Business

July 21, 2017

EPA opens comment period on RFS proposal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn July 21, the U.S. EPA published its proposed rule to set 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements in the Federal Register, officially opening a public comment period that runs through Aug. 31. READ MORE

July 21, 2017

Romania expects to increase blending mandate by almost double

BY Staff Report Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyRomania expects a drastic decline in bioethanol production in 2017, but will increase its bioethanol blending mandate, according to the European Renewable Energy Directive. READ MORE

July 20, 2017

Growth Energy responds to Inhofe’s anti-ethanol claims

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyGrowth Energy has spoken out to a floor speech made by Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., in opposition to the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act, which aims to extend the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to fuel blends with more than 10 percent ethanol. READ MORE

July 20, 2017

Trump announces nominations for 3 USDA posts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyPresident Donald Trump has announced nominations for three USDA posts, including deputy secretary and two under secretary positions. Ted McKinney has been nominated to fill the new under secretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs post. READ MORE

July 20, 2017

CropEnergies has successful first quarter in 2018.

BY Staff Report Found In:Operations, Markets, BusinessGlobal bioethanol producer CropEnergies has increased its production by 38 percent in the first quarter of 2017, based on sales of bioethanol, food and animal feed products, as well as the reopening of a plant in Wilton, United Kingdom. READ MORE

July 20, 2017

Opinion: What’s In a Number?

BY Dave VanderGriend Found In:Markets, Business, PolicySome people hate math, while others have a talent for it that comes from a love of numbers. In either case, as the ethanol industry seeks to increase its demand and market share, it is unavoidably a numbers game—one that can get confusing. READ MORE

July 19, 2017

California legislature passes bills extending cap-and-trade, LCFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyOn July 17, the California legislature voted in favor of a package of bills that extend the state’s cap-and-trade program for 10 years, through 2030, and codify the Low Carbon Fuel Standard into law. READ MORE

July 19, 2017

USGC: US DDGS exports up 16 percent to Southeast Asia

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyU.S. exports of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to Southeast Asia have increased 16 percent so far this marketing year, according to data from the USDA and analysis by the U.S. Grains Council. READ MORE

July 19, 2017

Funding allows ORNL to accelerate biofuel, bioproducts research

BY U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Center for Bioenergy Innovation, led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is one of four bioenergy centers chosen by DOE to advance a new biobased economy with the production of fuels and other products directly from nonfood biomass. READ MORE