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June 13, 2017

Biofuel groups urge support for legislation benefiting E15 sales

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyA group of 28 biofuel producers and trade associations recently sent a letter to members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, urging them to support a bill that extends the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to E15. READ MORE

June 13, 2017

Poll: Motorcycle owners are confident in fueling decisions

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyGrowth Energy has released a survey showing that motorcyclists in the U.S. are extremely confident in selecting the fuel that meets their needs at the pump, and satisfied with the performance of their fuel, including regular unleaded blends of E10. READ MORE

June 12, 2017

Senate hearing scheduled on bill to extend RVP waiver to E15

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works is scheduled to hold a full committee hearing June 14 on legislation that aims to extend the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to gasoline blends containing more than 10 percent ethanol. READ MORE

June 12, 2017

Poll: Small engine owners power up on ethanol blends

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyGrowth Energy released a new survey showing that U.S. small engine owners are pleased with the performance of their fuel and find it easy to pick the best option, including regular unleaded blends of 10 percent ethanol (E10). READ MORE

June 08, 2017

European ethanol achieves higher GHG savings in 2016

BY ePURE Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyEuropean renewable ethanol delivered an average of more than 66 percent greenhouse gas (GHG) savings over fossil petrol in 2016, according to new certified data from European ethanol producers. READ MORE

June 07, 2017

RFA analysis: RFS has been ‘tremendous success’ since adoption

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyMore than a decade after the original Renewable Fuel Standard was signed into law, tremendous progress has been made toward its goals of energy security, clean air and boosting local economies, according to the Renewable Fuels Association. READ MORE

June 06, 2017

Abengoa completes sale of European ethanol business

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessAbengoa S.A. has completed the sale of its European ethanol business to a company controlled by Trilantic Europe, a private equity fund. According to Abengoa, the transaction includes four ethanol plants and a company that manages grain purchases. READ MORE

June 01, 2017

June 1 marks beginning of RVP control season limiting E15 sales

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyJune 1 marks the beginning of the U.S. EPA’s summer ozone control season, which prevents E15 from being sold in more than two-thirds of U.S. gasoline markets through Sept. 15. READ MORE

June 01, 2017

USGC: US DDGS markets diversify, keep exports steady

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyDespite market challenges, the latest USDA trade data show exports of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) have remained steady due to attractive prices, available supply and market development efforts by the U.S. Grains Council. READ MORE

June 01, 2017

IRFA: 3 eastern Iowa stations add E15

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessRenewable fuels are more accessible than ever in Eastern Iowa. Three stations in Davenport and Conesville recently added E15 to their selection of fuels. READ MORE

May 31, 2017

UNICA reports delays in sugarcane harvesting

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced mills in the south-central region of Brazil processed 38.46 million tons of sugarcane during the first half of May, down 3.1 percent when compared to the same period of last year. READ MORE

May 31, 2017

GRFA: Ethanol production does not drive food prices

BY Global Renewable Fuels Alliance Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe Global Renewable Fuels Alliance has released a chart showing opposite trends in the UN FAO Food Price Index and world fuel ethanol production since 2008, demonstrating clearly that ethanol production is not a main driver of global food prices. READ MORE

May 31, 2017

Ethanol activities highlight importance of policy’s role in trade

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyRecent U.S. Grains Council activities in South Korea and Vietnam aimed to provide insights on ethanol policy development with a role for trade and share information on the various benefits of increased ethanol use. READ MORE

May 30, 2017

USTR seeks comments, schedules hearing on NAFTA renegotiation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has opened a comment period and schedule a hearing to gain public input on its plan to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada. READ MORE

May 30, 2017

IRFA: Kwik Star aggressively rolls out E15 locations in Iowa

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessKwik Star recently added E15 to 17 of its Iowa locations, securing its position as the 2nd largest retailer of E15 in Iowa. According to the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, Iowa now has 121 E15 fueling locations. READ MORE

May 30, 2017

Opinion: The Easter Bunny and the ‘Blend Wall’

