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August 19, 2022

MN Bio-Fuels and KS95 promote E15 in St. Paul

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) and KS95 FM rewarded drivers who chose E15 during an hour-long promotion at the Holiday station on Old Hudson Road in St. Paul on Aug. 18. It was the 10 such promotion held this year. READ MORE

August 19, 2022

Praj inaugurates 2G ethanol plant

BY Praj Industries Praj has announced the inauguration of Indian Oil Corp. Ltd.'s 2G ethanol plant. Praj is technology licensor and EPCM partner for the landmark project. The facility produces ethanol from rice straw feedstock. READ MORE

August 18, 2022

EPA: 1.7 billion RINs generated in July

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA released updated renewable identification number (RIN) data on Aug. 18, reporting that 1.7 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in July, down slightly from the same month of last year. READ MORE

August 18, 2022

UNICA: Ethanol production up in late July

BY Erin VoegeleUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released data showing that sugarcane processing and ethanol production by mills in the south-central region of the country was up during the second half of July. READ MORE

August 18, 2022

EPA: No new SRE petitions filed, 3 remain pending

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Aug. 18 published updated data on small refinery exemptions (SREs) filed under the RFS, reporting that no new SRE petitions have been filed in the past month. Three SRE petitions are currently pending. READ MORE

August 18, 2022

ACE honors ethanol industry contributor Randall Doyal

BY American Coalition for Ethanol The American Coalition for Ethanol honored long-time ethanol industry leader Randall (Randy) Doyal, retired CEO of Al-Corn Clean Fuel in Claremont, Minnesota, for his contributions during the organization’s 35th annual conference. READ MORE

August 18, 2022

EPA reaches settlement with The Andersons Marathon Holdings LLC

BY U.S. EPA On Aug. 17, the U.S. EPA announced a $1.7 million settlement with The Andersons Marathon Holdings LLC to resolve alleged toxics release inventory reporting violations of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act at four facilities. READ MORE

August 17, 2022

EIA: Ethanol production down 4%, stocks up 1%

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. fuel ethanol production dropped nearly 4 percent the week ending Aug. 12, falling below 1 million barrels per day for the first time since mid-May, according to data released by the U.S. EIA on Aug. 17. Ethanol stocks were up nearly 1 percent. READ MORE

August 17, 2022

ADM, LG Chem to produce lactic acid, bioplastics in Illinois

BY Erin VoegeleSouth Korea-based LG Chem and Archer Daniels Midland Co. on Aug. 15 announced the launch of two U.S.-based joint ventures, GreenWise Lactic and LG Chem Illinois Biochem, to meet demand for plant-based products and bioplastics. READ MORE

August 17, 2022

LCFC urges CARB to recognize climate smart ag in LCFS rulemaking

BY Erin VoegeleThe Low Carbon Fuels Coalition on Aug. 7 sent a letter to the California Air Resources Board urging the agency to recognize farming practices and other methods of climate smart agriculture (CSA) in its upcoming Low Carbon Fuel Standard rulemaking. READ MORE

August 17, 2022

Sen. Cramer tours Blue Flint Ethanol carbon sequestration project

BY Office of Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D. U.S. Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, joined the Associated Builders and Contractors for a tour of Blue Flint Ethanol LLC’s carbon sequestration project and Tailgate on Aug. 16. READ MORE

August 16, 2022

Biden signs new SAF, hydrogen, clean fuel tax credits into law

BY Erin VoegelePresident Joe Biden on Aug. 16 signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, calling the legislation the “biggest step forward in climate—ever” and stressing it will allow the U.S. to boldly take addition steps towards meeting its climate goals. READ MORE

August 16, 2022

ITA seeks additional nominations for REEEAC

BY Erin VoegeleThe ITA is seeking additional nominations for members of its Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee in an effort to widen the pool of qualified candidates and to ensure that diverse points of view are represented. READ MORE

August 15, 2022

Thailand’s ethanol consumption remains below pre-COVID levels

BY Erin VoegeleThailand’s consumption of fuel ethanol is expected to increase in 2022, but remain below pre-COVID levels, according to a report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network. READ MORE

