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January 15, 2020

ePURE to EU: Don’t abandon existing biofuels

BY ePURE Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyAs the EU reframes important environment and energy legislation under the European Green Deal, it should not abandon clean, proven and cost-effective solutions such as sustainable renewable fuels and LPG. READ MORE

January 14, 2020

RenovaBio takes off

BY Gabriel Miranda, EcoEngineers Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyRenovaBio, Brazil’s new national biofuels policy, became official on Dec. 24. The program details a model for carbon emission reduction that improves the role of biofuels in Brazil’s energy matrix, according to EcoEngineers. READ MORE

January 14, 2020

USGC: Workshops educate Mexican gas station owners on ethanol

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerAs 2019 drew to a close, so did the second successful year of a workshop series the U.S. Grains Council has conducted with the Mexican Retailer Service Station Association to promote increased use of ethanol. READ MORE

January 13, 2020

Inslee urges Washington legislature to adopt Clean Fuel Standard

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyWashington Gov. Jay Inslee visited the Port of Seattle on Jan. 10 to call on the state legislature to adopt a Clean Fuel Standard during its 2020 legislative session. He was joined by Alaska Airlines, which has announced its support for the program. READ MORE

January 10, 2020

Nebraska Corn Board, Casey’s partner on higher ethanol blends

BY Nebraska Corn Board Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe Nebraska Corn Coard has provided grant funds through its blender pump incentive infrastructure program to help Casey's General Stores upgrade existing fuel pumps at 12 locations to offer Unleaded88, a 15 percent ethanol blend. READ MORE

January 09, 2020

USDA recruits participants for trade mission to North Africa

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA is recruiting interested U.S. exporters for its first 2020 trade mission, which will take place in Casablanca, Morocco, on March 16-19. The mission will focus on boosting U.S. agricultural exports to all of North Africa. READ MORE

January 08, 2020

Iran crisis drives oil price increase, ethanol delivers relief

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerTensions in the Middle East have inflamed global oil markets, sending Brent crude oil futures over $70 per barrel and pushing U.S. gasoline futures to a nine-month high. Ethanol, however, can help mitigate price increases at the pump. READ MORE

January 02, 2020

OPINION: 2019 brought some good ethanol news for retailers

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development at the Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerAs we enter this new decade of the 2020s, the future looks incredibly bright for higher blends of ethanol. RFA's Cassie Mullen highlights several experiences in 2019 that will no doubt lead to continued expansion in the new year. READ MORE

December 30, 2019

Report discusses Japan’s ethanol demand, use

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides insight into Japan’s fuel market and shows potential for increased imports of U.S. ethanol. READ MORE

December 23, 2019

New York producer expresses optimism for E15

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerTimothy Winters, president and CEO of Western New York Energy, said New York’s approval of E15 is an important step for the state’s ethanol industry. WNYE is working with the RFA and Growth Energy to educate consumers and retailers on E15. READ MORE

December 23, 2019

USGC: Event helps solidify DDGS potential in Latin America

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, CoproductsU.S. Grains Council organized a November conference in Mexico City to bring together successful Mexican dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) end-users with potential buyers from seven other Latin American markets. READ MORE

December 20, 2019

House passes USMCA trade agreement

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. House of Representatives passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement on Dec. 19 by a vote of 385 to 41. The trade pact, which was signed by the three countries in November 2018 to replace NAFTA, is expected to benefit ethanol producers. READ MORE

December 19, 2019

EPA finalizes 2020 RVOs, SRE rule; disappoints biofuels industry

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerA final rule released by the EPA on Dec. 19 includes a slight boost in the 2020 RFS cellulosic biofuel RVO. The rule also maintains EPA’s much criticized proposed plan to account for future SREs—a move slammed by members of the biofuels industry. READ MORE

December 19, 2019

Opinion: 2020 Tasks

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about collaboration with the petroleum industry, an ethanol margins and the 2019 growing season and harvest, 2020's executive outlook, and more. READ MORE

