tons, Beating EPA Expectations

A new study released today finds that the expanded Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) has been a tremendous success in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, with nearly 600 million metric tons

RFA & NCGA Co-Title Sponsorship of 2019 Crappie Masters Tournament Trail Begins This Week

The 2019 season of the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail begins later this week, with the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) signed on as co-title

RFA Announces Two Scholarship Winners to Attend National Ethanol Conference

The Renewable Fuels Association and the Renewable Fuels Foundation are proud to announce Krista Russell and Devin Brand have been awarded student scholarships that will send them to RFA’s 24th

RFA Asks EPA to Separate Year-Round E15 Provisions from RIN Reform Measures in Upcoming Proposal

With the government shutdown threatening to further delay approval of year-round sales of E15 (gasoline containing 15% ethanol), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

RFA Statement on Senate Hearing to Consider Nomination of Andrew Wheeler to Head EPA

Today, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to be the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Renewable Fuels

RFA Launches E15 Awareness Campaign

Digital Ads Highlight Benefits of E15, Urge EPA to Meet June 1 Deadline to Remove Regulatory Barriers With less than five months before the start of the summer driving season,

RFA, TRANSCAER to Host Ethanol Safety Seminars in Vermont and Mississippi

The Renewable Fuels Association, in partnership with TRANSCAER®, will host ethanol safety seminars in Vermont and Mississippi this month. All of the seminars are free to attend, but registration is

RFA, TRANSCAER to Host Four Ethanol Safety Webinars Next Year

The Renewable Fuels Association, in partnership with TRANSCAER®, will host four ethanol safety webinars in 2019, beginning next month. The first webinar will be held on Jan. 15, followed by

On Eleventh Anniversary, RFS2 ‘Has Unquestionably Lived Up to its Promise’

Eleven years ago today, President George W. Bush signed into law what has become the single most successful clean fuels policy in the United States–the expanded Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2).

DDGS, Grain Sales Top $400 Million at 2018 Export Exchange

The grain buyers from 35 countries who attended this year’s Export Exchange conference in Minneapolis have since reported buying an estimated $403 million worth of coarse grains and co-products, including

RFA CEO Cooper Testifies on the Future Role of High Octane Fuels

While draft legislation recently released by Reps. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) and Bill Flores (R-Texas) represents “an important first step in the debate about future fuels policy and the role of

RFA, RFF Offering Two Scholarships to National Ethanol Conference

For the 10th consecutive year, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is partnering with the Renewable Fuels Foundation (RFF) to offer scholarships to students who are interested in attending the National

Come Hear Top Speakers at 24th Annual National Ethanol Conference

A former U.S. Senate Majority Leader. A top General Motors powertrain executive. A well-known energy economist. Co-hosts of a popular Showtime political documentary series. Come hear these and many other

RFA Releases Updated Brochure Allowing Consumers to Track Latest Flex Fuel Models

More than 24 million vehicles on U.S. roads today are flex fuel vehicles (FFV), capable of running on fuel blends containing up to 85 percent ethanol (E85). Can your vehicle

Ontario Announces E15 Adoption as Soon as 2025

The U.S. ethanol industry applauds the release of the Province of Ontario’s Environment Plan, which includes a fuel requirement for conventional gasoline to be blended with 15 percent ethanol that

RFA Urges EPA ‘to Faithfully and Strictly Enforce’ Final 2019 Conventional Biofuel Requirement Without Erosion from Small Refiner Waivers

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released today its final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2019. The agency finalized a total renewable fuel volume of 19.92 billion

EIA Study: Refiners Could Meet 95 RON Standard Without More Ethanol

A new Energy Information Administration (EIA) study concludes that U.S. petroleum refineries would have “no problem” meeting a requirement to produce gasoline with a higher minimum octane rating (95 Research

RFA Welcomes Aemetis as Newest Producer Member

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is pleased to announce that California-based advanced renewable fuels company Aemetis, Inc. has joined RFA as a member. Headquartered in Cupertino, California, Aemetis is an

Americans Give Thanks for Lower Fuel and Food Prices this Thanksgiving

Nearly 50 million travelers will take to America’s roads this Thanksgiving holiday, and ethanol is helping to lower the price they pay for gasoline. At the same time, a new

