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

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RFA Congratulates Bill Northey on Senate Approval to USDA Post

WASHINGTON — Today, after a four-month hold, the nomination of Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey to be USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation was lifted. Once a vote

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Putting the Ethanol into EMV

This article originally appeared in SIGMA’s January/February 2017 Independent Gasoline Marketing Magazine. EMV, which stands for Europay, Mastercard and Visa, is the global standard for credit cards equipped with computer

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USDA Analysis Reaffirms Ethanol’s GHG Emissions Reduction Benefits

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued new analysis today on the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions of corn-based ethanol. The analysis, conducted by ICF, found that typical corn-based ethanol

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RFA Analysis Finds Improvement of Corn Ethanol Net Energy Balance

WASHINGTON — An analysis conducted by the Renewable Fuels Association and released today finds the net energy balance of corn-based ethanol at U.S. dry mill biorefineries averages 2.6–2.8, an improvement

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USDA, USGC, Growth Energy and RFA Participate in Clean Energy Mission to India

WASHINGTON — A team of U.S. ethanol industry representatives led by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse traveled to India last week

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RFA Praises USDA on Effort to Increase Consumer Access to Higher Ethanol Blends

WASHINGTON — Today, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack announced the recipients of federal grants through the Biofuel Infrastructure Program (BIP). Last month, Secretary Vilsack announced

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RFA Praises USDA for Investing in Infrastructure

WASHINGTON — Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that 21 states will receive grants through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP). In late May, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack

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RFA Praises USDA for Its Investment in Infrastructure

WASHINGTON — Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $100 million worth of funding for new blender pump installations throughout the country. Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of

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New USDA Report Offers Fresh Insights into Ethanol and Co-products Production

In February, the National Agriculture Statistics Service (the statistical arm of USDA) published its first reconstituted “Grain Crushings and Co-products Production” report. The report offers—for the first time—comprehensive surveyed data

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