Business

August 18, 2017

EPA: 20.36 million cellulosic RINs generated in July

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for July, reporting more than 1.67 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 20.36 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

August 18, 2017

New study shows RFS offers substantial benefits to the US economy

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, PolicyEconomists at Iowa State University have completed a new economic modeling study that will be published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. The study finds that the Renewable Fuel Standard has substantially benefited the U.S. economy. READ MORE

August 18, 2017

Opinion: A Major Moment for Ethanol in Europe

BY Emmanuel Desplechin Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Emmanuel Desplechin, secretary general of the European Renewable Ethanol Association, talks about current European policy and what it means for ethanol. READ MORE

August 18, 2017

In Depth: COPRODUCTS: Variety in Value

BY Ann Bailey Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Value-added components can be separated from the ethanol-production process at multiple stages. Technology developers continue to improve on their systems to expand markets and increase their customers’ revenues. READ MORE

August 17, 2017

STB seeks nominations for biofuel candidate to fill RETAC vacancy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe Surface Transportation Board is seeking candidates to fill two vacancies on its Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee, including one representing the biofuels industry. Suggestions for candidates are due Aug. 30. READ MORE

August 17, 2017

USGC: Exports of US feed grains in all forms setting records

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyExports of U.S. feed grains in all forms (GIAF) are up 20 percent year-over-year from September-June to 96.9 million metric tons, according to data from the USDA and analysis by the U.S. Grains Council. READ MORE

August 17, 2017

Opinion: More is Less

BY Doug Durante Found In:Operations, Markets, BusinessFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Doug Durante, executive director of the Clean Fuels Development Coalition, writes a column this month about myths surrounding the ethanol industry. READ MORE

August 17, 2017

ACE conference addresses barriers to blending more ethanol

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyFuel consumers and retailers are looking for more options and higher octanes, according to the three speakers on the Aug. 17 general session panel of the American Coalition for Ethanol Annual Conference in Omaha. READ MORE

August 17, 2017

In Depth: Computerized Management System Simplifies Repairs

BY Heather Wilkerson Found In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: For most ethanol plants, a CMMS could be an easy, cost-effective solution to maintaining equipment, ensuring regulation compliance and repairing broken machinery. READ MORE