Business

January 20, 2022

Clariant: Romania cellulosic ethanol plant mechanically complete

BY Clariant Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessClariant has announced its flagship cellulosic ethanol plant located on Podari, Romania, is mechanically complete. The facility, which employs Clariant's sunliquid technology, has been handed over to the company for startup and commissioning. READ MORE

January 20, 2022

Wind turbine installed at Kansas ethanol plant

BY Faith Technologies Inc. Found In:Operations, BusinessFaith Technologies Inc., Juhl Energy, GE Renewable Energy and Western Plains Energy have partnered to install a wind turbine to power the WPE ethanol plant in Oakley, Kansas, with on-site, clean, renewable energy. READ MORE

January 19, 2022

Growth Energy: Bliley appointed to EPA advisory subcommittee

BY Growth Energy Found In:Business, PolicyU.S. EPA Michael Regan has appointed Growth Energy’s Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley to EPA’s Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee, which provides the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee with advice and recommendations. READ MORE

January 19, 2022

Rayonier Advanced Materials invests in 2G ethanol plant

BY Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessRayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (RYAM), a global leader in the production of high purity cellulose pulp, on Jan. 18 announced the introduction of a second generation (2G) bioethanol product for Europe’s fast-growing biofuels market. READ MORE

January 18, 2022

EPA approves efficient producer pathway for Nebraska plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA on in December approved an efficient producer pathway for Elkhorn Valley Ethanol LLC’s 50 MMgy ethanol plant located in Norfolk, Nebraska. The approval allows the facility to generate RINs for non-grandfathered volumes of ethanol. READ MORE

January 18, 2022

Report shows impact of COVID-19 on Canadian ethanol industry

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network illustrates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canada’s ethanol industry and provides an overview of the country’s draft CFS. READ MORE

January 18, 2022

Fuel stations, drivers raise $10,000 for Buffett Cancer Center

BY Nebraska Ethanol Board Found In:Business, RetailerIn the past four years, fuel retailers across Nebraska have raised nearly $30,000 for cancer research as part of “Fuel the Cure.” During October, participating retilers donate 3 cents for each gallon of higher-blend fuels sold. READ MORE

January 17, 2022

CoBank: Ethanol enters 2022 with ‘considerable momentum’

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessThe ethanol industry entered 2022 with considerable momentum after profit margins rose to all-time records during Q4, according to CoBank’s latest Quarterly Research Report, released in January. Several risks, however, are expected to emerge in 2022. READ MORE

January 17, 2022

GAO report highlights success of ADM’s ethanol CCS project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyADM's ethanol carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project is one of several U.S. Department of Energy-supported CCS demonstration projects addressed in a report published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office in late December. READ MORE

January 17, 2022

MN Bio-Fuels 2021 annual report highlights growth in E15 sales

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association released its 2021 Annual Report on Jan. 14. The report deatils work carried out by the organization and highlights signficiant growth in the state's E15 sales last year. READ MORE

January 14, 2022

CropEnergies to produce renewable ethyle acetate

BY CropEnergies AG Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessCropEnergies AG and Johnson Matthey have entered into an engineering, license and technical services agreement for a plant to allow CropEnergies AG to produce renewable ethyl acetate from ethanol near its production site in Zeitz, Germany. READ MORE

January 14, 2022

Iowa announces 2022 Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards

BY Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerIowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig has announced that the winners of the 2022 Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards are Danlee Corp. and Casey’s General Stores. The winners were recognized during the FUELIowa annual meeting on Jan. 11. READ MORE

January 14, 2022

DOE catalyst property database can accelerate biofuels research

BY Zia Abdullah, laboratory program manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Found In:Business, PolicyNREL researchers have developed a public, online library of catalyst data. It could be fertile ground for breakthroughs in catalytic technologies needed to turn renewable biomass or waste materials into sustainable transportation fuels. READ MORE

January 14, 2022

In Depth: Winnebago Online

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, BusinessAfter months of extensive repairs, a southern Minnesota ethanol plant—nearly three decades old and idled in 2019—is once again up and running. READ MORE

