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December 06, 2018

Peruvian poultry producer imports U. DDGS for the first time

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, CoproductsThe U.S. Grains Council believes that the Peruvian poultry sector—the largest feed sector in the country—could use 100,000 metric tons of DDGS per year if the sector has a full understanding of the product. READ MORE

December 03, 2018

Ontario could require E15 as soon as 2025

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerA new proposal released by the Ontario government indicates the province could require gasoline to be blended with 15 percent ethanol as soon as 2025. The U.S. ethanol industry has applauded news of the proposal. READ MORE

December 03, 2018

Progress on trade deals could be good news for ethanol industry

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyOver the past few days, the Trump Administration has announced progress on trade deals with Canada, Mexico and China that could have a positive impact on export markets for U.S. ethanol and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). READ MORE

November 27, 2018

Interest in E15 picks up among gasoline retailers

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerMike O’Brien, vice president of market development for Growth Energy, says that with seasonal restrictions on E15 sales potentially being lifted in time for next summer’s driving season, interest in selling E15 has increased among gasoline retailers. READ MORE

November 27, 2018

Trade mission meetings seek to open South Korea for US ethanol

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyU.S. Grains Council and USDA officials traveling as part of a USDA Agriculture Trade Mission met with ethanol industry officials in South Korea earlier this month, urging them to reexamine the outlook for the country’s fuel ethanol use policy. READ MORE

November 26, 2018

ACE hopes to help grow Mexico’s ethanol market

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerFresh off a trip to Mexico to tout the benefits of ethanol to retailers, the American Coalition for Ethanol’s Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty said interest in ethanol among the country’s retailers is piqued. READ MORE

November 26, 2018

ePURE: Europe’s new protein strategy needs fortifying

BY ePURE Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe European Commission’s new proposals for reducing the EU’s so-called ‘protein deficit’ have missed a golden opportunity to highlight an important domestic producer of protein: crop-based ethanol production. READ MORE

November 26, 2018

In Depth: Closed Doors, Open Windows

BY Lisa Gibson Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Tariffs in China and Brazil have deeply affected U.S. ethanol exports, but other markets remain, new ones are opening and opportunities still abound for the world’s lowest-cost octane. READ MORE

November 26, 2018

Opinion: At the Mercy of the Markets

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about how tariffs are affecting ethanol exports, a look at potential railroad congestion, year-round E15 sales, and more. READ MORE

November 23, 2018

In Depth: Immovable Objects

BY Matt Thompson Found In:Operations, Markets, BusinessFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Railroad delays in 2014 forced ethanol plants to slow production or find other ways to move their products. Four years later, the situation has improved, but rail traffic is on the rise again. READ MORE

November 23, 2018

Opinion: Big Oil’s E15 Hypocrisy: Hello Pot, Meet Kettle

BY Geoff Cooper Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: The Oil Industry's sanctimonious attacks on E15 are false. READ MORE

November 21, 2018

Draft bill would sunset RFS, establish national octane standard

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, PolicyA discussion draft of the 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act was released on Nov. 21. The bill aims to sunset the RFS and enact a national octane specification. Those in the biofuels industry are criticizing the bill for its treatment of the RFS. READ MORE

November 21, 2018

In Depth: Relieving the Pressure

BY Susanne Retka Schill Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: There’s movement at last to obtain an RVP waiver for E15, but it might not come in time to make a difference next year. READ MORE

November 21, 2018

UNICA: Anhydrous ethanol sales set new record in late October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that domestic sales of hydrous ethanol set a new record during the second half of October, reaching 1.07 billion liters (282.66 million gallons). READ MORE

November 21, 2018

Opinion: Increasing the Role of Advanced Biofuels in the US

BY Leticia Phillips Found In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE:Brazilian sugarcane ethanol can be a major part of U.S. renewable fuels industry. READ MORE

November 20, 2018

ACE participates in Mexico City ethanol workshop

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerAmerican Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty traveled to Mexico City in mid-November for the final ethanol technical workshop held this year for Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers. READ MORE

November 20, 2018

Demand destruction from small refinery waivers clear, continuing

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThere has been a media blitz lately by the oil industry saying that ethanol demand has been unaffected by the U.S. EPA’s rampant grants of RFS exemptions to small refineries. Don't be fooled by these claims, according to the RFA. READ MORE

November 20, 2018

In Depth: True Value

BY Jerry Shurson Found In:Operations, Markets, CoproductsFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: The actual nutritional and economic appraisal of DDGS is more complex than simply measuring profat content. READ MORE

November 14, 2018

Cooper brings passion for ag, biofuels to RFA leadership role

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerGeoff Cooper transitioned into the role of president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association last month. He recently discussed his goals for the organization and the ethanol industry with Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

November 13, 2018

European Parliament approves REDII

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe European Parliament approved new targets for renewables, energy efficiency and second-generation biofuels when it voted to confirm a provisional agreement reached with the European Council in June on a revised Renewable Energy Directive (REDII). READ MORE

November 12, 2018

UK publishes updated data on sustainable biofuel supply

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe U.K. Department for Transport has published preliminary data on its Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation for a portion of 2018, including data on how much ethanol met U.K. sustainability requirements. READ MORE

November 09, 2018

ePURE: New ethanolfacts.eu website launches

BY ePURE Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyEthanol Facts, a new online resource for information about renewable ethanol, launched Nov. 6 as part of an effort to help inform the public about the production, use, sustainability and importance of ethanol as a renewable fuel. READ MORE

November 08, 2018

Green Plains releases Q3 results, discusses E15, exports markets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyGreen Plains Inc. has released third quarter financial results, reporting a $12.5 million net loss. The company also discussed the sale of several assets, plant improvement projects, and the importance of E15 and export markets to the industry. READ MORE

November 08, 2018

Growth Energy: Drivers across US top 6 billion miles on E15

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerOn Nov. 8, Growth Energy announced that American drivers have driven another billion miles, totaling 6 billion, on E15—a fuel with 15 percent biofuel that is approved for all 2001 and newer vehicles. READ MORE

November 07, 2018

EIA increases ethanol production forecast for 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the November edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its October forecast for 2018, but increasing its ethanol production forecast for next year. READ MORE

November 07, 2018

USGC leadership visits Mexico

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyLeaders from the U.S. feed grains value chain traveled together to Mexico last week to meet with longtime customers and incoming officials from the Mexican government on the heels of the recently-concluded U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement negotiations. READ MORE

November 06, 2018

The Andersons reports strong third quarter for ethanol group

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe Andersons Inc. has released third quarter 2018 financial results, reporting strong quarterly performance for its ethanol group, but cautioning that the group’s strong performance is not expected to last into the fourth quarter or 2019. READ MORE

November 06, 2018

ADM: Bioproducts segment earnings down on weak ethanol margins

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessArcher Daniels Midland Co. has released third quarter 2018 financial results, reporting significantly increased net earnings overall. Results for the company’s bioproducts segment, however, were down due to weak ethanol margins. READ MORE

November 06, 2018

Cooperative Producers adds E15 at fuel station in Funk, Nebraska

BY Nebraska Ethanol Board Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerCooperative Producers Inc, a farmer-owned cooperative, has added E15 at its fuel site in Funk, Nebraska, according to the Nebraska Ethanol Board. This is CPI’s third location selling E15 in Nebraska. READ MORE

November 05, 2018

Growmark Energy offers pre-blended E15 at 6 terminals

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe Renewable Fuels Association has announced that Growmark Energy has started offering pre-blended E15 at its company-owned terminals in Amboy, Ashkum, and Petersburg, Illinois, Fort Dodge, Iowa, and St. Joseph, Missouri. READ MORE