Markets

March 10, 2017

US ethanol exports on record pace after strong 2016

BY EPM Staff Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyU.S. net exports of ethanol reached 838 million gallons, the second highest level ever, exceeded only in 2011. Shipments exceeded 1 billion gallons and imports totaled 215 million gallons. 2017 exports could set a record, projected at 1.46 billion. READ MORE

March 09, 2017

WASDE: Corn use for ethanol up; Global projections increase

BY USDA Found In:MarketsMarch supply-demand report boosts corn use for ethanol by 50 million bushels, offset by lower feed and residual use, resulting in no change to ending stocks projections. READ MORE

March 09, 2017

Record February warmth brings unprecedented winter storage build

BY Andy Huenefeld, Kinect Energy Group Found In:MarketsCommodity report: Historically low usage by the residential and commercial sectors, combined with lackluster demand from industry and power generators, resulted in the first net increase in natural gas inventories ever seen in February. READ MORE

March 08, 2017

IRFA celebrates 100th E15 fueling site opening

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Assoc. Found In:Markets, BusinessWessels Oil Co. has been offering E85, E20, E30 and B5 at its six stores in Iowa since 2014. Crossroads Convenience Store in Spencer, Iowa, is its first location to offer E15. READ MORE

March 08, 2017

Anticipated summer demand shifts focus in ethanol, RBOB markets

BY Rick Kment, Telvent DTN Found In:MarketsCommodity report: There is growing uncertainty over whether expected upcoming buyer support will be able to offset the growth in overall supplies. Crude oil supplies remain the center of this "watch party." READ MORE

March 08, 2017

Soft prices, strong dollar affect DDGS markets

BY Sean Broderick, CHS Found In:MarketsCommodity report: DDGS production has been strong, and the world has an ample supply of grains. As a result, new distillers trades that are happening are not moving the market as much as earlier. READ MORE

March 07, 2017

As planting begins, talk suggests lower corn acres

BY Jason Sagebiel, Intl FCStone Found In:MarketsCommodity report: In advance of the first planting intention report on March 31, Ag Forum projections put corn acreage at 90 million acres, down from 94 million acres planted in 2016 as projections for soybean plantings jumped to 88 million acres. READ MORE

March 07, 2017

Ethanol to remain world's most prevalent green solvent

BY EPM Staff Found In:Markets, BusinessGlobal demand for green solvents, chemicals derived from natural or renewable resources, will reach 2 billion pounds in 2020, according to a Cleveland-based industry research firm. Ethanol, or alcohol-based solvents, will make up half the market. READ MORE

March 02, 2017

Senate bill introduced to give E15 year-round market presence

BY EPM Staff Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe bipartisan Senate bill would extend the Reid vapor pressure waiver to ethanol blends above 10 percent, allowing retailers to sell E15 all year. The proposed law would expand consumer fuel choices and strengthen the nation's energy diversity. READ MORE

March 01, 2017

Delaware refinery to move forward with ethanol infrastructure

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe Delaware City Refinery's plan to expand its ethanol handling and blending capabilities has overcome a challenge from two community groups that claimed the new biofuels infrastructure would lead to disruptive rail and barge traffic in the area. READ MORE

February 27, 2017

Ethanol brings $2 billion per year to Minnesota's economy

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyAccording to a new study, the state’s ethanol industry used 410 million bushels of corn, about one-fourth of the Minnesota crop, to produce 1.18 billion gallons of ethanol, 3.5 million tons of DDGS and 244 million pounds of corn oil in 2016. READ MORE

February 23, 2017

Propel Fuels serves largest US E85 market in California

BY Propel Fuels Found In:Markets, BusinessPropel Fuels describes its innovative strategy to build customer loyalty in the California market for its branded E85. Successfully executing consumer strategies will be worth billions of dollars, CEO Elam says. READ MORE

February 22, 2017

UNICA: REGS could limit US access to advanced biofuels

BY Leticia Phillips, UNICA Found In:Markets, PolicyUNICA asks EPA to clarify the biointermediate definition in its proposed REGS rule that updates several technical aspects of the agency's rules regarding the RFS. As written, the proposed rule would have unintended consequences, the group claims. READ MORE

February 22, 2017

Retailers, marketers urge EPA to maintain point of obligation

BY NATSO Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyAs the EPA public comment period on the RFS' point of obligation closed, truck stop owners trade association NATSO reported vast support to keep the program's current compliance structure. The group said most of the sector opposes a shift. READ MORE

February 21, 2017

Trump reiterates support for ethanol, RFS

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyIn a letter to National Ethanol Conference attendees, the president reconfirmed his support for biofuels, while making it clear that his focus on reducing regulatory burdens on American businesses supersedes his defense of renewable energy. READ MORE

