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Ethanol coalition welcomes ‘Gap-Year’ waiver petition denials, denounces refiners’ Supreme Court petition

Ethanol coalition welcomes ‘Gap-Year’ waiver petition denials, denounces refiners’ Supreme Court petition

September 13, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union and American Coalition for Ethanol welcomed reports that President Trump directed the Environmental Protection Agency to reject dozens of “gap year” small refinery exemption petitions intended to circumvent the Tenth Circuit Court’s decision in RFA et al. v. EPA. The groups […]

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RFA says July ethanol export data underscore need for immediate action on trade barriers

RFA says July ethanol export data underscore need for immediate action on trade barriers

September 6, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association reports that government data showed U.S. ethanol exports slumping to just 74 million gallons in July, down 38 percent compared to the same month last year and the lowest total for July in six years. The escalation of trade barriers and the impacts of COVID-19 have caused year-to-date […]

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July ethanol exports at 10-month low at just 74 million gallons

July ethanol exports at 10-month low at just 74 million gallons

September 3, 2020 |

In Washington, the RFA says ethanol exports were 74.0 million gallons (mg) in July, a 6% decrease to the lowest volume in ten months. However, sales to Canada continued to brighten with 30.1 mg of ethanol crossing the border, rising 10% to a high for the year. Exports to India also climbed (up 3% to […]

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Ethanol production up 0.5% over last week, but still down 10.3% over same week in 2019

Ethanol production up 0.5% over last week, but still down 10.3% over same week in 2019

August 30, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., ethanol production climbed 0.5% higher, or 4,000 barrels per day (b/d), to 931,000 b/d—equivalent to 39.10 million gallons daily, according to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. Production remained 10.3% below the same week in 2019 as a result of the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The four-week average […]

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Bipartisan House coalition joins White House, RFA in demanding level playing field with Brazil

Bipartisan House coalition joins White House, RFA in demanding level playing field with Brazil

August 23, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association reports that with just two weeks remaining before Brazil is likely to impose a tariff of at least 20 percent on all fuel ethanol imports from the United States, a bipartisan coalition of House members has joined the effort to restore fair and equitable ethanol trade with Brazil. […]

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Ethanol production 12.2% below same week in 2019 as COVID-19 pandemic continues

Ethanol production 12.2% below same week in 2019 as COVID-19 pandemic continues

August 16, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., ethanol production pared back by 1.4%, or 13,000 barrels per day (b/d), to 918,000 b/d—equivalent to 38.56 million gallons daily, according to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, but remained 12.2% below the same week in 2019 as a result of the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The four-week […]

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RFA supports Trump’s plan for reciprocal tariffs on Brazilian ethanol

RFA supports Trump’s plan for reciprocal tariffs on Brazilian ethanol

August 12, 2020 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association expressed its support for President Trump’s announcement Monday that his administration is considering reciprocal tariffs on fuel ethanol imports from Brazil. The country’s existing tariff rate quota (TRQ) is set to expire at the end of August, and some Brazilian industry and government officials have suggested that all U.S. […]

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RFA Provides USDA a Roadmap to Renewable Fuel Growth

RFA Provides USDA a Roadmap to Renewable Fuel Growth

August 2, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association responded to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s request for comment on its Agriculture Innovation Agenda (AIA). Regarding renewable fuels, the agenda calls for Increased biofuel feedstock production and biofuel production efficiency and competitiveness to achieve market-driven blend rates of E15 in 2030 and E30 in 2050. “Not only […]

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Ethanol production slowed by 5.5% over prior week

Ethanol production slowed by 5.5% over prior week

August 2, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., ethanol production slowed by 5.5%, or 49,000 barrels per day (b/d), to 958,000 b/d—equivalent to 40.24 million gallons daily, according to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. Production remained 7.1% below the same week in 2019 as a result of the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The four-week average […]

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Ethanol production slows 2.5% over previous week

Ethanol production slows 2.5% over previous week

July 26, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., ethanol production slowed by 2.5%, or 23,000 barrels per day (b/d), to 908,000 b/d—equivalent to 38.14 million gallons daily, according to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. Production remains tempered due to COVID-19 disruptions, coming in 12.6% below the same week in 2019. The four-week average ethanol production rate ticked […]

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