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RFA criticizes California Air Resources Board’s draft ILUC analysis

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association has submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board pertinent to CARB’s draft indirect land use change analysis. Said Geoff Cooper, RFA’s senior vice president, “… the results of CARB’s draft analysis are in conflict with the results of recent independent ILUC studies. As described in a recent letter to CARB […]

April 14, 2014 More

Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy to petition Supreme Court over California LCFS

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy are petitioning the Supreme Court to make a final determination regarding California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, which the plaintiffs claim is constitutionally flawed, as it discriminates against out-of-state commerce and seeks to regulate conduct in other states. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed the […]

March 23, 2014 More

Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy joins RFA

In Washington, Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE) has joined the Renewable Fuels Association. Bob Dinneen, President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association praised SIRE, commenting, “We know that SIRE will be a strong ally in the fight to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard, a program that is revitalizing rural communities, increasing household income and […]

March 16, 2014 More

Renewable Fuels Association holds National Ethanol Conference

In Florida, the Renewable Fuels Association held the 19th annual National Ethanol Conference in Orlando, FL last week. RFA revealed several new publications, including “Contribution of the Ethanol Industry to the Economy of the United States” and the 2014 Ethanol Industry Outlook. Speakers also included RFA President & CEO Bob Dinneen and Marathon Director of […]

February 24, 2014 More

RFA launches study showing economic benefits of ethanol

In Washington, the RFA has launched a new study that says the 13.3-billion gallons of ethanol produced in 2013 directly created 86,503 jobs while also indirectly supporting another 300,277 jobs. About $44 billion was added to the GBP was $30.7 billion went directly into the pockets of American families. All that was while displacing 476 […]

February 20, 2014 More

Big Oil to ethanol: Build your own dang distribution, if you think E85 has blend-wall busting potential

Reform, repeal or compete: the options laid out for ethanol by Big Oil by Marathon’s Product Supply & Optimization Director in a frank keynote at the National Ethanol Conference. The RFA’s Geoff Cooper and ISU’s Bruce Babcock respond. In his keynote at the National Ethanol Conference this week in Orlando, David Whikehart, Product Supply & Optimization […]

February 19, 2014 More

State of the Industry Address: National Ethanol Conference: Falling Walls, Rising Tides

By Bob Dinneen, President and CEO, Renewable Fuels Association What? What kind of a theme is that?! It’s a mixed metaphor for Heaven’s sake. Well, with the tumultuous market and turbulent political environment we find ourselves in today, a mixed metaphor seems somewhat appropriate. But more than that, I really do believe that Falling Walls and […]

February 18, 2014 More

RFA and Growth Energy applauds high court denial of LCFS appeal

In Washington, in response to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ denial of rehearing en banc in the litigation regarding California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy issued the following statement: “Today’s decision by the Court of Appeals to allow a clearly discriminatory LCFS to stand is […]

January 23, 2014 More

DOE reports US ethanol exports surge

In Washington, the US Department of Energy reports that U.S. ethanol exports surged to 82.4 million gallons (mg) in November, with large volumes finding their way into new or emerging markets such as China and India, as well as the Philippines, Tunisia, Panama, and Mexico. Total exports were up 54 percent from October, reaching the […]

January 13, 2014 More

Hello, Hard Data Calling: 2013 RIN prices did not drive up gasoline prices

Remember the summer of 2013? The barbecues, the days at the beach, summer loves, school vacation. Er…and RINsanity, rising gas prices, and everyone in the oil lobby yelling “broken, broken, broken” while attempting blunt force trauma on the Renewable Fuel Standard. But was there actually any causal relationship between those rising RIN prices and gas […]

January 7, 2014 More