February 21, 2017

Greenyug signs offtake agreement for ethyl acetate

BY Greenyug Found In:Markets, BusinessGermany-based HELM AG will handle worldwide sales and marketing of ethyl acetate from Greenyug's planned facility to be colocated with ADM in Columbus, Nebraska, using ethanol from the corn-processing facility. READ MORE

February 21, 2017

US drivers to rely on internal combustion for decades to come

BY Fuel Freedom Foundation Found In:Markets, PolicyAt best, alternative vehicles will account for 50 percent of the worldwide fleet by 2050, leaving hundreds of million of cars with internal combustion engines. Fuel Freedom argues all possible solutions must be advanced. READ MORE

February 20, 2017

2017 global ethanol production forecast remains stable

BY Global Renewable Fuels Alliance Found In:Markets, PolicyGRFA and F.O. Licht forecast 97.8 billion liters (25.84 billion gallons) of ethanol production globally, continuing a trend of incremental growth since 2013. READ MORE

February 17, 2017

Ethanol trade groups congratulate, instruct new EPA chief

BY Tom BryanFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe Senate has confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the U.S. EPA. While congratulating Pruitt, ethanol trade groups urged him not to alter the Renewable Fuel Standard, especially the program’s point of obligation. READ MORE

February 17, 2017

SIRE reports ‘favorable margins’ in late 2016, early 2017

BY EPM Staff Found In:Markets, BusinessSouthwest Iowa Renewable Energy LLC recently announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter of 2016. The 125-MMgy ethanol plant reported net income of $5.6 million, or $422.60 per unit, for the three-month period ending Dec. 31. READ MORE

February 16, 2017

Opinion: Blending the Rules

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, Markets, PolicyThe March edition of EPM answers questions about RVP and E30, says EPM's editor-in-chief. Other articles cover reconditioning of key back-end equipment, along with a new DDGS treatment. READ MORE

February 15, 2017

U.S. ethanol production holds steady, stocks rise

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessEthanol production averaged 1.04 million barrels per day—or 43.7 million gallons daily last week. That is down slightly from the week before and a seven-week low. Stocks of ethanol continue to rise, predictably, toward last year's March high mark. READ MORE

February 15, 2017

In Depth: Passing the Test with Flying Colors

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Markets, PolicyGlacial Lakes challenge in Watertown, SD, demonstrates E30 is a winner. The midlevel ethanol blend caused no check engine lights, mileage was virtually unchanged and resulted in real savings. This feature appears in EPM's March print edition. READ MORE

February 14, 2017

In Depth: No Waiver? No Sense.

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Markets, PolicyThe ethanol industry sees one-pound waiver for E15 as a no-brainer. This in-depth feature on the industry goal of changing the policy on Reid vapor pressure appears in the March print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

February 09, 2017

Green Plains reports Q4, 2016 profits, good prospects for 2017

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyGreen Plains Inc. reported profitable fourth quarter and year-end results, with earnings before taxes and depreciation of $174.4 million and a net income of $10.7 million, or 28 cents per diluted share. READ MORE

February 09, 2017

USDA raises projected corn use for ethanol in monthly report

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Markets, FeedstocksUSDA boosted its monthly projections on corn for ethanol by 25 million bushels to 5.35 billion bushels for the 2016-'17 production year. Projected ending stocks were lowered by 35 million bushels to 2.32 billion bushels, READ MORE

February 08, 2017

EIA revises 2017, 2018 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the February edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting U.S. fuel ethanol production will average 1.01 million barrels per day in 2017 and 2018, up slightly from 2016. READ MORE

February 08, 2017

USGC, RFA, Growth Energy urge action on China trade tariffs

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyIn a letter to President Donald Trump this week, the U.S. Grains Council, Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy are asking for help addressing China’s implementation of protectionist trade barriers against ethanol and distillers grains. READ MORE

February 08, 2017

QRFA: Ethanol fuel tide carries all industries

BY Queensland Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyQueensland Renewable Fuels Association is addressing concerns and questions over the impacts of the ethanol fuel industry on other agricultural industries, such as grain and livestock, now that the Queensland ethanol fuels mandate is in force. READ MORE

February 07, 2017

ADM corn processing performs well in Q4; annual earnings down

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyArcher Daniels Midland Co. reported a strong fourth quarter, making up for what was described as difficult marketing conditions for much of 2016. ADM reported Q4 net earnings of $424 million. For the year, earnings before taxes were at $1.82 billion. READ MORE