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September 16, 2020

ACE leadership addresses virtual conference attendees

BY American Coalition for Ethanol American Coalition for Ethanol Board President Duane Kristensen representing Chief Ethanol Fuels kicked off the organization’s 33rd annual ethanol conference being held virtually on Sept. 16 followed by remarks from ACE CEO Brain Jennings. READ MORE

September 16, 2020

LanzaTech: Advanced biofuel facility gets green light in India

BY LanzaTech India-based Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. is planning to install a second generation ethanol facility. The company has awarded LanzaTech the contract to commence the basic engineering for an 5.3 million gallon facility. READ MORE

September 16, 2020

Prometheus Fuels licenses ORNL ethanol-to-jet-fuel process

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Prometheus Fuels has licensed an ethanol-to-jet-fuel conversion process developed by ORNL researchers. The ORNL technology will enable cost-competitive production of jet fuel and co-production of butadiene for use in renewable polymer synthesis. READ MORE

September 16, 2020

FEW general sessions address policy, production

BY Lisa GibsonDiscussions during the general session of the 2020 virtual Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo focused on the RFS, SREs, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the U.S. ethanol industry, its product mix and operations. READ MORE

September 16, 2020

Skor focuses on the road ahead in FEW keynote

BY Lisa Gibson“What a year we’ve had,” Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy, said in her keynote address at the 2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. She discussed the many challenges the U.S. ethanol industry currently faces. READ MORE

September 15, 2020

Letter urges EPA to comply with GOA investigation of SRE process

BY Erin VoegeleSeven federal lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Sept. 15 expressing disappointment with the agency’s failure to cooperate with the Government Accountability Office’s investigation into the SRE waiver process. READ MORE

September 15, 2020

Brazil sets 2020 RenovaBio goal at 14.53 CBios

BY Erin VoegeleThe Brazil Ministry of Mines and Energy on Sept. 10 set the 2020 goal for the country’s recently launched national biofuels policy, RenovaBio, at 14.53 million decarbonization credits (CBios). The 2021 target was set at 24.86 million CBios. READ MORE

September 15, 2020

Proposal aims to lift regulation barring E15 sales in Kansas City

BY Erin VoegeleThe Kansas Department of Health and Environment has announced it will hold a public hearing on Nov. 4 to consider the revocation of an existing regulation that prevents the sale of E15 in the Kansas City area during the summer months. READ MORE

September 15, 2020

ACE elects board of directors during annual business meeting

BY American Coalition for Ethanol ACE announced the re-election of several board members to the organization’s board of directors during its annual business meeting prior to ACE’s 33rd conference, which is being held virtually in combination with the virtual FEW. READ MORE

September 15, 2020

Lallemand launches new fermentation technology for biofuels

BY Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits has introduced Convergence, a new yeast and enzyme platform that combines a new yeast that generates virtually all the GA required for fermentation with a small amount of complementary exogenous enzyme. READ MORE

September 15, 2020

Prairie Horizon adopts ICM’s APP to produce higher-value feed

BY ICM Inc. ICM Inc. has completed the first installation of its proprietary Advanced Processing Package for Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy LLC. The APP empowers ethanol plants to diversify their product offerings, thereby increasing revenues. READ MORE

September 14, 2020

EPA denies gap year SRE petitions

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA announced Sept. 14 it will deny “gap-year” small refinery exemption (SRE) petitions filed by oil refineries in an effort to circumvent a January 2020 ruling by Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. READ MORE

September 14, 2020

EPA to update E15 labels, clarify E10 pumps can distribute E15

BY Erin VoegelePresident Trump on Sept. 12 posted a tweet stating that subject to state approval, the ethanol industry will be allowed to use E10 pumps to distribute E15. The U.S. EPA said it will update E15 labels as part of that effort. READ MORE

September 14, 2020

Brazil extends TRQ on ethanol for 90 days

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. government on Sept. 11 announced that bilateral trade discussions on ethanol with Brazil will take place over a 90-day period starting on Sept. 14. During that time, Brazil will extend its previous TRQ for U.S. ethanol. READ MORE

September 14, 2020

USGC assistance leads to DDGS-based aqua feed sales in Egypt

BY U.S. Grains Council One of the largest feed producers in Egypt is now selling aqua feed produced with U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and corn gluten meal (CGM), thanks to a product quality trial conducted with the U.S. Grains Council. READ MORE

