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April 08, 2021

Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee to meet April 22

BY Erin VoegeleThe Surface Transportation Board has announced a meeting of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee will be held on April 22 virtually via zoom. The meeting is open to the public, but advanced registration is required. READ MORE

April 08, 2021

DOE offers $61.4 million for biofuel, bioenergy projects

BY Erin VoegeleThe DOE on April 8 announced it will award $61.4 million to support the development and demonstration of bioenergy projects, including those focused on marine and aviation fuels, cellulosic sugars, separations technologies, wood heating, and RNG. READ MORE

April 08, 2021

RFA welcomes new producer member Calgren Renewable Fuels

BY Renewable Fuels Association The Renewable Fuels Association has welcomed Calgren Renewable Fuels as the organization’s newest producer member. The Calgren facility in Pixley, California, opened in 2008 and produces 55 million gallons of ethanol every year. READ MORE

April 07, 2021

EIA: US fuel ethanol production up 1%, stocks down 2%

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. ethanol production was up approximately 1 percent the week ending April 2, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on April 7. Fuel ethanol stocks fell more than 2 percent. READ MORE

April 07, 2021

USDA: US ethanol exports reach 102 million gallons in February

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 101.67 million gallons of ethanol and 779,324 metric tons of distillers grains in February, according to data release by the USDA on April 7. Exports of both products were down when compared the previous month and February 2020. READ MORE

April 07, 2021

USGC adds 3 new customers in Mexico for US corn distillers oil

BY U.S. Grains Council Using Agricultural Trade Promotion funds, the U.S. Grains Council’s Mexico office augmented its marketing efforts for U.S. corn distillers’ oil (CDO) in poultry rations, resulting in convincing three important poultry companies to import the product. READ MORE

April 06, 2021

Indiana governor urged to veto anti-ethanol E15 labeling bill

BY Erin VoegeleThe Indiana House and Senate have each passed a bill that aims to implement additional labeling requirements for fuel pumps that sell E15. Representatives of the ethanol industry are urging Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb to veto the bill. READ MORE

April 06, 2021

EIA maintains 2021, 2022 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration maintained its 2021 and 2022 ethanol production and consumption forecasts in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released April 6. Summer gasoline consumption is expected to be up 13.2 percent in 2021. READ MORE

April 06, 2021

Shell invests in LanzaJet

BY LanzaJet Inc. LanzaJet Inc. has announced that Shell joins as an investor in the company to advance LanzaJet’s global growth, accelerate commercialization of its technology, and scale the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). READ MORE

April 05, 2021

FAPRI predicts increased demand for E15, higher ethanol exports

BY Erin VoegeleThe University of Missouri’s FAPRI in mid-March released its 2021 U.S. Agricultural Market Outlook, predicting an increase in demand for midlevel ethanol blends, a recovery in ethanol net returns, and increased exports over the next decade. READ MORE

April 05, 2021

USGC: Southeast Asia DDGS demand grows in 2020

BY U.S. Grains Council In the 2020 calendar year, more than one out of every three metric tons of DDGS leaving the United States headed for ports in Southeast Asia and Oceania, illustrating how increased marketing efforts in the region by USGC have paid off. READ MORE

April 11, 2021

Opinion: Full Coverage

BY Lisa GibsonEditor Lisa Gibson previews the May edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

April 12, 2021

Opinion: Ready for Another Summer with Year-Round E15

BY Emily Skor After a year that most Americans would sooner forget, we’re heading into a new summer driving season with fewer headwinds, greater momentum and a groundswell of support for lower-carbon fuels. READ MORE

April 13, 2021

Opinion: Europe Still Needs Ethanol

BY Emmanuel Desplechin Under almost any scenario, including those foreseen by the European Commission, the EU car fleet will continue to need low-carbon liquid fuels like renewable ethanol. READ MORE

April 14, 2021

Opinion: Ethanol’s Role in Future Fuels

BY Brian Jennings Nearly three years of behind-the-scenes coalition building has paid dividends with the introduction of the “Future Fuels Act” in Minnesota, the first clean fuel standard legislation in a Midwest state. READ MORE

