USDA: Exports of ethanol, distillers grains down in May


The U.S. exported 67.53 million gallons of ethanol and 601,029 tons of distillers grains in May, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on July 2. Exports of both products were down significantly.
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Report: Ethanol, LCFS can help US meet net-zero goal


The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis on June 30 unveiled a climate crisis action plan that aims to serve as a congressional roadmap to help the U.S. reach net-zero emissions by 2050. The plan shows ethanol can help meet that goal.
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USGC celebrates USMCA as it enters into force


U.S-Mexico-Canada Agreement officially entered into force on July 1. The agreement represents a culmination of years of work to update and improve NAFTA, offering improved agricultural market accesses and fairer trade between the countries.
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South Dakota ethanol supporters call on Trump to approve E30


With the majestic Mount Rushmore as a backdrop, South Dakota ethanol supporters are calling on President Trump to take a “monumental step” by opening the world’s largest gasoline market to higher blends like E30, thus demolishing the blend wall.
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32 House members urge Trump to reject gap year SREs


A bipartisan group of 32 members of the U.S. House of Representatives on July 2 sent a letter to President Trump calling on his administration to deny 52 gap year SRE petitions that have been filed in an attempt to circumvent a recent court ruling.
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EIA: Ethanol production up 1%, weekly ending stocks fall by 4%


U.S. ethanol production was up approximately 1 percent the week ending June 26, while weekly ending stocks of fuel ethanol fell by more than 4 percent, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on July 1.
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Ag, biofuel groups challenge EPA on SAFE Vehicles rule


A broad coalition of ag and ethanol groups are challenging the Trump administration’s recent fuel efficiency rulemaking, on that grounds that it ignores the efficiency and of higher ethanol blends and fails to realize the promise of increased octane.
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EPA issues guidance for ethanol plants producing hand sanitizer


The U.S. EPA on June 27 posted a document to its guidance portal that explains how fuel ethanol plants that are producing hand sanitizer to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic can do so without invalidating an existing efficient producer pathway.
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Reynolds signs biofuel tax differentials bill


Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on June 30 signed a bill that will extend Iowa’s biofuel tax differentials for six years and announced her intention to use $7 million of Iowa’s federal CARES Act funding to expand the Iowa's biofuel infrastructure program.
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UAI comments cite EPA’s obstacles to mid-level blends


The Urban Air Initiative filed comments with the EPA calling on the agency to correct several crucial provisions impacting ethanol blends as part of a new rule designed to streamline regulations governing gasoline and diesel fuels.
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ACE launches video series on HBIIP application process


ACE has announced the first few in a series of short fuel marketer-focused videos on the flexfuelforward.com website and is launching a broader digital advertising campaign to help fuel retailers navigate that application process for HBIIP.
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USDA expects no actions under Feedstock Flexibility Program


The USDA’s Commodity Credit Corp. announced on June 29 that it does not expect to purchase and sell sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program from crop year 2019, which runs from Oct. 1, 2019 through Sept. 30, 2020.
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