Ethanol groups focus on impact of SREs at RFS hearing


The EPA held a hearing July 31 in Ypsilanti, Michigan, to gather public input on its proposed rule to set 2020 RVOs and the 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel under the RFS. Representatives from a wide range of biofuel groups testified at the event.
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Coalition seeks court action forcing EPA to account for SREs


An agriculture and biofuels coalition has filed a petition asking the court to lift a stay it placed on joint petition filed in 2018 that urged the EPA to revise its RFS regulations for setting annual RVOs to account for retroactively issued SREs.
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EPA’s final SAFE Vehicles Rule under OMB review


The U.S. EPA submitted its final Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks to the White House Office of Management and Budget on Aug. 2.
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Ernst works to include ethanol in transportation bill


The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works passed the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act on July 30. The bill does not currently address ethanol, but Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, a member of the committee, is trying to change that.
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Report: EU ethanol consumption to increase in 2019


A recent report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network discusses the current use of biofuels in the European Union and the potential for increased use in the future.
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Pacific Ethanol reports Q2 margins up slightly


Pacific Ethanol president and said the company's second quarter crush margin improved, but the industry is still suffering from oversupply.
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ADM reports continued negative margins for ethanol


Archer Daniels Midland Co. released second quarter financial results Aug. 1, reporting earnings for its bioproducts segment were down significantly due to continued negative ethanol industry margins caused by ample inventory and lower exports.
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UNICA: Ethanol sales continue upward trend in early July


UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced ethanol production and sales remained relatively high during the first half of July. Sugar production and the volume of sugarcane processed during the period, however, were down.
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516 million bushels of corn used for ethanol production in May


The USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report with data from May, reporting that corn consumed for fuel ethanol was up from the previous month, but down when compared to May 2018.
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USGC: Feeding trials in southeast Mexico expand US DDGS use


Utilizing Market Access Program and Agricultural Trade Program funds, the U.S. Grains Council’s Mexico office has invested in marketing U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) through strategic feeding trials in southeast Mexico.
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