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Membership

Protect your Assets and Invest in your Future

Membership

Protect your Assets and Invest in your Future

Why Become a Member of RFA?

Amplify Your Voice on Capitol Hill

Founded in 1981, the Renewable Fuels Association is the largest ethanol producer trade association in the world and serves as the premier meeting ground for industry leaders and supporters. The RFA also works with state and federal policy makers to promote the increased production and use of renewable fuels through supportive policies, regulations, and research and development initiatives. 

Amplify Your Voice in the Industry

As policy, regulations, and technology continues to evolve, it is critical that the industry has a technically accurate and scientifically-sound voice that is equipped with the information to arm our supporters and counter our opponents. By becoming a member of RFA, you will be provided with the technical and regulatory information needed to make smart business decisions and will benefit from the work RFA does on the industry’s behalf to ensure a stable and growing biofuels market.

Amplify Your Voice with Consumers

Now more than ever, it is important that Americans understand the benefits of renewable fuels and the impact these fuels have on the affordability, efficiency and environmental friendliness of their options at the gas pump. RFA gives our members the tools that they need to reach out to their communities and consumers and talk about the benefits of renewable fuels like ethanol. 

Our Members are Changing the World

The RFA’s members are working to help America become cleaner, safer, and more energy independent. Our membership includes:

  • 1
    Producer Members
  • 2
    Prospective Producer Members
  • 3
    Associate Members
  • 4
    Supporting Members

Our Members are Changing the World

The RFA’s members are working to help America become cleaner, safer, and more energy independent. Our membership includes:

  • 1
    Producer Members
  • 2
    Prospective Producer Members
  • 3
    Associate Members
  • 4
    Supporting Members

Member Benefits

Producer Members

Producer Members

Conventional/cellulosic ethanol producers and advanced biofuel producers.

→  Voting member of the RFA Board of Directors

→  Participation in Association meetings and the development of policies

→  Eligible to serve as a member of the Association’s Executive Committee

→  Committee participation: Technical, Environmental Compliance, Co-products, Plant & Employee Safety, Export

→  Timely and accurate legislative and regulatory updates, alerts and issue briefs

→  Weekly staff updates: Legislative, Market Development, Research & Technical

→  Access to industry reports and studies

→  Reduced registration fee for National Ethanol Conference

→  Access to Association publications and consumer-facing educational materials

→  Daily News Clips –  delivering the top 10-12 articles most important to the industry

Prospective Producer Members

Prospective Producer Members

Ethanol and advanced biofuels producers that are in the process of building a new production facility.

→  Non-voting member of the RFA Board of Directors

→  Participation in Association meetings and the development of policies

→  Eligible to serve as a member of the Association’s Executive Committee

→  Committee participation: Technical, Environmental Compliance, Co-products, Plant & Employee Safety, Export

→  Timely and accurate legislative and regulatory updates, alerts and issue briefs

→  Weekly staff updates: Legislative, Market Development, Research & Technical

→  Access to industry reports and studies

→  Reduced registration fee for National Ethanol Conference

→  Access to Association publications and consumer-facing educational materials

→  Daily News Clips –  delivering the top 10-12 articles most important to the industry

Producer Members

Producer Members

Conventional/cellulosic ethanol producers and advanced biofuel producers.

→  Voting member of the RFA Board of Directors

→  Participation in Association meetings and the development of policies

→  Eligible to serve as a member of the Association’s Executive Committee

→  Committee participation: Technical, Environmental Compliance, Co-products, Plant & Employee Safety, Export

→  Timely and accurate legislative and regulatory updates, alerts and issue briefs

→  Weekly staff updates: Legislative, Market Development, Research & Technical

→  Access to industry reports and studies

→  Reduced registration fee for National Ethanol Conference

→  Access to Association publications and consumer-facing educational materials

→  Daily News Clips –  delivering the top 10-12 articles most important to the industry

Prospective Producer Members

Prospective Producer Members

Ethanol and advanced biofuels producers that are in the process of building a new production facility.

→  Non-voting member of the RFA Board of Directors

→  Participation in Association meetings and the development of policies

→  Eligible to serve as a member of the Association’s Executive Committee

→  Committee participation: Technical, Environmental Compliance, Co-products, Plant & Employee Safety, Export

→  Timely and accurate legislative and regulatory updates, alerts and issue briefs

→  Weekly staff updates: Legislative, Market Development, Research & Technical

→  Access to industry reports and studies

→  Reduced registration fee for National Ethanol Conference

→  Access to Association publications and consumer-facing educational materials

→  Daily News Clips –  delivering the top 10-12 articles most important to the industry

Associate Members

Associate Members

Advocates, technology providers, supporters, and those who contribute to the value chain of the renewable fuel industry.

→  Weekly updates on regulatory, legislative, research and technical, market development and communication issues.

