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April 10, 2018

EIA maintains 2019 ethanol production forecast

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the April edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its previous 2019 ethanol production forecast, but slightly lowering the production forecast for 2018. READ MORE

April 10, 2018

Minnesota drivers choose E15

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association and KS95 FM teamed up April 6 to reward drivers in Fridley, Minnesota, who switched to E15 during a two-hour appearance at the Holiday on University Avenue. READ MORE

April 23, 2018

Opinion: Ethanol is Embraced Beyond US Borders

BY Emily Skor FROM THE MAY ISSUE: Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor focuses on worldwide ethanol demand and acceptance in this month's column. READ MORE

April 20, 2018

Opinion: Europe’s Renewables ‘Multipliers’ Only Subtract

BY Emmanuel Desplechin FROM THE MAY ISSUE: ePure's Emmanuel Desplechin writes his column about Europe's renewables policies and the loopholes that reduce their impact. READ MORE

April 19, 2018

Opinion: Stay Vigilant

BY Brian Jennings FROM THE MAY ISSUE: ACE's Brian Jennings discusses the importance of paying attention and remaining active in ethanol advocacy. READ MORE

April 20, 2018

In Depth: The Defense Is in the Details

BY Tim AlbrechtFROM THE MAY ISSUE: Proactive training, knowledgeable operators and even new technologies can mitigate fire risk. READ MORE

April 19, 2018

In Depth: Partners in Production

BY Tim AlbrechtFROM THE MAY ISSUE: Chemical companies are developing technologies that would create new market opportunities for the ethanol industry. READ MORE

April 18, 2018

In Depth: FEW Technical Sessions Planner

BY Ethanol Producer Magazine FROM THE MAY ISSUE: The agenda for the world’s largest ethanol conference is, as always, jam-packed with relevant and intriguing panel discussions. Attendees will need to plan which concurrent tracks they’ll attend. Here’s the info. READ MORE

April 09, 2018

Senators ask Trump to stop EPA from misusing waiver authority

BY Erin VoegeleOn April 9, five republican senators from the Midwest sent a letter to President Trump asking him to direct the U.S. EPA to stop misusing waivers that are exempting large oil refining companies from meeting their legal obligations under the RFS. READ MORE

April 09, 2018

RFA receives sixth Transcaer award for ethanol safety seminars

BY Renewable Fuels Association For the sixth consecutive year, the Renewable Fuels Association has received a Transcaer National Achievement Award for hosting a series of seminars last year on ethanol safety and emergency responders. READ MORE

April 09, 2018

Alliance BioEnergy Plus announces sublicense agreement

BY Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc. Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc. announced April 5 that it has signed a sublicense agreement with Phoenix Biomaterials Thomaston LLC for the use of its licensed and patented CTS process in a plant Phoenix intends to build in Thomaston, Georgia. READ MORE

April 06, 2018

USDA: No Q2 actions under Feedstock Flexibility Program

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA Commodity Credit Corp. has announced it does not expect to purchase sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program during the second quarter of 2018. The next quarterly estimate regarding the FFP is expected to be released by July 1. READ MORE

April 06, 2018

IRFA to Grassley and Ernst: Tell Trump to fulfill promise on RFS

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association With a White House meeting set for Monday to discuss the future of the RFS, Iowa ethanol and biodiesel producers are urging Sens. Grassley and Ernst to tell president Trump that undermining the RFS would be a declaration of war on rural America. READ MORE

April 06, 2018

USGC: APEC roadmap supports development of global ethanol markets

BY U.S. Grains Council The U.S. Grains Council is working alongside the U.S. government and with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation to share the U.S. experience in constructing a national ethanol policy with markets quickly growing throughout the Asia-Pacific rim. READ MORE

April 05, 2018

Court approves PES bankruptcy settlement

BY Erin VoegeleOn April 4, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware approved the U.S. EPA’s proposed settlement with Philadelphia Energy Solutions that allows the bankrupt refiner to waive a significant portion of its RVOs under the RFS. READ MORE

