Tag: RFA

RFA says more than 80% of new 2017 model cars E15 compatible

RFA says more than 80% of new 2017 model cars E15 compatible

November 30, 2016 |

In Washington, more than 80 percent of new 2017 model year (MY) vehicles are explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use 15 percent ethanol blends (E15), according to an analysis of warranty statements and owner’s manuals conducted by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). That is up from last year, when approximately 70 percent of MY2016 […]

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New RFA study busts food vs fuel myth

New RFA study busts food vs fuel myth

November 17, 2016 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association, which released an independent analysis Nov. 16 on the impact of ethanol on food prices, says the current collision of falling food prices and record ethanol production should end the contrived “food vs. fuel” debate once and for all. The new statistical analysis, conducted by Informa Economics IEG, retrospectively examined the […]

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RFA sees EPA boosting RFS 2017 to 15 billion gallons

RFA sees EPA boosting RFS 2017 to 15 billion gallons

November 7, 2016 |

In Washington, with the Environmental Protection Agency’s deadline to release the final blending volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard for 2017 just over three weeks away, the Renewable Fuels Association is betting the blend for conventional ethanol will be at 15 billion gallons, above the 14.8 billion gallons the agency included in its draft rule. […]

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RFA: Data Show the So-Called “Blend Wall” is Crumbling

RFA: Data Show the So-Called “Blend Wall” is Crumbling

October 22, 2016 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Administration reports that gasoline supplied to the U.S. market last week contained an average of 10.4 percent ethanol, the second time in the last four weeks that the ethanol blend rate topped 10.0 percent, a level the oil industry has suggested could not be breached. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President […]

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US ethanol production slumps to 15.36 billion gallon annual clip

US ethanol production slumps to 15.36 billion gallon annual clip

September 25, 2016 |

In Washington, according to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged 981,000 barrels per day—or 41.20 million gallons daily. That is down 23,000 b/d from the week before and the lowest total since the week ended 6/17/2016. Nevertheless, the four-week average for ethanol production remained above the million barrel threshold, […]

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July ethanol exports up 49% on the month at 69.3 million gallons

July ethanol exports up 49% on the month at 69.3 million gallons

September 6, 2016 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association says that July ethanol exports hit the highest since May at 69.3 million gallons, up 49% over June. Canada remains the top export destination at nearly 20 million gallons while China remained absent for the second month in a row. DDGS imports were up 9% in July at 1.094 […]

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Record Crop, Record Ethanol Production in the US: report

Record Crop, Record Ethanol Production in the US: report

August 14, 2016 |

In Washington, US farmers are “poised to harvest a record corn crop this fall and achieve the highest yield per acre in U.S. history”, according to new U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates which project the 2016 corn crop at 15.15 billion bushels, with a record average yield of 175.1 bushels per acre. Corn ending stocks […]

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US ethanol production hits new 4-week record

US ethanol production hits new 4-week record

August 7, 2016 |

According to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, US ethanol production averaged 1.004 million barrels per day—or 42.17 million gallons daily. That is up 6,000 b/d from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 1.009 million b/d—a new four-week record—for an annualized rate of 15.47 billion gallons. Stocks […]

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RFA calls for investigation into RIN market manipulation

RFA calls for investigation into RIN market manipulation

August 3, 2016 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association is calling for a federal investigation into possible market manipulation of RIN prices. The RFA wrote letters to both the Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator as well as the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman asking them to look into potential manipulation of the market that has seen prices surge 30% […]

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Ethanol producers have until Jan. 1 to comply with EPA’s Tier 3 rules

Ethanol producers have until Jan. 1 to comply with EPA’s Tier 3 rules

July 18, 2016 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association is flagging the need for producers to get a head start on their sulfur content reporting that becomes mandatory from Jan. 1 thanks to EPA’s Tier 3 rules that were published two years ago. Though ethanol typically falls under the 10 parts per million (ppm) standard for sulfur content, […]

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