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January 18, 2021

CoBank: Ethanol industry continues to recover in Q4

BY Erin VoegeleThe ethanol sector continued to recover during the fourth quarter of 2020 with production levels up 3.5 percent when compared to the third quarter, according to a new quarterly report released by CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange on Jan. 14. READ MORE

January 18, 2021

USDA releases AIA research strategy summary, dashboard

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA on Jan. 12 released a report and online dashboard that integrates the information collected by the agency as part of its Agriculture Innovation Agenda, an initiative that aims to help the U.S. agricultural industry meet future demands. READ MORE

January 18, 2021

Aemetis: Patent award enables launch of ‘Carbon Zero’ plants

BY Aemetis Inc. Aemetis Inc. announced Jan. 15 that its exclusively licensed technology for the production of below zero carbon renewable fuel was awarded U.S. Patent No. 10907184, enabling the launch of Aemetis “Carbon Zero” production plants. READ MORE

January 15, 2021

EPA proposes to alter E15 labeling requirements, UST regs

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Jan. 15 announced it is proposing changes to E15 fuel dispenser labeling requirements. The agency is also proposing to modify underground storage tank regulations to accommodate the safe storage of E15 and higher level blends. READ MORE

January 15, 2021

EPA opens comment period on RFS waiver requests

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA announced on Jan. 15 it will open a 30-day comment period on several petitions it has received asking the agency to waive Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements for 2019 and 2020. READ MORE

January 15, 2021

DOE makes changes to biomass, biofuel advisory committees

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy is terminating the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee, but a newly established Fuels of the Future Advisory Board will have a standing subcommittee dedicated to biofuels. READ MORE

January 14, 2021

EPA proposes to extend 2019, 2020 RFS deadlines

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA is scheduled to publish a proposed rule in the Federal Register on Jan. 15 extending certain Renewable Fuel Standard deadlines for compliance years 2019 and 2020. A public comment period is open through March 11. READ MORE

January 14, 2021

EIA: Ethanol production to average 1.02M barrels per day in 2022

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EIA has released is Short-Term Energy Outlook for January, The EIA currently predicts ethanol production will average 1.02 million barrels per day next year, up from 980,000 barrels per day in 2021. READ MORE

January 14, 2021

EPA finalizes determination on RFS anti-backsliding study

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has announced its final anti-backsliding determination for renewable fuels and air quality. The agency has finalized its proposed determination no additional measures are necessary to mitigate adverse air impacts from the RFS. READ MORE

January 14, 2021

USDA: Corn production up in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released its 2020 Crop Production Annual Summary on Jan. 12, reporting that increased acreage and higher yields allowed corn to return to more typical production levels. READ MORE

January 14, 2021

Senators call on EPA to protect the integrity of the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleA group of seven republication senators from the Midwest sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Jan. 14 urging him to avoid making any decisions on SREs until the U.S. Supreme Court issues its ruling on the matter. READ MORE

January 13, 2021

EIA: Ethanol production up 1%, stocks up 2%

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. ethanol production was up nearly 1 percent the week ending Jan. 8, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Jan. 13. Weekly ending stocks of fuel ethanol increased by nearly 2 percent. READ MORE

January 13, 2021

House Biofuels Caucus urges Trump to reject SRE petitions

BY Erin VoegeleMembers of the House Biofuels Caucus sent a letter to President Trump on Jan. 12 urging him to direct the U.S. EPA to immediately reject any pending SRE requests that do not meet criteria established by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. READ MORE

January 13, 2021

Pacific Ethanol completes name change to Alto Ingredients Inc.

BY Alto Ingredients Inc. Pacific Ethanol Inc., a leading producer of specialty alcohols and essential ingredients, has changed its corporate name to Alto Ingredients Inc., effective Jan. 12, 2021. The company announced plans to change its name in October 2020. READ MORE

January 13, 2021

Fuel retailers, drivers raise thousands for local cancer center

BY Nebraska Ethanol Board In the past three years, fuel retailers across Nebraska have raised more than $18,000 for cancer research as part of “Fuel the Cure.” During October, when drivers chose higher blends of ethanol fuel, gas stations donated 3 cents per gallon. READ MORE

January 12, 2021

WASDE: 2020-’21 outlook for corn use in ethanol lowered

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA lowered its prediction for 2020-’21 corn use in ethanol in its latest WASDE report, released on Jan. 12. The forecasts for corn production, feed and residual use, exports, and ending stocks were also lowered. READ MORE

