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August 15, 2018

In Depth: Violation, Education and Documentation

BY Tim Albrecht FROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Up-to-date knowledge of environmental permits and laws, as well as thorough record keeping, can prevent noncompliance that results in costly penalties. READ MORE

August 14, 2018

In Depth: Outside OSHA’s Umbrella

BY Tim Albrecht FROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Organizational standards and safety strategies can help eliminate incidents that fall outside the coverage of OSHA regulations. READ MORE

August 02, 2018

EPA, NHTSA address high-octane fuels in CAFE/GHG rulemaking

BY Erin VoegeleRepresentatives of the ethanol industry are applauding the U.S. EPA and U.S. DOT for addressing the potential of high-octane fuels in their proposed rule to set new fuel economy and tailpipe greenhouse gas standards for model year 2021-2026 vehicles. READ MORE

August 02, 2018

Emerging markets for ethanol discussed at USGC meeting in Denver

BY U.S. Grains Council In a global trade environment challenged by tariffs and tensions, emerging markets for grains and ethanol provided a bright spot for U.S. farmers, agribusinesses and industry officials at the USGC's 58th Annual Board of Delegates meeting in Denver. READ MORE

August 02, 2018

Scott Richman joins RFA as chief economist

BY Renewable Fuels Association The Renewable Fuels Association has announced that Scott Richman is joining the organization in early August as its chief economist. In this role, Richman will lead the development and execution of a wide range of research and analysis initiatives. READ MORE

August 01, 2018

Green Plains reports improved performance of its ethanol segment

BY Erin VoegeleOn Aug. 1, Green Plains Inc. released second quarter financial results reporting a year-over-year increase in revenues, reduced net loss and improved performance for its ethanol production segment. READ MORE

August 01, 2018

Wheeler: EPA to create public ‘dashboard’ on RFS waivers

BY Erin VoegeleActing EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler discussed the Renewable Fuel Standard, small refinery hardship waivers, Reid vapor pressure (RVP) relief for E15, and issues related to agency transparency during a Senate hearing Aug. 1. READ MORE

August 01, 2018

EIA: US fuel ethanol production capacity continues to increase

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration Fuel ethanol production capacity in the United States reached more than 16 billion gallons per year, or 1.06 million barrels per day (b/d), at the beginning of 2018, according to EIA's most recent U.S. Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity report. READ MORE

July 31, 2018

ADM releases Q2 results, discusses China’s impact on US ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleOn July 31, Archer Daniels Midland Co. released second quarter financial results, reporting strong overall net earnings, but lower results for the bioproducts segments, which includes ethanol. READ MORE

July 31, 2018

RFA partners with Buffalo Chip Campground at Sturgis

BY Renewable Fuels Association For the tenth consecutive year, the Renewable Fuels Association is partnering with the Buffalo Chip Campground to host the 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, scheduled for Aug. 3-12 in Sturgis, South Dakota. READ MORE

July 31, 2018

RFA hosting ethanol safety seminars in Virginia

BY Renewable Fuels Association The Renewable Fuels Association and several organizations are hosting ethanol safety seminars in Virginia this week. The events will be held on July 30, July 31 or Aug. 1 in Chesapeake, Virginia. READ MORE

July 26, 2018

Valero reports increased operating income for ethanol segment

BY Erin VoegeleValero Energy Corp. has released second quarter financial results, announcing that its ethanol segment reported $43 million of operating income for the three-month period, up from $31 million during the same period of last year. READ MORE

July 26, 2018

Trump reiterates support for year-round E15 sales at Iowa event

BY Erin VoegelePresident Trump indicated his administration is “very close” to implementing a Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver allowing for year-round sales of E15 at an event in Dubuque, Iowa, July 26. READ MORE

July 26, 2018

UK opens public consultation on potential introduction of E10

BY Erin VoegeleOn July 20, the U.K. Department of Transportation opened a public consultation on whether and how it should introduce E10 fuel. The country currently allows gasoline blends that contain up to 5 percent ethanol. READ MORE

