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June 23, 2020

USGC: Containerized shipping recovering from COVID-19 shortages

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessDue to heavy container traffic between the United States and Asia, 2020 has been a rollercoaster for containerized shipping following the outbreak of COVID-19 in January. Containerized grain shipment, however, have started to recover. READ MORE

June 19, 2020

CoBank: US ethanol industry will consolidate, diversify

BY CoBank Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessExcess production capacity and reduced demand will force the U.S. ethanol industry to transform its business model to create more value and improve its operational efficiency, according to a new report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange. READ MORE

June 17, 2020

Trump urged to ensure implementation of China trade agreement

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicySeveral biofuel producers and trade groups are among the nearly 200 organizations that sent a letter to President Trump on June 16 calling on him to ensure the continued implementation of the U.S.-China Phase One Trade Agreement. READ MORE

June 12, 2020

USGC: E10 flows into Mexico following educational effort

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFive railcars of U.S. gasoline pre-blended at an E10 rate arrived in Guadalajara in May 2020, a direct success of the USGC's collaboration with the Mexican Association of Service Station Providers to demonstrate the benefits of increased ethanol use. READ MORE

June 12, 2020

Opinion: Even When Hurt, Ethanol Producers Help

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyA roundup of the articles in the June issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine, including stories on hand sanitizer; the future of E30; carbon capture and storage; the CO2 market, ethanol's digital transformation and an alternative to CIP caustics. READ MORE

June 12, 2020

Opinion: Post-Pandemic Opportunities Emerge for Ethanol

BY Brian Healy Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerAs the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the U.S. Grains Council is working diligently to engage international stakeholders to convey the continued availability of U.S. ethanol. As travel restrictions ease, strategic in-country engagement will resume. READ MORE

June 11, 2020

Export Exchange 2020 postponed to 2021

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe hosts of Export Exchange have announced the planned 2020 event will be postponed until 2021 due to restrictions associated with the coronavirus. The event is now scheduled for Oct. 6-8, 2021, at the Loews Kansas City. READ MORE

June 11, 2020

USGC: Ethanol tariff reduction improves market access in Vietnam

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyA 5-percent point reduction on import tariffs for ethanol is expected to create opportunities for increased ethanol trade with Vietnam. According to the U.S. Grain Council, the Vietnam government aims to achieve a 10 percent ethanol blend mandate. READ MORE

June 10, 2020

BNDES launches credit program to aid Brazil’s ethanol producers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) on June 4 announced the launch of a credit program designed to help support the country’s ethanol industry, which is being negatively impacted by falling fuel demand resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

June 10, 2020

In Depth: Ethanol Plants Producing to Protect

BY Lisa Gibson Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. ethanol industry saw a shift during the pandemic, as many plants sold or donated ethanol to be used in hand sanitizer production. While the temporary market provided cash flow for some, helping the nation in a time of need motivated all. READ MORE

June 10, 2020

Opinion: A Defining Moment for Ethanol

BY Geoff Cooper Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThis spring, as the U.S. ethanol industry ratcheted back production by more than 45 percent, taking 8 billion gallons of capacity off line, it did anything but retreat from the COVID-19 crisis. It rose to the challenge, and stepped up to help. READ MORE

June 10, 2020

In Depth: CO2 Outlook: Consequences of the Crunch

BY Sam A. Rushing Found In:Markets, CoproductsAs the U.S. ethanol industry reduced production this spring, a vital supply of commercial and industrial carbon dioxide dwindled. It must return soon or buyers will be compelled to seek product from alternative sources, which could drive up prices. READ MORE

June 09, 2020

EIA slightly reduces forecasts for 2020, 2021 ethanol production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Energy Information Administration slightly reduced its forecasts for 2020 and 2021 ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, which was released on June 9. Forecasts for ethanol consumption were also revised down. READ MORE

June 08, 2020

Missouri biofuel entities now eligible for $200,000 grant

BY Missouri Department of Agriculture Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerOn June 4, the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority announced the creation of the Biofuel Infrastructure Program to increase the availability of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel in the Show-Me State. READ MORE

June 05, 2020

USDA: US exports of ethanol, distillers grains fall in April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe U.S. exported 99.38 million gallons of ethanol and 765,635 tons of distillers grains in April, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on June 4. Exports of both products were down. READ MORE

