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April 16, 2018

RFA: E15 debuts in St. Louis metro region

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessThe Renewable Fuels Association is excited to announce that E15 has debuted in the St. Louis area and will be available throughout the year. Home Service Oil Co. now offers both E15 and E85 at 1707 Hwy Z in Pevely, Missouri, just off Interstate 55. READ MORE

April 13, 2018

Hearing explores the possibility of a fuel performance standard

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing titled “High Octane Fuels and High Efficiency Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities” on April 13. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor testified at the event. READ MORE

April 13, 2018

USGC answers ethanol questions from Mexico service station owners

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyAs Mexico’s energy sector continues to evolve, the U.S. Grains Council is running a series of technical workshops there to answer questions from local service station owners about how to utilize and profit from using ethanol. READ MORE

April 12, 2018

Draft 2018 Farm Bill reauthorizes Energy Title programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn April 12, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K Michael Conaway, R-Texas, released a draft of the 2018 Farm Bill. The legislation reauthorizes many bioenergy-related programs, but provides them with only discretionary funding. READ MORE

April 12, 2018

USGC: US ethanol exports hit monthly record

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. recorded the highest-ever monthly exports total for ethanol in February 2018 at 218.7 million gallons, according to data from the USDA. Exports so far this marketing year are up 6 percent compared to the same period of the previous year. READ MORE

April 12, 2018

ACE addressing ethanol marketing challenges at NEB Forum

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyACE board member and past board president Ron Alverson of Dakota Ethanol spoke April 12 at the Nebraska Ethanol Board’s 2018 Emerging Issues Forum about assessing new markets based on ethanol’s low carbon emissions benefits. READ MORE

April 12, 2018

Trump pledges support for year-round E15 sales

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn April 12, President Donald Trump pledged his support for allowing year-round sales of E15. Representatives of the ethanol industry are speaking out in support of his announcement. READ MORE

April 10, 2018

Minnesota drivers choose E15

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessThe Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association and KS95 FM teamed up April 6 to reward drivers in Fridley, Minnesota, who switched to E15 during a two-hour appearance at the Holiday on University Avenue. READ MORE

April 06, 2018

USGC: APEC roadmap supports development of global ethanol markets

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council is working alongside the U.S. government and with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation to share the U.S. experience in constructing a national ethanol policy with markets quickly growing throughout the Asia-Pacific rim. READ MORE

April 05, 2018

ACE: New video addresses gasoline retailer E15 liability concerns

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe American Coalition for Ethanol released a controversial new video April 5, addressing fuel retailer concerns about potential liability for vehicle damage from the new E15 fuel. The video can be found on the flexfuelforward.com website. READ MORE

April 03, 2018

EPA opens public comment period on isobutanol fuel registration

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA is seeking public comment on any aspect of the use of isobutanol in gasoline in response to a fuel registration application filed by Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC. The public comment period ends April 30. READ MORE

April 02, 2018

Upcoming GHG/CAFE rulemaking an opportunity for high-octane fuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyOn April 2, the U.S. EPA announced the completion of its midterm evaluation process for GHG emission standards for cars and light trucks for model years 2022-2025. The agency determined that current standards should be revised. READ MORE

April 02, 2018

China enacts retaliatory tariff on US ethanol, 127 other products

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyChina is placing tariffs on 128 products imported from the U.S., including a 15 percent tariff on ethanol, effective immediately. The tariffs are in response to President Trump’s decision to place duties on imported steel and aluminum products. READ MORE

April 02, 2018

Gevo: ASTM subcommittee approves additional route to ATJ fuel

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Operations, Markets, BusinessGevo Inc. announced April 2 that an ASTM International subcommittee has voted in favor of revising specification D7566 to include ethanol in addition to isobutanol and to increase the approved blend levels from 30 percent to 50 percent. READ MORE

March 29, 2018

Gevo discusses financial status, market development activities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. released 2017 financial results on March 28, providing an overview of its financial status, production and sales, and market development activities. The company's Minnesota biorefinery is expected to focus on ethanol production in 2018. READ MORE

