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May 24, 2018

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol up in March

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for May, reporting that corn use for fuel alcohol reached 473 million bushels in March, up 9 percent from February and up 3 percent from March 2017. READ MORE

May 24, 2018

Senate democrats ask Trump to lower gas prices, protect the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleOn May 23, the democratic leadership of the U.S. Senate sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to take action to lower gas prices ahead of Memorial Day weekend. One suggested action is to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

May 24, 2018

Donnelly: Year-round sales of E15 would help lower gas prices

BY Erin VoegeleOn May 21, Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to take steps to lower gas prices by allowing year-round sales of E15. READ MORE

May 24, 2018

Biofuel industry criticizes Marathon’s RFS waiver request

BY Erin VoegeleRepresentatives and supporters of the U.S. biofuels industry are criticizing Marathon Petroleum Corp. for seeking a small refiner hardship waiver for one of its refineries that would exempt that facility from meeting its RFS blending obligations. READ MORE

May 24, 2018

Poet Coon Rapids announces Monarch fueling station project

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Poet Biorefining Coon Rapids recently announced it is moving forward with the establishment of a Monarch fueling station at its plant near Coon Rapids, Iowa.The monarch habitat will span half an acre and seeding is expected to take place soon. READ MORE

May 24, 2018

Worthington High School tours Heron Lake Bioenergy

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Fifteen students from Worthington High School toured Heron Lake Bioenergy on May 1 to gain a better understanding of clean Minnesota-produced renewable energy. The tour was organized by the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association. READ MORE

May 23, 2018

Fluid Quip Process Technologies to provide Clean Sugar Technology

BY Fluid Quip Process Technologies LLC Fluid Quip Process Technologies will provide its Clean Sugar Technology to White Dog Labs for its first full-scale ProTyton production plant, currently under development. READ MORE

May 22, 2018

UNICA reports record production of hydrous ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently announced that mills in the south-central region of Brazil produced a record 1.3 billion liters (343.42 million gallons) of hydrous ethanol during the second half of April. READ MORE

May 22, 2018

Pennsylvania offers funding for alternative fuels, vehicles

BY Erin VoegeleThe Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has announced it is accepting applications for its Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program, which offers funding for the purchase and use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles. READ MORE

May 22, 2018

UAI: EPA set to give oil another victory at ethanol’s expense

BY Urban Air Initiative A proposed rule to make ethanol blends above 15 percent illegal in anything other than flex fuel vehicles (FFVs) is a potential death blow to the ethanol industry according to the Urban Air Initiative. READ MORE

May 22, 2018

South Dakota state fleet uses 2 million gallons of ethanol

BY South Dakota Bureau of Administration The South Dakota state vehicle fleet burned nearly 2 million gallons of ethanol-blended fuels in its flex-fuel vehicles during the last year, according to the South Dakota Bureau of Administration. READ MORE

May 22, 2018

Infors expands Midwest presence

BY Infors USA Infors USA, a maker of fermenters and incubated shakers, recently announced the expansion of its Midwest sales and engineering office in Madison, Wisconsin. The expansion will help Infors support its installed base in the U.S. biofuels industry. READ MORE

May 21, 2018

EPA: 20.78 million cellulosic RINs generated in April

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for April, reporting that nearly 1.59 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 20.78 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

May 21, 2018

Event highlights ethanol opportunities in Asia-Pacific region

BY U.S. Grains Council, Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy Industry and government officials from 17 countries in Asia and Oceania are meeting with members of the U.S. ethanol industry and U.S. officials in Minneapolis this week at the Ethanol Summit of the Asia Pacific. READ MORE

May 21, 2018

Ricketts cuts ribbon on new flex fuel pumps

BY Office of Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts On May 21, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts celebrated Renewable Fuels Month during a ribbon cutting event at Bosselman Travel Center in Grand Island, Nebraska. At the event, Ricketts pumped gas for motorist, highlighting new flex fuel pumps. READ MORE

May 21, 2018

RFA: RenovaBio must accurately reflect imported ethanol pathways

BY Renewable Fuels Association Brazil’s RenovaBio program will likely require a significant increase in biofuels consumption. Therefore, the program must accurately reflect the carbon intensity for all ethanol pathways, including imports, according to the RFA. READ MORE

