Business

February 21, 2020

EPA: 23 SRE petitions now pending for compliance year 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA released updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data on Feb. 21, reporting that two additional SRE petitions have been filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard for compliance year 2019. READ MORE

February 21, 2020

Trump urged to declare waived RFS gallons will be recaptured

BY Rep. Steve King's office Found In:Business, PolicyRep. Steve King, R-Iowa, is uring President Trump to “make a declarative statement that a minimum of 15 billion gallons will be blended annually and that all gallons actually waived will be annually recaptured under the RFS.” READ MORE

February 21, 2020

USGC meeting attendees plan global trade strategy for coming year

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessMembers of the U.S. Grains Council arrived in Tampa, Florida, for the organization’s winter meeting in mid-February, where they concentrated on drivers of global demand and how they affect markets overseas in which the Council does business. READ MORE

February 20, 2020

USDA: Ag Innovation Agenda will benefit biofuels, bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe USDA unveiled its Agriculture Innovation Agenda on Feb. 20. The initiative, in part, aims to support renewable fuels, including ethanol, biodiesel and biomass. This includes a goal to achieve market-driven blend rates of E30 by 2050. READ MORE

February 20, 2020

Weekly US ending stocks of ethanol set new record

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, BusinessU.S. ethanol stocks set a new record at 24.781 million barrels for the week ending Feb. 14, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Feb. 20. Ethanol production for the week was at 1.04 million barrels per day. READ MORE

February 20, 2020

In Depth: A Natural Fit

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Some ethanol plants are turning to alternative cleaning methods and naturally derived products that are more environmentally friendly than traditional chemicals. READ MORE

February 20, 2020

Opinion: March On

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about alternative cleaning methods, a study that highlights the befits of various fractionation techniques, developments in yeast strains, and more. READ MORE

February 19, 2020

Study: Ethanol contributed $2.31 billion to Minnesota GDP in 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, RetailerA new study conducted by ABF Economics for the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association has determined Minnesota’s ethanol industry contributed approximately $2.31 billion to the state’s gross domestic product (GDP) last year. READ MORE

February 19, 2020

Menning named RINAlliance president, CEO

BY RINAlliance Found In:BusinessReo Menning is the new president and CEO for RINAlliance, effective Feb. 1. Menning previously served as executive vice president for FUELIowa, where she headed multiple successful initiatives for both the association and its subsidiary, RINAlliance. READ MORE