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RFA Statement on EPA Efforts to Provide Greater Transparency on RFS

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced new efforts to provide greater transparency in the Renewable Identification Number (RIN) market, used to show compliance with annual Renewable Fuel Standard requirements. As part of this announcement, EPA said it will be providing aggregated annual data on small refiner exemptions, as well as waiver requests for current and future compliance years. RFA President …

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University Analysis: EPA’s Refiner Waivers Could Cost Ethanol Industry $20 Billion in Losses

Dan Corn, Energy, Industry News Release

A recent analysis by economists at the University of Missouri’s Food and Agriculture Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) shows that the U.S. ethanol industry could lose 4.6 billion gallons of domestic demand and nearly $20 billion in sales revenue over the next six years if the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues its current practice of exempting dozens of small refiners from …

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Ethanol Exports on Pace to Shatter Record in 2018

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

Government data released show that U.S. ethanol exports through June stood at 927.7 million gallons (mg), up 33 percent from the first half of 2017 and on pace to shatter last year’s record of 1.38 billion gallons (bg). According to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), robust export markets are more important now than ever before, as actions by the Environmental …

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Dinneen to Become RFA Advisor, Cooper CEO

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

Renewable Fuels Association President Bob Dinneen will transition into an advisory role later this year. Serving as CEO since 2001, Dinneen has been with the organization for more than 30 years and will become RFA’s Senior Strategic Advisor in October. Executive Vice President Geoff Cooper will assume the position of president and CEO. Cooper joined RFA in 2008 as the …

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EPA 2019 RFS Proposal Missing Opportunity to Set Things Right

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) implored the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use the 2019 Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) rulemaking process to fix the extensive damage done to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by former Administrator Scott Pruitt. In testimony delivered at a public hearing in Ypsilanti, Mich., RFA Vice President of Government Affairs Samantha Slater said EPA’s 2019 RVO rule is an opportunity to correct the extensive damage done to demand for ethanol and America’s …

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Ethanol Coalition Sues EPA Over Secretive RFS Waivers

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

An ethanol coalition has filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. The Renewable Fuels Association, the Advanced Coalition for Ethanol, National Corn Growers, and the National Farmers Union are suing the EPA to challenge several waivers to the Renewable Fuels Standard, given out in secret to several profitable refineries. The …

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EPA Waivers Lower Ethanol Production Six Percent

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted Renewable Fuels Standard waivers to dozens of refineries over the last couple of years. The Renewable Fuels Association analyzed the EPA’s own compliance data and found that the exemptions lowered volumetric obligations by at least 1.6 million gallons over that time period. The volume lost over the last two years is ten times …

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RFA: Early Evidence of Ethanol Demand Destruction

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

The Renewable Fuels Association says its found evidence that RIN waivers are destroying ethanol demand. The Environmental Protection Agency has been handing out hardship waivers “like candy,” according to refining executives. The waivers grant refiners a pass on RINs, the mechanism by which Renewable Fuel Standard compliance is tracked. Renewable Fuels Association executive vice president Geoff Cooper says the credits …

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RFA Comments on China’s Latest Attack on U.S. Ethanol and Farmers

Dan Energy, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

On Monday, China added a 15% tariff on U.S. ethanol imports. The move came in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement of duties on imported aluminum and steel products. This is in addition to an already-imposed duty of 30%, making the total tariff 45% on U.S. ethanol. Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen had the following statement: “Once again …