September 11, 2020

September WASDE lowers forecast for 2020-‘21 corn use in ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA lowered its forecasts for 2020-’21 corn production and corn use in ethanol in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released Sept. 11. Corn ending stocks were also revised down, while corn exports were increased. READ MORE

September 11, 2020

Mexican cattle producers take virtual tour of US ethanol, corn

BY U.S. Grains Council The USGC ook cattle ranchers in southeast Mexico on a virtual tour of the production of corn, ethanol and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in Indiana in late August. The event helped the ranchers understand how DDGS is made. READ MORE

September 11, 2020

CCC urges passage of comprehensive energy legislation

BY Carbon Capture Coalition The Carbon Capture Coalition, along with 72 other organizations, sent a letter to Senators on Sept. 11 urging them to pass the American Energy Innovation Act this Congress. In addition, 35 coalition members sent a letter to the House. READ MORE

September 10, 2020

EIA: Ethanol production up 2%, weekly ending stocks fall 4%

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. ethanol production increased by 2 percent the week ending Sept. 4 while weekly ethanol ending stocks fell by more than 4 percent, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Sept. 10. READ MORE

September 10, 2020

USDA seeks input on ‘ready to go’ innovations to meet AIA goals

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA announced on Sept. 10 it is seeking input on the most innovative technologies and practices that can be readily deployed across U.S. agriculture to meet the goals of the agency’s Agriculture Innovation Agenda. READ MORE

September 10, 2020

Senate fails to advance COVID-19 relief package

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Senate on Sept. 10 failed to advance a $300 billion COVID-19 relief package that contained $20 billion in ag support and an expansion of the Paycheck Protection Program, two provisions that could have provided relief to biofuel producers. READ MORE

September 10, 2020

DOE opens RFI on bioenergy workforce development

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy on Sept. 8 issued a request for information (RFI) regarding bioenergy workforce-development methods and tools available, as well as those needed in the U.S. Responses can be filed through Nov. 2. READ MORE

September 10, 2020

RFA testimony calls for immediate action on delayed EPA decisions

BY Renewable Fuels Association The U.S. EPA needs to take concrete steps immediately to support U.S. ethanol producers and rural America in these troubled times, according to testimony provided by the RFA to EPA’s Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Advisory Committee. READ MORE

September 10, 2020

ACE: Ethanol producers get candid about what’s next

BY American Coalition for Ethanol This year’s ACE 33rd annual conference is taking place online live from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Central on Sept. 16. The final segment will feature a panel of ethanol producers discussing how they've adapted their business to cope with current events. READ MORE

September 10, 2020

Biogenic CO2 Coalition files petition for rulemaking with EPA

BY Biogenic CO2 Coalition The Biogenic CO2 Coalition has filed a petition for rulemaking with the U.S. EPA providing a detailed explanation of the scientific and legal basis for the agency recognize the carbon neutrality of biogenic carbon emissions from crops. READ MORE

September 09, 2020

EIA lowers 2020, 2021 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration slightly reduced its forecasts for 2020 and 2021 ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, which was released Sept. 9. Forecasts for ethanol blending were also lowered. READ MORE

September 09, 2020

Senate releases $300 billion COVID-19 relief package

BY Erin VoegeleMitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced on Sept. 8 the U.S. Senate will vote this week on a $300 billion COVID-19 relief bill. The bill does not contain dedicated relief for biofuels, but does contain provisions that could benefit some biofuel producers. READ MORE

September 09, 2020

Biofuel, ag groups welcome reports of gap year SRE denials

BY Renewable Fuels Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union and American Coalition for Ethanol RFA, NCGA, NFU and ACE on Sept. 9 welcomed news reports that President Trump has directed the U.S. EPA to reject dozens of “gap year” SRE petitions and denounced an effort to have the Tenth Circuit Court's SRE ruling reviewed by the Supreme Court. READ MORE

September 09, 2020

AFBF: Trump, Biden outline agricultural priorities

BY American Farm Bureau Federation A new look into the priorities for rural America of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is revealed in responses to a questionnaire distributed by the American Farm Bureau Federation. READ MORE

September 09, 2020

Ethanol industry award winners to be recognized during FEW

BY BBI International Doug Tiffany and Doug Durante, the respective winners of the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo's Award of Excellence and High-Octane Award, will deliver acceptance speeches at the virtual FEW on Sept. 16. READ MORE

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