April 05, 2018

ACE: New video addresses gasoline retailer E15 liability concerns

BY American Coalition for Ethanol The American Coalition for Ethanol released a controversial new video April 5, addressing fuel retailer concerns about potential liability for vehicle damage from the new E15 fuel. The video can be found on the flexfuelforward.com website. READ MORE

April 05, 2018

RFA FOIA request demands answers on EPA small refiner bailout

BY Renewable Fuels Association The Renewable Fuels Association hassubmitted Freedom of Information Act requests to both the U.S. EPA and Department of Energy in pursuit of more information and transparency regarding the recent issuance of RFS compliance exemptions to refiners. READ MORE

April 05, 2018

Illinois researchers receive $1 million to study bioenergy crops

BY University of Illinois The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture has announced a grant for $1 million to support research led by a University of Illinois scientist. The research will address the need for better-adapted and higher-yielding biomass cultivars. READ MORE

April 04, 2018

Biofuel groups condemn EPA’s decision to award waiver to Andeavor

BY Erin VoegeleSupporters of the biofuels industry are speaking out in response to reports that the U.S. EPA has awarded small refinery waivers under the Renewable Fuel Standard to large refiners. READ MORE

April 04, 2018

USGC opens application period for advisory teams

BY U.S. Grains Council The U.S. Grains Council is now accepting applications for the organization’s advisory teams, known as A-teams, for the 2018-2020 term. The application deadline is April 27. A-team appointments will be finalized in July. READ MORE

April 04, 2018

St1 begins operation at pilot-scale ethanol plant in Thailand

BY St1 Nordic energy group St1 has completed the construction of Etanolix pilot plant at Ubon Bio Ethanol Ltd.’s starch and ethanol plant site in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand. In the project takes in cassava pulp as feedstock. READ MORE

April 04, 2018

Insight into how cellulose is built could benefit biofuels

BY Penn State A comprehensive look at how plants build cellulose, the primary building block of the walls of most plant cells that is used in a wide variety of manmade materials, could have important implications for its use in biofuels. READ MORE

April 03, 2018

EPA opens public comment period on isobutanol fuel registration

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA is seeking public comment on any aspect of the use of isobutanol in gasoline in response to a fuel registration application filed by Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC. The public comment period ends April 30. READ MORE

April 03, 2018

Refineries given RFS waivers is ‘outrageous abuse of the statute’

BY Renewable Fuels Association Reuters has reported that EPA has exempted several refineries owned by one of the nation’s largest oil refining companies, Andeavor, from compliance with the 2016 RFS RVOs. The RFA called the waiver "an outrageous abuse of the statute." READ MORE

April 03, 2018

DuPont Industrial Biosciences granted US patent for FERMASURE

BY DuPont Industrial Biosciences DuPont Industrial Biosciences announced April 3 that it has been granted U.S. Patent 9,926,576 entitled “Prevention of Bacterial Growth in Fermentation Processes.” This patent covers the active ingredient in DuPont FERMASURE. READ MORE

April 03, 2018

Green Biologics, Kingsford Charcoal launch EcoLight lighter fluid

BY Green Biologics Inc. Green Biologics Inc. announced that it has agreed to supply its patented GreenFlame biobased charcoal lighter fluid formulation exclusively to Kingsford Charcoal, to be marketed under a new brand: EcoLight. READ MORE

April 02, 2018

Upcoming GHG/CAFE rulemaking an opportunity for high-octane fuels

BY Erin VoegeleOn April 2, the U.S. EPA announced the completion of its midterm evaluation process for GHG emission standards for cars and light trucks for model years 2022-2025. The agency determined that current standards should be revised. READ MORE

April 02, 2018

China enacts retaliatory tariff on US ethanol, 127 other products

BY Erin VoegeleChina is placing tariffs on 128 products imported from the U.S., including a 15 percent tariff on ethanol, effective immediately. The tariffs are in response to President Trump’s decision to place duties on imported steel and aluminum products. READ MORE

April 02, 2018

Gevo: ASTM subcommittee approves additional route to ATJ fuel

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc. announced April 2 that an ASTM International subcommittee has voted in favor of revising specification D7566 to include ethanol in addition to isobutanol and to increase the approved blend levels from 30 percent to 50 percent. READ MORE

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