EPA’s SRE deal falls short of industry expectations

The EPA issued a supplemental rule Oct. 15 seeking comments on how it should project the volume of SREs in future RFS rulemakings. The rule fell short of industry expectations and demonstrated EPA's failure to follow past DOE SRE recommendations.

First Global Ethanol Summit begins in Washington, DC

The first Global Ethanol Summit, sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council, Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association, kicked off in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 14 with presentations from USGC's Ryan LeGrand and Mike Dwyer.

USDA deputy secretary speaks at Global Ethanol Summit

Stephen Censky, deputy secretary of the USDA, delivered a keynote address during the second day of the Global Ethanol Summit on Oct. 15 in Washington, D.C. His presentation focused on international collaboration.

Global Ethanol Summit panel focuses on the economics of octane

Day two of the inaugural Global Ethanol Summit began with a panel discussion focused on the economic benefits of blending ethanol into gasoline. Panelists addressed ethanol's role as an octane booster in global fuel markets.

Governors urge Trump to extend RVP waiver to E30

Representatives of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition sent a letter to President Trump Oct. 8 urging him to use existing executive authority take four specific actions aimed and helping to restore and grow the U.S. agriculture and biofuel industries.

New biodiesel technology event launched, abstracts welcome

The Biodiesel Production Technology Summit will take place in Minneapolis June 15-17, 2020. Organized by BBI International and produced by Biodiesel Magazine, the event is a new forum for biomass-based diesel producers. Abstracts are being accepted.

USDA seeks applications for biorefinery loan guarantee program

The USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service is soliciting applications for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program. Applications for the current cycle of the loan guarantee program are due April 1.

WASDE: Corn use in ethanol forecast down at 5.4 billion bushels

The USDA lowered its 2019-’20 forecast for corn use in ethanol by 50 million bushels in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report, released Oct. 10. Forecasts for corn production, exports and ending stocks were also reduced.

EIA lowers forecasts for 2020 ethanol production, consumption

The U.S. Energy Information Administration lowered its forecast for 2020 ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released Oct. 8. The forecast for 2019 ethanol production was maintained.

UK government to implement ethanol tariff in no-deal Brexit

The U.K. government announced Oct. 8 it will adjust tariffs on ethanol in the event of a no-deal Brexit in order to retain support for U.K. ethanol producers, noting the “supply of [ethanol] is important to critical national infrastructure.”

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