Business

May 09, 2022

UNICA: Ethanol sales up during start of 2022-’23 harvest season

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, 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. READ MORE

May 09, 2022

USGC helps create demand for US ethanol in Vietnam

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe 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. READ MORE

May 06, 2022

Verbio begins RNG production at Iowa facility

BY Verbio AG Found In:Operations, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessVerbio 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. READ MORE

May 06, 2022

Contest encourages Nebraskans to celebrate renewable fuels month

BY Nebraska Ethanol Board Found In:BusinessNebraska 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. READ MORE

May 05, 2022

US ethanol exports down in March, distillers grains exports up

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe 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. READ MORE

May 05, 2022

EIA: US biofuels capacity at 21.123 billion gallons in February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessTotal 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. READ MORE

May 05, 2022

USGC engagement helps allow US ethanol to enter Indonesian market

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyU.S. ethanol can now enter the Indonesian market by way of pre-blended fuel following the recent removal of a ban on such products entering the country. This change creates a potential market of more than 200 million gallons, according to USGC. READ MORE

May 04, 2022

EIA: Ethanol production up 1%, stocks down slightly

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.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. READ MORE

May 04, 2022

The Andersons reports strong Q1 for renewables segment

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessThe 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. READ MORE

May 04, 2022

OPINION: E15 receives green light for summer

BY Robert White, vice president of industry relations, Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerRFA's Robert White discusses the Biden administration's decision to allow E15 sales to continue through the summer of 2022 as part of its effort to reduce fuel prices and provides guidance to fuel retailers on how to offer the fuel blend. READ MORE

May 04, 2022

RFA celebrates safety recognition milestone

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:BusinessMarking 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. READ MORE

May 03, 2022

Green Plains: Margins improving in Q2

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessGreen 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. READ MORE

May 03, 2022

RFA adds Summit Carbon Solutions as newest associate member

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Coproducts, BusinessThe Renewable Fuels Association has welcomed Summit Carbon Solutions as its newest associate member. The company is partnering with 32 ethanol plants to create the largest carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in the world. READ MORE

May 03, 2022

USGC: Workshop promotes ethanol blending in African markets

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, BusinessIn cooperation with the African Refiners and Distributors Association, the U.S. Grains Council recently held a forum with African industry stakeholders and government officials to discuss matters related to ethanol production and use. READ MORE

May 02, 2022

EPA delivers final RFS RVO rule to White House OMB

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA on April 29 delivered its final rule to set 2021 and 2022 RFS RVOs to the White House Office of Management and Budget. The rule may also revise the existing 2020 RVO. OMB review marks a final step before the rulemaking is promulgated. READ MORE

May 02, 2022

USGC: Ethanol holds untapped potential in Southeast Asia

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyEthanol is increasingly capturing the interest of buyers and policymakers across Southeast Asia and Oceania (SEA) amid growing environmental awareness. According to USGC, focused development program can help unlock value in this region. READ MORE

April 29, 2022

EPA issues waiver allowing E15 sales to continue this summer

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe EPA on April 29 issued an emergency fuel waiver allowing E15 to be sold during the summer 2022 driving season. President Biden on April 12 announced the agency would take such action as part of the administration's effort to reduce fuel prices. READ MORE

April 29, 2022

FQT launches new DCO+ corn oil separation technology

BY Fluid Quip Technologies, Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessFluid Quip Technologies, a majority owned subsidiary of Green Plains Inc., has unveiled DCO+, a new technology to achieve record-high low-carbon renewable corn oil recovery in drygrind biofuel facilities. READ MORE

April 28, 2022

Midwest governors take action on year-round E15

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe governors of Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin on April 28 sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan seeking a permanent solution to year-round E15 sales. READ MORE

April 28, 2022

Didion donates $100,000 to area nonprofits

BY Didion Found In:BusinessDidion is marking its 50th anniversary by contributing $100,000 through the Didion Milling Foundation to local fire departments, law enforcement agencies and programs that serve local youth and families in need. READ MORE

April 28, 2022

USGC: Japanese manga book highlights benefits of ethanol use

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyTo help educate policymakers and industry officials in Japan on the benefits of ethanol use, a group of energy experts in the country has created an ethanol manga book, a type of comic book or graphic novel that originates from the country. READ MORE

April 27, 2022

EIA: Ethanol production up 2%, stocks down 2%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. fuel ethanol production was up nearly 2 percent the week ending April 22, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on April 27. Weekly ending stocks of fuel ethanol were down nearly 2 percent. READ MORE

April 27, 2022

Ethanol groups call on STB to resolve rail service disruptions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessThe Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy are calling on the the Surface Transportation Board and the railroad industry to resolve rail service disruptions that are negatively impacting the ethanol industry. READ MORE

April 27, 2022

Novozymes reports 27% increase in bioenergy sales for Q1

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:BusinessNovozymes released first quarter 2022 financial results on April 27, reporting sales for its bioenergy segment were up 27 percent when compared to the same period of last year. Overall sales for the company were up 10 percent. READ MORE

April 26, 2022

Iowa House, Senate pass governor’s biofuels bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Iowa Senate and Iowa House of Representatives on April 26 each voted to approve legislation introduced by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds in January that will increase consumer access to higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel. READ MORE

April 26, 2022

Aemetis to supply JetBlue with 125 million gallons of SAF

BY Aemetis Inc. Found In:BusinessAemetis Inc. announced on April 26 that an offtake agreement has been signed with JetBlue for 125 million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to be delivered over the 10 year term of the agreement. READ MORE

April 26, 2022

ADM reports improved Q1 results for carbohydrate solutions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessArcher Daniels Midland Co. on April 26 reported that its carbohydrates solutions business segment, which includes both its wet mill and dry mill ethanol plants, delivered improved financial results for the first quarter of 2022. READ MORE

April 26, 2022

Valero reports profitable Q1 for ethanol, renewable diesel

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessValero Energy Corp. released first quarter 2022 financial results on April 26, reporting both its ethanol and renewable diesel segments were profitable during the three-month period. Production of both fuels was up. READ MORE

April 26, 2022

Glacial Lakes Energy calls on lawmakers to open door to E30

BY Glacial Lakes Energy Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerOpening the door to 30 percent ethanol blends would save consumers billions of dollars at the gas pump and reduce imported oil by as much as 1 billion barrels per year, according to officials at Glacial Lakes Energy. READ MORE

April 25, 2022

Court approves agreement requiring EPA to finalize RVOs by June 3

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on April 22 approved a consent decree that requires the U.S. EPA to finalize its 2020-2022 renewable fuel obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard by June 3, 2022. READ MORE