Markets

May 14, 2019

Petition urging automakers to make more FFVs seeks signatures

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerA grassroots effort is underway to help convince automakers to continue to produce FFVs. To date, nearly 750 people have signed an online petition. Organizers of the effort are hoping to grow that number to at least 10,000. READ MORE

May 14, 2019

In Depth: Running on Refuse

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Enerkem is producing methanol and ethanol at its Edmonton, Alberta, plant, diverting up to 24 percent of the city’s landfill waste. The company has partners for another project in the Netherlands. READ MORE

May 13, 2019

In Depth: Feedstock Flexibility

BY Matt Thompson Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Beyond Enerkem, a few companies around the world are looking to feedstocks outside of corn to produce cellulosic ethanol. READ MORE

May 10, 2019

USDA: March ethanol, DDGS exports up from prior month

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, BusinessThe USDA Foreign Agriculture Service released updated export data on May 9 reporting that the U.S. exported approximately 140 million gallons of ethanol in March, along with 956,828 tons of distillers grains. READ MORE

May 10, 2019

In Depth: Opportunities in High-Protein Feed

BY Mallorie F. Wilken Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: The market is growing and ethanol can play an important role, providing diversified revenue streams. READ MORE

May 09, 2019

EIA reduces 2019, 2020 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe EIA released the latest edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook May 7 reducing its forecasts for 2019 and 2020 ethanol production. The agency now predicts ethanol production will average 1.03 million barrels per day in 2019. READ MORE

May 09, 2019

In Depth: The Case for a Credit

BY Steffen Mueller and Sam Rushing Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Ethanol plants contribute up to 40 percent of merchant carbon dioxide, reducing emissions from fermentation while providing a crucial product. READ MORE

May 08, 2019

UNICA: Data shows record setting 2018-’19 season for ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently released data confirming the country set new records for ethanol production, consumption and sales in 2018-’19. UNICA also released data on the first two weeks of the new harvest season. READ MORE

May 07, 2019

Representatives urge EPA to stop issuing SREs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyA bipartisan group of 35 representatives, led by Reps. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, and Adrian Smith, R-Neb., sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler May 7 urging the agency to stop issuing SREs to large or unqualified refiners. READ MORE

May 07, 2019

The Andersons: Profitable Q1 for ethanol, Element startup in Q3

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessPat Bowe, president and CEO of The Andersons, has announced a profitable first quarter 2019 for the company's ethanol group and confirmed its Element ethanol plant in Kansas is expected to be operational by the end of the year. READ MORE

May 06, 2019

Maine governor vetoes bill limiting ethanol blending

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyMaine Gov. Janet Mills vetoed legislation on May 2 that aimed to prohibit the sale of fuel blends containing more than 10 percent ethanol. The bill targeted the potential sale of E15, which is not yet available for retail purchase within the state. READ MORE

May 03, 2019

Katzen to design corn ethanol plant in Brazil

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessKatzen International Inc. announced April 29 it will design a new corn ethanol plant in the Mato Grosso region of Brazil. Construction on the 74 MMgy plant is underway, with startup expected in mid-2020. READ MORE

May 02, 2019

Growth Enegy: New Mexico becomes 31st state to offer E15

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerOn May 1, Growth Energy announced that New Mexico is the newest state to offer consumers greater choice at the fuel pump with the availability of E15—a fuel blended with 15 percent renewable ethanol. READ MORE

May 02, 2019

OPINION: E15 expansion

BY Mike O'Brien Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, RetailerGrowth Energy joined renewable fuel leaders at Royal Farms outside of Washington, D.C., to celebrate the launch of a sustainability initiative and the grand opening of the latest renewable fuel station in our capital. READ MORE

May 02, 2019

OPINION: Are we almost there?

