EPA grants request for reconsideration of Title V ethanol rule


The U.S. EPA announced Nov. 6 it is granting a request for reconsideration filed by the National Resource Defense Council in March 2009 related to the agency’s exclusion of ethanol plants from Title V permitting requirements under the Clean Air Act.
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The Andersons reports profitable Q3 for ethanol group


The Andersons Inc. has reported its ethanol group was profitable in the third quarter despite a challenging margin environment. The company also announced its Element biorefinery in Kansas began operating in August.
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Agenda released for 2020 International Biomass Conference & Expo


Biomass Magazine announced this week the agenda for the 13th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo taking place February 3-5, 2020 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Pacific Ethanol expresses optimism for industry in earnings call


During Pacific Ethanol’s third quarter earnings call Nov. 8, CEO Neil Koehler told investors that the ethanol industry experienced one of its worst production markets. Conditions, however, have begun to improve, he said.
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Green Plains reports improving margins, progress with Project 24


Green Plains Inc. has reported a third quarter net loss of $39 million due to the low margin environment. The company, however, said ethanol margins are showing improvement and efforts to improve plant operations are continuing.
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Trump nominates Brouillette to serve as energy secretary


President Trump on Nov. 7 formally nominated current U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette to serve as the next secretary of energy. Brouillette will replace current Secretary of Energy Rick Perry if confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
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WASDE: Corn use for ethanol reduced to 3.375 billion bushels


The USDA lowered its 2019-’20 forecast for corn use in ethanol by 25 million bushels in its latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates Report, released Nov. 8. The forecasts for corn production, use and ending stocks were also reduced.
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STB: RETAC meeting scheduled for Nov. 14


The Surface Transportation Board has announced its Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee will hold a meeting Nov. 14 in Paducah, Kentucky, at 8:00 a.m. CST. The meeting is open to the public.
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Some states looking to end prohibition of E15


California and New York, two of the largest markets in the U.S. that don't currently allow the sale of E15, are exploring options of allowing retailers to sell the fuel.
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Senators urge EPA to accurately account for SREs


Seven senators representing the Midwestern states of Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Missouri and Indiana have each submitted comments to the U.S. EPA urging the agency to accurately account for small refinery exemptions in future RFS rulemakings.
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