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August 02, 2018

EPA, NHTSA address high-octane fuels in CAFE/GHG rulemaking

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyRepresentatives of the ethanol industry are applauding the U.S. EPA and U.S. DOT for addressing the potential of high-octane fuels in their proposed rule to set new fuel economy and tailpipe greenhouse gas standards for model year 2021-2026 vehicles. READ MORE

July 31, 2018

ADM releases Q2 results, discusses China’s impact on US ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessOn July 31, Archer Daniels Midland Co. released second quarter financial results, reporting strong overall net earnings, but lower results for the bioproducts segments, which includes ethanol. READ MORE

July 31, 2018

RFA partners with Buffalo Chip Campground at Sturgis

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessFor the tenth consecutive year, the Renewable Fuels Association is partnering with the Buffalo Chip Campground to host the 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, scheduled for Aug. 3-12 in Sturgis, South Dakota. READ MORE

July 26, 2018

Trump reiterates support for year-round E15 sales at Iowa event

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyPresident Trump indicated his administration is “very close” to implementing a Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver allowing for year-round sales of E15 at an event in Dubuque, Iowa, July 26. READ MORE

July 26, 2018

UK opens public consultation on potential introduction of E10

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyOn July 20, the U.K. Department of Transportation opened a public consultation on whether and how it should introduce E10 fuel. The country currently allows gasoline blends that contain up to 5 percent ethanol. READ MORE

July 26, 2018

ACE continues work with service station owners in Mexico

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyAmerican Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty recently traveled to Chihuahua, Mexico, for the fourth of six technical ethanol workshops the U.S. Grains Council is holding for Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers. READ MORE

July 25, 2018

Canada delays development of Clean Fuel Standard regulations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe Canadian government has announced plans to delay implementation of its Clean Fuel Standard. Original plans called for development of the program regulations to be complete next year. That work is now expected to take until 2021. READ MORE

July 23, 2018

Annual Canadian biofuels report highlights provincial data

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyAdvanced Biofuels Canada announced the release of the Biofuels in Canada 2018 report, which updates and expands upon the last annual report by Navius Research released in 2017 and in 2016 in partnership with Clean Energy Canada. READ MORE

July 19, 2018

UNICA: Production, sales of hydrous ethanol up in late June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, reported production units in the country’s south-central region produced 2.35 billion liters of ethanol during the second half of June, up 30.44 percent when compared to the same period of 2017. READ MORE

July 17, 2018

Heitkamp urges Wheeler to protect the RFS, allow year-round E15

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyOn July 12, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., urged Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard and live up to the administration’s commitment to a strong RFS and the year-round sale of E15. READ MORE

July 17, 2018

Opinion: Everything Comes Back to the FEW

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: Ethanol Producer Magazine Editor Lisa Gibson previews this issue of the magazine, including a recap of the 2018 FEW, features on membrane technologies, the potential of a high-octane fuel standard and more READ MORE

July 16, 2018

California reaches GHG reduction goal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe California Air Resources Board has announced that in 2016 the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions fell below 1990 levels for the first time since emissions peaked in 2004. Biofuels helped achieve the reduction. READ MORE

July 16, 2018

In Depth: United Front

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: Experts in multiple industries support the idea of a high-octane fuel standard, but some prefer it as a replacement to the RFS. READ MORE

July 16, 2018

Opinion: Fuel Your Knowledge

BY Bob Dinneen Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen talks about the custom ethanol motorcycle built by Paul Jr. Designs and commissioned by RFA that will be featured at the Sturgis Motorcycle rally in South Dakota READ MORE

July 13, 2018

Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association releases 2018 half year report

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Biofuels) released its 2018 Half Year Report to its producer and vendor members at a networking event in Prior Lake, Minnesota, July 11. READ MORE

July 13, 2018

USGC emphasizes commitment to Mexican trading partnership

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador as Mexico’s next president will add new elements to the already-complex U.S.-Mexico trading relationship, negotiations for a revised North American Free Trade Agreement and the global grains marketplace. READ MORE

July 13, 2018

In Depth: Policy, Production, Potential

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: A recap the events at the 2018 FEW in Omaha, Nebraska, including an opening speech from Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor; panels focused on efficiency, compliance, finance and more; and a tour of Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy READ MORE

July 13, 2018

Opinion: With Friends Like This...

BY Doug Sombke Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke discusses how the EPA's proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support rule would hurt both the ethanol and agriculture industries READ MORE

July 12, 2018

WASDE: 2018-’19 corn production up, ethanol use revised down

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, FeedstocksThe USDA has released the July edition of its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, increasing its predictions for 2018’19 corn production and revising estimates for the amount of corn going to ethanol production. READ MORE

July 11, 2018

CropEnergies: Ethanol prices expected to gradually improve

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyEuropean ethanol producer CropEnergies has reported its 2018-’19 financial year began with below-average revenues, but noted ethanol prices and the company’s financial performance are expected to gradually improve over the remainder of the year. READ MORE

July 10, 2018

EIA maintains short-term ethanol production forecast in July STEO

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the July edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its June production that ethanol production will average 1.04 million barrels per day in both 2018 and 2019. READ MORE

July 09, 2018

Growth Energy: American drivers pass 5 billion miles on E15

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyGrowth Energy announced July 9 that American drivers have logged 5 billion miles on E15. The latest milestone was reached in the midst of Reid vapor pressure (RVP) restrictions on the sale E15 fuel across most of the country. READ MORE

July 06, 2018

UNICA: Ethanol sales set new record during first half of June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that mills in the south-central region of the country sold a record 1.41 billion liters (372.48 million gallons) of ethanol during the first half of June. READ MORE

July 06, 2018

Export Exchange 2018 scheduled for October 22-24

BY U.S. Grains Council, Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe USGC, the RFA and Growth Energy encourage U.S. suppliers of coarse grains and coproducts, industry representatives and members of the grain trade to register now for Export Exchange 2018, scheduled for October 22-24, 2018, in Minneapolis. READ MORE

July 06, 2018

USGC: Mission to Japan turns US ethanol opportunity into sales

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council explored the potential for increased exports of U.S. ethanol under Japan’s new energy policy as part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture agricultural trade mission to the country in June. READ MORE

July 05, 2018

USGC: Trade school empowers corn state leaders to talk trade

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyNearly 50 corn state leaders convened in St. Louis, Missouri, in June to arm themselves with the knowledge and skills needed to advocate for trade at and event conducted by the U.S. Grains Council and the National Corn Growers Association. READ MORE

June 28, 2018

USGC: Market development takes center stage

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyDespite dizzying headlines and potential trade disruptions caused by the threats of tariffs and retaliations between the U.S. and its trading partners, the U.S. Grains Council remains unwavering in its commitment to enabling trade across the globe. READ MORE

June 26, 2018

European ethanol sets new high level for greenhouse gas savings

BY ePURE Found In:Markets, BusinessEuropean renewable ethanol delivered an average of more than 70 percent greenhouse-gas savings compared to fossil fuels in 2017, according to new certified data from European ethanol producers. READ MORE

June 26, 2018

Opinion: Octane Overconfidence

BY Ron Lamberty Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE JULY ISSUE: American Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty lays out why oil refiners wouldn't use ethanol as a source of octane, under a high-octane fuel standard, without an RFS or RINs. READ MORE

June 26, 2018

In Depth: Zero to 10 Million in 5 years

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Slow to start and with fewer gallons than targeted through the Renewable Fuel Standard, cellulosic ethanol is showing signs of steady growth. READ MORE