BY Bob Dinneen Found In:Markets, PolicyThe Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO shares key findings from the organization's analysis of EIA data regarding ethanol blending in this View from the Hill column that appears in the June print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 26, 2017

DOE announces biomass committee meeting, solicits members

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy recently announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee and has published a notice soliciting nominations for new members. READ MORE

May 26, 2017

Opinion: Racing Professionals Help Educate Professionals

BY Emily Skor Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyIn this month's Drive column, Growth Energy's CEO outlines the partnership with racing professionals to demonstrate why ethanol is a good choice for powering engines and the planet. The column appears in the June print issue. READ MORE

May 25, 2017

Florida city fuels municipal fleet with E85

BY Protec Fuel Management LLC Found In:Markets, BusinessProtec Fuel Management LLC recently completed a project to enable the city of Hollywood, Florida, to run flex-fuel capable vehicles on cleaner-burning E85. Hollywood is the first municipality in south Florida to fuel its fleet with E85. READ MORE

May 25, 2017

Opinion: More Than One Way to Skin a Cat

BY Ron Lamberty Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyACE's senior vice president writes about the irony of the big chains adopting E15 because of the success of the small retailers in the Grassroots Voice column in EPM's June print edition. READ MORE

May 24, 2017

Trump’s proposed budget includes cuts to EPA, DOE and USDA

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyPresident Donald Trump has released his proposed budget for fiscal year (FY) 2018, which includes $3.6 trillion in cuts. According to the White House, the reductions are the most proposed by any president. READ MORE

May 24, 2017

RFA launching ‘Ethanol Days of Summer’ contest to report prices

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessBeginning on Memorial Day, the Renewable Fuels Association is launching an “Ethanol Days of Summer” contest, allowing both retailers and consumers to report the price posted for E85 and other ethanol blends. READ MORE

May 24, 2017

American drivers surpass 1 billion miles on E15

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyAccording to Growth Energy’s ongoing analysis of fuel sales and consumption data reported by major gasoline retailers, drivers across the United States have logged more than 1 billion miles on E15. READ MORE

May 24, 2017

Opinion: Free Trade Needed to Maximize Biofuels’ Benefit

BY Bliss Baker Found In:Markets, PolicyThe president of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance makes the case for ethanol in meeting climate mitigation goals in the Global Scene column for the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 23, 2017

Branstad confirmed as ambassador, Reynolds to become governor

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Senate has confirmed Iowa. Gov. Terry Branstad as the next U.S. ambassador to China. Branstad will resign as governor on May 24 and immediately be sworn in as ambassador, with Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds to be sworn in as Iowa governor. READ MORE

May 23, 2017

Gevo’s isobutanol cleared for use in on-road vehicles in Arizona

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyGevo Inc. recently announced that a bill signed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will let gas stations sell isobutanol-blended gasoline for on-road vehicles, enabling higher performing finished fuels with renewable content for drivers in the state. READ MORE

May 23, 2017

Opinion: We Need a Disruption to Grow

BY Dave VanderGriend Found In:Markets, PolicyThe Clearing the Air column in June's print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine invites readers to hear from the experts at an FEW panel on unnecessary barriers to ethanol blending. READ MORE

May 22, 2017

IRFA: Decorah home to Iowa’s 104th E15 station

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessWhen Decorah, Iowa, residents fuel up at the local Decorah Mart, they now have the opportunity to choose high-performance, earth-friendly E15. The station is the first in Decorah to offer E15 and E85. READ MORE

May 22, 2017

In Depth: KnipBio’s Microbe Technology Creates Better Fish Feed

BY Debbie Sniderman Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessCompany develops new use for ethanol in producing aquaculture feed. This new technology feature appears in the June print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 19, 2017

USGC: KFC Malaysia testing US DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyNobody does chicken like KFC. And U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) are a healthy, cost-effective and culturally-appropriate feed ingredient for those chickens and others produced in Malaysia. READ MORE