Ethanol is the fastest growing corn market.

 

The Illinois Corn Growers Association tackles legislative barriers to a growing ethanol market, like moving the E10 tax savings to E15 in Illinois to give consumers an additional financial incentive to fuel up with E15. Additionally, ICGA continues a push for a Reid Vapor Pressure waiver for E15 and for expanded ethanol trade.

 

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is updating ethanol infrastructure so that when the legislative barriers are removed, we’re ready to fuel up Illinois!  ICMB also promotes your fuel through programs with local retailers.

A DEAL IS A DEAL

November 11th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

In three years EPA has granted 85 exemptions from the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) to oil refineries, destroying over 4 billion gallons of biofuel demand and threatening the future of biofuels...

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INNOVATION GROWS HERE: GROWING BIOFUELS

November 5th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Public Outreach

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...

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IL STATE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: SB 1407

October 30th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Earlier this year, the Illinois Corn Growers Association invited farmers to call their state legislators on a bill that would require union labor in some areas of our Illinois ethanol plants....

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INTERNATIONAL VISITORS IN IL LEARN ABOUT U.S. ETHANOL

October 16th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

  More than sixty countries were present to learn how U.S. ethanol can deliver on the shared goal of finding fuels that deliver environmental and human benefits while also making economic sense...

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ICGA STATEMENT ON USDA, EPA ANNOUNCEMENT TO PROMOTE BIOFUELS

October 4th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Ted Mottaz, a farmer from Elmwood, Ill., issued the following statement following the Environmental Protection Agency’s and United States Department of...

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STATE CORN GROWER LEADERS TO TRUMP: UPHOLD COMMITMENT TO FARMERS & RFS

September 27th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Ted Mottaz, President of the Illinois Corn Growers Association and a farmer from Elmwood, IL, joined farmer leaders from 22 other states today asking President Trump to follow the law and keep the...

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WORKING FOR AN UPDATED F FACTOR

September 11th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

The automobile industry is asking the Trump Administration to return to a credit-system that makes the production of flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs) more attractive from a production perspective as it...

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IL CORN TALKS TO CONG STAFF AT NCERC

September 10th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Congressional staff from across the nation visited the National Corn to Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as part of the AgMazing Congressional Tour in...

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US ETHANOL FASTEST GROWING AG EXPORT

September 9th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

An analysis by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) showed that non-beverage ethanol has been the fastest growing U.S. agricultural export over the past five years, an achievement supported by Council...

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YOU HAVE TWO OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT ETHANOL DEMAND

August 2nd, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Once again, the Renewable Fuel Standard is being threatened on multiple fronts, just when we finally got a win on E15.  To protect the RFS, we need to let President Trump know his commitment to...

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IL CORN CHECKOFF SUPPORTS DDGS IN FISH FEEDING TRIALS

July 31st, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Livestock |  Additional Research

Throughout the past decade, the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (NCERC at SIUE) has spearheaded the establishment of the nutritional profile...

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SAUDI CORN BUYERS TOUR ILLINOIS

July 23rd, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Exports

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) partnered with the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Kansas Corn Commission, the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission to bring to the United States a Saudi...

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ON THE HILL FOR HOLC

July 16th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Increased ethanol market demand will help farmers weather the poor ag economy.  That's why one of IL Corn’s 2019 legislative priorities is to: Support multiple pathways that improve market access...

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STATEMENT ON YEAR-ROUND E15 ANNOUNCEMENT

May 31st, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Ted Mottaz, a farmer from Elmwood, Ill., issued the following statement after EPA has finalized the rule granting the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver...

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ETHANOL REPRESENTS FASTEST GROWING U.S. AG EXPORT

May 29th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

  A recent analysis by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) shows non-beverage ethanol has been the fastest growing U.S. agricultural export over the past decade by a significant margin. In 2018,...

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​​​​​​​REPS. AXNE, SMITH LEAD BIPARTISAN EFFORT TO STOP EPA’S ABUSE OF SMALL REFINERY EXEMPTIONS

May 9th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

~ Members urge the EPA to reverse expansion of biofuel waivers for large or unqualified refiners ~   U.S. Reps. Cindy Axne (D-IA-03) and Adrian Smith (R-NE-03) led a bipartisan group of 35...

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SLOVAKIA, POLAND, AND CZECH REPUBLIC SIGN JOINT DECLARATION PROMOTING E10

April 19th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

The Ministers of Agriculture in Slovakia, Poland and the Czech Republic have signed a joint declaration agreeing on the importance of biofuels in the Renewable Energy Directive (REDII)...

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ETHANOL EXPORT NUMBERS

April 12th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

  U.S. ethanol exports totaled 127.9 million gallons (mg) in January, according to government data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). This reflects an 8.5% decline from December...

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SUPPORT E15 WITH COMMENTS TO THE EPA

April 10th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

The U.S. EPA held a hearing today in Michigan last week to hear comments on their rule that would allow for year-round sales of E15. Corn farmers participated in that hearing, but so did ethanol...

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UPDATED LAND USE CHANGE RESEARCH FROM USDA

April 4th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

IL Corn welcomes updated information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that finds greenhouse gas emissions from corn-based ethanol are about 39 percent lower than gasoline. The study...

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