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Emerging Technologies Advancing Industry Safety

The U.S. refining and petrochemical industries rank among the safest manufacturers in the nation – a claim that makes us very proud.  In the past 30 years, our injury and illness rates have dropped to less than one incident per 100 employees annually, which is five times lower than the total recordable rates of the entire manufacturing sector.

How RFS Biofuel Mandates Drive Imports

It should come as a surprise to congressional supporters of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), that their 2007 votes to expand the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to advance “homegrown energy” would lead to historic U.S. imports of biodiesel

Strong Domestic Consumption Contradicts Ethanol “Demand Destruction” Claims

The latest U.S. Energy Information Administration data again shows ethanol blending and consumption in the U.S. remain steady and strong compared to previous years. This disproves claims that U.S. ethanol demand has been decimated by hardship waivers exempting small refineries facing that are facing hardship from their Renewable Fuel Standard blending obligations.

Ethanol “Demand” Is Higher Than Ever

As we progress through 2019, one thing that has remained consistent is that U.S. ethanol consumption and blending are higher this year than they have ever been — a sign that small-refinery hardship waivers exempting some qualified facilities from Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) blending obligations have not destroyed demand for ethanol.