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June 16, 2022

UNICA: Ethanol sales down in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released data showing that sugarcane processing and ethanol production during the second half of May were roughly flat with last year. Ethanol sales were down slightly. READ MORE

June 15, 2022

EIA: Ethanol production up 2%, stocks down 2%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. fuel ethanol production expanded by 2 percent the week ending June 10, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on June 15. Weekly ending stocks of fuel ethanol were down nearly 2 percent. READ MORE

June 14, 2022

Clariant produces cellulosic ethanol at plant in Romania

BY Clariant Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessClariant on June 14 announced that it has produced the first commercial cellulosic ethanol at its sunliquid production plant in Podari, Romania. The entire offtake is contracted with a multi-year agreement to Shell. READ MORE

June 14, 2022

Gevo injects dairy RNG into Iowa natural gas pipeline

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. announced that its RNG project in Northwest Iowa has been producing biogas and is now upgrading and injecting RNG into the natural gas pipeline. The project generates RNG from dairy cow manure supplied by three dairy farms. READ MORE

June 14, 2022

FEW speakers focus on carbon, new market opportunities

BY Tom Bryan and Katie Schroeder Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerSome of the biggest names in ethanol kicked off the general session of the 38th International Fuel Ethanol Conference & Expo on June 14 with discussions focused on policy, carbon and new market opportunities. READ MORE

June 13, 2022

Aemetis, PG&E celebrate commissioning of RNG interconnection

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessAemetis Inc. and PG&E on June 10 held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the commissioning of Aemetis’s RNG cleanup and compression unit and interconnection with PG&E’s gas pipeline for the Aemetis Biogas Central Dairy Digester Project. READ MORE

June 10, 2022

ACE introduces CI calculator to showcase ethanol’s GHG benefits

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyACE has introduced a new carbon intensity (CI) calculator to help its members understand the CI of their farms and ethanol operations along with a simplified version of the tool to raise awareness about factors impacting the CI of ethanol. READ MORE

June 09, 2022

Aemetis completes third dairy digester, expands biogas production

BY Aemetis Inc. Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessAemetis Inc. on June 9 announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Aemetis Biogas LLC, connected its third anaerobic digester via pipeline to the company’s main RNG gas cleanup unit located at the Aemetis Advanced Fuels Keyes facility. READ MORE

June 09, 2022

RFA fuels up for Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Renewable Fuels Association will have an active presence during the 38th annual Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo conference, taking place June 13–15 in Minneapolis. This year, RFA has three staff members speaking at the conference. READ MORE

June 09, 2022

In Depth: Spotlight: SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions. CIP Solutions and Customer Relationships

BY Katie Schroeder Found In:Operations, BusinessSUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions offers the ethanol industry three key services: deposit control, cleaning and corn oil extraction. The company offers a holistic approach to deposit control, tailoring solutions for each ethanol plant it serves. READ MORE

June 08, 2022

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

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. fuel ethanol production was down 3 percent the week ending June 3, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on June 8. Weekly ending stocks of fuel ethanol expanded by nearly 3 percent. READ MORE

June 08, 2022

EIA maintains forecast for 2023 ethanol production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration slightly reduced its forecast for 2022 fuel ethanol in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released June 7. The agency’s forecast for fuel ethanol production in 2023 was maintained. READ MORE

June 07, 2022

USDA: US ethanol exports top 185 million gallons in April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. exported 185.19 million gallons of ethanol in April, the highest level of monthly exports reported since March 2018, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on June 7. Distillers grains exports were down in April. READ MORE

June 07, 2022

National Carbon Capture Conference & Expo opens call for speakers

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe call for speaker presentation ideas is now open for the 2022 National Carbon Capture Conference & Expo (NCCC) taking place Nov. 8-9, 2022, in Des Moines, Iowa. The NCCC will accept speaker abstracts through July 8. READ MORE

June 06, 2022

Aemetis completes 20 miles of biogas pipeline

BY Aemetis Inc. Found In:Operations, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. on June 6 announced the completion of 20 miles of biogas pipeline and approval for construction of the remaining biogas pipeline in Merced County, California. Construction of the 39-mile main pipeline is expected to be complete in Q4. READ MORE

