RFA White Papers

RFA White Papers

The Impact of the Idling and Closure of Ethanol Production Facilities on Local Corn Prices
Sept. 25, 2019 – View PDF

Declaring Independence from Imported Petroleum: Ethanol Saves American Drivers Billion in Gasoline Expenses
July 3, 2018 – View PDF

Ethanol is Saving American Drivers at Least $39 Billion in Gasoline Expenses
May 1, 2018 – View PDF

E-Blog: More Evidence of EPA-Induced Ethanol Demand Destruction
May 2018 – View PDF

E-Blog: Demand Destruction Part 2? Allowing Exports to Count Toward RFS Compliance 
May 2018 – View PDF

E-Blog: This is “Economic Hardship”? 
May 2018 – View PDF

E-Blog: Early Evidence of EPA-Induced Demand Destruction 
April 2018 – View PDF

EPA Actions on the RFS Are Destroying Demand For Ethanol and Corn 
April 2018 – View PDF

EPA Data Showing Small Refiner Exemptions Cut RFS Obligations 
March 2018 – View PDF

2017 U.S. Ethanol Exports and Imports: Statistical Summary
February 2018 – View PDF

2017 U.S. Distillers Grains Exports and Imports: Statistical Summary
February 2018 – View PDF

Response to “US Cropland Expansion Released 115 Million Tons of Carbon (2008-2012)” by Seth A. Spawn et al. (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
November 2017 – View PDF

New Statistical Analysis: No Relationship Between the RIN Credits and Retail Gasoline Prices
October 2017 – View PDF

USDA Data Show Cropland Reductions in Counties with Ethanol Plants from 1997-2012
April 2017 – View PDF

Ethanol Consumption Breaks Through the “Blend Wall” in 2016
April 2017 – View PDF

2016 U.S. Ethanol Exports and Imports: Statistical Summary (with Archives) 
February 2017 – View PDF

U.S. Ethanol Co-product Exports and Imports: Statistical Summary 2016 (with Archives) 
February 2017 – View PDF

How Corn Farmers and Ethanol Producers Helped Deliver Trump’s Historic Win
January 6, 2017 – View PDF

Response to “Carbon Balance Effects of U.S. Biofuel Production and Use” by Prof. John Decicco et al.
August 25, 2016 – View PDF

As California LCFS Reaches Halfway Mark, Grain Ethanol Provides Half of Carbon Credits But Compliance Challenges Lie Ahead
April 22, 2016 – View PDF

2015 U.S. Ethanol Co-product Exports and Imports: Statistical Summary
February 2016 – View PDF

2015 U.S. Ethanol Exports and Imports: Statistical Summary
February 2016 – View PDF

Questions & Answers about Ethanol, Energy Subsidies, and the Renewable Fuel Standard
January 28, 2016 – View PDF

Automakers Explicitly Approving the Use of E15 in Owners’ Manuals and/or Warranty Statements for Conventional (Non-FFV) Automobiles
December 2015 – View PDF

Comparing the Carbon Intensity of Corn Ethanol and Petroleum: Past, Present, and Future
September 2015 – View PDF 

Celebrating Ten Years of the Renewable Fuel Standard
August 6, 2015 View PDF

GHG Emission Reductions Due to the RFS2
November 2015 – View PDF

2014 U.S. Ethanol Exports and Imports Statistical Summary
February 2015 – View PDF

Response to U. of Minnesota Study Published by PNAS
December 18, 2014 – View PDF

Celebrating Seven Years of the Renewable Fuel Standard
December 17, 2014 – View PDF

Evidence of E85 Price Gouging? A Case Study of the St. Louis E85 Market
October 2014 – View PDF

Corn Prices are Plunging… So What About Retail Food Prices?
September 2014 – View PDF

Protecting the Monopoly: How Big Oil Covertly Blocks the Sale of Renewable Fuels
July 2014 – View PDFView consumer choice report card 

RFA AP Ethanol/Enviro Fact Check
November 2013
View fact sheet
View response to flawed Liska study
View RFA answers to AP Q&A
View sample letter to the editor
View sample social media posts

EPA’s Proposed 2014 RVO Damages U.S. Economic, Energy & Environmental Policy
October 2013 – View PDF

Using E85 to Conquer the E10 Blend Wall and Comply with the RFS in 2013
July 2013 – View PDF

RFS Flexibility Provisions
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Big Oil’s Self-Inflicted Blend Wall and Its Impact on RIN Pricing
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No Correlation Between Retail Gas Prices and Ethanol RIN Prices
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What Role Did Speculation Play in the March 2013 RIN Price Spike?
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