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October 23, 2020

RFA urges Trump to enact reciprocal tariffs on Brazilian ethanol

BY Renewable Fuels Association RFA says it has become clear that Brazil no longer shares the American industry’s desire for free and open biofuel markets. Thus, the association is urging Trump to move forward with reciprocal tariffs on ethanol imports from Brazil. READ MORE

October 23, 2020

Report quantities GHG benefits of biofuel use in Canada

BY Erin VoegeleAdvanced Biofuels Canada on Oct. 19 announced the release of its Biofuels in Canada 2020 report, which shows that biofuels accounted for 6.5 percent of Canada’s gasoline pool and 2.5 percent of the nation’s diesel pool in 2018. READ MORE

October 23, 2020

Aemetis begins production of dairy biogas

BY Aemetis Inc. Aemetis Inc. has begun producing dairy biogas from the first two dairies in a 17 dairy digester biogas project. The below-zero carbon intensity gas is initially being utilized for the production of ethanol at the company's plant in Keyes, California. READ MORE

October 22, 2020

Oil state senators ask EPA to undermine the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleSeveral oil state senators are urging the EPA to set the 2021 RVO for renewable fuel below the E10 blend wall. They also called for cellulosic, advanced biofuel, and biomass-based diesel RVOs be set at the level of demonstrated domestic production. READ MORE

October 22, 2020

Grassley, IRFA, IBB speak out against zero-emission vehicles bill

BY Erin VoegeleTwo Iowa biofuel groups and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Oct. 22 spoke out against legislation introduced on Oct. 20 that aims to eliminate sales internal combustion engine vehicles that can be fueled with biofuels. READ MORE

October 22, 2020

Valero reports strong Q3 for renewable diesel, ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleValero Energy Corp. released third quarter financial results on Oct. 22. The company reported an overall net loss. Results for the company’s ethanol and renewable diesel segments, however, were improved when compared to the same period of 2019. READ MORE

October 22, 2020

EPA delivers final rule on cost, benefits of CAA regs to OMB

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Oct. 21 delivered its final rule that is expected to change how the agency considers the costs and benefits of regulations promulgated under the Clean Air Act to the White House Office of Management and Budget. READ MORE

October 22, 2020

NCGA: E15 testing to start in California

BY National Corn Growers Association The National Corn Growers Association, along with state corn organizations, ethanol partners and the auto industry, are working with the California Air Resources Board to conduct E15 vehicle testing at the University of California at Riverside. READ MORE

October 22, 2020

Greenfield Global acquires Corn Plus ethanol plant in Minnesota

BY Greenfield Global Inc. Canada-based Greenfield Global Inc. announced on Oct. 21 it will acquire the Corn Plus fuel ethanol facility, which is located in Winnebago, Minnesota. The 48 MMgy facility has been idle since September 2019. READ MORE

October 21, 2020

EIA: Ethanol production down 3%, stocks down 1%

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. fuel ethanol production fell by nearly 3 percent the week ending Oct. 16, while weekly ending stocks fell by more than 1 percent, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Oct. 21. READ MORE

October 21, 2020

Novozymes reports 5% decline in Q3 bioenergy sales

BY Erin VoegeleNovozymes released third quarter financial results on Oct. 21, reporting overall sales declined 3 percent organically. The company’s bioenergy segment reported a 5 percent decline in organic sales for the quarter. READ MORE

October 21, 2020

Bill aims to require sales of zero-emission vehicles by 2035

BY Erin VoegeleSen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Rep. Mike Levin, D-Calif., on Oct. 20 introduced the Zero-Emissions Vehicles Act of 2020, which aims to end U.S. sales of new gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035. Requirements would begin to phase in 2025. READ MORE

October 20, 2020

EPA: 1.63 billion RINs generated in September

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA released data in mid-October showing 1.63 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in September, up from 1.61 billion generated during the same month of last year. READ MORE

October 20, 2020

CropEnergies reports record quarterly operating profits

BY Erin VoegeleEuropean ethanol producer CropEnergies on Oct. 7 reported ethanol production and revenues for its second fiscal quarter were down when compared to last year. Operating profit, however, was up significantly. READ MORE

October 20, 2020

USGC: Workshop promotes ethanol blending

BY U.S. Grains Council The U.S. Grains Council teamed up with General Motors and SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, to conduct a virtual ethanol workshop in mid-September focused on policy, blending mandates and handling. READ MORE

