EPA: 20.78 million cellulosic RINs generated in April

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for April, reporting that nearly 1.59 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 20.78 million cellulosic RINs.
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House votes down 2018 Farm Bill

On May 18, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 198 to 213 to defeat the 2018 Farm Bill. One day prior to the vote, members of the House defeated a proposed amendment by a vote of 75 to 340 that would have repealed the Farm Bill’s Energy Title.
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Grassley discusses E15 timing, Pruitt

In a press conference May 15, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, discussed the timeline for year-round E15 sales and threatened to call on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign if he doesn’t carry out President Trump’s commitment to the RFS.
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IRENA: Renewable energy industry employs 10.3 million

The International Renewable Energy Agency has announced the renewables industry created more than 500,000 new jobs globally last year, a 5.3 percent increase from 2016. Approximately 10.3 million are now employed by the renewable energy industry.
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Bunge files for IPO of Brazilian sugar milling business

On May 15, Bunge Ltd. announced it filed a registration request with the Brazilian Securities Commission for a potential initial public offering (IPO) of its sugar milling business in Brazil, which produces both sugar and ethanol.
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US ethanol exports continue to rise

The U.S. has exported almost 1 billion gallons of ethanol seven months into the 2017/18 marketing year, up 15 percent compared to the last marketing year, according to the U.S. Grains Council.
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Court rules in DSM, Lallemand patent infringement case

On May 16, Royal DSM announced it has received unanimous jury verdict in a federal court in Wisconsin concluding that glycerol-reducing yeast products sold by Lallemand infringe on DSM’s U.S. Patent 8,795,998.
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USGC hosts nutritionist in South Korea to show value of US DDGS

The U.S. Grains Council hosted Jerry Shurson, swine nutritionist with the University of Minnesota, in South Korea last month. The meeting provided expert consultation on the economic and nutritional benefits of U.S. DDGS.
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Aemetis provides update of cellulosic ethanol project

Aemetis Inc. recently released first quarter 2018 financial results, reporting increased revenue and providing an update on the development of its cellulosic ethanol plant that is under development in California.
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Gevo to focus on ethanol production, improvements at Luverne

Gevo Inc. recently released first quarter 2018 financial results, reporting that the company currently sees ethanol as a pathway to profitability. The company’s near-term plans include making improvements its plant in Luverne, Minnesota.
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The Andersons report improved ethanol margins

The Andersons Inc. recently released first quarter 2018 financial results, reporting improved ethanol margins and providing an update on the construction of Element LLC, a 70 MMgy ethanol plant under development by The Andersons and ICM Inc.
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RFA: E85 usage by federal fleets doubles from 2010 to 2016

A Renewable Fuels Association analysis of recently released U.S. Energy Information Administration data shows that federally-regulated fleets more than doubled their usage of E85 and other flex fuels between 2010 and 2016.
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NCERC hosts ‘Fueling Fun’ workshop for local Girl Scouts

More than 50 Brownies, Juniors, and parents from the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois learned about the benefits of biofuels, fermentation and careers in STEM during the “Fueling Fun” biofuels workshop at the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center.
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Event highlights ethanol opportunities in Asia-Pacific region

Industry and government officials from 17 countries in Asia and Oceania are meeting with members of the U.S. ethanol industry and U.S. officials in Minneapolis this week at the Ethanol Summit of the Asia Pacific.
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Ricketts cuts ribbon on new flex fuel pumps

On May 21, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts celebrated Renewable Fuels Month during a ribbon cutting event at Bosselman Travel Center in Grand Island, Nebraska. At the event, Ricketts pumped gas for motorist, highlighting new flex fuel pumps.
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RFA: RenovaBio must accurately reflect imported ethanol pathways

Brazil’s RenovaBio program will likely require a significant increase in biofuels consumption. Therefore, the program must accurately reflect the carbon intensity for all ethanol pathways, including imports, according to the RFA.
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ACE CEO delivers keynote at Indiana Ethanol Forum

The American Coalition for Ethanol CEO Brian Jennings is keynoting the 2018 Indiana Ethanol Forum May 17 in Indianapolis, Indiana, providing a state of the industry update to those in attendance and sharing what ACE is doing to expand market access.
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RFA holding second annual ‘Ethanol Days of Summer’ contest

Reporting prices for higher ethanol blends this summer could again win you $50 in free fuel per day. Beginning Memorial Day, the Renewable Fuels Association is re-launching the “Ethanol Days of Summer” contest.
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US Water recognized with Minnesota Governor’s Safety Award

U.S. Water’s Cambridge, Minnesota, and Plymouth, Minnesota, facilities were recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health during the 2017 Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon in Minneapolis.
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