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February 12, 2019

Cooper discusses industry achievements, 2019 goals at NEC

BY Matt ThompsonGeoff Cooper, president and CEO of the RFA, addressed attendees of the National Ethanol Conference in Orlando, and outlined RFA’s goals for the coming year, which include advocating for the RFS and and a high-octane fuel standard. READ MORE

February 12, 2019

Advanced biofuel producers ask Congress to extend tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleA group of advanced biofuel producers are urging leaders of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means to extend two tax credits that are critical to the development and deployment of advanced biofuels. READ MORE

February 12, 2019

RFA: Ethanol industry makes important contribution to US economy

BY Renewable Fuels Association The U.S. ethanol industry faced a number of regulatory and marketplace challenges in 2018, but continued to make a remarkable contribution to the nation’s economy, according to a new study released at the RFA's 24th annual NEC. READ MORE

February 11, 2019

Green Plains considers selling up to 3 additional ethanol plants

BY Erin VoegeleOn Feb. 11, Green Plains Inc. released fourth quarter 2018 financial results, reporting net income attributable to the company of $53.5 million, or $1.13 per diluted share. The company also indicated it could sell additional ethanol plants this year. READ MORE

February 11, 2019

RFA releases 2019 Ethanol Industry Outlook, Pocket Guide

BY Renewable Fuels Association At the 24th annual National Ethanol Conference, the Renewable Fuels Association released its 2019 Ethanol Industry Outlook and Pocket Guide, known as go-to sources for reliable information and data on America’s ethanol industry. READ MORE

February 11, 2019

Growth Energy hosts 10th annual ELC Conference

BY Growth Energy The 10th Annual Growth Energy Executive Leadership Conference concluded after three days at the Terranea Report in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Over 400 attendees attended the event, which featured industry experts and Growth Energy staff. READ MORE

February 08, 2019

WASDE reduces 2018/19 forecast for corn use in ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA has reduced its 2018/2019 projection for corn use in ethanol production by 25 million bushels when compared to its December forecast in the latest edition of its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report, released Feb. 8. READ MORE

February 08, 2019

USGC Chart of Note: Sales to Korea since KORUS have set records

BY U.S. Grains Council According to the USGC, South Korea has been buying U.S. grains in all forms at explosive rates since KORUS went into effect in 2012. Since that time, Korea has set or broken sales records for purchases of ethanol, DDGS, corn and sorghum. READ MORE

February 07, 2019

Minnesota offers grants for biofuel blending infrastructure

BY Ron Kotrba The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has opened the application process for biofuel blending infrastructure grant funding under its Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation Program. The deadline for submission is 4:00 pm Central time April 5. READ MORE

February 07, 2019

Aemetis begins permitting, construction of RNG project

BY Aemetis Inc. Aemetis Inc. announced Feb. 7 that it has initiated the permitting and construction phase of its multi-dairy renewable biomethane digester cluster. The project will produce RNG will be used in ethanol production or as a vehicle fuel. READ MORE

February 07, 2019

Simmons sworn in as assistant secretary of DOE’s EERE

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has a new leader. Daniel Simmons was recently sworn in assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy. READ MORE

February 07, 2019

Finland to require 30% biofuel, 10% advanced biofuel by 2030

BY Erin VoegeleOn Feb. 6, the Parliament of Finland voted in favor of a law that aims to require transportation fuel to be comprised of 30 percent biofuel by 2030, with advanced biofuels accounting for 10 percent of transportation fuel by the same year. READ MORE

February 21, 2019

Opinion: Clarification and Education

BY Lisa GibsonFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about the enhancement of yeast for ethanol production,ethanol and corn education initiatives, a biofilm-fighting success story, and more. READ MORE

February 20, 2019

Opinion: Ethanol’s Global Growth

BY Craig Willis FROM THE MARCH ISSUE: North and South America, as well as Asia,are strong markets for ethanol. READ MORE

February 19, 2019

Opinion: Campaigning on Climate

BY Andrea Kent FROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Ethanol is the right choice for Canada's environmental goals READ MORE

February 18, 2019

Opinion: Will 2019 Finally be The Year of E15?

