OMB reviews final rule to set 2019 RVOs under the RFS


The U.S. EPA has delivered its final rule to set 2019 RVOs under the RFS, along with the 2020 RVO for biomass-based diesel, to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB review marks a final step before the final rule is published.
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Growmark Energy offers pre-blended E15 at 6 terminals


The Renewable Fuels Association has announced that Growmark Energy has started offering pre-blended E15 at its company-owned terminals in Amboy, Ashkum, and Petersburg, Illinois, Fort Dodge, Iowa, and St. Joseph, Missouri.
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USDA ups forecasts for corn use in ethanol production


The USDA has released selected tables prepared for its upcoming USDA Agricultural Projections to 2028 report, which is scheduled for full release in February. One of the charts illustrates the USDA’s expectations for corn use in ethanol production.
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Environmental groups petition EPA over RFS land-use regulations


A coalition of environmental groups have petitioned the U.S. EPA asking the agency to change how it accounts for land-use changes under the Renewable Fuel Standard. Ethanol groups are speaking out against the claims included in the petition.
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Pacific Ethanol provides update of plant improvement activities


Pacific Ethanol Inc. has released third quarter 2018 financial results, reporting reduce net sales and total gallons sold. During an investor call, the company provided an update of its plant improvement projects.
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UNICA: Ethanol production down slightly in early October


UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane association, has announced the volume of sugarcane processed during the first half of October was down when compared to the same period of last year. Production and sales of ethanol, however, remained relatively high.
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Regulatory barriers on agenda for biomass R&D committee meeting


The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee will hold an opening meeting in Arlington, Virginia, on Nov. 15-16. The meeting will address regulatory barriers impacting bioenergy growth.
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USDA seeks to revise, extend information collection on BIP grants


USDA’s Farm Service Agency has opened a public comment period on the revision and extension of a currently approved information collection associated with FSA Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership Grants to states.
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DDGS sales to Turkey soar following USGC marketing programs


Promotion and market development for U.S. DDGS has been a mainstay of the U.S. Grains Council’s work for more than a decade, supporting a market of approximately 11 million metric tons exported annually for use in livestock feed.
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NFU urges administration to honor commitment to biofuels


National Farmers Union has launched a radio ad buy urging President Donald Trump to keep his promises to family farmers by immediately implementing year-round E-15 and reversing the losses caused by the misappropriation of small refinery exemptions.
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