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RFA releases updated guidelines for quality control and assurance

RFA releases updated guidelines for quality control and assurance

October 1, 2014 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) released an updated version of its guidelines to help companies establish successful quality control and quality assurance programs. “This document underscores the commitment of the Renewable Fuels Association to help ethanol producers provide the highest product quality with the highest product integrity,” said Kristy Moore, RFA’s vice president […]

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Ethanol production up, blending demand down in the US

Ethanol production up, blending demand down in the US

September 22, 2014 |

In the US, ethanol production for the week before last averaged 931,000 barrels per day, 39.10 million gallons daily, up 4000 b/d from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 923,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 14.15 billion gallons. Gasoline demand for the week averaged 365.7 million gallons daily. Refiner/blender […]

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RFA submits comments to CARB on new version of GREET model

RFA submits comments to CARB on new version of GREET model

September 16, 2014 |

In California, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on Monday voicing support for CARB’s proposal to transition to a new version of the GREET model, but also recommending several additional improvements. CARB uses the GREET model to estimate direct lifecycle carbon intensity (CI) for fuels regulated under […]

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What do we know about the 2014 US biofuels mandate under the Renewable Fuel Standard?

What do we know about the 2014 US biofuels mandate under the Renewable Fuel Standard?

September 5, 2014 |

In Washington, it’s getting to be like waiting for a Pope to be elected, trying to figure out the EPA’s timing andintentions on the 2014 RVO (renewable volume obligation). If industry figures are sounding diplomatic and hopeful notes in public, that could be generally ascribed to their “don’t upset the applecart” policy. Privately, they’re changing […]

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Ethanol production drops again, stocks at 14-week low

Ethanol production drops again, stocks at 14-week low

September 1, 2014 |

In the US, ethanol production for the week before last averaged 913,000 barrels per day, or 38.35 million gallons daily, which is down 24,000 barrels per day from the week before. Stocks of ethanol stood at 17.3 million barrels. That is a 5.1% decrease from last week and a 14-week low. Gasoline demand for the […]

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Ethanol production up, gasoline demand hits 10-week low

Ethanol production up, gasoline demand hits 10-week low

August 24, 2014 |

In the US, ethanol production averaged 937,000 barrels per day for the week before last, or 39.35 million gallons daily, up 6,000 b/d from the week before. Gasoline demand for the week averaged 368.6 million gallons daily, a 10-week low. Expressed as a percentage of daily gasoline demand, daily ethanol production was 10.68%. On the […]

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2014 US Renewable Fuel volume decision looms, as EPA hands off to OMB

2014 US Renewable Fuel volume decision looms, as EPA hands off to OMB

August 24, 2014 |

The critical 2014 RVO number begins its trek towards final publication. Will the Obama Administration stand by the Renewable Fuel Standard, or knuckle under to petroleum interests? In Washington, word filtered out from the Environmental Protection Agency that the 2014 RVO has moved to the Office of Management and Budget for review. Let’s first review […]

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Ethanol production up to 931,000 barrels per day, up nearly 30,000

Ethanol production up to 931,000 barrels per day, up nearly 30,000

August 17, 2014 |

In the US, ethanol production averaged 931,000 barrels per day for the week before last, or 39.10 million gallons daily, up nearly 30,000 b/d from the week before. Gasoline demand for the week averaged 374.7 million gallons daily. Expressed as a percentage of daily gasoline demand, daily ethanol production was 10.43%. On the co-products side, […]

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US gasoline demand soars, as ethanol blending dips

US gasoline demand soars, as ethanol blending dips

August 11, 2014 |

In the US, ethanol production for the week before last averaged 902,000 barrels per day, or 37.88 million gallons daily. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 940,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 14.41 billion gallons. Stocks of ethanol stood at 18.3 million barrels. That is a 1.8% decrease from last week. Gasoline […]

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June ethanol exports rose, imports plummeted

June ethanol exports rose, imports plummeted

August 11, 2014 |

In the US, June ethanol exports rose slightly, while imports decreased quite significantly, according to data from the Renewable Fuels Association. U.S. exports of denatured and undenatured ethanol totaled 59.9 million gallons (mg) in June, up 13% from the seven-month low in May. Canada received 56% of total exports in June, followed by Mexico (9%) […]

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