EPA: 15 new small refinery exemption petitions filed for 2018


On Feb. 21, the U.S. EPA released updated data on small refinery hardship waivers filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard, reporting that 15 new waivers for the 2018 compliance year were filed between Dec. 18, 2018 and Feb. 10, 2019.
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RFA: GROWMARK Energy offers pre-blended E15 at more terminals


The Renewable Fuels Association recently announced that GROWMARK Energy has started offering pre-blended E15 at 17 additional terminals, including those located in Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, and South Dakota.
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EPA proposes to complete RFS anti-backsliding study by March 2020


On Feb. 22, the U.S. EPA published a notice in the Federal Register announcing a proposed consent decree that would require the agency to complete an anti-backsliding study on the Renewable Fuel Standard by March 30, 2020.
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Cardinal Ethanol considers selling its 135 MMgy plant in Indiana


On Feb. 19, Cardinal Ethanol announced it is exploring the potential sale of its 135 MMgy corn ethanol in Union City, Indiana. The company, however, said it currently plans to continue operations at the plant whether or not it is sold.
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EPA approves efficient producer pathway for South Dakota plant


The U.S. EPA has approved an efficient producer pathway for Poet Biorefining – Groton, allowing the facility to generate renewable identification numbers (RINs) for non-grandfathered volumes of ethanol.
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UNICA: Hydrous ethanol sales set new record in January


UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced mills in the country’s south-central region reported selling a record 1.83 billion liters (483.43 million gallons) of hydrous ethanol in January.
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Retailers discuss experiences with ethanol at NEC


Three fuel retailers who spoke at the Renewable Fuel Association's recent National Ethanol Conference in Florida told attendees that education is the key to growing the market for ethanol-blended fuels.
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SIRE reports increased ethanol production, challenging margins


Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy LLC recently released financial results for the three months ended Dec. 31, reporting the company was impacted by a difficult margin environment. Ethanol production volumes, however, were up.
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SVPGlobal to purchase food, ethanol businesses from White Energy


Strategic Value Partners and its affiliates (SVPGlobal) announced an agreement Feb. 20 to purchase food ingredient and ethanol businesses from White Energy. The purchase includes integrated wheat gluten and ethanol plants in Russell, Kansas.
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Growth Energy, USGC, RFA comment on Canadian Clean Fuel Standard


Growth Energy, the U.S. Grains Council and Renewable Fuels Association jointly submitted comments to Environment and Climate Change Canada supporting their goal of reducing the carbon intensity of Canada’s fuel stream through the Clean Fuel Standard.
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