USDA: US ethanol exports at 127 million gallons in October


The U.S. exported 126.52 million gallons of ethanol and 951,500 tons of distillers grains in October, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Dec. 4. Exports of both products were up when compared to October 2019.
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RFA: Automakers approve E15 in nearly all 2021 vehicles


An annual analysis of vehicle owner’s manuals and warranty statements by the RFA reveals that while nearly all new 2021 automobiles are explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use E15 gasoline, far fewer models are being offered as FFVs.
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Growth Energy to sue EPA over failure to issue 2021 RFS RVOs


Growth Energy on Dec. 1 submitted a notice of intent to sue letter to U.S. EPA regarding its failure to fulfill its statutory obligation to issue the 2021 renewable volume obligation (RVO) by Nov. 30, 2020, an annual deadline set by the RFS.
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Report: E15 poised to fast-track climate progress


Growth Energy has released a new report examining the potential climate benefits of a nationwide transition from the standard 10-percent ethanol blended fuel (E10) to a 15-percent ethanol blend (E15).
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Rex reports strong Q3, but cautions margins are deteriorating


Rex American Resource reported a significant increase in gross profit for the third quarter, with the One Earth Energy and NuGen Energy plants running at capacity. The company cautioned, however, that crush spreads are deteriorating.
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EIA: Ethanol production down 2%, stocks increase by 2%


U.S. fuel ethanol production fell by nearly 2 percent the week ending Nov. 27, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Dec. 2. Weekly ending stocks increased by 2 percent.
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McKinley, Veasey introduce ACCESSS 45Q Act


Reps. David McKinley, R-W.V., and Marc Veasey, D-Texas, on Dec. 3 introduced the ACCESS 45Q Act, which extends the date for projects to begin construction to claim the credit by 10 years and provides a direct pay elective.
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UNICA: Ethanol exports remain high in early November


UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced the production of hydrous ethanol was down during the first half of November. Ethanol exports and the production of corn ethanol, however, continued to trend higher.
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Construction of Sunliquid plant in Romania to be compete in 2021


Clariant has announced that it is making good progress with the construction of its sunliquid cellulosic ethanol production plant in Podari, Romania. The company is also making headway with the recruitment and training of staff.
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Biofuel, bioenergy groups urge Congress to act on tax extenders


Several biofuel and bioenergy groups are among nearly 70 trade organizations that sent a letter to congressional leadership last month urging the passage of tax extenders legislation before the 116th Congress adjourns sine die.
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