June 05, 2020

UNICA: Ethanol sales down more than 20%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced ethanol sales fell by more than 20 percent during the first half of May. Corn ethanol production, however, is up significantly when compared to 2019. READ MORE

June 05, 2020

Iowa legislature reauthorizes biofuel tax differentials

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Iowa legislature has reauthorized the Iowa biofuel tax differentials, helping boost biofuel demand and lower prices. the bill extends and modernizes fuel tax differentials for E15 and higher ethanol blends and B11 and higher biodiesel blends. READ MORE

June 01, 2020

Renewable energy advisory committee to meet June 4

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has announced the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee will hold a virtual meeting via WebEX on June 4. The meeting will be the final of REEEAC's current term. READ MORE

June 01, 2020

USGC: Indonesia removes ethanol ban

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyU.S. ethanol can now enter the Indonesian market by way of pre-blended fuel, following the recent removal of a ban on pre-blended product entering the country. This change creates a potential market of more than 200 million gallons. READ MORE

May 27, 2020

Oregon DEQ releases timeline for Clean Fuels Program expansion

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe Oregon Department of Environmental Quality on May 18 announced it has submitted detailed information to Gov. Kate Brown on how it plans to carry out her March 10 executive order that set a new goal for greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction. READ MORE

May 26, 2020

Ernst, Grassley urge FDA to clarify hand sanitizer guidelines

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicySens. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, sent a letter to the FDC on May 26 urging the agency to clarify its temporary policy for the manufacture of alcohol-based hand sanitizer products during the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

May 21, 2020

UNICA: April ethanol sales down nearly 30 percent

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently released data showing ethanol sales by mills in the country’s south-central region were down 29 percent in April. Sales in both domestic and export markets were down. READ MORE

May 21, 2020

ePURE: EU ethanol production is vital to ag, climate goals

BY ePURE Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyExperts agree that achieving the EU Green Deal will require a massive increase in bioenergy, so it is important that we rely on renewable energy sources that are sustainable, preserving Europe’s biodiversity and protecting its food security. READ MORE

May 20, 2020

Ethanol production increases by 8%, stocks fall by 2%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessU.S. ethanol production for the week ending May 15 was up nearly 8 percent while weekly ethanol ending stocks fell by more than 2 percent, according to data released on May 20 by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. READ MORE

May 19, 2020

ACE 2020 conference ‘Rising Up,’ moving to Aug. 25 with the FEW

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe American Coalition for Ethanol is pleased to announce its 33rd annual conference will be held in conjunction with the rescheduled International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo hosted by BBI International on Aug. 25, in Omaha, Nebraska. READ MORE

May 18, 2020

USGC demonstrates how CDO creates favorable pigmentation in eggs

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessIn Mexico, the U.S. Grains Council is working with poultry producers to examine how U.S. corn distillers oil (CDO) can help achieve the darker yellow egg yolk desired by consumers and boost the immune systems of the chickens that lay those eggs. READ MORE

May 15, 2020

RFA: Fuel demand begins recovery, poll finds support for biofuel

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyThe RFA on May 15 held a media call to discuss market impacts of COVID-19, recent polling results that show strong support for biofuels, the need for federal relief for biofuel producers, and barriers to hand sanitizer production. READ MORE

May 14, 2020

Agenda for Biodiesel Production Technology Summit released

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBBI International and Biodiesel Magazine are pleased to announce that the agenda for the Biodiesel Production Technology Summit, set to take place Aug. 24-26, 2020, in Omaha, Nebraska, has been released and is now available online. READ MORE

May 14, 2020

EPA’s anti-competitive limits on ethanol blending are illegal

BY Urban Air Initiative Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerAttorneys for a broad alliance of ethanol, agriculture and clean fuel organizations filed their opening brief arguing that EPA regulatory barriers that prevent ethanol from competing for greater market share are illegal, according to the UAI. READ MORE

May 13, 2020

LucasE3 announces agreement to build corn ethanol plant in Brazil

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, BusinessLucasE3 has announced an agreement with Brazil-based Maracajá Bioenergia to build a new corn ethanol plant in the northern region of the state of Mato Grosso near the municipality of Matupá. Construction is expected to start later this year. READ MORE