Matt Thompson

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February 20, 2020

A Natural Fit

FROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Some ethanol plants are turning to alternative cleaning methods and naturally derived products that are more environmentally friendly than traditional chemicals. READ MORE

February 18, 2020

A Combined Approach

FROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Partnered expertise helps yeast developers keep up with evolution in the ethanol industry. READ MORE

February 12, 2020

USDA’s McKinney speaks at NEC

Ted McKinney, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs, addressed the 2020 National Ethanol Conference Wednesday, offering kudos to the U.S. ethanol industry. READ MORE

February 12, 2020

NEC: Finding new uses for ethanol

Panel discussions during the second day of the 2020 National Ethanol Conference in Houston, Texas, began by exploring new uses for ethanol. READ MORE

February 11, 2020

Clean fuel programs dominate discussion at NEC

At the 2020 National Ethanol Conference, much attention was given to low-carbon fuels standards, both in remarks by Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper, as well as a morning panel discussion. READ MORE

February 11, 2020

Cooper delivers state of the industry at NEC

Geoff Cooper, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO, said that while 2019 was a difficult year for the ethanol industry, there is reason for optimism in 2020. READ MORE

February 07, 2020

Ethanol’s health benefits take center stage at leadership forum

The National Clean Fuels Technology and Health Effects Leadership Forum was held in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 6. The event brought to the forefront the health and environmental benefits ethanol offers. READ MORE

January 31, 2020

Ethanol production in the Philippines expected to increase

The USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service’s annual biofuels report for the Philippines says the country is poised to produce more ethanol in 2019 and 2020 than it did in 2018. The increase is attributed to efficient utilization of prodcution capacity. READ MORE

January 22, 2020

Peru’s ethanol consumption, production expected to increase

A report recently filed with the USDA FAS's Global Agricultural Information Network shows Peru was expected to produce and consume more ethanol in 2019 than it did in 2018. The country currently has a 7.8 percent ethanol mandate in place. READ MORE

January 22, 2020

Roadblock to Higher Blends

FROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: The U.S. EPA’s rule allowing year-round sale of E15 is a monumental achievement for the ethanol industry, but might also stymie growth for higher blends. Challenges to the rule could take the issues to court. READ MORE