11 hours ago

4 ethanol plants added to EPA efficient producer list

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Business, PolicyThree Valero ethanol plants and a Michigan plant join the club of ethanol producers achieving greenhouse gas reductions of 20 percent or better, when compared to the baseline gasoline used in the renewable fuels standard. READ MORE

12 hours ago

NFU, NCGA: RFS uncertainty drives down US farm income

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:PolicyNational Corn Growers and Farmers Union leaders say weakening the renewable fuel standard will harm rural America, citing USDA projections of a 50 percent decline in net farm income in 2015 compared to the 2013 high. READ MORE

October 07, 2015

CoBank ethanol report: Industry rebalances in 2015

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Markets, Coproducts, PolicyAfter a year and a half of record earnings, the ethanol industry stabilized in 2015, according to a CoBank ethanol industry report. Going forward, ethanol margins are expected to remain “modestly positive,” on average, for the next 12 to 18 months. READ MORE

October 01, 2015

Amendment to eliminate corn-ethanol blending defeated

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Feedstocks, PolicyThe Senate Banking Committee has defeated an amendment that would have eliminate corn-ethanol blending targets under the RFS. The amendment introduced by Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., was defeated Oct. 1 by a vote of 7-15. READ MORE

September 30, 2015

EPA registers Joule's CO2-recycled ethanol

BY Joule Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyJoule, a company working toward commercial-scale production of liquid fuels from recycled CO2, announced that its fuel grade Sunflow-E ethanol has been registered by the U.S. EPA for commercial use in E10 and E15 gasoline blends. READ MORE

September 30, 2015

New organization formed to advocate for RFS

BY Ann BaileyFound In:PolicyThe ethanol industry has a new advocate in Americans for Energy Security and Innovation. The organization will target its efforts on expanding support of the RFS and is made up of U.S. biofuel producers and investors. READ MORE

September 29, 2015

CARB re-adopts state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, PolicyThe California Air Resources Board has re-adopted a Low Carbon Fuel Standard requiring a 10 percent reduction in the carbon intensity of transportation fuels by 2020. READ MORE

September 28, 2015

Data indicates demand for 1B gallons E85, if priced right

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Markets, PolicyE85 would make the original RVO achievable, a new report from Babcock and Pouliot at Iowa State's CARD, shows. The economists analyze 3 years of retail data on E85 price and sales to estimate national demand, if E85 is priced right. READ MORE

September 24, 2015

Poll: Majority of Nebraskans want to develop ethanol industry

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Markets, PolicyThe majority of Nebraskans who responded to a poll are in favor of developing alternative sources of energy. Nearly 60 percent of poll respondents agreed or strongly agreed that more should be done to develop ethanol or biodiesel. READ MORE