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January 03, 2018

Agenda for technical sessions of 2018 IBCE released

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyBBI International recently announced the agenda for the technical sessions of the 11th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, North America’s largest and fastest growing biomass conference, taking place April 16-18 in Atlanta, Georgia. READ MORE

January 02, 2018

Brazil establishes national biofuels policy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyBrazilian President Michel Temer has approved legislation creating RenovaBio, a new national biofuels policy. The law was published in the official federal gazette of Brazil on Dec. 26. The Brazilian Senate approved the bill on Dec. 12. READ MORE

January 02, 2018

Minnesota continues as leader in alternative fuel in 2017

BY American Lung Association in Minnesota Found In:Markets, BusinessMinnesota again led the region in the growth and use of cleaner alternatives to traditional petroleum fuels last year, according to the American Lung Association in Minnesota. In 2017, 40 new E85 stations opened throughout the state. READ MORE

December 29, 2017

Bolivia plans E10 mandate in 2018

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyBolivia announced a plan this week to implement an ethanol blend mandate for gasoline in 2018. The mandate would begin at a 10 percent blend and increase as the industry increases production capacity in Bolivia. READ MORE

December 27, 2017

USGC explores potential for ethanol use in Indonesia, Thailand

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyRepresentatives from the U.S. Grains Council recently traveled to Indonesia and Thailand to visit with ministry and industry officials and gain a better understanding of the opportunities for and challenges to expanded ethanol use in both markets. READ MORE

December 26, 2017

Iowa supermarket adds E15 fuel location

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Markets, BusinessHy-Vee Inc., a chain of supermarkets throughout the Midwest, now offers E15 at five locations across its eight-state region. The Hy-Vee store located at 3120 Agency Street in Burlington, Iowa, is the latest to offer the fuel option. READ MORE

December 21, 2017

CropEnergies releases third quarter financial report

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Markets, BusinessCropEnergies, a leading European manufacturer of ethanol, released its third quarter financial report Dec. 15. The company saw an operating profit of 12 million euros ($14.3 million), down from 18 million euros during the same quarter of last year. READ MORE

December 20, 2017

UNICA: Ethanol production up in late November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently released production data for the last two weeks of November, reporting that sales of ethanol increased while the rate of sugarcane milling slowed. READ MORE

December 20, 2017

USGC: Corn harvest, DDGS roadshow garners record attendance

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessMore than 350 people attended a roadshow in Southeast Asia highlighting new-crop U.S. corn and distillers dried grains with solubles and offering a sneak-peak at information from the U.S. Grains Council’s forthcoming report on corn harvest quality. READ MORE

December 20, 2017

Opinion: A Leap into the New Year

BY Lisa Gibson Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: Managing Editor Lisa Gibson previews this edition of the magazine, including features focusing on RINs, risk management and the year ahead. READ MORE

December 20, 2017

In Depth: Inside Insight

BY Lisa Gibson Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: To kick off the new year, we rounded up a few experts to discuss five main industry topics: exports, policy, production, finance and technology. Find out what they said. READ MORE

December 19, 2017

Opinion: Delivering ‘Big League’

BY Emily Skor Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor looks back on 2017. READ MORE

December 19, 2017

Japan to accept US corn ethanol

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyJapan is likely to finalize a determination in January 2018 that will allow the use of U.S. ethanol in the production of bio-ethyl tert-butyl ether. The final decision will be followed by a period of public comment. READ MORE

December 19, 2017

Brazil’s Senate passes bill creating a national biofuels policy

BY Ron Kotrba Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyBrazil's Senate approved a bill Dec. 12 creating a national biofuels policy, RenovaBio, to increase use of biodiesel and ethanol, in addition to other biofuels, to improve the nation's energy security and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. READ MORE

December 19, 2017

In Depth: Assuring RIN Validity

BY Susanne Retka Schill Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: For some biodiesel, cellulosic and biogas fuel producers, EPA’s quality assurance program is virtually a requirement. Corn ethanol has gotten a pass, but that could change as the industry diversifies. READ MORE

