Corn ethanol can achieve net-zero carbon emissions before 2050


A report released on Feb. 21 shows that new and emerging technologies and practices could help the ethanol industry achieve net-zero carbon emissions well before its current goal of 2050, according to the RFA.
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The Andersons reports strong Q4 for ethanol


The Andersons Inc. released Q4 results on Feb. 15, reporting that its renewables segment achieved its best fourth quarter since 2013. The company, in part, credited improved ethanol margins and record corn oil prices.
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ICM signs third high-protein technologies installation agreement


ICM will begin construction on the latest Advanced Processing Package this summer. Once installation is complete, Cardinal Ethanol expects to initially produce over 3 pounds of high protein per bushel, later ramping up to 5 pounds per bushel.
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EPA seeks experts to peer review of third RFS triennial report


The U.S. EPA is seeking nominations for scientific experts to serve on an external expert panel to peer review the agency’s third triennial report to congress on biofuels and the environment. Nominations can be submited through March 3.
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New Mexico House fails to pass Clean Fuel Standard Act


The New Mexico House of Representatives on Feb. 17 failed for the second consecutive year to pass legislation that aims to implement a state Clean Fuel Standard. This year’s bill, SB 14, is now dead.
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ACE corrects misrepresentations of environmental outcomes of RFS


A report recently released in the Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences brought to life several misrepresentations of the environmental outcomes of the RFS. ACE's Ron Alverson is refuting three key misrepresentations.
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Minnesota’s ethanol industry bounced back in 2021


According to a new study from the University of Minnesota Extension, the state's ethanol industry produced 1.27 billion gallons of ethanol in 2021, 33 percent higher than 2020’s volume, resulting in over $6 billion in economic activity.
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Skor testifies before Senate on RFS’s role in a low-carbon future


Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor testified on Feb. 16 before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works at its hearing titled “The Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Challenges and Opportunities”.
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Green Plains reports Q4 loss, discusses plant improvements


Green Plains Inc. released fourth quarter financial results on Feb. 11, reporting a slight decrease in the volume of ethanol produced, but significantly improved crush margins when compared to the same quarter of 2020.
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Minnesota launches grant program to increase access to E15


Eligible applicants include retail petroleum dispensers in Minnesota with no more than 10 retail petroleum dispensing sites, regardless of their location. This includes retail service stations, convenience stations and hypermarket fueling stations.
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Pearson Fuels opens 250th E85 fueling station in California


California has nearly 1.3 million flex fuel vehicles (FFVs) on the road today representing an immediate potential for 4-5 million metric tons of emissions reduced annually if all FFVs exclusively filled with E85 flex fuel.
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USDA to invest $1B in Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities


The program will finance pilot projects that create market opportunities for U.S. agricultural and forestry products that use climate-smart practices and include innovative, cost-effective ways to measure and verify greenhouse gas benefits.
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Industry Events

2022 International Biomass Conference & Expo

March 14-16, 2022
Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center
Jacksonville, Florida

2022 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 13-15, 2022
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit

June 13-15, 2022
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Carbon Capture & Storage Summit

June 13-13, 2022
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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