January 13, 2022

USDA reports record corn yields for 2021

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, BusinessIncreased acreage and record yields led to near record-high corn production last year, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service’s 2021 Crop Production Annual Summary, released on Jan. 12. READ MORE

January 13, 2022

Studies: Transition to E15 can boost Iowa’s economy, environment

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerOn Jan. 11, Gov. Reynolds highlighted biofuels and her commitment to expand consumer access to E15 and B20. Two new studies highlight the positive economic and health benefits of using E15 instead of E10. READ MORE

January 13, 2022

LanzaJet secures financing from Microsoft fund for SAF plant

BY LanzaJet Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessLanzaJet has secured financing for its Freedom Pines Fuels plant in Soperton, Georgia, through the Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund. The fund has made a $50 million investment to support the construction the alcohol-to-jet SAF facility. READ MORE

January 13, 2022

UGI, Sorghum Checkoff join RFA as associate members

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:BusinessThe RFA has added UGI Corp., an international distributor and marketer of energy products and services, and the Sorghum Checkoff, a producer-funded organization dedicated to improving the sorghum industry, as new associate members. READ MORE

January 12, 2022

EIA: Ethanol production down 4%, stocks up 7%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. fuel ethanol production fell by 4 percent the week ending Jan. 7, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Jan. 12. Ethanol stocks expanded by more than 7 percent. READ MORE

January 12, 2022

BBI International launches new magazine focused on CCS

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBBI International is launching a new magazine, titled Carbon Capture Magazine. There will be one print issue of the magazine published in 2022, along with a carbon capture industry directory and a map of storage and capture facilities. READ MORE

January 12, 2022

RFA: Ethanol can jumpstart transition to net-zero emissions

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerBoth electric vehicles and the increased production and use of renewable fuels like ethanol will be necessary to achieve a national goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper told the House Ag Committee on Jan. 12. READ MORE

January 12, 2022

Growth Energy announces 2022 policy priorities

BY Growth Energy Found In:Business, PolicyOn Jan. 12, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor outlined the top federal priorities of the U.S. biofuel industry, highlighting critical steps policymakers must take to achieve the nation’s energy and climate goals. READ MORE

January 12, 2022

ACE, industry groups urge CARB to recognize climate-smart farming

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyIn a cosigned letter, ACE, NBB, Great Plains Institute, Low Carbon Fuels Coalition, and Canadian Oilseed Processors Association recommend CARB recognize the climate benefits of farming practices in California's LCFS. READ MORE

January 11, 2022

EIA increases forecasts for 2022 ethanol production, blending

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business, RetailerThe U.S. Energy Information Administration increased its forecast for 2022 U.S. fuel ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released Jan. 11. The outlook for ethanol blending in 2022 was also increased. READ MORE

January 11, 2022

Michigan bill aims to create tax credit for sales of E15, E85

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerLegislation introduced in the Michigan Senate on Jan. 11 aims to create a tax credit for retailers that choose to sell higher ethanol fuel blends, such as E15 and E85. The tax credit would be in place for five years. READ MORE

January 11, 2022

Wolf Carbon Solutions, ADM partner to decarbonize ethanol plants

BY ADM Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessWolf Carbon Solutions US LLC and ADM have signed a letter of intent for the construction of a pipeline that will allow for the capture, compression and transportation of carbon dioxide produced at ADM’s Clinton and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, facilities. READ MORE

January 10, 2022

SCOTUS rejects E15 case, biofuel groups call for Midwest solution

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe 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. READ MORE

January 10, 2022

Summit Carbon Solutions, NPN partner to decarbonize ag

BY Summit Carbon Solutions Found In:Coproducts, BusinessSummit 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. READ MORE

January 10, 2022

RFA announces emergency response ‘train the trainer’ webinars

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:BusinessThe 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. READ MORE

January 07, 2022

Ernst urges Supreme Court take up E15 case

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerSen. 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. READ MORE