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August 09, 2017

EIA maintains 2017, 2018 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Energy Information Administration maintains its 2017 and 2018 ethanol production forecasts in its August Short-Term Energy Outlook. Ethanol production is expected average 1.02 million barrels per day in 2017, falling slightly in 2018. READ MORE

August 09, 2017

USGC recognizes Floss for 20 years of service

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council has recognized Craig Floss for 20 years of service. He currently helps build demand for U.S. ethanol exports around the world. READ MORE

August 08, 2017

NDSU: Ethanol contributes $623.4 million to ND economy annually

BY Haley Olson Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyNorth Dakota’s ethanol industry contributes $623.4 million to the economy annually, according to a report from the North Dakota State University Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics. READ MORE

August 08, 2017

EU ethanol production expected to grow

BY Staff Report Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyA report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network expects bioethanol production in the European Union to increase in 2017 and 2018, despite a decline in bioethanol consumption since 2011. READ MORE

August 08, 2017

Keller elected USGC chairman, first woman to hold the office

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyDeb Keller, a farmer from Clarion, Iowa, was elected as U.S. Grains Council chairman at the organization’s 57th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting in Vancouver, Washington. She is the first female selected for the role in the organization's history. READ MORE

August 07, 2017

The Andersons reports a profitable quarter for ethanol business

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe Andersons Inc. recently released second quarter financial results, reporting its ethanol group earned $4.7 million of pretax income attributable to the company despite weaker year-over-year margins. READ MORE

August 03, 2017

Green Plains explains Q2 decision to idle portion of its capacity

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyGreen Plains Inc. recently released second quarter financial results, reporting it idled approximately 50 million gallons of production capacity during the quarter due to low margins, increased corn prices and other factors. READ MORE

August 02, 2017

ADM announces plans to reconfigure ethanol complex in Illinois

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessOn Aug. 1, Archer Daniels Midland Co. released second quarter financial results, reporting improved ethanol margins. During an investor call, the company also announced plans to reconfigure an ethanol plant in Illinois. READ MORE

August 01, 2017

Biofuel stakeholders speak out at hearing on 2018 RFS proposal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA held a hearing Aug. 1 on its proposed rule to set 2018 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard. Representatives of the biofuels industry criticized the agency's proposed cuts to the cellulosic RVO. READ MORE

August 01, 2017

RFA, Buffalo Chip Campground team up for Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessFor the ninth consecutive year, the Renewable Fuels Association will partner with the Buffalo Chip Campground to host the 77th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, scheduled for Aug. 4-13 in Sturgis, South Dakota. READ MORE

July 28, 2017

USGC: India tax change seen unlikely to impact ethanol imports

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyIndia’s new tax structures for 1,200 goods and 500 services, in place as of July 1, are intended to simplify the country’s complex and hard-to-administer tax code but could have mixed effects on imports of U.S. ethanol. READ MORE

July 27, 2017

Opinion: Closing In On Cellulosic

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyTom Bryan, president and editor in chief of Ethanol Producer Magazine, discusses the U.S. EPA's recent RFS rule, the cellulosic biofuels industry, and the 2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. READ MORE

July 27, 2017

Argentina expects a rise in bioethanol production in 2018

BY Staff Report Found In:Markets, BusinessArgentina is expected to see its highest amount of gasoline and bioethanol production this year, according to the country’s government. READ MORE

July 26, 2017

EPA SAB to review biogenic carbon framework at August meeting

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has announced the Scientific Advisory Board will conduct a quality review of the agency’s draft framework for assessing biogenic carbon dioxide emissions from stationary sources at a meeting in August. READ MORE

July 26, 2017

Brazil delays decision to impose US ethanol import tariff

BY U.S. Grains Council, Growth Energy, Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe Executive Management Committee of CAMEX, Brazil’s Chamber of Foreign Trade, announced July 26 a 30-day delay of a decision on a pending proposal to impose a 20 percent tariff on U.S. ethanol imports. READ MORE

July 26, 2017

Opinion: Pushing for Year-Round Access to E15

BY Bob Dinneen Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe Renewable Fuels Association has been pushing for a change that would ensure consumers have year-round access to E15. READ MORE

July 24, 2017

Opinion: Better to Burn Out Than Fade Away?

