Tag: RFA

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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US ethanol production rises to 15.15 billion gallon rate

US ethanol production rises to 15.15 billion gallon rate

July 17, 2016 |

According to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged 1.004 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 42.17 million gallons daily. That is up 20,000 b/d from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 988,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 15.15 billion gallons. Stocks of ethanol stood […]

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39 US Senators calls for robust Renewable Fuel Standard as EPA finalizes 2017 volumes

39 US Senators calls for robust Renewable Fuel Standard as EPA finalizes 2017 volumes

June 26, 2016 |

In Washington, 39 senators sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, urging EPA to ensure the final 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard rule “promotes growth in the U.S. biofuel sector and capture economic opportunity rather than drive investment overseas.” The 2017 proposal calls on refiners to blend 14.8 billion gallons of conventional biofuels in 2017, […]

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US ethanol production dips to 14.41 billion gallon annual rate

US ethanol production dips to 14.41 billion gallon annual rate

May 22, 2016 |

In Washington, according to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, US ethanol production averaged 948,000 barrels per day (b/d)—or 39.82 million gallons daily. That is down 14,000 b/d from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 940,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 14.41 billion gallons. Stocks of […]

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RFA to host free ethanol safety seminars Wednesday in Hopewell, Virginia

RFA to host free ethanol safety seminars Wednesday in Hopewell, Virginia

May 10, 2016 |

In Virginia, the Renewable Fuels Association is hosting two free ethanol safety seminars May 11, in Hopewell. The ethanol safety seminars will be hosted in conjunction with International Association of Fire Chiefs, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and TRANSCAER. There will be a day session from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. ET, and an evening […]

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RFA sees RFS safe under either Clinton or Trump

RFA sees RFS safe under either Clinton or Trump

May 10, 2016 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association’s CEO says the ethanol industry should be safe if either the Democratic or Republican frontrunners win the race to the White House in November as both Clinton and Trump are supporters of homegrown energy. Republican congressmen especially have been keen to attack the Renewable Fuel Standard with proponents for […]

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RFA launches ad campaign to bust myths about E10 for boats ahead of Memorial Day

RFA launches ad campaign to bust myths about E10 for boats ahead of Memorial Day

May 5, 2016 |

In Washington, as Memorial Day weekend approaches later this month and people start heading out to the beaches and on the water, the Renewable Fuels Association is launching an ad campaign today to correct misinformation regarding ethanol usage in marine engines. The campaign kicked off with a two-page ad in the latest issue of Marina Dock […]

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RFA shows how CARB didn’t want grain ethanol but it’s what it got

RFA shows how CARB didn’t want grain ethanol but it’s what it got

May 2, 2016 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association reviewed the California Air Resources Board’s quarterly update on the Low Carbon Fuel Standard and found regulated parties have reduced the carbon intensity of the state’s transportation fuels by a cumulative 16.55 million metric tons (MMT) of CO2-equivalent greenhouse gases (GHG) since enforcement began in 2011. While that’s an […]

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RFA releases additional equipment guidelines for retailers providing E15

RFA releases additional equipment guidelines for retailers providing E15

May 1, 2016 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has published new equipment guidance for E15 retailers to prevent the possibility of retailers ordering equipment that cannot legally dispense E15. The guidance includes consideration to the following items: What are the equipment options to legally offer E15 to 2001 and newer vehicles? What are the various dispenser […]

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US ethanol production hits 51-week low

US ethanol production hits 51-week low

May 1, 2016 |

In the US, ethanol production averaged 927,000 b/d last week, or 38.93 million gallons daily, down 12,000 b/d from the week before and a 51 week low. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 945,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 14.49 gallons, reported the Renewable Fuels Association. Stocks of ethanol stood at 21.6 […]

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