Markets

September 04, 2019

Rex: South Dakota plant negatively impacted by corn availability

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyRex American Resources Corp. has released second quarter financial results, reporting continued challenging conditions for its ethanol operations. Production at the company’s South Dakota plant has been interrupted due to corn availability. READ MORE

September 03, 2019

Brazil raises quota on US ethanol to 750 million liters

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe government of Brazil announced Sept. 2 it has raised the quota on U.S. ethanol imports under the tariff rate quote (TRQ) to 750 million liters (198.13 million gallons), up from 600 million liters per year. READ MORE

August 29, 2019

Trump teases work on policy package to boost ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerPresident Donald Trump issued a tweet Aug. 29 suggesting his administration is working on a “giant package” to boost demand for ethanol. He did not indicate what the timeframe for the release of that package might be. READ MORE

August 29, 2019

UNICA: 630 million gallons of ethanol produced in early August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced ethanol production during the first half of August was up more than 20 percent when compared to the same period of last year. The volume of sugarcane milled was also up. READ MORE

August 23, 2019

USGC team explores ethanol potential for Latin America

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council organized a trade team in July to connect representatives from national refineries, ministries of energy and other key stakeholders in Latin America with U.S. refiners currently blending ethanol with gasoline. READ MORE

August 21, 2019

ACE conference highlights ethanol market developments

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyACE welcomed USGC CEO Ryan LeGrand as a keynote speaker during its 32nd annual conference last week in Omaha. USGC’s Stephan Wittig and Jorge Lerdo de Tejada also shared a Mexico specific update with conference attendees. READ MORE

August 20, 2019

Report: Canadian ethanol production, use forecast up in 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, BusinessA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of Canada’s biofuel industry and the country’s changing biofuels policy framework. READ MORE

August 16, 2019

UNICA: Sales of hydrous ethanol up in July

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, FeedstocksUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced the volume of sugarcane processed was up during the second half of July. Sugar production was down, while ethanol production was up slightly from 2018. READ MORE

August 16, 2019

Retailers discuss E15, E85 at ACE conference

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, RetailerAmerican Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty moderated a fuel retailer panel at ACE’s annual conference in Omaha, Nebraska Aug. 16. On the panel were Mike Lewis of Pearson Fuels and Randy Gard of Bosselman Enterprises. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

ACE conference: USGC optimistic about future of ethanol exports

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe American Coalition for Ethanol kicked off its annual conference in Omaha Aug. 15. While there was some discussion of the state of the industry and the harm done by small refinery exemptions, there were also messages of optimism. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

RFA to Australia: Choose ethanol, not petroleum reserve

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyIn a letter sent today, the Renewable Fuels Association encouraged Australia’s energy minister to strongly consider U.S. ethanol imports as a cleaner, more affordable alternative to purchasing oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

Opinion: The Efficiency Issue

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about emissions control, pump design and technology, finances and risk management, and more. READ MORE

August 14, 2019

Report: India to use, produce a record volume of ethanol in 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, BusinessA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network shows the average ethanol blend rate in India is expected to reach a record 5.8 percent this year, up from a record of 4.1 percent in 2018. READ MORE

August 14, 2019

EIA maintains 2019, 2020 ethanol forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has maintained its forecasts for 2019 and 2020 ethanol production in its latest Short Term Energy Outlook, released Aug. 6. Short-term forecasts for ethanol consumption were also maintained. READ MORE

August 13, 2019

Growth Energy, GasBuddy launch Unleaded 88 on GasBuddy app

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerGrowth Energy and GasBuddy announced Aug. 13 that drivers across the nation can now take advantage of Unleaded 88’s affordable prices through GasBuddy’s database and app. The app tracks E15 prices at more than 1,800 retail locations. READ MORE

August 13, 2019

Opinion: Trans-Atlantic Trade-Offs

BY Emmanuel Desplechin Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: The EU's opportunity to grow European ethanol by aligning trade policy with its environmental goals. READ MORE

August 12, 2019

Report: China to fall short of E10 by 2020 goal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:MarketsA new report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network predicts China will miss its goal to implement E10 by 2020 by a wide margin, likely only achieving a blend rate of 3 to 3.5 percent in 2020. READ MORE

August 12, 2019

Opinion: What’s the Plan to Increase Ethanol Use?

BY Brian Jennings Found In:Markets, Policy, RetailerFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Low Carbon Octane Standard could be the way to increase ethanol use beyond E15. READ MORE

August 08, 2019

Aemetis cuts carbon score of Keyes ethanol plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyAemetis Inc. released second quarter financial results Aug. 8, reporting growth for its biodiesel business in India, outlining improvement projects underway at its corn ethanol plant, and discussing planned RNG and cellulosic ethanol production. READ MORE

August 08, 2019

RFA: E15 sales up, but SREs suppress expansion

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerData released Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Commerce prove that the marketplace is already responding to President Trump’s elimination of a decades-old regulatory barrier severely limiting the sale of E15 in the summertime. READ MORE

August 07, 2019

USDA: US ethanol exports reach 128.42 million gallons in June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. exported 128.42 million gallons of ethanol and 962,592 tons of distillers grain in June, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Aug. 2. Exports of both products were both down when compared to June 2018. READ MORE

August 07, 2019

Minnesota funds E15, E85 fuel infrastructure project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe Minnesota Department of Agriculture announced Aug. 6 funding for a bioenergy pilot plant and three biofuel blending infrastructure projects, including one that that focuses on E15 and E85 distribution. READ MORE

August 05, 2019

Report: EU ethanol consumption to increase in 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyA recent report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network discusses the current use of biofuels in the European Union and the potential for increased use in the future. READ MORE

August 05, 2019

USGC: Feeding trials in southeast Mexico expand US DDGS use

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessUtilizing Market Access Program and Agricultural Trade Program funds, the U.S. Grains Council’s Mexico office has invested in marketing U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) through strategic feeding trials in southeast Mexico. READ MORE

August 02, 2019

Pacific Ethanol reports Q2 margins up slightly

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessPacific Ethanol president and said the company's second quarter crush margin improved, but the industry is still suffering from oversupply. READ MORE

August 01, 2019

Opinion: Trips and Trump

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about Nebraska's importance to the ethanol industry, a review of the 2019 Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo, and more. READ MORE

August 01, 2019

Opinion: A Historic Day for the Ethanol Industry

BY Geoff Cooper Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: An inside look at President Trump's June visit to SIRE celebrating year-round E15. READ MORE

August 01, 2019

Opinion: Ethanol Improves Air Quality

BY Leticia Phillips Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: Nations around the globe need to follow Brazil, U.S.'s lead in ethanol adoption to lower GHG emissions. READ MORE

August 01, 2019

In Depth: Efficiency, Opportunities, Equipment

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: Finances, technology, streamlined processes and more take the stage at FEW 2019. READ MORE

August 01, 2019

In Depth: A 'Golden Triangle'

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: In Nebraska, ethanol, cattle and agriculture are intertwined, with major impacts on the state's economy. READ MORE