USDA issues rule to streamline 4 loan guarantee programs


The USDA on July 13 issued a final rule that aims to increase private investment in rural communities by making it easier for lenders to access four guaranteed loan programs, including the Rural Energy for America Program.
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EIA increases forecasts for 2020, 2021 ethanol production


The U.S. Energy Information Administration increased its forecasts for 2020 and 2021 ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, which was released July 7. Forecasts for ethanol consumption were also revised up.
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July WASDE maintains 2020-’21 forecast for corn use in ethanol


The USDA reduced its estimate for corn use in ethanol during the 2019-’20 marketing year by 50 million bushels in its latest WASDE report, released July 10. The forecast for corn use in ethanol during the 2020-’21 crop year, however, was maintained.
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RenovaBio marks important milestones, setbacks


Ethanol markets in the U.S. and Brazil have been hit hard by the COVID pandemic, and demand has plummeted. The Brazilian government has proposed a reduced RenovaBio target for 2020 that trims the goal 50 percent, according to EcoEngineers.
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Letter urges EPA to address carbon neutrality of crops


The Biogenic CO2 Coalition on July 10 issued a statement commending a bipartisan group of four members of Congress for pressing the U.S. EPA to address the concerns of agricultural crop producers and processors in a biogenic CO2 rulemaking.
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EIA: Ethanol production up 2%, stocks increase by 2%


U.S. ethanol production was up nearly 2 percent the week ending July 3, while weekly ending stocks of fuel ethanol increased by more than 2 percent, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on July 8.
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CropEnergies: Q1 financial performance better than expected


European ethanol producer CropEnergies released first quarter financial results on July 8, reporting reduced revenues, EBITDA and net income. The company, however, said impacts from COVID-19 were less severe than initially expected.
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UNICA: Ethanol sales down during first half of June


UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that ethanol sales by mills in the south-central region of the country were down during the first half of June. Corn ethanol production, however, continued to grow.
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Biofuel groups file comments on EPA’s anti-backsliding proposal


The Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy filed comments with the U.S. EPA on July 8 supporting the agency’s proposed anti-backsliding determination but criticizing the use of outdated and flawed data.
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Greenlane system will help Brazilian ethanol plant produce RNG


Greenlane Renewables Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary Greenlane Biogas North America Ltd. has signed a contract with a Grupo Cocal, a Brazlian sugar mill operator, to supply its PSA biogas upgrading system for the production of RNG.
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