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July 02, 2019

EIA to update data reporting for biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration is seeking a three-year extension with changes to its Petroleum Supply Reporting System. The proposed changes include those related to biofuels reporting. Comments are due July 24. READ MORE

July 02, 2019

USGC bids fond farewell to Tom Sleight

BY U.S. Grains Council Tom Sleight, long-time USGC president and CEO, hands over the organization’s reins this week to Ryan LeGrand. His legacy includes a strong global team consciously built over decades to take on the challenges of a dynamic market development portfolio. READ MORE

July 02, 2019

Sensor application company MoistTech joins RFA

BY Renewable Fuels Association Florida-based MoistTech has recently joined the Renewable Fuels Association as an associate member. The company offers technical equipment that uses near-infrared technology to measure a wide range of product attributes. READ MORE

July 02, 2019

USGC: Vietnam ethanol producer purchases equipment, US corn

BY U.S. Grains Council The sole ethanol producer in Vietnam is preparing to test U.S. corn as a feedstock with a hammer mill purchased during a mission to the United States in June. The mission is one part of the USGC's efforts to support the country's E5 mandate. READ MORE

July 02, 2019

Enerkem honors memory of Vincent Chornet

BY Enerkem Inc. The management of Enerkem has announced Vincent Chornet, cofounder and executive chairman of the company, died at the age of 45 following a prolonged illness. Chornet is credited with making Enerkem a leader in biofuels and renewable chemicals. READ MORE

June 28, 2019

EPA: More than 31.11 million cellulosic RINs generated in May

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for May, reporting that nearly 1.57 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 31.11 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

June 27, 2019

New corn ethanol plant in South Dakota begins operations

BY Matt ThompsonAfter four years of construction and planning, Ringneck Energy & Feed’s ethanol plant in Onida, South Dakota has come online. The 80 MMgy plant passed its performance test in early June. Work is ongoing to optimize the facility's operations. READ MORE

June 27, 2019

Senators urge EPA to block attempts to roll back use of SREs

BY Erin VoegeleA group of nine republican senators representing U.S. oil-producing and refining states are urging U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to block attempts to roll back the agency’s’ use of small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the RFS. READ MORE

June 27, 2019

Wehrum leaves EPA, Isdal becomes deputy assistant administrator

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation William Wehrum will leave his post at the agency at the end of June. Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator Anne Idsal will become acting assistant administrator for air and radiation. READ MORE

June 27, 2019

Rooney introduces bill to repeal the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleRep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., introduced legislation June 21 that aims to eliminate the Renewable Fuel Standard. Rooney cited the impact of ethanol on boat engines and the U.S. EPA’s rule to allow year-round E15 sales as the reasons for his action. READ MORE

June 26, 2019

DOE announces open meeting of biomass R&D advisory committee

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced June 24 plans to hold an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee on June 26 in Missoula, Montana. READ MORE

June 26, 2019

RFA welcomes new member Mole•Master

BY Renewable Fuels Association The Renewable Fuels Association has announced that Mole•Master Services Corp. recently joined the organization. Based in Marietta, Ohio, Mole•Master is a worldwide leader in industrial vessel cleaning services and equipment sales and rentals. READ MORE

June 25, 2019

Senators ask EPA to update ethanol science to improve trade

BY Erin VoegeleA bipartisan group of 11 senators sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler June 25 urging the agency to update an outdated environmental analysis on ethanol in order to improve foreign sales opportunities. READ MORE

June 25, 2019

EPA opens Section 610 review of RFS

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA published a notice in the Federal Register June 24 announcing it has opened a review of the Renewable Fuel Standard under Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. A public comment period is open through Aug. 22. READ MORE

June 25, 2019

EPA updates SRE data, 38 SRE applications now pending for 2018

BY Erin VoegeleAnother small refinery exemption (SRE) application for the Renewable Fuel Standard’s 2018 compliance year has been declared ineligible or withdrawn, according to updated SRE data posted to the U.S. EPA website on June 24. READ MORE

June 25, 2019

Growth Energy, CSP hold high-octane education event in Charleston

BY Growth Energy Growth Energy and CSP have partnered to host a retailer education workshop focused on how fuel retailers create a competitive advantage for their business by offering higher octane fuels options like E15 and E85. READ MORE

