US, Mexico, Canada reach trade deal


On Oct. 1, the U.S. government announced it has reached a new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada that will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. The new agreement is named the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
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CARB votes to approve several changes to LCFS program


On Sept. 27, the California Air Resources Board approved several amendments to the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, including one that sets a new carbon intensity target for fuel sold within the state.
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Ethanol groups testify on the benefits of high-octane fuels


Representatives of the RFA, Growth Energy and ACE were among those who testified at a Sept. 25 public hearing on a proposed rule to set new fuel economy and tailpipe GHG standards for model year (MY) 2021-2026 vehicles.
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Versalis buys Biochemtex, Beta Renewables


Italian oil and gas company Eni has announced Versalis, its chemical subsidiary, has purchased a group of green businesses owned by the Mossi & Ghisolfi Group, including Biochemtex and Beta Renewables.
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Letter urges EPA to process eRIN applications


The owner of a biomass power facility in California is asking the U.S. EPA to process applications from biomass power producers who want to participate in the Renewable Fuel Standard program.
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CARD: Trade disruptions cost Iowa ethanol producers $105 million


A new study by researchers at Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Development has determined current trade disruptions are having a significant impact on the state’s economy, including its ethanol industry.
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Perdue rings closing bell at NYSE in honor of ag community


On Sept. 26, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange in celebration of the contribution farmers, ranchers, foresters and agricultural producers make to the U.S. economy.
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USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol up in July


The USDA recently released the September edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, noting corn used for fuel alcohol production reached 480 million bushels in July, up 4 percent from June and up 6 percent from July 2017.
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EPA approves E30 pilot for state of Nebraska vehicles


On Sept. 25, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced that the U.S. EPA has approved a project to study the use of higher ethanol blends. In the pilot program, the state of Nebraska will study the use of E30 in conventional vehicles owned by the state.
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USGC: US ethanol exports set new record


Partnering with the RFA, Growth Energy and USDA’s FAS, the USGC has been able to help promote corn ethanol sales globally for a new export record in marketing year 2016/2017 of nearly 1.4 billion gallons.
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