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May 17, 2019

CropEnergies: 2018-’19 results impacted by low ethanol prices

BY Erin VoegeleCropEnergies AG has released financial results for its 2018-’19 financial year, reporting earnings were impacted by low ethanol prices and high input costs. Moving forward, the company expects prices to remain volatile, but improve slightly. READ MORE

May 17, 2019

USGC demonstrates ethanol’s cost savings in Indonesia

BY U.S. Grains Council Ethanol could generate significant cost savings while boosting octane in fuel supplies in Indonesia. That’s the message the USGC and its partners are conveying to Indonesian importers and government agencies to promote increased ethanol use. READ MORE

May 16, 2019

EPA misleads on reason for SRE policy change

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA reportedly changed its small refinery exemption (SRE) evaluation process at least four months before a 2017 court ruling the agency often cites as the reason for its changed process. The policy change has financially benefited refiners. READ MORE

May 16, 2019

Senate Finance Committee taskforce to examine energy tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleLeaders of the Senate Finance Committee announced the formation of several bipartisan taskforces May 16 to examine 42 temporary tax provisions that expired or will expire by the end of 2019, including those related to biofuels and bioenergy. READ MORE

May 16, 2019

EPA: 1 SRE application for 2018 withdrawn or declared ineligible

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA released updated data on small refinery exemptions (SREs) May 16, reporting one of the 40 SRE applications filed for compliance year 2018 was withdrawn or declared ineligible. The 39 remaining SRE petitions for 2018 are still pending. READ MORE

May 16, 2019

Whitefox successfully starts up ICE system at E Energy Adams

BY Whitefox Technologies Ltd. Whitefox Technologies has announced the sixth successful start-up of its Whitefox ICE system at E Energy Adams in Adams, Nebraska. This is Whitefox's first installation in Nebraska. The system is now operational at ethanol plants in five states. READ MORE

May 16, 2019

USGC, USDA promote fuel ethanol In South Korea

BY U.S. Grains Council The USGC is encouraging ethanol use in the South Korean transport sector, working with the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service to provide information on the environmental, human health and economic benefits of blending ethanol into fuel supplies. READ MORE

May 15, 2019

EU repeals anti-dumping duties on US ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleThe European Commission issued a decision May 14 announcing it will repeal anti-dumping duties on European Union imports of U.S. ethanol. The anti-dumping duties have been in place since early 2013. READ MORE

May 15, 2019

SIRE reports increased ethanol production for Q2

BY Erin VoegeleSouthwest Iowa Renewable Energy Inc. recently released financial results for its fiscal second quarter, the three months ended March 31. The company reported increased ethanol production and a slight decrease in revenues. READ MORE

May 15, 2019

New Study: RFS saves consumers 22 cents on every gallon of gas

BY Renewable Fuels Association The RFS has lowered gas prices by an average of 22 cents per gallon in recent years and saved the typical American household $250 annually, according to a study published May 15 by economist and energy policy expert Philip K. Verleger, Jr. READ MORE

May 15, 2019

USGC promotes DDGS, ethanol during USDA ATM to Taiwan

BY U.S. Grains Council USGC members and staff participated in a recent trade mission to engage targeted Taiwan customers, connect them with U.S. suppliers to capture additional demand for products like U.S. DDGS and encourage increased ethanol use. READ MORE

May 14, 2019

Petition urging automakers to make more FFVs seeks signatures

BY Erin VoegeleA grassroots effort is underway to help convince automakers to continue to produce FFVs. To date, nearly 750 people have signed an online petition. Organizers of the effort are hoping to grow that number to at least 10,000. READ MORE

May 14, 2019

RFA rolls out new logo and web site

BY Renewable Fuels Association The Renewable Fuels Association has unveiled a new, modernized logo and launched a fully rebranded web site. The redesign features fresh design elements, crisp imagery, streamlined content, and new information. READ MORE

May 14, 2019

UTIA awarded nearly $1 million to study wood biomass logistics

BY University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture were awarded a grant for nearly $1 million to determine the key parameters for high-quality, year-round woody biomass feedstock logistics systems for commercial biorefineries. READ MORE

