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US exported 836 million gallons of ethanol last year

About Six Percent of US Ethanol Production Was Exported Last Year

The US sold 836 million gallons worth $2.1 billion of ethanol abroad, and Canada was the largest importer.

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NREL says E10, E15 show no 'meaningful differences' in new engines

A 50-percent increase in alcohol content may knock even the most seasoned drinker off of his (or her) feet, but a 50-percent jump in ethanol won't throw off a car's engine. That's the short version of a new National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) report, and we expect pro-ethanol advocates to use it frequently against Danny King

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FTC will look into fuel pump fight between ethanol producers, Big Oil

Two US senators have asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to find out if Big Oil is pulling strings to block gas stations from accessing gasoline blended with extra ethanol – or 15 percent ethanol (E15). Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D – MN) and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R – IA) said they've received reports of oil companies pushing independent gas stations to sell premium gasoline along with regular gasoline. Since most

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RFA accuses Big Oil of 'far from factual' E15 test results

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is adding to its campaign arsenal to block Big Oil from winning the E15 battle. This time it's going with debate tactics.

Renewable Fuels Association president makes ethanol case to environmentalists

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has made its case against Big Oil getting its way, stopping E15 and fulfilling the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Now, Bob Dineen, president and CEO of RFA, is Jon LeSage

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American Petroleum Institute sues EPA over biodiesel

In alphabet soup terminology, the API's mad at the EPA, and the RFA thinks it's a bunch of BS.

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E15 may be cleared for commercial sales by summer, advocates say

E15, which is gasoline with a blend of 15 percent ethanol, may be cleared by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to be sold as commercial gasoline in time for the busy summer driving season, website DomesticFuel.com reports, citing statements by ethanol advocates Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy.

RFA says ethanol saved Americans 89 cents at the pump in 2010

In early May, Iowa State University and the University of Wisconsin released a study indicating that in 2010, the blending of ethanol with gasoline reduced pump prices by an average of $0.89 per gallon. This is a $0.25 increase in savings thanks to the extra ethanol produced last year. In addition, the study, sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), found that in 2010 alone, ethanol reduced the average American household's gasoline bill by more than $800. RFA president, Bob Dinneen, w

New Hampshire votes to ban corn ethanol; RFA not pleased

The seemingly never-ending argument over ethanol content in fuel is making headlines once again. This time 'round, the debate centers on New Hampshire. Recently, the state's House of Representatives voted to ban corn-based ethanol on the basis that the biofuel drives up gasoline prices. Soon, the fate of the bill (HB 374) will land in the New Hampshire Senate.

Critics sound off on EPA's E15 decision, say it's the work of the "Ethanol Promotion Agency"

Supporters of the EPA's decision yesterday to approve ethanol blended up to 15 percent in gasoline – and to be used in model year 2007 and newer cars – were the first out of the gate with statements of approval. Today we get the backlash.

Study: E15 ethanol blend will be fine for older (1994-2001) automobiles

Who knew a little bit of biofuel could be so contentious? The brouhaha over changing the national ethanol blend level from 10 percent to 15 (so, going from E10 to E15) has brought out the knives, with the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) saying the EPA's delay is a dereliction of duty while others are

RFA says the EPA delaying E15 decision is "a dereliction of duty"

Following news that the EPA has once again not made a decision about increasing the ethanol content of gasoline sold in the nation's pumps, the ethanol industry is kind of peeved. The Renewable Fuels Association has issued a press release lashing out at the Environmental Protection Agency f

2006 U.S. biodiesel production triple that of 2005, ethanol up by 20 percent

Perhaps that prediction of a biodiesel glut will come true. The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is certainly reporting we're making a lot more biodiesel, with the recent announcment that U.S. biodiesel production will likely triple in 2006, to 250 million gallons. Government incentives are the main reason for this growth, the NBB said, and the trend is expected to continue in 2007