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March 23, 2017

EPA: 1.16 billion D6 RINS generated in February

BY Susanne Retka SchillD6 RINs generation for ethanol and other fuels in the general renewable category were down slightly in February from the previous month. Cellulosic ethanol RINS for January and February totaled 357,000. READ MORE

March 22, 2017

Maryland grain producers promote E15 across Mid-Atlantic

BY Maryland Grain producers Utilization Board Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board launches four-month campaign to launch 'Choice at the Pump' as E15 and E85 are introduced to the region's drivers. READ MORE

March 22, 2017

Ethanol shines in Nebraska agriculture

BY Nebraska Ethanol Board Nebraska ethanol board calls ethanol a bright spot in a bleak agriculture forecast, with new investments being made in several Nebraska ethanol plants. READ MORE

March 22, 2017

GRFA: IRENA report highlights key role for transport biofuels

BY Global Renewable Fuels Alliance IRENA report done for current G20 president notes the transport sector has lowest share of renewables today, but contributes a disproportionate share of CO2 emissions. GRFA calls for increased use of biofuels in global transport. READ MORE

March 22, 2017

ACE members in DC to meet with lawmakers about ethanol

BY American Coalition for Ethanol The American Coalition for Ethanol and over 70 of its members are descending on the nation's capitol today and tomorrow for the organization’s 9th annual group trip. The Renewable Fuels Standard and Reid vapor pressure relief top their priority list. READ MORE

March 21, 2017

January corn crush up 7 points; total for 2016 up just 1

BY Susanne Retka SchillMonthly grain crush report shows 476 million bushels of corn crushed for fuel ethanol in January, up 7 percent from January 2016. DDGS production up 9 percent. Annual summary shows modest growth. READ MORE

March 21, 2017

Greenbelt commissions waste-to-ethanol system in Australia

BY Greenbelt Resources Corp. California-based Greenbelt Resource's small-scale, modular technology will be used to produce 500,000 gallons annually from waste wheat screenings at Standard Ethanol. READ MORE

March 20, 2017

AgMRC looks at ethanol production, gross margin, projections

BY Susanne Retka SchillU.S. ethanol production increases an average of 470 million gallons a year. February gross margin, generally the lowest of the year, falls between last two years in analysis of Iowa-based prices. READ MORE

March 23, 2017

Opinion: UAI Coalition Challenges Clean Air Act Interpretation

BY Dave VanderGriend The Urban Air Initiative's Clearing the Air column in the April print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine takes issue with how the U.S. EPA interprets its authority in the Clean Air Act. READ MORE

March 23, 2017

In Depth: Two Case Studies in Motor Troubleshooting Part 1: Getting Grounded

BY Adam Willwerth Proper shaft grounding solves motor bearing problems at Red Trail Energy's ethanol plant. This contributed article appears in the April print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

March 22, 2017

In Depth: Two Case Studies in Motor Troubleshooting Part 2: Testing, Testing

BY Mike Schneider Troubleshooting unexpected equipment issues at Cardinal Ethanol with a de-energized motor testing instrument. This contributed article appears in the April print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

March 21, 2017

In Depth: Managing Margin, Risk, Financial Transparency in the Ethanol Industry

BY Steve Rosvold An outline of best-in-class elements for risk management policies and systems by a contributing writer with KRM Business Solutions. This article appears in the April print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

March 22, 2017

Opinion: CARB Proposes LCFS Verification Program

BY John Sens Ethanol producers need to watch developments in the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard as the rules are updated. This Business Matters column appears in the April print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

March 16, 2017

Economists: Octane premium offsets ethanol energy penalty

BY Susanne Retka SchillMuch of the analysis of the cost of ethanol relative to CBOB has ignored the potential benefit of the biofuel's octane-enhancing qualities. Looking at ethanol's energy penalty alone is misleading, say University of Illinois economists Irwin and Good. READ MORE

March 16, 2017

ASTM calls new 100 octane fuel spec groundbreaking

BY Susanne Retka SchillASTM develops new standard for 100 octane fuel in record time. The specs open the way for engine designs that utilize higher ethanol blends to achieve more power, more efficiently. READ MORE

March 16, 2017

Senators urge Trump to maintain RFS point of obligation

BY EPM Staff Sens. Chuck Grassley and Amy Klobuchar led 23 senators in a bipartisan letter advising the president to maintain the Renewable Fuels Standard’s longtime compliance mechanism, and reject proposed changes that threaten to upend the current system. READ MORE

