Tag: RFA

November ethanol exports hit three-month low, down 40% on year

November ethanol exports hit three-month low, down 40% on year

January 5, 2023 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association says November U.S. ethanol exports declined 3% to a three-month low of 81.4 million gallons (mg), approximately 40% less than the volume shipped a year ago. Essentially all exported U.S. ethanol landed in just ten countries in November. Our northern neighbor secured its place as our top customer for the twentieth […]

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E15 explicitly approved by most auto manufacturers for 2023 models

E15 explicitly approved by most auto manufacturers for 2023 models

December 29, 2022 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association’s annual review of vehicle owner’s manuals and warranty statements indicates that E15 is explicitly approved by the manufacturer for use in the vast majority of model year 2023 cars and light trucks. Notably, for the first time, Mitsubishi lists E15 as an approved fuel in some of its 2023 […]

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RFA recommends ways to further strengthen LCFS beyond 2030

RFA recommends ways to further strengthen LCFS beyond 2030

December 22, 2022 |

In California, in comments submitted Tuesday to the California Air Resources Board, the Renewable Fuels Association stressed its ongoing support for the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard and provided recommendations to strengthen and expand the landmark program beyond 2030. However, RFA underscored that without complementary regulatory actions—like expeditious approval of E15 and support for E85 and […]

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EPA announces hearing on RFS proposal for Jan. 10

EPA announces hearing on RFS proposal for Jan. 10

December 15, 2022 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a virtual public hearing to be held on January 10, 2023, on its proposal for the “Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program: Standards for 2023-2025 and Other Changes,” which was announced on November 30, 2022. An additional session will be held on January 11, 2023, if necessary, to accommodate […]

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RFA pushes IRS on credits for carbon sequestration and clean fuel production

RFA pushes IRS on credits for carbon sequestration and clean fuel production

December 8, 2022 |

In Washington, as federal agencies continue to work on implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act, the Renewable Fuels Association on Saturday filed two sets of comments to the Internal Revenue Service, related to credits for carbon sequestration and clean fuel production. RFA also submitted comments last week to USDA on implementation of the IRA’s $500 […]

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October ethanol exports fall 17% on year to below 100M gallons for second time in 2022

October ethanol exports fall 17% on year to below 100M gallons for second time in 2022

December 7, 2022 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association reports U.S. ethanol exports dropped below 100 million gallons for the second time in more than a year, scaling back 17% to 83.8 million gallons in October. However, shipments crossing north of our borders picked up by 5% so that Canada secured its status as our largest importer for the nineteenth […]

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Ethanol to save drivers $140M over Thanksgiving weekend

Ethanol to save drivers $140M over Thanksgiving weekend

November 21, 2022 |

In Washington, an analysis by the Renewable Fuels Association suggests that the presence of ethanol in our nation’s gasoline is expected to save Thanksgiving travelers nearly $140 million on gasoline purchases over the long holiday weekend. Based on the most recent monthly data, E10, a 10% ethanol blend that is prevalent at gas stations nationwide, is […]

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August ethanol exports fall to lowest in a year at 77M gallons

August ethanol exports fall to lowest in a year at 77M gallons

October 5, 2022 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association says August U.S. ethanol exports slumped 28% to 77.0 million gallons (mg), the lowest volume in over a year. However, a record 52.9 mg crossed the border into Canada, up 27% from July, with nearly 50 mg shipped as denatured fuel ethanol. This marks the seventeenth month that Canada has been […]

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RFA files motion to intervene on behalf of EPA in biodiversity lawsuit

RFA files motion to intervene on behalf of EPA in biodiversity lawsuit

October 5, 2022 |

In Washington, stressing the importance of upholding a strong Renewable Fuel Standard, the Renewable Fuels Association late last week filed a motion to intervene on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a suit brought against the agency by the Center for Biological Diversity.  The environmental organization’s suit seeks a court review of EPA’s […]

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July ethanol exports rose 6%

July ethanol exports rose 6%

September 8, 2022 |

In Washington, the RFA says July U.S. ethanol exports rose 6% to 107.2 million gallons (mg), marking the tenth consecutive month that exports breached 100 mg. Canada imported 41.6 mg, up 1%, to maintain its status as our largest customer. Sales to Singapore quadrupled to 12.3 mg (its largest imports of U.S. ethanol since Jan. 2018), […]

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