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October 11, 2019

USGC: Long-term engagement leads to DDGS sales in Ecuador

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe largest commercial feed producer in Ecuador imported 6,650 metric tons of U.S. dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) valued at $1.3 million in the first half of 2019 following an ongoing targeted marketing program by the USGC. READ MORE

October 09, 2019

EIA lowers forecasts for 2020 ethanol production, consumption

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration lowered its forecast for 2020 ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released Oct. 8. The forecast for 2019 ethanol production was maintained. READ MORE

October 09, 2019

UK government to implement ethanol tariff in no-deal Brexit

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.K. government announced Oct. 8 it will adjust tariffs on ethanol in the event of a no-deal Brexit in order to retain support for U.K. ethanol producers, noting the “supply of [ethanol] is important to critical national infrastructure.” READ MORE

October 08, 2019

UK liquid biofuel consumption up in Q2

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.K. government has announced liquid biofuels consumption reached 599 million liters (158.24 million gallons) during the second quarter of 2019, up 30 percent when compared to the same period of the previous year. READ MORE

October 07, 2019

USDA: US ethanol exports reach 122.52 million gallons in August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA Foreign Agricultural Service released August export data on Oct. 4, reporting that the U.S. exported 122.52 million gallons of ethanol and 1.12 million tons of distillers grains during the month. READ MORE

October 04, 2019

UNICA: Hydrous ethanol sales down in first half of September

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently released ethanol production and sales data for the first half of September. Ethanol production reached 2.37 billion liters (626.09 million gallons), with sales at 1.3 billion gallons. READ MORE

October 02, 2019

ACE introduces updated fuel marketer website, videos at NACS

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe American Coalition for Ethanol is introducing its revamped fuel marketer-to-marketer flexfuelforward.com website and new videos to prospective E15 and flex fuel retailers attending the 2019 National Association of Convenience Stores. READ MORE

October 02, 2019

Ethanol fuels winners of Crappie Masters National Tournament

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessFor the fifth consecutive year, the winning team of the Crappie Masters National Championship powered their boat with clean, renewable ethanol. The RFA and NCGA were co-title sponsors of the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail for the third year. READ MORE

October 01, 2019

South Korean team purchases U.S. DDGS following Export Exchange

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessA group of South Korean feed grains buyers attended Export Exchange in 2018, thanks to a sponsorship from the U.S. Grains Council, which led to the group purchasing 127,000 metric tons of U.S. DDGS. READ MORE

September 30, 2019

Ethanol fuels large-scale expansion of Brazil’s farming land

BY University of Queensland Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessLand use for sugarcane farming could increase by 5 million hectares by 2030 thanks to future demand for ethanol, according to a study led by the University of Queensland in Australia. READ MORE

September 30, 2019

Machine learning, genetics used to maximize sorghum potential

BY Tiffany LeeFound In:Markets, FeedstocksThe function of much of sorghum's genome is unknown. However, research group from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln recently received a grant to develop a method for characterizing the functions of the crop's genes. READ MORE

September 27, 2019

Delegation from North Dakota promotes US ethanol in Brazil

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, BusinessA delegation from North Dakota that included North Dakota Ag Commissioner Doug Goehring and representatives of Midwestern Ag Energy Group recently traveled to Brazil in hopes of building relationships that will lead to ethanol exports. READ MORE

September 26, 2019

US-Japan trade agreement could benefit ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyA new trade agreement was reached Sept. 25 between the U.S. and Japan, our nation’s third largest agricultural export market. According to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the agreement includes a staged tariff elimination for ethanol. READ MORE

September 26, 2019

MnDOT report on decarbonizing transportation addresses biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerMnDOT released a report Sept. 18 that aims to get the state on track to meet future goals for reducing GHG emissions in accordance with state laws. It includes a variety of recommendations to guide state policy, including those focused on biofuels. READ MORE

September 24, 2019

USGC: Taiwan goodwill mission members commit to DDGS purchases

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyTaiwan signed a memorandum of understanding Sept. 18 committing to purchase 5 million metric tons of U.S. corn and 500,000 tons of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), extending their stable buying commitment for another two years. READ MORE

September 20, 2019

Opinion: A Break From the Bad

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about South Dakota's new ethanol plant, a look at E15's market trajectory, tips about lab maintenance and more. READ MORE

September 19, 2019

Opinion: ‘Zero Evidence’ of Demand Destruction? Really?

