Export Exchange

Export Exchange Success

Dan Exports/Imports

The Export Exchange Conference recently hosted by the U.S. Grains Council, Growth Energy, and the Renewable Fuels Association is already paying off. According to surveys of grain buyers who attended the event, they bought $225 million worth of grain and ethanol co-products. In addition to that total, another $128 million in potential sales is under negotiations. That equates to almost …

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Ethanol Industry Hopeful for E15 Win

Dan Biofuels/Energy

The ethanol industry is hopeful of a final win soon on a permanent fix for restricted summertime E15 sales. The House has already acted as part of a package of livestock competition bills to permanently allow summertime E15 sales that received a Biden waiver just for this summer. Now, Renewable Fuels Association chief Geoff Cooper says it’s up to the …

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Crappie Masters-NCGA-RFA Partnership Highlights Benefits of E10 in Marine Engines

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Industry News Release

(NCGA) — Combating the myths that exist about the use of gasoline blended with 10-percent ethanol has been the primary goal of the partnership between Crappie Masters, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). The Crappie Masters National Tournament Trail kicked-off over the weekend with a two-day national qualifier at St. Johns River in Deland, Fla., …

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Farm & Biofuel Coalition Rejects EPA’s Excuses

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Industry News Release

(RFA) — A coalition of the nation’s largest biofuels and agricultural trade groups filed its reply in support of its motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia. The motion, originally filed on November 23, 2020, asks the court to enforce its 2017 decision requiring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address its improper waiver of 500 …

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RFA Ready to Assist with New Round of USDA Infrastructure Grants

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Industry News Release, USDA

(RFA) — The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA)  has announced another round of funding for its successful Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program, or HBIIP, and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) once again offers itself as a technical resource to interested retailers. Approximately $22 million is being made available for fueling stations, convenience stores, hypermarket fueling stations, and fleet facilities to add …

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Ethanol Industry Needs Support, as COVID-19 Losses Near $4 Billion

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Economy, Industry News Release

With COVID-19 cases on the rise again, state and local governments are taking additional actions to limit travel and promote social distancing. In turn, consumption of ethanol-blended gasoline is rapidly falling again, threatening to derail an already tenuous economic recovery in the ethanol industry. Through November, U.S. ethanol producers had already lost $3.8 billion since the start of the pandemic, according …

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RFA Thanks President-Elect Biden, Congratulates Vilsack on USDA Nomination

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Industry News Release, Legislative

(RFA) — President-elect Joe Biden nominated Tom Vilsack to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The following is a statement from Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper. “Tom Vilsack is an excellent choice to serve in this role. During his last term as secretary, he has shown clearly and continually that he can work effectively with …

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Renewable Fuels Association on Gas-Generated Electricity

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Corn, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — Electric vehicles that a Biden Administration is looking at to achieve net-zero carbon emissions still face the need for coal or natural gas-generated electricity. But the ethanol industry may have a different solution. Corn ethanol to electricity may be the ‘ticket,’ according to Renewable Fuels Association chief Geoff Cooper.  “Ethanol is a great low-carbon molecule, and you can …

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Farm & Biofuel Leaders Urge Courts to Hold EPA Accountable

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Industry News Release

(RFA) — A coalition of the nation’s largest biofuels and agricultural trade groups filed a motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia asking the court to enforce its 2017 decision requiring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address its improper waiver of 500 million gallons of biofuel demand in the 2016 renewable volume obligation (RVO).  The coalition, which includes the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, National …

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RFA Urging President Trump to Maintain Strong Commitment to Biofuels

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

The Environmental Protection Agency’s recent “consideration of drastic, unprecedented changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFA)” would undermine the future growth of the biofuels industry, the Renewable Fuels Association and 10 other biofuel groups wrote today to President Trump. In the letter, the groups urged the president to ensure the administration remains firm in its commitment to the U.S. biofuels …