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March 03, 2021

EIA: Ethanol production up 29%, stocks down 2%

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. ethanol production rebounded significantly the week ending Feb. 26, reaching 849,000 barrels per day following a substantial downturn the previous week related to disruptions caused by February’s polar vortex. READ MORE

March 03, 2021

Biofuel infrastructure, GHG modeling bills introduced in House

BY Erin VoegeleCo-chairs of the House Biofuels Caucus on March 3 introduced two pieces of legislation that aim to expand access to higher biofuel blends and fully recognize the environmental benefits of renewable fuels. READ MORE

March 03, 2021

OPINION: Now is the perfect time to add E15

BY Ron Lamberty, senior vice president, American Coalition for Ethanol Despite a lack of federal grant programs and higher ethanol prices, ACE's Ron Lamberty says now is the perfect time to add E15. Adding the fuel blend, he says, can help retailers offer a higher octane fuel at a lower pump price than competitors. READ MORE

March 03, 2021

OPINION: Conference panel looks at challenge of retailer future

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development, Renewable Fuels Association One of the biggest challenges facing fuel marketers is the shifting political scene and the current historic drive toward electric vehicles, according to Cassie Mullen, director of market development at the Renewable Fuels Association. READ MORE

March 02, 2021

CLEAN Future Act includes RFS, renewable energy provisions

BY Erin VoegeleHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce democrats on March 2 introduced the CELAN Future Act, which sets a goal to achieve net-zero GHG emissions by 2050. The bill includes provisions related to the RFS and bioenergy. READ MORE

March 02, 2021

Bill funds tax credit that could benefit biofuel, CCS projects

BY Erin VoegeleSens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Joe Manchin, D-W.V., on March 1 introduced the American Jobs in Energy Manufacturing Act of 2021, which aims to incentivize domestic manufacturing of advanced energy technologies. READ MORE

March 02, 2021

ACE opens 2021 scholarship program, recognizes 2020 winners

BY American Coalition for Ethanol The American Coalition for Ethanol Scholarship Program for the 2021-2022 academic year is open for application submission. As ACE introduces this year’s program, the organization congratulates the four 2020 scholarship recipients. READ MORE

March 01, 2021

Carbon Capture Coalition releases policy blueprint

BY Erin VoegeleThe Carbon Capture Coalition on Feb. 24 released a national policy blueprint that includes near-term recommendations the group says policymakers should adopt in order to accelerate the deployment and commercialization of carbon capture projects. READ MORE

March 01, 2021

Gevo signs MOU for German plant, amends SAF off-take agreement

BY Erin VoegeleGevo Inc. in late February announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop a renewable hydrocarbon plant in Germany and has amended an agreement with a European airline for an increased off-take of sustainable aviation fuel. READ MORE

March 01, 2021

Nebraska AG files complaint against AltEn

BY Erin VoegeleNebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson on March 1 filed a complaint in the District Court of Saunders County alleging multiple environmental violations by AltEn LLC, a 25 MMgy ethanol plant located in Mead, Nebraska. READ MORE

March 01, 2021

USGC: Trade mission To West Africa leads to US ethanol exports

BY U.S. Grains Council The USGC participated in the USDA's Agricultural Trade Mission to Ghana in October 2019, followed by a side trip to Nigeria to meet with participants from the Global Ethanol Summit. The events helped increase U.S. ethanol exports. READ MORE

February 26, 2021

UK adopts E10 as standard gasoline blend

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. Department for Transport on Feb. 25 announced that the country will adopt E10 as its standard gasoline blend by September. The move will allow idle ethanol production capacity in the U.K. to be brought back online. READ MORE

February 26, 2021

Senate conforms Granholm as secretary of energy

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Senate on Feb. 25 voted 64 to 35 to confirm Jennifer Granholm as secretary of energy. Granholm, a former two-term governor of Michigan, was sworn in later that day. She is the second woman to lead the DOE. READ MORE

February 26, 2021

OPINION: E15 expansion stays on track despite pandemic

BY Mike O’Brien, vice president of market development at Growth Energy Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, E15 availability continued to increase last year. The U.S. saw a 10 percent of retail sites offering E15 in 2020, and the fuel is now offered at more than 2,300 stations in 30 states. READ MORE

February 26, 2021

RFA: EIA data shows US ethanol volumes fell due to the pandemic

BY Renewable Fuels Association Year-end data released Feb. 26 by the U.S. Energy Information Administration provides evidence of both the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resilience of the ethanol industry. U.S. ethanol production fell to 13.93 billion gallons last year. READ MORE

