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December 03, 2018

Ontario could require E15 as soon as 2025

BY Erin VoegeleA new proposal released by the Ontario government indicates the province could require gasoline to be blended with 15 percent ethanol as soon as 2025. The U.S. ethanol industry has applauded news of the proposal. READ MORE

December 03, 2018

Progress on trade deals could be good news for ethanol industry

BY Erin VoegeleOver the past few days, the Trump Administration has announced progress on trade deals with Canada, Mexico and China that could have a positive impact on export markets for U.S. ethanol and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). READ MORE

December 03, 2018

ACE’s Lamberty discusses the benefits of E15 for retailers

BY Matt ThompsonWith the U.S. EPA expected to amend rules allowing year-round E15 sales next year, retailers don’t have a lot of time to decide whether to begin offering E15 prior to the 2019 summer driving season. READ MORE

November 30, 2018

EPA finalizes 2019 RFS RVOs, fails to address waiver, eRIN issues

BY Erin VoegeleOn Nov. 30, the U.S. EPA released a final rule to set 2019 RVOs under the RFS. When compared to the proposed rule, the final rule increases the RVOs for cellulosic biofuel, advanced biofuel and total renewable fuel. READ MORE

November 30, 2018

Report: Pro-innovation policies, biotech advances are linked

BY Biotechnology Innovation Organization A study released Nov. 19 highlights strategies, policies and best practices that have been successful in creating an environment in which biotechnology innovation can flourish around the world, according to the Biotechnology Innovation Organization. READ MORE

November 30, 2018

RFA welcomes Aemetis as newest producer member

BY Renewable Fuels Association California-based advanced renewable fuels company Aemetis, Inc. has joined the Renewable Fuels Association. The company currently operates a corn ethanol plant in California and a biodiesel and refined glycerin plant in India. READ MORE

November 29, 2018

USDA rule to help speed development of infrastructure projects

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA is taking action to allow 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

November 29, 2018

RFA: Refiners could meet 95 RON standard without more ethanol

BY Renewable Fuels Association A new EIA study concludes that U.S. petroleum refineries would have “no problem” meeting a requirement to produce gasoline with a higher minimum octane rating (95 RON) beginning in 2022, and assumes refiners would not use more ethanol. READ MORE

November 29, 2018

ICM bolsters growth of Brazil’s corn ethanol industry

BY ICM Inc. ICM Inc. has announced that it will implement its systems at the newest FS Bioenergia plant in Sorriso, Brazil, including Selective Milling Technology, Fiber Separation Technology, and Base Tricanter System. READ MORE

November 29, 2018

September corn use for ethanol production up year-over-year

BY Erin VoegeleCorn consumed for fuel alcohol production reached 449 million bushels in September, down 7 percent from August, but up 1 percent from September 2017, according to the November edition of USDA's Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report. READ MORE

November 28, 2018

Rex reports increased net sales, revenue

BY Erin VoegeleOn Nov. 28, Rex American Resources Inc. released financial results for its fiscal third quarter, which ended Oct. 31. The company reported a year-over-year increase in net sales and revenue. Rex holds ownership in six ethanol plants. READ MORE

November 28, 2018

Green Plains completes sale of Fleischmann’s Vinegar

BY Green Plains Inc. Green Plains Inc. announced Nov. 28 that it has completed the previously announced stock purchase agreement with Kerry Group to sell the Fleischmann’s Vinegar Company, Inc. for $353.9 million in cash. READ MORE

November 28, 2018

Enogen corn, ICM technologies add value at Minnesota plant

BY Syngenta A recent trial evaluating the use of Enogen corn enzyme technology with ICM’s Selective Milling Technology and Fiber Separation Technology successfully demonstrated that the technologies work well together. READ MORE

November 27, 2018

Interest in E15 picks up among gasoline retailers

BY Matt ThompsonMike O’Brien, vice president of market development for Growth Energy, says that with seasonal restrictions on E15 sales potentially being lifted in time for next summer’s driving season, interest in selling E15 has increased among gasoline retailers. READ MORE

November 27, 2018

New tax, oversight bill aims to extend biofuel tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleHouse Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, has released a tax and oversight legislative package that includes extensions for several biofuel-related tax credits, including those for renewable diesel and second-generation biofuels. READ MORE

