Business

November 26, 2018

ePURE: Europe’s new protein strategy needs fortifying

BY ePURE Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe European Commission’s new proposals for reducing the EU’s so-called ‘protein deficit’ have missed a golden opportunity to highlight an important domestic producer of protein: crop-based ethanol production. READ MORE

November 26, 2018

In Depth: Closed Doors, Open Windows

BY Lisa Gibson Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Tariffs in China and Brazil have deeply affected U.S. ethanol exports, but other markets remain, new ones are opening and opportunities still abound for the world’s lowest-cost octane. READ MORE

November 26, 2018

Opinion: At the Mercy of the Markets

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about how tariffs are affecting ethanol exports, a look at potential railroad congestion, year-round E15 sales, and more. READ MORE

November 23, 2018

In Depth: Immovable Objects

BY Matt Thompson Found In:Operations, Markets, BusinessFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Railroad delays in 2014 forced ethanol plants to slow production or find other ways to move their products. Four years later, the situation has improved, but rail traffic is on the rise again. READ MORE

November 23, 2018

Opinion: Big Oil’s E15 Hypocrisy: Hello Pot, Meet Kettle

BY Geoff Cooper Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: The Oil Industry's sanctimonious attacks on E15 are false. READ MORE

November 21, 2018

In Depth: Relieving the Pressure

BY Susanne Retka Schill Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: There’s movement at last to obtain an RVP waiver for E15, but it might not come in time to make a difference next year. READ MORE

November 21, 2018

Grassley weighs in on EPA’s expected RFS ‘reset’ rulemaking

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicySen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has spoken out regarding a Nov. 20 Reuters report indicating the U.S. EPA plans to issue a rulemaking in January to “reset” the Renewable Fuel Standard targets, noting the action could further weaken the RFS. READ MORE

November 21, 2018

UNICA: Anhydrous ethanol sales set new record in late October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that domestic sales of hydrous ethanol set a new record during the second half of October, reaching 1.07 billion liters (282.66 million gallons). READ MORE

November 21, 2018

DOE awards $98 million in ARPA-E funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced it is awarding $98 million to support 40 transformative energy technology projects under ARPA-E's latest open funding opportunity. Biofuel-related projects are among those to receive funding. READ MORE

November 21, 2018

RFA: Americans give thanks for lower fuel, food prices

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerNearly 50 million travelers will take to America’s roads this Thanksgiving holiday, and ethanol is helping to lower the price they pay for gasoline. A new survey also shows the cost of Thanksgiving dinner is expected to hit an eight-year low. READ MORE

November 21, 2018

Opinion: Increasing the Role of Advanced Biofuels in the US

BY Leticia Phillips Found In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE:Brazilian sugarcane ethanol can be a major part of U.S. renewable fuels industry. READ MORE

November 20, 2018

Verbio completes sale of DuPont plant, wins IEDA support

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessDuPont’s 30 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa, is now under new ownership. Verbio North America Corp. completed its purchase of the plant on Nov. 20 and will soon move forward with plans to convert the facility to produce RNG. READ MORE

November 20, 2018

UAI issues ‘Beyond a Reasonable Doubt’ research series on ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe UAI has announced the release of its “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt” research series, which digs into the history, science and the public policy behind how we fuel our vehicles and aims to help readers understand why the use of ethanol is limited. READ MORE

November 20, 2018

Invest Nebraska announces investment in White Dog Labs

BY White Dog Labs Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessInvest Nebraska has invested in White Dog Labs, a business focused on producing feed for the aquaculture industry. The company's first production plant will be co-located with Midwest Renewable Energy's ethanol plant. READ MORE

November 20, 2018

ACE participates in Mexico City ethanol workshop

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerAmerican Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty traveled to Mexico City in mid-November for the final ethanol technical workshop held this year for Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers. READ MORE

November 20, 2018

Demand destruction from small refinery waivers clear, continuing

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThere has been a media blitz lately by the oil industry saying that ethanol demand has been unaffected by the U.S. EPA’s rampant grants of RFS exemptions to small refineries. Don't be fooled by these claims, according to the RFA. READ MORE

November 20, 2018

Opinion: Octane Enhancement Cannot Come from the Oil Barrel

BY Dave VanderGriend Found In:Business, PolicyFROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Toxic aromatics in gasoline should be replaced by ethanol to improve air quality and public health. READ MORE

November 19, 2018

EPA: 29.5 million cellulosic RINs generated in October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, BusinessThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for October, reporting that nearly 1.68 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 29.5 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

November 19, 2018

RFA welcomes six new members

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, RetailerThe RFA has announced that six new member companies have joined the organization, including a state-of-the-art ethanol plant under construction in Kansas and a cellulosic ethanol facility soon to begin construction in North Dakota. READ MORE

November 16, 2018

EPA: No new small refinery waivers filed, approved in past month

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyOn Nov. 16, the U.S. EPA released updated data on small refinery hardship waivers filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard showing that no new petitions were filed or approved between Oct. 10 and Nov. 10. READ MORE

November 16, 2018

EPA approves efficient producer pathway for Indiana plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has approved an efficient producer pathway for The Andersons Clymers Ethanol LLC, allowing the facility to generate renewable identification numbers (RINs) for non-grandfathered volumes of ethanol. READ MORE

November 15, 2018

Green Plains decommissions Virginia plant, closes on Valero sale

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessOn Nov. 15, Green Plains Inc. announced it is permanently closing its 60 MMgy ethanol plant in Hopewell, Virginia. The company also announced it has closed on the previously announced sale of three ethanol plants to Valero Renewable Fuels Co. LLC. READ MORE

November 15, 2018

USGC DDGS promotion efforts in Taiwan lead to increased sales

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Coproducts, Business, PolicySome of the new generation of livestock nutritionists in Taiwan lack of experience with U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). The USGC organized a variety of DDGS promotional activities last year to better educate those nutritionists. READ MORE

November 14, 2018

Cooper brings passion for ag, biofuels to RFA leadership role

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerGeoff Cooper transitioned into the role of president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association last month. He recently discussed his goals for the organization and the ethanol industry with Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

November 13, 2018

European Parliament approves REDII

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe European Parliament approved new targets for renewables, energy efficiency and second-generation biofuels when it voted to confirm a provisional agreement reached with the European Council in June on a revised Renewable Energy Directive (REDII). READ MORE

November 13, 2018

USGC announces new ethanol programs coordinator

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:BusinessTurquoise Adams joined the U.S. Grains Council on Nov. 5 as the ethanol programs coordinator at the organization’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. In this role, Adams will support the ethanol and economics team. READ MORE

November 13, 2018

USGC marketing results in additional corn, DDGS sales to Mexico

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyUtilizing Market Access Program funds, the USGC's Mexico office sponsored a group of cattle feeders from Mexico during a trade mission to Kansas in August 2017. The visit resulted in increased yellow corn and DDGS sales. READ MORE

November 12, 2018

UK publishes updated data on sustainable biofuel supply

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe U.K. Department for Transport has published preliminary data on its Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation for a portion of 2018, including data on how much ethanol met U.K. sustainability requirements. READ MORE

November 12, 2018

RFA: Davis reappointed to US Department of Commerce’s REEEAC

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:BusinessKelly Davis, vice president of regulatory affairs at the Renewable Fuels Association, has been reappointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee. READ MORE

November 12, 2018

Enerkem cofounder named 2018 EY Quebec Entrepreneur of the Year

BY Enerkem Inc. Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessWaste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer Enerkem Inc. recently announced that Vincent Chornet, the company's cofounder, president and CEO, was recognized with the 2018 EY Quebec Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the cleantech category. READ MORE