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November 28, 2017

European Parliament sets stage for a battle over biofuels

BY ePURE Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe report adopted Nov. 28 by the European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee sets the stage for a real clash with EU Member States over how to decarbonize transport, according to ePURE. READ MORE

November 20, 2017

USGC, USDA explore future of ethanol exports to India

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Operations, Markets, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council recently participated in a USDA agricultural trade mission to India, led by new Undersecretary of Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney. READ MORE

November 17, 2017

In Depth: Extract or Enrich

BY Susanne Retka Schill Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Corn oil maximization seems an obvious goal, but some DDGS feed markets prefer a higher oil content for better energy value. READ MORE

November 17, 2017

Opinion: Brazil to Launch Ambitious Biofuels Program

BY Leticia Phillips Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: RenovaBio will help Brazil meet its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 43 percent of 2005 levels by 2030. READ MORE

November 16, 2017

UNICA: Ethanol sales, production increase in late October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced sales of hydrous ethanol continued to increase during the final half of October, reaching a near record high of 839.63 million liters domestically. READ MORE

November 16, 2017

Opinion: Is E25 legal in the Mini Cooper?

BY Dave VanderGriend Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Trouble with regulations often results from how regulating agencies interpret the language in the laws. READ MORE

November 15, 2017

USGC: China reallows exemption from value added tax for US DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyAn announcement was posted last week on China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website that the country would again allow U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to be imported without charging an 11 percent value added tax (VAT). READ MORE

November 14, 2017

RFA, Growth Energy, USGC urge suspension of Brazil’s GSP status

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and U.S. Grains Council are asking U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to suspend Brazil’s designated country status under the Generalized System of Preferences. READ MORE

November 13, 2017

ACE: Video series on E15 and flex fuel retailers debuts

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe American Coalition for Ethanol announced the first two in a series of fuel marketer-focused videos on the flexfuelforward.com website Nov. 13, part of a campaign to feature real world E15 and flex fuel retailer success stories. READ MORE

November 10, 2017

USGC: Chinese corn, sorghum, DDGS team travels to the US

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessA team of Chinese buyers of corn, sorghum and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) traveled to the United States last month to investigate crop production and quality as well as gain a better understanding of U.S. feed grains and co-products. READ MORE

November 10, 2017

IRFA: Iowans can save more than $1 per gallon with E85

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessIn recent weeks, Iowa drivers have had access to exceptionally low E85 prices, in several cases more than $1 cheaper than regular E10. These tremendous savings stem from the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

November 09, 2017

IRFA: E15 now available at 142 stations across Iowa

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessIn recent weeks E15 has arrived in several northern and eastern Iowa communities. Casey’s General Store, Kwik Star, and several other retailers have added E15 to their locations, according to the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. READ MORE

November 08, 2017

Pacific Ethanol sells record volumes of ethanol during Q3

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, BusinessPacific Ethanol Inc. has released third quarter financial results, reporting the company achieved a record total gallons sold of 250 million and a record production gallons sold of 141.8 million. READ MORE

November 08, 2017

The Andersons Ethanol Group impacted by decreased margins

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe Andersons Inc. has released third quarter financial results, reporting that its Ethanol Group was challenged by decreasing margins. The group generated pretax income of $6.1 million, down from $9.5 million during the same period of last year. READ MORE

November 08, 2017

RFA: Consumers win with ethanol

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessAccording to crowd-sourced data from the Renewable Fuels Association’s E85prices.com, the national price spread between regular unleaded and E85 has never been greater in the 17 years of tracking on the website. READ MORE

November 08, 2017

On Fly Green Day, 8 airlines fly with Gevo’s jet fuel from O’Hare

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. recently announced that its alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) derived from renewable isobutanol is being used Nov. 8 by eight commercial airlines for Fly Green Day, sponsored by the O’Hare Fuel Committee, at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. READ MORE

November 07, 2017

RFA releases brochure to inform consumers which vehicles use E85

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessMore than 22 million automobiles on U.S. roadways today are flex fuel vehicles (FFVs) that can run on E85. A new brochure released by the Renewable Fuels Association helps consumers determine if their vehicles are FFVs. READ MORE

November 07, 2017

Aemetis signs feedstock supply agreement for cellulosic ethanol

BY Aemetis Inc. Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. recently announced that its Aemetis Advanced Products Keyes subsidiary signed a 20-year feedstock supply agreement to produce cellulosic ethanol at a former U.S. Army munitions facility located in Riverbank, California. READ MORE

November 07, 2017

Expansion of sugarcane ethanol in Brazil could cut GHG emissions

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessA massive expansion of land use for sugar cane growth in Brazil, and a subsequent increase in ethanol production with the feedstock could reduce global carbon dioxide emissions in the transportation sector by up to 86 percent of 2014 levels. READ MORE

November 07, 2017

UNICA: Mills continue to focus on ethanol in early October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently announced that mills in the south-central region of the country continued to focus on ethanol production during the first half of October. READ MORE

November 06, 2017

More than 200 stations in Minnesota now offer E15

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessIn a landmark development for Minnesota's ethanol industry, there are now 202 stations in the state that offer E15. In 2014, there were 17 stations offering E15 in Minnesota. In 2015, that total rose to 27 and nearly tripled to 61 stations in 2016. READ MORE

November 02, 2017

USDA ERS publishes report on ethanol, DDGS export opportunities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyIn October, the USDA Economic Research Service published a report on global ethanol mandates that outlines the opportunities for exports of U.S. ethanol and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). READ MORE

November 02, 2017

USGC adds overseas staff to boost global presence, grain sales

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council is adding a new strategic director in Asia and assistant director in Southeast Asia as part of a global resource expansion meant to capture near-term demand for feed grain sales and build long-term demand for ethanol. READ MORE

November 01, 2017

US corn, DDGS compete in Canada for feed grains market share

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyA short hour north of the Montana border, the U.S. Grains Council is exploring the geographic advantage of unit trains carrying U.S. corn and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to Canadian feedlots around Lethbridge, Alberta. READ MORE

October 31, 2017

Clariant to build sunliquid cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania

BY Clariant Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessClariant has announced the approval by its board of directors to invest in a new full-scale commercial plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues using its sunliquid technology. The new plant will be built in Romania. READ MORE

October 31, 2017

Growth Energy: 2 billion miles surpassed on E15

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, BusinessGrowth Energy recently announced that in just five months, American drivers have surpassed another billion miles on E15, bringing the total miles driven across the U.S. to 2 billion. More than 1,000 fuel stations in the U.S. now offer E15. READ MORE

October 31, 2017

Pennsylvania expands biofuel infrastructure

BY State of Pennsylvania Found In:Markets, BusinessPennsylvania’s travelers have expanded opportunities for filling their vehicles with renewable fuels thanks to a $7 million grant that allowed Sheetz Corp. to expand ethanol availability to 340 more fuel pumps at 77 store locations across the state. READ MORE

October 27, 2017

RFA data: More than 4,000 US stations offering E85

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyDrivers of flex fuel vehicles (FFVs), which can handle higher ethanol blends up to 85 percent, now have even more places to fuel up. According to E85prices.com, there are now more than 4,000 stations throughout the U.S. offering E85. READ MORE

October 24, 2017

MEP proposal ups renewables targets, phases out crop-based fuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyMEPs are calling for the European Union to source 35 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2030, set nationally binding targets for renewable energy, phase-out of palm oil and food-based biofuels and set biomass sustainability standards. READ MORE

October 23, 2017

ICM announces successful startup of FS Bioenergia in Brazil

BY ICM Inc. Found In:Operations, Markets, BusinessICM Inc. has announced the successful startup and commissioning of Brazil’s first standalone dry-mill corn ethanol plant. The FS Bioenergia plant is a joint venture between U.S.-based Summit Agricultural Group and Fiagril Ltda of Brazil. READ MORE