January 12, 2021

Senators ask Biden to restore the integrity of the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleA group of six democratic senators sent a letter President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 11 urging his administration to support U.S. farmers and the biofuels industry by restoring the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

January 12, 2021

ACE seeks assurance EPA complies with law on SRE decisions

BY American Coalition for Ethanol ACE sent a letter to the U.S. EPA Inspector General on Jan. 12 seeking assurance that the agency's potential last-minute action to grant a significant number of petitions for SREs under the RFS complies with federal law. READ MORE

January 12, 2021

Green Plains completes York USP upgrade

BY Green Plains Inc. Green Plains Inc. has announced the completion of its upgrade to USP grade alcohol at its York, Nebraska biorefinery. The York upgrade included the installation of a new distillation production unit, and remains capable of producing up to 50 MMgy. READ MORE

January 12, 2021

RFA welcomes Bredenkamp to government and public affairs team

BY Renewable Fuels Association The Renewable Fuels Association has announced that Troy Bredenkamp is joining the association’s staff as its new senior vice president for government and public affairs. He begins work in RFA's Washington office on Jan. 19. READ MORE

January 11, 2021

Supreme Court to review Tenth Circuit Court ruling on SREs

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Supreme Court announced on Jan. 8 it will review a Jan. 24, 2020 ruling by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals that, if implemented nationally, would reduce the number of obligated parties that are eligible to apply for SREs under the RFS. READ MORE

January 11, 2021

USDA: US ethanol exports at 114 million gallons in November

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 113.62 million gallons of ethanol in November and 927,604 metric tons of distillers grains according to data released by the USDA FAS on Jan. 7. Exports of both products were down when compared to the previous month. READ MORE

January 11, 2021

RFA: Biden can slash carbon emissions by 12M tons on day one

BY Renewable Fuels Association On “Day One” in office, President-elect Biden’s incoming administration can immediately secure 10.7 million metric tons of GHG reductions simply by rejecting the 66 pending small refinery exemptions and implementing a 2017 court order. READ MORE

January 11, 2021

Gevo proposes to build ‘Net Zero 1’ project in South Dakota

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc. announces the concept of net-zero Projects for the production of energy dense liquid hydrocarbons using renewable energy and Gevo’s proprietary technology. The company plans to build its first net-zero project in South Dakota. READ MORE

January 08, 2021

Groups reject EPA’s excuse for failing to comply with court order

BY Growth Energy, RFA, NBB, ACE, NCGA, NFU, and NSP On Jan. 7, a coalition of biofuels and ag trade groups filed its reply in support of its November 2020 motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia. The motion asks the court to enforce its 2017 decision on improper RFS waivers. READ MORE

January 07, 2021

IRS issues final rule for 45Q tax credit

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Treasury Department and the IRS on Jan. 6 issued final regulations regarding the section 45Q tax credit for qualified carbon oxide sequestration. The Carbon Capture Coalition said the rule provides overdue regulatory and financial certainty. READ MORE

January 07, 2021

SkyRNG, LanzaTech to build alcohol-to-jet facility in Europe

BY Erin VoegeleNetherlands-based SkyNRG has announced it is leading a consortium that will build a 30,000-ton-per-year alcohol to jet (ATJ) facility in Europe. LanzaTech will supply its ATJ technology to the facility. READ MORE

January 07, 2021

Ingredion idles 45 MMgy ethanol plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

BY Erin VoegeleIngredion confirmed on Jan. 6 it is idling its 45 MMgy ethanol plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A company spokesperson attributed the decision to “current market conditions [that] have impacted the entire ethanol industry.” READ MORE

January 07, 2021

OPINION: USDA HBIIP 2020 year-end free money clearance!

BY Ron Lamberty, senior vice president, American Coalition for Ethanol The USDA's Higher Blends Infrastructure and Incentive Program has some money left over, and the agency is offering fuel retailers a rare second chance to submit applications. The current application period is open through Jan. 19. READ MORE

January 06, 2021

EIA: Ethanol production up slightly, stocks down 1%

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. ethanol production was up slightly the week ending Jan. 1, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Jan. 6. Weekly ending stocks of fuel ethanol fell by approximately 1 percent. READ MORE

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