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March 30, 2021

Corn use for fuel ethanol at 416 million bushels in January

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products production report for March, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol production in January 2021 was down when compared to both the previous month and January 2020. READ MORE

March 29, 2021

USGC seeks applications for Ethanol A-Term members

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council has announced it is now accepting applications for its seven Advisory Teams (A-Teams), including the Ethanol A-Team, for the 2021-2023 term. Applications can be submitted through April 30. READ MORE

March 26, 2021

Rex reports profitable Q4

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessRex American Resources released fourth quarter results on March 25, reporting that the company’s ethanol operations are currently profitable. Rex officials also discussed the potential for CCS and said the company continues to consider acquisitions. READ MORE

March 17, 2021

UNICA: Domestic ethanol sales down less than 1% in February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced domestic ethanol sales by mills in the south-central region of Brazil were down only slightly in February when compared to the same month of last year. READ MORE

March 15, 2021

Aemetis discusses plans for renewable diesel, cellulosic ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessEric McAfee, CEO of Aemetis Inc., confirmed that the company’s California ethanol plant is currently running at capacity during a fourth quarter earnings call held March 11. He also provided an update of the company’s advanced biofuel initiatives. READ MORE

March 15, 2021

USDA seeks public input on climate-smart ag and forestry strategy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe USDA on March 15 announced it is opening a 45-day public comment period to gather input on its climate-smart agriculture and forestry strategy, including several topics focused specifically on biofuels, bioproducts and renewable energy. READ MORE

March 09, 2021

USDA maintains 2020-’21 forecast for corn use in ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, BusinessThe USDA maintained its forecast for 2020-’21 corn use in ethanol in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released March 9. The outlook for 2020-’21 corn supply, use and price were also unchanged. READ MORE

March 09, 2021

Opinion: Ethanol: The Original Solar Energy

BY Geoff Cooper Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Policy, RetailerMother Nature has already given us an extraordinary solar panel that covers several hundred million acres of cropland in America’s breadbasket, where energy absorbed from the sun is stored for later use in a perfect battery: an ear of corn. READ MORE

March 05, 2021

UNICA: Domestic ethanol sales up in early February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessEthanol sales by production units the south-central region of Brazil were up 5 percent during the first half of February when compared to the same period of 2020, according to data released by UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association. READ MORE

February 24, 2021

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol down in December

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for February, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol was at 430 million bushels in December, down from both the previous month and December 2019. READ MORE

February 23, 2021

Ethanol industry applauds Senate confirmation of Vilsack

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerTom Vilsack is once again leading the USDA. The Senate on Feb. 23 voted 92 to seven to confirm him as secretary of agriculture. Vilsack, a former two-term governor of Iowa, served as ag secretary during all eight years of the Obama administration. READ MORE

February 22, 2021

USDA predicts 0.5% growth in corn use for ethanol through 2030

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, Policy, RetailerThe USDA predicts that corn use for ethanol will remain relatively flat, increasing by 0.5 percent over the next decade, according to data released by the agency in February as part of its long-term agricultural projections through 2030. READ MORE

February 19, 2021

UNICA: Domestic ethanol sales up 2% in second half of January

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that domestic ethanol sales by mills in the south-central region of the country were up nearly 2 percent during the second half of January. READ MORE

February 16, 2021

Ethanol industry generated $35B in GDP, supports 300,0000 jobs

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, Policy, RetailerEven after experiencing a drop in demand due to the COVID pandemic, the U.S. ethanol industry still had a significantly positive impact on the U.S. economy in 2020, according to the annual ethanol industry economic impact study released by RFA. READ MORE

February 16, 2021

Ethanol provides essential energy for meeting global challenges

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, Policy, RetailerJust as ethanol has played an essential role in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, the low-carbon fuel will also serve as essential energy for combatting climate change, RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper said Feb. 16 at the 26th annual NEC. READ MORE

