Markets

December 04, 2019

Japan approves US-Japan Trade Agreement

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyU.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer issued a statement Dec. 4 confirming Japan’s Diet, its bicameral legislature, has approved the recently signed U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement, which includes a staged tariff reduction for ethanol. READ MORE

December 03, 2019

Bunge, BP launch BP Bunge Bioenergy joint venture in Brazil

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessBunge Ltd. and BP plc announced Dec. 2 they have completed the formation of BP Bunge Bioenergia, a 50:50 joint venture that combines the two companies’ Brazilian bioenergy and sugarcane ethanol businesses. READ MORE

December 02, 2019

Report: Thailand could benefit from ethanol imports

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:MarketsA recently released report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service says that while Thailand has relied on domestic ethanol production, the country could benefit from importing ethanol and other biofuels. READ MORE

November 27, 2019

ePURE: EU demand for low-carbon fuels can be met sustainably

BY ePURE Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyNew research shows Europe’s need for better-performing, low-carbon fuels to reduce emissions from existing and new cars could be met by the ethanol industry, within the RED II framework, according to ePURE. READ MORE

November 27, 2019

USGC: Roadshow finds Iberian market potential for DDGS, sorghum

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, CoproductsThe USGC conducted a robust, week-long roadshow through Spain and Portugal in October to promote U.S. sorghum and containerized DDGS to key importers and trading companies involved in the Spanish and Portuguese feed industries. READ MORE

November 22, 2019

UNICA: Domestic sales of hydrous ethanol set new monthly record

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that domestic sales of hydrous ethanol by mills in the south-central region of Brazil record set a new record in October, reaching 2.11 billion liters (557.4 million gallons). READ MORE

November 22, 2019

USGC: Trade mission addresses ethanol in Nigeria, Ghana

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyTwo weeks following his keynote at the Global Ethanol Summit, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Cenksy led an agricultural trade mission to West Africa to help unlock new opportunities in the region, including ethanol. READ MORE

November 21, 2019

BIO, LCFC partner to promote state-based low carbon fuel policies

BY Biotechnology Innovation Organization Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe Biotechnology Innovation Organization and the Low Carbon Fuels Coalition have announced a new joint initiative that aims to drive adoption of low carbon fuel policies in states. The groups aim to help decarbonize transportation. READ MORE

November 20, 2019

New York approves E15 sales

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe New York Department of Agriculture and Markets published a notice of adoption in the New York State Register on Nov. 20 allowing the sales of E15 within the state. The move opens the fourth-largest fuel market in the U.S. to sales of E15. READ MORE

November 20, 2019

In Depth: Pounds That Pay

BY Susanne Retka Schill Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Corn oil may be the smallest fraction of production by weight, but it’s also the most valuable. READ MORE

November 19, 2019

In Depth: ‘Facilitating Connections’ in Mexico

BY Matt Thompson Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Mexico's E10 market has been slow to develop, but progress is being made. READ MORE

November 18, 2019

Opinion: Washington, DC, is No Longer an Option

BY Dave VanderGriend Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Mid-level blends are the future of the ethanol industry, and the U.S. government can't be trusted to promote their use. READ MORE

November 18, 2019

In Depth: Trade Talks

BY Matt Thompson Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: The Global Ethanol Summit in Washington, D.C., focused on worldwide markets and opportunities. READ MORE

November 15, 2019

USGC: Seminars educate Sonora livestock producers about US DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. Grains Council is answering technical questions and sharing firsthand experience using U.S. dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) with poultry, swine and beef producers in Sonora, Mexico. READ MORE

November 15, 2019

In Depth: Valuable and Viable

BY Andrew Duguid Found In:Markets, CoproductsFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Changes to the 45Q tax credit increase the monetary value of carbon dioxide for ethanol producers. READ MORE

November 14, 2019

Skor joins USDA on trade mission to Mexico

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, BusinessGrowth Energy CEO Emily Skor recently joined the USGC and 100 agricultural groups in a trade mission to Mexico City, Mexico, led by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney. READ MORE

