EPA delivers proposed rule to set 2023 RFS RVOs to the OMB


The 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.
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Threat of freight rail strike delayed until early December


The 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.
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USDA maintains forecast for corn use in ethanol


The 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.
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Gevo begins RNG production, discusses timeline for SAF project


Gevo 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.
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Western Plains to install Whitefox ICE-XL system


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.
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Alto announces plans to further diversify operations


Alto 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.
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Biofuel groups participate in Treasury roundtable on IRA


The 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.
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EIA: Ethanol production up 1%, stocks down slightly


U.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.
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USGC: Workshop in Japan highlights benefits of US ethanol


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.
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Ethanol associations issue unified message ahead of COP 27


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.
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Ethanol production in Brazil expected to increase 9% this year


Total 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.
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Summit Carbon Solutions achieves new project milestone


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.
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