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May 17, 2017

Brandstad signs bill that includes biofuel infrastructure funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyOn May 12, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed legislation that provides $3 million of funding for the state’s Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Fund. The legislation is known as the Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Bill, or HF 643. READ MORE

May 17, 2017

In Depth: Ethanol Producers Must Engage in Upcoming Farm Bill Debate

BY John Duff Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, PolicyA drastically changed farm economy means the next bill will likely be very different than past ones. The National Sorghum Producers share things to know as the debate begins in this contribution in the June print edition of EPM. READ MORE

May 16, 2017

Biofuel groups ask EPA to ease regulatory burdens

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicySeveral biofuel trade groups have filed comments with the U.S. EPA asking for changes to regulations that are hindering the growth of U.S. ethanol production and use. READ MORE

May 16, 2017

Brazil announces new requirements for ethanol importers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyBrazil is taking action to protect domestic producers of ethanol. A notice in Brazil’s official gazette states biofuels importers must comply with the same capacity and inventory requirements that currently apply to domestic biofuel producers. READ MORE

May 15, 2017

OMB reviews 2018 RFS rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn May 11, the U.S. EPA delivered its proposed rule for the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standards to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB review marks a final step before the proposal is released for public comment. READ MORE

May 15, 2017

Growth Energy: Poll shows no boater confusion at the pump

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyCK Motorsports and Growth Energy released a new survey, which found that an overwhelming majority of American boaters are confident when selecting fuels. The poll showed that 94 percent of boaters find it easy to pick the right fuel. READ MORE

May 12, 2017

Aemetis discusses current operations, future projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. has released first quarter financial results, reporting increased ethanol revenues but reduced gross margins. In addition, the company reported its biodiesel business in India is growing. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

Perdue unveils plan to reorganize USDA

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn May 11, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue released a plan to reorganize the USDA that creates an undersecretary for trade and agricultural affairs and eliminates the undersecretary for rural development. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

EIA increases 2017 ethanol production outlook

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the May edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting ethanol production will average 1.03 million barrels per day this year, up from 1 million barrels per day last year. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

IRFA, Iowa Corn congratulate Casey’s on first E15, E85 station

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessCasey’s General Store has long been as much a staple of rural Iowa as rows of corn. Now those two staples have converged with the opening of Casey’s first Iowa station offering E15 and E85. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

BETO launches Bioenergy Career Map

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office and Argonne National Laboratory have developed an Bioenergy Career Map, an educational tool that helps users discover traditional and nontraditional career opportunities in the bioenergy industry. READ MORE

May 10, 2017

Pacific Ethanol reports increased sales, improving margins

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyPacific Ethanol Inc. has released first quarter financial results, reporting increased net sales and improved margins. Financial performance, however, was impacted by falling ethanol prices. Conditions are expected to improve in the second quarter. READ MORE

May 10, 2017

USDA forecasts 2nd largest corn crop, higher ethanol use

BY USDA Found In:MarketsThe monthly supply/demand report forecasts a 14.1 billion bushel crop, based on 170.7 bushels per acre. Projections for corn use for ethanol production increase by 50 million bushels. READ MORE

May 09, 2017

RFA launches ad campaign on ethanol and boating

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyWith the unofficial start of boating season beginning in a few weeks, the Renewable Fuels Association is launching an ad campaign May 9 to correct misinformation regarding ethanol usage in marine engines. READ MORE

May 09, 2017

More than 1 million gallons of E15 sold in Minnesota in March

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFor the first time ever, monthly E15 sales in Minnesota exceeded 1 million gallons. According to data from the Minnesota Department of Commerce, E15 sales in March totaled 1.03 million gallons, more than double the amount sold in March 2016. READ MORE

May 05, 2017

DDGS movement shifts from containers to barge, rail

BY Sean Broderick, CHS Found In:MarketsCommodity report: DDGS market movements shift patterns in response to low prices. New export markets pick up the Asian slack. Domestic DDGS moving to new poultry and hog feeders. READ MORE