November 13, 2019

EIA maintains 2019, 2020 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe U.S. EIA has maintained its 2019 and 2020 ethanol production forecasts its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, published Nov. 13. The agency currently predicts ethanol production will average 1.03 million barrels per day in both 2019 and 2020. READ MORE

November 13, 2019

Gevo discusses plans for low-carbon ethanol, RNG

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. released third quarter financial results on Nov. 12, highlighting plans to sell low-carbon ethanol into the California market, develop a 1 MMgy hydrocarbon plant and implement RNG and wind energy at its existing biorefinery in Minnesota. READ MORE

November 13, 2019

Growth Energy: NASCAR continues to validate benefits of E15

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerAt the recent Bluegreen Vacations 500, NASCAR reached a significant milestone, announcing that their drivers have surpassed 15 million miles on Sunoco Green E15, a fuel made with 15 percent American ethanol. READ MORE

November 12, 2019

USDA: U.S. ethanol exports top 100 million gallons in September

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, CoproductsThe USDA Foreign Agricultural Service released September export data on Nov. 5 reporting the U.S. exported 100.31 million gallons of ethanol and 1.05 million tons of distillers grains during the month. READ MORE

November 11, 2019

Growth Energy participates in USDA trade mission to West Africa

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, BusinessGrowth Energy Senior Vice President of Global Markets Craig Willis and representatives of ADM, Green Plains and Marquis Energy recently participated in a USDA trade mission to West Africa, led by USDA Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky. READ MORE

November 11, 2019

Nebraska Ethanol Board offers retailer training for E15

BY Nebraska Ethanol Board Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerTo help fuel retailers learn more about the ease of selling E15, the Board is hosting a free E15 Workshop, including a keynote from Growth Energy’s Sara Brenden. The workshop will take place on Nov. 13 in Norfolk, Nebraska. READ MORE

November 08, 2019

Some states looking to end prohibition of E15

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Policy, RetailerCalifornia and New York, two of the largest markets in the U.S. that don't currently allow the sale of E15, are exploring options of allowing retailers to sell the fuel. READ MORE

November 07, 2019

Agenda released for 2020 International Biomass Conference & Expo

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBiomass Magazine announced this week the agenda for the 13th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo taking place February 3-5, 2020 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. READ MORE

November 06, 2019

Growth Energy official speaks at World Energy and Biofuels Event

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyAt the World Ethanol and Biofuels Event in Brussels, Growth Energy Senior Vice President of Global Markets Craig Willis shared his insight into the global markets landscape and provide an update on U.S. efforts to promote higher ethanol blends. READ MORE

November 06, 2019

OPINION: A growing Mexican market for ethanol

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development at the Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe push to broadly adopt E10 in Mexico is facing many of the same myths and scare tactics that we experienced two decades ago in the United States as E10 began its rapid emergence, according to the Renewable Fuels Association. READ MORE

November 01, 2019

UNICA: Ethanol production for the current season up 6% so far

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, FeedstocksUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently announced ethanol production for the current season is up nearly 6 percent when compared to last year. Domestic sales of hydrous ethanol are up more than 15 percent. READ MORE

October 31, 2019

Ethanol producers need to reduce their CI score—and quickly

BY Natasha Beilstein and Lei Zhu, EcoEngineers Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyAs the value of the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard credit lingers around $200 per credit and the Renewable Fuel Standard RIN prices are ever-reducing, the importance of carbon intensity (CI) is more relevant than ever before. READ MORE

October 31, 2019

USGC: Taiwan feed industry buys corn, DDGS after Export Exchange

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Cellulosic, BusinessUsing Market Access funds, the USGC hosted a six-member team of Taiwan feed industry buyers to North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota during Export Exchange in October 2018. That trip led to corn and DDGS purchases. READ MORE

October 30, 2019

EIA: SREs reduced renewable fuel blending requirements in 2018

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe 31 Renewable Fuel Standard SREs approved by the U.S. EPA on Aug. 9 for compliance year 2018 effectively eliminated 7.4 percent of the total RFS renewable fuel mandate for last year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. READ MORE