May 21, 2018

RFA holding second annual ‘Ethanol Days of Summer’ contest

BY Renewable Fuels Association Reporting prices for higher ethanol blends this summer could again win you $50 in free fuel per day. Beginning Memorial Day, the Renewable Fuels Association is re-launching the “Ethanol Days of Summer” contest. READ MORE

May 18, 2018

House votes down 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleOn May 18, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 198 to 213 to defeat the 2018 Farm Bill. One day prior to the vote, members of the House defeated a proposed amendment by a vote of 75 to 340 that would have repealed the Farm Bill’s Energy Title. READ MORE

May 18, 2018

NCERC hosts ‘Fueling Fun’ workshop for local Girl Scouts

BY Southern Illinois University Edwardsville More than 50 Brownies, Juniors, and parents from the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois learned about the benefits of biofuels, fermentation and careers in STEM during the “Fueling Fun” biofuels workshop at the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center. READ MORE

May 18, 2018

US ethanol exports continue to rise

BY Tim AlbrechtThe U.S. has exported almost 1 billion gallons of ethanol seven months into the 2017/18 marketing year, up 15 percent compared to the last marketing year, according to the U.S. Grains Council. READ MORE

May 18, 2018

USGC hosts nutritionist in South Korea to show value of US DDGS

BY Tim AlbrechtThe U.S. Grains Council hosted Jerry Shurson, swine nutritionist with the University of Minnesota, in South Korea last month. The meeting provided expert consultation on the economic and nutritional benefits of U.S. DDGS. READ MORE

May 17, 2018

IRENA: Renewable energy industry employs 10.3 million

BY Erin VoegeleThe International Renewable Energy Agency has announced the renewables industry created more than 500,000 new jobs globally last year, a 5.3 percent increase from 2016. Approximately 10.3 million are now employed by the renewable energy industry. READ MORE

May 17, 2018

Court rules in DSM, Lallemand patent infringement case

BY Erin VoegeleOn May 16, Royal DSM announced it has received unanimous jury verdict in a federal court in Wisconsin concluding that glycerol-reducing yeast products sold by Lallemand infringe on DSM’s U.S. Patent 8,795,998. READ MORE

May 17, 2018

ACE CEO delivers keynote at Indiana Ethanol Forum

BY American Coalition for Ethanol The American Coalition for Ethanol CEO Brian Jennings is keynoting the 2018 Indiana Ethanol Forum May 17 in Indianapolis, Indiana, providing a state of the industry update to those in attendance and sharing what ACE is doing to expand market access. READ MORE

May 16, 2018

Bunge files for IPO of Brazilian sugar milling business

BY Erin VoegeleOn May 15, Bunge Ltd. announced it filed a registration request with the Brazilian Securities Commission for a potential initial public offering (IPO) of its sugar milling business in Brazil, which produces both sugar and ethanol. READ MORE

May 16, 2018

Aemetis provides update of cellulosic ethanol project

BY Erin VoegeleAemetis Inc. recently released first quarter 2018 financial results, reporting increased revenue and providing an update on the development of its cellulosic ethanol plant that is under development in California. READ MORE

May 16, 2018

US Water recognized with Minnesota Governor’s Safety Award

BY Royal DSM U.S. Water’s Cambridge, Minnesota, and Plymouth, Minnesota, facilities were recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health during the 2017 Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon in Minneapolis. READ MORE

May 15, 2018

Grassley discusses E15 timing, Pruitt

BY Erin VoegeleIn a press conference May 15, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, discussed the timeline for year-round E15 sales and threatened to call on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign if he doesn’t carry out President Trump’s commitment to the RFS. READ MORE

May 15, 2018

Gevo to focus on ethanol production, improvements at Luverne

BY Erin VoegeleGevo Inc. recently released first quarter 2018 financial results, reporting that the company currently sees ethanol as a pathway to profitability. The company’s near-term plans include making improvements its plant in Luverne, Minnesota. READ MORE

May 15, 2018

The Andersons report improved ethanol margins

BY Erin VoegeleThe Andersons Inc. recently released first quarter 2018 financial results, reporting improved ethanol margins and providing an update on the construction of Element LLC, a 70 MMgy ethanol plant under development by The Andersons and ICM Inc. READ MORE

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