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January 06, 2022

USDA: US ethanol exports up in November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. exported 149.44 million gallons of ethanol and 1.02 million metric tons of distillers grains in November, according to data released by the USDA FAS on Jan. 6. Exports of both products were up when compared to the same period of 2020. READ MORE

January 05, 2022

Report: Japan’s ethanol blend level averages 1.8% in 2021

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, BusinessFuel ethanol consumption in Japan is expected to reach 823 million liters (217.41 million gallons) in 2021, down from 850 million liters in 2020, according to a report filed with the USDA FAS's Global Agricultural Information Network in December. READ MORE

January 04, 2022

USGC participates In OLADE’s Energy Week

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyCarlos Suárez, USGC regional ethanol consultant for Latin America, spoke about the economic and environmental benefits of ethanol blending during a panel at the Latin American Energy Organization’s (OLADE’s) Energy Week. READ MORE

January 04, 2022

UCF researchers develop ethanol fuel cells

BY Robert Wells, University of Central Florida Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessA new material developed by the University of Central Florida may one day mean people could be pouring a drink for their car. That’s because UCF researchers are developing an alcohol-based power source for cars and other technology. READ MORE

January 03, 2022

USDA awards fiscal year 2022 market development funds to USGC

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyUSDA FAS in December awarded fiscal year 2022 funding to more than 60 U.S. agricultural organizations to help expand commercial export markets for U.S. goods. The U.S. Grains Council was awarded more than $9.69 million to support its work. READ MORE

December 28, 2021

DOE issues new RFI on renewable fuel scale-up, demonstration

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe DOE is seeking input from biofuels producers and technology developers about their readiness to scale certain process technologies. The agency is also interested in learning how existing first-generation biofuel indsutries can be leveraged. READ MORE

December 28, 2021

RFA ends landmark 40th year growing even stronger

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe RFA closesd out its yearlong 40th anniversary celebration the final week of 2021. The organization welcomed more than 20 new members during the year. The RFA's anniversary activities also included a series of profiles and a video released at NEC. READ MORE

December 21, 2021

Growth Energy urges SCOTUS to review lower court’s E15 ruling

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court’s decision that vacated a U.S. EPA rule allowing year-round sales of E15 despite the U.S. Department of Justice’s recommendation that the court let the ruling stand. READ MORE

December 21, 2021

USGC promotes US ethanol at Seoul Mobility Show

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, BusinessTo convey the benefits of ethanol to government and industry stakeholders, the media and consumers, the U.S. Grains Council’s South Korea office participated in the Seoul Mobility Show from Nov. 25 – Dec. 5. READ MORE

December 21, 2021

USGC: US-Japan partnership on trade launched

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe United States and Japan recently announced the launching of a “partnership on trade” to continue to strengthen the alliance of the two nations through regular engagement on trade-related matters. READ MORE

December 20, 2021

In Depth: Wringing Out More Corn Oil

BY Holly JessenFound In:Operations, Markets, CoproductsWhile most ethanol producers aren’t actively pursuing DCO yields over 1.2 pounds per bushel, the pursuit of ultra-high, or even theoretical maximum yield, is as compelling as it is consequential. Both the process and the market must be considered. READ MORE

December 20, 2021

Opinion: ACE’s Low Carbon Strategy Pays Dividends

BY Brian Jennings Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyA new USDA program could soon establish the quantification and verification protocols necessary for long-awaited climate-smart farming incentives, which could begin to scale ethanol’s role in an increasingly decarbonized transportation sector. READ MORE

December 15, 2021

New Zealand to implement sustainable biofuels mandate

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, PolicyThe government of New Zealand on Dec. 15 announced plans to implement a sustainable biofuels mandate based on greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions beginning at a 1.2 percent GHG reduction in 2023 that could ramp up to 9 percent in 2035. READ MORE

December 15, 2021

RFA: More MY 2022 vehicles approved for E15, fewer FFVs

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerAccording to a new analysis of model-year 2022 vehicle owners’ manuals and warranty statements by the Renewable Fuels Association, nearly all new automobiles are explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use E15. READ MORE

December 13, 2021

Growth Energy: E15 ready to fuel 98% of US miles traveled

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy on Dec. 13 released a new report showcasing nearly universal compatibility with fuel blended with 15 percent ethanol (E15) among vehicles on the road today. The report was prepared by Air Improvement Resource Inc. READ MORE

