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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 gets engaged 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.

12TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD

August 8th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Illinois Corn Growers Association joins others in celebrating 12 years of the Renewable Fuel Standard. Our leaders were engaged in the process and excited when the President of the United States,...

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STATEMENT REGARDING COURT’S RULING ON EPA’S RVO METHODOLOGIES

July 28th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

 BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Corn Growers Association President Justin Durdan, a farmer from Utica, issued the following statement regarding the decision made today by the U.S. Court of Appeals...

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NO VOTE SCHEDULED FOR BILL TO EXPAND E15 MARKET ACCESS

July 24th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

We’re disappointed to hear the news out of Washington that the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) has determined they won’t take a vote prior to the August recess on a...

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ETHANOL POTENTIAL IN MEXICO

July 17th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

The recent announcement by the Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) regarding an increase in the maximum amount of ethanol that can be blended in the Mexican gas supply provide new market...

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THE REAL ARGUMENT AGAINST RENEWABLE FUELS

July 11th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

You may have read early last week that the EPA released Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) for 2018.  These numbers tell fuel retailers how much renewable fuels they must sell in any given year,...

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FUEL ETHANOL: THE FUTURE OF CLEAN OCTANE, TODAY

July 6th, 2017  |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Additional Research

Have questions about ethanol? Start here!   The following research was compiled by the Illinois Corn Marketing Board for the U.S. Grains Council. Whether you have no idea what fuel ethanol is...

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ETHANOL EXPORTS A BRIGHT SPOT FOR CORN DEMAND

July 6th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

As corn prices remain low, new markets are vital. As far as corn goes, your corn-based ethanol is finding a home in export markets around the world. One of them may be unexpected: Brazil. Brazil...

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USEPA RELEASES PROPOSED RENEWABLE VOLUME OBLIGATION RVO NUMBERS FOR 2018

July 5th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released today their 2018 proposed rule for the renewable volume obligation number (RVO). The RVO dictates how many gallons of renewable fuels, and of what...

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YOUR CORN ETHANOL WILL BE CLEARING THE AIR IN MEXICO

June 19th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

This is a big deal, so read carefully. A significant opportunity to improve the demand picture for your IL Corn in underway in Mexico. Due to the work of the U.S. Grains Council, with support from...

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ICGA COMMENDS SENATOR DUCKWORTH FOR CHAMPIONING ETHANOL

June 14th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— At a hearing in Washington today, Senator Tammy Duckworth (IL-D) joined senators from other states in exhibiting bi-partisan leadership in support of removing one of the many...

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U.S. DDGS MARKETS DIVERSIFY, KEEP EXPORTS STEADY

May 30th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

Originally published by U.S. Grains Council  Despite market challenges, the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) trade data show exports of U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles...

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SUMMER DRIVING SEASON = USE MORE ETHANOL

May 24th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer and vacation season for most Americans.  Vacation season equals more miles in the car, more fuel use, and more ethanol in every tank. But some Americans are...

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ETHANOL EXPORTS

May 23rd, 2017  |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Additional Research

According to a report from the Renewable Fuels Association, In 2015, the U.S. exported 836 million gallons of ethanol— identical to 2014’s volume and tied for the second-highest annual total on...

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CRAPPIE MASTERS SPOKESMAN IN SPRINGFIELD TOUTING ETHANOL

May 12th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

  IL Corn has been working to expand market access for higher ethanol blends in Illinois. Unfortunately, some longstanding myths about ethanol are entrenched in the minds of many people. To get...

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CORN CHECKOFF, ETHANOL INDUSTRY SUPPORT CASEY’S GENERAL STORE IN EXPANDING ETHANOL AVAILABILITY

April 26th, 2017  |  ICMB |  Ethanol

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois corn farmers’ checkoff dollars are bringing more ethanol to gasoline in the state in a partnership with Casey’s General Stores, Inc., that will result in the addition...

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MILITARY VETERANS MORE LIKELY TO WORK IN ETHANOL INDUSTRY

April 12th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

[Originally published by Rachel Gantz at RFA] A new Department of Energy (DOE) study on employment in the U.S. energy sector shows that America’s ethanol industry employs a significantly larger...

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ICGA SUPPORTS RVP WAIVER FOR E15

April 6th, 2017  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Ethanol

Today, the Illinois Corn Growers Association joined with the Illinois Renewable Fuels Association to ask Illinois legislators to support a reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver for 15 percent blends of...

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WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED THE POINT OF OBLIGATION?

March 9th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

If you’ve been paying attention to ag news this week and last, you’ve undoubtedly heard about something called the Point of Obligation. You probably picked up on the fact that it has to do with...

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BIOFUELS CHAMP RICHARD CHILDRESS MAKES NASCAR HALL OF FAME

January 25th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

As reported by Growth Energy, biofuels advocates will join racing fans across the country to celebrate the induction of NASCAR’s 2017 Hall of Fame honorees, including racing legend Richard...

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NEW E85 PUMP OPENS IN GALESBURG

January 29th, 2016  |  ICMB |  Ethanol |  Public Outreach

GALESBURG, Ill.--With support from Illinois corn checkoff dollars, Illinois's newest E85 fuel pump opened this week and has already pumped over 1,000 gallons of corn-based renewable energy,...

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