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July 09, 2019

EIA lowers ethanol production forecast for 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has slightly lowered its forecast for 2019 ethanol production but is maintaining its outlook for 2020 production, according to the July edition of the EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook. READ MORE

July 08, 2019

USDA: May ethanol, distillers grain exports up from 2018

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe USDA Foreign Agricultural Service released updated export data July 3, reporting that the U.S. exported nearly 99.61 million gallons of ethanol and approximately 1.02 million tons of distillers grains in May. READ MORE

July 05, 2019

EPA proposes 2020 RVOs, 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has proposed to require 20.04 billion gallons of renewable fuels to be blended into the U.S. fuel supply next year, up from 19.92 billion gallons in 2019, according to a rulemaking released by the agency July 5. READ MORE

July 05, 2019

UNICA: Anhydrous ethanol production up in early June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessThe production of anhydrous ethanol was up at mills in the south-central region of Brazil during the first half of June. The production of hydrous ethanol, however, was down, according to UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association. READ MORE

July 03, 2019

CoBank: Ethanol margins to remain low in 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyA new report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division July 2 finds that operating margins for ethanol producers will likely remain weak for the remainder of 2019. The outlook for exports, however, is more optimistic. READ MORE

July 03, 2019

OPINION: Retailers and E15 infrastructure

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development at the Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe EPA recently removed a key regulatory barrier to year-round E15 sales. The Renewable Fuels Association is ready to assist retailers, marketers, terminal operators and others who want to take a serious look at offering the fuel blend. READ MORE

July 02, 2019

Trade deal opens EU to more ethanol imports from South America

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyA new trade agreement reached June between Mercosur, a South American trade bloc consisting of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, and the European Union is expected to impact ethanol producers in both regions. READ MORE

July 02, 2019

USGC bids fond farewell to Tom Sleight

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyTom Sleight, long-time USGC president and CEO, hands over the organization’s reins this week to Ryan LeGrand. His legacy includes a strong global team consciously built over decades to take on the challenges of a dynamic market development portfolio. READ MORE

July 02, 2019

USGC: Vietnam ethanol producer purchases equipment, US corn

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe sole ethanol producer in Vietnam is preparing to test U.S. corn as a feedstock with a hammer mill purchased during a mission to the United States in June. The mission is one part of the USGC's efforts to support the country's E5 mandate. READ MORE

June 25, 2019

Senators ask EPA to update ethanol science to improve trade

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyA bipartisan group of 11 senators sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler June 25 urging the agency to update an outdated environmental analysis on ethanol in order to improve foreign sales opportunities. READ MORE

June 20, 2019

Opinion: Dreaming of Data

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about EPM's 2019 salary survey, a look at Greenfield's biogas use, training initiatives for ethanol producers in Nebraska, and more. READ MORE

June 19, 2019

Report: E10 could save UK drivers £100 million in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyA reported released June 11 by the All Party Parliamentary Group for British Bioethanol found that the immediate introduction of E10 in the U.K. market could save drivers approximately £100 million ($126.44 million) in 2020. READ MORE

June 18, 2019

US exports 150 million gallons of ethanol in April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. exported more than 150 million gallons of ethanol and nearly 918,000 tons of distillers grains in April, according to data released by the USDA FAS on June 6. Exports of both products were down when compared to April 2018. READ MORE

June 17, 2019

Opinion: Queen for (75,000 Barrels or Less) a Day

BY Ron Lamberty Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Small refinery exemptions are helping the oil industry, hurting ethanol. READ MORE

June 14, 2019

UNICA: Hydrous ethanol sales set a record in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced sales of hydrous ethanol reached a record 2.05 billion liters (541.55 million gallons) in May, up 50.64 percent when compared to sales during the same month of last year. READ MORE

June 14, 2019

In Depth: Around the World

BY Brian Healy Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Several countries are making legislative changes that bode well for U.S. ethanol. READ MORE

