Business

June 06, 2022

NASCAR reaches 20 million miles driven on renewable fuel

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerNASCAR and Official Partner Growth Energy boast a significant milestone this weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, celebrating 20 million NASCAR miles driven on Sunoco Green E15, a fuel blended with 15-percent bioethanol. READ MORE

June 06, 2022

Aemetis completes 20 miles of biogas pipeline

BY Aemetis Inc. Found In:Operations, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. on June 6 announced the completion of 20 miles of biogas pipeline and approval for construction of the remaining biogas pipeline in Merced County, California. Construction of the 39-mile main pipeline is expected to be complete in Q4. READ MORE

June 06, 2022

Opinion: A Myth-Buster’s Job is Never Done

BY Emily Skor Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyDespite a wealth of data and decades of science on the benefits of bioethanol, incessant detractors continue to attack the renewable fuel. Fortunately, the facts are on ethanol's side, and we’ll continue to bust the myths and educate elected leaders. READ MORE

June 06, 2022

In Depth: The Ethanol Industry’s Commercial Capture

BY Katie Schroeder Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessCO2 from corn ethanol plants is a great candidate for capture and sequestration because it is so clean. That also makes it a versatile and critical product for myriad commercial and industrial uses. READ MORE

June 06, 2022

In Depth: Sequestering In Place

BY Luke GeiverFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessPipeline aggregation of ethanol plant CO2 has captured industry attention, but stand-alone CCS projects might be uniquely positioned for early success. READ MORE

June 03, 2022

EPA issues final RVO, biointermediates rule and denies 69 SREs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA on June 3 finalized the 2021 and 2022 RFS RVOs, reduced the existing RVO for 2020, finalized regulations related to biointermediates, denied 69 SREs petitions, and proposed an alternative RIN retirment schedule for small refineries. READ MORE

June 03, 2022

USDA distributes $700M in COVID-19 aid for biofuel producers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyThe USDA on June 3 announced it has distributed a combined $700 million in COVID-19 aid to 195 biofuel production facilities. More than $486 million of that aid was awarded to 62 producers located in socially vulnerable communities. READ MORE

June 02, 2022

EIA: Ethanol production up 4%, stocks down 3%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. ethanol production was up nearly 4 percent the week ending May 27, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on June 2. Stocks of fuel ethanol were down more than 3 percent. READ MORE

June 02, 2022

UNICA: Sugarcane processing, ethanol production down in early May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released data for the first half of May, reporting that sugarcane processing, ethanol production and ethanol sales were all down during the two-week period. READ MORE

June 02, 2022

GranBio announces validated European patent for 2G ethanol

BY GranBio Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessGranBio announced it has secured the unopposed confirmation of European Patent No. EP 3259360. The company's patented GP3+ technology converts non-food lignocellulosic biomass into low-carbon renewable biofuels. READ MORE

June 02, 2022

Nutritionists from Mexico, Latin America learn latest on DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessUSGC staff traveled with a group of nutritionists from Mexico and the Latin America region in May on a program built to increase their awareness of DDGS and the new technologies used in the ethanol industry to create value-added co-products. READ MORE

June 02, 2022

USGC: Ethanol buyers conference leads to ethanol exports

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Grain Council hosted a Virtual Ethanol Buyers Conference in August 2020. That event helped connect U.S. ethanol exporters to international buyers in a variety of markets, including India, Japan and Mexico. READ MORE

June 02, 2022

In Depth: Landmark Moment

BY Katie Schroeder Found In:Operations, BusinessThis spring, Homeland Energy Solutions LLC reached its two billionth gallon milestone, a production mark that gives special context to the Iowa ethanol plant’s 13 years of operation, expansion and change. READ MORE

June 01, 2022

OPINION: Selling E15. What are you waiting for?