August 15, 2022

Bayer launches digital platform for sustainable farming

BY Bayer Bayer on Aug. 15 announced the launch of ForGround, a farmer-first digital platform that will transform the way farms of all sizes can more easily make the transition to sustainable agricultural practices. READ MORE

August 15, 2022

MN Bio-Fuels promotes E15 in Brooklyn Center

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) and KS95 FM rewarded drivers who chose E15 during an hour-long promotion on Aug. 8 at a Winner gas station in Brooklyn Center. A similar promotion is planned for St. Paul. READ MORE

August 12, 2022

House passes Inflation Reduction Act

BY Erin VoegeleThe House on Aug. 12 voted 220 to 207 to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, a legislative package that includes a wide range of provisions that benefit the biofuel and bioenergy industries. President Biden is expected to sign the bill soon. READ MORE

August 12, 2022

EIA maintains 2022-’23 forecast for corn use in ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA reduced its estimate for 2021-’22 corn use in ethanol by 25 million bushels in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released Aug. 12. The forecast for 2020-’23 corn use in ethanol was maintained. READ MORE

August 12, 2022

USDA: US corn production down 5% from last year

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. corn production for 2022 is expected to reach 14.4 billion bushels, down 5 percent when compared to last year, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service’s latest Crop Production report, released Aug. 12. READ MORE

August 11, 2022

Novozymes reports 23% increase in bioenergy sales

BY Erin VoegeleNovozymes released its interim report for the first half of 2022 on Aug. 11, reporting a 23 percent increase in bioenergy sales for the first half of the year, with second quarter bioenergy sales up 19 percent. READ MORE

August 11, 2022

ACE elects board of directors

BY American Coalition for Ethanol The American Coalition for Ethanol announced the re-election of several board members and the election of two new members to the organization’s board of directors during its annual business meeting prior to ACE’s 35th annual conference. READ MORE

August 11, 2022

USGC signs ethanol MOU in Philippines during ATM

BY U.S. Grains Council During a recent USDA agricultural trade mission to the Philippines, representatives from the U.S. Grains Council and Mariano Marcos State University signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on biofuels. READ MORE

August 10, 2022

EIA: Ethanol production down 2%, stocks down 1%

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. fuel ethanol production fell by 2 percent the week ending Aug. 5, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Aug. 10. Stocks of fuel ethanol were down approximately 1 percent. READ MORE

August 10, 2022

MN Bio-Fuels releases 1H 2022 report

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) released its 2022 Half-Year report to its members at an event in Bloomington on Aug 3. The report highlights work the group has done to promote E15 and the ethanol industry. READ MORE

August 10, 2022

BIC wins $1.8M to support development of biomass standards

BY Erin VoegeleThe Canadian government on Aug. 3 awarded $1.8 million under Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s AgriAssurance Program to Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, a nonprofit group that supports the commercialization of sustainable technologies. READ MORE

August 10, 2022

39th Annual Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo to be held June 12-14

BY Ethanol Producer Magazine BBI International has announced the 39th Annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo will be held June 12-14, 2023 at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Speaker presentation abstracts will be accepted through Feb. 10, 2023. READ MORE

August 09, 2022

EIA maintains forecasts for 2022, 2023 ethanol production

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration maintained its forecasts for 2022 and 2023 fuel ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released Aug. 9. The agency also maintained its forecast for 2022 and 2023 ethanol consumption. READ MORE

August 09, 2022

Alto highlights plant improvement projects in Q2 earnings call

BY Erin VoegeleAlto Ingredients Inc. released second quarter financial results on Aug. 8, reporting increased net sales and net income. During a second quarter earnings call, CEO Mike Kandris discussed various plant improvement and upgrade projects. READ MORE

August 09, 2022

Gevo to celebrate Net Zero 1 groundbreaking in September

BY Erin VoegeleGevo Inc. plans to host a groundbreaking ceremony in September to kick off the initial site work phase at its proposed Net Zero 1 facility under development in Lake Preston, South Dakota, according to comments made by CEO Patrick Gruber on Aug. 8. READ MORE

August 09, 2022

Growth Energy comments on updates to California LCFS

BY Growth Energy On Aug. 9, Growth Energy Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board following its initial workshop on potential revisions to its low carbon fuel standard (LCFS). READ MORE

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