Biofuel, ag groups ask Trump to uphold SRE deal


A coalition of 60 agriculture and biofuel groups sent a letter to President Trump on Nov. 4 urging him to fix the U.S. EPA’s flawed supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking that describes the agency’s plan for reallocating future SREs.
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ADM targets Dec. 1 for launch of ethanol subsidiary


Archer Daniels Midland Co. has announced plans to launch Vantage Corn Processors, its stand-alone ethanol subsidiary, by Dec. 1. Company officials also reported ADM is working with interested parties on strategic alternatives for the business.
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Vertimass wins $1.4 million for ethanol to jet fuel process


Vertimass LLC announced Oct. 30 that Bioenergy Technologies Office within the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy will receive a cost-shared award of up to $1.4 million to optimize jet fuel production from ethanol.
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Governors urge EPA to reconsider SRE proposal


Leaders of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Oct. 30 urging the agency to honor President Trump’s commitment to the RFS and criticizing the EPA’s supplemental rulemaking addressing SREs.
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UNICA: Ethanol production for the current season up 6% so far


UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently announced ethanol production for the current season is up nearly 6 percent when compared to last year. Domestic sales of hydrous ethanol are up more than 15 percent.
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Ethanol producers need to reduce their CI score—and quickly


As the value of the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard credit lingers around $200 per credit and the Renewable Fuel Standard RIN prices are ever-reducing, the importance of carbon intensity (CI) is more relevant than ever before.
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Biofuel groups call on EPA to fix SRE proposal


Representatives of the biofuels industry expressed frustration with the EPA’s bait and switch regarding its supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking on SREs during an Oct. 30 hearing in Michigan and called on the agency to fix the flawed proposal.
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Argonne National laboratory releases 2019 GREET model


The Argonne National Laboratory’s 2019 GREET (Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation) models include changes and updates to carbon calculations for land use change from the production of biofuels.
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Biofuel groups defend RFS, urge action on SREs during hearing


The House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change held a hearing Oct. 29 on the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act of 2019. Testimony primarily focused on the U.S. EPA’s mishandling of SREs.
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ACE shares technical ethanol information with retailers in Mexico


American Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty recently returned to Mexico to speak at the first technical ethanol information forum to be held in Juárez, Mexico, near El Paso, Texas.
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