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February 15, 2018

In Depth: Next-Level Nanoscience

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: The accidental discovery that a carbon, nitrogen and copper-based catalyst can convert carbon dioxide to ethanol shows potential. READ MORE

February 15, 2018

Opinion: Catalysts, Cleaning and Cook

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Editor in Chief Tom Bryan previews the magazine, including features about a catalyst to convert carbon dioxide to ethanol, bacterial control, biofilm removal and liquefaction efficiency. READ MORE

February 14, 2018

Opinion: E15 Continues to Build Momentum

BY Mike O’Brien Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Growth Energy's Mike O'Brien outlines efforts and advances in the E15 market. READ MORE

February 13, 2018

UNICA: January sales of hydrous ethanol set record

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that sales of hydrous ethanol set a new record in January, reaching a total of 1.36 billion liters (359.27 million gallons), up 51.77 percent when compared to January 2017. READ MORE

February 13, 2018

RFA CEO: Outlook for domestic ethanol industry is strong

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyWith record production, blending and exports for the U.S. ethanol industry last year, the outlook for the domestic ethanol industry isn’t just strong—it’s Ethanol Strong, said Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the RFA, at the 23rd annual NEC. READ MORE

February 13, 2018

Opinion: Ambitious Policies Position Canadian Biofuels for Growth

BY Jim Grey Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Jim Grey, of Renewable Fuels Canada, discusses Canada's biofuels success and what's coming. READ MORE

February 12, 2018

Report shows potential of emerging ethanol industry in Ecuador

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyA new report shows that Ecuador may be a promising new market for ethanol. The country currently has an E5 mandate that it is not meeting and its domestic sugar industry is looking to expand to non-food products, according to a USDA FAS GAIN report. READ MORE

February 12, 2018

Gevo amends isobutanol supply agreement with Musket

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Markets, BusinessGevo Inc. has strengthened its existing relationship with Musket Corp. by amending its isobutanol supply agreement to provide Musket with the exclusive right to sell Gevo’s renewable isobutanol within a 300 mile radius of Houston, Texas. READ MORE

February 12, 2018

Opinion: The Wisdom of Thumper

BY Ron Lamberty Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: ACE's Ron Lamberty reviews a letter the Petroleum Marketers of America recently sent to the Federal Trade Commission. READ MORE

February 09, 2018

Green Plains produces record 340.8 million gallons during Q4

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessGreen Plains Inc. has released fourth quarter 2017 financial results, reporting the company produced a record 340.8 million gallons of ethanol during the three-month period, up from 334.2 million gallons during the fourth quarter of 2016. READ MORE

February 08, 2018

EIA maintains 2018, 2019 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has published the February edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its January forecast that ethanol production will average 1.03 million barrels per day in both 2018 and 2019. READ MORE

February 06, 2018

US exported a record 1.37 billion gallons of ethanol in 2017

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessGovernment data released Feb. 6 confirms that U.S. ethanol exports set a new record in 2017, with an astonishing 1.37 billion gallons shipped to more than 60 countries around the world. The 2017 export total was up 17 percent from 2016. READ MORE

February 06, 2018

ICM: Corn ethanol opportunities in South America continue to grow

BY ICM Inc. Found In:Markets, Business, PolicySouth America is home to some of the world's largest producers of ethanol and has a long tradition of biofuels consumption. As the region's renewable energy policies evolve, ICM Inc. intends to provide solutions and services for the growing demand. READ MORE

February 05, 2018

RFA: 31 states broke through so-called ‘blend wall’ in 2016

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyData released by the U.S. Department of Energy shows that gasoline consumed in 31 states contained more than 10.0 percent ethanol on average in 2016, proving once again that the so-called “E10 blend wall” continues to crumble. READ MORE

February 05, 2018

Novozymes launches yeast platform for corn ethanol production

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessToday, well-known enzyme developer Novozymes launches Drive, the first product from its Innova yeast platform for corn ethanol production. READ MORE

February 02, 2018

UNICA reports increased hydrous ethanol sales

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced increased sales of hydrous ethanol during the first half of January. Total ethanol production for the current season is up slightly when compared to the previous season. READ MORE

January 26, 2018

ACE presents on ethanol markets at MN Ag Expo

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, BusinessRon Lamberty, senior vice president of the American Coalition for Ethanol, updated attendees at the MN Ag EXPO in Mankato, Minnesota, on the changing landscape that allows retailers to offer ethanol-blended fuels at lower prices. READ MORE

January 24, 2018

USGC: DDGS exports set new record to Southeast Asia

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. Grains Council has announced U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) exports to Southeast Asia set a new record of 2.3 million metric tons in 2016/2017, despite an adverse trade policy decision by Vietnam. READ MORE

January 23, 2018

Algeria removes value-added tax on US DDGS, corn gluten feed

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe government of Algeria has lifted a value-added tax (VAT) on U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and corn gluten feed (CGF) for 2018, affording new opportunities this marketing year. READ MORE

January 23, 2018

In Depth: On The Spot

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Most consumers make their fuel purchase decisions at the pump. Consistent branding based on market research can help boost ethanol’s appeal. READ MORE

January 23, 2018

Opinion: Sharing Value, Building Brand

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Editor in Chief Tom Bryan previews the magazine, including features about marketing E15, approval for corn fiber-to-ethanol processes, advocacy on Capitol Hill and ethanol blend pricing. READ MORE

January 22, 2018

Opinion: RFA’s 2018 Biofuel Priorities to Help ‘Make America Great Again’

BY Bob Dinneen Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Bob Dinneen looks ahead to 2018 and outlines RFA's priorities. READ MORE

January 19, 2018

Opinion: More Countries Adopting Ethanol Policies

BY Bliss Baker Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Bliss Baker looks at ethanol policies around the world. READ MORE

January 18, 2018

UNICA: 2017-’18 sugarcane harvest nearly complete

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced the 2017-’18 harvest is substantially complete, with approximately 25.22 billion liters (6.7 billion gallons) of ethanol produced since the beginning of the season. READ MORE

January 18, 2018

Growth Energy: American drivers top 3 billion miles driven on E15

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, BusinessGrowth Energy has announced that American drivers have logged yet another billion miles on clean burning E15 in just the past three months. The total number of miles driven on E15 now sits at more than 3 billion. READ MORE

January 18, 2018

In Depth: Unexpected Incentive

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: RIN values do affect fuel prices, but Ron Lamberty, senior vice president of the American Coalition for Ethanol, says it’s not the effect many assume. READ MORE

January 17, 2018

MEPs approve renewable energy, biofuel targets under RED II

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyMembers of the European Parliament endorsed a set of proposals Jan. 17 that set new goals for renewable energy, energy efficiency and renewable transportation fuels. The proposals also cap first-generation biofuels and phase-out the use of palm oil. READ MORE

January 17, 2018

Bolivia announces intent to establish E10 mandate at USGC seminar

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe Bolivian government announced its intention to establish an ethanol blend mandate during a December seminar conducted by the U.S. Grains Council. The mandate is start at 10 percent in 2018 with goals of mid-level blends in coming years. READ MORE

January 17, 2018

In Depth: CHP: Obstacles and Opportunities

BY Joe Leo Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyFROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Generating heat and power on-site saves money and lowers carbon intensity, but has barriers to success. READ MORE

January 15, 2018

Kwik Trip recognized with ethanol marketing award in Iowa

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, BusinessIowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey has announced Kwik Trip Inc. and the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott as winners of the 2018 Secretary’s Ethanol and Biodiesel Marketing Awards. Kwik Trip currently sells E15 at 25 locations within the state. READ MORE