BY Geoff Cooper Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: 2020 RFS rule is an opportunity for EPA to alleviate damage done to the ethanol industry by granting small refinery exemptions. READ MORE

September 19, 2019

In Depth: Market Movers

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: Projections for E15 have been inconsistent since the May 31 Reid vapor pressure waiver. Ethanol Producer Magazine explores some of the factors that will influence the blend's trajectory in the coming years. READ MORE

September 18, 2019

UNICA: Hydrous ethanol production sets new record

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced ethanol production was up more than 10 percent during the second half of August, with hydrous ethanol production setting a new record. READ MORE

September 18, 2019

USGC discusses ethanol at petroleum conference in Singapore

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyU.S. Grains Council staff, consultants and members attending the Asia Pacific Petroleum Conference (APPEC) in Singapore in September found reason for enthusiasm for ethanol’s future in the region. READ MORE

September 18, 2019

ePURE: Ethanol reduces emissions, increases food security

BY ePURE Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyEuropean renewable ethanol association (ePURE) members produced 5.81 billion liters of ethanol and 5.55 million metric tons of beneficial co-products in 2018, according to new audited data released Sept. 5 by the industry group. READ MORE

September 18, 2019

Opinion: Elevate and Collaborate

BY Brian Healy Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: The U.S. industry is working to expand ethanol's global use by hosting the Global Ethanol Summit in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

September 17, 2019

Joana Hassan re-joins USGC as ethanol programs coordinator

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyJoana Hassan re-joined the U.S. Grains Council on August 26 as the ethanol programs coordinator at the organization’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. Hassan worked in the same position from September 2017 to June 2018. READ MORE

September 16, 2019

Trump administration expected to release SRE deal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe Trump Administration is expected to update an existing proposed RFS rulemaking this week to increase proposed 2020 RVOs, a move designed to quell outrage from the ag and biofuel communities over the administration's treatment of SREs. READ MORE

September 13, 2019

FAS: Columbian ethanol production expected to rise in 2019

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service’s annual Colombia Biofuels Report for 2019 says domestic ethanol production in the country is expected to rise in 2019, while imports of U.S. ethanol are expected to rise at a slower rate. READ MORE

September 12, 2019

Colorado to evaluate feasibility of an LCFS program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyColorado has taken an initial step toward considering the establishment of a Low Carbon Fuel Standard. The Colorado Energy Office issued a documented quote (DQ) Sept. 11 inviting bids from independent contractors to conduct a LCFS feasibility study. READ MORE

September 12, 2019

Canadian associations call for a national ‘Clean Fuel Strategy’

BY Advanced Biofuels Canada Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyCanada’s national clean fuels associations forecast greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions of over 50 million metric tons (Mt) per year by 2030 through greater production and use of renewable energy in Canada. READ MORE

September 11, 2019

EIA lowers 2020 ethanol production forecast

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration maintained its forecast for 2019 ethanol production in its latest Short Term Energy Outlook, released Sept. 10. The forecast for 2020 ethanol production, however, was lowered slightly. READ MORE

September 10, 2019

Report: Argentina ethanol production, consumption flat in 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, PolicyA report recently filed with the USDA FAS's Global Agricultural Information Network predicts Argentina’s production and consumption of fuel ethanol will remain stable this year at approximately 1.1 billion liters (290.59 million gallons). READ MORE

September 09, 2019

USGC: Ethanol is fastest growing US agricultural export

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, BusinessAn analysis by the U.S. Grains Council showed that non-beverage ethanol has been the fastest growing U.S. agricultural export over the past five years. The U.S. exported more than 1.62 billion gallons of ethanol last year. READ MORE