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October 15, 2018

Opinion: Whose Customer Is It, Anyway?

BY Ron Lamberty FROM THE NOVEMBER ISSUE: Rob Lamberty of the American Coalition for Ethanol writes his column this month about marketing in the ethanol industry. READ MORE

October 16, 2018

In Depth: Concept to Construction

BY Lisa Gibson FROM THE NOVEMBER ISSUE: In the U.S. ethanol industry, three plants are under construction, while a fourth makes its way through the permitting process. READ MORE

October 15, 2018

In Depth: Character, Friend, Genius

BY Susanne Retka Schill FROM THE NOVEMBER ISSUE: Dennis Vander Griend, who passed away in July, is remembered as an extraordinary engineer, a unique character and a great friend. READ MORE

October 03, 2018

Pink at the Pump campaign kicks off in Iowa

BY Erin VoegeleMore than 50 fuel retailers in Iowa are participating in the third annual Pink at the Pump campaign this October, according to the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. The program aims to support breast cancer research through the purchase of E15. READ MORE

October 03, 2018

UK consumption of liquid biofuels up during second quarter

BY Erin VoegeleNew data released by the U.K. government shows the country increased its overall consumption of liquid biofuels during the second quarter of 2018. Consumption of ethanol, however, was down slightly. READ MORE

October 03, 2018

USGC welcomes trade agreement between US, South Korea

BY U.S. Grains Council Leaders from the United States and South Korea signed an updated United States-Republic of Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) on Sept. 24, a move welcomed by the U.S. Grains Council, a long-time partner with the Korean feed and livestock industries. READ MORE

October 03, 2018

BetaTec Hop Products promotes Forte to president

BY BetaTec John Forte, brings 25-plus years of food ingredients and agribusiness industry expertise to the newly appointed position of president of BetaTec Hops Products. Forte previously held the position of vice president of BetaTec. READ MORE

October 02, 2018

EPA: 31.29 million cellulosic RINs generated in August

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for August, reporting that 1.75 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 31.29 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

October 02, 2018

Growth Energy launches new consumer website for Unleaded 88

BY Growth Energy On Oct. 2, Growth Energy announced the launch of a new consumer-facing website for Unleaded 88 fuel: Unl88.com. Unleaded 88 is the unified brand identify for E15. The website features information on Unleaded 88 and its benefits. READ MORE

October 02, 2018

Crappie Masters winners ‘never hesitate’ when fueling with E10

BY Renewable Fuels Association The 2018 Crappie Masters Tournament Trail concluded last week in Missouri. For the second consecutive year, the Renewable Fuels Association and the National Corn Growers Association sponsored the national fishing tournament. READ MORE

October 01, 2018

US, Mexico, Canada reach trade deal

BY Erin VoegeleOn Oct. 1, the U.S. government announced it has reached a new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada that will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. The new agreement is named the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. READ MORE

October 01, 2018

CARB votes to approve several changes to LCFS program

BY Erin VoegeleOn Sept. 27, the California Air Resources Board approved several amendments to the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, including one that sets a new carbon intensity target for fuel sold within the state. READ MORE

October 01, 2018

USGC helps open new market for US DDGS in Ecuador

BY U.S. Grains Council Utilizing Market Access Program funds, the U.S. Grains Council’s Western Hemisphere Office has opened up a new market for U.S. dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) in Ecuador by working directly with a major buying group. READ MORE

October 01, 2018

NFU urges Trump administration to allow year-round E15

BY National Farmers Union National Farmers Union is urging the President to follow through on his promises to support American family farmers and the biofuel industry by allowing year-round use of E15 gasoline and ceasing undue hardship waivers to oil refiners. READ MORE

September 28, 2018

Letter urges EPA to process eRIN applications

BY Erin VoegeleThe owner of a biomass power facility in California is asking the U.S. EPA to process applications from biomass power producers who want to participate in the Renewable Fuel Standard program. READ MORE

