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October 16, 2017

In Depth: Loop Track Comeback

BY Keith Loria Found In:Operations, Markets, BusinessFROM THE NOVEMBER ISSUE: On-site rail loops at ethanol plants have regained some of their former popularity in the past year, increasing efficiency and market access. READ MORE

October 13, 2017

Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association rewards drivers who chose E15

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessThe Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association and KS95 FM teamed up Oct. 11 to reward drivers who chose E15 at the Holiday station on Centerville Road in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. READ MORE

October 11, 2017

EIA maintains 2017, 2018 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the October edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining the 2017 and 2018 ethanol production forecasts made in the September STEO. READ MORE

October 10, 2017

Growth Energy: More than 1,000 US fuel stations now offering E15

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, BusinessGrowth Energy announced that more than 1,000 fuel stations around the country are offering E15—a fuel with 15 percent ethanol—more than doubling the number of stations from the same time last year. READ MORE

October 09, 2017

ACE helps retailers ask EPA to level the playing field for FFVs

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe American Coalition for Ethanol is helping fuel marketers and retailers urge the U.S. EPA to use the midterm evaluation of the 2022-2025 model year vehicle emissions and efficiency standards to level the playing field for flex fuel vehicles. READ MORE

October 06, 2017

Ethanol groups comment on CAFE-GHG standards

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and American Coalition for Ethanol have all submitted public comments to U.S. EPA and National Highway Transportation Safety Administration stressing the benefits of high-octane ethanol fuels. READ MORE

October 06, 2017

UNICA: Ethanol production up in early September

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently released data for first half of September, reporting that mills in the south-central region produced more ethanol than sugar for the second two-week period. READ MORE

October 06, 2017

GRFA: IEA report highlights continued demand growth for biofuels

BY Global Renewable Fuels Alliance Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe Global Renewable Fuels Alliance has reacted to the International Energy Agency’s latest medium-term outlook on renewable energy by noting that once again projections are anticipating continued increased growth in demand for conventional biofuels. READ MORE

October 05, 2017

Energy Conference focuses on profitable energy independence

BY Huggins Consulting Group LLC Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessCompetitive landscape, innovative technologies and emerging energy policy were hot topics as a diverse group of nearly 150 thought leaders, industry representatives, researchers and suppliers convened at the Energy Conference in Iowa Sept. 11-13. READ MORE

October 03, 2017

ACE partners on EPA Smart Sectors program

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe American Coalition for Ethanol is participating in the U.S. EPA’s Smart Sectors program to provide a platform for collaboration with regulated sectors to help the agency develop forward-thinking ways to improve environmental outcomes. READ MORE

October 03, 2017

Gevo to supply jet fuel to Virgin Australia at Brisbane Airport

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. recently announced that it expects to supply its renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) to the Virgin Australia Group. The Virgin Australia Group will be responsible for coordinating the purchase, supply and blending of the ATJ . READ MORE

October 02, 2017

Hearing focuses on Farm Bill rural development, energy programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn Sept. 28, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry held a hearing on the 2018 Farm Bill focused on rural development and energy programs. The committee has now held nine hearings this year focused on Farm Bill development. READ MORE

October 02, 2017

Crappie Masters Tournament winners: Ethanol a factor in win

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessThe Crappie Masters Tournament Trail recently ended its 2017 season, crowning Missouri natives Phillip Haynes and Paul Alpers its National Championship winners. The Renewable Fuels Association was a co-title sponsor of the event. READ MORE

October 02, 2017

USGC: Canada top market for US feed grains, coproducts

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyCanada is a top trading partner for U.S. feed grains and coproducts like ethanol and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) thanks to geography and strong trade policy, according to the U.S. Grains Council. READ MORE

September 29, 2017

STB renews charter of RETAC, schedules Oct. 19 meeting

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe Surface Transportation Board has published notices announcing its intent to renew the charter of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee and scheduling the next meeting of the RETAC for Oct. 19. READ MORE

September 29, 2017

USGC: Marketing programs pay off for US coproducts in Turkey

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council has announced Turkey is the second largest buyer of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in the 2016-‘17 marketing year with 1.29 million metric tons of imports, nearly double the total from last marketing year. READ MORE

