Vilsack: Biofuels, bioenergy can help meet climate goals


Secretary of agriculture nominee Tom Vilsack stressed the important role biofuels and bioenergy will play in meeting the Biden administration’s climate goals during a Feb. 2 hearing before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.
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RFA: Partnership highlights benefits of E10 in marine engines


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 Renewable Fuels Association and the National Corn Growers Association.
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2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo moves to July


BBI International has announced that the 2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the ethanol industry's largest conference, will be held July 13-15 in Minneapolis. The event was originally scheduled to be held in mid-June.
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OPINION: RFA burns midnight oil to assist retailers with HBIIP


The RFA helped 11 companies in seven states submit applications for 47 locations under the second round of the USDA's HBIIP. That could result in 233 new higher blend dispensers where consumers can enjoy the benefits of higher ethanol blends.
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IRFA: Biofuels continue to have positive impact on Iowa’s economy


A new study released Feb. 2 finds biofuels continue to have a significant positive impact on Iowa’s economy, but recent market challenges reduced the job and household income impacts of ethanol and biodiesel production in the state.
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Growth Energy: Biofuels can help decarbonize federal fleet


President Biden on Jan. 25 announced plans to replace the federal government’s fleet of vehicles with American-made electric vehicles (EVs). Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor expressed disappointment that he did not address the potential of biofuels.
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Shaw: Iowa biofuels industry is ‘battered, but battling’


During his state of the industry address at the 2021 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Executive Director Monte Shaw characterizes the Iowa biofuels industry as “battered, but battling for a better future."
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Skor: New opportunities on the horizon for biofuels


Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor on Jan. 26 delivered the keynote address at IRFA's Annual Iowa Renewable Fuel Virtual Summit. In her speech, Skor reviewed the successes and challenges faced by the ethanol industry over the last year.
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Fuel retailers, drivers raise thousands for local cancer center


In the past three years, fuel retailers across Nebraska have raised more than $18,000 for cancer research as part of “Fuel the Cure.” During October, when drivers chose higher blends of ethanol fuel, gas stations donated 3 cents per gallon.
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Industry Events

2021 National Ethanol Conference

February 16-18, 2021

Virtual Event, Online

2021 International Biomass Conference & Expo

March 16-17, 2021
Producers Are Free
Virtual Event, Online

2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

July 13-15, 2021
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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