Business

November 07, 2018

EIA increases ethanol production forecast for 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the November edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its October forecast for 2018, but increasing its ethanol production forecast for next year. READ MORE

November 07, 2018

Gevo releases third quarter results, discusses future plans

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessOn Nov. 6, Gevo Inc. released third quarter financial results and hosted an investor call discussing efforts to decarbonize its Luverne, Minnesota, biorefinery and develop business opportunities for its isobutanol, jet fuel and isooctane products. READ MORE

November 07, 2018

USGC leadership visits Mexico

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyLeaders from the U.S. feed grains value chain traveled together to Mexico last week to meet with longtime customers and incoming officials from the Mexican government on the heels of the recently-concluded U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement negotiations. READ MORE

November 06, 2018

The Andersons reports strong third quarter for ethanol group

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe Andersons Inc. has released third quarter 2018 financial results, reporting strong quarterly performance for its ethanol group, but cautioning that the group’s strong performance is not expected to last into the fourth quarter or 2019. READ MORE

November 06, 2018

ADM: Bioproducts segment earnings down on weak ethanol margins

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessArcher Daniels Midland Co. has released third quarter 2018 financial results, reporting significantly increased net earnings overall. Results for the company’s bioproducts segment, however, were down due to weak ethanol margins. READ MORE

November 06, 2018

Cooperative Producers adds E15 at fuel station in Funk, Nebraska

BY Nebraska Ethanol Board Found In:Markets, BusinessCooperative Producers Inc, a farmer-owned cooperative, has added E15 at its fuel site in Funk, Nebraska, according to the Nebraska Ethanol Board. This is CPI’s third location selling E15 in Nebraska. READ MORE

November 05, 2018

USDA ups forecasts for corn use in ethanol production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe USDA has released selected tables prepared for its upcoming USDA Agricultural Projections to 2028 report, which is scheduled for full release in February. One of the charts illustrates the USDA’s expectations for corn use in ethanol production. READ MORE

November 05, 2018

Growmark Energy offers pre-blended E15 at 6 terminals

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessThe Renewable Fuels Association has announced that Growmark Energy has started offering pre-blended E15 at its company-owned terminals in Amboy, Ashkum, and Petersburg, Illinois, Fort Dodge, Iowa, and St. Joseph, Missouri. READ MORE

November 05, 2018

RFA, Transcaer to host ethanol safety seminar in western New York

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:BusinessThe Renewable Fuels Association, in partnership with Transcaer, will host an ethanol safety seminar at Western New York Energy on Nov. 14. The event is free to attend and limited to the first 75 registrants. READ MORE

November 02, 2018

UNICA: Ethanol production down slightly in early October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane association, has announced the volume of sugarcane processed during the first half of October was down when compared to the same period of last year. Production and sales of ethanol, however, remained relatively high. READ MORE

November 02, 2018

USDA seeks to revise, extend information collection on BIP grants

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyUSDA’s Farm Service Agency has opened a public comment period on the revision and extension of a currently approved information collection associated with FSA Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership Grants to states. READ MORE

November 01, 2018

Pacific Ethanol provides update of plant improvement activities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyPacific Ethanol Inc. has released third quarter 2018 financial results, reporting reduce net sales and total gallons sold. During an investor call, the company provided an update of its plant improvement projects. READ MORE

November 01, 2018

USGC addresses Malaysian concerns about DDGS, prompts new demand

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyIn 2017, the U.S. Grains Council’s Kuala Lumpur office hosted a promotion program for U.S. DDGS in the region featuring a highly respected U.S. poultry nutritionist. The event helped create new demand in Malaysia for the ethanol coproduct. READ MORE

October 31, 2018

OMB reviews final rule to set 2019 RVOs under the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has delivered its final rule to set 2019 RVOs under the RFS, along with the 2020 RVO for biomass-based diesel, to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB review marks a final step before the final rule is published. READ MORE

October 31, 2018

Environmental groups petition EPA over RFS land-use regulations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyA coalition of environmental groups have petitioned the U.S. EPA asking the agency to change how it accounts for land-use changes under the Renewable Fuel Standard. Ethanol groups are speaking out against the claims included in the petition. READ MORE

