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August 03, 2022

EIA: US biofuel capacity down in May, feedstock use up

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyU.S. operatable biofuels production capacity was down slightly in May, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on July 29. Feedstock consumption, however, was up when compared to both the prior month and May 2021. 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 01, 2022

Valero reports solid Q2 performance for biofuel segments

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessValero Energy Corp. released second quarter financial results on July 28, reporting record high renewable diesel production volumes and the sale of the company’s 110 MMgy ethanol plant located in Jefferson, Wisconsin. 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

EIA: Fuel ethanol production down 1%, stocks down 1%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. fuel ethanol production was down more than 1 percent the week ending July 22, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on July 27. Weekly ending stocks of fuel ethanol were also down 1 percent. READ MORE

July 27, 2022

Novozymes launches new yeast innovations

BY Novozymes Found In:Operations, BusinessNovozymes introduces Innova Apex and Innova Turbo to the Innova platform. Innova Apex and Turbo are tailored to work in specific fermentation times, enabling ethanol producers to maximize their fermentation process. READ MORE

July 26, 2022

ADM reports strong Q2 performance for ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessArcher Daniels Midland Co. on July 26 reported its ethanol-related business segements benefited from good gasoline demand, strong ethanol blending economics and $50 million in COVID-19 relief funds during the second quarter. 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 25, 2022

EPA: 1.85 billion RINs generated in June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessThe U.S. EPA has released updated renewable identification number (RIN) data showing that nearly 1.85 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in June, up from 1.77 billion RINs generated during the same month of 2021. 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

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

EIA: US fuel ethanol production up 3%, stocks down slightly

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. fuel ethanol production increased by nearly 3 percent the week ending July 15, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on July 20. Stocks of fuel ethanol were down slightly. READ MORE

July 20, 2022

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol at 446 million bushels in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, FeedstocksThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for July, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol production in May was up when compared to the previous month, but down when compared to May 2021. 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

In Depth: Verbio Grand Opening

BY Katie Schroeder Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessGermany’s Verbio has unveiled its first North American biorefinery in Iowa. After completion of its second phase of construction next year, it will produce both RNG and ethanol. The biogas is cellulosic, the alcohol will be corn derived. READ MORE

July 18, 2022

Red Trail Energy begins carbon capture and storage

BY Red Trail Energy LLC Found In:Operations, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe first carbon capture and storage (CCS) project allowed under state primacy in the U.S. has commenced operations. Red Trail Energy LLC officially began CCS at its ethanol facility located near Richardton, North Dakota, on June 16. 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 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 13, 2022

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

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. fuel ethanol production fell nearly 4 percent the week ending July 8, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on July 13. Ethanol stocks expanded by nearly 1 percent. 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 11, 2022

CropEnergies: Ethanol production, earnings up in fiscal Q1

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessEuropean ethanol producer CropEnergies AG on July 6 released financial results for its fiscal first quarter, reporting higher ethanol production volumes, increased revenues and improved operating profit. READ MORE

July 07, 2022

EIA: Ethanol production down 1%, stocks up 3%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. fuel ethanol production fell by nearly 1 percent the week ending July 1, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on July 7. Ethanol stocks were up more than 3 percent. READ MORE

July 07, 2022

USDA: US ethanol exports top 147 million gallons in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. exported 147.06 million gallons of ethanol and 966,108 metric tons of distillers grains in May, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on July 7. Exports of ethanol were up when compared to May 2021. READ MORE

July 06, 2022

EIA: US ethanol, renewable diesel capacity expands in April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyU.S. operable production capacity for ethanol and renewable diesel expanded in April, while biodiesel capacity fell slightly, according to data released by the U.S. EIA on July 5. Feedstock consumption was up when compared to April 2021. READ MORE

July 06, 2022

UNICA: Ethanol production picks up in early June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced ethanol production picked up during the first half of June. Total production for the current harvest season, however, is down when compared to last year. READ MORE

July 05, 2022

DOE report shows biofuel, bioenergy employment increased in 2021

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessThe U.S. Department of Energy on June 28 released its 2022 U.S. Energy and Employment Report, which includes new data on employment in the biofuels and bioenergy sectors. In general, employment in these sectors was up when compared to 2020. READ MORE

June 30, 2022

Corn use for fuel ethanol production at 415M bushels in April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for June, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol in April was down when compared to the previous month, but up when compared to April 2021. READ MORE

June 29, 2022

EIA: Fuel ethanol production down slightly, stocks down 3%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. fuel ethanol production was down slightly the week ending June 24 while stocks were down more than 3 percent, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on June 29. READ MORE

June 29, 2022

IFC helps boost renewable energy, climate-smart ag in Brazil

BY International Finance Corp. Found In:Operations, BusinessIFC has announced on June 28 it is providing a $50 million financing package to Brazil-based Usina Santa Adélia to help expand the company's ethanol production and support the renewal of sugarcane plantations. READ MORE

June 29, 2022

Vilsack announces bioproduct pilot program

BY USDA Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA is accepting applications for a new pilot program created under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support the development of biobased products that have lower carbon footprints and increase the use of renewable agricultural materials. READ MORE