Ethanol is the fastest growing market for your corn.

 

And since corn farmers need to increase demand for their ever-increasing amounts of corn they grow, ethanol becomes a very important part of the programming at IL Corn.

The Illinois Corn Growers Association tackles barriers to a growing ethanol market legislatively: things like moving the E10 tax savings to E15 in Illinois, so consumers have an additional financial incentive to fuel up with E15. ICGA also engages in trying to acquire a Reid Vapor Pressure waiver for E15 and promoting ethanol trade.

All the while, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board is helping to bring the ethanol infrastructure up to par so that when the legislative barriers are removed, we’re ready to fuel up Illinois!  ICMB also promotes your fuel through programs with NASCAR and local retailers.

THE RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD: A QUICK REVIEW

August 16th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Don’t forget! Comments are due to the EPA docket on their proposed rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) RVO proposal. Re-read this member update for the details. Looking for a quick review...

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SUBMIT COMMENTS TO EPA BY FRIDAY TO SUPPORT ETHANOL BLENDS

August 13th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for issuing annual regulations to ensure fuel sold in the U.S. contains the correct volume of renewable fuel by November 30. EPA is taking...

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US ETHANOL EXPORTS UP 33 PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR

August 10th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

Government data released last week show that U.S. ethanol exports through June stood at 927.7 million gallons (mg), up 33 percent from the first half of 2017 and on pace to shatter last year’s...

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TRUMP FUEL ECONOMY STANDARDS WOULD FREEZE IN 2020

August 2nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

The Trump administration is proposing an EPA-NHTSA rule that would freeze CAFE standards for cars and light trucks at 2020 levels, beginning with 2021 models. The administration says the changes...

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SENATOR DUCKWORTH CONFRONTS ACTING EPA ADMINISTRATOR WHEELER ON SMALL REFINERY EXEMPTIONS

August 1st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

IL Corn believes that the EPA, under the leadership of former administrator Pruitt, granted small refinery exemptions that effectively undermined the Renewable Fuel Standard and provided a...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS YEAR-ROUND E15 COMING SOON

July 26th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Illinois Corn Growers Association believes that the marketplace is where farmers prefer to derive their income, and as such, have encouraged President Trump today through a membership call to...

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USGC EXPLORES POTENTIAL ETHANOL DEMAND IN CHILE AND ARGENTINA

July 23rd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

Originally published by U.S. Grains Council:   Increased global bioethanol use is only a well-constructed policy decision away in markets like Argentina and Chile. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC)...

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EPA PROPOSED RULE HIDES AN INEVITABLE DROP IN ETHANOL INCLUSION RATES

July 20th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Jonathan Coppess and Scott Irwin from the University of Illinois Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics said it best in the title of their July 12, 2018, farmdoc daily article, so we...

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STILL WAITING FOR A YEAR-ROUND RVP

July 13th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

American drivers logged 5 billion miles on E15 last week, despite restrictions on the sale of E15 fuel across most of the country.  During summer months, consumers only have access to E15 if they...

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AG ECONOMIST REMARKS ON EPA ETHANOL VOLUMES RULE: AUDIO

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

In this audio update from IL Corn, University of Illinois agricultural economist Scott Irwin gives his take on the recently proposed rule regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard Renewable Volume...

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IL CORN TAKING HIGH OCTANE, LOW CARBON TO IL DELEGATION IN DC

June 28th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

IL Corn volunteer directors will host members of the Illinois Association FFA in Washington, DC next month for National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Congress and a day on the hill.  We will be...

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U.S. ETHANOL EXPORTS STILL A BRIGHT SPOT

June 26th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

U.S. ethanol exports totaled 162.3 million gallons (mg) in April, according to government data released this month and analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). This represents a 25% drop...

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WIN FREE FUEL THROUGH LABOR DAY WEEKEND

June 13th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Public Outreach

Each day from now through September 3, you could win $50 in free fuel simply for reporting the price you see for E85 and other ethanol blends in your local area.   The Renewable Fuels...

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SUMMER GASOLINE HITS PUMPS TOMORROW

May 31st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

June 1 marks the beginning of the official summer driving season and the changeover to summer-blended gasoline. This happens behind the scenes and with it comes the anticipated higher gas prices....

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U.S. EXPORTS ONE BILLION GALLONS OF ETHANOL

May 21st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

Seven months into the 2017/2018 marketing year, the United States has exported nearly one billion gallons of ethanol, up 15 percent year-over-year and an indication of ethanol exports’ support for...

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ICYMI: LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WHITE HOUSE MEETING ON RFS/RINs

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

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, President Trump, EPA Administrator Pruitt, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, Iowa Senators Grassley and Ernst, Texas Senator Cruz, and Pennsylvania Senator Toomey met to...

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RFS AND RINS WHITE HOUSE MEETING UPDATE

May 9th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

University of Illinois agricultural economist Scott Irwin has been engaging online and in social media on the White House level discussions and deal-making that’s been underway now for many weeks....

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TRUMP BACKS E15 WAIVER; STILL QUESTIONS ON RINS

May 8th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Following today’s meeting with President Trump, Senators and Cabinet officials (reported yesterday), the President has sent a signal to the Environmental Protection Agency to allow the year-round...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP TO HOLD MAY 8 RFS AND RINS MEETING

May 7th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

President Trump has called a meeting with Senators and Cabinet officials for 11 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 8, to discuss, yet again, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Renewable...

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HOW THE US GRAINS COUNCIL IS DEVELOPING THE GLOBAL ETHANOL MARKET

May 2nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Developing markets have been the centerpiece of the U.S. Grains Council’s work since the organization was founded in 1960. Over the decades, the scope of these efforts has expanded from a focus...

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