Tag: RFA

RFA chief calls Brazilian policy ridiculous and Chinese policy schizophrenic

RFA chief calls Brazilian policy ridiculous and Chinese policy schizophrenic

June 21, 2017 |

In Minnesota, the CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association told the Fuel Ethanol Workshop during a keynote speech that the proposed import tariff on ethanol into Brazil is ridiculous and destructive while China’s imposition of a tariff in January was schizophrenic. The two countries have been major import markets for US ethanol that must now […]

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“Nonsensical’ says RFA, as EPA re-commences summer shut-out of E15 ethanol

“Nonsensical’ says RFA, as EPA re-commences summer shut-out of E15 ethanol

June 4, 2017 |

In Washington, numerous pro-ethanol groups marked the official beginning of the Environmental Protection Agency’s “summer ozone control season,” which essentially prohibits  retail gas stations from selling E15 (gasoline containing 15% ethanol) in more than two-thirds of the nation’s gasoline market. According to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), the de facto prohibition on summertime E15 sales […]

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RFA unveils summer E85 price reporting contest

RFA unveils summer E85 price reporting contest

May 25, 2017 |

In Washington, reporting prices for higher ethanol blends this summer could win you $50 in free fuel per day. Beginning on Memorial Day, the Renewable Fuels Association is launching an “Ethanol Days of Summer” contest, allowing both retailers and consumers to report the price posted for E85 and other ethanol blends. To enter, consumers must […]

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BoatUS slams RFA for misleading boat owners about ethanol

BoatUS slams RFA for misleading boat owners about ethanol

May 23, 2017 |

In Virginia, BoatUS has come out swinging at the Renewable Fuels Association over its ad campaign trying to convince the public that ethanol does not damage boat engines, saying the association is spreading mistruths, from the RFA’s claims about E10 being the fuel of choice for boaters, to saying the boating associations that approve E10 […]

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US biofuels and grains industry supports Canada’s push towards a Federal Clean Fuel Standard

US biofuels and grains industry supports Canada’s push towards a Federal Clean Fuel Standard

May 4, 2017 |

In Washington, Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) joined the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) in submitting comments in response to Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) Discussion Paper on a Federal Clean Fuel Standard (CFS). Representatives of the three organizations just completed a visit to Canada to discuss that country’s newest environmental initiative […]

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API and RFA fight over RFS with competing consumer polls

API and RFA fight over RFS with competing consumer polls

April 10, 2017 |

In Washington, the American Petroleum Institute released a new poll showing that consumers are concerned the Renewable Fuel Standard could hurt their pocket books. Sixty-eight percent of registered voters are concerned about the government requiring increased amounts of ethanol in gasoline and 74 percent agree that federal regulations could contribute to increased costs at the […]

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RFA releases updated mythbusting handbook

RFA releases updated mythbusting handbook

March 29, 2017 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association has launched its annual handbook, a key tool for mythbusting about ethanol. Included in the handbook are the following statistics: • 200 operating ethanol biorefineries in 28 states produced a record 15.25 billion gallons of high-octane renewable fuel in 2016, along with roughly 42 million metric tons of high-protein […]

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RFA study says ethanol supported nearly 340,000 jobs in 2016

RFA study says ethanol supported nearly 340,000 jobs in 2016

February 23, 2017 |

In Washington, a new report commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Agency says the U.S. ethanol industry added $42.1 billion to the nation’s gross domestic product and supported nearly 340,000 jobs in 2016. According to the analysis, the production and use of 15.25 billion gallons of ethanol last year also: ¥ contributed nearly $14.4 billion to […]

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Trump at the Renewable Pump: will he bump, thump or dump?

Trump at the Renewable Pump: will he bump, thump or dump?

February 23, 2017 |

“Trump Reiterates Support for Ethanol, RFS” is the major headline to come out of the National Ethanol Conference in San Diego, which is the Renewable Fuels Association’s annual conflab and as usual produced a flurry of studies, keynotes and statements on the viability and importance of US ethanol to everything from American jobs to advanced […]

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US ethanol production reaches record 16.17 billion gallon rate

US ethanol production reaches record 16.17 billion gallon rate

February 12, 2017 |

In Washington, according to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, US ethanol production averaged 1.055 million barrels per day—or 44.31 million gallons daily. That is down 6,000 b/d from last week’s all-time high. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 1.055 million b/d for an annualized rate of 16.17 billion gallons, […]

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