Important Partners Show Up for Ethanol

Senators Tammy Duckworth and Richard Durbin, along with Illinois Director of Agriculture John Sullivan, showed up for ethanol and IL Corn last week with their own comments on the EPA’s proposed rule to reallocate waived gallons of ethanol.   In a letter on November 26, Senators Duckworth and Durbin remind the EPA that their proposed…

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Biofuels Video Featured

This exciting new video starts a conversation about biofuels: how they can save us from diminishing fossil fuels, how they clean our are, how they are locally grown and saving rural communities.   It’s the latest in what will be a docuseries of videos helping farmers and non-farmers to talk about important ag issues featured on…

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RVO COMMENTS SUBMITTED TO EPA BY ILRFA & ICGA

August 17, 2018   Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20460  Re: Docket ID EPA-HQ-OAR-2018-0167   Dear Acting Administrator Wheeler: The Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and the Illinois Renewable Fuels Association (ILRFA) are pleased to submit comments concerning the proposed EPA rulemaking regarding the establishment of renewable…

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EPA 2019 RFS PROPOSED RULEMAKING: WHAT YOU SEE IS NOT WHAT YOU GET

On June 26, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its proposed rule for establishing the volume obligations under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) (EPA Proposed Rule).  If finalized, the proposed rule would set the requirements for obligated parties to comply with the RFS for calendar year 2019, as well as the requirements for biomass-based diesel…

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STATEMENT FROM THE U.S. GRAINS COUNCIL ON RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD AND REALLOCATING RINS

President Donald Trump, today, reaffirmed he will approve year-round sales of 15-percent ethanol fuels without a Renewable Identification Number (RIN) cap. However, he has asked Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to work out the details on an additional item: Reallocating RINs from exempted small refinery gallons to ethanol…

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TOP ILLINOIS CORN BUYER TURNS EYE TO ETHANOL IMPORTS

Bloomington, Ill.—Japanese authorities have good news for Illinois corn farmers: the government’s new biofuel policy will allow imports of ETBE made from U.S. corn-based ethanol, a decision that was supported in part by research funded with Illinois corn checkoff dollars through the Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB). “The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is pleased to…

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