February 25, 2021

EPA: 1.4 billion RINs generated in January

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for January, reporting that more than 1.4 billion RINs were generated during the month, down from 1.57 billion generated during the same month of 2020. READ MORE

February 25, 2021

Ethanol, biomass-based diesel RIN prices approach all-time highs

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration The prices of RIN credits—the compliance mechanisms used for the RFS program administered by the U.S. EPA—have been steadily rising in recent months and are approaching their highest nominal levels in the history of the program. READ MORE

February 25, 2021

Glacial Lakes Energy joins carbon capture project

BY Glacial Lakes Energy Glacial Lakes Energy has announced its four biorefineries participate in the carbon capture and storage (CCS) project being developed by Summit Carbon Solutions. The project with sequester carbon dioxide underground in North Dakota. READ MORE

February 24, 2021

EIA: Ethanol production down 28%, stocks down 7%

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. ethanol production fell 28 percent to 658,000 barrels per day the week ending Feb. 19, reaching its lowest level since May 8, 2020, according to data released by the EIA on Feb. 24. The drop reflects issues related to the recent polar vortex. READ MORE

February 24, 2021

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol down in December

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for February, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol was at 430 million bushels in December, down from both the previous month and December 2019. READ MORE

February 24, 2021

Green Plains Achieves 58% protein concentration milestone

BY Green Plains Inc. Green Plains Inc. announced that development efforts between Green Plains, Fluid Quip Technologies and other innovation partners have led to the production of 58 percent sustainable Ultra-High Protein at Green Plains’ Shenandoah, Iowa biorefinery. READ MORE

February 24, 2021

Renewable Fuels Nebraska names interim executive director

BY Renewable Fuels Nebraska Pam Miller has been named the interim executive director of Renewable Fuels Nebraska, effective Feb. 15, 2021. She has been involved in the ethanol industry since 2004 and was of the original founders of Siouxland Ethanol. READ MORE

February 23, 2021

Ethanol industry applauds Senate confirmation of Vilsack

BY Erin VoegeleTom Vilsack is once again leading the USDA. The Senate on Feb. 23 voted 92 to seven to confirm him as secretary of agriculture. Vilsack, a former two-term governor of Iowa, served as ag secretary during all eight years of the Obama administration. READ MORE

February 23, 2021

Refiners file brief in Supreme Court SRE case

BY Erin VoegeleAffiliates of HollyFrontier and Wynnewood Refining on Feb. 22 filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court arguing their position against the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals’ January 2020 ruling on small refinery exemptions (SREs). READ MORE

February 23, 2021

USGC: Global Ethanol Summit leaders to ethanol exports

BY U.S. Grains Council Using ATP program funds, the U.S. Grains Council sponsored participation at the Global Ethanol Summit of ethanol buyers from nearly two dozen Middle Eastern, European and African countries, who subsequently purchased $245 million in U.S. ethanol. READ MORE

February 22, 2021

EPA changes position, supports Tenth Circuit Court’s SRE ruling

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Feb. 22 announced it now supports the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeal’s January 2020 ruling on small refinery exemptions (SREs). Representatives of the U.S. biofuels decision are applauding the agency’s new position. READ MORE

February 22, 2021

USDA predicts 0.5% growth in corn use for ethanol through 2030

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA predicts that corn use for ethanol will remain relatively flat, increasing by 0.5 percent over the next decade, according to data released by the agency in February as part of its long-term agricultural projections through 2030. READ MORE

February 22, 2021

USGC: North African technical workshop promotes ethanol blending

BY U.S. Grains Council The USGC conducted a virtual ethanol workshop in January to show stakeholders from Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco ethanol-blended fuel’s substantial benefits in emissions reduction, environmental impacts and improving health outcomes. READ MORE

February 19, 2021

Biofuel groups urge EPA to deny RFS waiver requests

BY Erin VoegeleRepresentatives of the U.S. biofuels industry are urging the U.S. EPA to deny several petitions that have been filed with the agency seeking waivers of 2019 and 2020 RFS blending obligations, calling them unnecessary, illegal and unjustified. READ MORE

February 19, 2021

Johnson, Craig introduce RFS Integrity Act

BY Erin VoegeleReps. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., and Angie Craig, D-Minn., on Feb. 19 reintroduced the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act, which aims to ensure transparency and predictability in the U.S. EPA’s administration of the SRE process. READ MORE

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