September 29, 2017

Nebraska Corn Board offers new flex fuel pump grant

BY Nebraska Corn Board Found In:Markets, BusinessThrough a grant program, the Nebraska Corn Board has announced it will award qualifying retailers up to $50,000 for installation of flex fuel pumps, other necessary equipment and hardware to offer higher blends of ethanol fuel. READ MORE

September 28, 2017

Skor responds to reports EPA may change policy on RINs, exports

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyGrowth Energy CEO Emily Skor is speaking out regarding emerging media reports of an effort by oil refiner Valero to encourage the U.S. EPA to attach renewable identification numbers (RINs) to exported biofuel, primarily corn-based ethanol. READ MORE

September 28, 2017

Ethanol industry ideal carbon source for advanced oil recovery

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessOccidental Petroleum Corp. injects about 1 billion cubic feet per day of carbon dioxide into oil reservoirs for enhanced oil recovery (EOR). That CO2 currently comes mostly from natural sources, but could come from ethanol plants in the future. READ MORE

September 27, 2017

BFC keynote addresses policy, technology, economy

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyGeoff Cooper, senior vice president of the Renewable Fuels Association discussed market trends and their effects on biofuels policies at the Biofuels Financial Conference Sept. 27 in Minneapolis, noting its tough to predict the future. READ MORE

September 27, 2017

ACE applauds Nebraska flex fuel station grand opening

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, BusinessThe American Coalition for Ethanol applauds the addition of a new flex fuel station in Nebraska offering ethanol-blended fuel options. The Blue Heron Renewable Flex Fuel Plaza is hosting a grand opening Sept. 28. READ MORE

September 26, 2017

ACE congratulates Jetz on addition of E15, E85 at second location

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, BusinessThe American Coalition for Ethanol congratulates Jetz Convenience Centers for the addition of new ethanol blender pumps at its station in Muskego, Wisconsin. A grand opening event was scheduled to take place Sept. 26. READ MORE

September 26, 2017

USGC: New Zealand triples US DDGS purchases

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyNew Zealand’s got milk—record amounts of milk production—and the country’s dairy industry is feeding triple the amount of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) year-over-year. READ MORE

September 25, 2017

USDA trade mission to Brazil aims to expand export opportunities

BY USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyDuring a U.S. Department of Agriculture trade mission to Brazil Sept. 25-29, leaders from 24 U.S. agribusinesses and trade organizations will explore opportunities to expand their agricultural exports and further develop their business relationships. READ MORE

September 21, 2017

UK proposes to increase biofuel obligations, cap crop-based fuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.K. Department for Transport has published proposals that aim to increase the amount of renewable fuel in the transportation energy mix and make several other changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation. READ MORE

September 21, 2017

MBA rewards E15 drivers in Minnesota

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessThe Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association and KS95 FM teamed up on Sept. 20 to reward drivers who fueled up with E15 (Unleaded Plus) at Bona Bros Minnoco in Fridley. Twelve drivers who switched to E15 were rewarded during the event. READ MORE

September 19, 2017

UNICA reports increased ethanol sales in late August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released data for the second half of August, reporting increased ethanol sales. Ethanol production during the second half of August was up 3.15 percent, with 1.77 billion liters manufactured. READ MORE

September 19, 2017

Renewable fuel standards can help Canada reduce GHG emissions

BY Conference Board of Canada Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyCanada's ethanol mandate has played a key role in reducing the carbon intensity in gasoline. Maintaining renewable fuel standards can be an integral part of Canada's transition to a low-carbon future, according to the Conference Board of Canada. READ MORE

September 19, 2017

ePURE: Europe’s ethanol industry produces low-carbon fuel

BY ePURE Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessEuropean renewable ethanol association (ePURE) members produced 5.2 billion liters of ethanol and 4 million metric tons of high-protein animal feed in 2016, according to new audited data released by the industry association. READ MORE

September 18, 2017

Senators ask Lighthizer to resolve Brazilian tariff issue

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyA bipartisan group of senators, led by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is calling on U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to work with the Brazilian government to end a recently reinstated tariff on ethanol imports. READ MORE