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May 27, 2016

RFA: Ethanol a key player in energy security

BY Renewable Fuels Association Memorial Day weekend is a time to be thankful to our armed forces for their sacrifices, helping to keep the U.S. secure. A big part of keeping America safe involves energy security and that’s where ethanol comes into play. READ MORE

May 27, 2016

DOE: Biomass committee schedules June meeting

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee is scheduled for June 13-14 in Washington, D.C. Members of the public can observe the business of the committee. READ MORE

May 27, 2016

RFA hosting June 4 ethanol safety seminar in Wisconsin

BY Renewable Fuels Association The Renewable Fuels Association is hosting a free ethanol safety seminar on Saturday, June 4, in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Certificates of Completion will be handed out to all attendees at the end of each safety seminar. READ MORE

May 26, 2016

USGC: Analysis quantifies value of ethanol, coproduct exports

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Grains Council has published a new analysis conducted by Informa Economics that determined exports of U.S. corn and corn products generated $74.7 billion in annual economic output in 2014. READ MORE

May 26, 2016

Growth Energy applauds Trump’s pro-RFS statements

BY Erin VoegeleGrowth Energy has spoken out to applaud a statement made by presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump in support of the renewable fuel standard (RFS). Meanwhile, two former senators are asking Trump’s energy advisor to support the RFS. READ MORE

May 26, 2016

UIA calls on CARB to recognize role of ethanol in reducing carbon

BY Urban Air Initiative In comments recently filed with the California Air Resources Board, the Urban Air Initiative made a compelling case for higher octane, lower carbon fuels like midlevel ethanol blends to help the state meet its carbon reduction goals. READ MORE

May 26, 2016

ADM completes sale of Brazilian sugarcane ethanol operations

BY Archer Daniels Midland Co. Archer Daniels Midland Co. recently announced that it had completed the sale of its sugarcane ethanol operations in Limeira do Oeste, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. READ MORE

May 26, 2016

Branstad signs bill to extend biofuel incentives in Iowa

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad recently signed S.F. 2309 into law, a bill that included the extension of several important renewable fuels tax incentives through 2024. The signing took place at REG Newton, a 30 MMgy biodiesel plant. READ MORE

May 26, 2016

Nebraska gasoline blends top 13 billion gallons of ethanol

BY Nebraska Ethanol Board According to the Nebraska Department of Revenue Motor Fuels Division, in the last 37 years more than 13 billion gallons of ethanol have been sold in the Nebraska fuel market . READ MORE

May 25, 2016

EPA schedules hearing on RFS proposal, registrations due May 31

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has announced it will hold a public hearing June 9 in Kansas City, Missouri, on its proposed rule for the 2017 renewable fuels standard (RFS). Parties wishing to testify at the hearing must contact the EPA by May 31. READ MORE

May 25, 2016

Ethanol plant digester to send 5 MW to California grid

BY Anna Simet Not only does Tulare County, California-based Calgren Renewable Fuels LLC manufacture renewable transportation fuel and utilize renewable energy to power its operations, but starting next month, the plant will also send electricity to the grid. READ MORE

May 25, 2016

California biofuel industry calls on state to allocate funding

BY BIODICO California’s biodiesel, ethanol and biomethane industries are calling on state legislators to allocate $210 million in the Governor’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to incentivize in-state production of low carbon biofuels. READ MORE

May 25, 2016

Minnesota high school students visit Highwater Ethanol

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Twenty-five students from Tracy Area High School recently toured Highwater Ethanol to get a better understanding of clean Minnesota-produced renewable energy. The tour was organized by the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association. READ MORE

May 24, 2016

USDA announces application periods for BCAP

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA Farm Service Agency has announced incentives will resume this month through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. According to the USDA, $3 million is available for BCAP during fiscal year 2016. READ MORE

May 24, 2016

Ethanol trade groups participate in USDA trade mission to Mexico

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA has announced an ethanol trade mission to Mexico May 24-25. Acting Deputy Secretary Michael Scuse will lead a team of leaders in the U.S. ethanol industry to explore opportunities to expand each country’s renewable energy sector. READ MORE

