ACE fly-in begins with EPA Q&A


ACE's Washington, D.C., fly-in opened April 2 with a Q&A session with U.S. EPA Assistant Administrator Bill Wehrum. The event is scheduled to include more than 120 meetings on Capitol Hill and will focus on E15 and small refinery exemptions.
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Biofuel groups express support for E15, argue against RIN reform


On March 29, the U.S. EPA held a public hearing in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on its proposed rule to allow year-round sales of E15 and enact RIN market reforms. Members of the biofuel industry were among those to offer testimony at the event.
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EPA approves a small refinery exemption for compliance year 2017


Data released by the U.S. EPA on March 28 indicates the agency has approved another small refinery exemption under the Renewable Fuel Standard for compliance year 2017, bringing the total number of approved waivers for the compliance year to 35.
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EIA: US ethanol stocks reach record 24.448 million barrels


Data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration March 27 indicates weekly U.S. ending stocks of fuel ethanol set a new record for the second week in a row, reaching 24.448 million barrels the week ending March 22.
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USDA expects farmers to plant 92.8 million acres of corn in 2019


Approximately 92.8 million acres of corn is expected to be planted in the U.S. this year, up 4 percent or 3.66 million acres from 2018, according to the USDA’s annual Prospective Plantings report, which was released March 29.
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USDA: Ethanol exports reach 127.91 million gallons in January


Data released by the UDSA’s Foreign Agricultural Service on March 27 shows the U.S. exported 127.91 million gallons of ethanol and 806,615 tons of distillers grains during the first month of 2019.
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USDA: Corn use for ethanol down in January


The USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report with data from January, reporting that corn consumed for fuel alcohol was down. Sorghum consumption for fuel ethanol, however, was up.
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Report details employment in biofuel, biomass power industries


The National Association of State Energy Officials and the Energy Futures Initiative released a report in March that details current employment in a variety of U.S. energy sectors, including ethanol, other biofuels and bioenergy.
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ERA funds wheat-ethanol plant, woody biomass project


ERA has announced funding to support several projects through its Partnership Intake Program, including a biorefinery that will produce ethanol and biogas and a technology that will utilize biomass waste materials in the production of wood biomass.
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Gevo plans to decarbonize Luverne plant using wind, RNG


On March 27, Gevo Inc. released fourth quarter 2018 financial results and hosted an earnings call during which Gevo CEO Patrick Gruber discussed operations at the company’s existing facilities and highlighted the company’s future plans.
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