April 01, 2020

Ethanol production falls to 6 year low, stocks set new record

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business, RetailerU.S. ethanol production fell by more than 16 percent the week ending March 27 to an average of 840,000 barrels per day, the lowest level since September 2013, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on April 1. READ MORE

April 01, 2020

USDA solicits input related to its Agricultural Innovation Agenda

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe USDA on April 1 published a notice seeking comments on the most important agricultural innovation opportunities to be addressed in the near and long term. The comments will inform efforts related to the agency’s Agricultural Innovaton Agenda. READ MORE

April 01, 2020

OPINION: Finding hope in dark times

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development at the Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerEmergencies like pandemics are times of disruption, trauma, and even fear. But they are also moments when people can come together to help each other. The reaction to COVID-19 from businesses and communities worldwide offers a bit of optimism. READ MORE

April 01, 2020

Rutter’s continues operations during crisis

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Business, RetailerAs the coronavirus crisis forces people to stay at home and fuel prices plunge, retail stations remain open and are doing their best to weather the storm. Rutter's is being impacted by the outbreak, but plans to continue to add E15 in the future. READ MORE

March 31, 2020

Same-store gasoline sales start to show impact of COVID-19

BY OPIS Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerU.S. gas station operators are bracing for the impact of COVID-19 on fuel sales, as same-store gasoline sales were down 2.4 percent nationwide for the week ending March 14, when compared to the same week last year, according to OPIS Demand Report. READ MORE

March 27, 2020

EPA issues guidance on future SRE actions, RFS compliance date

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. EPA on March 27 announced it intends to develop an “appropriate implementation and enforcement response” to the Tenth Circuit Court’s SRE ruling “after appeals have been resolved and the court’s mandate has been issued." READ MORE

March 24, 2020

US, Brazil classify ethanol industry as essential during pandemic

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe governments of the two largest ethanol producing countries, the U.S. and Brazil, have each classified ethanol plant employees as essential critical infrastructure workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

March 24, 2020

RFA: New report shows ethanol industry fueled by veterans

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerA study released this week on employment in the U.S. energy sector shows that America’s ethanol industry employs a significantly larger share of military veterans than any other segment of the energy industry. READ MORE

March 23, 2020

RFA: Casey’s becomes 5,000th station to offer E85

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe number of fuel stations now offering Flex Fuel E85 has reached an important milestone. A Casey’s store in Ankeny, Iowa, has become the 5,000th station nationwide to sell E85, according to the Renewable Fuels Association. READ MORE