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September 15, 2020

Proposal aims to lift regulation barring E15 sales in Kansas City

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Kansas Department of Health and Environment has announced it will hold a public hearing on Nov. 4 to consider the revocation of an existing regulation that prevents the sale of E15 in the Kansas City area during the summer months. READ MORE

September 14, 2020

EPA denies gap year SRE petitions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA announced Sept. 14 it will deny “gap-year” small refinery exemption (SRE) petitions filed by oil refineries in an effort to circumvent a January 2020 ruling by Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. READ MORE

September 14, 2020

EPA to update E15 labels, clarify E10 pumps can distribute E15

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Policy, RetailerPresident Trump on Sept. 12 posted a tweet stating that subject to state approval, the ethanol industry will be allowed to use E10 pumps to distribute E15. The U.S. EPA said it will update E15 labels as part of that effort. READ MORE

September 14, 2020

Brazil extends TRQ on ethanol for 90 days

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. government on Sept. 11 announced that bilateral trade discussions on ethanol with Brazil will take place over a 90-day period starting on Sept. 14. During that time, Brazil will extend its previous TRQ for U.S. ethanol. READ MORE

September 14, 2020

USGC assistance leads to DDGS-based aqua feed sales in Egypt

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessOne of the largest feed producers in Egypt is now selling aqua feed produced with U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and corn gluten meal (CGM), thanks to a product quality trial conducted with the U.S. Grains Council. READ MORE

September 10, 2020

USDA seeks input on ‘ready to go’ innovations to meet AIA goals

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe USDA announced on Sept. 10 it is seeking input on the most innovative technologies and practices that can be readily deployed across U.S. agriculture to meet the goals of the agency’s Agriculture Innovation Agenda. READ MORE

September 10, 2020

ACE: Ethanol producers get candid about what’s next

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyThis year’s ACE 33rd annual conference is taking place online live from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Central on Sept. 16. The final segment will feature a panel of ethanol producers discussing how they've adapted their business to cope with current events. READ MORE

September 09, 2020

EIA lowers 2020, 2021 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Energy Information Administration slightly reduced its forecasts for 2020 and 2021 ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, which was released Sept. 9. Forecasts for ethanol blending were also lowered. READ MORE

September 09, 2020

Ethanol industry award winners to be recognized during FEW

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerDoug Tiffany and Doug Durante, the respective winners of the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo's Award of Excellence and High-Octane Award, will deliver acceptance speeches at the virtual FEW on Sept. 16. READ MORE

September 08, 2020

USGC discusses how to boost demand for US ethanol In Asia

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, BusinessA boom in demand for hand sanitizer in South Korea is opening doors for the U.S. Grains Council and partners to build new partnerships to expand demand potential for ethanol across Asia – both for industrial uses and fuel. READ MORE

September 04, 2020

Ethanol export data underscores need for action on trade barriers

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyGovernment data published on Sept. 3 showed U.S. ethanol exports slumping to just 74 million gallons in July, down 38 percent compared to the same month last year and the lowest total for July in six years, according to the RFA. READ MORE

September 03, 2020

USDA: Ethanol exports fall in July, distillers grains exports up

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. exported 74.04 million gallons of ethanol and 1.08 million tons of distillers grains in July, according to data released by the UDSA FAS on Sept. 3. Ethanol exports for the period were down, while distillers grains exports were up. READ MORE

September 03, 2020

IRFA: With Brazilian market in jeopardy, Trump urged to deny SREs

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, PolicyWhile no official announcement from Brazil has been made, the deadline for Brazil to extend the tariff-free quota for U.S. ethanol has passed, and Brazil has also not readopted its former position of tariff-free ethanol trade between the two nations. READ MORE

September 03, 2020

ePURE: EU ethanol production helps achieve Green Deal goals

BY ePURE Found In:Operations, MarketsEuropean renewable ethanol association (ePURE) members produced 5.6 billion liters (1.48 billion gallons) of ethanol and 5.33 million metric tons of co-products in 2019, according to new audited data released on Sept. 1 by the industry group. READ MORE

September 02, 2020

OPINION: Helping retailers helps corn growers, ethanol producers

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development, Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerThis summer, the RFA helped many retailers make the most of the UDSA's Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program. With support from the NCGA, RFA worked with Christianson PLLP and others to help three dozen companies in the grant process. READ MORE

