Business

November 19, 2019

Biofuel, bioenergy groups applaud release of GREEN Act

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe House Ways and Means Committee released a discussion draft of the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act on Nov. 19. The draft includes several tax incentives to support biofuels and bioenergy. READ MORE

November 19, 2019

Opinion: An Opportunity to Focus Forward

BY Geoff Cooper Found In:Business, PolicyFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: The Renewable Fuels Associations' National Ethanol Conferences promises a look at the future of the ethanol industry. READ MORE

November 19, 2019

In Depth: ‘Facilitating Connections’ in Mexico

BY Matt Thompson Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Mexico's E10 market has been slow to develop, but progress is being made. READ MORE

November 18, 2019

Senators urge Trump to honor SRE deal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyA group of six Midwestern senators send a letter to President Trump on Nov. 15 renewing their call for the administration to take corrective action in its RFS rulemaking to uphold the agreement reached between Trump and the senators on Sept. 12. READ MORE

November 18, 2019

Growth Energy: E15 summer sales up 46 percent in 2019

BY Growth Energy Found In:Business, RetailerGrowth Energy announced that summer sales of E15 are up 46 percent in 2019 compared to 2018 on a per-store basis. Additionally, for the first time, this past summer saw the number of stores offering Unleaded 88 increase. READ MORE

November 18, 2019

Opinion: Washington, DC, is No Longer an Option

BY Dave VanderGriend Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Mid-level blends are the future of the ethanol industry, and the U.S. government can't be trusted to promote their use. READ MORE

November 18, 2019

Construction of first D3MAX plant nears completion

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessConstruction of the first commercial-scale D3MAX plant at Ace Ethanol in Stanley, Wisconsin, is nearly complete. The corn fiber-to-ethanol facility is expected to begin startup in December and ramp up to full production capacity in early 2020. READ MORE

November 18, 2019

In Depth: Trade Talks

BY Matt Thompson Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: The Global Ethanol Summit in Washington, D.C., focused on worldwide markets and opportunities. READ MORE

November 15, 2019

Study: Fractionation can lead to improved profits

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessWhile it’s not a new concept for the ethanol industry, a study recently published by researchers from the Univeresity of Illinois reveals that fractionation at corn ethanol plants can lead to improved profits. READ MORE

November 15, 2019

Gevo too supply SAF to Scandinavian Airline System

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. announced Nov. 14 it has signed a fuel sales agreement with Scandinavian Airline System to produce and supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for use and distribution in low carbon fuel regions of the United States. READ MORE

November 15, 2019

USGC: Seminars educate Sonora livestock producers about US DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. Grains Council is answering technical questions and sharing firsthand experience using U.S. dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) with poultry, swine and beef producers in Sonora, Mexico. READ MORE

November 14, 2019

Aemetis provides update of RNG, cellulosic ethanol projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. released third quarter financial results on Nov. 14, reporting progress with efforts to lower the carbon score of its corn ethanol plant and develop renewable natural gas (RNG) and cellulosic ethanol projects. READ MORE

November 14, 2019

66 industry associations ask Congress to act on tax extenders

BY Ron Kotrba Found In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyA diverse group of 66 different trade associations representing industries as wide-ranging as realty, veterinary medicine, biofuels and railroads sent a letter to House and Senate leaders Nov. 11 asking them to act on a tax extenders package. READ MORE

November 14, 2019

DOE: Biomass R&D technical advisory committee to meet Nov. 19-20

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced its Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet on Nov. 19-20 in Washington, D.C. The event is open to the public. READ MORE

November 14, 2019

Skor joins USDA on trade mission to Mexico

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, BusinessGrowth Energy CEO Emily Skor recently joined the USGC and 100 agricultural groups in a trade mission to Mexico City, Mexico, led by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney. READ MORE

November 13, 2019

EIA maintains 2019, 2020 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe U.S. EIA has maintained its 2019 and 2020 ethanol production forecasts its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, published Nov. 13. The agency currently predicts ethanol production will average 1.03 million barrels per day in both 2019 and 2020. READ MORE

