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August 04, 2022

UNICA: Ethanol production, sales up slightly in early July

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced ethanol production during the first half of July was up when compared to the same period of last year. Ethanol sales were up also up slightly during the two-week period. READ MORE

August 03, 2022

The Andersons reports record Q2 for renewables

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe Andersons Inc. on Aug. 2 announced the company achieved record quarterly results during Q2 2022. The company’s renewables segment, which includes its ethanol operations, generated record pretax income for the three-month period. READ MORE

August 02, 2022

Green Plains to break ground on clean sugar project in August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessGreen Plains Inc. operated its facilities at 97 percent capacity during the second quarter of 2022 and expects to break ground on its first commercial-scale clean sugar facility this month, according to comments made by CEO Todd Becker on Aug. 2. READ MORE

August 02, 2022

USGC promotes ethanol policy during motor show in South Korea

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Grains Council recently attended the Busan International Motor Show, where Haksoo Kim, USGC director in South Korea, and Youngjin Lee, USGC administrative manager, operated a promotional booth on behalf of the organization. READ MORE

August 02, 2022

CARB posts RFA, Growth Energy report on E15

BY Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerOn July 29, the California Air Resources Board posted the Renewable Fuels Association’s and Growth Energy’s joint multimedia evaluation of E15 blends Tier 1 report, the initial step in a three-tiered evaluation process of the fuel blend. READ MORE

August 01, 2022

Inflation Reduction Act welcomed by ethanol groups

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerSenate democrats on on July 27 announced an agreement to add the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 to the FY2022 Budget Reconciliation bill. The legislative package will benefit the U.S. ethanol industry, according to the RFA and Growth Energy. READ MORE

August 01, 2022

OPINION: E15: The time is now for a proven fuel

BY Robert White, vice president of industry relations, Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerE15 works, and it works well. It saves drivers money and even lowers emissions from their vehicles. E15 also helps with growing concerns about energy security. It’s not only a domestic product, but also renewable, says RFA's Robert White. READ MORE

August 01, 2022

Western New York Energy launches high-purity alcohol

BY Western New York Energy Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessWestern New York Energy has completed a $38 million expansion to produce high-purity alcohol products under the ClearSource brand. The 6,000 square-foot expansion will enable WNYE to produce 15 million gallons of alcohol annually. READ MORE

July 27, 2022

Grassley introduces Next Generation Fuels Act

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerSens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, on July 26 introduced the Next Generation Fuels Act, which aims to leverage higher-octane fuels to improve engine efficiency and performance. Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, introduced the bill in 2021. READ MORE

July 27, 2022

USGC: Event connects Southeast Asian buyers with DDGS suppliers

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessDue to the expansive geography of Southeast Asia and the cultural norms leaning toward face-to-face business dealings, the USGC's Southeast Asia office partnered to hold the Agricultural Supply Chain Conference earlier this year. READ MORE

July 26, 2022

Study shows Nebraska’s ethanol industry continues to expand

BY University of Nebraska–Lincoln Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe Nebraska ethanol industry produced over 2.25 billion gallons in 2019, resulting in a value of production for ethanol and co-products of greater than $4.04 billion, according to a new University of Nebraska–Lincoln study. READ MORE

July 26, 2022

USGC: Peruvian pork producers learn more about DDGS benefits

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessTo increase awareness of DDGS usage in Peruvian swine diets and strengthen ties with the pork sector, the USGC sponsored four speakers at the annual International Pork Congress (CIPORC) organized by the Peruvian Pork Association (ASOPORCI). READ MORE

July 22, 2022

Growth Energy comments on Oregon’s proposed CFP extension

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyGrowth Energy Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley submitted comments to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality in response to its proposal to update and extend its carbon reductions under the state’s Clean Fuels Program. READ MORE

July 21, 2022

UNICA: Ethanol production, sales down in late June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released new data showing that sugarcane processing and ethanol production were both down in during the second half of June. Ethanol sales were also down slightly. READ MORE

July 20, 2022

Opinion: Let’s Give the Next Generation a Better Fuel

BY Douglas A. Durante Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyWith a time-to-market advantage over EVs, ethanol benefits the 270 million cars on the road today while replacing benzene-based carcinogens in gas. With its low-carbon, high-octane requirement, the Next Generation Fuels Act takes ethanol higher. READ MORE

