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November 09, 2017

IRFA: E15 now available at 142 stations across Iowa

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association In recent weeks E15 has arrived in several northern and eastern Iowa communities. Casey’s General Store, Kwik Star, and several other retailers have added E15 to their locations, according to the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. READ MORE

November 08, 2017

Pacific Ethanol sells record volumes of ethanol during Q3

BY Erin VoegelePacific Ethanol Inc. has released third quarter financial results, reporting the company achieved a record total gallons sold of 250 million and a record production gallons sold of 141.8 million. READ MORE

November 08, 2017

The Andersons Ethanol Group impacted by decreased margins

BY Erin VoegeleThe Andersons Inc. has released third quarter financial results, reporting that its Ethanol Group was challenged by decreasing margins. The group generated pretax income of $6.1 million, down from $9.5 million during the same period of last year. READ MORE

November 08, 2017

RFA: Consumers win with ethanol

BY Renewable Fuels Association According to crowd-sourced data from the Renewable Fuels Association’s E85prices.com, the national price spread between regular unleaded and E85 has never been greater in the 17 years of tracking on the website. READ MORE

November 08, 2017

On Fly Green Day, 8 airlines fly with Gevo’s jet fuel from O’Hare

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc. recently announced that its alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) derived from renewable isobutanol is being used Nov. 8 by eight commercial airlines for Fly Green Day, sponsored by the O’Hare Fuel Committee, at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. READ MORE

November 08, 2017

VTT to develop enzymes found in wildfire-prone areas

BY VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Microorganisms found in the wildfire-prone dry tropical forests of India may be useful biochemical production because they are accustomed to the challenging conditions following a forest fire, according to VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. READ MORE

November 21, 2017

Opinion: Safe Plants, Sound Plans

BY Tom BryanFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Editor in Chief Tom Bryan previews the magazine, including features about safety, corn oil and emissions. READ MORE

November 20, 2017

Opinion: Who’s Been Naughty and Who’s Been Nice?

BY Bob Dinneen FROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen releases the ethanol industry's naughty-and-nice list. READ MORE

November 17, 2017

Opinion: Brazil to Launch Ambitious Biofuels Program

BY Leticia Phillips FROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: RenovaBio will help Brazil meet its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 43 percent of 2005 levels by 2030. READ MORE

November 16, 2017

Opinion: Is E25 legal in the Mini Cooper?

BY Dave VanderGriend FROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Trouble with regulations often results from how regulating agencies interpret the language in the laws. READ MORE

November 20, 2017

In Depth: Injury Inventory

BY Lisa GibsonFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Insurance claim data show certain incidents occur more often than others in the ethanol industry. Policies, culture and rapid emergency response can help prevent serious injuries. READ MORE

November 17, 2017

In Depth: Extract or Enrich

BY Susanne Retka Schill FROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Corn oil maximization seems an obvious goal, but some DDGS feed markets prefer a higher oil content for better energy value. READ MORE

November 16, 2017

In Depth: Pollutant Powerplay

BY Lisa Gibson FROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Ener-Core’s power oxidation system draws energy from volatile organic compounds to produce heat and power, offsetting natural gas use. READ MORE

November 15, 2017

In Depth: A New Reality

BY Lynn Knox FROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Off-take agreements lose their financial appeal under a new provision taking effect at the end of next year. READ MORE

November 07, 2017

Gevo announces strategic review, reduces staff at Luverne plant

BY Erin VoegeleGevo Inc. has released third quarter financial results, reporting that the company’s management and board of directors are reviewing its strategic and financial operations. Gevo also said it reduced staff at its Luverne, Minnesota, plant in October. READ MORE

November 07, 2017

EPA registers Enerkem to sell cellulosic ethanol under the RFS

BY Enerkem Inc. Enerkem Inc. has received approval from the U.S. EPA to sell cellulosic ethanol produced at its Edmonton, Alberta, facility under the U.S. Renewable Fuels Standard. Enerkem expanded the Edmonton facility to produce ethanol earlier this year. READ MORE