BY Ron Lamberty FROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Correcting misconceptions about E15 to gain wider adoption. READ MORE

February 21, 2019

In Depth: ‘The Right Effect’

BY Susanne Retka SchillFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Yeast can be genetically modified through multiple techniques, all offering advancements for the ethanol industry. READ MORE

February 20, 2019

In Depth: Planting The Seeds

BY Matt ThompsonFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Agricultural organizations in Kansas and Ohio have programs aimed at ethanol education, training teachers and even providing funding to ensure the knowledge is passed on to students. READ MORE

February 19, 2019

In Depth: The Big Picture

BY Matt ThompsonFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Chippewa Valley Ethanol Co.’s Bob Jewell shares what he’s learned about efficiency through biofilm control. READ MORE

February 18, 2019

In Depth: Consequences of a Lower pH

BY Dennis Bayrock FROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Many plants decrease pH to treat bacterial contamination in fermentation, but this can cause numerous other issues. READ MORE

February 06, 2019

NACS favors giving consumers options at the pump

BY Matt ThompsonAccording to the NACS, the ability to sell E15 gives retailers the chance to offer their customers a wider range of fuel options. More retailers are expected to offer the fuel blend once it can be sold year round. READ MORE

February 06, 2019

RFA: RFS2 has reduced GHG emissions by 600 million metric tons

BY Renewable Fuels Association A new study released Feb. 6 finds that the expanded Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) has been a tremendous success in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, with nearly 600 million metric tons of GHG reduction since 2007. READ MORE

February 06, 2019

OPINION: What we have here is a failure to communicate

BY Ron Lamberty, senior vice president, American Coalition for Ethanol As the EPA prepares its rule to allow year-round sales of E15, ACE will be bringing experienced E15 retailers to a variety of fuel marketer and c-store conferences this spring to help retailers understand how easy and affordable it is to offer E15. READ MORE

February 06, 2019

OPINION: RFA uses 'superpowers’ for infrastructure assessments

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development, Renewable Fuels Association The Renewable Fuels Association is using its "superpowers" to help fuel retailers verify the compatibility of underground storage tanks, dispensers and other infrastructure as they consider offering higher blends of ethanol. READ MORE

February 05, 2019

Senate committee advances Wheeler’s nomination to head the EPA

BY Erin VoegeleOn Feb. 5, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works voted 11 to 10 to advance the nomination of Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to fill the post of administrator of the agency. The full Senate will now consider his nomination. READ MORE

February 05, 2019

ADM: Ethanol earnings down in fourth quarter 2018

BY Erin VoegeleOn Feb. 5, Archer Daniels Midland Co. released fourth quarter 2018 financial results, reporting ethanol margins and volumes were down during the period in a continued weak industry pricing and margin environment. READ MORE

February 05, 2019

FQPT’s Selective Grind Technology operational at CHS plant

BY Fluid Quip Process Technologies Fluid Quip Process Technologies has completed the installation and startup of its patented Selective Grind Technology at the 150 million gallon per year CHS ethanol facility located in Rochelle, Illinois. READ MORE

February 05, 2019

OPINION: Drivers across US logged 7 billion miles on E15

BY Mike O’Brien, Growth Energy American drivers continue to rely on earth-friendly and engine-smart E15 to fuel their lives. Consumers across the U.S. have logged a total of 7 billion miles on the fuel and show the resounding success of E15. READ MORE

February 04, 2019

Aemetis wins $5 million CEC grant for Riverbank cellulosic plant

BY Erin VoegeleOn Feb. 4, Aemetis Inc. announced that the California Energy Commission has issued a notice of proposed award (NOPA) for a $5 million grant to support the company’s proposed 12 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant under development in Riverbank, California. READ MORE

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