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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

November 09, 2022

Ethanol associations issue unified message ahead of COP 27

BY U.S. Grains Council In an intentional commitment to support the global fight against climate change, the USGC, Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada), UNICA, UNEM (National Corn Ethanol Union) and ePURE have come together to underscore the importance of ethanol. READ MORE

November 08, 2022

Alto announces plans to further diversify operations

BY Erin VoegeleAlto Ingredients Inc. on Nov. 7 released third quarter financial results and announced it has entered into a $125 million senior secured term loan facility that will support efforts to complete strategic upgrades. READ MORE

November 08, 2022

Biofuel groups participate in Treasury roundtable on IRA

BY Erin VoegeleThe Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy are among the organizations that participated in a virtual roundtable with the U.S. Department of Treasury on Nov. 7 that focused on implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act. READ MORE

November 08, 2022

Western Plains to install Whitefox ICE-XL system

BY Whitefox Whitefox, a bioethanol membrane engineering innovator, has announced that Western Plains Energy LLC will be the first U.S. ethanol producer to install Whitefox ICE-XL system at its 50 MMgy ethanol plant in Kansas. READ MORE

November 08, 2022

Summit Carbon Solutions achieves new project milestone

BY Summit Carbon Solutions Summit Carbon Solutions has signed approximately 3,400 easement agreements totaling 1,030 miles across Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota. The agreements cover more than half of the proposed CCS pipeline route. READ MORE

November 07, 2022

EPA to release 2023 RFS proposed rule by Nov. 30

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA and Growth Energy filed a notice with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Nov. 4 agreeing to extend the Nov. 16 deadline for the release of a proposed rule to set 2023 RFS RVOs. That deadline is now set for Nov. 30. READ MORE

November 07, 2022

USDA: US ethanol exports up in September

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 100.4 million gallons of ethanol and 877,745 metric tons of distillers grains in September, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Nov. 3. Exports of both products were up from September 2021. READ MORE

November 07, 2022

Green Plains reports progress with MSC, clean sugar projects

BY Erin VoegeleGreen Plains Inc. reported a challenging Q3, with a consolidated crush margin of negative 9 cents per gallon. Moving into the fourth quarter, however, margins are positive and the company is continuing to benefit from coproduct developments. READ MORE

November 07, 2022

Aemetis discusses progress with ethanol, biogas projects

BY Erin VoegeleAemetis Inc. released third quarter financial results on Nov. 3, reporting a 44 percent increase in revenue. During an earnings call, company officials discussed progress with the company’s ethanol, biogas, SAF and biobased diesel projects. READ MORE

November 07, 2022

Shell and Raízen sign large cellulosic ethanol deal

BY Shell Shell has agreed to buy a total of 3.25 billion liters of sugar-cane cellulosic ethanol under a long-term agreement with Brazil’s Raízen. The low-carbon fuel is expected to be produced by five plants that Raízen plans to build in Brazil. READ MORE

November 07, 2022

As COP27 convenes, RFA stresses ethanol’s low-carbon benefits

BY Renewable Fuels Association The Renewable Fuels Association has a simple message for COP27 delegates: Ethanol is a low-carbon renewable fuel available today to help meet climate goals—and it’s well on its way to net-zero carbon emissions in the not-too-distant future. READ MORE

November 07, 2022

RFA, allies urge Congress to act swiftly to avoid rail shutdown

BY Renewable Fuels Association The Renewable Fuels Association and nearly 200 other organizations representing a broad swath of the agricultural value chain have urged Congress to act quickly to prevent a rail strike and service shutdown on Nov. 19. READ MORE

November 07, 2022

Growth Energy to Treasury: Use accurate LCA method for SAF credit

BY Growth Energy On Nov. 4, Growth Energy sent a letter to the U.S. Department of the Treasury on implementation of Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 tax credits for SAF. The letter urges regulators to use accurate, science-based lifecycel carbon assessement methods. READ MORE

November 03, 2022

Biofuel groups call GAO report on SREs shoddy, obsolete

BY Erin VoegeleRepresentatives of the biofuels industry are slamming a report on the Renewable Fuel Standard’s small refinery exemption (SRE) program released by the U.S. Government Accountability Office on Nov. 3, calling the report shoddy and obsolete. READ MORE

November 03, 2022

Novozymes reports 32% increase in bioenergy sales in Q3

BY Erin VoegeleNovozymes released Q3 financial results on Nov. 3, reporting that bioenergy sales were up 32 percent for the three-month period and 26 percent for the first nine months of the year. Overall sales were up 6 percent for the quarter. READ MORE

November 03, 2022

UNICA: Sugarcane processing up in early October

BY Erin VoegeleUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced sugarcane processing by mills in the south-central region of the country was up significantly during the first half of October. Ethanol production and sales were also up. READ MORE

November 03, 2022

USGC spreads awareness of DDGS use in shrimp diets

BY U.S. Grains Council As the shrimp sector in Ecuador continues to grow, the U.S. Grains Council is finding ways to include DDGS in nutrition conversations. Recently, the organization participated in the AquaExpo Congress in Guayaquil, Ecuador. READ MORE

November 03, 2022

Gevo announces SAF sales agreement with Iberia Airlines

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc. has announced a new fuel sales agreement with Iberia Airlines, which is part of International Airlines Group . The agreement provides Iberia Airlines 6 million gallons per year of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for five years. READ MORE

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