September 02, 2020

OPINION: E15 sites up 10%, drivers surpass 16B miles on E15

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerDrivers are choosing E15, known to consumers as Unleaded88, at the pump now more than ever. Over the past several years, E15 has grown exponentially nationwide. In June, consumers surpassed 15 billion miles on the fuel. READ MORE

September 01, 2020

Report addresses impact of COVID-19 on Canada’s biofuel industry

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides insight into how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted ethanol and biodiesel producers in Canada. READ MORE

August 31, 2020

ClearFlame Engine Technologies wins $1.1 million DOE grant

BY ClearFlame Engine Technologies Found In:Markets, BusinessClearFlame Engine Technologies, a start-up company dedicated to the development of clean engine technology, has been awarded a two-year, $1.1 million Phase II grant from the Department of Energy’s Small Business Innovation Research program. READ MORE

August 31, 2020

USGC: One-third of US DDGS exports go to Southeast Asia

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, CoproductsSoutheast Asia represents one-third of all U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) exports, and that market share continues to grow, according to data from the USDA and the U.S. Grains Council. READ MORE

August 28, 2020

KyCorn partners with Casey’s for E15 and E85 pump conversions

BY Kentucky Corn Growers Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerKentucky Corn Growers Association (KyCorn) recently announced it is facilitating several conversions of the fuel pumps at Casey’s General Store throughout Kentucky to enable offerings of both E15 and E85. READ MORE

August 27, 2020

CE+P signs letter of intent with CHS

BY California Ethanol + Power Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessCalifornia Ethanol + Power has announced its intention to enter into a 15-year marketing arrangement with global agribusiness leader CHS Inc. for ethanol produced at its Sugar Valley Energy facility. The plant will also produce biomethane and power. READ MORE

August 27, 2020

Opinion: Empowering Ethanol to Make Europe’s Green Deal Real

BY Emmanuel Desplechin Found In:Markets, Policy, RetailerTo unleash the potential of ethanol in Europe, the EU should raise the bar on GHG reduction targets, allow for more flexibility to decarbonize today's fuels, foster innovation, double down on sustainability and deploy E10 use across member states. READ MORE

August 27, 2020

In Depth: Narrower Access Into Brazil

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyOn top of the slowdown, the world’s No. 2 ethanol nation is holding strong on policies that check robust U.S. imports. In addition to its tariff rate quota, tough feedstock traceability requirements place another roadblock in front of U.S. ethanol. READ MORE

August 26, 2020

EIA: Ethanol production, ending stocks increase by less than 1%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyU.S. ethanol production and weekly ethanol ending stocks each increased by less than 1 percent the week ending Aug. 21, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Aug. 26. READ MORE

August 26, 2020

EC launches public consultation on potential revision of REDII

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, PolicyThe European Commission in August launched a public consultation on the potential revision of the 2018 Renewable Energy Directive to better align the policy with the EU's new Green Deal and its goal of making the EU climate neutral by 2050. READ MORE

August 25, 2020

Iowa provides COVID-19 relief to biofuel producers, retailers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, Policy, RetailerIowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced on Aug. 25 that the state is allocating approximately $100 million of federal CARES Act relief funds to seven ag programs to offset the impact of COVID-19. Approximately $22.5 million of that will support biofuels. READ MORE

August 25, 2020

Climate plan addresses potential of biofuels, bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Senate Democrats Climate Committee released a new report on Aug. 25 that details how climate action by Congress can create new jobs and grow the U.S. economy. Biofuels and bioenergy are among the topics discussed. READ MORE

August 24, 2020

Opinion: Proactively Leveraging Ethanol’s Low-Carbon Value

BY Brian Jennings Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerMerely playing defense on the RFS does not constitute a plan to expand ethanol demand. We need to go on offense because it is a matter of when, not if, Congress takes up climate legislation that will impact the transportation fuel market. READ MORE

August 21, 2020

UNICA: Ethanol exports, sales for non-fuel uses up in July

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced overall ethanol sales in July were down. Sales of ethanol for non-fuel uses and exports, however, were up. Corn ethanol production also increased when compared to July 2019. READ MORE

August 21, 2020

Opinion: A (Virtual) Reality Check for Lawmakers

BY Dan Sanders Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerWith its virtual Biofuels Summit 2020 coming up, Growth Energy intends to use the event to remind our nation’s leaders how homegrown biofuels lift up rural communities, save consumers money at the pump, and drive U.S. leadership in clean energy. READ MORE