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October 02, 2019

OPINION: Working to spread E15 nationwide

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development, Renewable Fuels Association It was once said that disruption creates opportunity; that is exactly what is happening with E15 in the marketplace, according to Cassie Mullen, director of market development, Renewable Fuels Association. READ MORE

October 02, 2019

The Andersons, Marathon Petroleum combine ethanol interests

BY The Andersons Inc. The Andersons Inc. and Marathon Petroleum Corp. have merged four ethanol entities with and into The Andersons Marathon Holdings LLC. The Andersons and Marathon Petroleum own 50.1 percent and 49.9 percent of TAMH, respectively. READ MORE

October 02, 2019

Little Sioux Corn Processors to add FQT’s protein technology

BY Fluid Quip Technologies Little Sioux Corn Processors announced Sept. 30 it will install Fluid Quip Technologies’ patented Maximized Stillage Co-Products (MSC) system at its Marcus, Iowa, ethanol plant. This will be the seventh installation of MSC technology worldwide. READ MORE

October 02, 2019

RFA: What happens when an ethanol plant shuts down?

BY Renewable Fuels Association The idling of an ethanol plant—even if temporary—sends damaging shockwaves throughout the entire community in which the facility operates, including the immediate loss of a local market for corn and a sudden drop in local corn prices. READ MORE

October 02, 2019

ACE introduces updated fuel marketer website, videos at NACS

BY American Coalition for Ethanol The American Coalition for Ethanol is introducing its revamped fuel marketer-to-marketer flexfuelforward.com website and new videos to prospective E15 and flex fuel retailers attending the 2019 National Association of Convenience Stores. READ MORE

October 02, 2019

Ethanol fuels winners of Crappie Masters National Tournament

BY Renewable Fuels Association For the fifth consecutive year, the winning team of the Crappie Masters National Championship powered their boat with clean, renewable ethanol. The RFA and NCGA were co-title sponsors of the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail for the third year. READ MORE

October 01, 2019

South Korean team purchases U.S. DDGS following Export Exchange

BY U.S. Grains Council A group of South Korean feed grains buyers attended Export Exchange in 2018, thanks to a sponsorship from the U.S. Grains Council, which led to the group purchasing 127,000 metric tons of U.S. DDGS. READ MORE

September 30, 2019

Ethanol fuels large-scale expansion of Brazil’s farming land

BY University of Queensland Land use for sugarcane farming could increase by 5 million hectares by 2030 thanks to future demand for ethanol, according to a study led by the University of Queensland in Australia. READ MORE

September 30, 2019

Machine learning, genetics used to maximize sorghum potential

BY Tiffany LeeThe function of much of sorghum's genome is unknown. However, research group from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln recently received a grant to develop a method for characterizing the functions of the crop's genes. READ MORE

September 27, 2019

Delegation from North Dakota promotes US ethanol in Brazil

BY Matt ThompsonA delegation from North Dakota that included North Dakota Ag Commissioner Doug Goehring and representatives of Midwestern Ag Energy Group recently traveled to Brazil in hopes of building relationships that will lead to ethanol exports. READ MORE

September 27, 2019

EPA: 1.65 billion RINs generated in August

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for August, reporting that nearly 1.65 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 37.37 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

September 26, 2019

Farm industry leaders speak out against SREs

BY Matt ThompsonAg leaders from Iowa and Ohio say there is no question SREs issued by U.S. EPA are hurting ethanol producers and farmers. Four farmers from the two states took part in a media call Sept. 26 to address the impact SREs are having on their industries. READ MORE

September 26, 2019

US-Japan trade agreement could benefit ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleA new trade agreement was reached Sept. 25 between the U.S. and Japan, our nation’s third largest agricultural export market. According to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the agreement includes a staged tariff elimination for ethanol. READ MORE

September 26, 2019

MnDOT report on decarbonizing transportation addresses biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleMnDOT released a report Sept. 18 that aims to get the state on track to meet future goals for reducing GHG emissions in accordance with state laws. It includes a variety of recommendations to guide state policy, including those focused on biofuels. READ MORE

September 26, 2019

NYSERDA: New York renewable fuels jobs up 2.5% in 2018

BY Erin VoegeleThe New York State Energy Research and Development Authority announced Sept. 24 the state’s clean energy economy employed nearly 159,000 workers last year. Employment in renewable fuels, which includes biofuels and wood pellets, was up 2.5 percent. READ MORE

