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17 hours ago

Trump signs $2 trillion CARES Act into law

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy
President Trump signed the $2 trillion CARES Act into law on March 27. The bill is the third COVID-19 stimulus packaged signed into law. A fourth stimulus package is in the works that could provide more targeted relief for renewable fuel producers. READ MORE

17 hours ago

COVID-19 reduces demand for fuel, ethanol plants cut production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business
Economists at the University of Illinois on March 26 published an analysis illustrating how COVID-19 is reducing demand for transportation fuels, including ethanol. Meanwhile, several plants have announced they will idle or reduce production. READ MORE

17 hours ago

Marquis Energy continues operations during COVID-19 pandemic

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business
Hennepin, Illinois-based Marquis Energy sent a letter to its farmers and community members on March 27 announcing the company’s ethanol plant is “economically and logistically positioned to remain open" despite the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

17 hours ago

Corn use for fuel ethanol reaches 469 million bushels in January

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts
The USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for March, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol production for January was down from the previous month, but up from January 2019. READ MORE

March 27, 2020

EPA issues guidance on future SRE actions, RFS compliance date

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, Retailer
The U.S. EPA on March 27 announced it intends to develop an “appropriate implementation and enforcement response” to the Tenth Circuit Court’s SRE ruling “after appeals have been resolved and the court’s mandate has been issued." READ MORE

March 27, 2020

Pacific Ethanol to idle more than 60% of capacity by end of March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business
Pacific Ethanol on March 27 said it is idling capacity in response to the unprecedented decline in gasoline and ethanol demand due to the impacts of COVID-19 and announced it is providing high-quality alcohol for the production of hand sanitizer. READ MORE

March 27, 2020

EPA announces enforcement discretion policy for COVID-19 pandemic

BY U.S. EPA Found In:Business, Policy
The U.S. EPA on March 26 announced g a temporary policy regarding EPA enforcement of environmental legal obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy applies to civil violoations duirng the outbreak. READ MORE

March 27, 2020

Opinion: Events and Ideas

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Business, Policy
FROM THE APRIL ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about bacteria research, cooling tower maintenance and cleaning, coverage of IRFA's January Renewable Fuels Summit, and more. READ MORE

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