Robust U.S. Ethanol Exports Continued in March; DDGS Exports to China Return to Near-Normal Levels

May 05, 2015

U.S. ethanol exports in March totaled 83.8 million gallons, down slightly from February but nonetheless representing the third-highest monthly volume in the last 12 months. DDGS exports totaled 923,515 metric tons, up 15% from February.

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University of Wisconsin Study Based on Shaky Foundation of Faulty Data and Conclusions

April 07, 2015

There is no empirical evidence to support the argument of a University of Wisconsin study, which claims U.S. cropland has expanded since 2008. USDA data clearly show that the area planted to field crops was more than 1 million acres smaller in 2012 than in 2008.

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U.S. Ethanol Exports Establish New February Record; DDGS Exports Rebound

April 03, 2015

U.S. exports of ethanol in February totaled 85.2 million gallons (mg), up 24% from January and the highest February export volume on record. February ethanol imports totaled 2.6 mg, nearly all from Guatemala. DDGS exports rose to 803,203 metric tons, a five-month high.

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Ethanol Is Not The Problem

March 30, 2015

Donn uses ethanol in most everything that he owns and has never had a single problem. Instead of just accepting Big Oil's misinformation, he states the public needs to ask questions and do research of their own. While ethanol will not kill an engine, poor maintenance, old gas and misinformation just might.

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Should Premium Fuel Still Warrant a Tank?

March 23, 2015

Many retail stations offer premium fuel, but should they? The fact that there are four times as many vehicles fully warranted for the use of E15 than those requiring premium gas today should be a compelling consideration for retailers thinking about switching to E15 and E85.

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New USDA Report Offers Fresh Insights into Ethanol and Co-products Production

March 10, 2015

NASS published a report last month that offers comprehensive surveyed data on co-product output from the ethanol industry. The survey from USDA’s statistical arm has been a big success and is already providing badly needed information to help enhance the public’s understanding of our industry.

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Price Still #1 for Consumers – Opportunity for Ethanol

March 10, 2015

More than two-thirds of consumers put cost as their top priority when filling up at the pump, which provides low-cost ethanol an excellent opportunity. If retailers would consider adopting higher blends, their opportunities for more customers immediately climb.

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Ethanol Exports Dip Slightly in January; Recovery of China DDG Market Continues

March 09, 2015

The United States exported 68.7 million gallons (mg) of ethanol in January, down 9% from December but nearly identical to the 2014 monthly average of 69.6 mg.

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Why Is Jay Leno Misrepresenting Ethanol?

March 09, 2015

I have no doubt that Jay is a master of comedy history, along with the mechanics of what is funny and why it's funny, but Jay is using information in his AutoWeek story to sway an argument that is untrue and misleading. However, the bulk of the responsibility for letting this misinformation come to the light of day belongs to AutoWeek magazine.

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Missing Opportunities and Misrepresenting the Facts

March 06, 2015

Jay Leno’s anti-ethanol rant misses an opportunity to address the problem of low-quality replacement parts for vintage vehicle fuel systems — a far more reasonable approach than attempting to change all gasoline to address a special segment of the market.

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Can’t We Just Get Rid of Ethanol Ignorance?

March 06, 2015

Jay Leno’s AutoWeek article “Can’t We Just Get Rid Of Ethanol?” makes zero sense to me. His words smack of otherwise invested horse-whisperers who use personal agendas to sway vulnerable-for-whatever-reason people towards their way.

Posted in Engines, Ethanol, Gasoline, Renewable Fuel Standard

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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.

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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.

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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.

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