RFA Welcomes Six New Members

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today announced that six new member companies have joined the organization, including a state-of-the-art ethanol plant under construction in Kansas, a cellulosic ethanol facility soon

RFA’s Kelly Davis Reappointed to U.S. Department of Commerce’s REEEAC

The Renewable Fuels Association is proud to announce that Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Kelly Davis has been re-appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

RFA, TRANSCAER to Host Ethanol Safety Seminar in Western New York

The Renewable Fuels Association, in partnership with TRANSCAER, will host an ethanol safety seminar in Western New York later this month. The Nov. 14 seminar, held at Western New York

RFA Pleased GROWMARK Energy Offering Pre-Blended E15 at Terminals in Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri

The Renewable Fuels Association is pleased to announce that GROWMARK Energy has started offering pre-blended E15 at its company-owned terminals in Amboy, Ashkum, and Petersburg, Ill., Fort Dodge, Iowa, and

Showtime Political TV Series Co-Hosts John Heilemann and Mark McKinnon to Address National Ethanol Conference

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is pleased to announce that John Heilemann and Mark McKinnon, co-hosts of Showtime’s popular political documentary series The Circus, are scheduled to speak together at

RFA Urges EPA and NHTSA to Use SAFE Vehicles Rule to Advance High-Octane, Low Carbon Fuels

Ethanol-based high-octane, low-carbon (HOLC) fuel blends would enable cost-effective gains in fuel economy and significant carbon dioxide reductions, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) outlined in comments submitted Friday to the

RFA Analysis: Automakers Explicitly Approve E15 for More than 93% of New 2019 Vehicles

More than 93 percent of 2019 model year (MY) vehicles are explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use 15 percent ethanol blends (E15), according to the results of an annual

U.S. Trade Policy, Grains Transportation Value Chain Spotlighted at Export Exchange 2018; Buyer-Seller Relationships Forged

Minneapolis – The challenges and opportunities surrounding transportation of U.S. feed grains to end-users in countries around the world was the topic of conversation at Export Exchange 2018 Wednesday. Export

Export Exchange 2018 Speakers Share Outlook for U.S. Grains, Highlight DDGS

Minneapolis–U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. grains experts were laser focused on the outlook for U.S. corn and its co-products – highlighting the importance of distillers dried grains with

Feed Grain Buyers, Suppliers Arrive in Minneapolis for Export Exchange 2018

Minneapolis — More than 200 international buyers and end-users of coarse grains and co-products from upwards of 35 countries are arriving in Minneapolis for Export Exchange 2018, ready to meet

RFA Welcomes Connor Hamburg as Director of Government Affairs

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) officially welcomed Connor Hamburg to its staff today as the Director of Government Affairs. In this role, Hamburg will focus on legislative and regulatory issues

RFA to Offer Free E15 Webinar

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today announced plans for a FREE webinar on Oct. 23 to discuss the recent proposal that will allow for year-round consumer access to 15% ethanol

Feed Grain Buyers, Suppliers Head to Minneapolis Next Week for Export Exchange 2018

A cadre of international buyers and end-users of coarse grains and co-products from more than 35 countries are scheduled to arrive in Minneapolis next week for Export Exchange 2018, ready

Registration Opens for RFA Annual National Ethanol Conference

WASHINGTON — Registration is now open for the Renewable Fuels Association’s 24th annual National Ethanol Conference (NEC), to be held Feb. 11–13, 2019 in Orlando. The theme for the NEC will

RFA Applauds President Trump’s E15 Announcement

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) applauds today’s announcement by President Donald Trump that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is beginning a formal rulemaking process to allow year-round sales of E15

U.S. Ethanol Export Market Lively Despite Brazil’s Disappearance; DDGS Exports Closing in on 3-Year High

U.S. ethanol exports totaled 119.5 million gallons (mg) in August—up 15% from the prior month, according to government data released this morning and analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).

Media Advisory: International Grain Buyers Meet with U.S. Suppliers at Export Exchange in Minneapolis

International buyers and end-users of coarse grains and co-products from nearly 40 countries are scheduled to be in Minneapolis later this month for Export Exchange 2018 to meet with U.S.

