RFA marks E15 anniversary, urges Trump to stand up for the RFS


The Renewable Fuels Association on June 11 marked the one-year anniversary of President Trump’s visit to Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy by calling on him to reject requests from oil state governors to waive 2020 RFS blending requirements.
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EIA: US ethanol production up 9%, stocks fall by 3%


U.S. fuel ethanol production increased by more than 9 percent the week ending June 5, while weekly ending stocks of fuel ethanol fell by 3 percent, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on June 10.
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Flint Hills permanently closes Georgia ethanol plant


Although some ethanol plants idled during the COVID-19 crisis have begun to resume operations as stay-at-home orders are lifted and fuel demand increases, Flint Hills Resources has announced its plant in Georgia will be permanently shuttered.
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WASDE maintains 2020-’21 forecast for corn use in ethanol


The USDA reduced its forecast for corn use in ethanol during the 2019-’20 crop year in its latest WASDE report, released June 11. The forecast for corn use in ethanol during the 2020-’21 crop year, however, was maintained.
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Thune introduces bill to extend FDA hand sanitizer guidance


Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., on June 11 introduced legislation that aims to extend the Food and Drug Administration’s temporary guidance on hand sanitizer production during the COVID-19 pandemic for at least two years.
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DuPont announces new SPEZYME HN alpha-amylase blend


DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences on June 11 announced the launch of SPEZYME HN, the latest in the SPEZYME line of alpha amylase enzymes and a new inclusion in business’s suite of XCELIS Ethanol Solutions.
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USGC: Ethanol tariff reduction improves market access in Vietnam


A 5-percent point reduction on import tariffs for ethanol is expected to create opportunities for increased ethanol trade with Vietnam. According to the U.S. Grain Council, the Vietnam government aims to achieve a 10 percent ethanol blend mandate.
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EIA slightly reduces forecasts for 2020, 2021 ethanol production


The U.S. Energy Information Administration slightly reduced its forecasts for 2020 and 2021 ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, which was released on June 9. Forecasts for ethanol consumption were also revised down.
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Biofuel, ag groups demand answers on ‘gap’ year SRE petitions


A group of nine biofuel and ag groups sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on June 9 requesting more information about small refinery exemption (SRE) petitions the agency has reportedly received for past RFS compliance years.
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North Dakota awards $500,000 ethanol CCS project


The North Dakota Industrial Commission has awarded $500,000 in Renewable Energy Program matching funds to the Energy & Environmental Research Center, for work toward the development of the first integrated North Dakota ethanol and CCS facility.
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