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June 20, 2022

Genetically modified corn does not damage non-target organisms

BY USDA Agricultural Research Service The largest, highest quality analysis of data ever conducted reveals that genetically modified Bt corn has little impact on nontarget insects and other organisms, especially compared to growing conventional corn. READ MORE

June 20, 2022

USGC helps remove barriers to US ethanol imports to Brazil

BY U.S. Grains Council Since the Brazil's imposition of its ethanol tariff rate quota (TRQ) in 2017, the USGC has undertaken several strategies to reverse the decision, including approaching possible in-country partners that could share trade interests. READ MORE

June 17, 2022

EU ethanol sets new record for GHG reduction

BY ePURE Renewable ethanol from ePURE members reduced GHG emissions by 77 percent compared to fossil fuel in 2021, according to the latest audited producer data. ePURE also said ethanol refineries produced more feed than fuel. READ MORE

June 17, 2022

USGC: Targeted DDGS promotion efforts drive sales in Mexico

BY U.S. Grains Council The USGC has taken a targeted marketing approach to DDGS promotion in one region in western Mexico, recognizing that members of the Sonora Pork Producers Union and the Sonora Poultry Association could represent a market for 90,000 MT of DDGS. READ MORE

June 16, 2022

House passes biofuel infrastructure, E15 bill

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. House of Representatives on June 16 voted 221 to 204 in favor of the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act, a legislative package that includes funding for biofuel infrastructure and a provision to allow year-round sales of E15. READ MORE

June 16, 2022

EPA: 3 SRE petitions currently pending

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on June 16 published updated data on small refinery exemptions (SREs) filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard, reporting that only three SRE petitions are currently pending, down from 69 that were pending as of mid-May. READ MORE

June 16, 2022

UNICA: Ethanol sales down in May

BY Erin VoegeleUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released data showing that sugarcane processing and ethanol production during the second half of May were roughly flat with last year. Ethanol sales were down slightly. READ MORE

June 16, 2022

USGC: Indy 500 highlights ethanol’s role in racing, global market

BY U.S. Grains Council Delegations from Japan, South Korea, India and Indonesia recently traveled to the U.S. to take part in the Indianapolis 500. The trip was hosted by the USGC in collaboration with the Indiana Corn Marketing Council. READ MORE

June 15, 2022

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

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. fuel ethanol production expanded by 2 percent the week ending June 10, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on June 15. Weekly ending stocks of fuel ethanol were down nearly 2 percent. READ MORE

June 15, 2022

CropEnergies acquires stake in biotech startup LXP

BY CropEnergies AG European ethanol producer CropEnergies AG has acquired a stake in LXP Group GmbH, a Germany-based company that has developed a patented, energy-efficient process that enables mild digestion of lignocellular biomass. READ MORE

June 15, 2022

Partnership aims to enhance ethanol-to-hydrogen technology

BY Proteum Energy LLC Proteum Hydrogen Technologies Corp. and the University of Regina have embarked on a joint project aimed at advancing Proteum’s patented and proprietary steam SnMR technology to produce hydrogen from ethanol. READ MORE

June 14, 2022

Senators ask GAO if SRE denials require congressional review

BY Erin VoegeleSens. Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn.; Shelly Moore Capito, R-W.V.; and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., are asking the GAO to determine whether the U.S. EPA’s June 3 denial of 69 SREs must be submitted to Congress for review under the Congressional Review Act. READ MORE

June 14, 2022

Clariant produces cellulosic ethanol at plant in Romania

BY Clariant Clariant on June 14 announced that it has produced the first commercial cellulosic ethanol at its sunliquid production plant in Podari, Romania. The entire offtake is contracted with a multi-year agreement to Shell. READ MORE

June 14, 2022

Gevo injects dairy RNG into Iowa natural gas pipeline

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc. announced that its RNG project in Northwest Iowa has been producing biogas and is now upgrading and injecting RNG into the natural gas pipeline. The project generates RNG from dairy cow manure supplied by three dairy farms. READ MORE

June 14, 2022

Feed formulation training gives feeders confidence to use DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Hoping to increase DDGS inclusion rates in Indonesian feed lots, the U.S. Grains Council’s team in Southeast Asia and Oceania recently partnered with a local distributor to demonstrate the benefits it offers in beef cattle feed rations. READ MORE