November 13, 2019

Gevo discusses plans for low-carbon ethanol, RNG

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. released third quarter financial results on Nov. 12, highlighting plans to sell low-carbon ethanol into the California market, develop a 1 MMgy hydrocarbon plant and implement RNG and wind energy at its existing biorefinery in Minnesota. READ MORE

November 13, 2019

Growth Energy: NASCAR continues to validate benefits of E15

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerAt the recent Bluegreen Vacations 500, NASCAR reached a significant milestone, announcing that their drivers have surpassed 15 million miles on Sunoco Green E15, a fuel made with 15 percent American ethanol. READ MORE

November 12, 2019

Court dismisses ABFA’s petition for review of EPA SRE methodology

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Nov. 12 dismissed a petition for review filed by the Advanced Biofuels Association challenging the U.S. EPA’s methodology for granting small refinery exemptions (SREs). READ MORE

November 11, 2019

Pacific Ethanol expresses optimism for industry in earnings call

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, BusinessDuring Pacific Ethanol’s third quarter earnings call Nov. 8, CEO Neil Koehler told investors that the ethanol industry experienced one of its worst production markets. Conditions, however, have begun to improve, he said. READ MORE

November 11, 2019

WASDE: Corn use for ethanol reduced to 3.375 billion bushels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, BusinessThe USDA lowered its 2019-’20 forecast for corn use in ethanol by 25 million bushels in its latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates Report, released Nov. 8. The forecasts for corn production, use and ending stocks were also reduced. READ MORE

November 11, 2019

Trump nominates Brouillette to serve as energy secretary

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyPresident Trump on Nov. 7 formally nominated current U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette to serve as the next secretary of energy. Brouillette will replace current Secretary of Energy Rick Perry if confirmed by the U.S. Senate. READ MORE

November 11, 2019

STB: RETAC meeting scheduled for Nov. 14

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe Surface Transportation Board has announced its Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee will hold a meeting Nov. 14 in Paducah, Kentucky, at 8:00 a.m. CST. The meeting is open to the public. READ MORE

November 11, 2019

Growth Energy participates in USDA trade mission to West Africa

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, BusinessGrowth Energy Senior Vice President of Global Markets Craig Willis and representatives of ADM, Green Plains and Marquis Energy recently participated in a USDA trade mission to West Africa, led by USDA Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky. READ MORE

November 11, 2019

High-power flex fuel Jeep Wrangler shows off ethanol in Vegas

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:BusinessThe Renewable Fuels Association and Kenny Hauk of Hauk Designs recently unveiled a flex fuel Jeep Wrangler with more than 1,000 horsepower when using a high-octane, low-carbon fuel, at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. READ MORE

November 11, 2019

Nebraska Ethanol Board offers retailer training for E15

BY Nebraska Ethanol Board Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerTo help fuel retailers learn more about the ease of selling E15, the Board is hosting a free E15 Workshop, including a keynote from Growth Energy’s Sara Brenden. The workshop will take place on Nov. 13 in Norfolk, Nebraska. READ MORE

November 07, 2019

Agenda released for 2020 International Biomass Conference & Expo

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBiomass Magazine announced this week the agenda for the 13th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo taking place February 3-5, 2020 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. READ MORE

November 07, 2019

Senators urge EPA to accurately account for SREs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicySeven senators representing the Midwestern states of Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Missouri and Indiana have each submitted comments to the U.S. EPA urging the agency to accurately account for small refinery exemptions in future RFS rulemakings. READ MORE

November 07, 2019

Green Plains reports improving margins, progress with Project 24

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessGreen Plains Inc. has reported a third quarter net loss of $39 million due to the low margin environment. The company, however, said ethanol margins are showing improvement and efforts to improve plant operations are continuing. READ MORE

November 07, 2019

OPINION: Growth Energy is first stop for retailers adding E15

BY Mike O’Brien, vice president of market development at Growth Energy Found In:Business, RetailerGrowth Energy has made it a top priority to provide fuel retailers around the country the tools necessary to effectively assess how E15—a fuel often labeled as Unleaded 88 at the pump—can fit into their fuel product line lineup. READ MORE