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November 25, 2020

EIA: Ethanol production, ending stocks expand by 3%

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. fuel ethanol production increased by 3 percent the week ending Nov. 20, according to data released by the EIA. Stocks expanded by more than 3 percent, and for the first time in several months were up when compared to the same period of 2019. READ MORE

November 25, 2020

Report: Japan’s ethanol blend rate expected at 1.9% in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleJapan achieved an average ethanol blend rate of 1.6 percent in 2019. The blend rate is expected to increase to 1.9 percent this year due to an estimated 8 percent decrease in gasoline demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

November 25, 2020

USGC promotes fuel ethanol during Chinese expo

BY U.S. Grains Council The U.S. ethanol industry has much to offer as China develops its own regulatory framework on biofuels. The USGC and its U.S. partners recently promoted increased ethanol use during the third China International Import Expo. READ MORE

November 24, 2020

Corn use for fuel ethanol at 401 million bushels in September

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for November, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol was at 401 million bushels in September, down from both the previous month and September 2019. READ MORE

November 24, 2020

Aemetis signs distributor agreement for health safety products

BY Aemetis Inc. Aemetis Inc announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Aemetis Health Products, Inc., has received a $24 million initial purchase order after signing a supply agreement for sanitizer alcohol and nitrile gloves with a California distributor. READ MORE

November 24, 2020

Governors urge EPA to address biogenic CO2 barrier

BY Biogenic CO2 Coalition The Biogenic CO2 Coalition on Nov. 19 commended a bipartisan group of six U.S. governors who are urging the U.S. EPA to take prompt, science-based action to keep the United States from falling behind its competitors in the international bioeconomy. READ MORE

November 24, 2020

USGC: Successful US sorghum harvest nears completion

BY U.S. Grains Council The U.S. Grains Council has announced U.S. sorghum farmers have the majority of this year’s crop in the bin, and the quality is looking good, according to data released by the USDA and the United Sorghum Checkoff Program. READ MORE

November 24, 2020

Pink at the Pump campaign supports breast cancer awareness

BY North Dakota Ethanol Council By choosing Unleaded88, a higher-octane fuel containing 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline, drivers across North Dakota helped raise $1,600 for breast awareness as part of the 2nd annual Pink at the Pump campaign. READ MORE

November 23, 2020

EPA: 1.56 billion RINs generated in October

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released data showing nearly 1.56 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in October, down from 1.73 billion generated during the same month of last year. READ MORE

November 23, 2020

Growth Energy comments on Colorado’s GHG reduction roadmap

BY Erin VoegeleGrowth Energy on Nov. 20 announced it has submitted comments to the Colorado Energy Office on its draft Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Roadmap, which details energy action steps the state can take to meet its near-term GHG reduction goals. READ MORE

November 23, 2020

Court asked to hold EPA accountable on improper 2016 waiver

BY Growth Energy, Renewable Fuels Association, National Biodiesel Board, American Coalition for Ethanol, National Corn Growers Association, National FarmBiofuel groups on Nov. 23 filed a motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia asking the court to enforce its 2017 decision requiring the U.S. EPA to address its improper waiver of 500 million gallons of biofuel in the 2016 RVO. READ MORE

November 20, 2020

UNICA reports increased ethanol sales for October

BY Erin VoegeleUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released data showing ethanol production was down during the second half of October. Ethanol sales for the full month, however, were the highest reported so far this year. READ MORE

November 20, 2020

Aemetis awarded $7.8M for phase 2 RNG dairy digester projects

BY Aemetis Inc. Aemetis Biogas LLC, a wholly woned subsidiary of Aemetis Inc., has been awarded $7.8 million in matching grants through the 2020 California Department of Food and Agriculture Dairy Digester Research and Development Program. READ MORE

November 20, 2020

USGC: COVID-19 weighed on 2019-’20 global ethanol trade

BY U.S. Grains Council At the close of the most recent marketing year, U.S. ethanol exports were down 12 percent year-over-year according to data from the USDA, weighed on by COVID-19 and the global issuance of stay-at-home orders. READ MORE

November 19, 2020

EPA: 6 more SRE petitions filed, 58 now pending

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA released updated SRE data on Nov. 19, reporting that six additional SRE petitions have been filed with the agency, including one for RFS compliance year 2019 and five for compliance year 2020. READ MORE

