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January 24, 2022

EPA streamlines process to bring biofuels, chemicals to market

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Jan. 21 announced the launch of a new initiative under the Toxic Substances Control Act that aims to streamline the review of new biobased fuels and chemicals that could be used to displace higher GHG emitting transporation fuels. READ MORE

January 24, 2022

China to maintain tariffs on US DDGS during expiry review

BY Erin VoegeleChina’s antidumping and countervailing duty measures on U.S. DDGS were set to expire in January. Those measures will remain in place, however, as MOFCOM conducts an expiry review to consider a five-year extension of the measures. READ MORE

January 24, 2022

Ontario supports plant’s investment in sanitizer-grade ethanol

BY Government of Ontario The Ontario government has awarded Kawartha Ethanol $2.5 million to support a project that will increase production capabilities to manufacture high-grade, pure ethanol for hand sanitizers and disinfectants. READ MORE

January 21, 2022

EPA: 19.86 billion RINs generated under the RFS in 2021

BY Erin VoegeleNearly 19.86 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in 2021, up when compared to both the 18.32 billion generated in 2020 and the 19.81 billion generated in 2019, according to data released by the U.S. EPA on Jan. 20. READ MORE

January 20, 2022

EIA: Ethanol production up 5%, stocks up 3%

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. fuel ethanol production expanded by nearly 5 percent the week ending Jan. 14, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Jan. 20. Fuel ethanol stocks were up 3 percent. READ MORE

January 20, 2022

Vilsack says the future for biofuels remains bright

BY Erin VoegeleAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack discussed the important role biofuels and biobased manufacturing play in the rural economy and highlighted the agency’s efforts to support those industries during a Jan. 20 hearing held by the House Ag Committee. READ MORE

January 20, 2022

EPA: 2 additional SRE petitions filed, 69 now pending

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA released updated SRE data on Jan. 20, reporting that two additional SRE petitions have been filed under the RFS for compliance year 2020. A total of 69 SRE petitions are now pending, up from 67 that were pending as of mid-December. READ MORE

January 20, 2022

Clariant: Romania cellulosic ethanol plant mechanically complete

BY Clariant Clariant has announced its flagship cellulosic ethanol plant located on Podari, Romania, is mechanically complete. The facility, which employs Clariant's sunliquid technology, has been handed over to the company for startup and commissioning. READ MORE

January 20, 2022

Wind turbine installed at Kansas ethanol plant

BY Faith Technologies Inc. Faith Technologies Inc., Juhl Energy, GE Renewable Energy and Western Plains Energy have partnered to install a wind turbine to power the WPE ethanol plant in Oakley, Kansas, with on-site, clean, renewable energy. READ MORE

January 19, 2022

UNICA: Ethanol production, sales down in December

BY Erin VoegeleUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that no sugarcane ethanol was produced in the south-central region of Brazil during the second half of December. Corn ethanol production, however, continued. READ MORE

January 19, 2022

Growth Energy: Bliley appointed to EPA advisory subcommittee

BY Growth Energy U.S. EPA Michael Regan has appointed Growth Energy’s Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley to EPA’s Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee, which provides the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee with advice and recommendations. READ MORE

January 19, 2022

Rayonier Advanced Materials invests in 2G ethanol plant

BY Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (RYAM), a global leader in the production of high purity cellulose pulp, on Jan. 18 announced the introduction of a second generation (2G) bioethanol product for Europe’s fast-growing biofuels market. READ MORE

January 18, 2022

EPA approves efficient producer pathway for Nebraska plant

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on in December approved an efficient producer pathway for Elkhorn Valley Ethanol LLC’s 50 MMgy ethanol plant located in Norfolk, Nebraska. The approval allows the facility to generate RINs for non-grandfathered volumes of ethanol. READ MORE

January 18, 2022

Report shows impact of COVID-19 on Canadian ethanol industry

BY Erin VoegeleA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network illustrates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canada’s ethanol industry and provides an overview of the country’s draft CFS. READ MORE

January 18, 2022

Fuel stations, drivers raise $10,000 for Buffett Cancer Center

BY Nebraska Ethanol Board In the past four years, fuel retailers across Nebraska have raised nearly $30,000 for cancer research as part of “Fuel the Cure.” During October, participating retilers donate 3 cents for each gallon of higher-blend fuels sold. READ MORE

