CI of corn ethanol down 23% with additional reductions possible


Researchers from Argonne National Laboratory on May 4 published the results of a new study that shows the carbon intensity (CI) of corn ethanol decreased 23 percent from 2005 to 2019, from 58 to 45 gCO2e/MJ.
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EPA to disclose CBI associated with SREs to GOA


The U.S. EPA on May 5 published a notice announcing it will disclose confidential business information (CBI) to the U.S. Government Accountability Office that is associated with small refinery exemption (SRE) petitions filed under the RFS.
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US exports 132.98 million gallons of ethanol in March


The U.S. exported 132.98 million gallons of ethanol and 882,553 metric tons of distillers grains in March, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on May 4. Exports of both products were up when compared to February.
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Colombia temporarily reduces ethanol blend mandate


The government of Colombia has temporarily reduced its ethanol blend mandate from E10 to E4, citing inclement weather that has impacted domestic production and high prices for U.S. ethanol as the reasons for its action.
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ITA schedules REEEAC meeting for May 26


The Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has announced it will hold a virtual meeting of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee on May 26. The meeting is open to the public, but registration is required.
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10 years of the LCFS: Ethanol leads the way


A new Renewable Fuels Association white paper looks at how, for the past decade, ethanol has been the go-to fuel to decarbonize transportation under California's trailblazing Low Carbon Fuel Standard.
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Growth Energy launches new consumer campaign


At its 12th Annual Executive Leadership Conference, Growth Energy unveiled a new consumer initiative to raise awareness of biofuels’ positive environmental benefits and encourage consumers to choose higher biofuel blends like E15 at the pump.
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The Andersons reports profitable Q1 for ethanol


The Andersons Inc. on May 4 released first quarter financial results, reporting a profitable three-month period for its ethanol business. President and CEO Pat Bowe also expressed optimism in the outlook for ethanol and coproducts moving forward.
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EIA: US ethanol production up 1%, stocks up 4%


U.S. ethanol production was up approximately 1 percent the week ending April 30, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on May 5. Fuel ethanol stocks were up nearly 4 percent from the previous week.
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Total Cray Valley, Gevo scale up isoamylene from fusel oil


Total Cray Valley and Gevo Inc. announced on May 3 the successful completion of Phase 1 of their joint development agreement (JDA) to upgrade fusel oils into renewable isoamylene. The companies are now seeking to advance to Phase 2 of the JDA.
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2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

July 13-15, 2021
Iowa Event Center
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