December 18, 2017

In Depth: People, Processes and Playing the Market

BY Lisa Gibson Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: Ethanol plants have a few options when it comes to protecting their margins. The main ones fall into three categories: technology, commodities and personnel/insurance. READ MORE

December 15, 2017

Opinion: Summary of Accomplishments

BY Brian Jennings Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: American Coalition for Ethanol Executive Vice President Brian Jennings recaps the organization's successes in 2017. READ MORE

December 14, 2017

EIA revises 2018 ethanol production forecast in latest STEO

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released its Short-Term Energy Outlook for December, maintaining its 2017 ethanol production forecast, but slightly lowering its production forecast for 2018. READ MORE

December 14, 2017

Canada releases Clean Fuel Standard framework

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Markets, PolicyEnvironment and Climate Change Canada released the preliminary Clean Fuel Standard regulatory framework Dec. 13, according to a press release from non-profit Renewable Industries Canada. READ MORE

December 05, 2017

Growth Energy educates drivers about green holiday fuel choices

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, BusinessAs drivers across the country hit the road during this busy holiday travel season, Growth Energy is launching a digital advertising campaign in E15 markets to educate drivers about the clean, high-performance fueling option that can save money. READ MORE

December 01, 2017

UNICA: Ethanol production, sales up during first half of November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released production data for the first half of November, reporting more than 57 percent of the sugarcane processed went to ethanol production. READ MORE

December 01, 2017

USGC finds new buyer of US DDGS in Ecuador

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyEcuador’s imports of U.S. DDGS increased 296 percent year-over-year to 22,200 metric tons in 2016/2017, the direct result of the U.S. Grains Council’s work to introduce the feed grains coproduct to the nation’s livestock sector. READ MORE

November 30, 2017

Ontario proposes increased blend mandate

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyOntario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has released a proposal to update the province’s Ethanol in Gasoline Regulation, increasing the blending mandate from 5 to 10 percent by 2020. READ MORE

November 30, 2017

USGC, NCGA reiterate support for trade in South Korea, Mexico

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyLeaders of the U.S. Grains Council and National Corn Growers Association recently traveled to South Korea and Mexico to engage with customers and officials during a period of policy uncertainty in the U.S. corn industry’s No. 1 and No. 3 markets. READ MORE

November 30, 2017

EPA finalizes 2018 RFS RVOs, 2019 RVO for biomass-based diesel

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has finalized the 2018 RFS RVO at 19.29 billion gallons of renewable fuel, including 288 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel, 2.1 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel, and 4.29 billion gallons of advanced biofuel. READ MORE

November 29, 2017

USGC: US DDGS exports to Vietnam resume

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyShipping containers containing 7,850 metric tons of U.S. DDGS arrived into the Port of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, between Oct. 25 and Nov. 10. The shipments were among the first orders filled since the country lifted its suspension of DDGS imports. READ MORE

November 29, 2017

Deadline to submit IBCE presentations ideas set for Dec. 1

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe deadline for submitting speaker abstracts for the 11th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo is end of day Dec. 1. The event is set to take place April 16-18 at the Cobb Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia. READ MORE

November 28, 2017

USGC: Chinese, US delegations discuss fuel ethanol during forum

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyDelegates from U.S. and Chinese government agencies, biofuels companies and research institutes discussed fuel ethanol production, use and policy during the recent Sino-U.S. Advanced Biofuels Forum in Arlington, Virginia. READ MORE

November 28, 2017

European Parliament sets stage for a battle over biofuels

BY ePURE Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe report adopted Nov. 28 by the European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee sets the stage for a real clash with EU Member States over how to decarbonize transport, according to ePURE. READ MORE

November 20, 2017

USGC, USDA explore future of ethanol exports to India

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Operations, Markets, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council recently participated in a USDA agricultural trade mission to India, led by new Undersecretary of Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney. READ MORE