Clean fuel programs dominate discussion at NEC


At the 2020 National Ethanol Conference, much attention was given to low-carbon fuels standards, both in remarks by Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper, as well as a morning panel discussion.
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USDA’s McKinney speaks at NEC


Ted McKinney, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs, addressed the 2020 National Ethanol Conference Wednesday, offering kudos to the U.S. ethanol industry.
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NEC: Finding new uses for ethanol


Panel discussions during the second day of the 2020 National Ethanol Conference in Houston, Texas, began by exploring new uses for ethanol.
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Cooper delivers state of the industry at NEC


Geoff Cooper, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO, said that while 2019 was a difficult year for the ethanol industry, there is reason for optimism in 2020.
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The Andersons reports profitable Q4 for ethanol group


The Andersons Inc. reported a profitable Q4 for its ethanol group during a Feb. 13 earnings call, but noted a difficult margin environment is expected to continue. The company also reported its Element plant is producing cellulosic ethanol.
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Green Plains to focus on high-protein feed products


Green Plains Inc. officials announces plans to transform into an ag tech-focused company that produces sustainable high-protein and novel feed ingredients in addition to biofuels during a fourth quarter earnings call held Feb. 11.
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February WASDE increases forecast for corn use in ethanol


The USDA increased its 2019-’20 forecast for corn use in ethanol production by 50 million bushels, to 5.425 billion, in its latest World Agricultural Supply & Demand Estimates report, released Feb. 11.
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EIA predicts flat ethanol production through 2021


The U.S. Energy Information Administration maintained its prediction for 2020 ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released Feb. 11
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Legislation introduced in US House would make 45Q permanent


U.S. Reps. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, and David Schweikert, R-Ariz., introduced legislation Feb. 12 to expand the 45Q carbon sequestration tax credit and make it permanent in the federal tax code.
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USDA: Corn use for ethanol at 530 million bushels in November


Corn use for fuel ethanol production in December was up when compared to both the previous month and December 2018, according to the USDA.
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