November 15, 2022

Senate ag committee holds hearing on Farm Bill energy programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Senate Ag Committee on Nov. 15 continued its work to develop the 2023 Farm Bill with a hearing focused on rural development and energy programs, including HBIIP, REAP, the BioPreferred Program, and 9003 loan guarantee program. READ MORE

November 14, 2022

Ethanol production in Brazil expected to increase 9% this year

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessTotal ethanol production in Brazil is expected to be up nearly 9 percent this year, with fuel ethanol production up by nearly 8 precent, according to a report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network. READ MORE

November 10, 2022

USGC: Workshop in Japan highlights benefits of US ethanol

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, BusinessIn early October, U.S. Embassy Tokyo, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) co-hosted a technical workshop on the economic and environmental benefits of U.S. corn ethanol. READ MORE

November 09, 2022

Ethanol associations issue unified message ahead of COP 27

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyIn an intentional commitment to support the global fight against climate change, the USGC, Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada), UNICA, UNEM (National Corn Ethanol Union) and ePURE have come together to underscore the importance of ethanol. READ MORE

November 08, 2022

Alto announces plans to further diversify operations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessAlto Ingredients Inc. on Nov. 7 released third quarter financial results and announced it has entered into a $125 million senior secured term loan facility that will support efforts to complete strategic upgrades. READ MORE

November 08, 2022

Biofuel groups participate in Treasury roundtable on IRA

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy are among the organizations that participated in a virtual roundtable with the U.S. Department of Treasury on Nov. 7 that focused on implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act. READ MORE

November 08, 2022

In Depth: Adding Thrust to Ethanol-Based SAF

BY Luke GeiverFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyPolicy makers are incentivizing sustainable aviation fuel across the globe. Airlines are eagerly signing offtakes and taking every drop they can get. With other feedstocks in tight supply, ethanol-based SAF production is ready to soar. READ MORE

November 07, 2022

USDA: US ethanol exports up in September

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. exported 100.4 million gallons of ethanol and 877,745 metric tons of distillers grains in September, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Nov. 3. Exports of both products were up from September 2021. READ MORE

November 07, 2022

Shell and Raízen sign large cellulosic ethanol deal

BY Shell Found In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, BusinessShell has agreed to buy a total of 3.25 billion liters of sugar-cane cellulosic ethanol under a long-term agreement with Brazil’s Raízen. The low-carbon fuel is expected to be produced by five plants that Raízen plans to build in Brazil. READ MORE

November 07, 2022

As COP27 convenes, RFA stresses ethanol’s low-carbon benefits

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe Renewable Fuels Association has a simple message for COP27 delegates: Ethanol is a low-carbon renewable fuel available today to help meet climate goals—and it’s well on its way to net-zero carbon emissions in the not-too-distant future. READ MORE

November 07, 2022

RFA, allies urge Congress to act swiftly to avoid rail shutdown

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe Renewable Fuels Association and nearly 200 other organizations representing a broad swath of the agricultural value chain have urged Congress to act quickly to prevent a rail strike and service shutdown on Nov. 19. READ MORE

November 07, 2022

Opinion: Sugarcane Ethanol’s Ongoing Benefit to California

BY Leticia Phillips Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, Policy, RetailerThe future is bright for sugarcane ethanol, as it is poised to help meet LCFS goals while reducing the carbon intensity of hard-to-electrify sectors. Plus, new markets for the low-CI biofuel, including green hydrogen production, look promising. READ MORE

November 06, 2022

In Depth: Shedding Light on Biointermediates

BY Katie Schroeder Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyShoring up its provisions on biointermediates, the EPA is catching up with new and envisioned biofuel production goals. Following a workshop on the topic, Ethanol Producer Magazine spoke with a policy expert to learn more. READ MORE

November 03, 2022

UNICA: Sugarcane processing up in early October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced sugarcane processing by mills in the south-central region of the country was up significantly during the first half of October. Ethanol production and sales were also up. READ MORE

November 03, 2022

USGC spreads awareness of DDGS use in shrimp diets

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessAs the shrimp sector in Ecuador continues to grow, the U.S. Grains Council is finding ways to include DDGS in nutrition conversations. Recently, the organization participated in the AquaExpo Congress in Guayaquil, Ecuador. READ MORE

