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.

Posted in E85, Emissions, Ethanol, Gasoline

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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.

Posted in DDGS, Ethanol, Exports

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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.

Posted in Ethanol, Exports

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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?

Posted in Brazil, California, Ethanol

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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.

Posted in DDGS, Ethanol, Exports

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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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RFA Reports from Sturgis

August 14, 2014

RFA returned to South Dakota as a sponsor of the 2014 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in order to educate riders and promote the use of ethanol through its Free Fuel Happy Hours.

Posted in Education, Engines, Ethanol, Fuel

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Ethanol Exports Up Slightly in June While Imports Plummet—DDG Exports Continue to Soar

August 06, 2014

U.S. ethanol exports totaled 59.9 million gallons in June, up 13% from the month before.

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Ethanol-Powered Boats Make Splash in Kansas

July 18, 2014

RFA was on hand in Garnett, Kansas, to dispel some of the myths associated with boating and ethanol.

Posted in Engines, Ethanol, Fuel, Water

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U.S. Ethanol Exports Fall in May as Imports Ramp Up

July 08, 2014

U.S. ethanol exports totaled 52.9 million gallons in May, down 20% from April. Ethanol imports rose for the third month in a row to 28.7 million gallons.

Posted in DDGS, Ethanol, Exports

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RESPONSE TO CBO STUDY — The Renewable Fuel Standard: Issues for 2014 and Beyond

June 27, 2014

Geoff Cooper breaks down why the conclusions from the new CBO report on the RFS are largely based on a careless analysis that relies on unsupported assumptions.

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

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