July 20, 2022

In Depth: More Ways to Max Out DCO

BY Katie Schroeder Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessRecord-high prices are motivating ethanol producers to explore all available options to maximize corn oil recovery. Advanced technology, specialized equipment and informed operational strategies are taking yields to new heights. READ MORE

July 20, 2022

USGC offices come together to highlight US DDGS benefits

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessWorking together to highlight the benefits of using U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS), the U.S. Grains Council’s Mexico and Latin America offices led a team of professionals in the cattle industry to Mexico in early July. READ MORE

July 19, 2022

India’s fuel ethanol consumption expected to grow in 2022

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessEthanol is expected to account for 9.3 percent of India’s gasoline supply in 2022, up 15 percent when compared to 2021, according to a report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network. READ MORE

July 19, 2022

UK sets 10% SAF goal, launches £165 Advanced Fuels Fund

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.K. government on July 19 released its Jet Zero strategy. The initiative, in part, requires at least 10 percent SAF use by 2030. It also aims to kickstart a domestic SAF industry, supported by a new £165 million Advanced Fuels Fund. READ MORE

July 18, 2022

EU ethanol production, consumption expected in increase in 2022

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessEthanol consumption in the European Union was up an estimated 5.5 percent last year, surpassing the pre-COVID level of 2019 and setting a new record. EU ethanol consumption is expected to expand an additional 2.3 percent this year. READ MORE

July 18, 2022

Drivers in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, win with E15

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) and KS95 FM teamed up July 14 at a Holiday station in Coon Rapids to promote E15. During an hour-long promotion, drivers who fueled up with E15 were rewarded with prizes. READ MORE

July 18, 2022

In Depth: Coastal Effect

BY Melissa Anderson Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerComparable to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, pro-biofuel policies in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia offer a vast region of opportunity for reduced-CI ethanol on the Pacific Coast. READ MORE

July 18, 2022

In Depth: Moving Stepwise Toward State Clean Fuel Standards

BY Susanne Retka Schill Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFrom Minnesota to Nebraska, discussions around performance-based fuel standards are bringing a broad range of stakeholders together. Progress requires coalition building and compromise. READ MORE

July 18, 2022

Opinion: The Cure for High Prices

BY Geoff Cooper Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerWith high gas prices lingering, the RFA is continuing to advocate for a larger role for ethanol in the United States fuel supply. Recent actions by the Biden administration, like continued access to E15 this summer, give producers cause for optimism. READ MORE

July 15, 2022

CARB releases E15 emissions study

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe California Air Resources Board on July 15 released the results of a multi-year study on the emissions impact of E15. The study highlights the air quantity benefits that could be achieved by adopting the use of E15 within the state. READ MORE

July 15, 2022

European groups comment on key RED vote in Parliament

BY ePURE Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe European Parliament's ITRE Committee members voted decisively in favor of increasing the ambition for GHG emissions reduction in transport while leaving Member States free to use crop-based biofuels in their transport energy mix. READ MORE

July 14, 2022

CoBank highlights ethanol industry's strong Q2

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. ethanol industry delivered a very strong Q2, according to the latest quarterly report issued by CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange on July 14. Ethanol profits and production remain robust despite record gas prices, according to the report. READ MORE

July 14, 2022

USGC showcases ethanol’s carbon benefits at G20 meeting

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyU.S. Grains Council Regional Director for Southeast Asia and Oceania Caleb Wurth showcased the significant role fuel ethanol plays in decarbonizing the transport sector and bolstering fuel security during a G20 workshop. READ MORE

July 13, 2022

EIA increases 2022, 2023 fuel ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Energy Information Administration increased its forecasts for 2022 and 2023 fuel ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released July 13. The forecast for 2023 fuel ethanol consumption was also increased. READ MORE

July 13, 2022

ePURE: ITRE Committee vote is a step in the right direction

BY ePURE Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe European Parliament's ITRE Committee members voted on July 13 in favor of increasing the ambition for GHG emissions reduction in transport and allowing Member States to continue using a limited amount of crop-based biofuels. READ MORE