Category: Ethanol

MCGA welcomes year-round sales of E15

President Donald Trump announced this afternoon that consumers will now have year-round access to E15, providing Minnesotans and beyond another option at the pump and helping grow demand for the nation’s corn farmers. Minnesota Corn Growers Association President Brian Thalmann released the following statement on today’s development:

We thank President Trump for following through on his commitment to America’s farmers. Corn farmers across the country have been advocating for year-round sales of E15 to help grow demand,

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MNFuels.com is the one-stop resource for ethanol-blended fuels

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association revamped MNFuels.com to serve as a resource for the thousands of Minnesotans topping off their tank with ethanol-blended fuels. The new website features a station locator, flex fuel vehicle identifier, information on ethanol blends and a blog regularly updated with ethanol-related news.

Popularity of ethanol-blended fuels in Minnesota has reached an all-time high in recent years. In 2017, more than 19 million gallons of 88 Octane,

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A major change on the southern Minnesota ethanol landscape

The following is from Minnesota Corn Growers Association Allied Partner, Al-Corn Clean Fuel.

As an Allied Partner, Al-Corn Clean Fuel supports the work being done to identify and promote opportunities for corn farmers while improving quality of life. The Minnesota Corn Growers Association thanks Al-Corn Clean Fuel for its support.

If you have driven on U.S. Highway 14 between Owatonna and Rochester over the past year,

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Former MCGA grower leader recognized as ethanol pioneer

Written by Jonathan Eisenthal

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) presented its Grassroots Award this year to Dale Tolifson, a long-time Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) grower leader and founding member of Chippewa Valley Ethanol Cooperative (CVEC). The award was presented at this year’s ACE annual meeting in Minneapolis.

ACE uses its Grassroots Award to recognize those who work “behind the scenes” to advance the cause of ethanol. Tolifson, who farms in Benson,

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MCGA states concern with proposed RVO in submitted comments

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association joined the National Corn Growers Association and other state organizations around the country in submitting comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) addressing concerns with the 2019 Renewable Volume Obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

In his comments, MCGA President Kirby Hettver said the state’s corn growers were pleased to see conventional biofuels remain at 15 billion gallons in the 2019 RVO; however,

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2019 biofuels remain at 15 billion gallons, failing to address EPA actions

As part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released proposed 2019 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) today, calling for maintaining the same level of conventional biofuels as the last two years.

The minimum amount of renewable fuels that must be supplied to the market in 2019 was 19.88 billion gallons. Conventional biofuels will remain at 15 billion gallons of that total next year. Advanced and cellulosic biofuels,

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RFA partners with American Chopper to produce E85-fueled motorcycle

To address misconceptions that ethanol-blended fuels are harmful to small engines, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) partnered with Discovery Channel’s American Chopper to debut a custom-made bike that runs exclusively on E85.

Designed by American Chopper’s Paul Teutel Jr., the patriotic-themed bike was built through a partnership with RFA that included funding from the Minnesota Corn Growers Association. The goal of the partnership was to raise public awareness of not only the safety,

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Trump RFS decision a relief for farmers, but negotiations are far from over

After weeks of rumors and speculation, the Trump administration announced last week it would not move forward with changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard that would attach Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) to biofuel exports. The news was welcomed by the nation’s corn farmers, while refiners and oil-supporting legislators vowed they would continue their efforts to overhaul U.S. biofuel policy.

The deal President Trump ultimately decided to reject last week included allowing year-round sales of E15,

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Tour of Minnoco

Ethanol Summit of the Asia Pacific arrives in Minneapolis

Industry and government officials representing 17 countries in Asia and Oceania met in Minneapolis last week for the Ethanol Summit of the Asia Pacific. There, high-level officials from agriculture, environmental and energy ministries representing the region met with members of the United States ethanol industry and U.S. officials to discuss current and future prospects for expanded ethanol use throughout the Asia Pacific.

To begin the event, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association worked with event sponsors U.S.

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Potential changes to RFS harm nation’s corn growers

Secretary of Ag Sonny Perdue (right) speaks with corn farmers at Commodity Classic

UPDATE TO THE BELOW POST:

Reports are now surfacing that a meeting will take place Monday to negotiate potential changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). It is expected the meeting will include both supporters of the ethanol and the oil industry, including lawmakers and executives from each.

Potential outcomes from this meeting may include devastating changes to the RFS that would greatly impact the nation’s corn growers,

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