EPA finalizes 2018 RFS RVOs, 2019 RVO for biomass-based diesel

The U.S. EPA has finalized the 2018 RFS RVO at 19.29 billion gallons of renewable fuel, including 288 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel, 2.1 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel, and 4.29 billion gallons of advanced biofuel.
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Ontario proposes increased blend mandate

Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has released a proposal to update the province’s Ethanol in Gasoline Regulation, increasing the blending mandate from 5 to 10 percent by 2020.
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Abbott asks EPA to waive portion of RFS RVO

On Dec. 1, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt requesting a waiver of Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements, claiming the program is negatively impacting the state’s economy and employment.
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EPA issues documents discussing periodic reviews of the RFS

On Nov. 30, the U.S. EPA published documents describing its interpretation of statutory requirements to conduct periodic reviews of certain aspects of the Renewable Fuel Standard and prior actions the agency has taken to fulfill its obligations.
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EPA: 19.23 million cellulosic RINs generated in October

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for October, announcing that nearly 1.68 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 19.23 million cellulosic RINs.
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Rex releases third quarter financial results

Rex American Resources Corp. has released third quarter financial results, reporting that net sales and revenue reached $121.2 million, up 4.2 percent when compared to the $116.3 million reported for the same period of last year.
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UNICA: Ethanol production, sales up during first half of November

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released production data for the first half of November, reporting more than 57 percent of the sugarcane processed went to ethanol production.
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Renewable Industries Canada unveils ‘Facts Don’t Lie’ ad campaign

Renewable Industries Canada has launched a public awareness campaign on the environmental and economic benefits of biofuels mandates. Dubbed "Facts Don’t Lie," the campaign is designed to educate the public on the benefits of biofuels.
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Growth Energy educates drivers about green holiday fuel choices

As drivers across the country hit the road during this busy holiday travel season, Growth Energy is launching a digital advertising campaign in E15 markets to educate drivers about the clean, high-performance fueling option that can save money.
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ICM technology produces solutions for animal nutrition

ICM Inc. has announced data from two studies shows the production of value-added animal nutrition solutions for protein production is achievable with ICM’s patented Fiber Separation Technology and patented Fiber Separation Technology Next Gen.
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MAAPW receives EPA approval to produce cellulosic ethanol

Edeniq Inc. recently announced that the U.S. EPA has approved Mid America Agri Products – Wheatland LLC’s registration to produce cellulosic ethanol at its ethanol production facility in Madrid, Nebraska, using Edeniq’s Pathway technology.
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RFA congratulates WNYE on 10-year anniversary

Ten years ago, Renewable Fuels Association member company Western New York Energy began production at its 62-million gallon per year ethanol plant in Medina, New York.
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USGC finds new buyer of US DDGS in Ecuador

Ecuador’s imports of U.S. DDGS increased 296 percent year-over-year to 22,200 metric tons in 2016/2017, the direct result of the U.S. Grains Council’s work to introduce the feed grains coproduct to the nation’s livestock sector.
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United Ethanol to install Whitefox ICE bolt-on membrane system

United Ethanol LLC is to install a Whitefox ICE membrane system at its plant in Milton, Wisconsin. The modular bolt-on system frees up capacity in the distillation-dehydration section, enabling the plant to increase its annual production capacity.
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BETO launches new Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has established the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium, a research and development consortium focused on biomass supply, preprocessing, and conversion technologies.
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USGC: US DDGS exports to Vietnam resume

Shipping containers containing 7,850 metric tons of U.S. DDGS arrived into the Port of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, between Oct. 25 and Nov. 10. The shipments were among the first orders filled since the country lifted its suspension of DDGS imports.
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Hunter Valley biofuel facility to advance ethanol production

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency recently announced $11.9 million in funding for Australian biofuel company Ethanol Technologies Ltd. to complete the development and demonstration of its groundbreaking advanced biofuel technology.
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USGC, NCGA reiterate support for trade in South Korea, Mexico

Leaders of the U.S. Grains Council and National Corn Growers Association recently traveled to South Korea and Mexico to engage with customers and officials during a period of policy uncertainty in the U.S. corn industry’s No. 1 and No. 3 markets.
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ARENA awards funding to Australian yeast developer

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency recently announced $4.03 million in funding for Australian yeast developer Microbiogen to make production of bioethanol from plant waste cheaper and more efficient.
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Deadline to submit IBCE presentations ideas set for Dec. 1

The deadline for submitting speaker abstracts for the 11th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo is end of day Dec. 1. The event is set to take place April 16-18 at the Cobb Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
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