May 04, 2017

US natural gas to enter global market as exports expand

BY Andy Huenefeld, Kinect Energy Group Found In:MarketsCommodity report: LNG export capacity is ramping up significantly. With a big percentage tied to long-term contracts, a major sea-change in the U.S. natural gas market approaches. READ MORE

May 03, 2017

Propel launches California octane tour

BY Propel Fuels Found In:Markets, BusinessCalifornia drivers will be able to fuel up for $1.05 as Propel Fuels launches its 105 Octane Tour. appealing to high-performance car drivers, the tour showcases the power of Flex Fuel E85 while reducing emissions and air pollution. READ MORE

May 03, 2017

Corn markets quiet in April; concerns rise regarding NAFTA talk

BY Jason Sagebiel, Intl FCStone Found In:MarketsCommodity report: Though April was quiet, corn prices eroded as managed money began selling the market on concerns about the big U.S. carryout and growing global supplies. READ MORE

May 02, 2017

ADM reports strong Q1, expects good ethanol margins for Q2, Q3

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Markets, BusinessADM CEO Luciano addresses ethanol outlook, NAFTA talk impacts and more in the first quarter earnings call with investors. READ MORE

May 02, 2017

Despite upcoming seasonal demand support, prices turn lower

BY Rick Kment, Telvent DTN Found In:MarketsCommodity report: Aggressive pressure develops in ethanol and RBOB gasoline futures trade, stalling the expected support as the summer driving season approaches. READ MORE

April 27, 2017

Opinion: Selling Points

BY Tom BryanFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyEthanol Producer Magazine editor in chief reviews the content available in the May print edition of the magazine, as well as appearing online at EthanolProducer.com. READ MORE

April 26, 2017

Casey's General Store to offer E15 and E85 at 17 stores

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, BusinessThe Illinois Corn Marketing Board, Iowa Corn Promotion Board and Kansas Corn Commission along with Growth Energy are assisting Casey’s with their new program that will offer E15 and E85 at 17 sites in Illinois, Iowa and Kansas. READ MORE

April 26, 2017

In Depth: Pushing DDGS

BY Susanne Retka Schill Found In:Markets, CoproductsPrices may be low, but the cure is kicking in and markets are expanding worldwide for the ethanol industry's most important coproduct, distillers grains. This article appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

April 26, 2017

Opinion: RVP Parity a Win, Win for Consumers

BY Bob Dinneen Found In:Markets, PolicyRFA's CEO and president addresses the need for changes in Reid vapor pressure regulations, either by EPA action or through a legislative fix. This article appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

April 25, 2017

Ethanol, corn groups urge Perdue to protect farmers, biofuels

BY EPM Staff Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe former governor of Georgia was confirmed Monday by the U.S. Senate to be Secretary of Agriculture. With his expected swearing in today, Perdue takes the helm of a 100,000-person agency responsible for massive federal food and farm programs. READ MORE

April 25, 2017

Opinion: High Octane Fuel: An Opportunity for Ethanol

BY Emily Skor Found In:Markets, PolicyGrowth Energy's CEO explains the importance of the recent ASTM standard for 100 RON test fuel in helping the ethanol industry achieve its goal of expanding the availability of higher-octane fuels. This article appears in the May print issue. READ MORE

April 24, 2017

In Depth: Ethanol’s Opportunity in the Chemical Market

BY Luke Geiver Found In:Markets, BusinessA Nebraska-focused tech startup and a Latin American chemical supplier highlight two options for using ethanol as the building block for intermediate chemicals. The story appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

April 21, 2017

In Depth: Intersecting Trends of Oil and Ethanol

BY Patrick C. Miller Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyOil industry consultants discuss the impact of shale oil production growth and other trends on the ethanol industry. This article appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

April 20, 2017

Iowa legislature renews blender pump funding

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe state's lawmakers have voted to secure another year of funding for a blender pump program that has successfully led to millions of dollars’ worth of investment in new pumps and equipment for higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel. READ MORE