Ethanol Exports Dip in December; China Returns to DDGS Market

February 06, 2015

U.S. ethanol exports totaled 75.5 million gallons (mg) in December, down 17% from November. Meanwhile, ethanol imports jumped to 11.5 mg, the highest since May. DDGS exports rose 16% to 733,748 metric tons.

Posted in DDGS, Ethanol, Exports

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Debunking Searchinger’s Doomsday Theories…Again

January 29, 2015

A new paper by Timothy Searchinger simply repeats the same Malthusian themes and absurd arguments he first made in 2008 and 2009.

Posted in Emissions, Environment, Land Use, Renewable Fuel Standard

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Getting the Facts Straight on E15

January 20, 2015

Smarter Fuel Future continues to confuse and mislead consumers about E15. The fact is, nearly 70% of new MY2015 vehicles are clearly approved by the manufacturer for the use of the fuel. Consumers who wish to fill up on E15 should examine their owner’s manual and ignore the lies and blatant misdirection coming from Smarter Fuel Future.

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November U.S. Ethanol Exports Reach 35-Month High; DDGS Exports Continue Slide

January 07, 2015

Ethanol exports totaled 90.9 million gallons in November—the highest level since December 2011. Imports hit a five-month high at 4.9 million gallons while DDGS slid to their lowest monthly level since March 2013.

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Read the Label!

January 06, 2015

When it comes to getting the most out of your fuel, consumers are advised to do their research and follow suggestions from their vehicle's manufacturer rather than the oil companies that spend millions to denounce ethanol.

Posted in Engines, Ethanol

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Real-World Ozone and Particulate Data Expose Fallacy of Minnesota Study

December 18, 2014

The study featured in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences article “Life Cycle Air Quality Impacts of Conventional and Alternative Light-Duty Transportation in the United States” is undermined by omissions, assumptions, and hypothetical scenarios.

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U.S. Ethanol Exports Up 40% in October; DDG Exports Fall as Shipments to China Continue to Plummet

December 08, 2014

U.S. ethanol exports totaled 79.2 million gallons in October, which is up 40% from September and the highest level in seven months. DDGS exports dropped 14% from the previous month, reflecting the collapse in shipments to China.

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The Quest to Open Ethanol Markets in South America

December 02, 2014

Ed Hubbard headed south of the border to take part in an ongoing effort by the U.S. ethanol industry to grow ethanol markets around the world.

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Let the Facts be the Facts

November 18, 2014

If the retail infrastructure industry is to continue looking to the National Institute of Standards and Technology for accurate and timely data, the institute needs to just let the facts be the facts.

Posted in Ethanol, Fuel

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U.S. Ethanol Exports Steady in September; DDG Exports Fall as Shipments to China Plunge 65%

November 04, 2014

U.S. ethanol exports totaled 56.7 million gallons in September, up 5% from the previous month. Year-to-date exports stood at 590.1 mg, an increase of more than 40% compared to the same period last year.

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API Says Extending Domestic Fuel Supply Lowers Consumer Gas Prices—Who Knew!?

October 31, 2014

API claims the fracking boom has extended U.S. supplies and lowered gas prices, but there are two major problems with this argument. Government data tell a different story that makes API’s claims test the basic principles of supply & demand, and API now counters its past assertions about, you guessed it, ethanol for doing what they state to be doing: saving consumers money.

Posted in Ethanol, Gas Prices, Oil

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What’s App-ening?

October 15, 2014

In the early '80s, the thermal fax took everyone by storm. Information is just as critical today, which is why RFA's latest venture on the information superhighway — the “RFA Advocacy” mobile app — is so exciting.

Posted in Education, Ethanol

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The California LCFS and Sugarcane Ethanol: Where’s the Flood?

October 14, 2014

CARB continues to hold out hope for a flood of Brazilian sugarcane ethanol imports, but does sugarcane ethanol’s dubious environmental benefits justify the cost to California consumers?

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E15 Data Speak Louder than Rhetoric

October 10, 2014

Despite the fear-mongering words published in the Roanoke Times, E15 is well-tested and approved for consumer use.

Posted in E15, EPA, Ethanol, Letter to the Editor

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“Pump”: An In-Depth Look at the Effects of Big Oil’s Monopoly—and How America Can Break It

October 10, 2014

The new documentary explores the history of U.S. fueling infrastructure and shows what we can do to diversify our options at the pump.

Posted in Ethanol, Fuel, Gas Prices, Oil, Renewable Fuels

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U.S. Ethanol Exports Down in August as Imports Completely Dried Up

October 06, 2014

U.S. ethanol exports tallied 54.1 million gallons while DDG exports remained on a record pace.

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University Economists Find RFS Reduces—Not Increases—Consumer Fuel Prices

September 23, 2014

As OMB conducts its review of the 2014 RFS final rule, a new paper by Iowa State economists shows that White House fears of higher RIN prices causing higher gas prices are completely unfounded.

Posted in E85, Gas Prices, Renewable Fuel Standard, RINs

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July Ethanol Exports Tick Upward While Imports Slow to a Trickle; DDG Exports Break Record

September 05, 2014

U.S. ethanol exports totaled 62.8 million gallons in July, while DDG exports logged 1.17 million metric tons, a new record for a single month.

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Connecting International Markets – 2014 Export Exchange

August 28, 2014

RFA is once again partnering with the U.S. Grains Council to host the 2014 Export Exchange, a three-day conference in late October that brings together hundreds of buyers and end-users of U.S. coarse grains and co-products.

Posted in DDGS, Exports

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What Can You Get for $3.60?

August 14, 2014

Some biofuel critics continue to claim corn ethanol is “not economical.” Perhaps they haven’t noticed that wholesale ethanol prices have been an average of $0.71 per gallon lower than wholesale gasoline prices so far this year. Or maybe they didn’t notice that for the first time in nearly eight years, a bushel of corn—the primary input in the ethanol process—costs less than a gallon of gasoline. The price of a 56-pound bushel of corn, which yields 2.8 gallons of ethanol, averaged just $3.57 in July, while the national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline hit $3.61.

Posted in Corn, Ethanol, Gas Prices

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