December 08, 2021

USDA: US ethanol, distiller grains exports up in October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. exported 104.74 million gallons of ethanol and 1.06 million metric tons of distillers grain in October, according to data released by the USDA FAS on Dec. 7. Exports of both products were up when compared to the previous month. READ MORE

December 08, 2021

USGC: European trade mission promotes ethanol policy development

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyIn November, the U.S. Grains Council conducted an ethanol trade mission to Brussels and London to attend a global biofuels conference and follow-up on E10 deployment in the U.K. The team met with government officials, ethanol traders, and others. READ MORE

December 06, 2021

USDA announces $3.1 million in HBIIP awards

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe USDA on Dec. 3 awarded a combined $3.1 million to eight recipients under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Inventive Program, which aims to increase the sales and use of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel by expanding biofuels infrastructure. READ MORE

December 02, 2021

UNICA: Sugarcane processing down in early November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently released updated data showing both ethanol production and sales by mills in the south-central region of the country were down during the first half of November. READ MORE

December 02, 2021

Growth Energy: Oregon finalizes E15 rule

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy CEO Emily Skor on Dec. 2 applauded the State of Oregon for finalizing its rule to allow the sale of a 15 percent ethanol blend (E15) throughout the state. The rule will take effect in January 2022. READ MORE

December 02, 2021

ACE participates in OPIS LCFS and carbon markets workshop

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyACE consultant Jonathon Lehman spoke Dec. 2 on behalf of the organization on a panel entitled “Reducing Carbon Intensity in Renewable Fuels with Climate Smart Farming Practices” at a workshop in California. READ MORE

December 01, 2021

EIA improves biofuels reporting in Monthly Energy Review

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Energy Information Administration recently changed the way its reports biofuel data in its Monthly Energy Review. The agency now breaks down data into four categories, including ethanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel and other biofuels. READ MORE

December 01, 2021

OPINION: Helping retailers diversify to weather gas price debates

BY Robert White, vice president of industry relations, Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerRFA's Robert White explains how biofuel blends, such as E15, can help diversify fuel offerings while lowering fuel prices, and discusses federal efforts to provide funding and incentives for biofuel infrastructure and flex fuel vehicles. READ MORE

December 01, 2021

OPINION: Gain pricing flexibility with E15

BY Mike Lorenz, senior vice president of market development at Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerGrowth Energty's Mike Lorenz discusses how the addition of E15 can help fuel retialers stabilize and provide flexibility in volatile fuel markets. The fuel can help improve margins and drive more traffic to retail locations. READ MORE

November 29, 2021

REEEAC schedules meeting for Dec. 9

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 on Dec. 9. The event is open to the public, but registeration is required. READ MORE

November 29, 2021

OSU research advances ethanol fuel cell technology

BY Oregon State University Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessAlternative-energy research at Oregon State University is charting a path toward the mass adoption of clean cars powered by direct-ethanol fuel cells through the developmet of a catalyst that solves three key problems associated with DEFC. READ MORE

November 24, 2021

ABFC releases annual ‘Biofuels in Canada’ 2021 report

BY Advanced Biofuels Canada Found In:Markets, BusinessAdvanced Biofuels Canada announced the release of its fifth annual Biofuels in Canada 2021 (BIC) report, with full open-source access to Canadian market data for renewable, low-carbon, and conventional fuels. READ MORE

November 23, 2021

Biofuel groups welcome key provisions of Build Back Better Act

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy, NBB, NCGA, NFU and RFA sent a letter to leaders of the House and Senate ag committees on Nov. 22 expressing support for provisions of the Build Back Better Act that will benefit biofuel producers and the ag industry. READ MORE

November 23, 2021

Green Plains launches 2 monarch fueling station projects

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Markets, BusinessGreen Plains Inc. has announced plans to establish Monarch Fueling Stations on-site at its plants in Shenandoah and Superior, Iowa. The site in Shenandoah is 1.75 acres and seeding is expected to take place in the spring of 2022. READ MORE

November 22, 2021

FS announces construction of third corn ethanol plant in Brazil

BY FS Found In:Operations, Markets, BusinessFS has announced its expansion in Mato Grosso and the construction of its third corn ethanol plant, located in Primavera do Leste, Mato Grosso, Brazil. The 150 MMgy facilty is scheduled to begin commissioning in 2023. READ MORE