Biofuel groups weigh in on EPA’s E15/RIN reform proposal


The comment period on U.S. EPA’s E15/RIN market reform rule closed April 29. Several biofuel trade groups filed comments in support of E15, but expressed opposition to the agency’s proposed RIN market reforms.
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EPA denies requests to extend comment period on E15/RIN rule


The U.S. EPA has denied two requests to extend the comment period for its proposed E15/RIN market reform rule. The agency said “extending the comment period would hinder the agency’s ability to make a decision in a timely manner.”
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Whitefox announces startup of ICE system at ACE Ethanol


Whitefox Technologies Ltd. has announced the successful start-up of its Whitefox ICE system at ACE Ethanol’s plant in Stanley, Wisconsin. The membrane system is part of a wider project that will integrate D3Max's technology at the facility.
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ADM announces plan to spin off 3 dry mill ethanol plants


Archer Daniels Midland Co. has announced plans to create a new ethanol subsidiary that will include the company’s three dry mill ethanol plants, located in Columbus, Nebraska; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Peoria, Illinois.
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Valero: Ethanol earnings down, renewable diesel sales up


Valero Energy Corp. released first quarter 2019 financial results April 25, reporting significantly reduced income for its ethanol segment. The quarterly report was also the company’s first to address its newly established renewable diesel segment.
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The Andersons’ Pirolli offers perspective on retail ethanol


Jim Pirolli, president of The Andersons’ Ethanol Group, knows about the retail station side of ethanol. Prior to working at The Andersons, Pirolli worked at Kum and Go and helped the company build its ethanol portfolio.
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2019 Ethanol Producer Award winners announced


The 2019 Ethanol Producer Award winners have been selected. Winners include Flint Hills Resources, Heartland Corn Products, Arkalon Energy, Marquis Energy and a collaboration between Homeland Energy Solutions and Lallemand.
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Novozymes reports drop Q1 bioenergy sales


Novozymes released first quarter 2019 financial results April 24, reporting a 4 percent drop in sales. Bioenergy sales were down 8 percent due primarily to weaker performance of the U.S. ethanol industry, which was impacted by flooding.
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EPA: 32.61 million cellulosic RINs generated in March


The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for March, reporting that nearly 1.59 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 32.61 million cellulosic RINs.
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ABFA files for injunction against EPA to prevent additional SREs


The ABFA filed a motion April 24 for a preliminary injunction to prevent EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler from granting any additional small refinery exemptions (SREs) until the resolution of its pending lawsuit against EPA.
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