Tag: RFA

RFA, Growth Energy, U.S. Grains Council welcome UK E10 mandate

RFA, Growth Energy, U.S. Grains Council welcome UK E10 mandate

February 28, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the U.S. Grains Council welcomed the United Kingdom’s announcement to introduce a 10% ethanol blend standard (E10) nationwide by September of this year. “The United Kingdom’s introduction of an E10 ethanol blend comes amid a global push to decarbonize the transportation sector and reduce greenhouse […]

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New EIA Data Show U.S. Ethanol Volumes Fell in 2020 Due to the Pandemic

New EIA Data Show U.S. Ethanol Volumes Fell in 2020 Due to the Pandemic

February 28, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., year-end data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration provides evidence of both the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resilience of the ethanol industry, according to the Renewable Fuels Association. U.S. ethanol production fell to 13.93 billion gallons last year, down 1.85 bg, or 11.7%, from 2019. It was the […]

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U.S. ethanol production remains 12.4% below same week last year

U.S. ethanol production remains 12.4% below same week last year

February 21, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., ethanol production slowed by 2.8%, or 26,000 barrels per day (b/d), to a 20-week low of 911,000 b/d—equivalent to 38.26 million gallons daily, according to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. Production remained 12.4% below the same week last year. The four-week average ethanol production rate decreased 1.0% to 929,000 […]

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RFA says RFS general waiver requests are unjustified and illegal

RFA says RFS general waiver requests are unjustified and illegal

February 21, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association filed comments with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in response to earlier requests from oil refiners and the governors of six oil-producing states seeking a general waiver from 2019 and 2020 renewable volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard. “These waiver requests, which were rushed out the door […]

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RFA study shows major economic benefits of ethanol in 2020 despite pandemic

RFA study shows major economic benefits of ethanol in 2020 despite pandemic

February 16, 2021 |

In Washington, even after experiencing a sudden drop in demand due to the COVID pandemic, the U.S. ethanol industry still had a significantly positive impact on the U.S. economy in 2020, according to the annual ethanol industry economic impact study released today by the Renewable Fuels Association. The economic analysis was prepared for the RFA […]

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RFA study shows RFS reduced CO2 emissions by nearly 1 billion metric tons through 2020

RFA study shows RFS reduced CO2 emissions by nearly 1 billion metric tons through 2020

February 15, 2021 |

In Washington, new analysis from a renowned carbon accounting firm finds that the greenhouse gas emission reductions achieved under the Renewable Fuel Standard far exceed the reductions originally projected by EPA. Between 2008 and 2020, the use of biofuels under the RFS has resulted in cumulative savings of 980 million metric tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent […]

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Research shows RFS slashed GHG emissions by nearly a billion metric tons to date

Research shows RFS slashed GHG emissions by nearly a billion metric tons to date

February 14, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association reports that a new analysis from a renowned carbon accounting firm finds that the greenhouse gas emission reductions achieved under the Renewable Fuel Standard far exceed the reductions originally projected by EPA. Between 2008 and 2020, the use of biofuels under the RFS has resulted in cumulative savings […]

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RFA releases statistical reports on 2020 ethanol, distillers grains exports

RFA releases statistical reports on 2020 ethanol, distillers grains exports

February 14, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association released two reports summarizing 2020 U.S. ethanol and distillers grains export and import data. These annual reports provide industry advocates, policymakers, the media and the general public with the latest information on the important role U.S. ethanol and distillers grains play on the world stage. “Exports continued to […]

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U.S. ethanol exports top 1.3B gallons in 2020 despite pandemic and trade barriers

U.S. ethanol exports top 1.3B gallons in 2020 despite pandemic and trade barriers

February 7, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association reports that U.S. ethanol exports totaled 1.33 billion gallons in 2020, down 9 percent from 2019 and the lowest volume since 2016 but says that exports were a relative bright spot in 2020, as the annual volume was the fourth-highest on record and nearly one out of every […]

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D.C. Circuit Court Stays EPA Action Granting Refinery Waivers

D.C. Circuit Court Stays EPA Action Granting Refinery Waivers

January 24, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., in response to an emergency motion filed by the Renewable Fuels Association, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ordered that EPA’s action on Tuesday to grant three small refinery petitions must be “administratively stayed pending further order of the court.” The order prevents EPA from further processing the small […]

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