Markets

October 04, 2018

Growth Energy asks congress to support year-round E15 in new ad

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyGrowth Energy has released a new television ad stressing the vital role ethanol plays in rural America’s economy and asking Congress to support making E15 year-round a reality. READ MORE

October 04, 2018

USGC encourages use of US corn, DDGS for Alberta cattle

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessMore Canadian cattle feeders are well aware of the opportunity to feed U.S. corn and DDGS and are becoming more knowledgeable about pricing and logistics, in large part due to work completed by the U.S. Grains Council. READ MORE

October 03, 2018

UK consumption of liquid biofuels up during second quarter

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyNew data released by the U.K. government shows the country increased its overall consumption of liquid biofuels during the second quarter of 2018. Consumption of ethanol, however, was down slightly. READ MORE

October 03, 2018

USGC welcomes trade agreement between US, South Korea

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyLeaders from the United States and South Korea signed an updated United States-Republic of Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) on Sept. 24, a move welcomed by the U.S. Grains Council, a long-time partner with the Korean feed and livestock industries. READ MORE

October 02, 2018

Growth Energy launches new consumer website for Unleaded 88

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, BusinessOn Oct. 2, Growth Energy announced the launch of a new consumer-facing website for Unleaded 88 fuel: Unl88.com. Unleaded 88 is the unified brand identify for E15. The website features information on Unleaded 88 and its benefits. READ MORE

October 02, 2018

Crappie Masters winners ‘never hesitate’ when fueling with E10

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessThe 2018 Crappie Masters Tournament Trail concluded last week in Missouri. For the second consecutive year, the Renewable Fuels Association and the National Corn Growers Association sponsored the national fishing tournament. READ MORE

October 01, 2018

US, Mexico, Canada reach trade deal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyOn Oct. 1, the U.S. government announced it has reached a new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada that will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. The new agreement is named the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. READ MORE

October 01, 2018

CARB votes to approve several changes to LCFS program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyOn Sept. 27, the California Air Resources Board approved several amendments to the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, including one that sets a new carbon intensity target for fuel sold within the state. READ MORE

October 01, 2018

USGC helps open new market for US DDGS in Ecuador

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyUtilizing Market Access Program funds, the U.S. Grains Council’s Western Hemisphere Office has opened up a new market for U.S. dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) in Ecuador by working directly with a major buying group. READ MORE

September 27, 2018

OPINION: Brown drops an easy climate win in California

BY Mike Lewis, Pearson Fuels Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyOn Sept. 21, California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed AB 558, a California bill authored by Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva that was designed to better leverage California’s fleet of flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs). READ MORE

September 26, 2018

Ethanol groups testify on the benefits of high-octane fuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyRepresentatives of the RFA, Growth Energy and ACE were among those who testified at a Sept. 25 public hearing on a proposed rule to set new fuel economy and tailpipe GHG standards for model year (MY) 2021-2026 vehicles. READ MORE

September 26, 2018

USGC: Vietnam biofuels conference supports increased ethanol use

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyEthanol provides a win-win for domestic stakeholders in Vietnam and the U.S. ethanol industry, as recently discussed during the first U.S. Grains Council biofuels conference conducted in the country. READ MORE

September 25, 2018

CARD: Trade disruptions cost Iowa ethanol producers $105 million

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyA new study by researchers at Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Development has determined current trade disruptions are having a significant impact on the state’s economy, including its ethanol industry. READ MORE

September 25, 2018

USGC: US ethanol exports set new record

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyPartnering with the RFA, Growth Energy and USDA’s FAS, the USGC has been able to help promote corn ethanol sales globally for a new export record in marketing year 2016/2017 of nearly 1.4 billion gallons. READ MORE

September 24, 2018

USGC: DDGS market continues to diversify

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, PolicyMajor market disruptions dominate the headlines and often spur negative price trends, but buyers around the world continue to expand purchases of U.S. DDGS, according to data from the USDA and analysis by the USGC. READ MORE