June 06, 2022

In Depth: The Ethanol Industry’s Commercial Capture

BY Katie Schroeder Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessCO2 from corn ethanol plants is a great candidate for capture and sequestration because it is so clean. That also makes it a versatile and critical product for myriad commercial and industrial uses. READ MORE

June 06, 2022

In Depth: Sequestering In Place

BY Luke GeiverFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessPipeline aggregation of ethanol plant CO2 has captured industry attention, but stand-alone CCS projects might be uniquely positioned for early success. READ MORE

June 03, 2022

USDA distributes $700M in COVID-19 aid for biofuel producers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyThe USDA on June 3 announced it has distributed a combined $700 million in COVID-19 aid to 195 biofuel production facilities. More than $486 million of that aid was awarded to 62 producers located in socially vulnerable communities. READ MORE

June 02, 2022

EIA: Ethanol production up 4%, stocks down 3%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. ethanol production was up nearly 4 percent the week ending May 27, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on June 2. Stocks of fuel ethanol were down more than 3 percent. READ MORE

June 02, 2022

In Depth: Landmark Moment

BY Katie Schroeder Found In:Operations, BusinessThis spring, Homeland Energy Solutions LLC reached its two billionth gallon milestone, a production mark that gives special context to the Iowa ethanol plant’s 13 years of operation, expansion and change. READ MORE

June 01, 2022

EIA: US biofuels capacity down in March, feedstock use up

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, BusinessTotal operable U.S. biofuels production capacity fell by approximately 101 million gallons in March, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on May 31. Feedstock consumption, however, was up by 2.845 billion pounds. READ MORE

June 01, 2022

Southwest Airlines invests in SAF pilot project supported by DOE

BY Southwest Airlines Co. Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerSouthwest Airlines Co. on June 1 announced an investment into SAFFiRE Renewables LLC, a company formed by D3MAX LLC, as part of a Department of Energy-backed project to develop and produce scalable, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). READ MORE

June 01, 2022

Record-setting number of biofuel producers set to attend 2022 FEW

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerProduced by BBI International, the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) is on pace to be the largest biofuels conference since 2009. The event takes place June 13-15 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. READ MORE

May 25, 2022

EIA: Ethanol production up 2%, stocks down slightly

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. fuel ethanol production expanded by more than 2 percent the week ending May 20, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on May 25. Ethanol stocks were down slightly. READ MORE

May 25, 2022

Rex reports profitable Q1 despite challenges

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessRex American Resources Corp. on May 25 released financial results for its fiscal first quarter of 2022, the three months ended April 30. Despite a challenging operational environment, the company was profitable. READ MORE

May 25, 2022

Poet Bioprocessing – Cloverdale to reopen in 2023

BY Poet Found In:Operations, BusinessPoet has announced it will be reopening its bioprocessing facility in Cloverdale, Indiana, after federal and state policymakers took action to safeguard domestic markets for low-carbon biofuels. The facility has been idle since 2019. READ MORE

May 23, 2022

EPA: 1.7 billion RINs generated under RFS in April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessThe U.S. EPA has released data showing that more than 1.7 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in April, up from nearly 1.58 billion generated during the same month of 2021. READ MORE

May 22, 2022

In Depth: Workable Volatility

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessCorn and natural gas prices are spiking to levels not seen in over a decade. The effect of those rising costs would be dire if the values of ethanol, DDGS and corn oil weren’t also riding high. READ MORE

May 22, 2022

In Depth: Corn Ethanol Boom in Brazil

BY Katie Schroeder Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, CellulosicThe world’s second-largest corn producer, Brazil is continuing to see a rise in grain ethanol production and new plant construction. U.S. ethanol producers may gain some insight about how biomass power can be used to bring down carbon intensity. READ MORE

May 22, 2022

In Depth: Biogas Feedstock from Within

BY Katie Schroeder Found In:Operations, Coproducts, CellulosicEnergy self-sufficiency and a new coproduct opportunity are what biogas plant designer Krieg & Fischer has to offer. The German company is able to help ethanol plants utilize their thin stillage for on-site energy and lower carbon intensity scores. READ MORE