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April 12, 2021

Opinion: Ready for Another Summer with Year-Round E15

BY Emily Skor After a year that most Americans would sooner forget, we’re heading into a new summer driving season with fewer headwinds, greater momentum and a groundswell of support for lower-carbon fuels. READ MORE

April 13, 2021

Opinion: Europe Still Needs Ethanol

BY Emmanuel Desplechin Under almost any scenario, including those foreseen by the European Commission, the EU car fleet will continue to need low-carbon liquid fuels like renewable ethanol. READ MORE

April 14, 2021

Opinion: Ethanol’s Role in Future Fuels

BY Brian Jennings Nearly three years of behind-the-scenes coalition building has paid dividends with the introduction of the “Future Fuels Act” in Minnesota, the first clean fuel standard legislation in a Midwest state. READ MORE

April 12, 2021

In Depth: Making A Splash

BY Lisa GibsonSpecies-specific tailoring in distillers grains opens new markets such as pet feed and aquafeed, expands existing markets and increases product demand. READ MORE

April 13, 2021

In Depth: Keeping Bacteria At Bay

BY Susanne Retka SchillProducers modify antimicrobial protocols in response to multiple process and input changes, including new yeast and enzyme offerings, as well as high-protein feed production. READ MORE

April 14, 2021

In Depth: Renewable Diesel Rising

BY Susanne Retka SchillA projected spike in renewable diesel production, partnered with rising corn oil prices, presents a market opportunity for ethanol producers. READ MORE

April 15, 2021

In Depth: Spotlight NLB: Celebrating 50 Years of Innovation, Safety Solutions

BY Matt Thompson This year marks the 50th year of business for NLB Corp., the largest manufacturer of high-pressure water equipment and accessories. READ MORE

April 02, 2021

Even amidst pandemic, Iowa E15 sales surge to new record in 2020

BY Renewable Fuels Association Sales of E15 jumped 24 percent and set a new record in Iowa in 2020, despite the pandemic-related drop in overall fuel consumption, according to data released by the Iowa Department of Revenue. E15 and E85 sales in other states generally held steady. READ MORE

April 02, 2021

UNICA: Domestic ethanol sales up during first half of March

BY Erin VoegeleUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that domestic ethanol sales by mills in the south-central region of the country were up slightly during the first half of March when compared to the same period of 2020. READ MORE

April 01, 2021

US farmers to plant 91.1 million acres of corn in 2021

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. agriculture producers intend to plant an estimated 91.1 million acres of corn in 2021, up less than 1 percent when compared to last year, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service’s March 31 Prospective Plantings report. READ MORE

April 01, 2021

Aemetis announces new LCFS pathway, launches CCS subsidiary

BY Erin VoegeleAemetis Inc. on March 31 announced CARB has approved a new LCFS pathway for ethanol produced at its Keyes, California, plant using dairy biogas. The following day, the company announced the launch of a carbon capture subsidiary. READ MORE

April 01, 2021

ADM plans restart of 2 ethanol dry mills

BY ADM ADM on April 1 announced plans to restart ethanol production at its Vantage Corn Processors dry mills in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Columbus, Nebraska. The plants are expected to begin corn grind immediately. READ MORE

April 01, 2021

FCL rebrands ethanol plant as Co-op Ethanol Complex

BY Federated Co-operatives Ltd. Federated Co-operatives Ltd. has rebranded its ethanol production facility in Belle Plaine, Saskatchewan. The facility, formerly known as Terra grain Fuels, is now Co-op Ethanol Complex. FCL acquired the plant in June 2019. READ MORE

April 01, 2021

OPINION: Infrastructure that makes a difference

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development, Renewable Fuels Association The RFA helped eight companies secure awards under the USDA's second round of HBIIP grants to support the installation of more than 100 new fuel dispensers at more than 20 sites spanning six states, according to RFA's Cassie Mullen. READ MORE

March 31, 2021

EIA: Ethanol production up 5%, stocks down 3%

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. ethanol production increased by nearly 5 percent the week ending March 26, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on March 31. Fuel ethanol stocks were down more than 3 percent. READ MORE

