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April 18, 2022

IEA predicts growth in global biofuel supply through 2026

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyThe IEA in March released a report predicting that global biofuels supply will reach 3.3 million barrels per day by 2026, up from 2.6 million barrels per day in 2020. The forecast was included in the IEA's Oil 2021 report. READ MORE

April 18, 2022

USGC, ethanol representatives visit Colombia

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyU.S. Grains Council Director of Global Ethanol Market Development Brian Healy and Juan Sebastian Diaz, Latin America regional ethanol consultant, visited Colombia in February to discuss the current state of the Colombian ethanol market. READ MORE

April 18, 2022

Opinion: More Biofuels Means Lower Gas Prices

BY Emily Skor Found In:Markets, Policy, RetailerOn both sides of the aisle, the message is clear: Americans need more homegrown biofuels to address rising gas prices and combat volatility in the global oil market. The ethanol industry is ready, and has the capacity to replace all Russian imports. READ MORE

April 14, 2022

National Carbon Capture Conference & Expo to be held Nov. 8-9

BY Carbon Capture Magazine Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerCarbon Capture Magazine's National Carbon Capture Conference & Expo will be held in Des Moines, Iowa at the Iowa Event Center on Nov. 8-9, 2022. Speaker presentation abstracts are being accepted through July 8. READ MORE

April 14, 2022

Senate bill aims to improve parity for renewable diesel, SAF

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicySens. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on April 7 introduced legislation that aims to improve data reporting for renewable diesel and SAF, incentivize their production, and eliminate unnecessary labeling regulations. READ MORE

April 13, 2022

USGC programs stabilize DDGS exports in Mexico

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, CoproductsIn 2020, pandemic restrictions prompted the U.S. Grains Council to redesign its promotion approach in Southeast Mexico because its DDGS feeding trials could not take place in person. The USGC utilized WhatsApp and Zoom meetings. READ MORE

April 12, 2022

Biden visits Poet plant to discuss emergency action on E15

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerPresident Joe Biden on April 12 visited Poet’s 150 MMgy ethanol plant in Menlo, Iowa, to discuss the U.S. EPA’s plan to issue an emergency waiver allowing E15 to be sold through the summer 2022 driving season. READ MORE

April 12, 2022

Biden: EPA to issue emergency waiver allowing summer E15 sales

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerPresident Joe Biden on April 12 announced that his administration will reinstate the ability to sell E15 this summer in an effort to reduce high fuel prices via a national emergency waiver that will be issued by the U.S. EPA. READ MORE

April 11, 2022

RFA campaign amplifies push for year-round E15

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerA new campaign by the Renewable Fuels Association encourages consumers to call on their elected officials for immediate action to allow the continued sale of E15—the lowest-cost, lowest-carbon fuel available at the pump—throughout the summer. READ MORE

April 11, 2022

STB to hold public hearing April 26-27 on rail service delays

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyThe STB on April 7 announced it will hold a public hearing on April 26-27 focused on recent rail service problems and recovery efforts involving several Class I carriers. Ethanol producers are among the groups currently impacted by rail delays. READ MORE

April 07, 2022

EPA denies 36 SREs, does not remedy demand destruction

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe EPA has denied the 36 SREs petitions for compliance year 2018 that were remanded by a recent court ruling. The 31 small refineries whose previously approved SREs were overturned will not need purchase or redeem additional RINs to meet 2018 RVOs. READ MORE

April 07, 2022

Regan: EPA is evaluating authority to allow summer E15 sales

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerU.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan confirmed the agency is currently evaluating what flexibilities it has to allow E15 sales during the summer driving season during an April 6 hearing held by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. READ MORE

April 07, 2022

USDA will distribute COVID relief funds to biofuel producers soon

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerUSDA Rural Development Under Secretary Xochitl Torres Small on April 6 confirmed the agency expects to distribute $700 million in COVID-19 relief funds for biofuel soon and said a new funding round for the HBIIP will open this spring. READ MORE

April 07, 2022

UNICA: Ethanol stocks sufficient as 2021-‘22 harvest season ends

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has reported that current levels of ethanol stocks are sufficient to meet domestic demand through the beginning of next sugarcane harvest season, which began April 1. READ MORE

