Business

October 20, 2021

DOE: SAF from low-carbon ethanol production

BY Jim Spaeth, DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessTo assess whether and how the ethanol-to-jet (ETJ) pathway may reach net-zero emission targets, Argonne scientists performed a life-cycle analysis (LCA) of corn to ethanol and then to jet fuel, using the GREET model. READ MORE

October 20, 2021

POET Joins with Cytiva in recycling program launch

BY POET Found In:BusinessPOET has launched a sustainability program with Cytiva focused on recycling lab materials. Cytiva, working with TerraCycle to create this initiative, will recycle the plastic in syringe filters used by POET to prepare fermentation samples. READ MORE

October 19, 2021

CropEnergies reports record Q2 revenue, announces E20 trial

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyEuropean ethanol producer CropEnergies on Oct. 13 reported record revenue for the second quarter of the current financial year. The company also recently announced it is participating in a trial of a 20 percent ethanol fuel blend. READ MORE

October 19, 2021

DOE awards $20 million to help states deploy CCS

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. Department of Energy on Oct. 15 announced $20 million in funding to four projects working to accelerate the regional deployment of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS). The projects represent all four corners of the country. READ MORE

October 19, 2021

Alto Ingredients launches enhanced protein project

BY Alto Ingredients Inc. Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessAlto Ingredients Inc., a leading producer of specialty alcohols and essential ingredients, will install Harvesting Technology, LLC’s patented CoPromax protein system at Alto Ingredients’ Magic Valley, Idaho facility. READ MORE

October 18, 2021

Senators ask USDA to explain delay in COVID-19 aid for biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyA group of eight senators sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Oct. 18 expressing concern that the biofuel sector has yet to receive any of the $700 million in COVID-19 relief announced by the agency in June. READ MORE

October 18, 2021

Clariant completes construction of commercial sunliquid plant

BY Clariant Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessClariant on Oct. 15 announced the official completion of its sunliquid cellulosic ethanol plant in Podari, Romania. The facility will be operational in the fourth quarter, producing cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues. READ MORE

October 18, 2021

RFA comments seek to foster export competitiveness

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe Renewable Fuels Association late Friday submitted comments to the International Trade Administration responding to questions posed about the U.S. Clean Technologies Export Competitiveness Strategy. READ MORE

October 18, 2021

ACE thanks Argonne for 2021 GREET model updates

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Business, PolicyThe American Coalition for Ethanol expresses its appreciation toward U.S. Department of Energy Argonne National Laboratory scientists for updates to the GREET model, which is used to audit the energy and environmental affects of transportation fuels. READ MORE

October 18, 2021

Poet completes first on-site solar farm

BY Poet Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessOn Oct.12, Poet announced the completion of its first Poet Solar Farm, which will help power the company’s corporate headquarters in Sioux Falls and showcase its ability to construct similar projects for others. READ MORE

October 18, 2021

Iowa Corn, IRFA: Biofuels can help lower prices at the pump

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerOn Oct. 15, the Iowa Corn Growers Association and Iowa Renewable Fuels Association sent a letter to President Joe Biden asking his administration to take three immediate steps to expand market opportunity for E15 and lower prices at the pump. READ MORE

October 15, 2021

Navigator to proceed with development of carbon capture pipeline

BY Navigator CO2 Ventures LLC Found In:Coproducts, BusinessNavigator CO2 Ventures has obtained the necessary board approvals to proceed with its proposed carbon capture pipeline system, the Heartland Greenway. Permitting activities are underway with commissioning scheduled to begin in late 2024. READ MORE

October 14, 2021

EIA: Ethanol production up 6%, stocks down slightly

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. ethanol production expanded by nearly 6 percent the week ending Oct. 8, surpassing 1 million barrels per day for the first time in more than two months, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Oct. 14. READ MORE

October 14, 2021

RFA to Biden: Low-carbon fuels can solve pump price concerns

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerIn response to media reports that the White House has been meeting with oil industry officials to discuss solutions to recent higher gas prices, the RFA is reminding President Biden that low carbon ethanol can help reduce prices at the pump. READ MORE

October 14, 2021

Groups tell CARB ethanol can help reach carbon-neutrality

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyIn joint comments submitted last week to CARB, a group of ag and biofuel organizations and companies highlighted the role renewable fuels like ethanol can and should play in helping the state achieve its goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2045. READ MORE