March 31, 2021

Biden releases $2 trillion jobs and infrastructure plan

BY Erin VoegelePresident Biden on March 31 released a $2 trillion infrastructure and jobs plan, officially titled the American Jobs Plan. Biofuel/bioproducts and carbon capture and storage (CSS) are each briefly addressed in the plan. READ MORE

March 31, 2021

EIA releases first Biofuels Capacity and Feedstocks Update

BY Erin VoegeleThe EIA on March 31 issued the first edition of its monthly Biofuels Capacity and Feedstocks Update, reporting that 20.431 billion gallons of operable U.S. biofuel production capacity was in place as of January. READ MORE

March 31, 2021

Biofuel groups, states file amicus briefs in SCOTUS SRE case

BY Erin VoegeleThe ABFA, RNG Coalition, NBB and a group of eight states on March 31 filed amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court urging the court to affirm the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals’ January 2020 ruling on small refinery exemptions (SREs). READ MORE

March 31, 2021

OPINION: One more time: Yes, you probably can E15. Really.

BY Ron Lamberty, senior vice president, American Coalition for Ethanol ACE's Ron Lamberty discusses the potential impact of the U.S. EPA's proposed rule on E15 labeling and underground storage tank (UST) system compatibility. A public comment period on the proposal is open through April 19. READ MORE

March 31, 2021

OPINION: 20 Billion miles on E15

BY Mike O’Brien, vice president of market development at Growth Energy Growth Energy's Mike O'Brien is excited to announce another retail market milestone: Americans have surpassed 20 billion miles driven on E15. This milestone is a testament to the continued success of E15 at the pump. READ MORE

March 31, 2021

Poet expands into plant-based consumer products

BY Poet Poet has expanded its production of all-natural, 100 percent plant-based purified alcohol, which exceeds the highest global quality standards for alcohol. The company has also unveiled a suite of biobased products under a new label, Poet Pure. READ MORE

March 31, 2021

EIA: Extreme winter weather in Texas reduces ethanol production

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration The colder-than-normal weather that affected much of the United States in mid-February and disrupted Midcontinent and Gulf Coast petroleum markets also affected fuel ethanol producers, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. READ MORE

March 31, 2021

RSB, Bioledger launch biofuels blockchain case study

BY RSB RSB and Bioledger on March 12 launched a case study on the potential of a blockchain database to support traceability of biofuel and its feedstocks and overcome the vulnerabilities identified in securing the supply of sustainable renewables. READ MORE

March 30, 2021

USDA expects no actions under Feedstock Flexibility Program

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA’s Commodity Credit Corp. announced on March 25 that it does not expect to purchase and sell sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program for crop year 2020, which runs from Oct. 1, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2021. READ MORE

March 30, 2021

Corn use for fuel ethanol at 416 million bushels in January

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products production report for March, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol production in January 2021 was down when compared to both the previous month and January 2020. READ MORE

March 30, 2021

Kemin launches dry cellulase ZyloCell

BY Kemin Industries Kemin Biofuels, part of Kemin Industries, has expanded its enzyme portfolio with ZZyloCell, a unique dry cellulase for use in bioethanol plants that breaks down cellulose in corn kernel fiber for a low-carbon fuel source. READ MORE

March 29, 2021

USGC seeks applications for Ethanol A-Term members

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Grains Council has announced it is now accepting applications for its seven Advisory Teams (A-Teams), including the Ethanol A-Team, for the 2021-2023 term. Applications can be submitted through April 30. READ MORE

March 29, 2021

Oil state senators urge EPA to waive RFS blending requirements

BY Erin VoegeleA group of 13 republican oil state senators on March 25 sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan urging the agency to use its general waiver authority to reduce Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements. READ MORE

March 29, 2021

CHS expands E15 availability through additional fuel terminals

BY CHS Inc. CHS Inc. has announced it will expand access to higher ethanol blend fuels by offering E15 through 10 additional fuel terminals starting in early April 2021. The company has offered E15 through its McFarland, Wisconsin, terminal since January 2021. READ MORE

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