September 25, 2020

USDA solicits applications for loan guarantee program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA is soliciting applications for two different cycles of the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program. The first cycle closes Oct. 1, while the second is open through April 1, 2021. READ MORE

September 25, 2020

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol at 424 bushels in July

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for August, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol production was at 424 million bushels in July, up from the previous month but down from July 2019. READ MORE

September 24, 2020

House passes bill that aims to increase SRE transparency

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 24 passed the Expanding Access to Sustainable Energy Act, or H.R. 4447, by a vote of 229 to 187. The bill includes provisions of the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act. READ MORE

September 24, 2020

FloMetrix flowmeters help ethanol plants increase efficiency

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessIowa-based FloMetrix recently installed its patented flowmeter technology at a U.S. ethanol plant, helping that plant operate more efficiently. The company is now making the technology available others in the ethanol industry. READ MORE

September 24, 2020

USDA seeks applications for Advanced Biofuel Payment Program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA announced on Sept. 23 it is making $7 million available under the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program. The agency will accept applications from advanced biofuel producers during the month of October. READ MORE

September 23, 2020

EIA: Ethanol production down 2%, stocks up 1%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. fuel ethanol production fell by 2 percent the week ending Sept. 18 while weekly ethanol ending stocks increased by 1 percent, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Sept. 23. READ MORE

September 23, 2020

Groups call on Trump administration to live up to RFS commitments

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyWhile the EPA’s recent denial of 54 gap year SRE petitions was a positive step for the U.S. biofuels industry, representatives of the U.S. biofuel and ag industries are calling on the Trump administration to live up to its remaining biofuel promises. READ MORE

September 23, 2020

RFA holds Virtual Heartland Tour

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, PolicyCongressional staff and other federal and state decisionmakers got an up-close virtual look at the U.S. ethanol industry in mid-September as part of the Renewable Fuels Association’s Virtual Heartland Tour. READ MORE

September 22, 2020

EPA: 1.58 billion RINs generated in August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released data showing 1.58 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in August, down from 1.65 billion during the same period of 2019. READ MORE