June 11, 2019

American drivers reach 10 billion miles driven on E15

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerGrowth Energy announced that drivers across the United States have reached a new milestone, logging 10 billion miles on the road using E15. The news comes on the heels of the U.S. EPA’s approval of year-round sales of E15. READ MORE

June 05, 2019

OPINION: The road to securing E15 year-round

BY Alec Caso, communications association at Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy takes a look back on its efforts to pave the road for year-round E15 sales. Following a May 31 rule issued by the U.S. EPA, drivers across the U.S. have a choice to fuel up with the cleaner, more affordable fuel option all year long. READ MORE

June 05, 2019

German ethanol production down in 2018, consumption up

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, BusinessThe German Bioethanol Industry Association (Bundesverband der deutschen Bioethanolwirtschaft – BDBe) has reported ethanol production within the country fell last year. Sales of the fuel, however, were up. READ MORE

May 31, 2019

EPA finalizes E15 rule, steps back approach to RIN market reform

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe EPA released its final E15/RIN market reform rule May 31. The rule extends the RVP waiver to E15. It also includes reforms to the RIN market compliance system, although those changes are less severe than those originally proposed by the agency. READ MORE

May 31, 2019

Nebraska passes renewable fuels infrastructure bill

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerNebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts recently signed a bill creating a renewable infrastructure grant program. The bill creates a grant program to provide financial assistance to retailers who undertake projects to dispense and store E15 or higher blends. READ MORE

May 31, 2019

USGC: DDGS events aim to expand inclusion rates in South Korea

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe USGC is helping U.S. DDGS suppliers capture more market demand in South Korea through two events held in May that provided updated technical information to formulators, research and development staff and feed industry buyers. READ MORE

May 30, 2019

UNICA: Ethanol sales stay strong in early May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced sugarcane processing and ethanol production were both down during the first half of May. Sales of ethanol, however, remained strong. READ MORE

May 29, 2019

USGC: Ethanol represents fasting growing US agricultural export

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, BusinessA recent analysis by the U.S. Grains Council shows non-beverage ethanol has been the fastest growing U.S. agricultural export over the past decade by a significant margin, growing 13 percent year-over-year over the past 10 years. READ MORE

May 28, 2019

RFA holding third annual ‘Ethanol Days of Summer’ contest

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe RFA is sponsoring the "Ethanol Days of Summer" contest for the third consecutive year. The contest encourages consumers to submit pump prices for ethanol fuels to E85prices.com to be entered in a daily drawing for a $50 fuel gift card. READ MORE

May 23, 2019

ACE revisits Tijuana to discuss ethanol with fuel retailers

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerAmerican Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty recently returned to Tijuana,Mexico, to discuss ethanol with fuel retailers. The trip marks his 11th ethanol marketing workshop in Mexico over the past year and a half. READ MORE

May 21, 2019

Ricketts pumps E15, proclaims May as Renewable Fuels Month

BY Office of Gov. Pete Ricketts Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerOn May 17, Gov. Pete Ricketts proclaimed May as Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska during a ceremony a local fuel station. Following the official proclamation, the governor stepped up to the pump to fill customers’ tanks with E15. READ MORE

May 21, 2019

CARB: Cleaner fuels offset 3 billion gallons of diesel under LCFS

BY California Air Resources Board Found In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyNew 2018 data from the California Air Resources Board indicates that, to date, the state's LCFS has replaced 3.3 billion gallons of diesel with cleaner fuels. The data also shows fuel producers are in 100 percent compliance with the LCFS. READ MORE

May 17, 2019

In Depth: All For One

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: The American Coalition for Ethanol’s annual Washington, D.C., fly-in attracts participants from all sectors affected by ethanol to spend an afternoon lobbying for the industry. READ MORE

May 17, 2019

CropEnergies: 2018-’19 results impacted by low ethanol prices

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessCropEnergies AG has released financial results for its 2018-’19 financial year, reporting earnings were impacted by low ethanol prices and high input costs. Moving forward, the company expects prices to remain volatile, but improve slightly. READ MORE