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June 12, 2018

Skor to FEW: Battles ahead are tough, but we can win

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyGrowth Energy CEO Emily Skor delivered the keynote address at the 2018 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in Omaha, telling attendees that no other industry can hold a candle to the pace of growth of the ethanol industry. READ MORE

June 12, 2018

FEW recognizes Moore, Walker for contributions to fuel ethanol

BY Tim Albrecht and Erin Voegele Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyKristin Moore and Graeme Walker were recognized June 12 for their contributions to ethanol industry during the 2018 Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo in Omaha. Moore was presented with the High-Octane Award and Walker received the Award of Excellence. READ MORE

June 08, 2018

Senate’s 2018 Farm Bill reauthorizes Energy Title programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry released its version of the 2018 Farm Bill on June 8. The bill reauthorizes Energy Title programs, but provides insufficient funding to ensure their success, according to the AgEC. READ MORE

June 05, 2018

Bill aims to increase E15 labeling requirements

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyIn mid-May, Reps. Austin Scott, R-Ga., and Lois Frankel, D-Fla., introduced legislation that aims to introduce more stringent labeling requirements for E15. The bill was introduced May 16 and referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. READ MORE

June 04, 2018

Ag committee members advocate for Farm Bill energy title programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn June 4, a group of eight members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry sent a letter to committee chair Sen. Pat Roberts and ranking member Sen. Debbie Stabenow expressing support for the Farm Bill energy title programs. READ MORE

June 04, 2018

Growth Energy announces Rutter’s as newest E15 retailer

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, BusinessGrowth Energy and Pennsylvania-based Rutter’s announced June 4 that the convenience store chain will begin selling E15—a fuel with 15 percent biofuel—at seven of its locations in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. READ MORE

June 01, 2018

RFA: Poll shows consumers agree that E15 barrier is ‘ridiculous’

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyStarting June 1, gas stations across much of the nation will be forced to cease sales of E15, a fuel blend that is cleaner and cheaper than regular E10 gasoline. The summertime ban on E15 comes at a time gas prices are reaching a four-year high. READ MORE

June 01, 2018

ACE: Despite Trump’s repeated pledge, E15 barrier still in place

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyDespite repeated public endorsements from the White House to allow the sale of E15 unleaded gasoline year-round, EPA has taken no action to lift the outdated regulatory barrier prior to the June 1 start of the low Reid vapor pressure (RVP) season. READ MORE

May 31, 2018

UNICA: Ethanol sales up in first half of May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced mills in the south-central region of the country sold 1.13 billion liters (289.51 million gallons) of ethanol during the first half of May, up 17 percent from the same period of 2017. READ MORE

May 31, 2018

Growth Energy: RVP period to begin at time of high fuel costs

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyJune 1 marks the beginning of the RVP restriction on E15 sales across most of the country during the summer driving season—June 1 to September 15. The ban on E15 comes at a time when American drivers would most benefit from relief at the pump. READ MORE

May 30, 2018

USGC: Ethanol Summit of Asia Pacific held in Minneapolis

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyIndustry and government officials from 17 countries in Asia and Oceania met in Minneapolis the week of May 21 to take part in the Ethanol Summit of the Asia Pacific, an event sponsored by the USGC, Growth Energy and the RFA. READ MORE

May 30, 2018

Opinion: A Bit of Everything

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Managing Editor Lisa Gibson previews this issue of the magazine, including features about Brazil's ethanol market, U.S. ethanol industry job market, progress on ethanol plants under construction and more. READ MORE

May 30, 2018

In Depth: All Eyes On Ethanol

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Brazil’s ethanol industry continues to grow with the help of renewable fuel goals and international partnerships. READ MORE

May 29, 2018

RFA announces $1 million Fuel Your Knowledge campaign

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessThe Renewable Fuels Association has launched a new $1 million consumer-focused educational campaign that will educate consumers about the proper use of ethanol-blended fuels in boats, motorcycles, lawn and garden equipment and other off-road engines. READ MORE