BY Ron Lamberty, chief marketing officer, American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerACE's Ron Lamberty explains how fuel retailers can make the move to E15 and reminds station owners that the USDA is expected to announce another $100 million in grants under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program soon. READ MORE

June 01, 2022

DOE opens $59M FOA for advanced biofuels, ethanol GHG reductions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy on June 1 opened a $59 million funding opportunity to support the scale-up of integrated biorefineries and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction in first generation ethanol production. READ MORE

June 01, 2022

EIA: US biofuels capacity down in March, feedstock use up

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, BusinessTotal operable U.S. biofuels production capacity fell by approximately 101 million gallons in March, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on May 31. Feedstock consumption, however, was up by 2.845 billion pounds. READ MORE

June 01, 2022

OPINION: Conference spotlights ethanol’s market advantage

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development, Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerRFA's Cassie Mullen recently attended the Gilbarco Veeder Root Retail Technology Conference in Savannah, Georgia, where RFA took part in a panel discussion on the state of the ethanol industry and its outlook on the future. READ MORE

June 01, 2022

Growth Energy: American drivers reach 30 billion miles on E15

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerOn June 1, coinciding with the start of the summer driving season, Growth Energy announced that drivers across the United States have logged 30 billion miles on the road using E15, a 15 percent ethanol blend, commonly known as Unleaded 88. READ MORE

June 01, 2022

Shell, IndyCar to introduce 100% renewable race fuel in 2023

BY IndyCar Found In:Markets, BusinessBeginning in 2023, Shell will produce a new race fuel for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. This new product consists of a blend of second-generation ethanol derived from sugarcane waste and other biofuels to create a fuel that is 100 percent renewable. READ MORE

June 01, 2022

Southwest Airlines invests in SAF pilot project supported by DOE

BY Southwest Airlines Co. Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerSouthwest Airlines Co. on June 1 announced an investment into SAFFiRE Renewables LLC, a company formed by D3MAX LLC, as part of a Department of Energy-backed project to develop and produce scalable, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). READ MORE

June 01, 2022

Record-setting number of biofuel producers set to attend 2022 FEW

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerProduced by BBI International, the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) is on pace to be the largest biofuels conference since 2009. The event takes place June 13-15 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. READ MORE

May 26, 2022

EPA seeks nominations for mobile sources advisory subcommittee

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA is seeking nominations for qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to its Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee, including candidates that have experience working with processors and shippers of biofuels. READ MORE

May 26, 2022

White House announces Japan commits to double ethanol demand

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyDuring a visit to Japan, President Biden and Prime Minister Kishida welcomed Japan’s commitment to reduce dependence on imported petroleum by 2030 through doubling demand for ethanol, including sustainable aviation fuel and on-road fuel. READ MORE

May 26, 2022

RFA launches summer contest with free fuel as the prize

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, RetailerThe Renewable Fuels Association is again hosting its annual Ethanol Days of Summer Contest with weekly chances to win free fuel. Each week RFA will award $250 in free fuel from Memorial Day to Labor Day. READ MORE

May 26, 2022

EPA must consider biofuel benefits for peer review panel

BY Growth Energy Found In:Business, PolicyIn response to the EPA’s pool of candidate peer reviewers for the “Biofuels and the Environment: Third Triennial Report to Congress,” Growth Energy raised to EPA a number of critical considerations on biofuels. READ MORE

May 26, 2022

Scientists cite inaccuracies, misrepresentations from Lark study

BY Growth Energy Found In:BusinessEnvironmental scientists and experts associated with Argonne National Laboratory have released a new set of comments in response to the recent article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Tyler Lark, et al. READ MORE

May 26, 2022

LanzaTech converts captured carbon into PET

BY LanzaTech Found In:Coproducts, BusinessA consortium, including LanzaTech and Danone, led to the discovery of a new route to monoethylene glycol, (MEG), which is a key building block for polyethylene terephthalate, (PET), resin, fibers and bottles. READ MORE

May 25, 2022

EIA: Ethanol production up 2%, stocks down slightly

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. fuel ethanol production expanded by more than 2 percent the week ending May 20, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on May 25. Ethanol stocks were down slightly. READ MORE

May 25, 2022

Senate committee members question Goffman on RFS, SREs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyJoseph Goffman expressed support for the RFS and biofuels during a May 25 hearing held by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works to consider his nomination to serve as assistant administrator for the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. READ MORE

May 25, 2022

Rex reports profitable Q1 despite challenges

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessRex American Resources Corp. on May 25 released financial results for its fiscal first quarter of 2022, the three months ended April 30. Despite a challenging operational environment, the company was profitable. READ MORE