CASEY’S PUTS FOCUS ON AGRICULTURE

MONMOUTH — The ribbon-cutting for Casey’s third Monmouth location, and first Monmouth “super-store,” was underscored by talk of the impact of the store’s ethanol pumps on the surrounding agriculture community. The ribbon-cutting, which took place two weeks after Casey’s “soft” opening, was attended by various members of city government, area politicians, and members of Big…

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RFA ANALYSIS FINDS TREMENDOUS PROGRESS MADE TOWARD MEETING ENERGY, ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC GOALS OF RFS2

Just over ten years ago, then-President George W. Bush signed into law the Energy Independence and Security Act, greatly expanding the scope and impact of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In the decade since passage, significant progress has been made towards greater energy security, cleaner air and boosting local economies, according to a new analysis by the…

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AMERICAN DRIVERS TOP 3 BILLION MILES DRIVEN ON E15

Washington, D.C. — Today Growth Energy announces that American drivers have logged yet another billion miles on clean burning E15 in just the past three months. The total number of miles driven on E15 now sits at more than 3 billion. “E15 is taking off with consumers wherever it’s available and rapidly becoming drivers’ go-to fuel,” said Growth Energy…

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ETHANOL PROMOTER RECOGNIZED BY CORN GROWERS

Bloomington, IL – Chuck Studer, former Director of Industry Relations for John Deere’s Agriculture and Turf Division and ethanol advocate, received the Ethanol Award from the Illinois Corn Growers Association November 21, 2017 at the annual meeting in Normal, IL. Studer, now retired, worked to improve corn demand through creating new opportunities for ethanol.  Chuck…

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ONTARIO PROPOSES DOUBLING OF ETHANOL MANDATE

Chart of Note The government of Ontario announced last week proposed changes to provincial biofuels regulations, which includes doubling the five percent ethanol mandate to 10 percent by 2020. “The recently announced Ontario policy proposal to double the provincial ethanol mandate to 10 percent is a positive development, supporting Ontario in meeting its Climate Change…

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ETHANOL EXPORTS CENTER STAGE AT SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS

Industry and government officials from more than 15 countries in the Western Hemisphere, including representatives from IL Corn, are meeting this week at the Ethanol Summit of the Americas to discuss current and future opportunities for ethanol in the region. Listen to the audio below for an update about the summit with U.S. Grains Council…

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DUCKWORTH, DURBIN SUPPORT BIOFUELS; ENCOURAGE USE

Thank you to Senators Duckworth and Durbin for signing onto a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt encouraging ethanol use last week. In the letter, the Senators agreed that “When Congress adopted the RFS in 2005, its goal was to put in place a stable, forward-looking policy to drive innovation and…

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EARLY END TO SUMMER E15 RVP LIMIT IN MANY STATES HELPED OFFSET SUPPLY SHORTFALL, LIMIT PRICE SPIKES

WASHINGTON – In a typical September, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) onerous summer restriction on selling 15% ethanol blends (E15) would end this weekend. But with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma wreaking havoc on the nation’s fuel market, this September has been anything but typical. Fortunately, emergency fuel waivers issued by EPA ended the summer restriction…

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