Business

September 19, 2017

ePURE: Europe’s ethanol industry produces low-carbon fuel

BY ePURE Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessEuropean renewable ethanol association (ePURE) members produced 5.2 billion liters of ethanol and 4 million metric tons of high-protein animal feed in 2016, according to new audited data released by the industry association. READ MORE

September 18, 2017

Senators ask Lighthizer to resolve Brazilian tariff issue

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyA bipartisan group of senators, led by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is calling on U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to work with the Brazilian government to end a recently reinstated tariff on ethanol imports. READ MORE

September 18, 2017

Enerkem begins commercial production of cellulosic ethanol

BY Enerkem Inc. Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessEnerkem Inc. has begun commercial production of cellulosic ethanol at its commercial-scale facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The company has been producing and selling biomethanol since 2016, and is now converting that biomethanol into ethanol. READ MORE

September 18, 2017

Clariant licenses Sunliquid technology to Enviral

BY Clariant Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessClariant and Enviral, an ethanol producer in Slovakia, have signed a license agreement on Sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology. Enviral plans to develop a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant at its existing Leopoldov site in Slovakia. READ MORE

September 15, 2017

Franken drafts Farm Bill Energy Title featuring funding increases

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn Sept. 7, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., introduced a package of legislation he hopes will serve as the basis for a new energy section of the next Farm Bill. The legislation increases investments in popular energy programs. READ MORE

September 15, 2017

USGC: Taiwan pledges to purchase corn, DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessMembers of the 2017 Taiwan Agricultural Goodwill Mission pledged Sept. 13 to purchase 5 million metric tons (197 million bushels) of U.S. corn and 500,000 tons of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) between 2018 and 2019. READ MORE

September 15, 2017

North Carolina ethanol distribution project to celebrate opening

BY Selma Planning and Economic Development Office Found In:Markets, BusinessIn North Carolina, the town of Selma’s Planning and Economic Development Office has announced plans to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 26 to celebrate the the Selma Ethanol Project, an ethanol unit train-to-pipeline distribution system. READ MORE

September 14, 2017

CARB to hold workshop on proposed LCFS amendments Sept. 22

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe California Air Resources Board has announced plans to hold a public workshop to discuss proposed amendments to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard on Sept. 22. Members of the public can participate in the event via webcast or teleconference. READ MORE

September 14, 2017

DOE funding helps commercialize promising energy technologies

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy announced $19.7 million in funding to help businesses move promising energy technologies from the DOE’s national laboratories to the marketplace. Several bioenergy projects were among those that received funding. READ MORE

September 14, 2017

RFA: Early end to summer E15 RVP limit was helpful in many states

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyIn a typical September, the U.S. EPA’s onerous summer restriction on selling E15 would end this weekend. But with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma wreaking havoc on the nation’s fuel market, this September has been anything but typical. READ MORE

September 14, 2017

ACE reminds retailers annual E15 restrictions lifted Sept. 15

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe American Coalition for Ethanol is reminding retailers they can resume offering E15 to drivers of all gasoline-powered 2001 and newer passenger vehicles after the low-Reid vapor pressure (RVP) season ends Sept. 15. READ MORE

September 14, 2017

ACE hosts market development webinar

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Business, PolicyThe American Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty hosted a webinar Sept. 12 that covered the organization’s market development work and highlighted legislative and policy priorities. READ MORE

September 13, 2017

EIA increases 2017, 2018 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has increased its 2017 and 2018 ethanol production forecasts. The U.S. is now expected to produce 1.03 million barrels of ethanol per day this year, increasing to 1.04 million barrels per day next year. READ MORE

September 13, 2017

Edeniq supports LCFS pathway for corn kernel fiber ethanol

BY Edeniq Inc. Found In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyEdeniq Inc. recently submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board supporting final approval of Little Sioux Corn Processors’ application under California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard for a pathway for cellulosic ethanol. READ MORE

September 12, 2017

WASDE forecasts corn production up, corn use for ethanol down

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, BusinessThe USDA has increased the 2017-’18 outlook for corn production in the September edition of its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, noting greater feed and residual use, higher ending stocks and lower prices are also expected. READ MORE