September 21, 2018

UNICA: Sales of hydrous ethanol break bi-weekly record

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced sales of hydrous ethanol set a new bi-weekly record during the second half of August, reaching 1.05 billion liters (277.38 million gallons). READ MORE

September 21, 2018

USGC: South Korean trade team focuses on ethanol potential

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFuel ethanol would benefit South Korea’s economy and environment, but the nation currently lacks a national blend mandate. A September trade team, organized by the USGC, offered South Korean decision-makers information on ethanol's benefits. READ MORE

September 17, 2018

Summertime restrictions on E15 end Sept. 16

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe summertime restriction of E15 sales lifted on Sept. 16, allowing customers across the nation to once again access the fuel blend. Representatives of the ethanol industry are working to ensure barriers to year-round sales will be lifted soon. READ MORE

September 13, 2018

Virgin Australia leads trial using Gevo’s biojet in Brisbane

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessOn Sept. 11, Virgin Australia announced the successful completion of a trial to deliver sustainable aviation fuel through Brisbane Airport’s general fuel supply system. Biojet used during the trail was supplied by Gevo Inc. READ MORE

September 11, 2018

EIA ups 2018 ethanol production forecast, reduces 2019 forecast

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the September edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, increasing its forecast for 2018 ethanol production, but lowering its estimate for 2019 production. READ MORE

September 10, 2018

Increased production, sale of hydrous ethanol continue in Brazil

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced sugarcane mills in the country’s south-central region sold 1.34 billion liters (353.99 million gallons) of ethanol during the first half of August, up 20.32 percent from last year. READ MORE

September 10, 2018

In Depth: LCFS Matures

BY Tim Albrecht Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: Amendments to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard could lead to favorable changes for the ethanol industry. READ MORE

September 06, 2018

UK ethanol plant to shut down Sept. 30 due to E10 delay

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyU.K.-based Vivergo Fuels Ltd. has announced plans to idle its 420 MMly (110 MMgy) ethanol plant, citing a difficult trading environment and delays in the introduction of E10 into the U.K. marketplace. READ MORE

September 06, 2018

Watchorn to keynote Export Exchange 2018

BY U.S. Grains Council, Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. Grains Council, Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association have announced that Roger Watchorn, group leader at Cargill Agriculture Supply Chain North America, will be the keynote speaker for Export Exchange 2018 next month. READ MORE

September 06, 2018

Opinion: EPA Needs to Reallocate Gallons from RFS Waivers

BY Geoff Cooper Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: Incoming RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper addresses the small refiner exemptions issued by the U.S. EPA last year, and how they affect the ethanol market. READ MORE

September 05, 2018

Opinion: Nobody Wins When Countries Erect Trade Barriers

BY Bliss Baker Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: Bliss Baker, president of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance, recaps recent trade barriers and explains their implications. READ MORE

August 30, 2018

Report: Ethanol production in Brazil to increase 9% in 2018

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyA report recently filed with the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Network provides an update of Brazil’s biofuel industry, predicting the country’s ethanol production will reach 30.755 billion liters this year. READ MORE

August 30, 2018

ACE participates in fifth ethanol workshop in Mexico

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, BusinessAmerican Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty traveled to Xalapa last week for the fifth of seven technical ethanol workshops the U.S. Grains Council is holding for Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers. READ MORE

August 29, 2018

NCGA says USDA trade aid not enough, calls for RFS, E15 support

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe USDA has released details on the $12 billion in aid it previously announced would be provided to assist farmers who have been impacted by retaliatory tariffs. The NCGA said the plan will provide little relief to corn farmers. READ MORE

August 28, 2018

Growth Energy, Prime the Pump hold annual retreat for retailers

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, BusinessGrowth Energy recently welcomed the fuel industry’s leading independent E15 retailers at the fourth annual Prime the Pump retreat in Brainerd, Minnesota. The three-day event allowed attendees to share best practices for tackling industry challenges. READ MORE