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February 13, 2019

East Kansas Agri Energy, Dinneen honored at NEC

At the final day of the NEC in Orlando, Florida, RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper honored East Kansas Agri-Energy and past RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen for their dedication to the ethanol industry. READ MORE

February 13, 2019

Censky: US ethanol industry has a friend in USDA

United States Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky spoke at the Renewable Fuels Association’s National Ethanol Conference, and told attendees that USDA is a strong advocate for the U.S. ethanol industry, both at home and abroad. READ MORE

February 13, 2019

Former Sen. Tom Daschle advocates high-octane fuels at NEC

Former U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle delivered a speech at the RFA’s National Ethanol Conference advocating for a high-octane standard while keeping the RFS, removing regulatory barriers for higher ethanol blends, and collaborating with stakeholders. READ MORE

February 12, 2019

Cooper discusses industry achievements, 2019 goals at NEC

Geoff Cooper, president and CEO of the RFA, addressed attendees of the National Ethanol Conference in Orlando, and outlined RFA’s goals for the coming year, which include advocating for the RFS and and a high-octane fuel standard. READ MORE

February 06, 2019

NACS favors giving consumers options at the pump

According to the NACS, the ability to sell E15 gives retailers the chance to offer their customers a wider range of fuel options. More retailers are expected to offer the fuel blend once it can be sold year round. READ MORE

February 01, 2019

American drivers top 7 billion miles on E15

Drivers in the U.S. have reached another milestone: they’ve logged over 7 billion miles on E15. Mike O’Brien, Growth Energy’s vice president of market development, said the milestone proves E15 is a blend that consumers purchase time and time again. READ MORE

January 25, 2019

Australian pilot biorefinery now under construction

Construction recently began on a pilot cellulosic biorefinery in Australia. The plant is a collaboration between the University of Newcastle’s Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources and Ethanol Technologies (Ethtec). READ MORE

January 23, 2019

UAI: Test fuels are not representative of real-world fuels

An analysis commissioned by the Urban Air Initiative and completed by Future Fuel Strategies looked at nearly 100 vehicle emissions studies and concluded that the test fuels used often do not match the real-world fuels available to consumers. READ MORE

January 23, 2019

On Tap

FROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Retailers preparing for year-round E15 have options for pumps, financing and marketing. READ MORE

January 04, 2019

Marathon reportedly considers offering E15

Late last year, it was reported that Marathon Petroleum Corp. was considering selling E15 at some of its retail locations. While the company has failed to confirm that news, those in the ethanol industry say the reports—if true—could be a good sign. READ MORE