RFA Welcomes Four New Members

The Renewable Fuels Association is pleased to announce four new members have joined its membership ranks. The new members are Ringneck Energy, Wisconsin Agri-Business Association, Nebraska Ethanol Board, and Advanced

RFA Elects Pacific Ethanol’s Neil Koehler as Chairman

Guardian Energy’s Jeanne McCaherty Named Vice Chair The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today elected Neil Koehler, co-founder and CEO of Pacific Ethanol, as chairman of the RFA board of directors.

Cooper Begins Tenure As President and CEO of Renewable Fuels Association

Dinneen Transitions to Senior Strategic Advisor, Amid Other Restructuring Moves The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today completed the final steps of the succession plan it announced in July, as Geoff Cooper formally

Crappie Masters National Championship Winners: ‘Never Hesitate’ When Filling Up with Ethanol

The 2018 Crappie Masters Tournament Trail concluded last week with the National Championship at Truman Lake in Clinton, Mo. Two, 21-year-old Missouri natives were the winners of the final tournament,

RFA Statement on Joining USDA Secretary At NYSE Event to Celebrate Agriculture’s Contribution to Economy

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Executive Vice President Geoff Cooper and other guests representing America’s agriculture industry joined Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue as he rang the closing bell at the

RFA Testifies in Support of High Octane Low Carbon Fuels at EPA/NHTSA Hearing

A high-octane, low-carbon fuel containing 20-40% ethanol used in optimized engines would be the lowest cost means of achieving compliance with fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for model year

Make Reservations Today for Export Exchange 2018: Hotel Cutoff Coming Oct. 1

U.S. suppliers of coarse grains and co-products, industry representatives and members of the grain trade should make hotel reservations before the Oct. 1 cutoff for Export Exchange 2018. Co-sponsored by

RFA Statement on EPA Efforts to Provide Greater Transparency on RFS

Today, Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced new efforts to provide greater transparency in the Renewable Identification Number (RIN) market, used to show compliance with annual Renewable Fuel Standard requirements.

RFA Statement on House Biofuels Caucus Letter to EPA

On Tuesday, the bipartisan House Biofuels Caucus sent a letter to EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler regarding the 2019 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) within the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The

Growth Energy, USGC, RFA Submit Comments to UK Department of Transport on Benefits of E10

Earlier this week, Growth Energy, the U.S. Grains Council, and the Renewable Fuels Association jointly submitted comments to the United Kingdom’s (UK) Department of Transport as it considers implementing a

‘Unnecessary’ and ‘Ridiculous’ Summertime Restriction on E15 Ends Sunday

The onerous regulatory restriction preventing gasoline retailers from selling 15% ethanol (E15) in much of the country during the summer will finally be lifted on Sunday, Sept. 16. This will once again allow consumers across the nation to have access to a fuel

RFF, Pacific Ethanol, Aemetis Sponsor Successful CARB Internship

While many college students spent their summer lounging by the pool or vacationing, one California scholar used her time to learn more about low-carbon cellulosic biofuels and their vast potential

Farm, Ethanol Groups Urge President Trump to Restore Integrity to RFS, Allow Year-Round E15 Sales

In a letter to President Trump today, the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union, National Sorghum Producers, American Coalition for Ethanol, Growth Energy, and Renewable

University Analysis: EPA’s Refiner Waivers Could Cost Ethanol Industry $20 Billion in Losses

A recent analysis by economists at the University of Missouri’s Food and Agriculture Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) shows that the U.S. ethanol industry could lose 4.6 billion gallons of domestic

Driving New Users to Crowdsourced Ethanol Pricing Website, RFA’s Second Annual ‘Ethanol Days of Summer’ Contest a Success

On Monday, Labor Day signaled both the unofficial end of summer and of the Renewable Fuels Association’s second annual “Ethanol Days of Summer” contest. During the three-month contest, which offered

Prominent Ag Export and Supply Chain Leader Keynotes Export Exchange 2018

With a cadre of high-profile speakers confirmed, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Growth Energy, and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) are pleased to announce that Roger Watchorn, group leader at

RFA, Growth Energy Demand Transparency for Small Refinery Exemptions in New Lawsuit

August 30, 2018 – The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy today filed a lawsuit in federal district court, alleging that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of

Continued Abuse of Small Refiner Waivers Renders Proposed 2019 RFS Volumes ‘Meaningless,’ RFA Tells EPA

