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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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RFA wants California’s next LCFS to be technology neutral

RFA wants California’s next LCFS to be technology neutral

August 8, 2022 |

In California, in comments filed with the California Air Resources Board today, the Renewable Fuels Association stressed that the next iteration of the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard must be technology-neutral and allow low-carbon renewable fuels to compete fairly as California endeavors to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. RFA submitted the comments in response to a […]

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May ethanol exports fell 21% on year

May ethanol exports fell 21% on year

July 7, 2022 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association says May U.S. ethanol exports moderated from April’s four-year high, declining 21% to 147.1 million gallons (mg). However, Canada increased its imports by 4% to 41.8 mg in May, maintaining its status as our top customer for 14 consecutive months and logging its largest monthly volume in eight years (also its […]

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RFA calls on EPA to remove controversial studies from peer reviewed Congressional process

RFA calls on EPA to remove controversial studies from peer reviewed Congressional process

May 25, 2022 |

In Washington, a recent, highly publicized report led by Tyler Lark of the University of Wisconsin attacking the Renewable Fuel Standard is “more problematic than what we initially evaluated to be the case,” according to a new review of the work by researchers from the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, Purdue University, the University of […]

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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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