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.

CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF BIORENEWABLES RESEARCH

October 22nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Last week, the National Corn to Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) celebrated 15 years of biorenewables research.  For corn, that means 15 years of corn-based ethanol research with every ethanol...

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STAND UP FOR CORN: SUBMIT COMMENTS TO THE EPA

October 18th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Farmers can help themselves build market demand by submitting comments to the EPA asking for help allowing domestic ethanol markets to grow.  Will you take five minutes to stand up for...

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF ETHANOL BLENDS

October 16th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Ethanol, as a component of gasoline, really does help clear the air, and that is good for human health. 87. 88. 89. 91. Those numbers on the yellow stickers you see on the gas pump indicate the...

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BIG OIL INTERESTS REVVING THE ANTI E15 PR ENGINE

October 15th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Big Oil and their supporters are at it again, spreading half-truths and outright lies regarding the safety and feasibility of higher ethanol blends such as E15. The facts speak for themselves –...

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ICGA STATEMENT ON RVP PARITY FOR E15

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

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Illinois Corn Growers Association President Aron Carlson, a farmer from Winnebago, Ill., issued the following statement after President Donald Trump announced his decision to...

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CRAPPIE MASTERS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS: 'NEVER HESITATE' WHEN FILLING UP WITH ETHANOL

October 2nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Public Outreach

ST. LOUIS - The 2018 Crappie Masters Tournament Trail concluded last week with the National Championship at Truman Lake in Clinton, Mo. Two, 21-year-old Missouri natives were the winners of the...

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SOUTH KOREA CONSIDERS ETHANOL’S MANY BENEFITS

September 17th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

IL Corn was excited to host a trade team to South Korea in Chicago earlier this month!  There is so much opportunity to grow ethanol usage in Korea and the minimize environmental and water quality...

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IL CORN URGES PRESIDENT TRUMP TO ACT ON PROMISES FOR ETHANOL SUPPORT

September 12th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

In a letter to President Trump today, the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union, National Sorghum Producers, American Coalition for Ethanol,...

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CORN GROWERS TO EPA: STOP THE RINS WAIVERS AND REALLOCATE THE GALLONS ALREADY WAIVED

September 10th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

You’re getting ready to harvest this year’s corn crop. Or maybe you’ve already started. Either way, you’re looking at unfavorable market conditions being complicated by policy and regulatory...

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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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