USDA: US ethanol exports reach 82 million gallons in June

The U.S. exported 81.86 million gallons of ethanol and 939,177 metric tons of distillers grains in June, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Aug. 5. Exports of both products were up when compared to June 2020.

CHS expands E15 availability through 19 additional fuel terminals

CHS Inc. will expand access to higher ethanol blend fuels by offering E15 through 19 additional fuel terminals starting in early August 2021. CHS aready offers E15 at 10 Nustar terminals and one CHS terminal.

The Andersons: Ethanol segment reports best Q2 since 2014

The Andersons Inc. released second quarter financial results on Aug. 3, reporting its ethanol segment generated $23.5 million of pretax income during the period. The Andersons CEO Pat Bowe called Q2 one of the segment’s best quarters ever.

Green Plains launches turnkey solution for MSC protein technology

Green Plains Inc. has announced a turnkey solution for the installation of Fluid Quip Technologies’ MSC system to exclusive partners. Tharaldson Ethanol is the first turnkey partner, with construction scheduled to begin this year.

Proposed EPA vehicle emissions standards fail to address biofuels

The U.S. EPA on Aug. 5 released a proposed rule to set light-duty vehicle GHG emissions standards through 2026. Despite calls from government officials and industry trade groups, the rule does not address biofuels or a high-octane standard.

Ethanol groups to Biden: Biofuels can reduce GHG emissions now

President Biden on Aug. 5 signed an executive order that sets a target to make half of all new vehicles sold in 2030 zero-emissions vehicles. Representatives of the ethanol industry, however, say biofuels can make meaningful GHG redutions now.

EIA: Ethanol production, stocks fall slightly

U.S. fuel ethanol production was down slightly the week ending July 30, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Aug. 4. Weekly ending stocks of fuel ethanol also fell slightly.

Alto Ingredients discusses intention to sell Stockton plant

Alto Ingredients Inc. released Q2 financial results on Aug. 3, reporting that specialty alcohol accounted for more than one-third of the ethanol it sold during the period. Company officials also discussed plans to sell the company’s Stockton plant.

Summertime E15 ban would cause severe impact to rural economy

The recent D.C. Circuit Court decision overturning EPA’s approval of year-round E15 sales could have a strongly negative impact on the rural economy and environment in the coming years unless action is taken to allow unimpeded sales of E15.

ICM announces deal with Neomille to design plant in Brazil

ICM has signed an agreement with Neomille, a subsidiary of Cerradinho Bioenergia, to design a bio-refinery in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul. Construction will take place in Maracaju, 160 kilometers southwest of the state capital.

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