The E-Xchange — Ethanol

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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Facts Block Poultry Industry Attempt to Discredit the RFS

June 13, 2014

The facts show that ethanol production has had little impact on the chicken industry.

Posted in Corn, Corn prices, DDGS, Ethanol, Food, Letter to the Editor, Renewable Fuel Standard

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Government and University Experts Blast EWG Corn Ethanol Report

June 12, 2014

Lifecycle analysis experts and economists issued a 13-page response today to the Environmental Working Group’s May report titled “Ethanol’s Broken Promise.”

Posted in Environment, Ethanol, Land Use

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Canada Sets New Monthly Record for Total Imports of U.S. Ethanol as DDGs Back Down from Record High

June 10, 2014

U.S. ethanol shipments in April totaled 66.4 million gallons (mg), down 21% from March. Imports for the month totaled 15.9 mg, the highest level since September 2013.

Posted in DDGS, Ethanol, Exports

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Ag Census Data Shows EWG is Full of Hot Air

June 02, 2014

Contrary to EWG's recently-released study, peer-reviewed studies by analysts clearly show first-generation ethanol significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions relative to gasoline.

Posted in Environment, Ethanol, Land Use

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Expanding American Ethanol to China

May 20, 2014

Kelly Davis details her participation in this month's U.S. trade mission to China.

Posted in Environment, Ethanol, Exports, Fuel, USDA

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The Truth Rests in the Data, Not the Rhetoric

May 16, 2014

If you have a question about energy or the environment, trust the EPA, not the recreational boaters and the egg growers.

Posted in Environment, Ethanol, Food, Letter to the Editor

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Ethanol Exports Rebound in March as Distillers Grains Exports Set New Monthly Record

May 06, 2014

U.S. ethanol exports totaled 84.0 million gallons, a 25% increase over February.

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Owner Neglect the Real Enemy of Engines

May 02, 2014

Renowned auto expert Bobby Likis sounds off on a factually-challenged piece from The Morning Call.

Posted in E15, Engines, Ethanol, Water

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U.S. Ethanol Maintains Net Exporter Status in February as Virtually No Imports are Recorded

April 22, 2014

U.S. ethanol exports for February totaled 67.1 million gallons, up 44% over this time last year. Imports recorded a meager 11,999 gallons.

Posted in DDGS, Ethanol, Exports

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It’s Final—Forbes is Terribly Misinformed on Ethanol

April 21, 2014

James Conca’s recent article in Forbes badly mischaracterizes the recent IPCC reports and rehashes long-disproven myths and misinformation about corn ethanol. RFA responded with facts.

Posted in Corn, Corn prices, Environment, Ethanol, Renewable Fuel Standard

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U.S. Ethanol Exports Hit 25-Month High; Brazil is Top Customer

March 10, 2014

U.S. ethanol shipments in January rocketed to 86.2 million gallons, marking the highest monthly export volume since December 2011.

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Scientists Urge CARB to Revisit LCFS Land Use Change Penalties

March 10, 2014

CARB must do the right thing and follow the advice of the scientific community.

Posted in Corn, Environment, Ethanol, Land Use

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Next-Gen Biofuels Depend on Conventional Ethanol for Firm Footing

March 07, 2014

Conventional and next generation biofuels go hand in hand.

Posted in Advanced Biofuels, Ethanol, Letter to the Editor

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U.S. Ethanol Exports Top 620 Million Gallons in 2013 While Imports Fall, DDGs Exports Set New Record

February 06, 2014

U.S. ethanol exports totaled 621.5 million gallons in 2013, the third-highest annual total on record.

Posted in DDGS, Ethanol, Exports

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