Craig introduces a bill to ensure year-round availability of E15


Reps. Angie Craig, D-Minn., and Adrian Smith, R-Neb., on Dec. 7 introduced the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act of 2022. The bill aims to allow the year-round sale of E15 nationwide. Compaion legislation is pending in the U.S. Senate.
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OMB reviews E15 petition filed by Midwest governors


The U.S. EPA on Dec. 5 delivered a proposed rule to the White House Office of and Management and Budget related to a petition filed by several Midwest governors seeking a solution to year-round E15 sales in their states.
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USDA: Exports of ethanol, distillers grains down in October


The U.S. exported 83.77 million gallons of ethanol and 798,100 metric tons of distillers grains in October, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Dec. 6. Exports of both products were down.
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FTC issues annual report on ethanol market concentration


The FTC on Dec. 2 issued its 2022 Report on Ethanol Market Concentration. As in prior years, the FTC’s analysis determined that there is sufficient competition among industry participants to avoid price-setting other anticompetitive behavior.
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USDA maintains forecast for corn use in ethanol in December WASDE


The USDA maintained its forecast for 2022-’23 corn use in ethanol in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released Dec. 9. The 2022-’23 outlook for corn is for lower exports and greater ending stocks.
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Rex reports profitable Q3, announces progress with CCS project


Rex American Resources released fiscal Q3 results on Dec. 1, reporting increased sales for the three-month period ending Oct. 31. Executive Chairman Stuart Rose said the company remains profitable moving into Q4 despite challenging crush spreads.
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EIA increases forecast for 2022 ethanol production


The U.S. Energy Information Administration increased its forecast for 2022 fuel ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released Dec. 6. The forecast for 2023 fuel ethanol production was maintained.
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Clariant provides update on sunliquid plant in Romania


Clariant on Dec. 12 announced that its sunliquid plant in Romania has not yet achieved the targeted yields and other operational parameters on an industrial scale. The company said it continues work to achieve commerical viability of the technology.
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EIA: Ethanol production up 6%, stocks up 1%


U.S. ethanol production was up 6 percent the week ending Dec. 2, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Dec. 7. Weekly ending stocks of fuel ethanol were up 1 percent.
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Virgin Atlantic to purchase 70 million gallons of SAF


Virgin Atlantic on Dec. 6 announced the purchase of 10 million U.S. gallons per annum of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to be produced by Gevo Inc. and supplied by Virgin Atlantic’s joint venture partner, Delta Air Lines.
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Upcoming bill aims to change the way RINs are generated, priced


A group of five lawmakers on Dec. 2 announced plans to introduce legislation that aims to change the way RINs are generated and traded under the RFS by directing the U.S. EPA to issue the credits at a fixed cost.
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EIA: Biofuel capacity up in September, feedstock consumption down


U.S. biofuels operable production capacity increased slightly in September, according to data released by the U.S. EIA on Nov. 30. Total feedstock consumption was down when compared to both the previous month and September 2021.
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