May 24, 2016

Solenis licenses corn oil extraction technology to Buckman

BY Solenis Solenis LLC and Buckman Laboratories Inc. recently announced the resolution of a pending lawsuit filed by Buckman against Solenis regarding Solenis’ patent for using polysorbate as an additive for corn oil extraction aids. READ MORE

May 24, 2016

US Water facility in Minnesota wins safety award

BY U.S. Water U.S. Water’s Cambridge, Minnesota, facility was awarded a Meritorious Achievement in Occupational Safety 2015 Governor’s Safety Award during the 2016 Minnesota Safety & Health Conference in Minneapolis. READ MORE

May 24, 2016

Corn follows soy complex in May market

BY Jason Sagebiel, INTL FCStone The late May corn market followed the soy complex amid production concerns in the Southern Hemisphere and a global vegetable oil deficit. READ MORE

May 23, 2016

EPA: Nearly 17 million cellulosic RINs generated in April

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) data for April, reporting more than 1.511 billion RINs were generated during the month, bringing the net total for the first four months of the year to nearly 5.88 billion RINs. READ MORE

May 23, 2016

USDA announces $21 million in bioenergy funding

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA has announced the availability of $21 million in funding through its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative to support the development of regional systems in sustainable bioenergy and biobased products, as well as education and training. READ MORE

May 23, 2016

Outlook for natural gas burn use this summer is ho

BY Andy Huenefeld, U.S. Energy With the natural gas market currently in the midst of a lull in demand due to shoulder season, weather forecasts for the coming summer have come into focus. READ MORE

May 23, 2016

Seasonal Demand Sparks Price Rally in Ethanol

BY Rick Kment, DTN Strong gains developed in ethanol and RBOB gasoline markets through the month of May as firm buyer support kept corn futures near $4 per bushel in front-month contracts. READ MORE

May 23, 2016

DDGS market boosted by soymeal prices, Chinese buying

BY Sean Broderick, CHS Inc. With Memorial Day right around the corner, the DDGS market continues to be influenced by prices of soymeal and Chinese buying, and is up $15-25 per ton from last month. READ MORE

May 20, 2016

STB issues SNPR for rail reporting requirements

BY Erin VoegeleIn early May, the Surface Transportation Board published a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPR) that aims to update pending regulations requiring Class I railroads to report certain service metrics, including data on ethanol unit trains. READ MORE

May 20, 2016

USGC launches aqua DDGS promotion program in Egypt

BY U.S. Grains Council U.S. Grains Council staff and consultants recently conducted a program in Egypt to promote distillers dried grain with solubles (DDGS) in aqua rations. This program was done in conjunction with Mirasco, a USGC member company. READ MORE

May 19, 2016

Queensland Renewable Fuels Association names board members

BY Ann BaileyThe Queensland Renewable Fuel Association has appointed a board of directors. Mike Bryan, a 32-year veteran of the renewable fuels industry in the United States and a tireless advocate for the industry, was named chairman of the board. READ MORE

May 19, 2016

Clariant to scale-up catalysts for Gevo’s ETO technology

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc. had announced that it has entered into an agreement with Clariant Corp. to develop catalysts to enable Gevo’s ethanol-to-olefins (ETO) technology, which produces tailored mixes of propylene, isobutylene and hydrogen. READ MORE

May 19, 2016

RFA holding FDA-certified FSMA training classes this summer

BY Renewable Fuels Association The Renewable Fuels Association has scheduled four training courses to help facilities meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act. The classes are designed for individuals overseeing the food safety plan of an ethanol plant. READ MORE

May 19, 2016

Scania trucks use ethanol made with Clariant's sunliquid process

BY Clariant Clariant and Scania are celebrating the results and the opportunities generated by the partnership established last year, which involved an investment in sustainable technologies for cargo transportation. READ MORE

May 19, 2016

Solving the biomass puzzle

BY Ames Laboratory Biomass holds great promise as a petroleum replacement, but unlocking its true potential remains a puzzle. Researchers at Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory hope to develop the pieces of that puzzle to create a clearer picture. READ MORE

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