September 26, 2014

UNICA: Sugarcane mills continue to prioritize ethanol production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that Brazil's sugarcane mills are continuing to prioritize the production of ethanol over sugar. However, ethanol production is expected to be down 6.14 percent from last year. READ MORE

September 25, 2014

Coalition examines effective alternative fuel policies

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Markets, PolicyLocal policies to promote alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) are among the most effective, a recent study by the Clean Energy Coalition finds. The study compares the number of alternative fuel vehicles in each state to the types of policies. READ MORE

September 25, 2014

Opinion: With Consolidation Comes Strength

BY Mike Bryan Found In:Markets, BusinessConsolidation is making the ethanol industry stronger, writes Mike Bryan. Companies that do not consolidate can still survive or even thrive but they are more vulnerable to changes in the market and commodities price changes. READ MORE

September 24, 2014

GranBio begins cellulosic ethanol production in Brazil

BY GranBio Found In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, BusinessGranBio has initiated production at the first commercial-scale plant for second-generation ethanol in the Southern Hemisphere. The Bioflex 1, unit built in Sao Miguel dos Campos, Alagoas, has an initial production capacity of 82 MMly (21.66 MMgy). READ MORE

September 24, 2014

SD landowners propose new first generation ethanol plant

BY Holly JessenFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessWalt Wendland and Chris Schwarck are proposing to build a corn and milo ethanol plant in South Dakota. If the project becomes a reality it would join Dakota Spirit AgEnergy as the only corn ethanol plants in the U.S. to breakground since 2008. READ MORE

September 24, 2014

Clariant announces results of cellulosic E20 fleet test

BY Clariant Found In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyClariant, Haltermann and Mercedes-Benz have tested E20 in a fleet test since January. Initial results prove the high quality and excellent properties of sunliquid 20 fuel, a fuel blend made with 20 percent cellulosic ethanol produced by Clariant. READ MORE

September 23, 2014

Economists analyze impact of ethanol mandates on E10, E85 prices

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyEconomists with Iowa State University's Center for Agricultural and Rural Development have published a new paper that estimates increased ethanol mandates under the renewable fuels standard (RFS) would have little impact on E10 prices. READ MORE

September 22, 2014

Baltimore welcomes first E85 station

BY Maryland Grain Producers Association Found In:Markets, BusinessOffering the first E85 in Baltimore, Three Brothers/A1 Auto Repair and Protec Fuel recently joined forces to launch a new E85 station to give more choice for the hundreds of thousands of flex-fuel vehicle drivers traveling in Baltimore, Maryland. READ MORE

September 22, 2014

Opinion: It’s Not Me, It’s You

BY Ron Lamberty Found In:Markets, BusinessRather than creating programs to convince retailers to sell higher blends of ethanol, the industry should talk to fuel retailers and create programs that address what marketers really need, writes Ron Lamberty. READ MORE