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.

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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E15 RULEMAKING PROCESS ADVANCES

March 26th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

The EPA has published their proposed rule that would authorize E15 for year-round sales. Achieving RVP parity for E15 has been a top priority of IL Corn, and we’re almost across the finish line in...

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ICYMI: HIGH OCTANE, LOW CARBON FUEL WILL BENEFIT FARMERS AND AMERICANS

March 22nd, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

In this editorial (below) and in the High Octane, Low Carbon (HOLC) mailer you might have received in your FarmWeek, IL Corn is spelling out the benefits of a new high octane fuel.  This fuel will...

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ICGA STATEMENT ON E15 PROPOSED RULE

March 14th, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Ted Mottaz made the following statement from Capitol Hill while participating in the organization’s legislative fly-in upon hearing that the...

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EPA FORWARDS E15 RULE TO WHITE HOUSE OMB FOR REVIEW    

March 5th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

After reports last week that EPA would not get the E15 rule published and finalized before the June 1 summer driving season starts, the agency seems to be fast-tracking the effort. EPA sent its...

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ICGA COMMENTS ON USMCA, E15 RULEMAKING

March 1st, 2019  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

ICGA SUPPORTS USMCA RATIFICATION   Illinois Corn Growers Association President Ted Mottaz, a farmer from Elmwood, Ill., issued the following statement regarding the Association’s support for the...

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ETHANOL CONTRIBUTES TO THE ECONOMY

February 21st, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

The U.S. ethanol industry faced a number of regulatory and marketplace challenges in 2018, but continued to make a remarkable contribution to the nation’s economy, according to a new study...

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RECORD-SETTING SALES TO KOREA SINCE KORUS

January 29th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

South Korea is buying U.S. grains in all forms at explosive rates, due in large part to the free trade agreement between it and the United States, the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement or KORUS,...

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ICGA THANKS SENATOR DUCKWORTH FOR HER COMMENTS AGAINST HARDSHIP WAIVERS

January 17th, 2019  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

The Illinois Corn Growers Association proudly worked with U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, providing feedback on what the Illinois ethanol industry and Illinois corn farmers needed most from...

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ETHANOL COMPANY RECOGNIZED BY CORN GROWERS

December 27th, 2018  |  Ethanol

Bloomington, IL – Marquis Energy, an ethanol production facility in Hennepin, IL represented by Mark Marquis, CEO, received the Ethanol Award from the Illinois Corn Growers Association today at...

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CORN USE FOR ETHANOL FORECAST DECREASED BY 50 MILLION

December 17th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Additional Research

The University of Illinois analyzed the WASDE forecast of corn use for ethanol production today and determined that to exceed the decreasing forecast, an expansion in gasoline consumption or...

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ICGA AT THE TABLE FOR DEVELOPING NEW ETHANOL-POWERED FUEL LEGISLATION

December 11th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—In a letter to Congressman John Shimkus (R-IL) regarding his discussion draft of the 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act, Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) stated its...

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CAN YOUR VEHICLE FLEX?

December 10th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Whether you have a new model year vehicle, or you have a new-to-you vehicle, you should know if it can flex. The Renewable Fuels Association has released their updated chart of passenger vehicles...

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