USDA to award $100 million under biofuels infrastructure program


The USDA announced on May 4 it intends to make available up to $100 million in competitive grants under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program to support activities designed to expand the availability and sale of ethanol and biodiesel.
READ MORE   SHARE    

North Dakota offers $15M low-interest loans to ethanol producers


Officials in North Dakota on April 30 announced the launch of a low-interest loan program that will provide ethanol producers located within the state up to $15 million to help weather the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
READ MORE   SHARE    


Bill authorizes $600 million to support biofuel infrastructure


Rep. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, on April 28 announced the introduction of the Clean Fuels Deployment Act of 2020. The bill aims to provide funding for installing and converting fuel pump infrastructure to deliver higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel.
READ MORE   SHARE    

Americans for Prosperity urges Trump to waive 2020 RFS RVOs


A coalition of 24 organizations, including Americans for Prosperity, sent a letter to President Trump on April 28 urging him waive Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements for the remainder of the year.
READ MORE   SHARE    

Green Plains achieves progress with Project 24, high-protein feed


Green Plains Inc. released first quarter financial results on May 4. The company announced progress with its Project 24 and high-protein animal feed initiatives and discussed actions it taking as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
READ MORE   SHARE    

Aemetis begins deliveries of carbon dioxide


Aemetis Inc. announced on May 1 that it has commenced deliveries under a long-term agreement with Messer to supply carbon dioxide (CO2) to a newly-constructed, state-of-the-art CO2 plant located adjacent to the Aemetis ethanol plant.
READ MORE   SHARE    

ADM discusses impacts of COVID-19 on ethanol, biodiesel


ADM held an earnings call to discuss Q1 results on April 30 and announced a partnership with Sazerac to increase hand sanitizer production. During the call, the company discussed the impact of COVID-19 on its operations, including biofuel production.
READ MORE   SHARE    

EIA: Ethanol production hits new low, weekly ending stocks fall


U.S. ethanol production volumes were down slightly the week ending April 24. Weekly ethanol ending stocks, however, fell by nearly 5 percent after setting record highs for four consecutive weeks, according to data released April 29 by the EIA.
READ MORE   SHARE    

Valero: Q1 loss for ethanol segment, profit for renewable diesel


Valero released first quarter 2020 financial results on April 29. While the company’s operations are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the executive team confirmed that demand for transportation fuels is beginning to rebound.
READ MORE   SHARE    

DOE funds CCUS project at ethanol plant, opens new CCUS FOA


The U.S. Department of Energy on April 24 announced plans to award funding to a carbon capture and storage project under development at an Illinois ethanol plant. The agency is also soliciting applications for a new round of CCUS project funding.
READ MORE   SHARE    

Weekly Top News

Industry Events

2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

August 24-26, 2020
CHI Health Center Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

Biodiesel Production Technology Summit

August 24-26, 2020
CHI Health Center Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

Ethanol 101

August 24-24, 2020
CHI Health Center Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

Biofuels Environmental, Health & Safety Forum

August 24-24, 2020
CHI Health Center Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

Low Carbon Fuel Production Workshop

August 24-24, 2020
CHI Health Center Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

2020 UAS Summit & Expo

September 1-2, 2020
Alerus Center
Grand Forks, North Dakota

North Dakota Energy Conference & Expo

November 9-10, 2020
Alerus Center
Grand Forks, North Dakota

2021 International Biomass Conference & Expo

March 15-17, 2021
Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center
Jacksonville, Florida

Industry Jobs







308 Second Ave. N., Suite 304 | Grand Forks, ND 58203 | ethanolproducer.com | 701-746-8385

© BBI International 2020