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February 26, 2021

UK adopts E10 as standard gasoline blend

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.K. Department for Transport on Feb. 25 announced that the country will adopt E10 as its standard gasoline blend by September. The move will allow idle ethanol production capacity in the U.K. to be brought back online. READ MORE

February 26, 2021

OPINION: E15 expansion stays on track despite pandemic

BY Mike O’Brien, vice president of market development at Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerDespite the COVID-19 pandemic, E15 availability continued to increase last year. The U.S. saw a 10 percent of retail sites offering E15 in 2020, and the fuel is now offered at more than 2,300 stations in 30 states. READ MORE

February 24, 2021

EIA: Ethanol production down 28%, stocks down 7%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessU.S. ethanol production fell 28 percent to 658,000 barrels per day the week ending Feb. 19, reaching its lowest level since May 8, 2020, according to data released by the EIA on Feb. 24. The drop reflects issues related to the recent polar vortex. READ MORE

February 23, 2021

Ethanol industry applauds Senate confirmation of Vilsack

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerTom Vilsack is once again leading the USDA. The Senate on Feb. 23 voted 92 to seven to confirm him as secretary of agriculture. Vilsack, a former two-term governor of Iowa, served as ag secretary during all eight years of the Obama administration. READ MORE

February 23, 2021

USGC: Global Ethanol Summit leaders to ethanol exports

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyUsing ATP program funds, the U.S. Grains Council sponsored participation at the Global Ethanol Summit of ethanol buyers from nearly two dozen Middle Eastern, European and African countries, who subsequently purchased $245 million in U.S. ethanol. READ MORE

February 22, 2021

USDA predicts 0.5% growth in corn use for ethanol through 2030

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, Policy, RetailerThe USDA predicts that corn use for ethanol will remain relatively flat, increasing by 0.5 percent over the next decade, according to data released by the agency in February as part of its long-term agricultural projections through 2030. READ MORE

February 22, 2021

USGC: North African technical workshop promotes ethanol blending

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, BusinessThe USGC conducted a virtual ethanol workshop in January to show stakeholders from Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco ethanol-blended fuel’s substantial benefits in emissions reduction, environmental impacts and improving health outcomes. READ MORE

February 19, 2021

UNICA: Domestic ethanol sales up 2% in second half of January

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that domestic ethanol sales by mills in the south-central region of the country were up nearly 2 percent during the second half of January. READ MORE

February 18, 2021

Large-scale CCS project will sequester CO2 from ethanol plants

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessSummit Agricultural Group and Green Plains Inc. on Feb. 18 announced the launch of a large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in the Midwest that will lower the carbon footprint of biorefineries and other carbon dioxide emissions sources. READ MORE