Category: Ethanol

Ethanol Update: Removing ethanol from fuel increases toxic emissions

The official comment period to speak out against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to slash the amount of homegrown ethanol blended in our fuel supply as called for by Congress in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is now over.

But that doesn’t mean our voices should go silent. Until EPA’s numbers are finalized, continue speaking out in support of maintaining a strong RFS and keeping America’s energy policy moving forward,

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Here is MCGA's comment letter on EPA's proposal to cut the Renewable Fuel Standard

You have until midnight on Monday, July 27 (that’s today!), to officially submit your comments and tell the Environmental Protection Agency that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is working for all Americans. Click here to submit your comments.

Meanwhile, here is the official RFS comment letter from Northfield family farmer and Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) President Bruce Peterson, submitted on behalf of the MCGA’s more than 7,000 members.

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Submit your RFS comments before the July 27 deadline!

EthanolTime is running out to make your voice heard and tell the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is working for all Americans.

The EPA has proposed slashing the RFS — legislation that sets targets for the amount of clean, renewable and homegrown biofuels to blend in the U.S. fuel supply — by 4 million gallons below what Congress originally intended.

This isn’t just bad news for corn farmers and biofuels supporters,

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Setting the record on using ethanol in small engines

Written by Hoon Ge, MEG Corp

A video on the West Central Tribune’s website on July 8 titled “Why small engines go bad” contained several errors and misconceptions about the use of ethanol-blended fuel in equipment like lawn mowers and chain saws powered by small engines.

As many readers probably know, all regular unleaded fuel sold in the United States contains 10 percent ethanol. Blending ethanol in our fuel supply helps improve air quality and reduces America’s dependence on foreign oil.

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I wanna grow fast: Ethanol-fueled Tasseldega Nights a success

When gates opened for Tasseldega Nights at Deer Creek Speedway just south of Rochester on Saturday afternoon, race fans kept coming, and coming, and coming, and coming….

Nearly 4,500 fans took advantage of free admission courtesy of Minnesota’s corn farmers at Saturday’s Tasseldega Nights. The event was a way for the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) to promote clean, renewable and homegrown ethanol. Young and old, individuals and families, kids and grown-ups —

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An update on MCGA's flex-fuel infrastructure program and where to find ethanol fuels

MNcorn_PMSThe Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) was part of a broad coalition that brought E15 to Minnesota in the fall of 2013. Since that time, MCGA and its partners have continued their efforts to grow the availability and use of E15 and other higher ethanol blends through the installation of flex-fuel pumps and Minnesota fueling stations.

  • There are currently 28 stations that have used MCGA funds to begin dispensing E15 and other higher blends.

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Ethanol Update: Have you submitted your RFS comments yet?

It’s been a couple of weeks since our last Ethanol Update post, so let’s get right to it.

Have you submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yet telling it not to mess with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)? If not, stop reading, click here, and make your voice heard! It only takes a couple of minutes.

After you’ve submitted your letter, head to Twitter or Facebook and let others know why you’re standing up for homegrown biofuels by using the hashtag #RFSworks.

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Free racing! Ethanol-themed “Tasseldega Nights” returns to Deer Creek Speedway on July 11

Minnesota’s corn farmers are bringing their ethanol-fueled free racing promotion back to Deer Creek Speedway this summer. On July 11, fans receive free admission to Deer Creek Speedway as part of “Tasseldega Nights,” presented by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA).

Grandstands open at 2 p.m. for free kids activities, live music and other attractions. Racing starts at 6 p.m. Deer Creek Speedway is located about 15 minutes south of Rochester on Highway 63.

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Ethanol Update: All RFS, all the time

This week’s Ethanol Update is all about the efforts of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and many, many more organizations and individuals to tell the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to not mess with the RFS (Renewable Fuel Standard).

That’s a whole lot of acronyms. Before we confuse you further, let’s get straight to the update:

Demmer testifies
Jerry Demmer, a corn farmer in Clarks Grove,

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Minnesota corn farmer stands up for ethanol at national RFS hearing

Jerry Demmer never misses an opportunity to stand up and speak out for clean, renewable and homegrown ethanol, even if he has to travel over 350 miles to do so.

Demmer, a corn farmer in Clarks Grove, is heading to Kansas City, Kan., on Thursday to represent Minnesota corn farmers at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) public hearing on the agency’s proposal to slash the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and cut the amount of ethanol blended in our fuel supply below what Congress originally intended.

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