November 2020

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Business Briefs


Business Briefs

By Ethanol Producer Magazine



Climate goals in the European Union place a 7% cap on crop-based biofuels, a standard that renewables organizations, both in Europe and the U.S., say is unnecessary and not backed by science.

As sustainability and low-carbon commodities become increasingly sought out, several companies are working to connect grain buyers—like ethanol plants—and growers who practice sustainable farming. It's a promising trend for biofuels and agriculture.

Virtual for the first time, the 2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo united the global industry for premier content and networking opportunities in mid-September. It was a meaningful coming together for an industry still in recovery.


Addressing the financial risk of the current market, IncubEx and Nodal Exchange are adding capital efficiencies to the industry with the first ever physically-delivered RIN futures contracts for D codes 3, 4, 5, and 6. It's a compelling new hedge.

DuPont's XCELIS® AI enhances ethanol plant operational assessment with data-driven analyses and predictive modeling driven by science and engineering fundamentals. The new tools will help de-risk decision making and enhance plant optimization.

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