Business

May 21, 2018

RFA: RenovaBio must accurately reflect imported ethanol pathways

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyBrazil’s RenovaBio program will likely require a significant increase in biofuels consumption. Therefore, the program must accurately reflect the carbon intensity for all ethanol pathways, including imports, according to the RFA. READ MORE

May 21, 2018

RFA holding second annual ‘Ethanol Days of Summer’ contest

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:BusinessReporting prices for higher ethanol blends this summer could again win you $50 in free fuel per day. Beginning Memorial Day, the Renewable Fuels Association is re-launching the “Ethanol Days of Summer” contest. READ MORE

May 18, 2018

House votes down 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn May 18, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 198 to 213 to defeat the 2018 Farm Bill. One day prior to the vote, members of the House defeated a proposed amendment by a vote of 75 to 340 that would have repealed the Farm Bill’s Energy Title. READ MORE

May 18, 2018

NCERC hosts ‘Fueling Fun’ workshop for local Girl Scouts

BY Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Found In:BusinessMore than 50 Brownies, Juniors, and parents from the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois learned about the benefits of biofuels, fermentation and careers in STEM during the “Fueling Fun” biofuels workshop at the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center. READ MORE

May 18, 2018

US ethanol exports continue to rise

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. has exported almost 1 billion gallons of ethanol seven months into the 2017/18 marketing year, up 15 percent compared to the last marketing year, according to the U.S. Grains Council. READ MORE

May 18, 2018

USGC hosts nutritionist in South Korea to show value of US DDGS

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. Grains Council hosted Jerry Shurson, swine nutritionist with the University of Minnesota, in South Korea last month. The meeting provided expert consultation on the economic and nutritional benefits of U.S. DDGS. READ MORE

May 17, 2018

IRENA: Renewable energy industry employs 10.3 million

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:BusinessThe International Renewable Energy Agency has announced the renewables industry created more than 500,000 new jobs globally last year, a 5.3 percent increase from 2016. Approximately 10.3 million are now employed by the renewable energy industry. READ MORE

May 17, 2018

Court rules in DSM, Lallemand patent infringement case

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:BusinessOn May 16, Royal DSM announced it has received unanimous jury verdict in a federal court in Wisconsin concluding that glycerol-reducing yeast products sold by Lallemand infringe on DSM’s U.S. Patent 8,795,998. READ MORE

May 17, 2018

ACE CEO delivers keynote at Indiana Ethanol Forum

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe American Coalition for Ethanol CEO Brian Jennings is keynoting the 2018 Indiana Ethanol Forum May 17 in Indianapolis, Indiana, providing a state of the industry update to those in attendance and sharing what ACE is doing to expand market access. READ MORE

May 16, 2018

Bunge files for IPO of Brazilian sugar milling business

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessOn May 15, Bunge Ltd. announced it filed a registration request with the Brazilian Securities Commission for a potential initial public offering (IPO) of its sugar milling business in Brazil, which produces both sugar and ethanol. READ MORE

May 16, 2018

Aemetis provides update of cellulosic ethanol project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessAemetis Inc. recently released first quarter 2018 financial results, reporting increased revenue and providing an update on the development of its cellulosic ethanol plant that is under development in California. READ MORE

May 16, 2018

US Water recognized with Minnesota Governor’s Safety Award

BY Royal DSM Found In:BusinessU.S. Water’s Cambridge, Minnesota, and Plymouth, Minnesota, facilities were recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health during the 2017 Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon in Minneapolis. READ MORE

May 15, 2018

Grassley discusses E15 timing, Pruitt

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyIn a press conference May 15, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, discussed the timeline for year-round E15 sales and threatened to call on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign if he doesn’t carry out President Trump’s commitment to the RFS. READ MORE

May 15, 2018

Gevo to focus on ethanol production, improvements at Luverne

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyGevo Inc. recently released first quarter 2018 financial results, reporting that the company currently sees ethanol as a pathway to profitability. The company’s near-term plans include making improvements its plant in Luverne, Minnesota. READ MORE