WASHINGTON– In comments submitted today to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its proposed 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) said it is “greatly

‘It’s Time for EPA to Support Iowa Farmers,’ RFA Says in New Ad Campaign

WASHINGTON– Coinciding with EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s visit to Iowa this week, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is launching a week-long ad campaign in the state, urging the agency to follow

RFA Hosting Ethanol Safety Seminars in Arkansas This Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Renewable Fuels Association and several organizations are hosting ethanol safety seminars in four locations in Arkansas beginning next week. The ethanol safety seminars, in partnership with TRANSCAER,

RFA: Halfway through 2018, U.S. Ethanol Exports on Pace to Shatter Record

Washington, D.C.– Government data released today show that U.S. ethanol exports through June stood at 927.7 million gallons (mg), up 33 percent from the first half of 2017 and on pace

RFA Hosting Ethanol Safety Seminar in New Hampshire Next Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Renewable Fuels Association and several organizations are hosting an ethanol safety seminar in New Hampshire next week. The ethanol safety seminar, in partnership with TRANSCAER, International Association

RFA Welcomes Inclusion of High Octane Fuels in 2021-2026 CAFE/GHG Proposal

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today welcomed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) request for public comments on how high octane fuels could facilitate engine efficiency improvements and reduced emissions

Marking Decade-Long Partnership, RFA and Buffalo Chip Campground Again Collaborate on Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

WASHINGTON– For the tenth consecutive year, the Renewable Fuels Association is partnering with the Buffalo Chip Campground to host the 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, scheduled for Aug. 3-12 in

RFA Hosting Ethanol Safety Seminars in Virginia Next Week

WASHINGTON– The Renewable Fuels Association and several organizations are hosting ethanol safety seminars in Virginia next week. The ethanol safety seminars, in partnership with TRANSCAER, International Association of Fire Chiefs,

Scott Richman Joins RFA as Chief Economist

WASHINGTON– The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is pleased to announce that Scott Richman is joining the organization in early August as its chief economist. In this role, Richman will lead

RFA Tells Lawmakers: ‘EPA Must Allow RIN Markets to Work’

RFA Tells Lawmakers: ‘EPA Must Allow RIN Markets to Work’ WASHINGTON– The most effective way to reduce the prices American consumers are paying at the pump is to let Renewable

RFA Statement on USDA Emergency Aid to Farmers

WASHINGTON– This afternoon, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it will provide up to $12 billion in emergency aid to farmers who have been negatively impacted by the recent trade war

RFA Announces Leadership Succession Plan

WASHINGTON– The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) made an announcement today that marks the beginning of a new era for the ethanol industry’s leading trade association.  Executive Vice President Geoff Cooper

EPA’s 2019 RFS Proposal Missing an Opportunity to Set Things Right with America’s Farmers, Ethanol Producers

WASHINGTON–  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) implored the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today to use the 2019 Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) rulemaking process to fix the extensive damage done to the

Registration Open for Export Exchange 2018 in Minneapolis

WASHINGTON–The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), and Growth Energy encourage U.S. suppliers of coarse grains and co-products, industry representatives and members of the grain trade to

RFA Statement on Resignation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

WASHINGTON–This afternoon, President Trump announced the resignation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen had the following statement: “For the past year, Scott Pruitt

Ethanol Helps Fourth of July Travelers Declare Independence from High Gas Prices

WASHINGTON–A record number of travelers will take to America’s highways and byways this Fourth of July holiday, and ethanol will be lowering the price they pay for gasoline while simultaneously

Pruitt Shows His Anti-Ethanol Stripes, Again

WASHINGTON — By failing to remedy the harm done by Administrator Scott Pruitt’s recent actions on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), today’s proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for

Renewable Fuels Association, Master-Designer Paul Teutul Jr. Team up to Prove Ethanol Fuel Blends Can Work in High-Performance Motorcycles

WASHINGTON — The Renewable Fuels Association, the leading trade association for America’s ethanol industry, and master motorcycle designer Paul Teutul, Jr. have teamed up to prove ethanol fuel blends work

Four RFA Members Receive Ethanol Producer Awards at Fuel Ethanol Workshop

WASHINGTON — The Renewable Fuels Association today congratulated member companies Pacific Ethanol, Chippewa Valley Ethanol Co. (CVEC), Homeland Energy Solutions, and Al-Corn Clean Fuel for receiving Ethanol Producer Awards from