October 31, 2018

Showtime cohosts Heilemann, McKinnon to address NEC

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, PolicyThe Renewable Fuels Association has announced that John Heilemann and Mark McKinnon, cohosts of Showtime’s popular political documentary series The Circus, are scheduled to speak together at the 24th annual National Ethanol Conference. READ MORE

October 30, 2018

Regulatory barriers on agenda for biomass R&D committee meeting

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee will hold an opening meeting in Arlington, Virginia, on Nov. 15-16. The meeting will address regulatory barriers impacting bioenergy growth. READ MORE

October 30, 2018

NFU urges administration to honor commitment to biofuels

BY National Farmers Union Found In:Business, PolicyNational Farmers Union has launched a radio ad buy urging President Donald Trump to keep his promises to family farmers by immediately implementing year-round E-15 and reversing the losses caused by the misappropriation of small refinery exemptions. READ MORE

October 30, 2018

DDGS sales to Turkey soar following USGC marketing programs

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyPromotion and market development for U.S. DDGS has been a mainstay of the U.S. Grains Council’s work for more than a decade, supporting a market of approximately 11 million metric tons exported annually for use in livestock feed. READ MORE

October 29, 2018

High-octane, low-carbon fuels can help meet CAFE/GHG standards

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe comment period on U.S. EPA’s SAFE Vehicles Rule closed on Oct. 26. More than 100,000 comments were filed on the rulemaking, with those in the biofuel industry stressing that high-octane, low-carbon ethanol can help meet emissions standards. READ MORE

October 29, 2018

Poet begins construction on new ethanol plant in Indiana

BY Poet LLC Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyFollowing a strong directive from President Trump to lift the outdated regulations stifling E15 fuel, Poet is moving forward with full construction of a new biofuel facility in Shelbyville, Indiana. The facility is scheduled to be complete in 2020. READ MORE

October 26, 2018

EPA: 28.84 million cellulosic RINs generated in September

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for September, reporting that 1.58 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 28.84 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

October 26, 2018

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol down slightly in August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released the October edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, noting corn use for fuel alcohol reached 479 million bushels in August, down slightly when compared to July and August 2017. READ MORE

October 26, 2018

USGC programs overcome market access barrier for DDGS in Vietnam

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Coproducts, BusinessIn October 2016, Vietnam’s Plant Protection Department issued a decision to suspend imports of U.S. DDGS following the detection of quarantine pests. The USGC's response helped return open access to the country's fast growing feed market. READ MORE

October 25, 2018

RFA hosts discussion to dispel E15 myths and misinformation

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe Renewable Fuels Association held a panel discussion Oct. 25 to address concerns and misconceptions about E15. The panel included auto industry experts, attorneys, air quality experts and boating and small engine experts. READ MORE

October 25, 2018

Valero discusses ethanol acquisitions, E15 during investor call

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyValero Energy Corp. has released third quarter financial results, reporting lower operating income for its ethanol division. Overall, the company reported increased net income when compared to the same period of last year. READ MORE

October 25, 2018

Automakers explicitly approve E15 for 93% of new 2019 vehicles

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, PolicyMore than 93 percent of 2019 model year (MY) vehicles are explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use 15 percent ethanol blends (E15), according to the results of an annual analysis of warranty statements and owner’s manuals conducted by the RFA. READ MORE

October 25, 2018

ACE asks government officials to help expedite E15 rulemaking

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Business, PolicyThe American Coalition for Ethanol CEO Brian Jennings attended a roundtable discussion in Chancellor, South Dakota Oct. 25 with USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and other officials to discuss the rollout of a rule to allow the sale of E15 year-round. READ MORE

October 24, 2018

Novozymes reports sales growth for bioenergy segment

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessOn Oct. 24, Novozymes released third quarter 2018 financial results, reporting a significant growth in sales for its bioenergy segment. The company said strong growth in demand for enzymes in the conventional biofuel market helped drive the increase. READ MORE

October 24, 2018

Redfield Energy to implement ICM’s TS4 system

BY ICM Inc. Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessICM Inc. has announced that it reached an agreement with Redfield Energy LLC to implement ICM’s patent-pending, proprietary Thin Stillage Solids Separation System (TS4) at Redfield’s plant in Redfield, South Dakota. READ MORE