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April 13, 2021

Opinion: Europe Still Needs Ethanol

BY Emmanuel Desplechin Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyUnder almost any scenario, including those foreseen by the European Commission, the EU car fleet will continue to need low-carbon liquid fuels like renewable ethanol. READ MORE

April 13, 2021

In Depth: Keeping Bacteria At Bay

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, BusinessProducers modify antimicrobial protocols in response to multiple process and input changes, including new yeast and enzyme offerings, as well as high-protein feed production. READ MORE

April 12, 2021

Walz highlights biofuels infrastructure budget proposal

BY Office of Gov. Tim Walz Found In:Operations, Business, Policy, RetailerOn April 9, Gov. Tim Walz and supporters of Minnesota’s biofuels industry urged the passage of the Governor’s Biofuels Infrastructure Grant Program budget proposal in order to strengthen small businesses, support farmers, and reduce GHG emissions. READ MORE

April 12, 2021

Opinion: Ready for Another Summer with Year-Round E15

BY Emily Skor Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerAfter a year that most Americans would sooner forget, we’re heading into a new summer driving season with fewer headwinds, greater momentum and a groundswell of support for lower-carbon fuels. READ MORE

April 12, 2021

In Depth: Making A Splash

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessSpecies-specific tailoring in distillers grains opens new markets such as pet feed and aquafeed, expands existing markets and increases product demand. READ MORE

April 11, 2021

Opinion: Full Coverage

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyEditor Lisa Gibson previews the May edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

April 07, 2021

EIA: US fuel ethanol production up 1%, stocks down 2%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. ethanol production was up approximately 1 percent the week ending April 2, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on April 7. Fuel ethanol stocks fell more than 2 percent. READ MORE

April 06, 2021

EIA maintains 2021, 2022 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration maintained its 2021 and 2022 ethanol production and consumption forecasts in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released April 6. Summer gasoline consumption is expected to be up 13.2 percent in 2021. READ MORE

April 05, 2021

FAPRI predicts increased demand for E15, higher ethanol exports

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, Policy, RetailerThe University of Missouri’s FAPRI in mid-March released its 2021 U.S. Agricultural Market Outlook, predicting an increase in demand for midlevel ethanol blends, a recovery in ethanol net returns, and increased exports over the next decade. READ MORE

April 02, 2021

UNICA: Domestic ethanol sales up during first half of March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, FeedstocksUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that domestic ethanol sales by mills in the south-central region of the country were up slightly during the first half of March when compared to the same period of 2020. READ MORE

April 01, 2021

Aemetis announces new LCFS pathway, launches CCS subsidiary

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, Business, PolicyAemetis Inc. on March 31 announced CARB has approved a new LCFS pathway for ethanol produced at its Keyes, California, plant using dairy biogas. The following day, the company announced the launch of a carbon capture subsidiary. READ MORE

April 01, 2021

ADM plans restart of 2 ethanol dry mills

BY ADM Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyADM on April 1 announced plans to restart ethanol production at its Vantage Corn Processors dry mills in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Columbus, Nebraska. The plants are expected to begin corn grind immediately. READ MORE

March 31, 2021

EIA: Ethanol production up 5%, stocks down 3%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. ethanol production increased by nearly 5 percent the week ending March 26, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on March 31. Fuel ethanol stocks were down more than 3 percent. READ MORE

March 31, 2021

EIA releases first Biofuels Capacity and Feedstocks Update

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe EIA on March 31 issued the first edition of its monthly Biofuels Capacity and Feedstocks Update, reporting that 20.431 billion gallons of operable U.S. biofuel production capacity was in place as of January. READ MORE

March 31, 2021

EIA: Extreme winter weather in Texas reduces ethanol production

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration Found In:Operations, BusinessThe colder-than-normal weather that affected much of the United States in mid-February and disrupted Midcontinent and Gulf Coast petroleum markets also affected fuel ethanol producers, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. READ MORE

March 30, 2021

Corn use for fuel ethanol at 416 million bushels in January

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products production report for March, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol production in January 2021 was down when compared to both the previous month and January 2020. READ MORE

March 26, 2021

Rex reports profitable Q4

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessRex American Resources released fourth quarter results on March 25, reporting that the company’s ethanol operations are currently profitable. Rex officials also discussed the potential for CCS and said the company continues to consider acquisitions. READ MORE

March 26, 2021

EPA: 1.26 billion RINs generated in February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessMore than 1.26 billion renewable identification numbers were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in February, down from 1.54 billion reported for the same month of last year, according to data released by the U.S. EPA in mid-March. READ MORE

March 25, 2021

Gevo reports fourth quarter 2020 financial results

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. on March 17 released fourth quarter financial results, discussing plans for its net-zero biorefinery projects and confirming that its existing ethanol plant in Luverne, Minnesota, continues to be idle. READ MORE

March 24, 2021

EIA: Ethanol production down 5%, stocks up 2%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. ethanol production fell by 5 percent the week ending March 19, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on March 24. Fuel ethanol stocks were up more than 2 percent. READ MORE

March 22, 2021

Study: Bacterial probiotics could be game-changer for biofuels

BY Technical University of Denmark Found In:Operations, BusinessIn a study recently published in Nature Communications, scientists from DTU and Yale University have investigated how bacteria that are commonly found in sugarcane ethanol fermentation affect the industrial process. READ MORE

March 17, 2021

EIA: Ethanol production up 4%, stocks down 3%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessU.S. ethanol production was up nearly 4 percent the week ending March 12, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on March 17. Fuel ethanol stocks were down more than 3 percent. READ MORE

March 17, 2021

UNICA: Domestic ethanol sales down less than 1% in February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced domestic ethanol sales by mills in the south-central region of Brazil were down only slightly in February when compared to the same month of last year. READ MORE

March 15, 2021

Aemetis discusses plans for renewable diesel, cellulosic ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessEric McAfee, CEO of Aemetis Inc., confirmed that the company’s California ethanol plant is currently running at capacity during a fourth quarter earnings call held March 11. He also provided an update of the company’s advanced biofuel initiatives. READ MORE

March 15, 2021

Opinion: Forward March

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyPreviewing the April issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine, Editor Lisa Gibson reflects on the industry's quest for higher levels of sustainability and lower carbon emissions through water management and carbon capture and storage, respectively. READ MORE

March 12, 2021

In Depth: Plant-Wide Approach

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:OperationsWater treatment strategies are evolving quickly, marrying digital offerings with chemistries, promoting environmentally sound practices and optimizing plant performance. These integrated programs are leading to new efficiencies and greater control. READ MORE

March 11, 2021

Alto Ingredients to sell its 2 idle California ethanol plants

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessAlto Ingredients Inc., formerly known as Pacific Ethanol Inc., announced on March 11 plans to sell its two idle ethanol plants located in California as part of its effort to focus on the production of specialty alcohols and essential ingredients. READ MORE

March 11, 2021

In Depth: Sequestration: A Blueprint for Success

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyWhile a few ethanol producers have already taken advantage of the 45Q tax credit, the policy precludes full industry participation. Fortunately, a new blueprint from the Carbon Capture Coalition lays out recommendations from lessons learned. READ MORE

March 10, 2021

EIA: Ethanol production up 11%, stocks down 2%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. ethanol production expanded nearly 11 percent the week ending March 5, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on March 10. Fuel ethanol stocks were down nearly 2 percent. READ MORE

March 10, 2021

EIA reduces forecasts for 2021, 2022 ethanol production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration reduced its ethanol production forecasts for both 2021 and 2022 in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released March 9. The forecasts for ethanol consumption were also lowered. READ MORE