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November 23, 2022

EIA: Ethanol production up 3%, stocks up 7%

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. fuel ethanol production expanded by 3 percent the week ending Nov. 18, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Nov. 23. Ethanol stocks were up more than 7 percent. READ MORE

November 23, 2022

RFA welcomes Pearson Fuels as newest associate member

BY Renewable Fuels Association The RFA on Nov. 21 welcomed Pearson Fuels as its newest associate member. Established in 2002, Pearson Fuels became a pioneer in the alternative fuel industry in California and today is the largest E85 distributor of E85 in the state. READ MORE

November 23, 2022

USGC staff, member-leaders participate in USDA ATM

BY U.S. Grains Council U.S. Grains Council staff, alongside agribusiness and producer members, recently had the privilege of participating on the USDA agriculture trade mission (ATM) to both Nairobi, Kenya, and Zanzibar, Tanzania. READ MORE

November 22, 2022

USDA seeks comments on implementation of climate-smart ag funds

BY Erin VoegeleThe Inflation Reduction Act, signed by President Joe Biden in August, allocated nearly $20 billion to support climate-smart agriculture. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is now seeking comments inform how it will implement those funds. READ MORE

November 22, 2022

ACE: Latest round of HBIIP funding closed, more available soon

BY American Coalition for Ethanol The USDA has closed its application period for the latest round of the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program. ACE assisted fuel retailers throughout this latest applicaiton winow and is ready to assist with applications for upcoming funding. READ MORE

November 22, 2022

Ethanol, oil and ag groups support year-round E15 legislation

BY Growth Energy and Renewable Fuels Association In a letter sent on Nov. 21 to U.S. Senate and House leadership, a broad coalition of energy and agriculture organizations called on Congress to quickly adopt legislation that would resolve inconsistent fuel volatility regulations. READ MORE

November 21, 2022

Sheetz kicks off holiday season with a steep discount on E15

BY Erin VoegeleSheetz is kicking off the holiday season with a discount on E15 blended fuel. From Nov. 21 through Nov. 28, the Mid-Atlantic restaurant and convenience chain will offer Unleaded 88, a fuel containing 15 percent ethanol, for $1.99 per gallon. READ MORE

November 21, 2022

RFA: Ethanol helps families to gather for Thanksgiving

BY Renewable Fuels Association Ethanol is helping save consumers money this holiday season, as it has been doing all year. Analysis by the RFA suggests that the presence of ethanol in our nation’s gasoline is expected to save travelers nearly $140 million over Thanksgiving. READ MORE

November 21, 2022

NASA, Boeing gather data to aid SAF adoption

BY NASA Scientists from NASA and Boeing recently met near Seattle to test whether an aircraft with engines burning different blends of sustainable aviation fuels produced fewer soot particles than traditional jet fuel. READ MORE

November 21, 2022

EPA announces members of ag, rural communities advisory committee

BY U.S. EPA U.S. EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan has announced the appointment of 20 members, including the new committee chair and committee vice-chair to the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee. READ MORE

November 17, 2022

EPA: 4 new SRE petitions filed, 9 SRE petitions currently pending

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Nov. 17 released updated SRE data, reporting that four new SRE petitions were filed under the RFS during the past month. According to the agency, 9 SRE petitions are now pending, up from five that were pending as of mid-October. READ MORE

November 17, 2022

EPA: 1.81 billion RINs generated in October

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Nov. 17 released data showing nearly 1.81 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in October, up from 1.71 billion generated during the same month of last year. READ MORE

November 17, 2022

UNICA: Ethanol production, sales up in late October

BY Erin VoegeleUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released data that indicates sugarcane processing was up in late October when compared to the same period of 2021. Ethanol production and sales were also up. READ MORE

November 16, 2022

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

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. fuel ethanol production fell by 4 percent the week ending Nov. 11, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Nov. 16. Weekly ending stocks of fuel ethanol were also down 4 percent. READ MORE

November 16, 2022

USDA clarifies information on eligible applicants for HBIIP

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA has clarified information regarding eligible applicants for the current funding cycle of its Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program, which opened in August. Applications for this round of HBIIP funds are due Nov. 21. READ MORE