November 07, 2017

RFA releases brochure to inform consumers which vehicles use E85

BY Renewable Fuels Association More than 22 million automobiles on U.S. roadways today are flex fuel vehicles (FFVs) that can run on E85. A new brochure released by the Renewable Fuels Association helps consumers determine if their vehicles are FFVs. READ MORE

November 07, 2017

Aemetis signs feedstock supply agreement for cellulosic ethanol

BY Aemetis Inc. Aemetis Inc. recently announced that its Aemetis Advanced Products Keyes subsidiary signed a 20-year feedstock supply agreement to produce cellulosic ethanol at a former U.S. Army munitions facility located in Riverbank, California. READ MORE

November 07, 2017

Expansion of sugarcane ethanol in Brazil could cut GHG emissions

BY Lisa GibsonA massive expansion of land use for sugar cane growth in Brazil, and a subsequent increase in ethanol production with the feedstock could reduce global carbon dioxide emissions in the transportation sector by up to 86 percent of 2014 levels. READ MORE

November 07, 2017

UNICA: Mills continue to focus on ethanol in early October

BY Erin VoegeleUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently announced that mills in the south-central region of the country continued to focus on ethanol production during the first half of October. READ MORE

November 07, 2017

Jury rules in favor of U.S. Water in patent infringement suit

BY Lisa GibsonA federal jury in the Western District of Wisconsin unanimously found in favor of U.S. Water Services in a patent infringement lawsuit against Novozymes A/S and Novozymes North America Inc. READ MORE

November 06, 2017

Wolf asks EPA to waive 2017, 2018 RFS RVOs, RFA responds

BY Erin VoegeleOn Nov. 2, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf issued a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt asking for a nationwide waiver of the 2017 and 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard renewable volume requirements (RVOs). READ MORE

November 06, 2017

More than 200 stations in Minnesota now offer E15

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association In a landmark development for Minnesota's ethanol industry, there are now 202 stations in the state that offer E15. In 2014, there were 17 stations offering E15 in Minnesota. In 2015, that total rose to 27 and nearly tripled to 61 stations in 2016. READ MORE

November 06, 2017

New ad hails Trump’s rejection of refiner attacks on biofuels

BY Fuels America The nation’s top renewable fuel advocates have launched a new television ad recognizing President Trump’s steadfast support for rural communities, farmers, and workers in the biofuel sector. The ad begins airing Nov. 6 on Fox News. READ MORE

November 03, 2017

Green Plains reports increased ethanol production, net income

BY Erin VoegeleGreen Plains Inc. has released third quarter financial results, reporting net income of $34.4 million, or 74 cents per diluted share, up from $7.9 million, or 20 cents per diluted share, for the same period of last year. READ MORE

November 03, 2017

Bill aims to extend MLP benefits to renewables, clean energy

BY Erin VoegeleSens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and Reps. Ted Poe, R-Texas, and Mike Thompson, D.-Calif., have reintroduced legislation that aims to level the playing field for clean energy. READ MORE

November 02, 2017

DuPont announces plans to sell cellulosic ethanol plant

BY Erin VoegeleDuPont Industrial Biosciences has announced plans to sell its 30 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa. The move comes almost exactly two years after the company celebrated the grand opening of the facility in October 2015. READ MORE

November 02, 2017

USDA ERS publishes report on ethanol, DDGS export opportunities

BY Erin VoegeleIn October, the USDA Economic Research Service published a report on global ethanol mandates that outlines the opportunities for exports of U.S. ethanol and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). READ MORE

November 02, 2017

USGC adds overseas staff to boost global presence, grain sales

BY U.S. Grains Council The U.S. Grains Council is adding a new strategic director in Asia and assistant director in Southeast Asia as part of a global resource expansion meant to capture near-term demand for feed grain sales and build long-term demand for ethanol. READ MORE

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