March 28, 2018

UNICA: Hydrous ethanol sales up in first half of March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that production units in Brazil’s south-central region processed 3.34 million metric tons of sugarcane during the first half of March, producing 182.79 million liters of ethanol. READ MORE

March 23, 2018

China considers retaliatory tariff on ethanol, 127 other products

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe government of China has announced it is considering enforcing duties on 128 U.S. products, including a 15 percent duty on U.S. ethanol, in response to President Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum products. READ MORE

March 23, 2018

Colombia increases ethanol blend mandate to E10

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe Colombian government increased its national blend mandate for ethanol to E10 as of March 1, 2018, according to an announcement by the country’s Ministry of Mines and Energy, the government authority that regulates biofuels policy. READ MORE

March 22, 2018

Toyota reveals world-first flexible fuel hybrid prototype

BY Toyota Found In:Markets, BusinessA prototype of the world's first hybrid flexible-fuel vehicle (hybrid FFV), debuted in an event Toyota recently held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Stakeholders including the state government, universities and UNICA. READ MORE

March 22, 2018

In Depth: New Expectations

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: With the release of Innova Drive, well-known enzyme developer Novozymes has entered the yeast market for corn ethanol production. READ MORE

March 20, 2018

Opinion: Thoughts on Brazil’s Temporary Tariff-Rate Quota for Ethanol

BY Leticia Phillips Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: Leticia Phillips of UNICA offers details on the rationale behind Brazil's limit on ethanol imports. READ MORE

March 19, 2018

2018 International FEW releases technical sessions agenda

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe 2018 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo has released its highly anticipated agenda featuring more than 150 speakers and four comprehensive tracks. The event will be held June 11-13 in Omaha, Nebraska. READ MORE

March 19, 2018

RFA, Paul Jr. Designs develop custom ethanol-powered motorcycle

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessThe Renewable Fuels Association has joined forces with Paul Jr. Designs to conceive of and fabricate a signature motorcycle that thrusts American-made fuel ethanol into the spotlight. The bike will be featured on the new series of American Chopper. READ MORE

March 19, 2018

Opinion: Regulatory Fixes Will Open the Market to Ethanol Quickly

BY Adam Gustafson Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: Adam Gustafson, attorney with Boyden Gray and Associates, explains how EPA could easily remedy issues with RINs. READ MORE

March 16, 2018

UNICA: Domestic sales of hydrous ethanol up in February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced domestic sales of hydrous ethanol remained high in February, up nearly 38 percent when compared to the volume sold during the same period of last year. READ MORE

March 15, 2018

IRFA: Murphy USA locations plan E15 discount promotions

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessThe Iowa Renewable Fuels Association has announced Murphy USA plans to hold E15 discount promotions at five of its locations in Iowa during March, including two promotions March 16 at its locations in Clinton and Indianola. READ MORE

March 14, 2018

Export Exchange 2018 scheduled for Oct. 22-24 in Minneapolis

BY U.S. Grains Council, Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyExport Exchange 2018 has been set for Oct. 22 to 24 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event will focus on timely topics related to exports of U.S. corn, sorghum, barley, distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and related products. READ MORE

March 09, 2018

EIA increases 2018, 2019 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has published the March edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, increasing its ethanol production forecasts for 2018 and 2019. Ethanol consumption is also expected to grow through 2019. READ MORE

March 09, 2018

Iowa adds 12 new E15 stations so far in 2018

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessSince the end of 2017 Iowa has added a dozen new E15 stations. Drivers can now buy the fuel at 158 fueling stations statewide. Casey’s General Store added the most new stations, including locations in Sioux Center, Akron, Cedar Rapids, and Lone Tree. READ MORE

March 07, 2018

Positive US ethanol margins are driving ethanol production growth

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyEstimated ethanol production margins at U.S. corn ethanol plants averaged 22 cents per gallon (gal) in 2017. Last year was the fifth consecutive year that margins have averaged more than 20 cents/gal. READ MORE