November 16, 2022

RFA: EIA reports record-high ethanol blend rates

BY Renewable Fuels Association A report released on Nov. 16 by the U.S. Energy Information Administration demonstrates clearly that higher blends of ethanol helped moderate fuel prices in the wake of the Ukraine invasion, according to the RFA. READ MORE

November 16, 2022

Aemetis begins construction of Keyes plant solar microgrid

BY Aemetis Inc. Aemetis Inc. announced on Nov. 16 that construction has begun for the TotalEnergies and Schneider Electric solar microgrid system with at 2.0 MW PV array and a 1.25 MW battery energy storage system at its ethanol plant in Keyes, California. READ MORE

November 15, 2022

Senate ag committee holds hearing on Farm Bill energy programs

BY Erin VoegeleThe Senate Ag Committee on Nov. 15 continued its work to develop the 2023 Farm Bill with a hearing focused on rural development and energy programs, including HBIIP, REAP, the BioPreferred Program, and 9003 loan guarantee program. READ MORE

November 15, 2022

RFA joins ag bioeconomy coalition

BY Renewable Fuels Association The Renewable Fuels Association announced Nov. 15 that it has joined the Ag Bioeconomy Coalition, a group of leading industry associations committed to developing and expanding the agricultural bioeconomy. READ MORE

November 15, 2022

Summit Carbon Solutions achieves new milestone in South Dakota

BY Summit Carbon Solutions Summit Carbon Solutions reached another major project milestone as the company has now secured easement agreements for more than 50 percent of the proposed pipeline route in South Dakota, with 650 easement agreements signed. READ MORE

November 14, 2022

Ethanol production in Brazil expected to increase 9% this year

BY Erin VoegeleTotal ethanol production in Brazil is expected to be up nearly 9 percent this year, with fuel ethanol production up by nearly 8 precent, according to a report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network. READ MORE

November 14, 2022

IRFA announces 2022 compensation report

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association has completed a 2022 Compensation and Benefits Survey. This survey includes data on salaries, insurance, other benefits, from biofuel plants across the country, according to IRFA. READ MORE

November 11, 2022

New grants support award-winning RFA safety programs

BY Renewable Fuels Association The Renewable Fuels Association has again received grant funding to continue to support its safety education program through on-site seminars and Internet webinars. Both grants were received via the association’s work with TRANSCAER. READ MORE

November 11, 2022

$1.5 billion in IRA funding strengthens DOE national laboratories

BY U.S. Department of Energy The Biden-Harris Administration, through the U.S. Department of Energy, on Nov. 4 announced $1.5 billion from President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act to build and upgrade America’s national laboratories. READ MORE

November 10, 2022

EPA delivers proposed rule to set 2023 RFS RVOs to the OMB

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Nov. 9 delivered its proposed rule to set RFS blending obligations for 2023 and beyond to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB review marks a final stage before a proposed rule is released for public comment. READ MORE

November 10, 2022

Gevo begins RNG production, discusses timeline for SAF project

BY Erin VoegeleGevo Inc. announced progress with its RNG project during a Q3 earnings call held Nov. 8. The company also provided an update on its SAF project under development in South Dakota and discussed plans to pursue CCS. READ MORE

November 10, 2022

USGC: Workshop in Japan highlights benefits of US ethanol

BY U.S. Grains Council In early October, U.S. Embassy Tokyo, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) co-hosted a technical workshop on the economic and environmental benefits of U.S. corn ethanol. READ MORE

November 09, 2022

EIA: Ethanol production up 1%, stocks down slightly

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. fuel ethanol production expanded by 1 percent the week ending Nov. 4, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Nov. 9. Weekly ending stocks of fuel ethanol fell slightly. READ MORE

November 09, 2022

Threat of freight rail strike delayed until early December

BY Erin VoegeleThe threat of a freight railroad strike has been pushed back from Nov. 20 to at least Dec. 4 after the BMWED, a union representing rail workers, has extended its cooling off period. A rail strike would negatively impact U.S. ethanol producers. READ MORE

November 09, 2022

USDA maintains forecast for corn use in ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA maintained its forecast for 2022-’23 corn use in ethanol in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released Nov. 9. The forecasts for corn production and ending stocks were raised. READ MORE

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