November 27, 2018

Trade mission meetings seek to open South Korea for US ethanol

BY U.S. Grains Council U.S. Grains Council and USDA officials traveling as part of a USDA Agriculture Trade Mission met with ethanol industry officials in South Korea earlier this month, urging them to reexamine the outlook for the country’s fuel ethanol use policy. READ MORE

November 26, 2018

ACE hopes to help grow Mexico’s ethanol market

BY Matt ThompsonFresh off a trip to Mexico to tout the benefits of ethanol to retailers, the American Coalition for Ethanol’s Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty said interest in ethanol among the country’s retailers is piqued. READ MORE

November 26, 2018

ePURE: Europe’s new protein strategy needs fortifying

BY ePURE The European Commission’s new proposals for reducing the EU’s so-called ‘protein deficit’ have missed a golden opportunity to highlight an important domestic producer of protein: crop-based ethanol production. READ MORE

November 26, 2018

Researchers develop, test system for making biobased chemicals

BY Iowa State University Iowa State University researchers will test a new way of producing biobased chemicals that’s backed by 10 years of working in laboratories, partnering with industries and launching startups. READ MORE

November 21, 2018

Draft bill would sunset RFS, establish national octane standard

BY Erin VoegeleA discussion draft of the 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act was released on Nov. 21. The bill aims to sunset the RFS and enact a national octane specification. Those in the biofuels industry are criticizing the bill for its treatment of the RFS. READ MORE

November 21, 2018

Grassley weighs in on EPA’s expected RFS ‘reset’ rulemaking

BY Erin VoegeleSen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has spoken out regarding a Nov. 20 Reuters report indicating the U.S. EPA plans to issue a rulemaking in January to “reset” the Renewable Fuel Standard targets, noting the action could further weaken the RFS. READ MORE

November 21, 2018

UNICA: Anhydrous ethanol sales set new record in late October

BY Erin VoegeleUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that domestic sales of hydrous ethanol set a new record during the second half of October, reaching 1.07 billion liters (282.66 million gallons). READ MORE

November 21, 2018

DOE awards $98 million in ARPA-E funding

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced it is awarding $98 million to support 40 transformative energy technology projects under ARPA-E's latest open funding opportunity. Biofuel-related projects are among those to receive funding. READ MORE

November 21, 2018

RFA: Americans give thanks for lower fuel, food prices

BY Renewable Fuels Association Nearly 50 million travelers will take to America’s roads this Thanksgiving holiday, and ethanol is helping to lower the price they pay for gasoline. A new survey also shows the cost of Thanksgiving dinner is expected to hit an eight-year low. READ MORE

November 20, 2018

Verbio completes sale of DuPont plant, wins IEDA support

BY Erin VoegeleDuPont’s 30 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa, is now under new ownership. Verbio North America Corp. completed its purchase of the plant on Nov. 20 and will soon move forward with plans to convert the facility to produce RNG. READ MORE

November 20, 2018

UAI issues ‘Beyond a Reasonable Doubt’ research series on ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleThe UAI has announced the release of its “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt” research series, which digs into the history, science and the public policy behind how we fuel our vehicles and aims to help readers understand why the use of ethanol is limited. READ MORE

November 20, 2018

Invest Nebraska announces investment in White Dog Labs

BY White Dog Labs Invest Nebraska has invested in White Dog Labs, a business focused on producing feed for the aquaculture industry. The company's first production plant will be co-located with Midwest Renewable Energy's ethanol plant. READ MORE

November 20, 2018

ACE participates in Mexico City ethanol workshop

BY American Coalition for Ethanol American Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty traveled to Mexico City in mid-November for the final ethanol technical workshop held this year for Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers. READ MORE

November 20, 2018

Demand destruction from small refinery waivers clear, continuing

BY Renewable Fuels Association There has been a media blitz lately by the oil industry saying that ethanol demand has been unaffected by the U.S. EPA’s rampant grants of RFS exemptions to small refineries. Don't be fooled by these claims, according to the RFA. READ MORE

November 19, 2018

EPA: 29.5 million cellulosic RINs generated in October

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for October, reporting that nearly 1.68 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 29.5 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

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