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October 03, 2019

RFA: Survey finds strong opposition to SREs, support for RFS

BY Renewable Fuels Association Registered voters oppose the Trump administration’s actions to exempt oil refineries from renewable fuel blending obligations by a margin of nearly two to one, according to new polling data released today by the Renewable Fuels Association. READ MORE

October 16, 2019

Opinion: New Evidence on the Environmental Benefits of Biofuels

BY Emily Skor FROM THE NOVEMBER ISSUE: Growth Energy report highlights ethanol's environmental benefits as EPA contemplates RFS reset. READ MORE

October 15, 2019

Opinion: Ontario: Canada’s Ethanol Powerhouse

BY Andrea Kent FROM THE NOVEMBER ISSUE: Ontario leads the way in adopting E15 and meeting Canada's climate goals. READ MORE

October 14, 2019

Opinion: No Giant Package Necessary

BY Ron Lamberty FROM THE NOVEMBER ISSUE: Trump Administration's promised "giant package" is not a hand-out to the U.S. ethanol industry. READ MORE

October 16, 2019

In Depth: Interaction Encouraged

BY Lisa GibsonFROM THE NOVEMBER ISSUE: The Alcohol School brings fuel and beverage producers together to learn and share solutions. READ MORE

October 15, 2019

In Depth: Breeding Success

BY Matt ThompsonFROM THE NOVEMBER ISSUE: A new breed of corn, produced with the ethanol industry in mind, promises more corn oil yield and higher-protein distillers grains. READ MORE

October 02, 2019

Corn growers urge Trump to reallocate SREs, uphold the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleCorn grower leaders representing more than 300,000 corn farmers from across the U.S. recently sent a letter to President Trump urging him to uphold his commitment to U.S. farmers and the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

October 02, 2019

USDA: No actions expected under Feedstock Flexibility Program

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA’s Commodity Credit Corp. announced Sept. 27 that it does not expect to purchase and sell sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program for crop year 2019, which coincides with fiscal year 2020. READ MORE

October 02, 2019

DOE awards $75 million to 35 bioenergy R&D projects

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy announced Oct. 1 it is awarding $73 million to 35 bioenergy research and development projects that aims to reduce the price of drop-in biofuels, lower the cost of biopower and enable the production of biomass products. READ MORE

October 02, 2019

STB renews charter of RETAC

BY Erin VoegeleThe STB published a notice Sept. 25 announcing it intends to renew the charter of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee. RETAC was established in 2008 and provides advice to the STB regarding the rail transportation of energy resources. READ MORE

October 02, 2019

OPINION: E15 & flex fuel? Ask someone who knows…

BY Ron Lamberty, senior vice president, American Coalition for Ethanol The American Coalition for Ethanol has updated the flexfuelforward.com website to include more marketer “testimonials” and more in-depth information to answer questions retailers frequently ask about E15 and flex fuel. READ MORE

October 02, 2019

OPINION: Growth Energy promotes benefits of E15 at NACS show

BY Mike O’Brien, Growth Energy vice president of market development Mike O’Brien, Growth Energy vice president of market development, is at the National Association of Convenience Stores Show in Atlanta, Georgia, helping to educate over 50,000 fuel retailer stakeholders on the many benefits of E15. READ MORE

October 02, 2019

OPINION: Working to spread E15 nationwide

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development, Renewable Fuels Association It was once said that disruption creates opportunity; that is exactly what is happening with E15 in the marketplace, according to Cassie Mullen, director of market development, Renewable Fuels Association. READ MORE

October 02, 2019

The Andersons, Marathon Petroleum combine ethanol interests

BY The Andersons Inc. The Andersons Inc. and Marathon Petroleum Corp. have merged four ethanol entities with and into The Andersons Marathon Holdings LLC. The Andersons and Marathon Petroleum own 50.1 percent and 49.9 percent of TAMH, respectively. READ MORE

October 02, 2019

Little Sioux Corn Processors to add FQT’s protein technology

BY Fluid Quip Technologies Little Sioux Corn Processors announced Sept. 30 it will install Fluid Quip Technologies’ patented Maximized Stillage Co-Products (MSC) system at its Marcus, Iowa, ethanol plant. This will be the seventh installation of MSC technology worldwide. READ MORE

October 02, 2019

RFA: What happens when an ethanol plant shuts down?

