USDA names recipients of $22 million in HBIIP awards


The USDA on Oct. 8 announced an initial round of awards under its $100 million Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program. The agency awarded $22 million to 40 recipients in 14 states. Additional awards are expected to be announced soon.
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ANL releases 2020 updates to GREET Models


Argonne National Laboratory’s Systems Assessment Center on Oct. 9 released 2020 updates to its GREET Models. Updates include new pathways for a variety of biobased fuels and a new feedstock carbon intensity calculator.
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USDA: US ethanol exports at 100.65 million gallons in August


The U.S. exported more than 100.65 million gallons of ethanol and 1.02 million metric tons of distillers grains in August, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Oct. 6.
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Manitoba seek comments on proposed increase to biofuel mandates


The Manitoba government is proposing to increase the required renewable content in gasoline to 10 percent and the required renewable content in diesel to 5 percent, effective Jan. 1. A 45-day comment period on the proposal is now open.
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WASDE lowers forecast for 2020-’21 corn use in ethanol


The USDA lowered its forecast for 2020-21 corn use in ethanol in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released on Oct. 10. Forecasts for corn production, feed and residual use, and ending stocks were also lowered.
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EIA: Ethanol production up 5%, stocks fall slightly


U.S. fuel ethanol production expanded by nearly 5 percent the week ending Oct. 2 while weekly ethanol ending stocks fell slightly, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Oct. 7.
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EIA lowers 2021 ethanol production, blending forecasts


The U.S. Energy Information Administration maintained its forecast for 2020 ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, which was released on Oct. 6. The forecast for 2021 ethanol production, however, was revised down.
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Red River Biorefinery now producing USP grade ethanol


Red River Biorefinery LLC announced on Oct. 6 that its biorefinery in Grand Forks, North Dakota, is now producing ethanol that meets USP purity and quality standards. The facility began operations earlier this year.
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RFA elects new board leadership, first woman chairperson


The Renewable Fuels Association has elected Jeanne McCaherty, CEO of Guardian Energy Management LLC, as its new chairperson. McCaherty becomes the first female chairperson in the RFA’s history, and first among any national ethanol trade association.
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Lallemand to sponsor RFA Young Professionals Network in 2021


The RFA has announced Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits will be the title sponsor of the Young Professionals Network in 2021. The YPN was launched in July to bring together innovative and dedicated young professionals in the ethanol industry.
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