October 19, 2020

Report predicts growth in Brazilian corn ethanol production

BY Erin VoegeleCorn ethanol production in Brazil is expected to reach 2.5 billion liters (660.43 million gallons) during the 2020-’21 marketing year, according to a report filed with the USDA FAS's Global Agricultural Information Network on Oct. 8. READ MORE

October 19, 2020

Bioenergy, biofuels account for nearly half of US renewables use

BY Erin VoegeleWood and waste energy accounted for nearly one-fourth of U.S. renewable energy use in 2019, while biofuels accounted for 20 percent of renewable energy consumption, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Oct. 19. READ MORE

October 19, 2020

UAI: Vehicle emissions testing shows ethanol blends are cleaner

BY Urban Air Initiative Urban Air Technical Director Steve Vander Griend recently conducted a PEMS test for the 3DATX Corp. Cannon Ball Run promotion. In UAI’s testing, emissions were lower with the E30 compared to the E10 and the vehicles benefited from the higher octane. READ MORE

October 19, 2020

RFA: New grants support RFA’s award-winning safety education

BY Renewable Fuels Association The Renewable Fuels Association has recently been awarded $75,000 in grants to support its safety education program through on-site seminars and Internet webinars. Both grants were received via the association’s work with TRANSCAER. READ MORE

October 19, 2020

National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center joins RFA

BY Renewable Fuels Association The RFA has welcomed the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center as its newest Associate Member. Located at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, NCERC is dedicated to the development of biofuels and other renewable compounds. READ MORE

October 16, 2020

EPA issues final Fuels Streamlining Rule

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Oct. 15 issued its final Fuels Streamlining Rule, which streamlines the agency’s existing regulations for gasoline, diesel and other fuels. It does not, however, change the stringency of existing fuel quality standards. READ MORE

October 16, 2020

UNICA: Ethanol exports remain high in September

BY Erin VoegeleUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced ethanol exports continued trend higher in September. Ethanol sales for non-fuel purposes also continued to remain high during the month. READ MORE

October 16, 2020

Poet expansion will tackle sanitizer shortage

BY Poet On Oct. 15, Poet executives, Indiana policymakers, and members of the Alexandria community joined together to break ground on an expansion at Poet Biorefining-Alexandria. The expansion will accommodate the production of purified alcohol. READ MORE

October 15, 2020

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

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. fuel ethanol production increased by nearly 2 percent the week ending Oct. 9, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Oct. 15. Stocks also increased by approximately 2 percent. READ MORE

October 15, 2020

EPA: 2 additional SRE petitions filed for compliance year 2019

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA released updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data on Oct. 15, reporting two additional SRE petitions have been filed for Renewable Fuel Standard compliance year 2019. No other changes were made to the agency’s SRE data. READ MORE

October 15, 2020

US ethanol exports fall 12%, DDGS exports down 7% for 2019-‘20

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. exports of ethanol were down approximately 12 percent for the 2019-’20 marketing year, which closed Aug. 31, while exports of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) were down nearly 7 percent, according to the U.S. Grains Council. READ MORE

October 15, 2020

Campaign launches in Colorado Springs to promote use of E15

BY Colorado Corn Administrative Committee When it's time for your next fuel stop, look for the blue hose and fill your tank with sustainable and environmentally-friendly E15, also known as eblend, gasoline to save money and the environment with every mile you drive. READ MORE

October 14, 2020

Midwest AgEnergy launches Carbon Zero, celebrates CO2 test well

BY Midwest AgEnergy Midwest AgEnergy's Blue Flint ethanol plant on Oct. 13 celebrated the commencement of drilling a stratigraphic test well to study the feasibility of CCUS. The event also kicked off Midwest AgEnergy's Vision Carbon ZERO initiative. READ MORE

October 14, 2020

UK biofuel consumption down 27% in Q2

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K.’s consumption of transportation biofuels fell sharply during the second quarter of 2020 due primarily to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdown measures that reduced travel, according to data released by the U.K. government on Oct. 8. READ MORE

October 14, 2020

USDA forecasts corn production at 14.7 billion bushels

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. corn production is up 8 percent from last year, and forecast at 14.7 billion bushels, according to the Crop Production report issued by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service on Oct. 9. READ MORE

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