Matt Thompson

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October 14, 2019

Brazilian official: Flex fuel hybrid vehicles are the future

Miguel Ivan Lacerda Oliveira, director of biofuels for the Brazil Ministry of Mines and Energy, said during the Global Ethanol Summit in Washington, D.C., that the future of transportation is electric vehicles, but ethanol will still play a role. READ MORE

October 14, 2019

First Global Ethanol Summit begins in Washington, DC

The first Global Ethanol Summit, sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council, Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association, kicked off in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 14 with presentations from USGC's Ryan LeGrand and Mike Dwyer. READ MORE

October 03, 2019

Minnesota accepting applications for Governor’s Biofuels Council

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is seeking applicants for his newly formed Governor’s Biofuels Council. Members of the council will be representatives of agriculture, biofuels and transportation industries, as well as environmental and conservation groups. READ MORE

September 27, 2019

Delegation from North Dakota promotes US ethanol in Brazil

A delegation from North Dakota that included North Dakota Ag Commissioner Doug Goehring and representatives of Midwestern Ag Energy Group recently traveled to Brazil in hopes of building relationships that will lead to ethanol exports. READ MORE

September 26, 2019

Farm industry leaders speak out against SREs

Ag leaders from Iowa and Ohio say there is no question SREs issued by U.S. EPA are hurting ethanol producers and farmers. Four farmers from the two states took part in a media call Sept. 26 to address the impact SREs are having on their industries. READ MORE

September 20, 2019

Optimism in Onida

FROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: It’s a challenging time to bring an ethanol plant online, but June marked the beginning of operations at Ringneck Energy & Feed in South Dakota. READ MORE

September 17, 2019

Off The Grid

FROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: From reducing energy costs to lowering carbon intensity scores, the benefits are many for ethanol plants that cogenerate. READ MORE

September 16, 2019

Siouxland Energy temporarily idles production

Siouxland Energy Cooperative, a 90 MMgy ethanol plant in Sioux Center, Iowa, has temporarily idled operations, according to Jeff Altena, Siouxland director of operations and controller. Production will resume when economic conditions improve. READ MORE

September 13, 2019

FAS: Columbian ethanol production expected to rise in 2019

The USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service’s annual Colombia Biofuels Report for 2019 says domestic ethanol production in the country is expected to rise in 2019, while imports of U.S. ethanol are expected to rise at a slower rate. READ MORE

September 05, 2019

USDA FAS: Brazil’s ethanol imports to decrease in 2019

USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service’s annual Brazil Biofuels report estimates that the country will import approximately 1.2 billion liters of ethanol this year, a decrease of 495 million liters when compared to 2018. READ MORE