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February 01, 2019

American drivers top 7 billion miles on E15

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerDrivers in the U.S. have reached another milestone: they’ve logged over 7 billion miles on E15. Mike O’Brien, Growth Energy’s vice president of market development, said the milestone proves E15 is a blend that consumers purchase time and time again. READ MORE

January 31, 2019

RFA asks EPA to use RFS ‘reset’ rule to reallocate waived RVOs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Renewable Fuels Association is calling on the U.S. EPA to use its upcoming RFS “reset” rule to reallocate renewable volume obligations (RVOs) impacted by recent small refinery exemptions, a 2016 lawsuit, and a recent bankruptcy settlement. READ MORE

January 30, 2019

Growth Energy, USGC submit comments on Ontario’s E15 goal

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy and the U.S. Grains Council recently submitted joint comments to the Canadian Province of Ontario supporting the expansion of biofuels blending in the Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan, which calls for the adoption of E15 by 2025. READ MORE

January 29, 2019

ACE asks senators to confirm Wheeler’s E15, RFS intentions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Policy, RetailerACE is urging members of the U.S. Senate to secure evidence on Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s intentions regarding E15 and the RFS's small refinery hardship exemptions before casting their confirmation votes. READ MORE

January 29, 2019

Iowa recognizes Casey’s, Quick Oil with biofuel marketing awards

BY FUELIowa Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerIn Iowa, two companies were recently recognized with biofuel marketing awards. Casey's General Stores received the 2019 Ethanol Marketing Award, while Quick Oil Co. was awarded the 2019 Biodiesel Marketing Award. READ MORE

January 28, 2019

UNICA: Sales of ethanol up during first half of January

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced mills in the country’s south-central region sold 1.26 billion liters (332.86 million gallons) of ethanol during the first half of January, up 21 percent from the same period of 2018. READ MORE

January 28, 2019

RFA, NCGA co-title sponsor 2019 Crappie Masters Tournament Trail

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe 2019 season of the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail begins later this week, with the Renewable Fuels Association and the National Corn Growers Association signed on as co-title sponsors for the third consecutive year. READ MORE

January 25, 2019

Growth Energy: Report underscores need for higher ethanol blends

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFederal forecasts in the U.S. EIA's newly released Annual Energy Outlook 2019 (AEO2019) underscore the importance of delivering cleaner, lower cost options to the fuel pump, said Chris Bliley, vice president of regulatory affairs at Growth Energy. READ MORE

January 23, 2019

In Depth: On Tap

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Retailers preparing for year-round E15 have options for pumps, financing and marketing. READ MORE

January 23, 2019

Opinion: See You in the Sunshine

BY Lisa Gibson Found In:Operations, Markets, Policy, RetailerFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, options available to retailers who want to add E15, a look at loadout area safety improvements, and more. READ MORE

January 23, 2019

Opinion: Powered with Renewed Energy

BY Geoff Cooper Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: The RFA looks forward to facing challenges and seizing opportunities at this year's NEC. READ MORE

January 22, 2019

Opinion: Octane on ‘Sesame Street’

BY Doug Durante Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Striving for higher-octane fuels shouldn't mean saying goodbye to the RFS. READ MORE

January 21, 2019

RFA asks EPA to separate E15 provisions, RIN reform in rulemaking

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerWith the government shutdown threatening to further delay approval of year-round sales of E15, the RFA is urging the U.S. EPA to focus strictly on year-round E15 provisions in its forthcoming proposed rule and address RIN reform measures separately. READ MORE

January 21, 2019

USGC expands its ethanol offerings at Grains.org

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerNew information about global market development efforts for U.S. ethanol and the benefits of the biofuel to global customers is now available online at www.grains.org, according to the U.S. Grains Council. READ MORE

January 21, 2019

In Depth: Burgeoning Biomethane

BY Matt Thompson Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Verbio has plans to further strengthen the already-expanding renewable natural gas market in the U.S., having purchased DuPont’s cellulosic ethanol plant. READ MORE

