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.

INTERACTIVE MAP SHOWS IMPACT OF TRADE

November 20th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Looking for something to do over the holiday weekend?  Or maybe you need something interesting to talk with the in-laws about?  Look no further than a new interactive map, showing the impact of...

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ETHANOL EXPORTS CENTER STAGE AT SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS

October 20th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Industry and government officials from more than 15 countries in the Western Hemisphere, including representatives from IL Corn, are meeting this week at the Ethanol Summit of the Americas to...

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DUCKWORTH, DURBIN SUPPORT BIOFUELS; ENCOURAGE USE

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

Thank you to Senators Duckworth and Durbin for signing onto a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt encouraging ethanol use last week. In the letter, the...

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ILLINOIS GAS STATIONS BOOSTING FUEL CHOICE AT THE PUMP

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

Growth Energy announced recently that more than 1,000 fuel stations around the country are offering E15—a fuel with 15 percent ethanol—more than doubling the number of stations from the same time...

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IL CORN’S ROADMAP TO HIGHER ETHANOL BLENDS

October 10th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

Building corn demand is a top priority for your IL Corn Checkoff, as it is administered by the IL Corn Marketing Board. One way to build demand is to grind more corn for ethanol. To accomplish...

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AUDIO UPDATE: EPA HATCHES ANOTHER PLAN TO REDUCE RENEWABLE FUELS VOLUME

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

IL Corn is tracking a newly issued notice from the U.S. EPA that would change their interpretation of how they set the renewable fuels volume in our nation’s fuel supply. Listen to this audio...

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HOW ETHANOL HELPS IN WAYS YOU HAVEN’T EVEN THOUGHT OF

September 27th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

An emergency fuel waiver issued by the EPA ended the summer restriction on E15 two weeks early in 38 states, and offset gasoline supply shortfalls caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Maybe you...

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AMERICAN & BRAZILIAN ETHANOL CROSS PATHS

September 12th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

Credit: Renewable Fuels Association U.S. ethanol exports are up 26 percent in July from June shipments, even while the U.S. records the third month of meaningful fuel ethanol import...

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RFS OFFERS SUBSTANTIAL BENEFITS TO U.S. ECONOMY

August 29th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

A new economic modeling study that will soon be published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics finds that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has substantially benefited the U.S....

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EXPORTS OF U.S. FEED GRAINS COULD SET NEW RECORD HIGH

August 28th, 2017  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

 Exports of U.S. feed grains in all forms (GIAF) are up 20 percent year-over-year from September-June to 96.9 million metric tons, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

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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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