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November 13, 2019

EIA maintains 2019, 2020 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EIA has maintained its 2019 and 2020 ethanol production forecasts its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, published Nov. 13. The agency currently predicts ethanol production will average 1.03 million barrels per day in both 2019 and 2020. READ MORE

November 13, 2019

Gevo discusses plans for low-carbon ethanol, RNG

BY Erin VoegeleGevo Inc. released third quarter financial results on Nov. 12, highlighting plans to sell low-carbon ethanol into the California market, develop a 1 MMgy hydrocarbon plant and implement RNG and wind energy at its existing biorefinery in Minnesota. READ MORE

November 13, 2019

Growth Energy: NASCAR continues to validate benefits of E15

BY Growth Energy At the recent Bluegreen Vacations 500, NASCAR reached a significant milestone, announcing that their drivers have surpassed 15 million miles on Sunoco Green E15, a fuel made with 15 percent American ethanol. READ MORE

November 12, 2019

Court dismisses ABFA’s petition for review of EPA SRE methodology

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Nov. 12 dismissed a petition for review filed by the Advanced Biofuels Association challenging the U.S. EPA’s methodology for granting small refinery exemptions (SREs). READ MORE

November 12, 2019

USDA: U.S. ethanol exports top 100 million gallons in September

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA Foreign Agricultural Service released September export data on Nov. 5 reporting the U.S. exported 100.31 million gallons of ethanol and 1.05 million tons of distillers grains during the month. READ MORE

November 12, 2019

Purdue researchers win $9 million for plant sensing technology

BY Purdue University Purdue University has announced The U.S. Department of Energy is funding a second phase of its TERRA project that features remote sensing technology and advanced analystics that allows plant breders to bring better cultivars to the market faster. READ MORE

November 11, 2019

Pacific Ethanol expresses optimism for industry in earnings call

BY Matt ThompsonDuring Pacific Ethanol’s third quarter earnings call Nov. 8, CEO Neil Koehler told investors that the ethanol industry experienced one of its worst production markets. Conditions, however, have begun to improve, he said. READ MORE

November 11, 2019

WASDE: Corn use for ethanol reduced to 3.375 billion bushels

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA lowered its 2019-’20 forecast for corn use in ethanol by 25 million bushels in its latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates Report, released Nov. 8. The forecasts for corn production, use and ending stocks were also reduced. READ MORE

November 11, 2019

Trump nominates Brouillette to serve as energy secretary

BY Erin VoegelePresident Trump on Nov. 7 formally nominated current U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette to serve as the next secretary of energy. Brouillette will replace current Secretary of Energy Rick Perry if confirmed by the U.S. Senate. READ MORE

November 11, 2019

STB: RETAC meeting scheduled for Nov. 14

BY Erin VoegeleThe Surface Transportation Board has announced its Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee will hold a meeting Nov. 14 in Paducah, Kentucky, at 8:00 a.m. CST. The meeting is open to the public. READ MORE

November 11, 2019

Growth Energy participates in USDA trade mission to West Africa

BY Growth Energy Growth Energy Senior Vice President of Global Markets Craig Willis and representatives of ADM, Green Plains and Marquis Energy recently participated in a USDA trade mission to West Africa, led by USDA Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky. READ MORE

November 11, 2019

High-power flex fuel Jeep Wrangler shows off ethanol in Vegas

BY Renewable Fuels Association The Renewable Fuels Association and Kenny Hauk of Hauk Designs recently unveiled a flex fuel Jeep Wrangler with more than 1,000 horsepower when using a high-octane, low-carbon fuel, at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. READ MORE

November 11, 2019

Nebraska Ethanol Board offers retailer training for E15

BY Nebraska Ethanol Board To help fuel retailers learn more about the ease of selling E15, the Board is hosting a free E15 Workshop, including a keynote from Growth Energy’s Sara Brenden. The workshop will take place on Nov. 13 in Norfolk, Nebraska. READ MORE

November 08, 2019

Some states looking to end prohibition of E15

BY Matt ThompsonCalifornia and New York, two of the largest markets in the U.S. that don't currently allow the sale of E15, are exploring options of allowing retailers to sell the fuel. READ MORE

November 07, 2019

Agenda released for 2020 International Biomass Conference & Expo

BY BBI International Biomass Magazine announced this week the agenda for the 13th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo taking place February 3-5, 2020 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. READ MORE

