Philosophy

Since 1981, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has been the authoritative voice of the U.S. ethanol industry.  Our members are committed to helping our country become cleaner, safer, and more energy independent.  In creating a forum for ethanol producers and industry stakeholders, RFA has achieved an unequaled record of results through action, advocacy and analysis.

With the most experienced staff in the industry, RFA is able to provide timely, comprehensive industry information to our members, Congress, federal and state government agencies, fuel marketers and retailers, strategic partners, the media and other opinion-leader audiences.

RFA has been the industry's most forceful advocate for expanding the market for ethanol.  Just as important, we've worked to beat back aggressive challenges to ethanol's progress from special interests seeking to maintain fossil fuel status quo.

RFA Members Make a Difference

The success RFA has been able to achieve on behalf of American ethanol producers is due to the unparalleled support from its member companies.  Large and small, publicly-traded and farmer-owned, the diverse group of RFA members provides unequalled expertise in developing positions and pushing market initiatives that thoughtfully and meaningfully expand the production and use of ethanol domestically and abroad.

It is the unique structure of the RFA Board of Directors, where each member is given a vote, and its committees that help foster open dialogue, that ultimately results in positions and practices that have led to more than 30 years of success.

Objectives:

  • Promote federal, state and local government policies, programs and initiatives that encourage expanded ethanol use.
  • Provide technically accurate and timely information to auto manufacturers and technicians, the media, policy makers, marketers and refiners, and the general public.
  • Participate in educational activities to increase public awareness regarding renewable fuels and the positive contribution they make to American energy independence, the economy and the environment.
  • Provide RFA members with the information necessary for informed business decisions.