February 15, 2021

In Depth: Landfill Gas to Ethanol

BY Gary C. Young Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessMixed with steam, run through a reformer and fermented, landfill gas proves an economic and environmentally beneficial feedstock for ethanol production. And each LFG project is a source of green energy that can last for more than two decades. READ MORE

February 09, 2021

USDA maintains outlook for 2020-’21 corn use in ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe USDA maintained its forecast for 2020-’21 corn use in ethanol in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released Feb. 9. The outlook for corn exports was increased, while the forecast for ending stocks was reduced. READ MORE

February 09, 2021

UNICA data shows growth in corn ethanol production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released new data that shows the country’s corn ethanol production continues to grow. Ethanol exports and sales of ethanol for use in sanitizing and industrial applications are also up. READ MORE

February 02, 2021

IRFA: Biofuels continue to have positive impact on Iowa’s economy

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerA new study released Feb. 2 finds biofuels continue to have a significant positive impact on Iowa’s economy, but recent market challenges reduced the job and household income impacts of ethanol and biodiesel production in the state. READ MORE

January 28, 2021

Corn use for fuel ethanol at 432 million bushels in November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, CoproductsThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for January, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol was at 432 million bushels in November, down from both the previous month and November 2019. READ MORE

January 27, 2021

Biden’s climate crisis order addresses biobased fuels, products

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyPresident Biden on Jan. 27 issued an executive order that aims to tackle the climate crisis, create jobs and restore scientific integrity across the federal government. The order addresses the production and sourcing of biobased products and fuels. READ MORE

January 26, 2021

ADM predicts improved ethanol supply-demand balance

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyADM discussed the status of its ethanol operations during a Q4 earnings call held Jan. 26. While ethanol margins are low, the company expects the supply-demand balance to improve through increased exports to China and industry reconfiguration. READ MORE

January 26, 2021

Sugar Valley Energy announces sugarcane production program

BY California Ethanol + Power Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessCalifornia Ethanol + Power announced it will engage with the local Imperial Valley farming communities to secure formal commitments to grow the first 20,000 acres of sugarcane feedstock for Sugar Valley Energy, a planned low-carbon ethanol plant. READ MORE

January 21, 2021

2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo moves to July

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBBI International has announced that the 2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the ethanol industry's largest conference, will be held July 13-15 in Minneapolis. The event was originally scheduled to be held in mid-June. READ MORE

January 18, 2021

CoBank: Ethanol industry continues to recover in Q4

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe ethanol sector continued to recover during the fourth quarter of 2020 with production levels up 3.5 percent when compared to the third quarter, according to a new quarterly report released by CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange on Jan. 14. READ MORE

January 14, 2021

USDA: Corn production up in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:FeedstocksThe USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released its 2020 Crop Production Annual Summary on Jan. 12, reporting that increased acreage and higher yields allowed corn to return to more typical production levels. READ MORE

January 12, 2021

WASDE: 2020-’21 outlook for corn use in ethanol lowered

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, BusinessThe USDA lowered its prediction for 2020-’21 corn use in ethanol in its latest WASDE report, released on Jan. 12. The forecasts for corn production, feed and residual use, exports, and ending stocks were also lowered. READ MORE

December 29, 2020

USDA expects no actions under Feedstock Flexibility Program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe USDA’s Commodity Credit Corp. announced on Dec. 23 that it does not expect to purchase and sell sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program for crop year 2020, which runs from Oct. 1, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2021. READ MORE

December 29, 2020

Corn use for fuel ethanol at 433 million bushels in October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for December, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol production reached 433 million bushels in October, up from the previous month, but down from October 2019. READ MORE

December 22, 2020

CoBank: 2021 outlook for ethanol is stable but guarded

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessCoBank on Dec. 17 issued a report on the year ahead, predicting the 2021 outlook for ethanol is stable but guarded, with considerable growth and margin opportunities favoring ethanol coproducts versus fuel. READ MORE