Feedstocks

June 26, 2020

Corn use for ethanol falls to 245 million bushels in April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for June, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol production fell to 245 million bushels in April, down significantly from both the previous month and April 2019. READ MORE

June 25, 2020

UNICA: Ethanol production, sales down in second half of May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced ethanol production was down significantly during the final half of May, while ethanol sales were down nearly 30 percent when compared to the same period of 2019. READ MORE

June 24, 2020

Biofuels, bioenergy to benefit from Growing Climate Solutions Act

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyTestimony offered during a June 24 hearing held by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry to consider the Growing Climate Solutions Act explains how the bill could benefit the biofuel and bioproducts industries. READ MORE

June 11, 2020

WASDE maintains 2020-’21 forecast for corn use in ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:FeedstocksThe USDA reduced its forecast for corn use in ethanol during the 2019-’20 crop year in its latest WASDE report, released June 11. The forecast for corn use in ethanol during the 2020-’21 crop year, however, was maintained. READ MORE

June 11, 2020

EPA urged to address treatment of biogenic emissions from crops

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe Biogenic CO2 Coalition sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on June 9 urging the agency to seek public comments on the regulatory treatment of biogenic CO2 from annual agriculture crops. READ MORE

June 10, 2020

BNDES launches credit program to aid Brazil’s ethanol producers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) on June 4 announced the launch of a credit program designed to help support the country’s ethanol industry, which is being negatively impacted by falling fuel demand resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

June 05, 2020

UNICA: Ethanol sales down more than 20%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced ethanol sales fell by more than 20 percent during the first half of May. Corn ethanol production, however, is up significantly when compared to 2019. READ MORE

June 04, 2020

Bill would help farmers, foresters participate in carbon markets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe Growing Climate Solutions Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate on June 4. The bill aims to break down barriers for farmers and foresters interested in participating in carbon markets so they can be rewarded for climate-smart practices. READ MORE

June 01, 2020

Iowa provide $100 million in COVID-19 relief to farmers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyIowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced on May 29 that the state will provide $100 million in COVID-19 relief for Iowa farmers. She also discussed the impact the pandemic is having on the state’s ethanol producers. READ MORE