September 28, 2018

Minnesota congressman tours Syngenta R&D site

BY Syngenta Rep. Jason Lewis, R-Minn., recently toured the Syngenta Seeds Stanton, Minnesota, R&D facility and North America Seedcare Institute and participated in a discussion on the future of biofuels, including home-grown American ethanol. READ MORE

September 28, 2018

Researchers find value in lignin

BY University of Wisconsin-Madison An ideal biorefinery would turn renewable crops into a variety of fuels and products with little waste. A significant challenge in realizing this vision is what to do with lignin. Researchers are currently working to solve that problem. READ MORE

September 27, 2018

OPINION: Brown drops an easy climate win in California

BY Mike Lewis, Pearson Fuels On Sept. 21, California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed AB 558, a California bill authored by Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva that was designed to better leverage California’s fleet of flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs). READ MORE

September 27, 2018

Versalis buys Biochemtex, Beta Renewables

BY Erin VoegeleItalian oil and gas company Eni has announced Versalis, its chemical subsidiary, has purchased a group of green businesses owned by the Mossi & Ghisolfi Group, including Biochemtex and Beta Renewables. READ MORE

September 27, 2018

Perdue rings closing bell at NYSE in honor of ag community

BY Erin VoegeleOn Sept. 26, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange in celebration of the contribution farmers, ranchers, foresters and agricultural producers make to the U.S. economy. READ MORE

September 27, 2018

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol up in July

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA recently released the September edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, noting corn used for fuel alcohol production reached 480 million bushels in July, up 4 percent from June and up 6 percent from July 2017. READ MORE

September 26, 2018

Ethanol groups testify on the benefits of high-octane fuels

BY Erin VoegeleRepresentatives of the RFA, Growth Energy and ACE were among those who testified at a Sept. 25 public hearing on a proposed rule to set new fuel economy and tailpipe GHG standards for model year (MY) 2021-2026 vehicles. READ MORE

September 26, 2018

EPA approves E30 pilot for state of Nebraska vehicles

BY Office of Gov. Pete Ricketts On Sept. 25, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced that the U.S. EPA has approved a project to study the use of higher ethanol blends. In the pilot program, the state of Nebraska will study the use of E30 in conventional vehicles owned by the state. READ MORE

September 26, 2018

USGC: Vietnam biofuels conference supports increased ethanol use

BY U.S. Grains Council Ethanol provides a win-win for domestic stakeholders in Vietnam and the U.S. ethanol industry, as recently discussed during the first U.S. Grains Council biofuels conference conducted in the country. READ MORE

September 25, 2018

CARD: Trade disruptions cost Iowa ethanol producers $105 million

BY Erin VoegeleA new study by researchers at Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Development has determined current trade disruptions are having a significant impact on the state’s economy, including its ethanol industry. READ MORE

September 25, 2018

USGC: US ethanol exports set new record

BY U.S. Grains Council Partnering with the RFA, Growth Energy and USDA’s FAS, the USGC has been able to help promote corn ethanol sales globally for a new export record in marketing year 2016/2017 of nearly 1.4 billion gallons. READ MORE

September 25, 2018

Researchers study best time to harvest switchgrass

BY Paige Short, Michigan Tech Switchgrass is a promising biofuel feedstock, but farmers, environmentalists and biofuel developers, find deciding on the right time to harvest particularly thorny. Researchers at Michigan Tech are working to find some answers. READ MORE

September 24, 2018

Cellulosic biorefinery to break ground in North Dakota

BY Erin VoegeleA biorefinery that will produce 16 MMgy of cellulosic ethanol and 120,000 of lignin pellets is set to break ground in Spiritwood, North Dakota, in spring 2019. The facility, under development by New Energy Blue, will feature Inbicon technology. READ MORE

September 24, 2018

NextFerm partners with Mascoma to produce new yeast strain

BY Matt Thompson NextFerm, an Israeli company that produces fermentation products for the food and feed industries, is venturing into the ethanol industry by partnering with Mascoma, a subsidiary of Lallemand, a leading supplier of yeast to ethanol producers. READ MORE

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