STB takes initial actions aimed at improving rail service


The STB on May 6 announced it will require certain railroads to meet additional reporting requirements as part of an initial action aimed to improve rail service delays that have severely impacted several industries, including ethanol producers.
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US ethanol exports down in March, distillers grains exports up


The U.S. exported 125.1 million gallons of ethanol and 927,134 metric tons of distillers grains in March, according to data released by the USDA on May 4. Exports of ethanol were down, while exports of distillers grains were up.
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Verbio begins RNG production at Iowa facility


Verbio AG on May 6 celebrated the opening of its biorefinery in Nevada, Iowa. The facility began producing RNG from corn stover on an industrial scale in late 2021 and will soon begin producing corn ethanol.
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The Andersons reports strong Q1 for renewables segment


The Andersons Inc. on May 3 reported that its renewables segment reported record EBITDA for Q1 2022. Production volumes for ethanol and corn oil were both up, with renewable feedstocks and coproduct merchandising well above expectations.
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EIA: US biofuels capacity at 21.123 billion gallons in February


Total operable biofuels production capacity for ethanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel and related fuels expanded to 21.123 billion gallons per year in February, according to the EIA. Total feedstock consumption was at 24.348 billion pounds.
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Green Plains: Margins improving in Q2


Green Plains released Q1 2022 financial results on May 2, reporting that the company was negatively impacted by low margins, rail delays, and other factors during the period. Margins have improved significantly, however, moving into Q2.
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UNICA: Ethanol sales up during start of 2022-’23 harvest season


UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced sugarcane processing and ethanol production were down during the first two weeks of the 2022-’23 harvest season, which began April 1. Ethanol sales, however, were up.
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ITA’s renewable energy advisory committee to meet May 12


The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has announced it will hold a virtual open meeting the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee via WebEx on May 12.
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EIA: Ethanol production up 1%, stocks down slightly


U.S. fuel ethanol production expanded by nearly 1 percent the week ending April 29, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on May 4. Stocks of fuel ethanol were down slightly.
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RFA celebrates safety recognition milestone


Marking a decade of leadership in the area of ethanol industry safety, the RFA has received its 10th consecutive TRANSCAER National Achievement Award for training first responders and others in ethanol emergency response and safety.
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USGC helps create demand for US ethanol in Vietnam


The U.S. Grains Council worked with the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service in Vietnam to engage the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) and Ministry of Finance (MOF) to reduce most favored nation (MFN) tariffs on imported ethanol.
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Contest encourages Nebraskans to celebrate renewable fuels month


Nebraska high school students recenlty took on the mission of educating their peers about reducing their energy use and carbon footprint through the Field to Fuel student social media contest. The contest aims to promote Renewable Fuels Month.
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Industry Events

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
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National Carbon Capture Conference & Expo

November 8-9, 2022
Iowa Event Center
Des Moines, Iowa

2023 International Biomass Conference & Expo

February 28-2, 2023
Cobb Galleria Centre
Atlanta, Georgia

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