→  Reduced registration fee for National Ethanol Conference

→  Committee Participation: Technical, Environmental Compliance, Co-products, Plant & Employee Safety, Export

→  Provide input on RFA policy, activities and priorities through attendance at Annual Membership meeting

→  Networking opportunities with producer members

→  Access to industry alerts and issue briefs

→  Access to Association publications and consumer-facing educational materials

→  Daily News Clips –  delivering the top 10-12 articles most important to the industry

Supporting Members

Supporting Members

Non-profit organizations, academia, and government entities that contribute to the success of the renewable fuel industry.

→  Reduced registration fee for National Ethanol Conference

→  Access to Association publications and educational materials

→  Industry alerts and issue briefs

→  Daily News Clips –  delivering the top 10-12 articles most important to the industry

Associate Members

Associate Members

Advocates, technology providers, supporters, and those who contribute to the value chain of the renewable fuel industry.

→  Weekly updates on regulatory, legislative, research and technical, market development and communication issues.

→  Reduced registration fee for National Ethanol Conference

→  Committee Participation: Technical, Environmental Compliance, Co-products, Plant & Employee Safety, Export

→  Provide input on RFA policy, activities and priorities through attendance at Annual Membership meeting

→  Networking opportunities with producer members

→  Access to industry alerts and issue briefs

→  Access to Association publications and consumer-facing educational materials

→  Daily News Clips –  delivering the top 10-12 articles most important to the industry

Supporting Members

Supporting Members

Non-profit organizations, academia, and government entities that contribute to the success of the renewable fuel industry.

→  Reduced registration fee for National Ethanol Conference

→  Access to Association publications and educational materials

→  Industry alerts and issue briefs

→  Daily News Clips –  delivering the top 10-12 articles most important to the industry

Committees

Any and all RFA members are invited to participate in the association’s various committees. To join a committee, please call the RFA office or email info@EthanolRFA.org.

Accurate and reliable information regarding the production, blending, distribution, and performance of renewable fuels is essential for the success of our industry.  The RFA Technical Committee focuses heavily on fuel specifications and standards such as ASTM International, National Conference of Weights and Measures, ISO, Canadian General Standards Board, and other international fuel requirements. RFA members and staff continue to be recognized for their meaningful contributions within these standards development organizations. 

Technical committee members can, without hesitation, count on the RFA committee chairs and staff to properly inform and answer fuel quality, storage and handling concerns that impact operations of ethanol facilities. Fuel quality concerns, engine research projects, international blending practices, and state and regional regulations are just a sampling of the topics this committee monitors. 

The renewable fuels industry produces more than just ethanol. Renewable fuel facilities across the country also produce distillers grains, corn distillers oil, corn gluten, CO2 and other products. The RFA Co-Products Committee focuses on issues relevant to all ethanol co-products, from research and educational programs to regulatory issues and trade. Members are involved daily in the production and marketing of co-products, making this committee an excellent forum for exchanging ideas and information.

Part of the industry’s environmental record is helping to ensure ethanol production facilities are meeting or exceeding the environmental regulations they face. The RFA Environmental Compliance Committee is focused on making sure our member company facilities are protecting the environment while providing a forum for navigating the complex regulations imposed on this industry.

Topics that are routinely discussed include Federal and State permitting requirements, compliance reporting, and the readiness of facilities for regulatory inspections. This committee’s highly technical discussions help familiarize renewable fuel producers with relevant environmental regulations and ensure their facilities remain compliant. For more information, please click here.

Nothing is more important than the safety of the people who work in the renewable fuel industry and the consumers we serve.  The safety of ethanol production, transportation, consumer use and emergency response is a priority for the RFA Plant & Employee Safety Committee. This committee has been extraordinarily proactive by working with federal, state and local governments as well as industry partners, to bring much needed attention to hazardous materials regulations and other safety requirements.

RFA Committee members are kept up to date on Department of Transportation HAZMAT regulations, OSHA compliance standards, and continuous education opportunities. Safety Committee members support the development of nationwide ethanol safety seminars; these learning opportunities are offered free of charge to emergency responders through RFA and the TRANSCAER initiatives. As renewable fuel like ethanol is transported by truck, railcar, barge, ship and pipeline, evaluating the entire distribution chain for improvements to safety and handling are a high priority for RFA members.  For more information, please visit our Plant Safety Information page.

International markets remain a critical outlet for American made renewable fuel.  The Export Committee assesses opportunities and challenges in growing international demand for U.S. ethanol. The group advocates for free and fair trade policies, examines technical and regulatory barriers, interacts with U.S. trade officials, and monitors data and trends in the global trade.

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Within a week you will receive a membership packet by email, including a description of membership benefits, explanation of dues structure and application form.

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Sign Up

To receive information, please submit the form below.

Within a week you will receive a membership packet by email, including a description of membership benefits, explanation of dues structure and application form.

Contact Us Directly

And Download Our Membership Brochure

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