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August 08, 2019

RFA: E15 sales up, but SREs suppress expansion

BY Renewable Fuels Association Data released Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Commerce prove that the marketplace is already responding to President Trump’s elimination of a decades-old regulatory barrier severely limiting the sale of E15 in the summertime. READ MORE

August 07, 2019

The Andersons report profitable Q2 for ethanol group

BY Erin VoegeleThe Andersons Inc. released second quarter financial results Aug. 7, reporting that its ethanol group remained profitable during the three-month period. Ethanol earnings, however, were down significantly due to the poor margin environment. READ MORE

August 07, 2019

USDA: US ethanol exports reach 128.42 million gallons in June

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 128.42 million gallons of ethanol and 962,592 tons of distillers grain in June, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Aug. 2. Exports of both products were both down when compared to June 2018. READ MORE

August 07, 2019

Minnesota funds E15, E85 fuel infrastructure project

BY Erin VoegeleThe Minnesota Department of Agriculture announced Aug. 6 funding for a bioenergy pilot plant and three biofuel blending infrastructure projects, including one that that focuses on E15 and E85 distribution. READ MORE

August 07, 2019

USGC programs expand DDGS exports to Ireland

BY U.S. Grains Council Using Market Access Program funds, the U.S. Grains Council engaged the Irish feed industry in March 2019 to assess the distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) market and potential effects of the looming Brexit. READ MORE

August 07, 2019

Gevo receives ISCC Plus certification

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc. announced Aug. 5 it has achieved its International Sustainability and Carbon Certification under the ISCC PLUS scheme for food, feed, industrial applications, energy, and biofuels outside Europe. READ MORE

August 06, 2019

Glacial Lakes to purchase ABE’s 2 South Dakota ethanol plants

BY Erin VoegeleAdvanced Bioenergy LLC announced Aug. 5 an agreement to sell its two corn ethanol plants in South Dakota to Glacial Lakes Energy LLC for $47.5 million plus the value of ABE inventory at the time of closing. READ MORE

August 06, 2019

Green Plains reports positive impacts of improvement initiatives

BY Erin VoegeleDuring an Aug. 6 earnings call, Green Plains officials discussed progress with the Project 24 initiative, criticized Trump’s EPA and trade policies for harming the ethanol industry, and indicated the company continues to explore the sale of assets. READ MORE

August 06, 2019

SD Farmers Union meets with EPA official to discuss E30

BY South Dakota Farmer Union South Dakota Farmers Union, together with leaders from 13 South Dakota agriculture organizations, sat down with Gregory Sopkin, U.S. EPA Regional Administrator for District Eight Aug. 1 to discuss farm challenges and higher ethanol blends. READ MORE

August 05, 2019

EPA’s final SAFE Vehicles Rule under OMB review

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA submitted its final Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks to the White House Office of Management and Budget on Aug. 2. READ MORE

August 05, 2019

Report: EU ethanol consumption to increase in 2019

BY Erin VoegeleA recent report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network discusses the current use of biofuels in the European Union and the potential for increased use in the future. READ MORE

August 05, 2019

VanderGriend elected to Growth Energy board of directors

BY Growth Energy Growth Energy announced Aug. 2 that Nathan VanderGriend has been elected to the organization’s board of directors. VanderGriend is the president and CEO of ERI Solutions Inc. He also oversees Paragon NDT LLC. READ MORE

August 05, 2019

USGC: Feeding trials in southeast Mexico expand US DDGS use

BY U.S. Grains Council Utilizing Market Access Program and Agricultural Trade Program funds, the U.S. Grains Council’s Mexico office has invested in marketing U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) through strategic feeding trials in southeast Mexico. READ MORE

August 02, 2019

Pacific Ethanol reports Q2 margins up slightly

BY Matt ThompsonPacific Ethanol president and said the company's second quarter crush margin improved, but the industry is still suffering from oversupply. READ MORE

August 01, 2019

Ernst works to include ethanol in transportation bill

BY Erin VoegeleThe Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works passed the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act on July 30. The bill does not currently address ethanol, but Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, a member of the committee, is trying to change that. READ MORE

August 01, 2019

ADM reports continued negative margins for ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleArcher Daniels Midland Co. released second quarter financial results Aug. 1, reporting earnings for its bioproducts segment were down significantly due to continued negative ethanol industry margins caused by ample inventory and lower exports. READ MORE

August 01, 2019

UNICA: Ethanol sales continue upward trend in early July

BY Erin VoegeleUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced ethanol production and sales remained relatively high during the first half of July. Sugar production and the volume of sugarcane processed during the period, however, were down. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

Opinion: The Efficiency Issue

BY Lisa GibsonFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about emissions control, pump design and technology, finances and risk management, and more. READ MORE

August 14, 2019

Opinion: More EPA Exemptions, Biofuel Plants Shuttered

BY Emily Skor FROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Growth Energy's ad campaign part of an effort to curtail EPA's abuse of small refinery exemptions. READ MORE

August 13, 2019

Opinion: Trans-Atlantic Trade-Offs

BY Emmanuel Desplechin FROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: The EU's opportunity to grow European ethanol by aligning trade policy with its environmental goals. READ MORE

August 12, 2019

Opinion: What’s the Plan to Increase Ethanol Use?

BY Brian Jennings FROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Low Carbon Octane Standard could be the way to increase ethanol use beyond E15. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

In Depth: Minding the Stack

BY Susanne Retka SchillFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Maintaining compliance while optimizing costs and operations is a balancing act for ethanol producers. READ MORE

August 14, 2019

In Depth: The Heart of the Matter

BY Matt ThompsonFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Increasing efficiency by taking advantage of the latest pump designs and technology. READ MORE

August 13, 2019

In Depth: Reinvestment and Risk Management

BY Matt ThompsonFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Plants that planned ahead when margins were better are leading the industry today. READ MORE

August 01, 2019

OPINION: Adding E15 into the mix: one retailer’s experience

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development at the Renewable Fuels Association RFA's Cassie Mullen and Nathaniel Doddridge, director of fuels for Cassey's General Store, discuss Casey's experience with E15. Cassey's currently offers E15 at 125 of its locations, with plans for up to an additional 60 locations by the end of 2019. READ MORE

July 31, 2019

Coalition seeks court action forcing EPA to account for SREs

BY Erin VoegeleAn agriculture and biofuels coalition has filed a petition asking the court to lift a stay it placed on joint petition filed in 2018 that urged the EPA to revise its RFS regulations for setting annual RVOs to account for retroactively issued SREs. READ MORE

July 31, 2019

Ethanol groups focus on impact of SREs at RFS hearing

BY Erin VoegeleThe EPA held a hearing July 31 in Ypsilanti, Michigan, to gather public input on its proposed rule to set 2020 RVOs and the 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel under the RFS. Representatives from a wide range of biofuel groups testified at the event. READ MORE

July 31, 2019

Irish swine to dine on US DDGS thanks to USGC engagement

BY U.S. Grains Council A leading feed mill in Ireland has upped its inclusion rate of U.S. DDGS thanks to the U.S. Grains Council’s work to promote the benefits of the feed ingredient in swine diets, adding 75,000 metric tons in additional demand annually. READ MORE

July 30, 2019

Benson Hill Biosystems, Brownseed Genetics offer new corn hybrids

BY Benson Hill Biosystems Crop improvement company Benson Hill Biosystems has entered into a partnership with Brownseed Genetics, a Wisconsin-based seed breeder of new corn hybrids that are higher in both oil content and essential amino acids. READ MORE

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