April 12, 2021

In Depth: Making A Splash

BY Lisa GibsonSpecies-specific tailoring in distillers grains opens new markets such as pet feed and aquafeed, expands existing markets and increases product demand. READ MORE

April 13, 2021

In Depth: Keeping Bacteria At Bay

BY Susanne Retka SchillProducers modify antimicrobial protocols in response to multiple process and input changes, including new yeast and enzyme offerings, as well as high-protein feed production. READ MORE

April 14, 2021

In Depth: Renewable Diesel Rising

BY Susanne Retka SchillA projected spike in renewable diesel production, partnered with rising corn oil prices, presents a market opportunity for ethanol producers. READ MORE

April 15, 2021

In Depth: Spotlight NLB: Celebrating 50 Years of Innovation, Safety Solutions

BY Matt Thompson This year marks the 50th year of business for NLB Corp., the largest manufacturer of high-pressure water equipment and accessories. READ MORE

April 02, 2021

Even amidst pandemic, Iowa E15 sales surge to new record in 2020

BY Renewable Fuels Association Sales of E15 jumped 24 percent and set a new record in Iowa in 2020, despite the pandemic-related drop in overall fuel consumption, according to data released by the Iowa Department of Revenue. E15 and E85 sales in other states generally held steady. READ MORE

April 02, 2021

UNICA: Domestic ethanol sales up during first half of March

BY Erin VoegeleUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that domestic ethanol sales by mills in the south-central region of the country were up slightly during the first half of March when compared to the same period of 2020. READ MORE

April 01, 2021

US farmers to plant 91.1 million acres of corn in 2021

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. agriculture producers intend to plant an estimated 91.1 million acres of corn in 2021, up less than 1 percent when compared to last year, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service’s March 31 Prospective Plantings report. READ MORE

April 01, 2021

Aemetis announces new LCFS pathway, launches CCS subsidiary

BY Erin VoegeleAemetis Inc. on March 31 announced CARB has approved a new LCFS pathway for ethanol produced at its Keyes, California, plant using dairy biogas. The following day, the company announced the launch of a carbon capture subsidiary. READ MORE

April 01, 2021

ADM plans restart of 2 ethanol dry mills

BY ADM ADM on April 1 announced plans to restart ethanol production at its Vantage Corn Processors dry mills in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Columbus, Nebraska. The plants are expected to begin corn grind immediately. READ MORE

April 01, 2021

FCL rebrands ethanol plant as Co-op Ethanol Complex

BY Federated Co-operatives Ltd. Federated Co-operatives Ltd. has rebranded its ethanol production facility in Belle Plaine, Saskatchewan. The facility, formerly known as Terra grain Fuels, is now Co-op Ethanol Complex. FCL acquired the plant in June 2019. READ MORE

April 01, 2021

OPINION: Infrastructure that makes a difference

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development, Renewable Fuels Association The RFA helped eight companies secure awards under the USDA's second round of HBIIP grants to support the installation of more than 100 new fuel dispensers at more than 20 sites spanning six states, according to RFA's Cassie Mullen. READ MORE

March 31, 2021

EIA: Ethanol production up 5%, stocks down 3%

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. ethanol production increased by nearly 5 percent the week ending March 26, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on March 31. Fuel ethanol stocks were down more than 3 percent. READ MORE

March 31, 2021

Biden releases $2 trillion jobs and infrastructure plan

BY Erin VoegelePresident Biden on March 31 released a $2 trillion infrastructure and jobs plan, officially titled the American Jobs Plan. Biofuel/bioproducts and carbon capture and storage (CSS) are each briefly addressed in the plan. READ MORE

March 31, 2021

EIA releases first Biofuels Capacity and Feedstocks Update

BY Erin VoegeleThe EIA on March 31 issued the first edition of its monthly Biofuels Capacity and Feedstocks Update, reporting that 20.431 billion gallons of operable U.S. biofuel production capacity was in place as of January. READ MORE

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