Business

December 13, 2018

EIA maintains 2018, 2019 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the December edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its November forecasts for 2018 and 2019 ethanol production, but making slight changes to quarterly production forecasts. READ MORE

December 13, 2018

Green Plains, Optimal Fish Food form aquafeed joint venture

BY Green Plains Inc. Found In:Coproducts, BusinessGreen Plains Inc. and Optimal Fish Food LLC. Announced Dec. 12 the companies have formed Optimal Aquafeed, a 50/50 joint venture to produce high-quality aquaculture feeds utilizing proprietary techniques and high-protein feed ingredients. READ MORE

December 13, 2018

The Andersons to implement ICM technologies at multiple plants

BY ICM Inc. Found In:Operations, BusinessICM Inc. and The Andersons Inc. have announced plans to implement value-added technologies in multiple ethanol plants operated by The Andersons. The Andersons will license FST Next Gen, SMT V2, and TS4. READ MORE

December 13, 2018

DDGS, grains sales top $400M at 2018 Export Exchange

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe grain buyers from 35 countries who attended this year’s Export Exchange conference in Minneapolis have since reported buying an estimated $403 million worth of coarse grains and coproducts, including DDGS and feed grains. READ MORE

December 12, 2018

House passes 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. House of Representatives passed the $867 billion 2018 Farm Bill by a vote of 369 to 47 on Dec. 12. The legislation will now be sent to President Trump’s desk. Trump is expected to sign the bill later this week. READ MORE

December 12, 2018

Agenda released for 2019 International Biomass Conference & Expo

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBiomass Magazine has announced the preliminary agenda for the 12th Annual International Biomass Conference & Expo taking place March 18-20, 2019 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center in Savannah, Georgia. READ MORE

December 11, 2018

Biofuel industry defends RFS during House committee hearing

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyOn Dec. 11, a house subcommittee held a hearing on the recently released discussion draft of the 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act, which aims to sunset the RFS and enact a national octane specification. READ MORE

December 11, 2018

Senate passes 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerOn Dec. 11, the Senate voted 87 to 13 to pass the 2018 Farm Bill. The vote came one day after House and Senate ag committee leaders released the text of the 2018 Farm Bill conference report. The bill will now be considered by the House. READ MORE

December 11, 2018

WASDE reduces 2018-’19 forecast for corn use in ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessThe USDA has reduced its forecast for 2018-’19 corn use in ethanol in the December edition of its World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates report. The report also predicts reduced corn imports and larger ending stocks. READ MORE