The 12 Days of Biofuels

RFA president and CEO takes stock of the year past to the tune of a well-loved tune. This article appears in the December print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine.
By Bob Dinneen | November 15, 2016

As the holidays approach, it’s the time of year we take stock, mentally rewinding the past 12 months and years past. Have you been naughty or nice? Did you meet your New Year’s goals? I decided to reminisce about 2016 to the tune of “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” however, sticking to the repetitive chorus is completely optional.

        On the first day of Christmas
        By Congress decree:
        A strong RFS for the country .
        On the second day of Christmas
        From both of our parties:
        Support for biofuels.

        On the third day of Christmas
        Per an RFA study:
        Proof of boat safety.

        On the fourth day of Christmas
        The RFA did lead:
        Webinars on octane.

        On the fifth day of Christmas
        Thanks to a company:
        Terminals that offer E15.

        On the sixth day of Christmas
        To Crappy Masters Glee:       
        Six E10 boats racing.

        On the seventh day of Christmas
        Managed by the RFA:

        On the eighth day of Christmas
        From the USDA:
        Eight years with Vilsack.

        On the ninth day of Christmas
        Led by the EPA:
        Nine robust RFS years.

        On the tenth day of Christmas
        The RFA sponsored:
        Bikers with E10.

        On the eleventh day of Christmas
        Thanks to the RFS
        Eleven years of consumer savings.

        On the twelfth day of Christmas,
        Thanks to the industry:
        New Technology
        Eleven years of consumer savings
        Bikers with E10
        Nine robust RFS years
        Eight years with Vilsack
        Six E10 boats racing
        Terminals that offer E15
        Webinars on octane
        Proof of boat safety
        Support for biofuels
        And a strong RFS for our country.

Author: Bob Dinneen
President and CEO,
(Assisted by the musical stylings
of Maureen Dinneen)
Renewable Fuels Association