Tag: RFA

RFA wants CARB to adjust ILUC analysis to reflect real world scenario

RFA wants CARB to adjust ILUC analysis to reflect real world scenario

December 9, 2014 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association has again called on the California Air Resource Board to adjust its current indirect land use change (ILUC) analysis to better reflect real-world land use patterns. In written comments submitted on Friday, RFA’s Geoff Cooper highlighted a recently-released study from Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Development […]

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Iowa’s RFA pushes biodiesel in response to diesel shortage

Iowa’s RFA pushes biodiesel in response to diesel shortage

November 27, 2014 |

In Iowa, the state’s renewable fuels association says that given Gov. Branstad’s emergency proclamation, one of the best ways to help alleviate tight diesel supplies is to blend it with high-quality, homegrown biodiesel. “High-quality biodiesel blends ranging from B5 to B20 can be used and treated just as No. 2 diesel throughout the winter. Several Iowa […]

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RFA hits back at Feed Food Fairness Campaign

RFA hits back at Feed Food Fairness Campaign

November 19, 2014 |

In Washington, the Feed Food Fairness Campaign, backed by members of the livestock and fast food industries, ran a one-sided advertisement in the popular Beltway publication “Politico” inaccurately blaming the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for rising food prices. Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), fired back with the following statement: “Never […]

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RFA says two-thirds of 2015 models include E15 in their user manuals

RFA says two-thirds of 2015 models include E15 in their user manuals

November 6, 2014 |

In Washington, a Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) analysis of model year (MY) 2015 warranty statements and owner’s manuals reveals that auto manufacturers explicitly approve the use of E15 (15 percent ethanol, 85 percent gasoline) in approximately two-thirds of new vehicles. E15 is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for all 2001 and newer vehicles […]

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US ethanol production up as harvest winds down

US ethanol production up as harvest winds down

October 27, 2014 |

In the US, weekly ethanol production for the week ending 10/17/2014 averaged 37.63 million gallons daily, up 11,,000 b/d from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 891,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 13.66 billion gallons. Imports of ethanol again dropped to zero after jumping to 3,000 b/d last week […]

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US ethanol imports bounce back to 3000 b/d

US ethanol imports bounce back to 3000 b/d

October 20, 2014 |

In the US, weekly ethanol production for the week ending 10/10/2014 averaged 37.17 million gallons daily, down 16,000 b/d from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 889,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 13.63 billion gallons. Imports of ethanol were 3,000 b/d, up from zero for the first time in […]

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Price-gouging at the pump? Up to $1 added to St Louis E85 price to discourage use of renewables, says ethanol group

Price-gouging at the pump? Up to $1 added to St Louis E85 price to discourage use of renewables, says ethanol group

October 8, 2014 |

“Sneaky E85 pricing strategies…give oil refiners the opportunity to wrongly claim that consumers are ‘rejecting’ E85,” says RFA. In Missouri, the Renewable Fuels Association released a new report highlighting alleged price-gouging in the St. Louis E85 market. In a new case study, the RFA tracked E85 and gasoline (E10) prices at all nine retail stations […]

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On the Move in the Bioeconomy: Virent, MHG, Renewable Fuels Association

On the Move in the Bioeconomy: Virent, MHG, Renewable Fuels Association

October 6, 2014 |

In Georgia, MHG, the holding company for innovative biopolymer entities Meredian Inc. and DaniMer Scientific, announced that Michael N. Mang has joined the company and will be taking on the role of Director of Materials Technology.   Prior to joining MHG, Mang served as the Director of Product Technology and Application Development at Myriant Corporation, […]

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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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