Even amidst pandemic, Iowa E15 sales surge to new record in 2020


Sales of E15 jumped 24 percent and set a new record in Iowa in 2020, despite the pandemic-related drop in overall fuel consumption, according to data released by the Iowa Department of Revenue. E15 and E85 sales in other states generally held steady.
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ADM plans restart of 2 ethanol dry mills


ADM on April 1 announced plans to restart ethanol production at its Vantage Corn Processors dry mills in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Columbus, Nebraska. The plants are expected to begin corn grind immediately.
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Biofuel groups, states file amicus briefs in SCOTUS SRE case


The ABFA, RNG Coalition, NBB and a group of eight states on March 31 filed amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court urging the court to affirm the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals’ January 2020 ruling on small refinery exemptions (SREs).
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FAPRI predicts increased demand for E15, higher ethanol exports


The University of Missouri’s FAPRI in mid-March released its 2021 U.S. Agricultural Market Outlook, predicting an increase in demand for midlevel ethanol blends, a recovery in ethanol net returns, and increased exports over the next decade.
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US farmers to plant 91.1 million acres of corn in 2021


U.S. agriculture producers intend to plant an estimated 91.1 million acres of corn in 2021, up less than 1 percent when compared to last year, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service’s March 31 Prospective Plantings report.
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Aemetis announces new LCFS pathway, launches CCS subsidiary


Aemetis Inc. on March 31 announced CARB has approved a new LCFS pathway for ethanol produced at its Keyes, California, plant using dairy biogas. The following day, the company announced the launch of a carbon capture subsidiary.
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EIA: Ethanol production up 5%, stocks down 3%


U.S. ethanol production increased by nearly 5 percent the week ending March 26, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on March 31. Fuel ethanol stocks were down more than 3 percent.
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Biden releases $2 trillion jobs and infrastructure plan


President Biden on March 31 released a $2 trillion infrastructure and jobs plan, officially titled the American Jobs Plan. Biofuel/bioproducts and carbon capture and storage (CSS) are each briefly addressed in the plan.
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EIA releases first Biofuels Capacity and Feedstocks Update


The EIA on March 31 issued the first edition of its monthly Biofuels Capacity and Feedstocks Update, reporting that 20.431 billion gallons of operable U.S. biofuel production capacity was in place as of January.
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Poet expands into plant-based consumer products


Poet has expanded its production of all-natural, 100 percent plant-based purified alcohol, which exceeds the highest global quality standards for alcohol. The company has also unveiled a suite of biobased products under a new label, Poet Pure.
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2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

July 13-15, 2021
Iowa Event Center
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