EPA denies gap year SRE petitions


The U.S. EPA announced Sept. 14 it will deny “gap-year” small refinery exemption (SRE) petitions filed by oil refineries in an effort to circumvent a January 2020 ruling by Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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EPA to update E15 labels, clarify E10 pumps can distribute E15


President Trump on Sept. 12 posted a tweet stating that subject to state approval, the ethanol industry will be allowed to use E10 pumps to distribute E15. The U.S. EPA said it will update E15 labels as part of that effort.
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Brazil extends TRQ on ethanol for 90 days


The U.S. government on Sept. 11 announced that bilateral trade discussions on ethanol with Brazil will take place over a 90-day period starting on Sept. 14. During that time, Brazil will extend its previous TRQ for U.S. ethanol.
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Ethanol industry award winners to be recognized during FEW


Doug Tiffany and Doug Durante, the respective winners of the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo's Award of Excellence and High-Octane Award, will deliver acceptance speeches at the virtual FEW on Sept. 16.
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USDA seeks input on ‘ready to go’ innovations to meet AIA goals


The USDA announced on Sept. 10 it is seeking input on the most innovative technologies and practices that can be readily deployed across U.S. agriculture to meet the goals of the agency’s Agriculture Innovation Agenda.
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DOE opens RFI on bioenergy workforce development


The U.S. Department of Energy on Sept. 8 issued a request for information (RFI) regarding bioenergy workforce-development methods and tools available, as well as those needed in the U.S. Responses can be filed through Nov. 2.
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September WASDE lowers forecast for 2020-‘21 corn use in ethanol


The USDA lowered its forecasts for 2020-’21 corn production and corn use in ethanol in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released Sept. 11. Corn ending stocks were also revised down, while corn exports were increased.
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EIA: Ethanol production up 2%, weekly ending stocks fall 4%


U.S. ethanol production increased by 2 percent the week ending Sept. 4 while weekly ethanol ending stocks fell by more than 4 percent, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Sept. 10.
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EIA lowers 2020, 2021 ethanol production forecasts


The U.S. Energy Information Administration slightly reduced its forecasts for 2020 and 2021 ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, which was released Sept. 9. Forecasts for ethanol blending were also lowered.
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AFBF: Trump, Biden outline agricultural priorities


A new look into the priorities for rural America of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is revealed in responses to a questionnaire distributed by the American Farm Bureau Federation.
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