September 26, 2019

USDA: Corn use for ethanol down in July

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report with data from July, reporting that corn consumed for fuel ethanol was down when compared to both June 2019 and July 2018. READ MORE

September 26, 2019

Iowa Unleaded 88 retailers kick-off Pink at the Pump campaign

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association More than 70 Iowa fuel retail stations are participating in the 4th annual Pink at the Pump campaign this October. Participating organizations will donate 3 cents for each gallon of Unleaded 88 sold during the month to breast cancer research. READ MORE

September 26, 2019

ORNL customizes microbes for better biofuel production

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a method to insert genes into a variety of microorganisms that previously would not accept foreign DNA, with the goal of creating custom microbes to break down plants for bioenergy. READ MORE

September 25, 2019

RFA corrects Wheeler’s misstatements about ethanol demand, SREs

BY Erin VoegeleThe Renewable Fuels Association sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler Sept. 25 criticizing statements he made during a Sept. 19 congressional hearing where he claimed SREs are not impacting the ethanol industry. READ MORE

September 25, 2019

EIA: Ethanol production falls to 3-year low

BY Erin VoegeleData released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Sept. 25 shows U.S. ethanol production for the week ending Sept. 20 slipped to an average of 943,000 barrels per day, the lowest level since April 2016. READ MORE

September 25, 2019

USDA: Final rule to speed development of infrastructure projects

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA published a final rule Sept. 23 that allows agency administrators additional flexibility to obligate federal funds associated with certain infrastructure projects, including those associated with several of its rural development programs. READ MORE

September 25, 2019

Agenda announced for North Dakota Energy Conference & Expo

BY BBI International Produced by BBI International in partnership with HB Sound & Light, the North Dakota Energy Conference will cover the vast energy resources available in the state. The event will take place in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Nov. 13-14. READ MORE

September 24, 2019

Congressional Biofuels Caucus urges EPA to account for SREs

BY Erin VoegeleA bipartisan group of 25 members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administration Andrew Wheeler on Sept. 20 urging the agency to account for SREs when setting annual RFS blending obligations. READ MORE

September 24, 2019

Growth Energy: US biofuels help drive environmental progress

BY Growth Energy Growth Energy has released a report examining the potential impact of U.S. biofuels in America’s clean energy future. It presents data on ag innovation, provides a review of recent studies, and illuminates gaps in EPA's understanding of biofuels. READ MORE

September 24, 2019

USGC: Taiwan goodwill mission members commit to DDGS purchases

BY U.S. Grains Council Taiwan signed a memorandum of understanding Sept. 18 committing to purchase 5 million metric tons of U.S. corn and 500,000 tons of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), extending their stable buying commitment for another two years. READ MORE

September 23, 2019

Wheeler claims ethanol demand not impacted by SREs

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler fielded questions on SREs and the potential of E30 during a Sept. 19 hearing on U.S. EPA science and technology held by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology. READ MORE

September 23, 2019

White House seeks information on US bioeconomy

BY Erin VoegeleThe White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is seeking public input on the U.S. bioeconomy in an effort to inform notable gaps and vulnerabilities and to identify areas in which the bioeconomy could benefit from government attention. READ MORE

September 23, 2019

ORLEN Poludnie to license Clariant’s sunliquid technology

BY Clariant Clariant and ORLEN Południe signed a license agreement Sept. 20 for sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology. Under the agreement, ORLEN Południe plans to install the sunliquid technology at a site in Poland integrated with a petroleum refinery. READ MORE

September 19, 2019

Ernst discusses SRE deal as Trump meets with Big Oil senators

BY Erin VoegeleTrump is set to continue discussions Sept. 19 regarding the SRE reallocation proposal by meeting with Senators representing Big Oil. Meanwhile, Sen. Joni Ernst R-Iowa, said she needs to see the proposal in writing before she can announce her support. READ MORE

September 19, 2019

Bill would require EPA to account for SREs in RVO rulemakings

BY Erin VoegeleLegislation introduced by Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., on Sept. 18 would require the U.S. EPA to account for small refinery exemptions (SREs) when formulating annual Renewable Fuel Standard volume obligations. READ MORE

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