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2 hours ago

USDA projects 8% increase in US corn acreage for 2020

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Business
The USDA expects U.S. farmers to plant 97 million acres of corn in 2020, up 8 percent or 7.29 million acres from 2019. Compared with 2019, planted acreage for corn is expected to be up or unchanged in 38 of the 48 estimating states. READ MORE

2 hours ago

EPA, NHTSA fail to address high-octane fuel in SAFE Vehicles rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy
The EPA and NHTSA released the final SAFE Vehicles rule on March 31. The rule sets CAFE and CO2 emissions standards for MY 2021-2026 passenger cars and light trucks. The ethanol industry criticized the rule for failing to address high octane fuels. READ MORE

3 hours ago

EPA: 36.77 cellulosic RINs generated in February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, Policy
The U.S. EPA recently released RIN generation data for February, reporting that nearly 1.54 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard during the month, including more than 36.77 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

3 hours ago

Gevo to push forward with project funding amid COVID-19 layoffs

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Operations, Business
Gevo Inc. has suspended production at its bioreifnery in Luverne, Minnesota, due to the impact COVID-19 has had on the economy and has terminated 30 employees. Gevo expects to continue engineering efforts related to a renewable hydrocarbon plant. READ MORE

3 hours ago

Same-store gasoline sales start to show impact of COVID-19

BY OPIS Found In:Markets, Business, Retailer
U.S. gas station operators are bracing for the impact of COVID-19 on fuel sales, as same-store gasoline sales were down 2.4 percent nationwide for the week ending March 14, when compared to the same week last year, according to OPIS Demand Report. READ MORE

3 hours ago

Fiber separation successfully commercialized by Weighty Corn

BY Weighty Corn LLC Found In:Operations, Business
Weighty Corn LLC’s first commercial implementation of its fiber separation process at Pannonia Bio Zrt’s 130 MMgy fuel ethanol plant in Dunaföldvár, Hungary, has been deemed a success. The company hopes to implement the technology at other plants. READ MORE

March 30, 2020

Trump signs $2 trillion CARES Act into law

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy
President Trump signed the $2 trillion CARES Act into law on March 27. The bill is the third COVID-19 stimulus packaged signed into law. A fourth stimulus package is in the works that could provide more targeted relief for renewable fuel producers. READ MORE

March 30, 2020

COVID-19 reduces demand for fuel, ethanol plants cut production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business
Economists at the University of Illinois on March 26 published an analysis illustrating how COVID-19 is reducing demand for transportation fuels, including ethanol. Meanwhile, several plants have announced they will idle or reduce production. READ MORE

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