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August 21, 2019

Axne calls for OIG investigation into EPA’s misuse of SREs

BY Erin VoegeleRep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, sent a letter to U.S. EPA Acting Inspector General Charles Sheenhan Aug. 21 requesting the EPA OIG conduct an investigation into the agency’s questionable decision-making and misuse of its SRE authority. READ MORE

August 21, 2019

Iowa officials urge EPA to account for SREs

BY Erin VoegeleIowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Secretary of Agricultural Mike Naig sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler Aug. 21 outlining the damaging effects of the agency’s recent approval of 31 small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the RFS. READ MORE

August 21, 2019

Groups slam EPA claim that SREs don’t damage ethanol demand

BY Erin VoegeleThe Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy have spoken out to slam the U.S. EPA’s Aug. 20 claim that there is “zero evidence” of demand destruction for ethanol associated with the agency’s treatment of small refinery exemptions (SREs). READ MORE

August 21, 2019

EPA extends public comment period on Section 610 review of RFS

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA posted a notice to its website Aug. 21 extending the public comment period on its review of the Renewable Fuel Standard under Section 610 of the Regulatory the Regulatory Flexibility Act through Sept. 23. READ MORE

August 21, 2019

ACE conference highlights ethanol market developments

BY American Coalition for Ethanol ACE welcomed USGC CEO Ryan LeGrand as a keynote speaker during its 32nd annual conference last week in Omaha. USGC’s Stephan Wittig and Jorge Lerdo de Tejada also shared a Mexico specific update with conference attendees. READ MORE

August 20, 2019

Report: Canadian ethanol production, use forecast up in 2019

BY Erin VoegeleA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of Canada’s biofuel industry and the country’s changing biofuels policy framework. READ MORE

August 20, 2019

DuPont hosts Ernst at biofuels enzyme production plant in Iowa

BY DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences hosted Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, at its plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Aug. 20. Ernst and DuPont leaders discussed the impact of national biofuels policy on America's farmers, on the environment and on consumer choice. READ MORE

August 20, 2019

Oil bailouts force Poet to lower production

BY Poet LLC Poet announced today it will idle production at its bioprocessing facility in Cloverdale, Indiana, due to recent decisions by the administration regarding SREs. The company also said it has reduced production at half of its 28 biorefineries. READ MORE

August 19, 2019

EPA: 1.8 billion RINS generated in July

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for July, reporting that nearly 1.8 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 38.92 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

August 19, 2019

Nebraska Ethanol Board offers fuel retailer training for E15

BY Nebraska Ethanol Board The Nebraska Ethanol Board is hosting a free workshop for fuel retailers Aug. 28. Attendees will hear from fuel retailers selling E15 and learn about resources to make offering E15 easy and affordable. Ron Lamberty of ACE is the keynote speaker. READ MORE

August 16, 2019

ACE conference: An update on litigation affecting the industry

BY Matt ThompsonBryan Stockton, an attorney at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, gave attendees of the American Coalition for Ethanol’s annual conference in Omaha, Nebraska, an update on some of the litigation affecting the ethanol industry. READ MORE

August 16, 2019

UNICA: Sales of hydrous ethanol up in July

BY Erin VoegeleUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced the volume of sugarcane processed was up during the second half of July. Sugar production was down, while ethanol production was up slightly from 2018. READ MORE

August 16, 2019

Retailers discuss E15, E85 at ACE conference

BY Matt ThompsonAmerican Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty moderated a fuel retailer panel at ACE’s annual conference in Omaha, Nebraska Aug. 16. On the panel were Mike Lewis of Pearson Fuels and Randy Gard of Bosselman Enterprises. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

Panel discusses high protein feed products at ACE conference

BY Matt ThompsonToday's ethanol producers are working to diversify their products. Fluid Quip Technologies and ICM Inc. presented their cases for diversifying into protein production at the American Coalition for Ethanol's annual conference in Omaha, Nebraska. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

EPA: 2 additional SREs filed for compliance year 2018

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA updated its online dashboard containing small refinery exemption (SRE) data Aug. 15, showing that two more SRE petitions have been filed for compliance year 2018. Both petitions are currently pending. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