January 17, 2022

CoBank: Ethanol enters 2022 with ‘considerable momentum’

BY Erin VoegeleThe ethanol industry entered 2022 with considerable momentum after profit margins rose to all-time records during Q4, according to CoBank’s latest Quarterly Research Report, released in January. Several risks, however, are expected to emerge in 2022. READ MORE

January 17, 2022

GAO report highlights success of ADM’s ethanol CCS project

BY Erin VoegeleADM's ethanol carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project is one of several U.S. Department of Energy-supported CCS demonstration projects addressed in a report published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office in late December. READ MORE

January 17, 2022

MN Bio-Fuels 2021 annual report highlights growth in E15 sales

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association released its 2021 Annual Report on Jan. 14. The report deatils work carried out by the organization and highlights signficiant growth in the state's E15 sales last year. READ MORE

January 14, 2022

CropEnergies to produce renewable ethyle acetate

BY CropEnergies AG CropEnergies AG and Johnson Matthey have entered into an engineering, license and technical services agreement for a plant to allow CropEnergies AG to produce renewable ethyl acetate from ethanol near its production site in Zeitz, Germany. READ MORE

January 14, 2022

USGC: REEAC makes recommendations on ethanol market development

BY U.S. Grains Council The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee has released its updated recommendation fact sheet, aiming to encourage the Department of Commerce to provide support to the interagency process for global ethanol market development. READ MORE

January 14, 2022

Iowa announces 2022 Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards

BY Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig has announced that the winners of the 2022 Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards are Danlee Corp. and Casey’s General Stores. The winners were recognized during the FUELIowa annual meeting on Jan. 11. READ MORE

January 14, 2022

DOE catalyst property database can accelerate biofuels research

BY Zia Abdullah, laboratory program manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL researchers have developed a public, online library of catalyst data. It could be fertile ground for breakthroughs in catalytic technologies needed to turn renewable biomass or waste materials into sustainable transportation fuels. READ MORE

January 13, 2022

USDA reports record corn yields for 2021

BY Erin VoegeleIncreased acreage and record yields led to near record-high corn production last year, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service’s 2021 Crop Production Annual Summary, released on Jan. 12. READ MORE

January 13, 2022

Studies: Transition to E15 can boost Iowa’s economy, environment

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association On Jan. 11, Gov. Reynolds highlighted biofuels and her commitment to expand consumer access to E15 and B20. Two new studies highlight the positive economic and health benefits of using E15 instead of E10. READ MORE

January 13, 2022

LanzaJet secures financing from Microsoft fund for SAF plant

BY LanzaJet LanzaJet has secured financing for its Freedom Pines Fuels plant in Soperton, Georgia, through the Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund. The fund has made a $50 million investment to support the construction the alcohol-to-jet SAF facility. READ MORE

January 13, 2022

UGI, Sorghum Checkoff join RFA as associate members

BY Renewable Fuels Association The RFA has added UGI Corp., an international distributor and marketer of energy products and services, and the Sorghum Checkoff, a producer-funded organization dedicated to improving the sorghum industry, as new associate members. READ MORE

January 12, 2022

EIA: Ethanol production down 4%, stocks up 7%

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. fuel ethanol production fell by 4 percent the week ending Jan. 7, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Jan. 12. Ethanol stocks expanded by more than 7 percent. READ MORE

January 12, 2022

USDA increases forecast for corn use in ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA increased its forecast for 2021-’22 corn use in ethanol in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released Jan. 12. The 2021-’22 corn outlook is for higher production, lower exports, and larger ending stocks. READ MORE

January 12, 2022

BBI International launches new magazine focused on CCS

BY BBI International BBI International is launching a new magazine, titled Carbon Capture Magazine. There will be one print issue of the magazine published in 2022, along with a carbon capture industry directory and a map of storage and capture facilities. READ MORE

January 12, 2022

RFA: Ethanol can jumpstart transition to net-zero emissions

BY Renewable Fuels Association Both electric vehicles and the increased production and use of renewable fuels like ethanol will be necessary to achieve a national goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper told the House Ag Committee on Jan. 12. READ MORE

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