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August 23, 2019

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol down slightly in June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, Business
The USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report with data from June, reporting that corn consumed for fuel ethanol was down slightly from both the previous month and June 2018. READ MORE

August 23, 2019

USGC team explores ethanol potential for Latin America

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, Policy
The U.S. Grains Council organized a trade team in July to connect representatives from national refineries, ministries of energy and other key stakeholders in Latin America with U.S. refiners currently blending ethanol with gasoline. READ MORE

August 22, 2019

Perdue memo shows options to boost ethanol following SRE outrage

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy
An emailed memo dated Aug. 20 from Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue obtained by Ethanol Producer Magazine outlines several actions federal officials are considering in response to backlash over the U.S. EPA’s Aug. 9 approval of 31 SREs. READ MORE

August 22, 2019

RFA: Ethanol demand destruction clearly resulting from SREs

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, Policy
In a letter sent Aug. 22 to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, the Renewable Fuels Association challenged the federal agency on its claim there has been “zero evidence” that SREs have had a negative impact on ethanol producers. READ MORE

August 22, 2019

DOE announces $64 million to help develop bioenergy crops

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business
The U.S. Department of Energy announced Aug. 21 $64 million in funding for 25 university-led genomics research projects on plants and microbes for bioenergy and bioproducts. The projects aim to improve features like drought resistance and crop yield. READ MORE

August 21, 2019

Axne calls for OIG investigation into EPA’s misuse of SREs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy
Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, sent a letter to U.S. EPA Acting Inspector General Charles Sheenhan Aug. 21 requesting the EPA OIG conduct an investigation into the agency’s questionable decision-making and misuse of its SRE authority. READ MORE

August 21, 2019

Iowa officials urge EPA to account for SREs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Secretary of Agricultural Mike Naig sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler Aug. 21 outlining the damaging effects of the agency’s recent approval of 31 small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the RFS. READ MORE

August 21, 2019

Groups slam EPA claim that SREs don’t damage ethanol demand

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy
The Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy have spoken out to slam the U.S. EPA’s Aug. 20 claim that there is “zero evidence” of demand destruction for ethanol associated with the agency’s treatment of small refinery exemptions (SREs). READ MORE

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