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June 05, 2019

German ethanol production down in 2018, consumption up

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, BusinessThe German Bioethanol Industry Association (Bundesverband der deutschen Bioethanolwirtschaft – BDBe) has reported ethanol production within the country fell last year. Sales of the fuel, however, were up. READ MORE

May 31, 2019

EPA finalizes E15 rule, steps back approach to RIN market reform

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe EPA released its final E15/RIN market reform rule May 31. The rule extends the RVP waiver to E15. It also includes reforms to the RIN market compliance system, although those changes are less severe than those originally proposed by the agency. READ MORE

May 31, 2019

Nebraska passes renewable fuels infrastructure bill

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerNebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts recently signed a bill creating a renewable infrastructure grant program. The bill creates a grant program to provide financial assistance to retailers who undertake projects to dispense and store E15 or higher blends. READ MORE

May 31, 2019

USGC: DDGS events aim to expand inclusion rates in South Korea

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe USGC is helping U.S. DDGS suppliers capture more market demand in South Korea through two events held in May that provided updated technical information to formulators, research and development staff and feed industry buyers. READ MORE

May 30, 2019

UNICA: Ethanol sales stay strong in early May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced sugarcane processing and ethanol production were both down during the first half of May. Sales of ethanol, however, remained strong. READ MORE

May 29, 2019

USGC: Ethanol represents fasting growing US agricultural export

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, BusinessA recent analysis by the U.S. Grains Council shows non-beverage ethanol has been the fastest growing U.S. agricultural export over the past decade by a significant margin, growing 13 percent year-over-year over the past 10 years. READ MORE

May 28, 2019

RFA holding third annual ‘Ethanol Days of Summer’ contest

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe RFA is sponsoring the "Ethanol Days of Summer" contest for the third consecutive year. The contest encourages consumers to submit pump prices for ethanol fuels to E85prices.com to be entered in a daily drawing for a $50 fuel gift card. READ MORE

May 23, 2019

ACE revisits Tijuana to discuss ethanol with fuel retailers

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerAmerican Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty recently returned to Tijuana,Mexico, to discuss ethanol with fuel retailers. The trip marks his 11th ethanol marketing workshop in Mexico over the past year and a half. READ MORE

May 21, 2019

Ricketts pumps E15, proclaims May as Renewable Fuels Month

BY Office of Gov. Pete Ricketts Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerOn May 17, Gov. Pete Ricketts proclaimed May as Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska during a ceremony a local fuel station. Following the official proclamation, the governor stepped up to the pump to fill customers’ tanks with E15. READ MORE

May 21, 2019

CARB: Cleaner fuels offset 3 billion gallons of diesel under LCFS

BY California Air Resources Board Found In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyNew 2018 data from the California Air Resources Board indicates that, to date, the state's LCFS has replaced 3.3 billion gallons of diesel with cleaner fuels. The data also shows fuel producers are in 100 percent compliance with the LCFS. READ MORE

May 17, 2019

In Depth: All For One

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: The American Coalition for Ethanol’s annual Washington, D.C., fly-in attracts participants from all sectors affected by ethanol to spend an afternoon lobbying for the industry. READ MORE

May 17, 2019

CropEnergies: 2018-’19 results impacted by low ethanol prices

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessCropEnergies AG has released financial results for its 2018-’19 financial year, reporting earnings were impacted by low ethanol prices and high input costs. Moving forward, the company expects prices to remain volatile, but improve slightly. READ MORE

May 17, 2019

USGC demonstrates ethanol’s cost savings in Indonesia

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyEthanol could generate significant cost savings while boosting octane in fuel supplies in Indonesia. That’s the message the USGC and its partners are conveying to Indonesian importers and government agencies to promote increased ethanol use. READ MORE

May 17, 2019

Opinion: The Facts Behind Gas Price Increases

BY Geoff Cooper Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: The facts show that this spring's increase in gas prices wasn't due to ethanol. READ MORE

May 16, 2019

USGC, USDA promote fuel ethanol In South Korea

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe USGC is encouraging ethanol use in the South Korean transport sector, working with the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service to provide information on the environmental, human health and economic benefits of blending ethanol into fuel supplies. READ MORE

May 16, 2019

Opinion: Market Access Key to Building Demand

BY Brian Healy Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Driving global ethanol demand by strengthening nations' fuel policies critical in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. READ MORE

May 15, 2019

EU repeals anti-dumping duties on US ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe European Commission issued a decision May 14 announcing it will repeal anti-dumping duties on European Union imports of U.S. ethanol. The anti-dumping duties have been in place since early 2013. READ MORE

May 15, 2019

USGC promotes DDGS, ethanol during USDA ATM to Taiwan

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyUSGC members and staff participated in a recent trade mission to engage targeted Taiwan customers, connect them with U.S. suppliers to capture additional demand for products like U.S. DDGS and encourage increased ethanol use. READ MORE

May 15, 2019

Opinion: Ethanol: Let’s Ride the Wave

BY Dave VanderGriend Found In:Markets, PolicyFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Making ethanol part of the "green wave" by debunking environmental misinformation. READ MORE

May 14, 2019

Petition urging automakers to make more FFVs seeks signatures

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerA grassroots effort is underway to help convince automakers to continue to produce FFVs. To date, nearly 750 people have signed an online petition. Organizers of the effort are hoping to grow that number to at least 10,000. READ MORE

May 14, 2019

In Depth: Running on Refuse

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Enerkem is producing methanol and ethanol at its Edmonton, Alberta, plant, which has the potential to divert up to 24 percent of the city’s landfill waste. The company has partners for another project in the Netherlands READ MORE

May 13, 2019

In Depth: Feedstock Flexibility

BY Matt Thompson Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Beyond Enerkem, a few companies around the world are looking to feedstocks outside of corn to produce cellulosic ethanol. READ MORE

May 10, 2019

USDA: March ethanol, DDGS exports up from prior month

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, BusinessThe USDA Foreign Agriculture Service released updated export data on May 9 reporting that the U.S. exported approximately 140 million gallons of ethanol in March, along with 956,828 tons of distillers grains. READ MORE

May 10, 2019

In Depth: Opportunities in High-Protein Feed

BY Mallorie F. Wilken Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: The market is growing and ethanol can play an important role, providing diversified revenue streams. READ MORE

May 09, 2019

EIA reduces 2019, 2020 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe EIA released the latest edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook May 7 reducing its forecasts for 2019 and 2020 ethanol production. The agency now predicts ethanol production will average 1.03 million barrels per day in 2019. READ MORE

May 09, 2019

In Depth: The Case for a Credit

BY Steffen Mueller and Sam Rushing Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Ethanol plants contribute up to 40 percent of merchant carbon dioxide, reducing emissions from fermentation while providing a crucial product. READ MORE

May 08, 2019

UNICA: Data shows record setting 2018-’19 season for ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently released data confirming the country set new records for ethanol production, consumption and sales in 2018-’19. UNICA also released data on the first two weeks of the new harvest season. READ MORE

May 07, 2019

Representatives urge EPA to stop issuing SREs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyA bipartisan group of 35 representatives, led by Reps. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, and Adrian Smith, R-Neb., sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler May 7 urging the agency to stop issuing SREs to large or unqualified refiners. READ MORE

May 07, 2019

The Andersons: Profitable Q1 for ethanol, Element startup in Q3

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessPat Bowe, president and CEO of The Andersons, has announced a profitable first quarter 2019 for the company's ethanol group and confirmed its Element ethanol plant in Kansas is expected to be operational by the end of the year. READ MORE

May 06, 2019

Maine governor vetoes bill limiting ethanol blending

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyMaine Gov. Janet Mills vetoed legislation on May 2 that aimed to prohibit the sale of fuel blends containing more than 10 percent ethanol. The bill targeted the potential sale of E15, which is not yet available for retail purchase within the state. READ MORE