BY Ron Lamberty Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyRon Lamberty, senior vice president at the American Coalition for Ethanol, discusses a recent statement by Eddie O’Connor, CEO of Mainstream Renewable Power, that “Fossil fuels have lost. The rest of the world just doesn’t know it yet.” READ MORE

July 21, 2017

Ethanol groups continue support for RVP bill to expand E15 sales

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, PolicyThe U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works has decided not to consider the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act, S. 517, before August recess. The bill aims to extend the 1 psi RVP waiver to gasoline blends of more than E10. READ MORE

July 21, 2017

Romania expects to increase blending mandate by almost double

BY Staff Report Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyRomania expects a drastic decline in bioethanol production in 2017, but will increase its bioethanol blending mandate, according to the European Renewable Energy Directive. READ MORE

July 20, 2017

Growth Energy responds to Inhofe’s anti-ethanol claims

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyGrowth Energy has spoken out to a floor speech made by Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., in opposition to the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act, which aims to extend the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to fuel blends with more than 10 percent ethanol. READ MORE

July 20, 2017

CropEnergies has successful first quarter in 2018.

BY Staff Report Found In:Operations, Markets, BusinessGlobal bioethanol producer CropEnergies has increased its production by 38 percent in the first quarter of 2017, based on sales of bioethanol, food and animal feed products, as well as the reopening of a plant in Wilton, United Kingdom. READ MORE

July 20, 2017

Opinion: What’s In a Number?

BY Dave VanderGriend Found In:Markets, Business, PolicySome people hate math, while others have a talent for it that comes from a love of numbers. In either case, as the ethanol industry seeks to increase its demand and market share, it is unavoidably a numbers game—one that can get confusing. READ MORE

July 19, 2017

California legislature passes bills extending cap-and-trade, LCFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyOn July 17, the California legislature voted in favor of a package of bills that extend the state’s cap-and-trade program for 10 years, through 2030, and codify the Low Carbon Fuel Standard into law. READ MORE

July 19, 2017

USGC: US DDGS exports up 16 percent to Southeast Asia

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyU.S. exports of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to Southeast Asia have increased 16 percent so far this marketing year, according to data from the USDA and analysis by the U.S. Grains Council. READ MORE

July 18, 2017

UNICA: 7.61 billion liters of ethanol produced so far this season

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced ethanol production in the country’s south-central region reached 1.78 billion liters (470.23 million gallons) during the second half of June. READ MORE

July 17, 2017

Onken Racing’s American Ethanol Mystic Powerboat earns top honors

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, BusinessOn July 16, the American Ethanol Mystic Powerboat took home “Top Gun” honors at the Grand Lake of the Cherokees Shootout with a 200-mph run. The boat runs on an E90 ethanol blend. READ MORE

July 14, 2017

Thailand decreases 2036 renewables goal by 37 percent

BY Staff Report Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThailand reduced its renewable and alternative energy target for 2036 by 37 percent as it grapples with uncertainty in molasses and cassava feedstock production. READ MORE

July 13, 2017

EIA revises 2017, 2018 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has reduced its ethanol production forecasts in its July Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting production will average 1.02 million barrels per day in 2017 and 1.01 million barrels per day in 2018. READ MORE

July 07, 2017

UNICA reports reduced exports of ethanol in early June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently announced mills in the south-central region produced 5.81 billion liters (1.53 billion gallons) from the start of the current harvest season through June 16. READ MORE

July 06, 2017

RFA: Buffalo Chip motorists can now fuel with ethanol

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessMotorcycle riders traveling around Sturgis, South Dakota, now have the ability to fuel with 93 octane, 10 percent ethanol. The Renewable Fuels Association has donated a permanent fueling station to the Buffalo Chip Campground. READ MORE