April 06, 2022

OPINION: Support year-round E15 – even if you don’t sell E15

BY Ron Lamberty, chief marketing officer, American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerRon Lamberty, chief marketing officer at the American Coalition for Ethanol, explains why all fuel retailers should support the ability to sell E15 year-round, even if they don't currently offer the fuel blend. READ MORE

April 06, 2022

USDA: US exports 143 million gallons of ethanol in February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S exported 143.07 million gallons of ethanol and 870,844 metric tons of distillers grains in February, according to data released by the USDA on April 5. Exports of both products were up when compared to February 2021. READ MORE

April 06, 2022

RFA: E15 sales reach record levels in 2021

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerSales of E15 hit a record 814 million gallons in 2021, according to a new analysis from the RFA. The 2021 volume represented a 62 percent increase over the prior year and was nearly double pre-pandemic sales volumes in 2019. READ MORE

April 05, 2022

Iowa, Kansas petition EPA to issue emergency waiver for E15

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerIowa Attorney General Tom Miller and Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt on April 4 sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan asking the agency to use its emergency waiver authority to allow E15 sales this summer. READ MORE

April 05, 2022

OPINION: Fuel retailers join push for year-round E15

BY Robert White, vice president of industry relations, Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerAs the Russian attack on Ukraine continues with no end in sight, its impact on oil and fuel prices is clearly felt each time someone fuels up at the pump. RFA's Robert White explains that E15 can offer a solution, helping to reduce fuel prices. READ MORE

April 05, 2022

Growth Energy tells EPA biofuels can reduce aviation emissions

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyGrowth Energy submitted comments to the U.S. EPA on the agency’s PM emissions standards and test procedures for jet engines, and the role biofuels play in reducing PM and GHG emissions in mobile sources including the aviation sector. READ MORE

April 01, 2022

Iowa fuel retailers call for emergency action on E15

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerOn April 1, 22 E15 fuel retail companies representing over 230 station locations across Iowa sent a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan calling on the agency to exercise its emergency powers to allow year-round sales of E15. READ MORE

March 31, 2022

White House action on high fuel prices ignores E15

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe White House on March 31 announced a set of proposals that aim to address skyrocketing fuel costs caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The proposals overlook the potential of homegrown biofuels and focus primarily on increasing oil supplies. READ MORE

March 31, 2022

House members urge Biden to prioritize the use of biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Policy, RetailerA group of 29 Members of Congress, led by Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., on March 31 sent a letter to President Biden urging him to prioritize homegrown, renewable biofuels as a replacement for Russian energy sources. READ MORE

March 31, 2022

RFA: American voters support expanded use of E15

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThree in four American voters support expanding the availability of E15 as a way to replace petroleum imports from Russia, and more than 80 percent support increasing domestic renewable fuel production as a way to lower record-high gas prices. READ MORE

March 30, 2022

Researcher uses hydrous ethanol to reduce locomotive emissions

BY U.S. Department of Energy, Argonne National Laboratory Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyUsing hydrous ethanol as a dual fuel in internal combustion engines may help reduce greenhouse gases in the rail industry, according to a mechanical engineer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. READ MORE

March 28, 2022

Report: Canadian ethanol blend rate down slightly in 2021

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network shows that impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic continued to impact the Canadian ethanol industry through 2021. READ MORE

March 28, 2022

RFA: 2021 California E85 sales shatter previous record

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerSales of E85 flex fuel in California surged to a new record in 2021, jumping 55 percent over 2020 levels and nearly doubling since 2018, according to new data released by the California Air Resources Board. READ MORE

March 25, 2022

USGC’s efforts in Taiwan lead to increased DDGS sales

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessUsing Market Access Program funds, the U.S. Grains Council’s Taiwan office invested in marketing programs throughout 2020 to promote U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and increase overall purchases by Taiwanese buyers. READ MORE

March 24, 2022

Rex reports strong Q4, predicts more challenging Q1

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessRex American Resources released fiscal Q4 results on March 23, reporting a significant increase in sales revenue for the three-month period, but cautioning that high corn prices and other factors are likely to negatively impact 2022 results. READ MORE

March 24, 2022

UNICA: Corn ethanol production continues to grow

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has reported that domestic sales of hydrous ethanol were down in February while sales of anhydrous ethanol were up. Corn ethanol production remained strong. READ MORE