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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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RFA teams with Growth Energy and USGC to ask Trump to go to bat with China

RFA teams with Growth Energy and USGC to ask Trump to go to bat with China

February 9, 2017 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, and the US Grains Council have written a joint letter to President Trump asking for the Administration’s assistance in urgently addressing China’s recent implementation of protectionist trade barriers that are shutting out U.S. exports of ethanol and distillers dried grains (DDGS). They say China’s recent actions are […]

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RFA teams with Transcaer on four free ethanol safety webinars

RFA teams with Transcaer on four free ethanol safety webinars

February 6, 2017 |

In cyberspace, the Renewable Fuels Association and Transcaer are hosting four free ethanol safety webinars this year for ethanol emergency response teams. The first webinar will be held on Feb. 7. The “Train the Trainer” webinars, funded through a Federal Railroad Administration/Transcaer grant, are a pay-it-forward type of program. A single webinar can train a […]

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RFA still positive about a Trump administration

RFA still positive about a Trump administration

February 1, 2017 |

In Washington, the head of the Renewable Fuels Association sees a Trump presidency as positive for ethanol, saying that putting America First rather than seeking trade agreements with would-be export markets that hindered extensive trade or streamlining complicated policies from the Environmental Protection Agency that kept E15 from becoming more widespread will help the industry. […]

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US ethanol production hits 15-week high, reaches 15.58B gallon rate

US ethanol production hits 15-week high, reaches 15.58B gallon rate

December 10, 2016 |

In Washington, according to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged 1.023 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 42.97 million gallons daily. That is up 11,000 b/d from the week before and tied for the largest total in 15 weeks. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 1.016 million b/d […]

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Growth Energy, RFA say EPA’s REGS proposal offers clarity, but risks for E15 adoption

Growth Energy, RFA say EPA’s REGS proposal offers clarity, but risks for E15 adoption

December 10, 2016 |

In Illinois, the EPA held a hearing on its proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) Rule. The Growth Energy view Chris Bliley, Director of Regulatory Affairs for Growth Energ outlined Growth Energy’s concern regarding the impact of the REGs rule on the developing market for E15, a fuel mixed with 15 percent ethanol and […]

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Export Exchange leads to 875,000 tons of DDGS sold amounting to about 8% of annual exports

Export Exchange leads to 875,000 tons of DDGS sold amounting to about 8% of annual exports

December 5, 2016 |

In Michigan, the Export Exchange conference hosted this fall by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is already paying dividends, according to new surveys of overseas grain buyers who attended – to the tune of nearly a half billion dollars’ worth of grain and ethanol co-product sales. Buyers and end-users were […]

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US ethanol production dips to 15.50B gallon rate

US ethanol production dips to 15.50B gallon rate

December 4, 2016 |

In Washington, according to EIA data as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged 1.012 million barrels per day —or 42.50 million gallons daily. That is down just 2,000 b/d from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 1.011 million b/d for an annualized rate of 15.50 billion gallons. […]

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