Policy

May 17, 2017

In Depth: Ethanol Producers Must Engage in Upcoming Farm Bill Debate

BY John Duff Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, PolicyA drastically changed farm economy means the next bill will likely be very different than past ones. The National Sorghum Producers share things to know as the debate begins in this contribution in the June print edition of EPM. READ MORE

May 16, 2017

Biofuel groups ask EPA to ease regulatory burdens

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicySeveral biofuel trade groups have filed comments with the U.S. EPA asking for changes to regulations that are hindering the growth of U.S. ethanol production and use. READ MORE

May 16, 2017

Brazil announces new requirements for ethanol importers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyBrazil is taking action to protect domestic producers of ethanol. A notice in Brazil’s official gazette states biofuels importers must comply with the same capacity and inventory requirements that currently apply to domestic biofuel producers. READ MORE

May 15, 2017

OMB reviews 2018 RFS rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn May 11, the U.S. EPA delivered its proposed rule for the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standards to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB review marks a final step before the proposal is released for public comment. READ MORE

May 15, 2017

Growth Energy: Poll shows no boater confusion at the pump

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyCK Motorsports and Growth Energy released a new survey, which found that an overwhelming majority of American boaters are confident when selecting fuels. The poll showed that 94 percent of boaters find it easy to pick the right fuel. READ MORE

May 15, 2017

Poet ad campaign brings homegrown leadership to D.C.

BY Poet LLC Found In:Business, PolicyThe nation’s largest biofuel producer, Poet LLC, has announced a major new advertising campaign aimed at bringing the Sioux Falls-based company’s distinctive message on homegrown innovation and clean energy leadership to the nation’s capital. READ MORE

May 12, 2017

BETO announces third round of Small Business Vouchers Pilot

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has announced Gevo, Cogent, Kalion, Synvitrobio and ThermChem will collaborate with national labs as part of the third round of the Small Business Vouchers Pilot. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

Perdue unveils plan to reorganize USDA

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn May 11, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue released a plan to reorganize the USDA that creates an undersecretary for trade and agricultural affairs and eliminates the undersecretary for rural development. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

EIA increases 2017 ethanol production outlook

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the May edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting ethanol production will average 1.03 million barrels per day this year, up from 1 million barrels per day last year. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

BETO launches Bioenergy Career Map

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office and Argonne National Laboratory have developed an Bioenergy Career Map, an educational tool that helps users discover traditional and nontraditional career opportunities in the bioenergy industry. READ MORE

May 10, 2017

Pacific Ethanol reports increased sales, improving margins

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyPacific Ethanol Inc. has released first quarter financial results, reporting increased net sales and improved margins. Financial performance, however, was impacted by falling ethanol prices. Conditions are expected to improve in the second quarter. READ MORE

May 09, 2017

Senators request investigation of Icahn’s impact on RIN market

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyA group of senators are calling for an investigation of Carl Icahn regarding potential insider trading, market manipulation and other securities and commodities law violations related to the market for renewable identification numbers (RINs). READ MORE

May 09, 2017

RFA launches ad campaign on ethanol and boating

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyWith the unofficial start of boating season beginning in a few weeks, the Renewable Fuels Association is launching an ad campaign May 9 to correct misinformation regarding ethanol usage in marine engines. READ MORE

May 09, 2017

More than 1 million gallons of E15 sold in Minnesota in March

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFor the first time ever, monthly E15 sales in Minnesota exceeded 1 million gallons. According to data from the Minnesota Department of Commerce, E15 sales in March totaled 1.03 million gallons, more than double the amount sold in March 2016. READ MORE

May 08, 2017

IRFA applauds Perdue’s support for RFS, outreach to ag leaders

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, PolicyOn May 5, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue hosted a town hall on pressing issues concerning agriculture, renewable fuels, and rural America at the farm of Iowa Renewable Fuels Association member Bill Couser, near Nevada, Iowa. READ MORE

May 04, 2017

Industry encouraged to turn out for Perdue town hall in Iowa

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:PolicyACE outlines important points to make to the new Secretary of Agriculture at the town hall meeting planned for May 5 on a cattle ranch near Nevada, Iowa. READ MORE