May 29, 2018

In Depth: Ethanol: The Renewable Naphtha

BY Luca Zullo Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: With existing capabilities, chemical coproducts represent a low-hanging fruit for the industry. Ethanol, in fact, is a better feedstock for some chemicals than oil-based sources. READ MORE

May 29, 2018

Opinion: Ethanol and Boats: A Perfect Summer Combination

BY Bob Dinneen Found In:Markets, BusinessFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen dispels misinformation about E10 being used in boats. READ MORE

May 28, 2018

In Depth: Integrated Innovation

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Element LLC employs ICM’s new process technologies, coproduct systems and efficiency improvements in one state-of-the-art facility. Construction is underway. READ MORE

May 28, 2018

Opinion: Need for Global Adoption of Transport Biofuels is Pressing

BY Bliss Baker Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Global Renewable Fuels Alliance President Bliss Baker says global adoption of transport biofuels is a pressing matter in order to combat climate change. READ MORE

May 25, 2018

In Depth: On The Front Lines

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: The old battle between ethanol and oil takes center stage with the RFS. Ethanol Producer Magazine recaps the many recent attempts to hinder the policy, and looks beyond 2022. READ MORE

May 25, 2018

Opinion: A Blueprint for Keeping Midwest Dollars in the Midwest

BY Dave VanderGriend Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Urban Air Initiative President Dave VanderGriend says increasing the availability of ethanol blender pumps and higher blends will keep ethanol in the Midwest, pumping millions of dollars into the economy. READ MORE

May 24, 2018

Donnelly: Year-round sales of E15 would help lower gas prices

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyOn May 21, Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to take steps to lower gas prices by allowing year-round sales of E15. READ MORE

May 24, 2018

In Depth: Down to the Details

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: EcoEngineers’ Director of Engineering Jim Ramm details Kernel Fiber Now, a service that helps producers navigate their options with corn kernel fiber-to-ethanol technologies, RINs and more. READ MORE

May 22, 2018

UNICA reports record production of hydrous ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently announced that mills in the south-central region of Brazil produced a record 1.3 billion liters (343.42 million gallons) of hydrous ethanol during the second half of April. READ MORE

May 22, 2018

UAI: EPA set to give oil another victory at ethanol’s expense

BY Urban Air Initiative Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyA proposed rule to make ethanol blends above 15 percent illegal in anything other than flex fuel vehicles (FFVs) is a potential death blow to the ethanol industry according to the Urban Air Initiative. READ MORE

May 22, 2018

South Dakota state fleet uses 2 million gallons of ethanol

BY South Dakota Bureau of Administration Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe South Dakota state vehicle fleet burned nearly 2 million gallons of ethanol-blended fuels in its flex-fuel vehicles during the last year, according to the South Dakota Bureau of Administration. READ MORE

May 21, 2018

Event highlights ethanol opportunities in Asia-Pacific region

BY U.S. Grains Council, Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyIndustry and government officials from 17 countries in Asia and Oceania are meeting with members of the U.S. ethanol industry and U.S. officials in Minneapolis this week at the Ethanol Summit of the Asia Pacific. READ MORE

May 21, 2018

Ricketts cuts ribbon on new flex fuel pumps

BY Office of Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyOn May 21, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts celebrated Renewable Fuels Month during a ribbon cutting event at Bosselman Travel Center in Grand Island, Nebraska. At the event, Ricketts pumped gas for motorist, highlighting new flex fuel pumps. READ MORE

May 21, 2018

RFA: RenovaBio must accurately reflect imported ethanol pathways

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyBrazil’s RenovaBio program will likely require a significant increase in biofuels consumption. Therefore, the program must accurately reflect the carbon intensity for all ethanol pathways, including imports, according to the RFA. READ MORE

May 18, 2018

House votes down 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn May 18, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 198 to 213 to defeat the 2018 Farm Bill. One day prior to the vote, members of the House defeated a proposed amendment by a vote of 75 to 340 that would have repealed the Farm Bill’s Energy Title. READ MORE

May 18, 2018

US ethanol exports continue to rise

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. has exported almost 1 billion gallons of ethanol seven months into the 2017/18 marketing year, up 15 percent compared to the last marketing year, according to the U.S. Grains Council. READ MORE