March 16, 2017

Ethanol groups back new review of fuel economy, GHG rules

BY EPM Staff The U.S. biofuels industry reacted positively to President Trump's move to reevaluate hard-to-reach, Obama-era fuel economy and emissions standards. A deeper review of the rules could give high-octane fuels a larger, more defined role in the plan. READ MORE

March 15, 2017

Webinars planned to train the trainers for ethanol emergencies

BY Staff Report RFA/Transcaer webinars aim to teach individuals how to train others in ethanol emergency response tactics and procedures. The 2-hour, free webinars will take place in April, June and August. READ MORE

March 15, 2017

Conference to examine low-carbon shortage, sustainability

BY Susanne Retka SchillOne-day conference in San Francisco to look at low-carbon fuels on the West Coast, international trade requirements and the need for secure sustainability certification for low-carbon fuels trading. READ MORE

March 15, 2017

Company hopes to make cellulosic ethanol at under $1 per gallon

BY EPM Staff After announcing plans to purchase an aspirant cellulosic ethanol plant in Florida, Alliance BioEnergy Plus has released a bold cost-of-production estimate and supportive research on the economics of its cellulose-to-sugar conversion process. READ MORE

March 14, 2017

National Farmers Union passes resolution to support E30 use

BY Tom BryanNational Farmers Union called for the EPA to open the market to higher blends of ethanol in a landmark resolution passed during the group’s annual meeting held last week in San Diego. The group's South Dakota affiliate brought the concept forward. READ MORE

March 10, 2017

US ethanol exports on record pace after strong 2016

BY EPM Staff U.S. net exports of ethanol reached 838 million gallons, the second highest level ever, exceeded only in 2011. Shipments exceeded 1 billion gallons and imports totaled 215 million gallons. 2017 exports could set a record, projected at 1.46 billion. READ MORE

March 09, 2017

Daschle speaks at Siouxland Ethanol annual meeting

BY By Siouxland Ethanol Nebraska ethanol producer reports successful year at annual meeting. Keynote speaker Sen.Tom Daschle hopeful that 2017 will be a year of transformational change for the ethanol industry. READ MORE

March 09, 2017

WASDE: Corn use for ethanol up; Global projections increase

BY USDA March supply-demand report boosts corn use for ethanol by 50 million bushels, offset by lower feed and residual use, resulting in no change to ending stocks projections. READ MORE

March 09, 2017

Record February warmth brings unprecedented winter storage build

BY Andy Huenefeld, Kinect Energy Group Commodity report: Historically low usage by the residential and commercial sectors, combined with lackluster demand from industry and power generators, resulted in the first net increase in natural gas inventories ever seen in February. READ MORE

March 08, 2017

IRFA celebrates 100th E15 fueling site opening

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Assoc. Wessels Oil Co. has been offering E85, E20, E30 and B5 at its six stores in Iowa since 2014. Crossroads Convenience Store in Spencer, Iowa, is its first location to offer E15. READ MORE

March 08, 2017

Anticipated summer demand shifts focus in ethanol, RBOB markets

BY Rick Kment, Telvent DTN Commodity report: There is growing uncertainty over whether expected upcoming buyer support will be able to offset the growth in overall supplies. Crude oil supplies remain the center of this "watch party." READ MORE

March 08, 2017

Soft prices, strong dollar affect DDGS markets

BY Sean Broderick, CHS Commodity report: DDGS production has been strong, and the world has an ample supply of grains. As a result, new distillers trades that are happening are not moving the market as much as earlier. READ MORE

March 07, 2017

As planting begins, talk suggests lower corn acres

BY Jason Sagebiel, Intl FCStone Commodity report: In advance of the first planting intention report on March 31, Ag Forum projections put corn acreage at 90 million acres, down from 94 million acres planted in 2016 as projections for soybean plantings jumped to 88 million acres. READ MORE

March 07, 2017

Aemetis reports improved financial, operational performance

BY EPM Staff Operating a 60 MMgy corn and sorghum ethanol plant in Keyes, California, the producer reported revenues of $143 million for 2016. Its financial and operational performance improved significantly, due to higher ethanol prices and lower corn costs. READ MORE

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