Farm and Biofuel Coalition Demands that EPA Account for Lost Volumes Due to Secretive, Retroactive Small Refinery Exemptions

WASHINGTON — Today a coalition of biofuel and agriculture groups petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to change its regulations to account for lost volumes of renewable fuel resulting from

New Poll: Consumers Agree that E15 Barrier is ‘Unnecessary’ and ‘Ridiculous’

WASHINGTON — Starting today, retail gas stations across much of the nation will be forced to cease sales of E15, a fuel blend that is cleaner and cheaper than regular

Ethanol Coalition Files Suit Against EPA’s Secretive Small Refinery Exemptions

While Investors Reaped Millions, Three ‘Small’ Refineries Claimed They Could not Afford to Comply with Renewable Fuel Obligations May 29, 2018 – The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), National Corn Growers

RFA Announces $1M Fuel Your Knowledge Campaign

WASHINGTON–The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is gearing up for summer by launching a new $1 million consumer-focused educational campaign called “Fuel Your Knowledge.” The campaign will educate and inform consumers

Ethanol Summit of the Asia Pacific Highlights Global Ethanol Use Opportunities

WASHINGTON — Industry and government officials from 17 countries in Asia and Oceania are meeting with members of the U.S. ethanol industry and U.S. officials in Minneapolis this week at the

RenovaBio Program Needs to Accurately Reflect Imported Ethanol Pathways, RFA Says

WASHINGTON — Brazil’s RenovaBio program establishes national annual emissions reduction targets for transportation fuels that will likely require a significant increase in biofuels consumption. Therefore, the program must accurately reflect

RFA Holding Second Annual ‘Ethanol Days of Summer’ Contest to Report Prices

WASHINGTON — Reporting prices for higher ethanol blends this summer could again win you $50 in free fuel per day. Beginning Memorial Day, the Renewable Fuels Association is re-launching the

EIA Data: E85 Usage by Federal Fleets More Than Doubled from 2010 to 2016

WASHINGTON — A Renewable Fuels Association analysis of recently released Energy Information Administration (EIA) data shows that federally-regulated fleets more than doubled their usage of E85 (85% ethanol, 15% gasoline)

RFA Statement on White House Meeting on RFS

WASHINGTON — This morning, President Trump convened a meeting at the White House with Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), for yet

Bright Future for Both Ethanol and EVs, RFA President Tells Congress

WASHINGTON — Electric vehicles (EVs) can play a complementary and synergistic role with ethanol-based, high-octane liquid fuels, providing American drivers with even greater choice and better environmental performance in the

RFA Hosting Rhode Island Ethanol Safety Seminar Next Week

WASHINGTON — The Renewable Fuels Association and several organizations are hosting an ethanol safety seminar in Rhode Island next week. The ethanol safety seminar, in partnership with TRANSCAER, International Association

Ethanol Saves Consumers Money at the Pump, RFA Analysis Finds

WASHINGTON — The summer driving season kicks off in just a few weeks and the Energy Information Administration is already warning drivers that they are likely to see the highest

RFA to CARB: Ethanol Plays a Key Role in LCFS Success Story

WASHINGTON — Ethanol has played a key role in the success of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and is poised to make even greater contributions to the state’s climate

EPA Data Shows Small Refiner Waivers Have Lowered 2016, 2017 RFS Blending Obligations by 1.6 Billion Gallons

WASHINGTON — EPA’s recent actions in exempting small refineries from their Renewable Fuel Standard blending obligations for 2016 and 2017 have effectively lowered the volumetric obligations by at least 1.6

Ethanol Market Development Organizations Applaud Japan Policy Shift To Allow Use Of U.S. Ethanol

WASHINGTON- The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth Energy and their member organizations welcome the news Tuesday that the Japanese government’s new biofuel policy will allow

E15 Debuts in St. Louis Metro Region

WASHINGTON — The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is excited to announce that E15 (15% ethanol, 85% gasoline) has debuted in the St. Louis area and will be available throughout the

RFA, Pinnacle Engineering Hosting Webinar Series on Hazards of Combustible Dust

WASHINGTON — The Renewable Fuels Foundation, the education and research arm of the Renewable Fuels Association, has teamed up with the experts at Pinnacle Engineering, Inc. to host two webinars—beginning

