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October 17, 2019

Informed Decisions

FROM THE NOVEMBER ISSUE: A practical guide for plant managers on recognizing strong lab data, and what to do when the results are unexpected. READ MORE

October 15, 2019

USDA deputy secretary speaks at Global Ethanol Summit

Stephen Censky, deputy secretary of the USDA, delivered a keynote address during the second day of the Global Ethanol Summit on Oct. 15 in Washington, D.C. His presentation focused on international collaboration. READ MORE

October 15, 2019

Global Ethanol Summit panel focuses on the economics of octane

Day two of the inaugural Global Ethanol Summit began with a panel discussion focused on the economic benefits of blending ethanol into gasoline. Panelists addressed ethanol's role as an octane booster in global fuel markets. READ MORE

October 15, 2019

Breeding Success

FROM THE NOVEMBER ISSUE: A new breed of corn, produced with the ethanol industry in mind, promises more corn oil yield and higher-protein distillers grains. READ MORE

October 14, 2019

Brazilian official: Flex fuel hybrid vehicles are the future

Miguel Ivan Lacerda Oliveira, director of biofuels for the Brazil Ministry of Mines and Energy, said during the Global Ethanol Summit in Washington, D.C., that the future of transportation is electric vehicles, but ethanol will still play a role. READ MORE

October 14, 2019

First Global Ethanol Summit begins in Washington, DC

The first Global Ethanol Summit, sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council, Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association, kicked off in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 14 with presentations from USGC's Ryan LeGrand and Mike Dwyer. READ MORE

October 03, 2019

Minnesota accepting applications for Governor’s Biofuels Council

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is seeking applicants for his newly formed Governor’s Biofuels Council. Members of the council will be representatives of agriculture, biofuels and transportation industries, as well as environmental and conservation groups. READ MORE

September 27, 2019

Delegation from North Dakota promotes US ethanol in Brazil

A delegation from North Dakota that included North Dakota Ag Commissioner Doug Goehring and representatives of Midwestern Ag Energy Group recently traveled to Brazil in hopes of building relationships that will lead to ethanol exports. READ MORE

September 26, 2019

Farm industry leaders speak out against SREs

Ag leaders from Iowa and Ohio say there is no question SREs issued by U.S. EPA are hurting ethanol producers and farmers. Four farmers from the two states took part in a media call Sept. 26 to address the impact SREs are having on their industries. READ MORE

September 20, 2019

Optimism in Onida

FROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: It’s a challenging time to bring an ethanol plant online, but June marked the beginning of operations at Ringneck Energy & Feed in South Dakota. READ MORE