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April 15, 2019

In Depth: FEW Technical Sessions Planner

BY Ethanol Producer Magazine Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyFROM THE MAY ISSUE: The 2019 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo offers concurrent panel discussions. This guide will help attendees plan which ones to take in. READ MORE

April 11, 2019

USGC seeks applications for Ethanol A-team members

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council recently announced it is soliciting applications for its seven Advisory Teams, known as A-teams, for the 2019-2021 term. This includes the organization’s Ethanol A-team. Applications are due April 26. READ MORE

April 10, 2019

EIA predicts increased ethanol blending this summer

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. EIA has released the April edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its March forecast for 2019 and 2020 ethanol production and predicting increased ethanol blending during the upcoming summer driving season. READ MORE

April 10, 2019

Gevo, Praj to commercialize renewable fuels in India

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Markets, BusinessGevo Inc. has signed a binding, definitive construction license agreement with Praj Industries Ltd. to commercialize the production of renewable isobutanol using sugary-based feedstocks. The two companies also signed an MOU on renewable hydrocarbons. READ MORE

April 09, 2019

USDA lowers forecast for corn use in ethanol in April WASDE

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe USDA has reduced its 2018-’19 forecast for corn use in ethanol by 50 million bushels, to 5.5 billion bushels, in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released April 9. READ MORE

April 09, 2019

USGC mission investigates DDGS potential in Ireland, UK

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council is preparing to help buyers and end-users in Ireland and the U.K. learn how dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) can help meet their feed demand needs while adjusting to market conditions and a new trade environment. READ MORE

April 08, 2019

Study: Non flex fuel vehicles benefit from ethanol blends

BY Urban Air Initiative Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerA newly published study finds that most vehicles on the road today can adapt to mid-level ethanol blends, helping cars run more efficiently while reducing greenhouse gas emissions along with other pollutants. READ MORE

April 05, 2019

UNICA: Corn ethanol production up in early March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently released data for the first half of March showing continued strong ethanol sales. Sugarcane milling during the period was down, while corn ethanol production was up. READ MORE

April 04, 2019

USGC celebrates DDGS expansion in Mexico with MOU signing

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, CoproductsThe U.S. Grains Council, the Missouri Corn Merchandising Council and the Regional Livestock Pork Producers Union of Sonora recently met in Mexico to sign an MOU celebrating a multi-year effort marking the import of more DDGS into the country. READ MORE

April 02, 2019

UK ethanol, biodiesel consumption up in 2018

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, BusinessThe U.K. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has released new energy data for 2018, reporting that ethanol consumption increased last year, while biodiesel consumption hit a new record high. READ MORE

April 02, 2019

OPINION: What’s behind the growing terminal availability of E15?

BY Mike O’Brien, Growth Energy vice president of market development Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerConsumer demand for E15—also known as Unleaded 88—has been driving E15 retail adoption for the past few years, and that in turn has caused an explosion of growth on the terminal front. More than 100 terminal offer E15 today, up from five in 2017. READ MORE

April 02, 2019

E15 expansion, consumer adoption driving terminal growth

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy announced that consumers have surpassed 8 billion miles on E15, known to consumers as Unleaded 88—a fuel blended with 15 percent renewable biofuel that is approved for all cars 2001 and newer. READ MORE

April 01, 2019

USDA: Ethanol exports reach 127.91 million gallons in January

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessData released by the UDSA’s Foreign Agricultural Service on March 27 shows the U.S. exported 127.91 million gallons of ethanol and 806,615 tons of distillers grains during the first month of 2019. READ MORE

April 01, 2019

RFA congratulates Western Plains Energy on 15th anniversary

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe Renewable Fuels Association has congratulated member company Western Plains Energy on its 15th anniversary. WPE was formed in July 2001, broke ground on its Kansas ethanol plant in the spring of 2003 and began operations in January 2004. READ MORE

March 29, 2019

Biofuel groups express support for E15, argue against RIN reform

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerOn March 29, the U.S. EPA held a public hearing in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on its proposed rule to allow year-round sales of E15 and enact RIN market reforms. Members of the biofuel industry were among those to offer testimony at the event. READ MORE

March 25, 2019

ACE returns to Monterrey for a more in-depth ethanol forum

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerAmerican Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty marked his second trip to Mexico this year with a return visit to Monterrey to speak at an ethanol technical information forum for Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers. READ MORE

March 22, 2019

Growth Energy urges DOT to expedite ethanol rail shipments

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerOn March 22, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor sent a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao urging the agency to help expedite rail delivery of biofuels amid historic flooding in the Midwest. READ MORE

March 22, 2019

UNICA: Ethanol sales, production of corn ethanol up

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released ethanol production and sales data for the second half of February, reporting sales of ethanol surpassed 5 billion liters (1.32 billion gallons) during the first two months of 2019. READ MORE

March 21, 2019

EIA: US ethanol stocks reach record high 24.412 million barrels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyData released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration March 20 indicates weekly U.S. ending stocks of fuel ethanol set a new record the week ending March 15, reaching 24.412 million barrels. READ MORE

March 21, 2019

Rex reports recent improvement in margins

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessOn March 21, Rex American Resources Inc. released fiscal fourth quarter 2018 financial results, reporting its ethanol operations are being impacted by a continuing low margin environment and flooding in the Midwest. READ MORE

March 20, 2019

USGC: Ethanol, DDGS exports up during 2018-‘19 marketing year

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyAnalysis recently released by the U.S. Grains Council shows U.S. exports of ethanol and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) were up significantly during the first four months of the 2018-’19 marketing year. READ MORE

March 20, 2019

IRFA: Study finds biofuels have crucial impact on Iowa’s economy

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyIRFA members climbed Iowa’s capitol hill on March 20 to meet with state legislators, armed with a newly-released study that declares biofuels are responsible for over 48,000 Iowa jobs and more than $2.5 billion in Iowa household income. READ MORE

March 20, 2019

Opinion: Deploying Plan B

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about an innovative approach to plant cleaning, industry reaction to a high-octane proposal, and a new education effort aimed at mechanics, and more. READ MORE

March 19, 2019

RFA issues letter in support of Washington Clean Fuels Standard

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyOn March 15, the RFA sent a letter to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and leaders of the Senate Energy, Environment and Technology Committee in support of recently introduced legislation that aims to establish a Clean Fuels Standard in the state. READ MORE

March 19, 2019

Opinion: Armed with the Facts

BY Geoff Cooper Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: RFA releases new studies, information at NEC. READ MORE

March 19, 2019

In Depth: Come Together

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: At NEC, a GM executive outlined some controversial advice for the ethanol industry. READ MORE

March 18, 2019

Aemetis: Ethanol production, revenues up in 2018

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. has released fourth quarter 2018 financial results, providing an update on the performance of its California-based corn ethanol plant and reporting progress with its biogas and cellulosic ethanol projects. READ MORE

March 18, 2019

USGC: Ethanol education is essential to winning Mexican market

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe key to making informed decisions is education, and that’s just what the U.S. Grains Council’s goal has been regarding increasing demand for U.S. fuel ethanol in Mexico. READ MORE

March 18, 2019

Opinion: A New Year for UNICA

BY Leticia Phillips Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, PolicyFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: UNICA welcomes new president and CEO. READ MORE

March 18, 2019

In Depth: Teachers of the Trade

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Markets, BusinessFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: An American Ethanol partnership facilitated an ethanol-focused presentation to future and current mechanics at one Universal Technical Institute campus. READ MORE