May 15, 2018

The Andersons report improved ethanol margins

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessThe Andersons Inc. recently released first quarter 2018 financial results, reporting improved ethanol margins and providing an update on the construction of Element LLC, a 70 MMgy ethanol plant under development by The Andersons and ICM Inc. READ MORE

May 15, 2018

RFA: E85 usage by federal fleets doubles from 2010 to 2016

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessA Renewable Fuels Association analysis of recently released U.S. Energy Information Administration data shows that federally-regulated fleets more than doubled their usage of E85 and other flex fuels between 2010 and 2016. READ MORE

May 14, 2018

EPA delivers proposed rule for 2019 RFS RVOs to OMB

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn May 11, the U.S. EPA delivered its proposed rule to set 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard blending obligations to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB review marks a final step before the proposal is released for public comment. READ MORE

May 14, 2018

AEC urges House to oppose elimination of Farm Bill’s energy title

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn May 14, the Agriculture Energy Coalition sent a letter to the House of Representatives opposing the elimination of a stand-alone energy title and exclusion of mandatory funding for energy programs in the 2018 Farm Bill. READ MORE

May 14, 2018

ACE congratulates Petro Serve USA on new E15 location

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, BusinessAmerican Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty spoke at Petro Serve USA’s grand opening of its facility in Valley City, North Dakota, May 11 to congratulate the company on offering more consumers E15 and higher ethanol blends. READ MORE

May 11, 2018

EIA revises 2018, 2019 ethanol production forecasts in May STEO

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the May edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, slightly altering its ethanol production forecasts for 2018 and 2019. READ MORE

May 11, 2018

USGC helps expand export potential for DDGS, ethanol to Ecuador

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyIn Ecuador, the USGC is successfully helping swine and poultry producers improve their feed formulations using U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and is exploring how U.S. ethanol can help the country meet its blend mandate. READ MORE

May 11, 2018

DOE funds 2 biofuel projects through BRDI

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn May 9, the U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $3 million in funding for advanced biofuels, bioenergy, and biobased products available through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI). READ MORE

May 10, 2018

WASDE: Corn use for ethanol up in 2018-‘19

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, BusinessThe USDA has released the May edition of its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, predicting the corn crop will reach 14 billion bushels this year, down from last year with a lower forecast area and yield. READ MORE

May 10, 2018

Senators seek answers on CVR waiver from Pruitt, Icahn

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyOn May 8, a group of senators sent letters to U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and CVR Energy Chairman Carl Icahn to request information on reports that the EPA granted CVR an economic hardship waiver under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

May 10, 2018

St. James High School students visit Guardian Energy

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:BusinessStudents from St. James High School visited Guardian Energy in Janesville, Minnesota, May 2 to learn more about homegrown renewable energy. The students were briefed on the various processes of ethanol production at the plant. READ MORE

May 09, 2018

Pacific Ethanol reports improving margins

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessPacific Ethanol Inc. released first quarter 2018 financial results on May 8, reporting improved margins and an increase in total ethanol gallons sold. Net sales were also up for the quarter. READ MORE

May 09, 2018

Growth Energy taps industry veteran to head global markets

BY Growth Energy Found In:Business, PolicyGrowth Energy has appointed Craig Willis as its senior vice president of global markets, effective June 1. In this new role, Willis will oversee the organization’s market development efforts to increase ethanol’s footprint both at home and abroad. READ MORE

May 09, 2018

Bright future for both ethanol and EVs, Dinneen tells Congress

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyElectric vehicles can play a complementary and synergistic role with ethanol-based, high-octane liquid fuels, providing American drivers with even greater choice and better environmental performance in the future, according to the RFA. READ MORE

May 08, 2018

Trump to allow year-round E15 sales, attach RINs to exports

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyPresident Donald Trump hosted a meeting May 8 on the RFS at the White House. During the meeting, attendees agreed to allow year-round sales of E15, to abandon plans to pursue a price cap on RINs, and to allow RINs to be assigned to exported biofuels. READ MORE

May 08, 2018

Growth Energy announces White Energy as newest member

BY Growth Energy Found In:BusinessGrowth Energy has welcomed White Energy as a new member. One of the nation’s largest ethanol producers, White Energy operates three state-of-the-art ethanol production facilities with the capacity of more than 300 MMgy. READ MORE