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 One day prior to the vote, members of the House defeated a proposed amendment by a vote of 75 to 340 that would have repealed the Farm Bill’s Energy Title. READ MORE SHARE
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. READ MORE SHARE
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. READ MORE SHARE
US ethanol exports continue to riseThe 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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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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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.READ MORE SHARE
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. READ MORE SHARE