May 04, 2017

US ethanol industry comments on Canada's clean fuel standard

BY Staff Report Found In:PolicyUSGC, Growth Energy and RFA representatives share U.S. experiences with Canadian counterparts as the northern neighbors consider a federal Clean Fuel Standard. READ MORE

May 04, 2017

Sen. Wyden proposes Clean Fuel Tax Credit

BY Staff Report Found In:Cellulosic, PolicyClean energy tax reform package introduced that includes a proposal for a technology neutral tax credit designed to encourage the development and production of advanced and cellulosic biofuels. READ MORE

May 01, 2017

Ethanol advocates urged to comment to EPA by May 15

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:PolicyACE urges ethanol advocates to participate the U.S. EPA's regulatory reform efforts by submitting comments regarding regulations affecting ethanol, such as RVP, CAFE standards, MOVES2014 modeling and more. READ MORE

April 27, 2017

Opinion: Selling Points

BY Tom BryanFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyEthanol Producer Magazine editor in chief reviews the content available in the May print edition of the magazine, as well as appearing online at EthanolProducer.com. READ MORE

April 26, 2017

Opinion: RVP Parity a Win, Win for Consumers

BY Bob Dinneen Found In:Markets, PolicyRFA's CEO and president addresses the need for changes in Reid vapor pressure regulations, either by EPA action or through a legislative fix. This article appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

April 25, 2017

Ethanol, corn groups urge Perdue to protect farmers, biofuels

BY EPM Staff Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe former governor of Georgia was confirmed Monday by the U.S. Senate to be Secretary of Agriculture. With his expected swearing in today, Perdue takes the helm of a 100,000-person agency responsible for massive federal food and farm programs. READ MORE

April 25, 2017

In Depth: Untold Story of DDGS’ Positive Environmental Impact

BY Ann Bailey Found In:Coproducts, PolicyDDGS' environmental benefits include methane reduction in cows, better phosphorus utilization reducing loss to the environment, improved sustainability. This article appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

April 25, 2017

Opinion: High Octane Fuel: An Opportunity for Ethanol

BY Emily Skor Found In:Markets, PolicyGrowth Energy's CEO explains the importance of the recent ASTM standard for 100 RON test fuel in helping the ethanol industry achieve its goal of expanding the availability of higher-octane fuels. This article appears in the May print issue. READ MORE

April 24, 2017

Opinion: Members Stress Importance of RVP Relief, RFS to Congress

BY Brian Jennings Found In:Business, PolicyACE fly-in attendees put a human face on the ethanol in the halls of Congress, educating congressional staff and policymakers about the issues important to the ethanol industry. This Grassroots Voice column appears in the May print edition. READ MORE

April 21, 2017

Opinion: Europe Needs More Than Words to Decarbonize Transport

BY Emmanuel Desplechin Found In:Feedstocks, PolicyePURE's secretary general outlines the European ethanol organization's discussion points in the face of Commission proposals that would cap crop-based biofuels. He writes the Global Scene column appearing in the May print edition. READ MORE

April 21, 2017

In Depth: Intersecting Trends of Oil and Ethanol

BY Patrick C. Miller Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyOil industry consultants discuss the impact of shale oil production growth and other trends on the ethanol industry. This article appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

April 20, 2017

Iowa legislature renews blender pump funding

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe state's lawmakers have voted to secure another year of funding for a blender pump program that has successfully led to millions of dollars’ worth of investment in new pumps and equipment for higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel. READ MORE

April 20, 2017

Opinion: Let’s Not Forget Carbon Just Yet

BY Ron Alverson Found In:Feedstocks, PolicyLife-cycle modeling for ethanol needs to be updated to reflect big improvements in corn's GHG emissions profile, Alverson writes in the May print issue's Clearing the Air column. READ MORE

April 20, 2017

In Depth: FEW Technical Sessions Planner

BY Tim Portz and Tom Bryan Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyWith 30 panels—five at a time—at the world’s largest ethanol conference, attendees must pick their spots. This guide to FEW technical sessions appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE