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RFA submits comments to Oregon Clean Fuels Program expansion

RFA submits comments to Oregon Clean Fuels Program expansion

May 9, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association submitted feedback related to a planned expansion of the Oregon Clean Fuels Program. The Oregon CFP currently requires a 10% reduction in the carbon intensity (CI) of transportation fuels by 2025, and the state intends to expand the reductions to 20% by 2030 and 25% by 2035. In […]

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White paper shows ethanol led the way in California LCFS for past 10 years

White paper shows ethanol led the way in California LCFS for past 10 years

May 9, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., a new Renewable Fuels Association white paper looks at how, for the past decade, ethanol has been the go-to fuel to decarbonize transportation in the Golden State. The use of ethanol under California’s low-carbon fuel standard has generated over a third of the state’s greenhouse gas savings since implementation of the program […]

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Ethanol exports jumped to 133 million gallons in March with China taking more than a third

Ethanol exports jumped to 133 million gallons in March with China taking more than a third

May 5, 2021 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association says American exports of ethanol accelerated in March to 133.0 million gallons (mg), the second-largest volume in a year and up 31% from February’s dip. Exports to China spiked from 4.7 mg to 48.3 mg for the country’s second-largest monthly imports of American ethanol on record (and narrowly missing […]

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RFA sends comment letters to USDA on ethanol, ag and rural policy recommendations

RFA sends comment letters to USDA on ethanol, ag and rural policy recommendations

May 2, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., in separate comment letters submitted to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Renewable Fuels Association explained how expanded ethanol production and use can support the administration’s “climate-smart” agriculture goals and encouraged USDA to use the Rural Energy Pilot Program to support research into the use of ethanol for low-carbon power generation. In […]

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Growth Energy, RFA and ACE call on EPA to fix to outdated and confusing E15 labeling

Growth Energy, RFA and ACE call on EPA to fix to outdated and confusing E15 labeling

April 20, 2021 |

In Washington, Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association and the American Coalition for Ethanol all submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calling for a fix to outdated and confusing E15 labeling and to ensure retail stations’ existing tank systems can accommodate the storage of E15 and higher gasoline-ethanol blends. “Growth Energy supports modification […]

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RFA, Growth Energy and NCGA argue in DC Circuit Court regarding EPA E15 rulemaking

RFA, Growth Energy and NCGA argue in DC Circuit Court regarding EPA E15 rulemaking

April 13, 2021 |

In Washington, the D.C. Circuit Court heard oral arguments in American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, et al. vs. EPA, a case in which oil refiners challenge the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2019 rulemaking that paved the way for the year-round sale of E15. As intervenors in the case, the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the […]

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Ethanol exports fall 38% in February following January’s record high

Ethanol exports fall 38% in February following January’s record high

April 7, 2021 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association says American ethanol shipments eased 38% in February after January’s volume set a record high for the month. Exports were 101.7 million gallons (mg), with half destined for just three countries. However, exports spiked to South Korea, up 120% (11.9 mg) to 21.8 mg. This is the largest volume […]

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Even Amidst Pandemic, Iowa E15 Sales Surge to New Record in 2020

Even Amidst Pandemic, Iowa E15 Sales Surge to New Record in 2020

April 4, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., sales of E15 jumped 24% and set a new record in Iowa in 2020, despite the pandemic-related drop in overall fuel consumption, according to data released this week by the Iowa Department of Revenue. Meanwhile, E15 and E85 flex fuel data from two other states show that 2020 sales volumes generally held […]

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RFA says EPA should shelve proposal to extend RFS compliance deadlines

RFA says EPA should shelve proposal to extend RFS compliance deadlines

March 14, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., in comments submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Renewable Fuels Association opposed a proposal to extend the deadlines for demonstrating compliance with the Renewable Fuel Standard for 2019 and 2020. “This proposal is unnecessary, and the timelines are excessive,” wrote RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper. “All that the extensions […]

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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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