SCOTUS rejects E15 case, biofuel groups call for Midwest solution


The Supreme Court on Jan. 10 denied a petition filed by Growth Energy in October 2021 seeking a review of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit’s July 2, 2021, ruling that vacated a portion of a 2019 EPA rule allowing year-round E15 sales.
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USDA: US ethanol exports up in November


The U.S. exported 149.44 million gallons of ethanol and 1.02 million metric tons of distillers grains in November, according to data released by the USDA FAS on Jan. 6. Exports of both products were up when compared to the same period of 2020.
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Summit Carbon Solutions, NPN partner to decarbonize ag


Summit Carbon Solutions has announced a new partnership with Northern Plains Nitrogen in its carbon capture and storage project, which is focused on decarbonizing the agriculture and biofuels industries.
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Biofuel groups testify in support of a strong RFS


Representatives of the biofuels industry called on the U.S. EPA to set strong RFS blending requirements and abandon plans to retroactively reduce the 2020 RVO during a Jan. 4 hearing held by the agency to gather comments on its pending RFS proposal.
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Ernst urges Supreme Court take up E15 case


Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa released a statement on Jan. 7 urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review a July 2, 2021, decision handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that vacated a U.S. EPA rule allowing year-round sales of E15.
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RFA’s Cooper to testify before House Ag Committee


Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper will testify at a House Agriculture Committee hearing on Jan. 12 on the “Implications of Electric Vehicle Investments for Agriculture and Rural America.”
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EIA: Ethanol production down 1%, stocks up 3%


U.S. fuel ethanol production was down 1 percent the week ending Dec. 31, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Jan. 5. Ethanol stocks expanded by more than 3 percent.
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Report: Japan’s ethanol blend level averages 1.8% in 2021


Fuel ethanol consumption in Japan is expected to reach 823 million liters (217.41 million gallons) in 2021, down from 850 million liters in 2020, according to a report filed with the USDA FAS's Global Agricultural Information Network in December.
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RFA announces emergency response ‘train the trainer’ webinars


The RFA is hosting a series of four “train the trainer” webinars in 2022 for emergency response professionals who are interested in learning how to train their colleagues and others on proper responses to emergencies involving ethanol.
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UGI, Vertimass partner to produce renewable fuels


UGI Corp. announced on Jan. 5 that it has entered into a 15-year agreement with California-based technology developer, Vertimass, to utilize their catalytic technology to produce renewable fuels from renewable ethanol in the U.S. and Europe.
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USGC participates In OLADE’s Energy Week


Carlos Suárez, USGC regional ethanol consultant for Latin America, spoke about the economic and environmental benefits of ethanol blending during a panel at the Latin American Energy Organization’s (OLADE’s) Energy Week.
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UCF researchers develop ethanol fuel cells


A new material developed by the University of Central Florida may one day mean people could be pouring a drink for their car. That’s because UCF researchers are developing an alcohol-based power source for cars and other technology.
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