Business

April 16, 2021

EPA: No new SRE petitions filed for second consecutive month

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyData released by the U.S. EPA on April 15 shows that for the second consecutive month, no new SRE petitions have been filed with the agency. The EPA has also not taken any action on the 66 SRE petitions that have been pending since mid-February. READ MORE

April 16, 2021

CVEC celebrates 25th anniversary

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessChippewa Valley Ethanol Co., a 50 MMgy ethanol plant located in Benson, Minnesota, is celebrating a new milestone. April 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of the company’s fuel ethanol and industrial alcohol manufacturing. READ MORE

April 15, 2021

UNICA: Ethanol production falls 9% for 2020-’21 harvest season

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced ethanol production was down nearly 9 percent during the 2020-’21 harvest season, which ended March 31, but was still the third highest production volume on record. READ MORE

April 15, 2021

ACE urges for a technology-neutral approach to infrastructure

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyAs Congress considers infrastructure legislation, ACE CEO Brian Jennings urges lawmakers to take a technology-neutral approach when making investments to accelerate the nation’s transition to clean energy in the transportation sector. READ MORE

April 15, 2021

RFA safety programs earn recognition for 9th consecutive year

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:BusinessThe Renewable Fuels Association has received its ninth TRANSCAER National Achievement Award for training first responders and others in ethanol emergency response safety, for its work performed in 2020. READ MORE

April 15, 2021

In Depth: Spotlight NLB: Celebrating 50 Years of Innovation, Safety Solutions

BY Matt Thompson Found In:Operations, BusinessThis year marks the 50th year of business for NLB Corp., the largest manufacturer of high-pressure water equipment and accessories. READ MORE

April 14, 2021

EIA: Ethanol production down 4%, stocks fall by 1%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyU.S. ethanol production fell by nearly 4 percent the week ending April 9, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on April 14. Fuel ethanol stocks were also down nearly 1 percent. READ MORE

April 14, 2021

Axne: House infrastructure package should support biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerRep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, on April 14 sent a letter to leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives and chairs of four House committees urging them to provide support for biofuels in the upcoming infrastructure package. READ MORE

April 14, 2021

DOE to hold webinar on $61.4 million FOA for biofuels on April 16

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office has announced it will host a webinar on April 16 that will be of interest to those who may apply to topic area one of the agency’s recently announced $61.4 million FOA for biofuel and bioenergy projects. READ MORE

April 14, 2021

UAI: EPA provides some clarity on mid-level blends in court

BY Urban Air Initiative Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerA three-judge-panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments on April 13 that the U.S. EPA did not go far enough when it extended the 1 pound RVP waiver to allow year-round E15. READ MORE

April 14, 2021

Praj to develop ethanol plant for Godavari Biorefineries

BY Praj Industries Found In:Operations, BusinessPraj Industries has announced an order to set up India’s largest capacity syrup based ethanol plant from a Godavari Biorefineries Ltd. in Karnataka. As a part of this project, Praj will expand existing ethanol manufacturing capacity at the site. READ MORE

April 14, 2021

Opinion: Ethanol’s Role in Future Fuels

BY Brian Jennings Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyNearly three years of behind-the-scenes coalition building has paid dividends with the introduction of the “Future Fuels Act” in Minnesota, the first clean fuel standard legislation in a Midwest state. READ MORE

April 14, 2021

In Depth: Renewable Diesel Rising

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessA projected spike in renewable diesel production, partnered with rising corn oil prices, presents a market opportunity for ethanol producers. READ MORE

April 14, 2021

2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo agenda released

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerEthanol Producer Magazine has announced the preliminary agenda for the 2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) taking place July 13-15, 2021 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa. READ MORE

April 13, 2021

Court hears oral arguments in case challenging year-round E15

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerA three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on April 13 heard oral arguments in a case filed by oil interests challenging the U.S. EPA’s June 2019 final rule to allow year-round E15 sales. READ MORE

