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RFA says March ethanol exports hit six-year low at 125.1M gallons

RFA says March ethanol exports hit six-year low at 125.1M gallons

May 4, 2022 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association says U.S. ethanol exports declined 13% to 125.1 million gallons (mg), the lowest March shipments in six years. Canada logged its twelfth consecutive month as our top customer with a 10% increase to 34.2 mg (equivalent to 27% of total exports in March). Sales to South Korea spiked 38% to a record high […]

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RFA study shows ethanol produces 3x energy it uses to produce it

RFA study shows ethanol produces 3x energy it uses to produce it

April 25, 2022 |

In Washington, corn ethanol now provides nearly three times the energy used to produce it, according to a new analysis by the Renewable Fuels Association, with some biorefineries approaching a four-to-one energy ratio. This continuing improvement in energy balance reflects improved efficiencies in corn production and ethanol processing. The RFA noted that estimates of the average […]

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Ethanol production down 4.8% over previous week, but 4.7% above 5-year week average

Ethanol production down 4.8% over previous week, but 4.7% above 5-year week average

April 24, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., ethanol production dropped by 48,000 barrels per day (b/d), or 4.8%, to 947,000 b/d, equivalent to 39.77 million gallons daily and the lowest volume since September 2021, according to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. Production was 0.6% more than the same week last year and 4.7% above the five-year […]

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Ethanol production down 0.6% over previous week

Ethanol production down 0.6% over previous week

April 10, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., ethanol production pared back by 33,000 barrels per day (b/d), or 3.2%, to 1.003 million b/d, equivalent to 42.13 million gallons daily, according to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. Production was 2.9% more than the same week last year and 7.4% above the five-year average for the week. The […]

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E15 sales reached record levels in 2021

E15 sales reached record levels in 2021

April 10, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., sales of E15, a gasoline blend containing 15 percent ethanol, hit a record 814 million gallons in 2021, according to a new analysis from the Renewable Fuels Association. The 2021 volume represented a 62 percent increase over the prior year and was nearly double pre-pandemic sales volumes in 2019. However, RFA notes, […]

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U.S. EPA denies 36 refinery biofuel waivers, biofuels industry responds

U.S. EPA denies 36 refinery biofuel waivers, biofuels industry responds

April 10, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., Reuters reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has denied 36 petitions from oil refiners seeking exemptions to the nation’s biofuel blending laws for the 2018 compliance year, but will provide 31 of those refineries with another avenue to seek relief. Reuters reports that the action will align the EPA with a […]

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Ethanol production down 0.6% over previous week

Ethanol production down 0.6% over previous week

April 3, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., ethanol production declined by 6,000 barrels per day (b/d), or 0.6%, to 1.036 million b/d, equivalent to 43.51 million gallons daily, according to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. Production was 7.4% more than the same week last year and 6.6% above the five-year average for the week. The four-week […]

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Ethanol production slowed 2.6% over last week

Ethanol production slowed 2.6% over last week

March 6, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., ethanol production slowed by 27,000 barrels per day (b/d), or 2.6%, to 997,000 b/d, equivalent to 41.87 million gallons daily, according to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. Production was 17.4% more than the same week last year, which was affected by the pandemic and the continued effects of adverse […]

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Ethanol production up 1.5% over last week, up 55.6% over same week last year

Ethanol production up 1.5% over last week, up 55.6% over same week last year

February 27, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., ethanol production expanded by 15,000 barrels per day (b/d), or 1.5%, to 1.024 million b/d, equivalent to 43.01 million gallons daily, according to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. Production was 55.6% more than the same week last year, which was affected by the pandemic and especially weather-induced infrastructure issues, […]

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RFA slams NWF-funded RFS study by University of Wisconsin–Madison

RFA slams NWF-funded RFS study by University of Wisconsin–Madison

February 16, 2022 |

In Wisconsin, research led by the University of Wisconsin–Madison and funded by the National Wildlife Federation assessed the environmental impacts of corn ethanol and the policy that governs it, using a combination of econometric analyses, land use data and biophysical modeling. In keeping with their previous “research” on biofuels and the RFS, the RFA says […]

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