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RFA sees significant growth in E85 availability

The senior vice president of industry relations for the Renewable Fuels Association says the availability of E85 has been increasing across the country. Robert White tells Brownfield E85 is significantly cheaper than E10 gasoline. “We have just shy of 6,000 E85 stations spread across... Read More.

RFA study examines plug-in hybrid flex fuel vehicles

A recent study by the Renewable Fuels Association found plug-in electric hybrid flex fuel vehicles can substantially reduce harmful tailpipe emissions. RFA’s Robert White tells Brownfield the vehicle has the capability to operate on ethanol blends up to 85% and it showed some advantages... Read More.

RFA to EPA: final rule disregards ethanol’s carbon benefits

Ethanol industry supporters say the Biden administration’s new automobile emissions standards miss the mark and disregard the carbon benefits of ethanol. Harold Wolle, a Minnesota farmer and president of the National Corn Growers Association, says the final rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency... Read More.

RFA says more flex fuel vehicles needed in California

The Renewable Fuels Association is asking California to increase the availability of flex-fuel vehicles throughout the state. Scott Richman, RFA chief economist, says demand has rapidly grown for E85 fuel blends in California. “Sales were 40 million gallons as late as 2020. They’ve increased... Read More.

RFA anxious for OMB to finish E15 review

The president of the Renewable Fuels Association is anxious for a rule allowing year-round E15 sales in eight Midwest states to be completed. Geoff Cooper tells Brownfield a review by the Office of Management and Budget is the final step. “It typically takes maybe a... Read More.

RFA: U.S. ethanol exports down in November

U.S. ethanol exports declined slightly from October to November. The Renewable Fuels Association says ethanol exports of 115.9 million gallons were down 1% on the month, with Canada claiming the top spot for the 32nd month in a row. Colombia took second place with... Read More.