EPA seeks comments on SRE portion of proposed REGS rule


The U.S. EPA announced April 12 that it will reopen the comment period on one aspect of proposed rule issued in 2016 in an effort to “expand transparency surrounding the small refinery exemption program and provide further opportunity for input.”
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EIA predicts increased ethanol blending this summer


The U.S. EIA has released the April edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its March forecast for 2019 and 2020 ethanol production and predicting increased ethanol blending during the upcoming summer driving season.
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Grassley asks for clarity on DOE’s review of SRE applications


Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, sent a letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry on April 11 asking for clarity on the U.S. Department of Energy’s review process concerning Renewable Fuel Standard small refinery exemption (SRE) applications.
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USGC seeks applications for Ethanol A-team members


The U.S. Grains Council recently announced it is soliciting applications for its seven Advisory Teams, known as A-teams, for the 2019-2021 term. This includes the organization’s Ethanol A-team. Applications are due April 26.
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UNICA: Ethanol production sets new record during 2018-’19 season


UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released final data for the 2018-’19 crop season, which ended March 31. Ethanol production reached a record high during the season, despite a drop in the volume of sugarcane processed.
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USDA lowers forecast for corn use in ethanol in April WASDE


The USDA has reduced its 2018-’19 forecast for corn use in ethanol by 50 million bushels, to 5.5 billion bushels, in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released April 9.
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RFA earns 7th straight TRANSCAER award for safety training


For the seventh consecutive year, the Renewable Fuels Association has received a TRANSCAER National Achievement Award for its industry-leading ethanol safety program. More than 1,800 emergency responders were trained at RFA-hosted events last year.
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Gevo, Praj to commercialize renewable fuels in India


Gevo Inc. has signed a binding, definitive construction license agreement with Praj Industries Ltd. to commercialize the production of renewable isobutanol using sugary-based feedstocks. The two companies also signed an MOU on renewable hydrocarbons.
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ACE introduces fuel retailers to ethanol at forum in Mexico


ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty recently traveled to Tuxtla Gutiérrez, the capital and largest city of the southeast Mexico state of Chiapas, to peak at an ethanol technical forum for petroleum equipment installers and fuel retailers.
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Greenfield Global to establish manufacturing facility in Ireland


Greenfield Global Inc., Canada’s largest producer of alcohol and fuel ethanol, and one of the largest alcohols and solvents companies in North America, has announced plans to establish a new EU manufacturing headquarters in Portlaoise, Ireland.
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