May 13, 2019

California certifies 2 plants for corn kernel fiber ethanol

BY Edeniq Inc., Edeniq Inc. announced May 13 that the California Air Resources Board approved its first two Intellulose 2.0 customers for cellulosic ethanol production from corn kernel fiber. The customers are Siouxland Ethanol and Elite Octane. READ MORE

May 13, 2019

Aemetis details progress with RNG, cellulosic ethanol projects

BY Erin VoegeleAemetis Inc. released first quarter 2019 financial results May 9, reporting progress with its advanced biofuel projects, including its proposed cellulosic ethanol plant and its dairy digester project to produce renewable natural gas (RNG). READ MORE

May 13, 2019

STB: Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee to meet May 15

BY Erin VoegeleThe Surface Transportation Board has announced its Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee will hold a meeting May 15 in Washington, D.C. The RETAC provides advice to STB related to the transportation of energy resources by rail. READ MORE

May 10, 2019

WASDE: Corn use for ethanol expected to increase 1%

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA has forecast that 5.5 billion bushels of corn will go to U.S. ethanol production during the 2019-’20 season in its latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates report, released May 10. READ MORE

May 10, 2019

Green Plains discusses plant improvement projects, Q1 performance

BY Erin VoegeleGreen Plains Inc.’s first quarter 2019 financial performance was impacted by weak ethanol margins and severe weather. However, Todd Becker, president and CEO of Green Plains, said the worst of the low ethanol margin cycle could be over. READ MORE

May 10, 2019

USDA: March ethanol, DDGS exports up from prior month

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA Foreign Agriculture Service released updated export data on May 9 reporting that the U.S. exported approximately 140 million gallons of ethanol in March, along with 956,828 tons of distillers grains. READ MORE

May 10, 2019

CFDC report: What’s in our gasoline is killing us

BY Clean Fuels Development Coalition A report released by the Clean Fuels Development Coalition calls emissions from gasoline one the biggest health threats facing the American public. The report links a range of diseases to carcinogenic compounds refiners use to increase octane. READ MORE

May 09, 2019

Gevo announces plans to decarbonize Luverne plant

BY Erin VoegeleGevo Inc. released first quarter 2019 financial results May 8, highlighting efforts to decarbonize its Luverne, Minnesota, biorefinery and predicting the company could be become profitable during the next 18 months. READ MORE

May 09, 2019

EIA reduces 2019, 2020 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleThe EIA released the latest edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook May 7 reducing its forecasts for 2019 and 2020 ethanol production. The agency now predicts ethanol production will average 1.03 million barrels per day in 2019. READ MORE

May 09, 2019

Green Plains appoints new CFO

BY Green Plains Inc. Green Plains Inc. announced May 8 that Patrich Simpkins, chief development officer, will take over as chief financial officer (CFO) of Green Plains and Green Plains Partners LP effective May 13. Current CFO John Neppl has has joined Bunge Ltd. READ MORE

May 08, 2019

EPA issues guidance on registration of corn kernel fiber pathways

BY Erin VoegeleThe EPA has released guidance on how to demonstrate that an analytical method for determining the cellulosic converted fraction of corn kernel fiber co-processed with starch at a traditional ethanol plant satisfies applicable regulatory requirements. READ MORE

May 08, 2019

UNICA: Data shows record setting 2018-’19 season for ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently released data confirming the country set new records for ethanol production, consumption and sales in 2018-’19. UNICA also released data on the first two weeks of the new harvest season. READ MORE

May 08, 2019

POET ads to shine a spotlight on America’s farm crisis

BY Poet LLC The world’s largest biofuel producer, Poet LLC, is launching a major advertising campaign urging leaders in the nation’s capital to confront the economic crisis in rural America and support crop-based products like ethanol to revitalize farm income. READ MORE

May 17, 2019

Opinion: The Facts Behind Gas Price Increases

BY Geoff Cooper FROM THE JUNE ISSUE: The facts show that this spring's increase in gas prices wasn't due to ethanol. READ MORE

May 16, 2019

Opinion: Market Access Key to Building Demand

BY Brian Healy FROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Driving global ethanol demand by strengthening nations' fuel policies critical in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. READ MORE

May 15, 2019

Opinion: Ethanol: Let’s Ride the Wave

BY Dave VanderGriend FROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Making ethanol part of the "green wave" by debunking environmental misinformation. READ MORE

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