Gevo discusses plans for hydrocarbon, RNG production

BY Erin VoegeleGevo Inc. released second quarter financial results Aug. 14. During an earnings call, Gevo CEO Patrick Gruber discussed the company’s future plans for aviation fuel production and announced plans to launch a renewable natural gas (RNG) division. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

Governors ask EPA to clarify biogenic CO2 not regulated under CCA

BY Erin VoegeleGovernors representing Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Nebraska and North Dakota recently sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler urging the agency to clarify biogenic CO2 is not a pollutant subject to regulation under the Clean Air Act. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

Novo Holdings invests $72 million in LanzaTech

BY LanzaTech Novo Holdings A/S and LanzaTech announced Aug. 6 that they have formed a partnership to grow LanzaTech’s revolutionary sustainable fuels and chemicals platform. Novo Holdings is making a $72 million investment in the company in a Series E financing. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

ACE conference: USGC optimistic about future of ethanol exports

BY Matt ThompsonThe American Coalition for Ethanol kicked off its annual conference in Omaha Aug. 15. While there was some discussion of the state of the industry and the harm done by small refinery exemptions, there were also messages of optimism. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

RFA to Australia: Choose ethanol, not petroleum reserve

BY Renewable Fuels Association In a letter sent today, the Renewable Fuels Association encouraged Australia’s energy minister to strongly consider U.S. ethanol imports as a cleaner, more affordable alternative to purchasing oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

ACE elects board of directors at annual meeting

BY American Coalition for Ethanol ACE announced the re-election of several board members and the election of two new representatives to the organization’s board of directors during its annual meeting prior to ACE’s 32nd annual conference in Omaha, Nebraska. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

Darren Armstrong elected USGC chairman

BY U.S. Grains Council The delegates of the U.S. Grains Council elected Darren Armstrong, a farmer from North Carolina representing the Corn Growers Association of North Carolina, as chairman of its board of directors at its 59th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting. READ MORE

August 14, 2019

Report: India to use, produce a record volume of ethanol in 2019

BY Erin VoegeleA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network shows the average ethanol blend rate in India is expected to reach a record 5.8 percent this year, up from a record of 4.1 percent in 2018. READ MORE

August 14, 2019

EIA maintains 2019, 2020 ethanol forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has maintained its forecasts for 2019 and 2020 ethanol production in its latest Short Term Energy Outlook, released Aug. 6. Short-term forecasts for ethanol consumption were also maintained. READ MORE

August 14, 2019

RFA safety webinar seeks to train trainers

BY Renewable Fuels Association The Renewable Fuels Association, in partnership with TRANSCAER, is hosting a free ethanol safety “Train the Trainer” webinar on Aug. 20, for ethanol emergency response teams. The webinar will take place from noon to 2 p.m. ET. READ MORE

August 14, 2019

EIA: Ethanol operating margins pushed to multiyear lows

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration Estimated operating margins for corn-based fuel ethanol plants in the Midwest decreased to multiyear lows in 2019, averaging about 3.5 cents per gallon through the first half of the year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. READ MORE

August 14, 2019

Gevo to supply sustainable aviation fuel to Air Total

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc. announced Aug. 13 that Air Total International SA and Gevo have entered into a partnership agreement to produce and supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for use and distribution in France and other parts of Europe. READ MORE

August 13, 2019

DOE seeks input on its FY 2019 EERE, BETO research priorities

BY Erin VoegeleThe Department of Energy’s Office of Efficiency and Renewable Energy is seeking public input on its EERE and Bioenergy Technologies Office research priorities, including those focused on corn fiber biofuel, food waste, data efforts and algae biomass. READ MORE

August 13, 2019

Growth Energy, GasBuddy launch Unleaded 88 on GasBuddy app

BY Growth Energy Growth Energy and GasBuddy announced Aug. 13 that drivers across the nation can now take advantage of Unleaded 88’s affordable prices through GasBuddy’s database and app. The app tracks E15 prices at more than 1,800 retail locations. READ MORE

August 13, 2019

Praj, Dedini partner to provide ethanol technologies in Brazil

BY Praj Industries Praj Industries has entered into a cooperation agreement with Dedini S/A Indústrias de Base to provide ethanol production technologies to the Brazilian market. Dedini will market Praj's technologies, including those for grain-based ethanol. READ MORE

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