December 18, 2019

In Depth: Marginal Improvement

BY Matt Thompson Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: Margins at some plants have begun to rise, but they’re still tight, and factors like crop condition and harvest progress will have an impact. READ MORE

December 18, 2019

Opinion: Fueling America’s Future

BY Dan Sanders Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: Sanders, Growth Energy's new chairman, calls for continued E15 adoption and expansion. READ MORE

December 17, 2019

In Depth: Economics, Expectations and Exports

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: Ethanol Producer Magazine talked to three experts about the past year, and what they see moving into 2020. READ MORE

December 17, 2019

Opinion: In Europe, the Blend is the Trend

BY Emmanuel Desplechin Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: Study shows that E10 can be successful in Europe in the near-term, while E20 can be Europe's fuel in the future. READ MORE

December 16, 2019

Opinion: Good Riddance, 2019

BY Brian Jennings Found In:Markets, PolicyFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: 2019 was a challenge for ethanol, but 2020 offers opportunities for progress and improvement. READ MORE

December 12, 2019

EIA maintains 2020 ethanol production forecast

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration lowered its forecast for 2019 ethanol production, but maintained its forecast for 2020 ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, published Dec. 11. READ MORE

December 12, 2019

European ethanol is ready to drive the EU Green Deal

BY ePURE Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe EU’s new “Green Deal” demands a greater role for sustainable, low-carbon liquid fuels such as renewable European ethanol in order to meet ambitious new decarbonization and air quality goals, according to ePURE. READ MORE

December 11, 2019

USDA: US ethanol exports reach 113 million gallons in October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA Foreign Agricultural Service released October export data on Dec. 5, reporting the U.S. exported approximately 112.82 million gallons of ethanol and 759,979 tons of distillers grains during the month. READ MORE

December 10, 2019

Deal reached on USMCA, House and Senate votes expected soon

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyU.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Dec. 10 announced a deal regarding the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The House and the Senate much each vote to approve the deal before it takes effect. READ MORE

December 09, 2019

USDA to undertake seven trade missions in 2020

BY USDA Foreign Agriculture Service Found In:Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Department of Agriculture announced seven trade missions in 2020 meant to promote U.S. agricultural goods to overseas markets. Four of the destinations will be first-time visits for the organization. READ MORE

December 06, 2019

UNICA: Brazilian corn ethanol production up significantly

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that nearly three-fourths of the sugarcane processed during the first half of November went to ethanol production. The group also said corn ethanol production is up significantly. READ MORE

December 05, 2019

RFA stresses ethanol benefits at UN Climate Change Conference

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyLow-carbon ethanol is an economical and proven solution for fighting global climate change, the Renewable Fuels Association told world leaders in Madrid at the U.N. Climate Change Conference, also known as COP25. READ MORE

December 05, 2019

OPINION: E15 marketplace update

BY Mike O’Brien, vice president of market development at Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerE15 reached new hights in 2019. New York, the nation's fourth largest fuel market, issued a rule allowing E15 in November, American drivers topped 11 billion miles on E15 in October, and summer E15 sales were up 46 percent. READ MORE

December 05, 2019

OPINION: All I want for Christmas is truth

BY Ron Lamberty, senior vice president, American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerAlthough misinformation pushed by oil interests claims retailers have to buy new tanks, lines, dispensers and other components if they want to sell E15, ample evidence proves that most retailers can offer E15 with little or no equipment upgrades. READ MORE

December 04, 2019

Japan approves US-Japan Trade Agreement

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyU.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer issued a statement Dec. 4 confirming Japan’s Diet, its bicameral legislature, has approved the recently signed U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement, which includes a staged tariff reduction for ethanol. READ MORE

December 03, 2019

Bunge, BP launch BP Bunge Bioenergy joint venture in Brazil

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessBunge Ltd. and BP plc announced Dec. 2 they have completed the formation of BP Bunge Bioenergia, a 50:50 joint venture that combines the two companies’ Brazilian bioenergy and sugarcane ethanol businesses. READ MORE