Tag: RFA

RFA tells President Biden its members will be net zero by 2050 or sooner

RFA tells President Biden its members will be net zero by 2050 or sooner

July 28, 2021 |

In Washington, in a letter sent Wednesday to President Joe Biden, Renewable Fuels Association members from across the country memorialized their commitment to ensuring ethanol achieves a net-zero carbon footprint, on average, by 2050 or sooner. Ethanol is already cutting greenhouse gas emissions by half compared to gasoline, the letter says, but “we can—and must—do […]

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D.C. Circuit Court blasts refiner arguments on RFS

D.C. Circuit Court blasts refiner arguments on RFS

July 17, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association welcomed the D.C. Circuit Court’s outright rejection of arguments from oil refiners that the Renewable Fuel Standard causes them economic hardship and therefore the Environmental Protection Agency should have waived their 2019 RFS obligations. The court’s rebuke of the refiners’ arguments was part of a decision published Friday […]

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RFA report shows ethanol use reduces cancer risk

RFA report shows ethanol use reduces cancer risk

July 7, 2021 |

In Washington, a newly published review of top scientific literature suggests that ethanol-blended fuels widely available at gas stations as E10, E15, or E85 result in less toxic emissions from vehicles and present a lower risk to human health than regular gasoline. The study, a collaboration between The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota and the […]

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Ethanol production up 1% to 44.44M gallons daily

Ethanol production up 1% to 44.44M gallons daily

July 3, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., ethanol production increased 10,000 barrels per day (b/d), or 1.0%, to 1.058 million b/d, equivalent to 44.44 million gallons daily, according to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. Production was 17.6% above the same week last year, which was affected by the pandemic, but it was 2.1% below the same […]

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SCOTUS biofuel waiver decision – What it means, the good news, reactions, why it isn’t over yet

SCOTUS biofuel waiver decision – What it means, the good news, reactions, why it isn’t over yet

June 27, 2021 |

In heartbreak for biofuel producers, Friday’s 6-3 ruling from U.S. Supreme Court backed oil refineries and overturned a lower court’s decision with regard to small refinery exemptions from the Clean Air Act’s Renewable Fuel Standard requirements, even though the companies’ prior exemptions expired. The long battle of oil vs biofuel seems to go on and […]

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RFA slams Wells Fargo new RINs analysis

RFA slams Wells Fargo new RINs analysis

June 20, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association slammed the Wells Fargo note to investors on the subject of the Renewable Fuel Standard and its compliance credit (RIN) market mechanism, saying it is so replete with factual errors and falsehoods that they want to correct the record. Secondly, RFA understands the Wells Fargo note is being […]

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New poll finds growing bipartisan support for RFS and ethanol

New poll finds growing bipartisan support for RFS and ethanol

June 13, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuel Association reports that a recent poll found that voter support for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) hit its highest levels in at least five years. Meanwhile, the tracking poll shows support for the use of biofuels like low-carbon ethanol has remained consistently high, with a bipartisan majority of voters […]

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RFA welcomes E10 in UK, recommends tighter blend range

RFA welcomes E10 in UK, recommends tighter blend range

June 13, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association thanked the United Kingdom’s Department of Transport for its draft regulations requiring the introduction of E10 ethanol blends beginning in September. However, in comments submitted to the agency, RFA recommended they adjust the minimum ethanol content for the E10 blend. Currently, the draft regulation allows fuel providers to […]

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RFA updates Best Practices for Rail Transport of Ethanol manual

RFA updates Best Practices for Rail Transport of Ethanol manual

June 8, 2021 |

In Washington, at the request of the National Transportation Safety Board, the Renewable Fuels Association published an update to its Best Practices for Rail Transport of Ethanol manual. For years, the publication has served as an important and trusted educational tool promoting regulatory compliance and best practices for the continued safe transport of ethanol via […]

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Ethanol production up 2.3%, highest level since March 2020

Ethanol production up 2.3%, highest level since March 2020

June 6, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., ethanol production scaled up by 23,000 barrels per day (b/d), or 2.3%, to 1.034 million b/d, equivalent to 43.43 million gallons daily and the highest level since March 2020, according to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. Production was 35.2% above the same week last year, which was affected by […]

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