June 14, 2022

FEW speakers focus on carbon, new market opportunities

BY Tom Bryan and Katie Schroeder Some of the biggest names in ethanol kicked off the general session of the 38th International Fuel Ethanol Conference & Expo on June 14 with discussions focused on policy, carbon and new market opportunities. READ MORE

June 14, 2022

Doyal, Christianson recognized at 38th annual FEW

BY Tom Bryan and Katie Schroeder Randall Doyal and John Christianson were recognized for their longtime service and commitment to the biofuels industry on June 14 at the world’s largest ethanol conference, the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, taking place in Minneapolis. READ MORE

June 13, 2022

House to vote on biofuel infrastructure, E15 bill

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on the Lower Food and Fuels Costs Act, a legislative package that includes funding for biofuel infrastructure and a provision to allow year-round sales of E15. READ MORE

June 13, 2022

Aemetis, PG&E celebrate commissioning of RNG interconnection

BY Erin VoegeleAemetis Inc. and PG&E on June 10 held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the commissioning of Aemetis’s RNG cleanup and compression unit and interconnection with PG&E’s gas pipeline for the Aemetis Biogas Central Dairy Digester Project. READ MORE

June 13, 2022

Trucent launches technology to improve distillers corn oil

BY Trucent Separation Technologies LLC Trucent Separation Technologies LLC announced the launch of CORE, a new technology to significantly reduce impurities in distillers corn oil (DCO), resulting in a cleaner oil, TruDCO, which can be sold directly to renewable diesel refineries. READ MORE

June 13, 2022

Study: Ethanol is a cost-effective way to decarbonize transport

BY ePURE Renewable ethanol fuel blends are the EU’s current most cost-effective solution for decarbonizing the petrol and hybrid cars that will continue to be prevalent on Europe’s roads for a long time, according to new research. READ MORE

June 13, 2022

USGC helps create export demand for US ethanol

BY U.S. Grains Council To help countries cut their GHG emissions and to meet their Paris Climate Commitments, the U.S. Grains Council and its industry partners continue to advocate for ethanol as an option for the decarbonization of the transportation sector. READ MORE

June 10, 2022

Ohio governor asks EPA for permanent solution to summer E15 sales

BY Erin VoegeleOhio Gov. Mike DeWine on June 10 sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Regan asking that the agency permanently remove restrictions on E15 sales, allowing the fuel blend to be sold during the summer driving season. READ MORE

June 10, 2022

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

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA maintained its 2022-’23 forecast for corn use in ethanol production in its latest WASDE report, released June 10. The overall corn outlook is for larger beginning stocks, slightly higher use, and increased ending stocks. READ MORE

June 10, 2022

On the cutting edge: Poet, Navigator sign LOI for CCUS project

BY Katie Schroeder Representatives of Poet LLC and Navigator CO2 Ventures LLC explain how Navigator's Heartland Greenway carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) network will benefit the ethanol industry and help Poet achieve its net-zero goals. READ MORE

June 10, 2022

ACE introduces CI calculator to showcase ethanol’s GHG benefits

BY American Coalition for Ethanol ACE has introduced a new carbon intensity (CI) calculator to help its members understand the CI of their farms and ethanol operations along with a simplified version of the tool to raise awareness about factors impacting the CI of ethanol. READ MORE

June 10, 2022

Growth Energy testifies on CARB’s Advanced Clean Cars II regs

BY Growth Energy Growth Energy Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley testified before the CARB response to its proposed Advanced Clean Cars II regulation, which sets a goal to acheve 100 percent zero-emission vehicles sales by 2035. READ MORE

June 09, 2022

Biden nominates McKalip to serve as chef ag negotiator at USTR

BY Erin VoegelePresident Biden on June 8 announced his intent to nominate Doug McKalip to serve as chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). The USDA, USTR and USGC have spoken out in support of his nomination. READ MORE

June 09, 2022

India’s restriction of sugar exports supports E20 goals

BY Erin VoegeleThe government of India in late May took action to restrict sugar exports in an effort to deep domestic prices in check and ensure sufficient supplies of sugar for domestic consumption and for use in the government’s ethanol blending program. READ MORE

June 09, 2022

Aemetis completes third dairy digester, expands biogas production

BY Aemetis Inc. Aemetis Inc. on June 9 announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Aemetis Biogas LLC, connected its third anaerobic digester via pipeline to the company’s main RNG gas cleanup unit located at the Aemetis Advanced Fuels Keyes facility. READ MORE

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