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April 03, 2020

ePURE, EBB concerned COVID-19 will impact blending obligations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicySeveral European biofuel trade groups on March 24 sent a letter to the European Commission offiical leading the European Green Deal expressing concern EU member states may reduce blending obligations during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

April 02, 2020

USDA: Ethanol exports reach 194.16 million gallons in February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. exported 194.16 million gallons of ethanol and 852,904 tons of distillers grains in February, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on April 2. Exports of both products were up when compared to February 2019. READ MORE

April 01, 2020

USDA solicits input related to its Agricultural Innovation Agenda

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe USDA on April 1 published a notice seeking comments on the most important agricultural innovation opportunities to be addressed in the near and long term. The comments will inform efforts related to the agency’s Agricultural Innovaton Agenda. READ MORE

April 01, 2020

More ethanol plants help produce hand sanitizers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyTwo federal agencies relaxed regulations in March to allow producers of fuel ethanol help produce hand sanitizer to combat the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Several ethanol producers are already taking action help produce the much-needed product. READ MORE

March 31, 2020

Same-store gasoline sales start to show impact of COVID-19

BY OPIS Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerU.S. gas station operators are bracing for the impact of COVID-19 on fuel sales, as same-store gasoline sales were down 2.4 percent nationwide for the week ending March 14, when compared to the same week last year, according to OPIS Demand Report. READ MORE

March 30, 2020

COVID-19 reduces demand for fuel, ethanol plants cut production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessEconomists at the University of Illinois on March 26 published an analysis illustrating how COVID-19 is reducing demand for transportation fuels, including ethanol. Meanwhile, several plants have announced they will idle or reduce production. READ MORE

March 26, 2020

Opinion: From the 3 E's to the 3 C's

BY Geoff Cooper Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: Touting ethanol as a source of clean octane, it's ability to reduce carbon, and allowing consumer choice in the marketplace. READ MORE

March 25, 2020

USGC issues letter to export customers on COVID-19

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. Grains Council on March 23 published a letter to its global customers that provides answers to questions related to the continued operations of U.S. grain production and export facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

March 25, 2020

Opinion: The Case for 95 RON Now

BY Dave VanderGriend Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: A case for moving beyond the RFS to a 95 RON minimum octane standard. READ MORE