April 13, 2021

Biofuel companies urge Biden to set GHG reduction goal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyNovozymes, Poet LLC, and Quad County Corn Processors are among 310 businesses and investors that have signed an open letter to President Biden urging his administration to reduce GHG emissions by at least 50 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. READ MORE

April 13, 2021

Minnesota Corn commits $1M to ethanol infrastructure grants

BY Minnesota Corn Growers Association Found In:Business, RetailerThe Minnesota Corn Research and Promotion Council and Minnesota Corn Growers Association have announced a commitment of $1 million to a future state biofuels infrastructure grant program that would expand access to higher ethanol blends. READ MORE

April 13, 2021

Opinion: Europe Still Needs Ethanol

BY Emmanuel Desplechin Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyUnder almost any scenario, including those foreseen by the European Commission, the EU car fleet will continue to need low-carbon liquid fuels like renewable ethanol. READ MORE

April 13, 2021

In Depth: Keeping Bacteria At Bay

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, BusinessProducers modify antimicrobial protocols in response to multiple process and input changes, including new yeast and enzyme offerings, as well as high-protein feed production. READ MORE

April 12, 2021

House Biofuels Caucus urges EPA to prioritize RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerMembers of the House Biofuels Caucus, led by Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., on April 8 sent a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan urging the agency to prioritize the Renewable Fuel Standard and the use of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel. READ MORE

April 12, 2021

Washington Senate passes Clean Fuel Standard bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Washington Senate on April 8 voted 27 to 20 in favor of H.B. 1091, a bill that aims to establish a state-wide CFS. The amended legislation will now be considered by the House, which passed an earlier version of the bill on Feb. 27. READ MORE

April 12, 2021

Walz highlights biofuels infrastructure budget proposal

BY Office of Gov. Tim Walz Found In:Operations, Business, Policy, RetailerOn April 9, Gov. Tim Walz and supporters of Minnesota’s biofuels industry urged the passage of the Governor’s Biofuels Infrastructure Grant Program budget proposal in order to strengthen small businesses, support farmers, and reduce GHG emissions. READ MORE

April 12, 2021

Opinion: Ready for Another Summer with Year-Round E15

BY Emily Skor Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerAfter a year that most Americans would sooner forget, we’re heading into a new summer driving season with fewer headwinds, greater momentum and a groundswell of support for lower-carbon fuels. READ MORE

April 12, 2021

In Depth: Making A Splash

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessSpecies-specific tailoring in distillers grains opens new markets such as pet feed and aquafeed, expands existing markets and increases product demand. READ MORE

April 11, 2021

Opinion: Full Coverage

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyEditor Lisa Gibson previews the May edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

April 09, 2021

USDA increases forecast for 2020-’21 corn use in ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, BusinessThe USDA increased its forecast for 2020-’21 corn use in ethanol in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released on April 9. The outlook for feed and residual use was also increased. READ MORE

April 08, 2021

Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee to meet April 22

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe Surface Transportation Board has announced a meeting of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee will be held on April 22 virtually via zoom. The meeting is open to the public, but advanced registration is required. READ MORE

April 08, 2021

DOE offers $61.4 million for biofuel, bioenergy projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe DOE on April 8 announced it will award $61.4 million to support the development and demonstration of bioenergy projects, including those focused on marine and aviation fuels, cellulosic sugars, separations technologies, wood heating, and RNG. READ MORE

April 08, 2021

RFA welcomes new producer member Calgren Renewable Fuels

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:BusinessThe Renewable Fuels Association has welcomed Calgren Renewable Fuels as the organization’s newest producer member. The Calgren facility in Pixley, California, opened in 2008 and produces 55 million gallons of ethanol every year. READ MORE

April 07, 2021

EIA: US fuel ethanol production up 1%, stocks down 2%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. ethanol production was up approximately 1 percent the week ending April 2, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on April 7. Fuel ethanol stocks fell more than 2 percent. READ MORE