October 14, 2021

Opinion: Ag Carbon Accounting—Coupled with CCS—Changes the Game

BY Tom BryanFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyWhile highlighting the potentially transformative impact of coupling carbon capture and sequestration with sound agricultural GHG accounting, Ethanol Producer Magazine's editor previews the feature articles in the publication's November edition. READ MORE

October 13, 2021

FDA withdraws temporary policies on alcohol for use in sanitizers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe Food and Drug Administration on Oct. 13 announce the withdrawal of three guidance documents that created temporary policies related to the production of alcohol-based hand sanitizer during the COVID-19 pandemic, effective Dec. 31, 2021. READ MORE

October 13, 2021

EIA reduces 2021, 2022 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration made slight reductions to its forecasts for 2021 and 2022 U.S. fuel ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released Oct. 13. Forecasts for ethanol blending, however, were maintained. READ MORE

October 13, 2021

Bushel acquires GrainBridge

BY Bushel Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessBushel, an independently owned software technology company focused on developing solutions for the grain supply chain, on Oct. 12 announced its acquisition of GrainBridge LLC, a joint venture owned by ADM and Cargill Inc. READ MORE

October 13, 2021

Granholm, Ossoff visit LanzaTech innovation hub, plant site

BY LanzaTech Found In:Business, PolicyLanzaTech and LanzaJet welcomed Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm and Senator Jon Ossoff to the Freedom Pines Biorefinery in Soperton, Georgia. The faciity is expected to produce 10 MMgy of SAF and renewable diesel from ethanol. READ MORE

October 12, 2021

Argonne National Laboratory releases 2021 GREET update

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyArgonne National Laboratory’s Systems Assessment Center on Oct. 11 announced the 2021 release of the suite of GREET models, an analytical tool that stimulates the energy use and emissions output of vehicle and fuel combinations. READ MORE

October 12, 2021

Senate confirms Small to fill USDA Rural Development post

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. Senate on Oct. 7 voted to confirm Xochitl Torres Small as under secretary of rural development at the USDA. USDA Rural Development administers a variety of programs related to biofuels and bioenergy. READ MORE

October 12, 2021

Gevo, Axens ink alliance for ethanol-to-jet technology

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. and Axens North America Inc. have entered into an agreement that establishes a strategic alliance aimed at accelerating the commercialization of sustainable ethanol-to-jet (ETJ) projects in the U.S. READ MORE

October 12, 2021

EPA appoints Rod Snyder as EPA agriculture advisor

BY U.S. EPA Found In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyOn Oct. 7, U.S. EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan announced the appointment of Rod Snyder to become EPA’s Agriculture Advisor. Snyder will lead outreach and engagement efforts with the agricultural community for EPA. READ MORE

October 12, 2021

In Depth: Export Expectations

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyEarly in the pandemic, U.S. exports of ethanol and DDGS declined. While exports haven’t quite reached pre-pandemic levels, they're back up, and growing demand for low-carbon fuel and protein should support increased use of both products worldwide. READ MORE

October 11, 2021

USDA expects no actions under Feedstock Flexibility Program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe USDA’s Commodity Credit Corp. announced on Sept. 30 that it does not expect to purchase and sell sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program for crop year 2021, which runs from Oct. 1, 2021 through Sept. 30, 2022. READ MORE

October 11, 2021

Minnesota takes initial steps to develop new Clean Fuel Standard

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Oct. 7 directed state agencies to explore ways to reduce climate change impacts from transportation fuels. As part of that effort, state agencies will begin work to develop a new Clean Fuel Standard for Minnesota. READ MORE

October 11, 2021

Growth Energy petitions SCOTUS to review E15 ruling

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy on Oct. 4 filed a petition with SCOTUS asking the court to review a July 2 decision handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that vacated a 2019 rule issued by the U.S. EPA allowing year-round sales of E15. READ MORE

October 11, 2021

UNICA: Domestic ethanol sales down in early September

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released data showing domestic ethanol sales were down during the first half of September. The production and sale of anhydrous ethanol, however, continued to remain high. READ MORE

October 11, 2021

Report: Ethanol production in Argentina forecast up in 2021

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessEthanol production in Argentina continues to suffer from the negative market impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent report filed by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network. READ MORE