Markets

March 11, 2019

Pennsylvania retail chain adds more E15

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Policy, RetailerStores like Rutter’s, a Pennsylvania-based convenience store chain, have added the fuel despite the uncertainty surrounding year-round sales. READ MORE

March 08, 2019

UNICA: Ethanol sales up in first half of February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced ethanol sales were up during the first half of February. The increase is primarily attributed to significantly higher domestic sales of hydrous ethanol. READ MORE

March 08, 2019

RFA: 2018 distillers grains exports are second-highest on record

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessU.S. exports of distillers grains (DG) were the second-highest on record in 2018, totaling 11.88 million metric tons (MMT), according to a summary of 2018 ethanol co-product trade data published by the Renewable Fuels Association. READ MORE

March 07, 2019

UK: New labels to identify ethanol, biodiesel content of fuel

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department for Transport recently announced new labeling requirements that aim to help motorists identify the correct fuel for their needs while informing them of the biofuel content of both gasoline and diesel. READ MORE

March 07, 2019

ACE, retailers talk opportunities to increase E15 at NEB forum

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty participated on a panel at Nebraska Ethanol Board’s 2019 Emerging Issues Forum with retailers about the opportunities and practical considerations to increase E15 and higher ethanol blends. READ MORE

March 07, 2019

New RFA report summarizes 2018 ethanol export statistics

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe Renewable Fuels Association has released a 10-page report summarizing 2018 ethanol export and import data and highlighting key facts and trends related to global ethanol trade. READ MORE

March 06, 2019

US ethanol exports set new record in 2018 at 1.7 billion gallons

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessU.S. ethanol exports reached a record 1.7 billion gallons in 2018, according to data released by the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service on March 6. When compared to 2017, ethanol exports increased by 23 percent. READ MORE

March 05, 2019

EPA delivers E15/RIN reform rule to OMB for review

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerOn March 4, the U.S. EPA delivered its proposed E15/RIN reform rule 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

March 05, 2019

Infrastructure investments drive growth in preblended E15

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, RetailerGrowth Energy recently announced American motorists have driven over 7 billion miles on E15. That continued demand has had an impact on the market, said Mike O’Brien, Growth Energy’s vice president of market development. READ MORE

March 05, 2019

OPINION: Terminal availability of E15 grows as RVP relief nears

BY Robert White, vice president of industry relations at the Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerGROWMARK Energy recently announced an expansion of its E15 terminal availability, but cautioned it will stop offering the fuel blend at its terminals on May 1 unless the EPA signals RVP relief will be in place before June 1. READ MORE

March 01, 2019

CropEnergies to restart UK ethanol plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyEuropean ethanol producer CropEnergies has announced plans to resume ethanol production at its facility in Wilton, U.K., starting in March. The company said the facility will initially run at reduced capacity to supply orders from British customers. READ MORE

February 28, 2019

Minnesota sees record E15 sales in 2018

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, RetailerStatistics released by the Minnesota Department of Commerce show that demand for E15 in the state remains strong, despite the current summertime ban of the fuel. Approximately 59 million gallons of E15 were sold in the state last year. READ MORE

February 25, 2019

ACE returns to Mexico, continues work with service station owners

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerAmerican Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty recently traveled to Mérida, Mexico, for the first ethanol technical information forum held in 2019 for Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers. READ MORE

February 22, 2019

UNICA: Hydrous ethanol sales set new record in January

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced mills in the country’s south-central region reported selling a record 1.83 billion liters (483.43 million gallons) of hydrous ethanol in January. READ MORE

February 21, 2019

RFA releases 3 videos aimed at educating consumers

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe RFA has released three new educational videos that will help the public learn more about the advantages of using more renewable fuels like ethanol. The videos focus on the production process, renewable fuel benefits, and use by motorcycle riders. READ MORE

February 21, 2019

Opinion: Clarification and Education

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about the enhancement of yeast for ethanol production,ethanol and corn education initiatives, a biofilm-fighting success story, and more. READ MORE

February 20, 2019

Opinion: Ethanol’s Global Growth

BY Craig Willis Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: North and South America, as well as Asia,are strong markets for ethanol. READ MORE

February 20, 2019

In Depth: Planting The Seeds

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Agricultural organizations in Kansas and Ohio have programs aimed at ethanol education, training teachers and even providing funding to ensure the knowledge is passed on to students. READ MORE

February 19, 2019

Ethanol industry boosts Minnesota’s economy by $2.3 billion

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessMinnesota’s ethanol industry contributed $2.31 billion to the state’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018, according to a new study completed by ABF Economics and released by the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association. READ MORE

February 19, 2019

USGC: First shipment of DDGS made to Vietnam under new protocols

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, CoproductsUSGC Regional Director for Southeast Asia Manuel Sanchez and USGC Vietnam Country Representative Tran Trong Nghia witnessed the first bulk shipment of DDGS made to Vietnam under new fumigation protocols as it was discharged in January. READ MORE

February 19, 2019

Opinion: Campaigning on Climate

BY Andrea Kent Found In:Markets, Policy, RetailerFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Ethanol is the right choice for Canada's environmental goals READ MORE

February 18, 2019

Randy Ives honored With USGC Lifetime Achievement Award

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyRandy Ives—a longtime agribusiness delegate to theUSGC and a key figure in the organization’s development of DDGS and ethanol market development programs—was honored last week with the Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award. READ MORE

February 18, 2019

Opinion: Will 2019 Finally be The Year of E15?

BY Ron Lamberty Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Correcting misconceptions about E15 to gain wider adoption. READ MORE

February 15, 2019

Study reveals positive impact of Nebraska’s ethanol indstury

BY Nebraska Ethanol Board Found In:Markets, BusinessA recent impact study by University of Nebraska-Lincoln economists reveals Nebraska’s ethanol production capacity increased by 23 percent since 2014, and continues to be a significant driver of economic impact for the state. READ MORE

February 14, 2019

Durbin asks Wheeler to commit to finalizing E15 rule by June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerSen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., is urging the U.S. EPA to finalize a rule to allow year-round sales of E15. Due to the delay created by the recent government shutdown, he said he is concerned with the agency’s ability to complete the rule by this summer. READ MORE

February 14, 2019

Sleight to retire as USGC president and CEO

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessTom Sleight, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Grains Council since 2012, will retire in the summer following the appointment of his successor, the Council announced at the organization’s meeting this week in Cartagena, Colombia. READ MORE

February 13, 2019

EIA increases 2020 ethanol production forecast in February STEO

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the February edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its previous forecast for 2019 ethanol production, but slightly increasing the production forecast for 2020. READ MORE

February 12, 2019

Cooper discusses industry achievements, 2019 goals at NEC

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyGeoff Cooper, president and CEO of the RFA, addressed attendees of the National Ethanol Conference in Orlando, and outlined RFA’s goals for the coming year, which include advocating for the RFS and and a high-octane fuel standard. READ MORE

February 11, 2019

Green Plains considers selling up to 3 additional ethanol plants

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessOn Feb. 11, Green Plains Inc. released fourth quarter 2018 financial results, reporting net income attributable to the company of $53.5 million, or $1.13 per diluted share. The company also indicated it could sell additional ethanol plants this year. READ MORE

February 08, 2019

USGC Chart of Note: Sales to Korea since KORUS have set records

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyAccording to the USGC, South Korea has been buying U.S. grains in all forms at explosive rates since KORUS went into effect in 2012. Since that time, Korea has set or broken sales records for purchases of ethanol, DDGS, corn and sorghum. READ MORE