November 07, 2019

Senators urge EPA to accurately account for SREs

BY Erin VoegeleSeven senators representing the Midwestern states of Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Missouri and Indiana have each submitted comments to the U.S. EPA urging the agency to accurately account for small refinery exemptions in future RFS rulemakings. READ MORE

November 07, 2019

Green Plains reports improving margins, progress with Project 24

BY Erin VoegeleGreen Plains Inc. has reported a third quarter net loss of $39 million due to the low margin environment. The company, however, said ethanol margins are showing improvement and efforts to improve plant operations are continuing. READ MORE

November 07, 2019

OPINION: Growth Energy is first stop for retailers adding E15

BY Mike O’Brien, vice president of market development at Growth Energy Growth Energy has made it a top priority to provide fuel retailers around the country the tools necessary to effectively assess how E15—a fuel often labeled as Unleaded 88 at the pump—can fit into their fuel product line lineup. READ MORE

November 06, 2019

EPA grants request for reconsideration of Title V ethanol rule

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA announced Nov. 6 it is granting a request for reconsideration filed by the National Resource Defense Council in March 2009 related to the agency’s exclusion of ethanol plants from Title V permitting requirements under the Clean Air Act. READ MORE

November 06, 2019

The Andersons reports profitable Q3 for ethanol group

BY Erin VoegeleThe Andersons Inc. has reported its ethanol group was profitable in the third quarter despite a challenging margin environment. The company also announced its Element biorefinery in Kansas began operating in August. READ MORE

November 06, 2019

40 members of congress urge passage of biofuel tax extenders

BY Erin VoegeleForty democratic members of Congress sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Richard Neal, chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, on Nov. 6 urging action on the extension of several biofuel tax credits. READ MORE

November 06, 2019

OPINION: Giving thanks where thanks are due

BY Ron Lamberty, senior vice president, American Coalition for Ethanol The past 18 months have been brutal to the ethanol industry. So, in the spirit of the Thanksgiving season, ACE is thanking the many station owners who made the decision to sell E15, E85, and other higher ethanol blends over the past several years. READ MORE

November 06, 2019

Growth Energy official speaks at World Energy and Biofuels Event

BY Growth Energy At the World Ethanol and Biofuels Event in Brussels, Growth Energy Senior Vice President of Global Markets Craig Willis shared his insight into the global markets landscape and provide an update on U.S. efforts to promote higher ethanol blends. READ MORE

November 06, 2019

OPINION: A growing Mexican market for ethanol

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development at the Renewable Fuels Association The push to broadly adopt E10 in Mexico is facing many of the same myths and scare tactics that we experienced two decades ago in the United States as E10 began its rapid emergence, according to the Renewable Fuels Association. READ MORE

November 05, 2019

Gevo announces fuel contract, plan for sustainability tracking

BY Erin VoegeleGevo Inc. announced Nov. 4 it has won a contract to supply the city of Seattle with renewable gasoline to fuel its fleets. The following day, the company announced a development agreement for technology to track renewable product sustainability. READ MORE

November 05, 2019

Senate interior appropriations bill requires EPA to act on eRINs

BY RFS Power Coalition The RFS Power Coalition applauded the passage of H.R. 3055 (116), the Senate’s Interior Appropriations bill. The Interior-EPA portion of the spending package includes a provision requiring the EPA to take swift action on existing eRIN applications. READ MORE

November 05, 2019

Ester Baiget appointed new CEO of Novozymes

BY Novozymes Novozymes’ board of directors has appointed Ester Baiget as president and CEO of Novozymes from Feb. 1, 2020. Baiget will succeed Peder Holk Nielsen who, as previously announced, will be leaving Novozymes in early 2020. READ MORE

November 05, 2019

Maersk, partners to develop lignin-ethanol fuel

BY Maersk Maersk and Wallenius Wilhelmsen have teamed up Copenhagen University and several other partners to explore the environmental and commercial viability of LEO fuel, a blend of lignin and ethanol, for shipping. READ MORE

November 04, 2019

Biofuel, ag groups ask Trump to uphold SRE deal

BY Erin VoegeleA coalition of 60 agriculture and biofuel groups sent a letter to President Trump on Nov. 4 urging him to fix the U.S. EPA’s flawed supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking that describes the agency’s plan for reallocating future SREs. READ MORE

November 04, 2019

Governors urge EPA to reconsider SRE proposal

BY Erin VoegeleLeaders of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Oct. 30 urging the agency to honor President Trump’s commitment to the RFS and criticizing the EPA’s supplemental rulemaking addressing SREs. READ MORE

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