Green Plains reports progress with improvement initiatives


Green Plains Inc. reported progress with its Project 24 initiative and projects to increase production of high-protein feed products and high-quality alcohol during its third quarter earnings call, held Nov. 5.
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The Andersons: Ethanol segment profitable in Q3


The Andersons reported improved ethanol margins in its third quarter earnings call, held Nov. 4. The near-term outlook for ethanol, however, will depend on the balance between gasoline demand and ethanol supply, said President and CEO Pat Bowe.
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European Commission begins surveillance of ethanol imports


The European Commission on Nov. 4 announced it is beginning surveillance of imports of fuel ethanol into the European Union. ePURE, the European renewable ethanol association, has spoken out in support of the Commission’s action.
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Biofuel groups congratulate Biden and Harris


The RFA and Growth Energy have spoken out to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their victory, noting they look forward to working with the upcoming administration to advance the use of biofuels.
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EPA seeks extension in SRE challenge filed with US Supreme Court


The U.S. EPA on Nov. 4 filed a motion with the U.S. Supreme Court asking for a one-month extension to file its response to a petition filed by HollyFrontier and Wynnewood Refining in September seeking a review of a lower court's ruling on SREs.
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Pacific Ethanol to sell Idaho grain handling facilities


Pacific Ethanol Inc. has entered into an agreement with Liberty Basin LLC to sell 134 acres, rail loop and grain handling assets at its Pacific Ethanol Magic Valley plant in Burley, Idaho for $10 million in cash.
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USDA: Corn use for ethanol to increase slightly through 2030-‘31


The USDA on Nov. 6 released select commodity tables from its USDA Agricultural Projections to 2030 report, which is scheduled to be released in full in February 2021. The report predicts a slight growth in corn use for ethanol over the next decade.
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EIA: Ethanol production up 2%, stocks increase slightly


U.S. fuel ethanol production increased by 2 percent the week ending Oct. 30, while weekly ending stocks increased slightly, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Nov. 4.
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Minnesota Governor’s Council on Biofuels submits recommendations


The Governor’s Council on Biofuels has given Gov. Tim Walz its consensus report on the steps needed to grow Minnesota’s biofuels industry and get the state back on track to meet renewable energy goals.
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Growth Energy highlights advantages of ethanol in California


Growth Energy submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board following an Oct. 14-15 workshop on the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard. In its comments, Growth Energy urges the agency to expand the use of higher biofuel blends.
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