November 03, 2022

Opinion: Emergency E15 Waivers Provided Relief to American Drivers

BY Geoff Cooper Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerWhile E15 use continued uninterrupted in the summer of 2022, a policy or regulatory vehicle to make its year-round availability permanent is still needed. The Renewable Fuels Association and its allies are working on multiple paths forward. READ MORE

November 02, 2022

In Depth: Advancing Policy In Parallel

BY Katie Schroeder Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Drive Clean Initiative and Next Generation Fuels Act are simultaneously finding support in the ethanol industry. Both aim to usher in higher blends of ethanol, but via different mechanisms. One effort rides on low-carbon, the other high octane. READ MORE

November 01, 2022

IEA report outlines growth potential for liquid biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe International Energy Agency on Oct. 27 released its World Energy Outlook 2022. The report, in part, predicts global biofuel consumption could more than double by 2030 and continue to increase through 2050. READ MORE

October 31, 2022

USGC: Ag Co-operators Conference boosts DDGS sales

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessMore than 1.3 million metric tons (80 million bushels of corn equivalent), equating to about $700 million dollars, were recently transacted and negotiated at the 2022 Southeast Asia U.S. Agricultural Co-operators Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. READ MORE

October 28, 2022

ePURE: EU keeps CO2-netural fuels on the radar

BY ePURE Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyNegotiators from the European Parliament, Council and Commission have provisionally agreed to a plan that targets the phase out the internal combustion engine by 2035. They did not, however, entirely dismiss the contribution of renewable fuels. READ MORE

October 27, 2022

USDA seeks public input on IRA’s biofuel infrastructure funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe USDA will host a virtual listening session on Nov. 3 that focuses on Section 22003 of the Inflation Reduction Act, which provides $500 million in biofuels infrastructure funding. A 30-day public comment period is also being opened. READ MORE

October 26, 2022

Bioenergy Week fosters industry relationships across the Americas

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyIn late September, U.S. Grains Council ethanol staff traveled to Asunción, Paraguay, to take part in the ninth Bioenergy Week of the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP). During the event, the USGC discussed ethanol and its benefits. READ MORE

October 25, 2022

Gevo enters new SAF sales agreement with Qatar Airways

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Operations, Markets, BusinessGevo Inc. has announced new fuel sales agreement with Qatar Airways for the purchase of 5 million gallons per year of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for five years from Gevo’s future commercial operations. READ MORE

October 24, 2022

Growth Energy outlines opportunity to reduce emissions

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyGrowth Energy recently submitted comments to the Washington Department of Ecology and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality in response to the states’ proposals to follow California’s Advanced Clean Cars II regulation. READ MORE

October 24, 2022

EPA approves expanded E30 demonstration project in Nebraska

BY Nebraska Ethanol Board Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerOn Oct. 19, 2022, the U.S. EPA approved the continuation of ground-breaking research being done in Nebraska on the long-term adaptability and feasibility of E30 fuel. The initial E30 pilot program was launched in 2019. READ MORE

October 19, 2022

Opinion: It’s All About Carbon Reduction Now

BY Tom Bryan Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyEthanol Producer Magazine's editor reflects on the magnitude of the industry's burgeoning CCUS opportunity while previewing the November edition's coverage, from policy and trade to carbon sequestration monitoring and lab products innovation. READ MORE

October 19, 2022

Senators urge EPA to issue a strong RFS ‘set’ rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyA bipartisan group of senators, led by Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., on Oct. 19 sent a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan urging the agency to establish robust and expanded RVOs in its upcoming RFS "set" rule. READ MORE

October 19, 2022

Biofuel groups urge Walz to continue push for year-round E15 fix

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerMN Bio-Fuels, along with other biofuel and agriculture stakeholders in the state, sent a letter to Gov. Tim Walz on Oct. 17 asking him to remain committed to a regulatory solution that will ensure the year-round availability of E15. READ MORE

October 19, 2022

Opinion: COP27: Where Urgency, Realism and Ethanol Can Meet

BY Andrea Kent Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe dualities of climate are hard. But rather than exist as opposites, they can work together. At COP27 and beyond, regulators should reach for the possible while leaning into the practical. READ MORE

October 18, 2022

UNICA: Ethanol production down in late September

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that sugarcane crushing in the country’s south-central region was down nearly 30 percent during the second half of September due to heavy rains. Ethanol production was also down. READ MORE