BY Ron LambertyFound In:Operations, Markets, Policy, RetailerRon Lamberty, American Coalition for Ethanol, compares the path to widespread E15 use year-round to a summer family road trip. READ MORE

May 01, 2019

Eni, Fiat Chrysler develop new low-emission fuel

BY Eni S.p.A. Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, RetailerEni, an Italian energy company, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have partnered to create a new fuel, which Eni says has lower emissions and has a 15 percent methanol and 5 percent bio-ethanol content. READ MORE

May 01, 2019

USCG promotes US corn, coproducts in Saudi Arabia

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. Grains Council recently traveled to Saudi Arabia to promote U.S. corn and coproducts. USCG says Saudi Arabia is a growing market, due to its dairy and poultry industries, and imported more than 16 million gallons of U.S. ethanol last year. READ MORE

April 30, 2019

USGC: Mexico, Canada stay top markets

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyRecently released data from the USDA and the USGC show that Mexico and Canada remain strong markets for corn exports, and show benefits of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. READ MORE

April 29, 2019

EIA: US exports record volume of ethanol in 2018

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe United States exported 112,000 barrels per day (b/d) of fuel ethanol in 2018, surpassing the record high of 91,000 b/d set in 2017. At the same time, U.S. imports of fuel ethanol decreased about 30 percent in 2018 to less than 4,000 b/d. READ MORE

April 24, 2019

Novozymes reports drop Q1 bioenergy sales

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessNovozymes released first quarter 2019 financial results April 24, reporting a 4 percent drop in sales. Bioenergy sales were down 8 percent due primarily to weaker performance of the U.S. ethanol industry, which was impacted by flooding. READ MORE

April 23, 2019

Royal Farms, Protec Fuel open renewable fuel station

BY Protec Fuel Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerRoyal Farms and Protec Fuel Management LLC have announced the completion of the first phase in a sustainability initiative designed to offer customers renewable fuel options that save money and reduce pollution with E85 Flex Fuel and Regular 88. READ MORE

April 18, 2019

USDA: Ethanol, distillers grains exports down in February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, BusinessThe USDA Foreign Agricultural Service released updated export data on April 17, reporting that the U.S. exported approximately 113.82 million gallons of ethanol in February, down from both the previous month and February 2018. READ MORE

April 18, 2019

Opinion: Finding the Value

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyFROM THE MAY ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about a growing market for coproducts, how plants are capturing value from high-protein coproducts, and the ethanol lobby's message to the U.S. House, and more. READ MORE

April 18, 2019

In Depth: A Different Animal

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE MAY ISSUE: Ethanol producers are increasingly turning to a burgeoning aquaculture industry for another coproduct revenue stream. READ MORE

April 17, 2019

Opinion: Biofuels Education Critical to Ensuring Rural Growth

BY Kelly Manning Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE MAY ISSUE: Educating students key to rural development and growth. READ MORE

April 17, 2019

In Depth: The Daily Grind

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, Markets, CoproductsFROM THE MAY ISSUE: Low margins prompt plants to diversify coproduct streams, capturing value in efficiency. READ MORE

April 16, 2019

Opinion: When Will the EU ‘Get Real’ on Biofuels?

BY Emmanuel Desplechin Found In:Markets, PolicyFROM THE MAY ISSUE: European Union must embrace biofuels to achieve climate goals. READ MORE

April 15, 2019

UNICA: Ethanol production sets new record during 2018-’19 season

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released final data for the 2018-’19 crop season, which ended March 31. Ethanol production reached a record high during the season, despite a drop in the volume of sugarcane processed. READ MORE

April 15, 2019

USGC: Event identifies new market opportunities in Southeast Asia

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyMore than 1 million metric tons of corn and dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) were contracted in late March during the Ag Supply Chain Asia 2019 conference in the Philippines, according to the U.S. Grains Council. READ MORE

April 15, 2019

Opinion: Part of the Climate Solution

BY Brian Jennings Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFROM THE MAY ISSUE: Highlighting ethanol's role in reducing GHG emissions. READ MORE