November 19, 2020

Growth Energy outlines 2021 biofuel policy priorities

BY Growth Energy Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor has outlined the biofuels industry’s top federal priorities for 2021, highlighting key measures that elected leaders must take to protect the climate, revitalize rural communities, and offer consumers choice at the pump. READ MORE

November 19, 2020

DOE provides $15M for new bioimaging instrumentation, approaches

BY U.S. Department of Energy On Nov. 16, the U.S. Department of Energy announced plans to provide up to $15 million for bioimaging research to develop new and improved instrumentation and approaches to visualizing metabolic processes in living cells. READ MORE

November 19, 2020

Element produces high-protein animal feed using ICM technologies

BY ICM Inc. Element LLC, a leading-edge biofuels producer in Colwich, Kansas, announced that it has started production on a yeast-enriched, 50 percent protein animal feed called ANDVantage 50Y. The process utilizes three proprietary technologies from ICM Inc. READ MORE

November 18, 2020

EIA: Ethanol production down 2%, stocks up slightly

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. fuel ethanol production fell by nearly 2 percent the week ending Nov. 13 while ethanol stocks increased slightly, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Nov. 18. READ MORE

November 18, 2020

Bill forces EPA to act on RFS pathway, registration petitions

BY Erin VoegeleReps. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., and Jim Hagedorn, R-Minn., on Nov. 18 introduced the Streamlining Advanced Biofuels Registration Act, which aims to force the U.S. EPA to act on outstanding RFS pathway and registration applications. READ MORE

November 18, 2020

UK 10-point plan addresses SAF, move to zero-emissions vehicles

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. government on Nov. 18 issued its 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution, which addresses sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) and an accelerated phase-out of the sale of new gasoline- and diesel-fueled vehicles. READ MORE

November 17, 2020

USGC provides comments on ethanol trade barriers to USTR

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Grains Council on Nov. 5 submitted comments to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative highlighting significant trade barriers facing exports of U.S. coarse grains, ethanol and co-products. READ MORE

November 17, 2020

USDA accepting comments on information request related to HBBIP

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA is accepting comments on a proposed information collection request related to the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program. The agency said the collected information would identify eligible applicants seeking funds through the HBIIP. READ MORE

November 17, 2020

Nodel, IncubEx launch RIN futures and options, new REC contracts

BY Nodel Nodal Exchange and IncubEx on Nov. 17 announced the successful launch of eight new renewable identification number (RIN) futures and options contracts, plus seven new renewable energy certificate (REC) contracts. READ MORE

November 16, 2020

IEA expects global biofuels production to rebound in 2021

BY Erin VoegeleThe global biofuels industry has been strongly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report released by the International Energy Agency in early November, with production down approximately 11.6 percent when compared to 2019. READ MORE

November 16, 2020

DOE seeks proposals for Co-Optima collaboration

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced a directed funding opportunity (DFO) seeking proposals for advancing the aim of its Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines (Co-Optima) initiative. Proposals are due Jan. 14. READ MORE

November 16, 2020

USGC: Virtual roadshow highlights value of corn, DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Eight U.S. Grains Council members discussed the value of U.S. corn and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to the Canadian beef market with customers and potential customers during a webinar in early October. READ MORE

November 27, 2020

Opinion: Could Ethanol Be a ‘Net-Zero’ Hero?

BY Geoff Cooper Already contributing to decarbonization, ethanol is a phenomenal low-carbon molecule that will continue to play an instrumental role in the transition to net-zero emissions. And because it is here today, there is no need to wait until 2035 to act. READ MORE

November 24, 2020

Opinion: Ethanol is Not a Bridge— We Are a Main Road

BY Dave VanderGriend With 250 million cars on the road, and 15 million or more being sold annually, the internal combustion engine will remain predominant for decades to come. High-octane, low-carbon ethanol makes liquid transportation fuels clean and efficient today. READ MORE

November 27, 2020

In Depth: Opportunity Around The Globe

BY Lisa GibsonMany of the key players in ethanol’s export markets will hold their places into 2021, but policies, tariffs and demand for industrial ethanol could make waves. Making sure ethanol is treated as a here-and-now climate change solution will be critical. READ MORE

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