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13 hours ago

Red River Biorefinery gearing up for production

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, BusinessRed River Biorefinery, a 16.5 MMgy ethanol plant located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, is on track to begin operations in the beginning of 2020. The facility takes in sugar beet tailings and potato processing waste as feedstock. READ MORE

13 hours ago

Brouillette sworn in as secretary of energy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyDan Brouillette was sworn in to serve as the 15th U.S. secretary of energy on Dec. 11. He was nominated to the post by President Trump on Nov. 7 and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Dec. 2 by a vote of 70 to 15. READ MORE

December 12, 2019

EIA maintains 2020 ethanol production forecast

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration lowered its forecast for 2019 ethanol production, but maintained its forecast for 2020 ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, published Dec. 11. READ MORE

December 12, 2019

Iowa lawmakers urge OMB to uphold Trump’s commitment to RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyReps. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa; Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa; and Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, send a letter to OMB leadership on Dec. 11 urging the agency to ensure that EPA’s final SRE rule upholds the administration’s commitment to ethanol. READ MORE

December 12, 2019

European ethanol is ready to drive the EU Green Deal

BY ePURE Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe EU’s new “Green Deal” demands a greater role for sustainable, low-carbon liquid fuels such as renewable European ethanol in order to meet ambitious new decarbonization and air quality goals, according to ePURE. READ MORE

December 11, 2019

Remembering the life of industry veteran Randy Ives

BY Dave VanderGriend, ICM CEO Found In:BusinessRandy Ives, 63, of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away Dec. 9. Ives, a cofounder ICM Inc., was a well respected figure in the U.S. ethanol industry known for his expertise in distillers grains. A celebration of life will be held Dec. 21 in Omaha. READ MORE

December 11, 2019

NCGA calls Trump, Congress to complete work on ethanol and trade

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe National Corn Growers Association hosted a news conference Dec. 11 during which NCGA officials and state leaders urged the Trump Administration and members of Congress to complete its work related to trade and ethanol. READ MORE

December 11, 2019

USDA: US ethanol exports reach 113 million gallons in October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA Foreign Agricultural Service released October export data on Dec. 5, reporting the U.S. exported approximately 112.82 million gallons of ethanol and 759,979 tons of distillers grains during the month. READ MORE

December 11, 2019

Peterson urges EPA to fully account for SREs, keep the RFS whole

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyRep. Collin Peterson, chair of the House Agriculture Committee, sent a letter to the U.S. EPA on Dec. 6 raising concerns that the agency’s supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking regarding SREs fails to uphold the integrity of the RFS. READ MORE