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July 22, 2019

ABFC issues new study on Clean Fuel Standard costs

BY Advanced Biofuels Canada ABFC has released a statement on the prospective costs of the proposed federal Clean Fuel Standard, reporting that market data shows the real driver of high fuel prices in British Columbia is related to crude oil production and refining. READ MORE

July 19, 2019

UNICA: Domestic sales of hydrous ethanol up in June

BY Erin VoegeleUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released data for the second half of June. The volume of sugarcane processed during the period was up slightly from last year. Production and sales of ethanol remained relatively high. READ MORE

July 18, 2019

First shipment of ETBE made with US ethanol arrives in Japan

BY U.S. Grains Council The first shipment of ethyl tert-butyl ether (ETBE) made with U.S. corn-based ethanol arrived in Japan last week, marking the country’s new demand for U.S. ethanol-based products and a milestone in U.S. ethanol market development efforts. READ MORE

July 18, 2019

USDA: $400 million still available for REAP loan guarantees

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA announced July 18 that more than $400 million is still available for renewable energy system and energy efficiency loan guarantees through the Rural Energy for America Program. USDA accepts applications for REAP funding year-round. READ MORE

July 18, 2019

Report shows optimism for fuel ethanol use in Korea

BY Matt ThompsonA recently released report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Services Global Agricultural Information Network says South Korea may soon revise its regulations to allow the use of ethanol-blended fuel. READ MORE

July 18, 2019

Growth Energy adds 3 new innovative business members

BY Growth Energy Growth Energy has announced the addition of three new innovative businesses to its membership: Franzenburg, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa; Brown Tank LLC, headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota; and Bioleap Inc., headquartered in Tampa, Florida. READ MORE

July 18, 2019

EIA discusses expanded availability of E15

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration The U.S Energy Information discusses a recent U.S. EPA ruling that has increased the availability of E15. The fuel blend is currently sold at more than 1,800 retail fuel stations across 31 states. Incentives are expected to help boost that number. READ MORE

July 17, 2019

NGCA approves resolution urging Trump to uphold RFS

BY Erin VoegeleThe National Corn Growers Association has approved a resolution urging President Trump to uphold his commitment to the Renewable Fuel Standard. The NCGA also launched an RFS ad campaign and elected four new members to its Corn Board. READ MORE

July 17, 2019

RFA: Reports set the record straight on ethanol’s GHG benefits

BY Renewable Fuels Association Two new academic studies released this week provide further evidence that grain-based ethanol is significantly reducing GHG emissions and call into question the reliability of recent “land use change” analyses based on flawed methodologies. READ MORE

July 17, 2019

ACE: Mexican fuel marketers confident they can offer ethanol

BY American Coalition for Ethanol ACE and IRFA recently hosted a tour in conjunction with the USGC to show nine decision-makers from key Mexican retail and supplier groups how ethanol blends have been successfully and profitably incorporated across Iowa. READ MORE

July 16, 2019

US ethanol groups weigh in on Ontario’s E15 plan

BY Erin VoegeleGrowth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association and the U.S. Grains Council sent joint comments to Ontario’s Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks July 8 regarding its proposed plan and schedule for implementing E15. READ MORE

July 16, 2019

Green Biologics to cease operations

BY Erin VoegeleA former Little Falls, Minnesota, ethanol plant that was converted to biobased butanol and acetone production in 2016 it ceasing operations. Green Biologics Ltd. recently announced it has begun “an orderly closure of operations.” READ MORE

July 16, 2019

Eco-Energy launches ethanol logistics service

BY Eco-Energy Eco-Energy, has launched an ethanol logistics service. This service will extend Eco’s logistics management capabilities to a broader mix of ethanol buyers and shippers. Eagle Transport is the preferred truck carrier for business. READ MORE

July 15, 2019

CropEnergies: Ethanol production down, operating profit up in Q1

BY Erin VoegeleEuropean ethanol producer CropEnergies AG has released fiscal first quarter financial results, reporting ethanol production was down 19 percent during the three month period ending May 31. Revenue and operating profit, however, were up. READ MORE

