March 30, 2023

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol at 444 million bushels in January

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production Report for March, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol production in January was up when compared to the same month of 2022. READ MORE

March 29, 2023

USGC: Trade servicing, DDGS promotion takes place in Nicaragua

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessTo identify opportunities to increase corn and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) exports to Nicaragua, U.S. Grains Council staff in Latin America (LTA) recently met with relevant beef and poultry producers. READ MORE

March 28, 2023

GAO: Federal agencies should track progress toward SAF goals

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Government Accountability Office on March 27 issued a report that includes recommendations on how three federal agencies can track progress related to the Biden administration’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel Grand Challenge. READ MORE

March 27, 2023

Iowa bill limits use of eminent domain for CO2 pipelines

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe Iowa House of Representatives on March 22 voted 73 to 20 in favor of a bill that would require CO2 pipeline companies to acquire at least 90 percent of route miles through voluntary deals before they could seek the use of eminent domain. READ MORE

March 27, 2023

Rex reports progress with CCS project, plans capacity expansion

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessRex American Resources Inc. released fiscal Q4 results on March 23, reporting a profitable quarter. During an earnings call, company officials discussed plans to increase ethanol production capacity and reported progress with a CCS project. READ MORE

March 23, 2023

2023 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo releases agenda

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerEthanol Producer Magazine announced this week the preliminary agenda for the 2023 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) taking place June 12-14, 2023 at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska. READ MORE

March 21, 2023

Biden, Vilsack and Regan celebrate National Agriculture Day

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyPresident Joe Biden has proclaimed March 21 as National Agriculture Day. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and EPA Administrator Michael Regan issued comments recognizing the ag community for its work to provide the U.S. with food, fuel and fiber. READ MORE

March 21, 2023

DOE offers $14M to optimize production of biofuels, biochemicals

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy on March 21 announced $14 million in funding to support and optimize the production of affordable biofuels and biochemicals while significantly reducing carbon emissions. READ MORE

March 20, 2023

Minnesota ethanol industry contributes $2.7B to state’s economy

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, Policy, RetailerMinnesota’s ethanol industry contributed $2.7 billion to the state’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2022, according to a new study by the University of Minnesota Extension that was sponsored by the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association. READ MORE