June 24, 2019

USDA: Corn planting nearly complete, 56% of crop good/excellent

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA released an update of its weekly Crop Progress report June 24, reporting that farmers in the nation’s top 18 corn-producing states have planted 96 percent of planned corn acreage as of June 23. READ MORE

June 24, 2019

Virgin Australia flies 1 million kilometers with Gevo’s jet fuel

BY Gevo Inc. Virgin Australia has used Gevo’s sustainable aviation jet fuel to power 1 million kilometers of flights, for all aircraft operating in and out of Brisbane Airport when the fuel was put through the general fuel supply system. READ MORE

June 21, 2019

Highwater Ethanol publishes Q2 results, plans production increase

BY Erin VoegeleLamberton, Minnesota-based Highwater Ethanol LLC recently published financial results for the second quarter of 2019 and announced plans to increase its annual production by more than 10 million gallons, to approximately 70 MMgy. READ MORE

June 21, 2019

NCGA ups pressure on EPA to follow Trump’s lead on ethanol

BY National Corn Growers Association The National Corn Growers Association began airing an advertisement June 20 calling on the U.S. EPA to follow President Trump’s commitment to farmers and stop giving Renewable Fuel Standard waivers to big oil companies. READ MORE

June 20, 2019

Bill aims to extend biofuel, bioenergy tax credits through 2020

BY Erin VoegeleRep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., introduced the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019 on June 18. The bill extends several biofuel- and bioenergy-related tax credits through 2020. The legislation was scheduled for markup on June 20. READ MORE

June 20, 2019

Lee Enterprises consulting adds team members

BY Lee Enterprises Consulting Lee Enterprises Consulting has added four new members to its team of 100-plus subject matter bioeconomy experts, including Chris Burk, P.E.; Daren Daugaard, Ph.D. P.E.; David Whittle; and Tad Dritz, P.E. READ MORE

June 19, 2019

Report: E10 could save UK drivers £100 million in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleA reported released June 11 by the All Party Parliamentary Group for British Bioethanol found that the immediate introduction of E10 in the U.K. market could save drivers approximately £100 million ($126.44 million) in 2020. READ MORE

June 19, 2019

UNF researcher wins USDA grant to study switchgrass

BY University of North Florida Mike Aspinwall, an assistant professor of biology at the University of North Florida, was awarded nearly half a million dollars from the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture to study switchgrass as a viable plant-based biofuel. READ MORE

June 18, 2019

US exports 150 million gallons of ethanol in April

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported more than 150 million gallons of ethanol and nearly 918,000 tons of distillers grains in April, according to data released by the USDA FAS on June 6. Exports of both products were down when compared to April 2018. READ MORE

June 18, 2019

Researchers build catalyst to generate electricity from ethanol

BY University of Arkansas Jingyi Chen, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Arkansas, worked with scientists at the Brookhaven National Laboratory to develop a highly efficient catalyst for generating electrical energy from ethanol. READ MORE

June 17, 2019

DOE seeks nominations for biomass R&D advisory committee

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy is seeking nominations for candidates to fill vacancies on its Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. Nominations must be submitted by June 30. READ MORE

June 17, 2019

ePURE elects new officers

BY ePURE ePURE recently elected Alarik Sandrup of Swedish farmers’ cooperative Lantmännen as its new president. Valérie Corre, director of regulatory affairs for alcohol/ethanol EU for French cooperative Tereos, was elected as vice president. READ MORE

June 17, 2019

From FEW: Stressed yeast may be robbing plants of ethanol yield

BY Matt ThompsonAccording to Jayne Kalbfleisch, technical development manager at Lallemand Biofuels and Distilled Spirits, one factor that may be robbing an ethanol plant of yield is stressed yeast. Kalbfleisch discussed the impact of stressed yeast at the FEW. READ MORE

June 14, 2019

Bill aims to reform EPA’s SRE process, increase transparency

BY Erin VoegeleSens. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., and Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., introduced the RFS Integrity Act of 2019 on June 13. The bill aims to bring transparency and predictability to the U.S. EPA’s small refinery exemption (SRE) process. READ MORE

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