July 26, 2018

EPA: 25.57 million cellulosic RINs generated in June

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for June, reporting that more than 1.6 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 25.57 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

July 26, 2018

ACE continues work with service station owners in Mexico

BY American Coalition for Ethanol American Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty recently traveled to Chihuahua, Mexico, for the fourth of six technical ethanol workshops the U.S. Grains Council is holding for Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers. READ MORE

July 25, 2018

House subcommittee holds hearing on RINs

BY Erin VoegeleOn July 25, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing that aimed to educate members of the subcommittee on renewable identification numbers (RINs) and the role RINs play in the RFS. READ MORE

July 25, 2018

Canada delays development of Clean Fuel Standard regulations

BY Erin VoegeleThe Canadian government has announced plans to delay implementation of its Clean Fuel Standard. Original plans called for development of the program regulations to be complete next year. That work is now expected to take until 2021. READ MORE

July 25, 2018

DOE aims to develop CO2 infrastructure for ethanol, power plants

BY Nebraska Public Power District Nebraska Public Power District is participating in a Department of Energy study that aims to develop an integrated carbon dioxide collection, transportation, and storage infrastructure in the Midwest for ethanol facilities and nearby power plants. READ MORE

July 24, 2018

Poet to develop new 80 MMgy ethanol plant in Indiana

BY Erin VoegeleOn July 23, Poet LLC received an approval from the Shelbyville, Indiana, planning commission that will allow it to proceed with the development of an 80 MMgy ethanol plant at a site approximately 5 miles northwest of the city. READ MORE

July 24, 2018

EPA finalizes RFS fuel pathways for distillers sorghum oil

BY Erin VoegeleOn July 24, the U.S. EPA published a notice qualifying distillers sorghum oil as an eligible feedstock for the production of advanced biofuels and biomass-based diesel under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

July 24, 2018

USDA provides aid for farmers, biofuel groups call for RVP relief

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA will authorize up to $12 billion in aid to assist farmers who have been impacted by retaliatory tariffs. The ethanol industry also called on the Trump administration to provide RVP relief for E15 as a way to aid the farm community. READ MORE

July 23, 2018

Ernst questions CEQ nominee on RFS, year-round E15 sales

BY Erin VoegeleSen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, questioned Council on Environmental Quality nominee Bridget Neumayr on her support for the Renewable Fuel Standard and E15 during a U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hearing July 19. READ MORE

July 23, 2018

Annual Canadian biofuels report highlights provincial data

BY Tim AlbrechtAdvanced Biofuels Canada announced the release of the Biofuels in Canada 2018 report, which updates and expands upon the last annual report by Navius Research released in 2017 and in 2016 in partnership with Clean Energy Canada. READ MORE

July 23, 2018

NREL: New finding will help convert lignin to useful products

BY National Renewable Energy Laboratory An research team, including scientists from NREL, has discovered and characterized a new family of cytochrome P450 enzymes that is critical to improving the conversion of lignin into valuable products such as nylon, plastics, and chemicals. READ MORE

July 20, 2018

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol production up in May

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA has released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for July, announcing corn use for fuel alcohol reached 470 million bushels in May, up 6 percent from April and up 4 percent when compared to May 2017. READ MORE

July 20, 2018

Attis announces site for biorefinery, selects feedstock provider

BY Erin VoegeleIn mid-July Attis Industries announced plans to purchase a site in Georgia to locate its first commercial-scale biorefinery and said it has executed a letter of intent with a timber company to provide feedstock for the proposed facility. READ MORE

July 20, 2018

USGC: Trade agreement access sparks record exports to Columbia

BY U.S. Grains Council U.S. corn exports to Colombia have set a new record every year since the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) entered into force into 2012, showing the effectiveness of strong trade policy and subsequent market development work. READ MORE

July 19, 2018

UNICA: Production, sales of hydrous ethanol up in late June

BY Erin VoegeleUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, reported production units in the country’s south-central region produced 2.35 billion liters of ethanol during the second half of June, up 30.44 percent when compared to the same period of 2017. READ MORE

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