BY Renewable Fuels Association The idling of an ethanol plant—even if temporary—sends damaging shockwaves throughout the entire community in which the facility operates, including the immediate loss of a local market for corn and a sudden drop in local corn prices. READ MORE

October 02, 2019

ACE introduces updated fuel marketer website, videos at NACS

BY American Coalition for Ethanol The American Coalition for Ethanol is introducing its revamped fuel marketer-to-marketer flexfuelforward.com website and new videos to prospective E15 and flex fuel retailers attending the 2019 National Association of Convenience Stores. READ MORE

October 02, 2019

Ethanol fuels winners of Crappie Masters National Tournament

BY Renewable Fuels Association For the fifth consecutive year, the winning team of the Crappie Masters National Championship powered their boat with clean, renewable ethanol. The RFA and NCGA were co-title sponsors of the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail for the third year. READ MORE

October 01, 2019

South Korean team purchases U.S. DDGS following Export Exchange

BY U.S. Grains Council A group of South Korean feed grains buyers attended Export Exchange in 2018, thanks to a sponsorship from the U.S. Grains Council, which led to the group purchasing 127,000 metric tons of U.S. DDGS. READ MORE

September 30, 2019

Ethanol fuels large-scale expansion of Brazil’s farming land

BY University of Queensland Land use for sugarcane farming could increase by 5 million hectares by 2030 thanks to future demand for ethanol, according to a study led by the University of Queensland in Australia. READ MORE

September 30, 2019

Machine learning, genetics used to maximize sorghum potential

BY Tiffany LeeThe function of much of sorghum's genome is unknown. However, research group from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln recently received a grant to develop a method for characterizing the functions of the crop's genes. READ MORE

September 27, 2019

Delegation from North Dakota promotes US ethanol in Brazil

BY Matt ThompsonA delegation from North Dakota that included North Dakota Ag Commissioner Doug Goehring and representatives of Midwestern Ag Energy Group recently traveled to Brazil in hopes of building relationships that will lead to ethanol exports. READ MORE

September 27, 2019

EPA: 1.65 billion RINs generated in August

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for August, reporting that nearly 1.65 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 37.37 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

September 26, 2019

Farm industry leaders speak out against SREs

BY Matt ThompsonAg leaders from Iowa and Ohio say there is no question SREs issued by U.S. EPA are hurting ethanol producers and farmers. Four farmers from the two states took part in a media call Sept. 26 to address the impact SREs are having on their industries. READ MORE

September 26, 2019

US-Japan trade agreement could benefit ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleA new trade agreement was reached Sept. 25 between the U.S. and Japan, our nation’s third largest agricultural export market. According to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the agreement includes a staged tariff elimination for ethanol. READ MORE

September 26, 2019

MnDOT report on decarbonizing transportation addresses biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleMnDOT released a report Sept. 18 that aims to get the state on track to meet future goals for reducing GHG emissions in accordance with state laws. It includes a variety of recommendations to guide state policy, including those focused on biofuels. READ MORE

September 26, 2019

NYSERDA: New York renewable fuels jobs up 2.5% in 2018

BY Erin VoegeleThe New York State Energy Research and Development Authority announced Sept. 24 the state’s clean energy economy employed nearly 159,000 workers last year. Employment in renewable fuels, which includes biofuels and wood pellets, was up 2.5 percent. READ MORE

September 26, 2019

USDA: Corn use for ethanol down in July

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report with data from July, reporting that corn consumed for fuel ethanol was down when compared to both June 2019 and July 2018. READ MORE

September 26, 2019

Iowa Unleaded 88 retailers kick-off Pink at the Pump campaign

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association More than 70 Iowa fuel retail stations are participating in the 4th annual Pink at the Pump campaign this October. Participating organizations will donate 3 cents for each gallon of Unleaded 88 sold during the month to breast cancer research. READ MORE

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