Poet to develop new 80 MMgy ethanol plant in Indiana


On July 23, Poet LLC received an approval from the Shelbyville, Indiana, planning commission that will allow it to proceed with the development of an 80 MMgy ethanol plant at a site approximately 5 miles northwest of the city.
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Trump reiterates support for year-round E15 sales at Iowa event


President Trump indicated his administration is “very close” to implementing a Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver allowing for year-round sales of E15 at an event in Dubuque, Iowa, July 26.
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UK opens public consultation on potential introduction of E10


On July 20, the U.K. Department of Transportation opened a public consultation on whether and how it should introduce E10 fuel. The country currently allows gasoline blends that contain up to 5 percent ethanol.
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Canada delays development of Clean Fuel Standard regulations


The Canadian government has announced plans to delay implementation of its Clean Fuel Standard. Original plans called for development of the program regulations to be complete next year. That work is now expected to take until 2021.
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EPA: 25.57 million cellulosic RINs generated in June


The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for June, reporting that more than 1.6 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 25.57 million cellulosic RINs.
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House subcommittee holds hearing on RINs


On July 25, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing that aimed to educate members of the subcommittee on renewable identification numbers (RINs) and the role RINs play in the RFS.
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EPA finalizes RFS fuel pathways for distillers sorghum oil


On July 24, the U.S. EPA published a notice qualifying distillers sorghum oil as an eligible feedstock for the production of advanced biofuels and biomass-based diesel under the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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USDA provides aid for farmers, biofuel groups call for RVP relief


The USDA will authorize up to $12 billion in aid to assist farmers who have been impacted by retaliatory tariffs. The ethanol industry also called on the Trump administration to provide RVP relief for E15 as a way to aid the farm community.
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Valero reports increased operating income for ethanol segment


Valero Energy Corp. has released second quarter financial results, announcing that its ethanol segment reported $43 million of operating income for the three-month period, up from $31 million during the same period of last year.
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ACE continues work with service station owners in Mexico


American Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty recently traveled to Chihuahua, Mexico, for the fourth of six technical ethanol workshops the U.S. Grains Council is holding for Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers.
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DOE aims to develop CO2 infrastructure for ethanol, power plants


Nebraska Public Power District is participating in a Department of Energy study that aims to develop an integrated carbon dioxide collection, transportation, and storage infrastructure in the Midwest for ethanol facilities and nearby power plants.
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