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April 13, 2021

Opinion: Europe Still Needs Ethanol

BY Emmanuel Desplechin Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyUnder almost any scenario, including those foreseen by the European Commission, the EU car fleet will continue to need low-carbon liquid fuels like renewable ethanol. READ MORE

April 12, 2021

House Biofuels Caucus urges EPA to prioritize RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerMembers of the House Biofuels Caucus, led by Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., on April 8 sent a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan urging the agency to prioritize the Renewable Fuel Standard and the use of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel. READ MORE

April 12, 2021

Washington Senate passes Clean Fuel Standard bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Washington Senate on April 8 voted 27 to 20 in favor of H.B. 1091, a bill that aims to establish a state-wide CFS. The amended legislation will now be considered by the House, which passed an earlier version of the bill on Feb. 27. READ MORE

April 12, 2021

Opinion: Ready for Another Summer with Year-Round E15

BY Emily Skor Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerAfter a year that most Americans would sooner forget, we’re heading into a new summer driving season with fewer headwinds, greater momentum and a groundswell of support for lower-carbon fuels. READ MORE

April 12, 2021

In Depth: Making A Splash

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessSpecies-specific tailoring in distillers grains opens new markets such as pet feed and aquafeed, expands existing markets and increases product demand. READ MORE

April 11, 2021

Opinion: Full Coverage

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyEditor Lisa Gibson previews the May edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

April 07, 2021

USDA: US ethanol exports reach 102 million gallons in February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. exported 101.67 million gallons of ethanol and 779,324 metric tons of distillers grains in February, according to data release by the USDA on April 7. Exports of both products were down when compared the previous month and February 2020. READ MORE

April 07, 2021

USGC adds 3 new customers in Mexico for US corn distillers oil

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessUsing Agricultural Trade Promotion funds, the U.S. Grains Council’s Mexico office augmented its marketing efforts for U.S. corn distillers’ oil (CDO) in poultry rations, resulting in convincing three important poultry companies to import the product. READ MORE

April 06, 2021

Indiana governor urged to veto anti-ethanol E15 labeling bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Indiana House and Senate have each passed a bill that aims to implement additional labeling requirements for fuel pumps that sell E15. Representatives of the ethanol industry are urging Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb to veto the bill. READ MORE

April 06, 2021

EIA maintains 2021, 2022 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration maintained its 2021 and 2022 ethanol production and consumption forecasts in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released April 6. Summer gasoline consumption is expected to be up 13.2 percent in 2021. READ MORE

April 06, 2021

Shell invests in LanzaJet

BY LanzaJet Inc. Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessLanzaJet Inc. has announced that Shell joins as an investor in the company to advance LanzaJet’s global growth, accelerate commercialization of its technology, and scale the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). READ MORE

April 05, 2021

FAPRI predicts increased demand for E15, higher ethanol exports

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, Policy, RetailerThe University of Missouri’s FAPRI in mid-March released its 2021 U.S. Agricultural Market Outlook, predicting an increase in demand for midlevel ethanol blends, a recovery in ethanol net returns, and increased exports over the next decade. READ MORE

April 05, 2021

USGC: Southeast Asia DDGS demand grows in 2020

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyIn the 2020 calendar year, more than one out of every three metric tons of DDGS leaving the United States headed for ports in Southeast Asia and Oceania, illustrating how increased marketing efforts in the region by USGC have paid off. READ MORE

April 02, 2021

Even amidst pandemic, Iowa E15 sales surge to new record in 2020

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerSales of E15 jumped 24 percent and set a new record in Iowa in 2020, despite the pandemic-related drop in overall fuel consumption, according to data released by the Iowa Department of Revenue. E15 and E85 sales in other states generally held steady. READ MORE

April 02, 2021

UNICA: Domestic ethanol sales up during first half of March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, FeedstocksUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that domestic ethanol sales by mills in the south-central region of the country were up slightly during the first half of March when compared to the same period of 2020. READ MORE

April 01, 2021

OPINION: Infrastructure that makes a difference

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development, Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe RFA helped eight companies secure awards under the USDA's second round of HBIIP grants to support the installation of more than 100 new fuel dispensers at more than 20 sites spanning six states, according to RFA's Cassie Mullen. READ MORE

March 31, 2021

EIA releases first Biofuels Capacity and Feedstocks Update

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe EIA on March 31 issued the first edition of its monthly Biofuels Capacity and Feedstocks Update, reporting that 20.431 billion gallons of operable U.S. biofuel production capacity was in place as of January. READ MORE

March 31, 2021

OPINION: One more time: Yes, you probably can E15. Really.