September 12, 2017

IRFA: E15 now available at 135 stations across Iowa

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessIn recent weeks four Iowa retailers have added E15 as a new fuel choice at 10 stations. Kwik Star added E15 to seven stations, while Kum & Go added the fuel blend at one station. Two independently owned stations also began offering E15. READ MORE

September 08, 2017

USGC brings Mexican media to US to learn about ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council arranged for a group of Mexico-based energy and economy media members to travel to Denver and Chicago in August to learn about U.S. ethanol production, integration in the agricultural economy, and regulations and standards. READ MORE

September 07, 2017

Ethanol groups testify at EPA hearing on CAFE-GHG standards

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyGrowth Energy, the American Coalition for Ethanol and the Renewable Fuels Association recently testified at at hearing held by the U.S. EPA to reconsider greenhouse gas emissions standards for model year 2022-2025 light-duty vehicles. READ MORE

September 07, 2017

Biofuel groups demand US government respond to Brazilian tariff

BY U.S. Grains Council, Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyGrowth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association, and the U.S. Grains Council are calling upon the U.S. government to develop an immediate response to Brazil’s newly implemented tariffs on U.S. ethanol imports. READ MORE

September 06, 2017

DMT to supply desulfurization process to California AD facility

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, BusinessDMT Clear Gas Solutions recently announced that Calgren Dairy Fuels LLC is going to install DMT’s desulfurization technology, Sulfurex BR. The anaerobic digestion facility is located adjacent to Calgren Renewable Fuels LLC, a 55 MMgy ethanol plant. READ MORE

September 06, 2017

USGC: Work with Canadian producers spurs US DDGS sales

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council is helping capture Canadian demand for quality feed ingredients by working with livestock producers one-on-one to demonstrate the continued advantages of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). READ MORE

September 05, 2017

Vietnam to lift suspension of US DDGS imports

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council has announced that Vietnam is lifting its suspension of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) imports and easing fumigation requirements for U.S. corn and wheat imports. READ MORE

September 05, 2017

Trump nominates Northey to serve as USDA under secretary

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyPresident Donald Trump has announced his nominations for three USDA posts, including the nomination of Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey to serve as under secretary for farm production and conservation. READ MORE

September 01, 2017

RFS comment period closes, more than 44,000 comments submitted

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe comment period on the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2018 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard, along with the 2019 RVO for biomass-based diesel, closed Aug. 31. More than 44,000 comments were filed. READ MORE

September 01, 2017

USGC Nutrition Conference in Peru addresses DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyIndustry experts and end-users shared technical knowledge and practical experience using U.S. corn, distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and sorghum during a Regional Nutrition Conference conducted in August in Peru. READ MORE

August 31, 2017

Rex expects improved corn prices, ethanol demand in third quarter

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyRex American Resources has released financial results for the second quarter ended July 31, reporting net sales and revenues of $108.7 million, down 6 percent compared to the $115.7 million reported during the second quarter of last year. READ MORE

August 31, 2017

RFA: Hurricane Harvey fuel waiver should relax E15 restrictions

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyIn a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, the Renewable Fuels Association said the full potential of the agency's Aug. 30 fuel waiver "can only be realized if EPA relaxes certain additional regulatory requirements related to the sale of E15.” READ MORE

August 31, 2017

American Ethanol Mystic Team wins Top Gun honors

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, BusinessLast weekend, Don Onken’s American Ethanol Mystic Powerboat recorded the fastest time at the 2017 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, earning “Top Gun” honors for the third year in a row. READ MORE

August 31, 2017

Japan’s ag ministry director visits Guardian Energy

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe Deputy Director for Food Security at Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Kimihiko Eura, recently toured Guardian Energy in Janesville to learn about renewable fuel production in Minnesota. READ MORE

August 31, 2017

BETO evaluations presented at 2017 program management review

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFollowing Bioeconomy 2017: Domestic Resources for a Vibrant Future, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office’s annual conference, BETO held its 2017 Program Management Review in Arlington, Virginia. READ MORE