January 15, 2019

EIA: Ethanol production to remain relatively flat in 2019, 2020

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the January edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its December forecast for 2019 ethanol production levels and offering its first short-term forecast for 2020 production. READ MORE

January 15, 2019

RFA launches E15 awareness campaign

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerWith less than five months before the start of the summer driving season, the RFA has launched an awareness campaign to educate consumers and policymakers about the benefits of E15 in anticipation of the blend being available year-round. READ MORE

January 14, 2019

CropEnergies reports reduced revenues, earnings for Q3

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, BusinessEuropean ethanol producer CropEnergies AG recently released financial results for the first nine months of its fiscal year, reporting reduced revenues and earnings when compared to the same period of the previous fiscal year. READ MORE

January 11, 2019

USGC: Peru poultry producer resumes purchases of US DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessA decade since its last purchase of U.S. DDGS, the largest poultry producer in Peru imported U.S. DDGS again following direct engagement by U.S. Grains Council staff in the Western Hemisphere. READ MORE

January 08, 2019

USGC: Potential for growing ethanol markets in Nigeria, Ghana

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council recently conducted a market assessment mission to Nigeria and Ghana gauging the potential for U.S. ethanol exports to these countries. READ MORE

January 08, 2019

Global Bioenergies welcomes increased biofuel mandates in France

BY Global Bioenergies Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyGlobal Bioenergies welcomes the French deputies' vote for the country's 2019 finance bill, which stipulates an increase in the minimum amount of biofuels to be incorporated into motor vehicle fuel. The minimum will reach 8.2 percent in 2020. READ MORE

January 07, 2019

Ethanol industry confident in E15 timeline despite shutdown

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe partial government shutdown has now entered its third week. Although much of the U.S. EPA’s staff has been furloughed, many in the ethanol industry are hopeful the agency will be able to complete its E15 rulemaking by the June 1 deadline. READ MORE

January 07, 2019

USGC supports Bolivia’s plan to establish E10 mandate

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe USGC is supporting Bolivia with technical expertise to promote a consistent biofuel policy with a role of trade that will both increase local gross domestic product and become a potential export opportunity for the U.S. ethanol market. READ MORE

January 04, 2019

Marathon reportedly considers offering E15

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, RetailerLate last year, it was reported that Marathon Petroleum Corp. was considering selling E15 at some of its retail locations. While the company has failed to confirm that news, those in the ethanol industry say the reports—if true—could be a good sign. READ MORE

January 04, 2019

UNICA: Increased production, sales of ethanol continue

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that a significant number of sugarcane processing mills have closed for the season. Increased sales and production of ethanol, however, continued in early December. READ MORE

January 03, 2019

UK consumption of ethanol, biodiesel up during Q3

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, BusinessThe U.K. government recently released new quarterly energy statistics showing that the consumption of biofuels, including both ethanol and biodiesel, increased significantly during the third quarter of 2018. READ MORE

January 02, 2019

Bosselman Enterprises introduces Boss Fuel brand

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, RetailerBosselman Enterprises has launched Boss Fuel, its own brand of gasoline, which is available at some of its Pump & Pantry locations in Nebraska. To date, the rebranding effort has been launched at 21 of the company's 45 Pump & Pantry stores. READ MORE

December 31, 2018

USGC supports the adoption of E10 mandate in Ontario

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyIn December 2017, Ontario announced it would consider doubling the current 5 percent ethanol mandate to a 10 percent ethanol mandate to meet its Climate Action Plan Goals of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. READ MORE

December 27, 2018

Opinion: Recognizing Today’s Reality to Shape a Better Tomorrow

BY Brian Jennings Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: Increasing demand for ethanol, RFS reset and promoting exports among ACE's 2019 priorities. READ MORE

December 26, 2018

Opinion: Europe’s Next Biofuels Move

BY Emmanuel Desplechin Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: Promoting European ethanol key to Europe's long-term environmental goals. READ MORE