BY Ron Lamberty, senior vice president, American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerACE's Ron Lamberty discusses the potential impact of the U.S. EPA's proposed rule on E15 labeling and underground storage tank (UST) system compatibility. A public comment period on the proposal is open through April 19. READ MORE

March 31, 2021

OPINION: 20 Billion miles on E15

BY Mike O’Brien, vice president of market development at Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerGrowth Energy's Mike O'Brien is excited to announce another retail market milestone: Americans have surpassed 20 billion miles driven on E15. This milestone is a testament to the continued success of E15 at the pump. READ MORE

March 29, 2021

USGC seeks applications for Ethanol A-Term members

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council has announced it is now accepting applications for its seven Advisory Teams (A-Teams), including the Ethanol A-Team, for the 2021-2023 term. Applications can be submitted through April 30. READ MORE

March 29, 2021

CHS expands E15 availability through additional fuel terminals

BY CHS Inc. Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerCHS Inc. has announced it will expand access to higher ethanol blend fuels by offering E15 through 10 additional fuel terminals starting in early April 2021. The company has offered E15 through its McFarland, Wisconsin, terminal since January 2021. READ MORE

March 25, 2021

Gevo reports fourth quarter 2020 financial results

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. on March 17 released fourth quarter financial results, discussing plans for its net-zero biorefinery projects and confirming that its existing ethanol plant in Luverne, Minnesota, continues to be idle. READ MORE

March 22, 2021

USGC helps ensure ethanol has environmental role in fuel recovery

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyAs fuel demand begins its recovery around the world, the U.S. Grains Council is taking steps to ensure ethanol will continue to expand as a part of policy solutions that address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. READ MORE

March 22, 2021

Braskem invests $61 million to increase biopolymer production

BY Braskem Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessBraskem is expanding its production capacity of green ethylene, the main feedstock derived from sugarcane ethanol which is used in the production of renewable resins. These materials can therefore claim to capture CO2, a greenhouse gas. READ MORE

March 18, 2021

Iowa names recipients of 2021 Renewable Fuel Marketing Awards

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerIowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig in February announced Burlington, Iowa-based Reif Oil Co., and Omaha, Nebraska-based Sapp Bros Inc. have been named the recipients the state’s 2021 Renewable Fuel Marketing Awards. READ MORE

March 17, 2021

EIA: Ethanol production up 4%, stocks down 3%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessU.S. ethanol production was up nearly 4 percent the week ending March 12, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on March 17. Fuel ethanol stocks were down more than 3 percent. READ MORE

March 17, 2021

UNICA: Domestic ethanol sales down less than 1% in February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced domestic ethanol sales by mills in the south-central region of Brazil were down only slightly in February when compared to the same month of last year. READ MORE

March 17, 2021

Senate unanimously confirms Tai as US trade representative

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Senate on March 17 voted unanimously to confirm the nomination of Katherine Tai as U.S. trade representative. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative leads international trade negotiations and oversees the resolution of disputes. READ MORE

March 16, 2021

Vietnam imports US ethanol as a result of USGC programming

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyUsing MAP funds, the USGC sponsored a joint Vietnamese ministry and U.S. industry ethanol conference in Ho Chi Minh City in the fall of 2018. That investment is now starting to pay off in sales as the Vietnamese fuel industry expands. READ MORE

March 15, 2021

Aemetis discusses plans for renewable diesel, cellulosic ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessEric McAfee, CEO of Aemetis Inc., confirmed that the company’s California ethanol plant is currently running at capacity during a fourth quarter earnings call held March 11. He also provided an update of the company’s advanced biofuel initiatives. READ MORE