July 15, 2019

Casey’s, Kansas Corn announce expansion of E15 fuel

BY Kansas Corn Commission Casey’s General Stores and the Kansas Corn Commission have announced the addition of E15 fuel at several Casey’s locations across Kansas, providing Kansas drivers with a lower-priced, cleaner fuel option. READ MORE

July 12, 2019

ACE, IRFA host tours for Mexican fuel retailers

BY Matt ThompsonFuel retailers from Mexico visited Iowa this week to get a first-hand view of the U.S.’s ethanol industry. The group toured a farm where corn is grown, an ethanol plant, a fuel terminal, and several retail stations. READ MORE

July 12, 2019

ITA committee focused on renewable energy exports to meet July 25

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has announced an opening meeting of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee will be held July 25 in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

July 12, 2019

USGC: Indian producers investigate Philippines ethanol model

BY U.S. Grains Council The seventh annual Bioenergy Week of the Global Bioenergy Partnership allowed the USGC to highlight how the government and private industry in the Philippines cooperate to promote ethanol to a delegation of sugar-based ethanol producers from India. READ MORE

July 11, 2019

USDA: July WASDE maintains forecast for corn use in ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA has maintained its forecast that 5.5 billion bushels of corn will go to ethanol production during the 2019-’20 crop year in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released July 11. READ MORE

July 11, 2019

EPA to hold hearing on 2020 RFS proposal July 31 in Michigan

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has announced plans to hold a public hearing July 31 in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on its proposed rule to set 2020 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) and the 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

July 11, 2019

Attis Industries joins the Advanced Biofuels Association

BY Attis Industries Inc. Attis Industries Inc. announced July 10 it has joined the Advanced Biofuels Association. The company owns a corn ethanol plant in Fulton, New York, and plans to produce second-generation biofuels in the future. READ MORE

July 10, 2019

IRENA: Bioenergy employed 3.18 million people globally in 2018

BY Erin VoegeleIRENA recently released the sixth edition of it Renewable Energy and Jobs report, announcing the renewable energy sector employed at least 11 million people last year, directly and indirectly. Bioenergy employed approximately 3.18 million people. READ MORE

July 10, 2019

Phibro launches new portfolio of yeast products for ethanol

BY Phibro Animal Health Corp. Phibro Animal Health Corp.’s Ethanol Performance Group has again expanded its portfolio of customer solutions by unveiling new yeast products PhibroADY and FortiPhi to address the needs of a changing market. READ MORE

July 10, 2019

USGC welcomes new member Eco-Energy

BY U.S. Grains Council The U.S. Grains Council has welcomed Eco-Energy as a new member. Eco-Energy includes an expansive downstream distribution network, global trade flows, transportation platform and a disciplined marketing approach. READ MORE

July 09, 2019

EIA lowers ethanol production forecast for 2019

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has slightly lowered its forecast for 2019 ethanol production but is maintaining its outlook for 2020 production, according to the July edition of the EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook. READ MORE

July 09, 2019

Anellotech successfully demos biomass pretreatment technology

BY Anellotech Anellotech’s MinFree technology, an innovative, patent pending biomass pretreatment process, has been demonstrated to significantly reduce the mineral (ash) content of loblolly pine at a 20 metric ton per day scale. READ MORE

July 08, 2019

USDA: May ethanol, distillers grain exports up from 2018

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA Foreign Agricultural Service released updated export data July 3, reporting that the U.S. exported nearly 99.61 million gallons of ethanol and approximately 1.02 million tons of distillers grains in May. READ MORE

July 08, 2019

BIO: Batchelor named vice president

BY Biotechnology Innovation Organization The Biotechnology Innovation Organization announced July 2 that Stephanie Batchelor has been named BIO’s vice president for its industrial & environmental (I&E) section. Batchelor has worked for BIO in the I&E section since July 2008. READ MORE

July 05, 2019

EPA proposes 2020 RVOs, 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has proposed to require 20.04 billion gallons of renewable fuels to be blended into the U.S. fuel supply next year, up from 19.92 billion gallons in 2019, according to a rulemaking released by the agency July 5. READ MORE

July 05, 2019

UNICA: Anhydrous ethanol production up in early June

BY Erin VoegeleThe production of anhydrous ethanol was up at mills in the south-central region of Brazil during the first half of June. The production of hydrous ethanol, however, was down, according to UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association. READ MORE

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