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August 21, 2022

In Depth: Rhythms of Reinvention: FEW General Session Highlights

BY Katie Schroeder Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyAt the 2022 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the world's largest biofuels conference, producers, industry stakeholders and vendors gathered to connect and learn in Minneapolis, Minnesota. READ MORE

August 19, 2022

MN Bio-Fuels and KS95 promote E15 in St. Paul

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Markets, RetailerThe Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) and KS95 FM rewarded drivers who chose E15 during an hour-long promotion at the Holiday station on Old Hudson Road in St. Paul on Aug. 18. It was the 10th such promotion held this year. READ MORE

August 18, 2022

UNICA: Ethanol production up in late July

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released data showing that sugarcane processing and ethanol production by mills in the south-central region of the country was up during the second half of July. READ MORE

August 17, 2022

EIA: Ethanol production down 4%, stocks up 1%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessU.S. fuel ethanol production dropped nearly 4 percent the week ending Aug. 12, falling below 1 million barrels per day for the first time since mid-May, according to data released by the U.S. EIA on Aug. 17. Ethanol stocks were up nearly 1 percent. READ MORE

August 17, 2022

LCFC urges CARB to recognize climate smart ag in LCFS rulemaking

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe Low Carbon Fuels Coalition on Aug. 7 sent a letter to the California Air Resources Board urging the agency to recognize farming practices and other methods of climate smart agriculture (CSA) in its upcoming Low Carbon Fuel Standard rulemaking. READ MORE

August 16, 2022

Biden signs new SAF, hydrogen, clean fuel tax credits into law

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerPresident Joe Biden on Aug. 16 signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, calling the legislation the “biggest step forward in climate—ever” and stressing it will allow the U.S. to boldly take additional steps towards meeting its climate goals. READ MORE

August 16, 2022

ITA seeks additional nominations for REEEAC

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe ITA is seeking additional nominations for members of its Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee in an effort to widen the pool of qualified candidates and to ensure that diverse points of view are represented. READ MORE

August 16, 2022

In Depth: Drink the Best and Sell the Rest!

BY Jessica Buckley Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessSome facilities that were originally designed and operated as fuel-grade ethanol plants are diversifying to produce higher-grade alcohol. There are permitting and compliance hurdles that may be encountered when making these changes to a biorefinery. READ MORE

August 15, 2022

Thailand’s ethanol consumption remains below pre-COVID levels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessThailand’s consumption of fuel ethanol is expected to increase in 2022, but remain below pre-COVID levels, according to a report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network. READ MORE

August 12, 2022

House passes Inflation Reduction Act

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe House on Aug. 12 voted 220 to 207 to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, a legislative package that includes a wide range of provisions that benefit the biofuel and bioenergy industries. President Biden is expected to sign the bill soon. READ MORE

August 11, 2022

USGC signs ethanol MOU in Philippines during ATM

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyDuring a recent USDA agricultural trade mission to the Philippines, representatives from the U.S. Grains Council and Mariano Marcos State University signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on biofuels. READ MORE

August 10, 2022

MN Bio-Fuels releases 1H 2022 report

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) released its 2022 Half-Year report to its members at an event in Bloomington on Aug 3. The report highlights work the group has done to promote E15 and the ethanol industry. READ MORE

August 10, 2022

39th Annual Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo to be held June 12-14

BY Ethanol Producer Magazine Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBBI International has announced the 39th Annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo will be held June 12-14, 2023 at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Speaker presentation abstracts will be accepted through Feb. 10, 2023. READ MORE

August 08, 2022

ICM, Impacto to build Bahia’s first corn-based biorefinery

BY ICM Inc. Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessIn a recently signed contract, ICM, Impacto Energia S/A and its sister company, Impacto Bioenergia, have agreed to build a new dry-mill ethanol production facility in Bahia, Brazil, with an estimated Q1 2025 start date. READ MORE

August 08, 2022

RFA provides input on future of California’s LCFS

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyIn comments filed with the California Air Resources Board on Aug. 8, the RFA stressed that the next iteration of the state’s LCFS must be technology-neutral and allow low-carbon renewable fuels to compete fairly. READ MORE

August 05, 2022

USGC elects board of directors during annual summer meeting

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, BusinessThe USGC held its board of delegates session on July 27 as part of its 62nd Annual Board of Delegates Meeting in Sacramento, California. Josh Miller, a farmer from Indiana representing the Indiana Corn Marketing Council, was elected USGC chairman. READ MORE

August 05, 2022

MN Bio-Fuels promotes E15 in Golden Valley

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) and KS95 FM teamed up for an hour-long E15 promotion at a Winner gas station in Golden Valley on July 27. It was the eighth such E15 promotion held by the groups this summer. READ MORE

August 04, 2022

USDA: Distillers grains exports top 1 million metric tons in June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, CoproductsThe U.S. exported 101.48 million gallons of ethanol and 1.01 million metric tons of distillers grains in June, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Aug. 4. Exports of both products were up when compared to June 2021. READ MORE

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