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August 12, 2019

Report: China to fall short of E10 by 2020 goal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:MarketsA new report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network predicts China will miss its goal to implement E10 by 2020 by a wide margin, likely only achieving a blend rate of 3 to 3.5 percent in 2020. READ MORE

August 12, 2019

Opinion: What’s the Plan to Increase Ethanol Use?

BY Brian Jennings Found In:Markets, Policy, RetailerFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Low Carbon Octane Standard could be the way to increase ethanol use beyond E15. READ MORE

August 08, 2019

Aemetis cuts carbon score of Keyes ethanol plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyAemetis Inc. released second quarter financial results Aug. 8, reporting growth for its biodiesel business in India, outlining improvement projects underway at its corn ethanol plant, and discussing planned RNG and cellulosic ethanol production. READ MORE

August 08, 2019

RFA: E15 sales up, but SREs suppress expansion

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerData released Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Commerce prove that the marketplace is already responding to President Trump’s elimination of a decades-old regulatory barrier severely limiting the sale of E15 in the summertime. READ MORE

August 07, 2019

USDA: US ethanol exports reach 128.42 million gallons in June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. exported 128.42 million gallons of ethanol and 962,592 tons of distillers grain in June, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Aug. 2. Exports of both products were both down when compared to June 2018. READ MORE

August 07, 2019

Minnesota funds E15, E85 fuel infrastructure project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe Minnesota Department of Agriculture announced Aug. 6 funding for a bioenergy pilot plant and three biofuel blending infrastructure projects, including one that that focuses on E15 and E85 distribution. READ MORE

August 05, 2019

Report: EU ethanol consumption to increase in 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyA recent report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network discusses the current use of biofuels in the European Union and the potential for increased use in the future. READ MORE

August 05, 2019

USGC: Feeding trials in southeast Mexico expand US DDGS use

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessUtilizing Market Access Program and Agricultural Trade Program funds, the U.S. Grains Council’s Mexico office has invested in marketing U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) through strategic feeding trials in southeast Mexico. READ MORE

August 02, 2019

Pacific Ethanol reports Q2 margins up slightly

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessPacific Ethanol president and said the company's second quarter crush margin improved, but the industry is still suffering from oversupply. READ MORE

August 01, 2019

Opinion: Trips and Trump

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about Nebraska's importance to the ethanol industry, a review of the 2019 Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo, and more. READ MORE

August 01, 2019

Opinion: A Historic Day for the Ethanol Industry

BY Geoff Cooper Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: An inside look at President Trump's June visit to SIRE celebrating year-round E15. READ MORE

August 01, 2019

Opinion: Ethanol Improves Air Quality

BY Leticia Phillips Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: Nations around the globe need to follow Brazil, U.S.'s lead in ethanol adoption to lower GHG emissions. READ MORE

August 01, 2019

In Depth: Efficiency, Opportunities, Equipment

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: Finances, technology, streamlined processes and more take the stage at FEW 2019. READ MORE

August 01, 2019

In Depth: A 'Golden Triangle'

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: In Nebraska, ethanol, cattle and agriculture are intertwined, with major impacts on the state's economy. READ MORE

July 31, 2019

Irish swine to dine on US DDGS thanks to USGC engagement

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessA leading feed mill in Ireland has upped its inclusion rate of U.S. DDGS thanks to the U.S. Grains Council’s work to promote the benefits of the feed ingredient in swine diets, adding 75,000 metric tons in additional demand annually. READ MORE

July 31, 2019

Opinion: Fuel Blending Guide Will Bring Consistency

BY Dave VanderGriend Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: Emissions testing reforms needed to reduce misinformation about ethanol. READ MORE

July 30, 2019

USGC programs spur record ethanol exports to South Korea, India

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessU.S. ethanol exports for industrial uses to India and South Korea reached records in the 2017/2018 marketing and are on pace to achieve those records again in the current marketing year, with potential for dramatic future growth, according to USGC. READ MORE

July 25, 2019

Year-round E15 highlighted in MN Biofuels’ mid-year report

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association’s 2019 First-Half Report highlights the organization’s push to grow the use of E15 in Minnesota, and the impacts the 1-pound RVP waiver for the fuel has had on the state. READ MORE

July 24, 2019

New York publishes proposed rule to allow E15 sales

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe New York Department of Agriculture and Markets published a proposed rule July 24 to allow E15 sales within the state. The move will soon open the nation’s fourth largest gasoline market to sales of the fuel blend. READ MORE

July 24, 2019

USDA: 48 organizations receive ATP funds to develop export market

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe USDA has announced awards of $100 million to 48 organizations through the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP). The U.S. Grains Council was one of the recipients, receiving over $6.8 million. READ MORE

July 22, 2019

Bunge, BP form bioenergy joint venture in Brazil

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, BusinessBunge Ltd. and BP plc announced July 22 the formation of BP Bunge Bioenergia, a 50:50 joint venture bioenergy company in Brazil that will operate 11 sugarcane mills to produce ethanol, sugar and renewable electricity. READ MORE

July 19, 2019

UNICA: Domestic sales of hydrous ethanol up in June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released data for the second half of June. The volume of sugarcane processed during the period was up slightly from last year. Production and sales of ethanol remained relatively high. READ MORE

July 18, 2019

First shipment of ETBE made with US ethanol arrives in Japan

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, BusinessThe first shipment of ethyl tert-butyl ether (ETBE) made with U.S. corn-based ethanol has arrived in Japan, marking the country’s new demand for U.S. ethanol-based products and a milestone in U.S. ethanol market development efforts. READ MORE

July 18, 2019

Report shows optimism for fuel ethanol use in Korea

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyA recently released report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Services Global Agricultural Information Network says South Korea may soon revise its regulations to allow the use of ethanol-blended fuel. READ MORE

July 16, 2019

US ethanol groups weigh in on Ontario’s E15 plan

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association and the U.S. Grains Council sent joint comments to Ontario’s Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks July 8 regarding its proposed plan and schedule for implementing E15. READ MORE

July 15, 2019

CropEnergies: Ethanol production down, operating profit up in Q1

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, BusinessEuropean ethanol producer CropEnergies AG has released fiscal first quarter financial results, reporting ethanol production was down 19 percent during the three month period ending May 31. Revenue and operating profit, however, were up. READ MORE

July 15, 2019

Casey’s, Kansas Corn announce expansion of E15 fuel

BY Kansas Corn Commission Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerCasey’s General Stores and the Kansas Corn Commission have announced the addition of E15 fuel at several Casey’s locations across Kansas, providing Kansas drivers with a lower-priced, cleaner fuel option. READ MORE

July 12, 2019

ACE, IRFA host tours for Mexican fuel retailers

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, RetailerFuel retailers from Mexico visited Iowa this week to get a first-hand view of the U.S.’s ethanol industry. The group toured a farm where corn is grown, an ethanol plant, a fuel terminal, and several retail stations. READ MORE

July 12, 2019

ITA committee focused on renewable energy exports to meet July 25

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has announced an opening meeting of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee will be held July 25 in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

July 12, 2019

USGC: Indian producers investigate Philippines ethanol model

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, BusinessThe seventh annual Bioenergy Week of the Global Bioenergy Partnership allowed the USGC to highlight how the government and private industry in the Philippines cooperate to promote ethanol to a delegation of sugar-based ethanol producers from India. READ MORE