RFA to House Subcommittee: Ethanol’s High Octane, Low Carbon a Recipe for Future Fuels

WASHINGTON —  As the cleanest and most affordable source of octane on the world market, ethanol is perfectly suited to serve as the key ingredient in future high-octane low carbon

Reports of President’s Support for Year-Round E15 ‘Welcome News’

WASHINGTON — In remarks this morning, President Trump reportedly told reporters he supported approval for year-round consumer access of 15% ethanol (E15). Below is a statement from RFA President and

RFA Hosting Kentucky Ethanol Safety Seminars Next Week

WASHINGTON — The Renewable Fuels Association and TRANSCAER® are jointly hosting three ethanol safety seminars in Kentucky next week. The ethanol safety seminars are funded through a Federal Railroad Administration/

RFA Receives Sixth TRANSCAER® Award for Ethanol Safety Seminars

WASHINGTON — For the sixth consecutive year, the Renewable Fuels Association has received a TRANSCAER® National Achievement Award for hosting a series of seminars last year on ethanol safety and

RFA FOIA Request Demands Answers on EPA Small Refiner Bailout

WASHINGTON — The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today submitted Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy in pursuit of

Court Approval of PES’ Bankruptcy Settlement ‘Sets Bad Precedent’ Says RFA

Today, a federal Bankruptcy Court in Delaware approved the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed settlement agreement with Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES). The settlement agreement allows the bankrupt refiner to waive the

Andeavor Refineries Receiving RFS Waivers is ‘Outrageous Abuse of the Statute,’ Says RFA

WASHINGTON — Earlier today, Reuters reported that EPA has exempted several refineries owned by one of the nation’s largest oil refining companies, Andeavor, from compliance with the 2016 Renewable Fuel

RFA: EPA and NHTSA Should Consider Role of High Octane Fuels in Upcoming CAFE/GHG Rulemaking

WASHINGTON — The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today encouraged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to strongly consider the role of high-octane fuels

RFA Statement on China’s Latest Attack on U.S. Ethanol and Farmers

WASHINGTON — On Monday, China added a 15% tariff on U.S. ethanol imports. The move came in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement of duties on imported aluminum and steel

RFA Opposes Proposed PES Settlement; Would Allow Refiner ‘to Have its Cake and Sell it Too’

WASHINGTON — The Renewable Fuels Association strongly opposes the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed settlement agreement with Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) that would allow the bankrupt refiner to unjustifiably waive the

RFA, TRANSCAER® Holding Ethanol Safety Seminars in New Jersey Next Month

WASHINGTON — The Renewable Fuels Association and TRANSCAER® are hosting two ethanol safety seminars in Jersey City, N.J., early next month. The seminars will be held April 6-7. The ethanol

RFA, TRANSCAER® Hosting First of Three Ethanol Safety Webinars Next Month

WASHINGTON — Beginning in early April, the Renewable Fuels Association and TRANSCAER® will be teaming up for the first of three ethanol safety webinars for ethanol emergency response teams. The

RFA Congratulates Show Me Ethanol on 10 Years of Success

WASHINGTON — The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today congratulated member company Show Me Ethanol, LLC (SME) on its 10th anniversary in operation. The dry mill ethanol facility in Carrollton, Mo., broke

RFA Statement on National Agriculture Day

WASHINGTON — In recognition of National Agriculture Day, a day for all to express appreciation for American agriculture and American farmers who provide feed, food and fuel to consumers across

RFA and Paul Jr. Designs Team Up on Hit AMERICAN CHOPPER TV Series with Custom Ethanol-Powered Bike

WASHINGTON — The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has joined forces with Paul Jr. Designs to conceive of and fabricate a signature motorcycle that thrusts American-made fuel ethanol into the spotlight.

RFA Tells House Subcommittee, Second Generation Biofuels Need Stable Tax Policy

WASHINGTON — Today, Renewable Fuels Association General Counsel Ed Hubbard testified at a hearing titled “Post Tax Reform of Recently Expired Tax Provisions.” RFA testified in support of several key tax

Export Exchange 2018 Scheduled For October 2018

WASHINGTON- Export Exchange 2018 has been set for Oct. 22 to 24 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy will host domestic