Markets

April 20, 2017

Gevo enters into exchange agreement with senior secured lender

BY EPM Staff Found In:Markets, BusinessColorado-based Gevo has reached an agreement with its senior secured lender that will improve its balance sheet and allow the company to pursue the necessary financing to produce biojet fuel, renewable gasoline and isobutanol in Luverne, Minnesota. READ MORE

April 13, 2017

Increased ethanol exports needed to absorb production increase

BY Staff Report Found In:MarketsThe share of ethanol exports has more than doubled from the 3 percent share of total U.S. production in 2010 to 6.8 percent in 2016. In 2016, exports reached 1.05 billion gallons, an increase of 26 percent from the previous year. READ MORE

April 11, 2017

EIA: summer ethanol blending to increase 20,000 barrels per day

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:MarketsSummer gasoline demand and highway travel is expected to increase this summer, in spite of higher average prices, says the EIA's Short-term Energy Outlook. Ethanol blending for Q2 and Q3 expected to increase 1.7 percent. READ MORE

April 11, 2017

WASDE: Corn for ethanol up; offsets keep ending stocks unchanged

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Markets, FeedstocksIncreases for corn ethanol production keep ending stocks from dropping as USDA projections for feed and residual use are lowered by the same amount in the monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. READ MORE

April 06, 2017

DDGS value boosts US inclusion rates, exports to smaller markets

BY Sean Broderick, CHS Found In:MarketsCommodity report: Plentiful supplies and lack of business from two major importers results in muted prices for distillers grains. READ MORE

April 05, 2017

Biodiesel Magazine goes quarterly to serve growing market

BY BBI International Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessBBI International is pleased to announce that due to a rebounding, growing U.S. biodiesel market, the Grand Forks, North Dakota-based publishing company is increasing print frequency of its second-longest-running publication, Biodiesel Magazine. READ MORE

April 05, 2017

Summer comes into focus as natural gas inventories find bottom

BY Andy Huenefeld, Kinect Energy Group Found In:MarketsCommodity report: Sliding domestic production combined with rising exports and record usage for power result in the second slowest injection season and an impressive price recovery. READ MORE

April 05, 2017

California ethanol plant to build biodiesel refinery on site

BY Ron Kotrba Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessPixley, California-based Calgren Renewable Fuels has received a notice of proposed award from the CEC to help fund construction of a supercritical biodiesel plant on site. The ethanol producer is working with technology company Jatrodiesel Inc. READ MORE

April 04, 2017

Ethanol markets on seasonal upswing anticipating summer driving

BY Rick Kment, Telvent DTN Found In:MarketsCommodity report: Ethanol markets begin to anticipate increased demand from the summer driving season. Production remains steady based on expected relatively stable corn markets. READ MORE

April 04, 2017

E15 infrastructure bill would add $35.9M to Minnesota GDP

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Assoc. Found In:Markets, PolicyMinnesota biofuels infrastructure bill would provide one-time funding of $12.5 million to install equipment necessary to story or dispense E15, enabling an estimated 150 retail stations to offer the fuel. READ MORE

April 04, 2017

RFA: February ethanol exports neared record, DDGS shipments rose

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessBrazil was again the top ethanol customer, taking more than one-third of all U.S. exports, but 14 percent less than the record volume it received in January. Ethanol shipments to Canada dipped while India doubled its intake. DDGS exports picked up. READ MORE

April 03, 2017

Corn stocks up 10%, planting intentions down 4%

BY Jason Sagebiel, Intl FCStone Found In:MarketsCommodities Report: USDA March 1 corn stocks up slightly higher than the trade estimate, while the planting intentions report showed acreage projections lower than the trade estimate. READ MORE

March 29, 2017

QuikTrip to expand E15 availability in Dallas-Fort Worth

BY Growth Energy Found In:MarketsQuikTrip joins the Prime the Pump effort, announcing it will offer E15 at 44 of its convenience stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area of Texas. READ MORE

March 23, 2017

EPA: 1.16 billion D6 RINS generated in February

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Markets, CellulosicD6 RINs generation for ethanol and other fuels in the general renewable category were down slightly in February from the previous month. Cellulosic ethanol RINS for January and February totaled 357,000. READ MORE

March 22, 2017

Maryland grain producers promote E15 across Mid-Atlantic

BY Maryland Grain producers Utilization Board Found In:Markets, BusinessMaryland Grain Producers Utilization Board launches four-month campaign to launch 'Choice at the Pump' as E15 and E85 are introduced to the region's drivers. READ MORE

March 22, 2017

Opinion: CARB Proposes LCFS Verification Program

BY John Sens Found In:Markets, BusinessEthanol producers need to watch developments in the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard as the rules are updated. This Business Matters column appears in the April print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

March 22, 2017

ACE members visit DC to meet with lawmakers about ethanol

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe American Coalition for Ethanol and over 70 of its members descended on the nation's capitol in late March for the organization’s 9th annual fly-in. The Renewable Fuels Standard and Reid vapor pressure relief topped their priority list. READ MORE

March 21, 2017

January corn crush up 7 points; total for 2016 up just 1

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:MarketsMonthly grain crush report shows 476 million bushels of corn crushed for fuel ethanol in January, up 7 percent from January 2016. DDGS production up 9 percent. Annual summary shows modest growth. READ MORE

March 21, 2017

In Depth: Managing Margin, Risk, Financial Transparency in the Ethanol Industry

BY Steve Rosvold Found In:Markets, BusinessAn outline of best-in-class elements for risk management policies and systems by a contributing writer with KRM Business Solutions. This article appears in the April print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

March 20, 2017

AgMRC looks at ethanol production, gross margin, projections

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:MarketsU.S. ethanol production increases an average of 470 million gallons a year. February gross margin, generally the lowest of the year, falls between last two years in analysis of Iowa-based prices. READ MORE

March 16, 2017

Economists: Octane premium offsets ethanol energy penalty

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Markets, PolicyMuch of the analysis of the cost of ethanol relative to CBOB has ignored the potential benefit of the biofuel's octane-enhancing qualities. Looking at ethanol's energy penalty alone is misleading, say University of Illinois economists Irwin and Good. READ MORE

March 16, 2017

ASTM calls new 100 octane fuel spec groundbreaking

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Markets, PolicyASTM develops new standard for 100 octane fuel in record time. The specs open the way for engine designs that utilize higher ethanol blends to achieve more power, more efficiently. READ MORE

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