June 20, 2018

Brazil’s senate approves bill to alter how ethanol is distributed

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe Brazilian senate has approved a legislative proposal that aims to allow ethanol producers to sell fuel directly to gas stations by a vote of 47 to two. UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has spoken out against the proposal. READ MORE

June 20, 2018

Growth Energy: Prime the Pump success driving ethanol demand

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, BusinessMore than 2,800 retail sites will offer E15 by 2021, generating approximately 350 million new ethanol gallons annually, according to a one-pager released June 20 by Growth Energy. The report touts the immense success of E15 and Prime the Pump. READ MORE

June 19, 2018

EPA approves isobutanol fuel registration filed by Butamax

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has issued a letter of notification to Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC registering isobutanol as a fuel additive for blending into gasoline at levels up to 16 percent. The approval could lead to more widespread blending of the biofuel. READ MORE

June 19, 2018

USGC outlines market development strategy in submission to USDA

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council recently submitted the organization’s operational blueprint, known as the Unified Export Strategy, to the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. Through the UES, the Council applies for matching funding from USDA programs. READ MORE

June 15, 2018

EIA maintains 2018, 2019 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the June edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its May prediction that ethanol production will average 1.04 million barrels per day in 2018 and 2019. READ MORE

June 15, 2018

BASF invests in carbon recycling company LanzaTech

BY BASF Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessBASF Venture Capital GmbH has announced plans to invest in LanzaTech. Using special microbes, LanzaTech has developed a technology for gas fermentation that first enables ethanol to be produced from residual gases. READ MORE

June 14, 2018

EU reaches deal on REDII, sets new goals for renewables

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyOn June 14, negotiators from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council reached a deal on a revised Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) that sets new targets for renewables. READ MORE

June 14, 2018

USGC: Brazilian, US representatives discuss RenovaBio

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyRepresentatives from Brazil discussed the development and implementation of RenovaBio, Brazil’s new biofuels policy, during meetings in Washington, D.C. with the U.S. Grains Council, the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the USDA. READ MORE

June 13, 2018

Senate ag committee restores 2018 Farm Bill Energy Title funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Senate ag committee has approved its version of the 2018 Farm Bill with bipartisan support. The legislation includes an amendment offered by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., that restores mandatory funding to Farm Bill Energy Title programs. READ MORE