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May 18, 2018

House votes down 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn May 18, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 198 to 213 to defeat the 2018 Farm Bill. One day prior to the vote, members of the House defeated a proposed amendment by a vote of 75 to 340 that would have repealed the Farm Bill’s Energy Title. READ MORE

May 18, 2018

US ethanol exports continue to rise

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. has exported almost 1 billion gallons of ethanol seven months into the 2017/18 marketing year, up 15 percent compared to the last marketing year, according to the U.S. Grains Council. READ MORE

May 18, 2018

USGC hosts nutritionist in South Korea to show value of US DDGS

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. Grains Council hosted Jerry Shurson, swine nutritionist with the University of Minnesota, in South Korea last month. The meeting provided expert consultation on the economic and nutritional benefits of U.S. DDGS. READ MORE

May 17, 2018

ACE CEO delivers keynote at Indiana Ethanol Forum

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe American Coalition for Ethanol CEO Brian Jennings is keynoting the 2018 Indiana Ethanol Forum May 17 in Indianapolis, Indiana, providing a state of the industry update to those in attendance and sharing what ACE is doing to expand market access. READ MORE

May 16, 2018

Bunge files for IPO of Brazilian sugar milling business

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessOn May 15, Bunge Ltd. announced it filed a registration request with the Brazilian Securities Commission for a potential initial public offering (IPO) of its sugar milling business in Brazil, which produces both sugar and ethanol. READ MORE

May 15, 2018

RFA: E85 usage by federal fleets doubles from 2010 to 2016

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessA Renewable Fuels Association analysis of recently released U.S. Energy Information Administration data shows that federally-regulated fleets more than doubled their usage of E85 and other flex fuels between 2010 and 2016. READ MORE

May 14, 2018

ACE congratulates Petro Serve USA on new E15 location

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, BusinessAmerican Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty spoke at Petro Serve USA’s grand opening of its facility in Valley City, North Dakota, May 11 to congratulate the company on offering more consumers E15 and higher ethanol blends. READ MORE

May 11, 2018

EIA revises 2018, 2019 ethanol production forecasts in May STEO

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the May edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, slightly altering its ethanol production forecasts for 2018 and 2019. READ MORE

May 11, 2018

USGC helps expand export potential for DDGS, ethanol to Ecuador

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyIn Ecuador, the USGC is successfully helping swine and poultry producers improve their feed formulations using U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and is exploring how U.S. ethanol can help the country meet its blend mandate. READ MORE

May 09, 2018

Pacific Ethanol reports improving margins

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessPacific Ethanol Inc. released first quarter 2018 financial results on May 8, reporting improved margins and an increase in total ethanol gallons sold. Net sales were also up for the quarter. READ MORE

May 09, 2018

Bright future for both ethanol and EVs, Dinneen tells Congress

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyElectric vehicles can play a complementary and synergistic role with ethanol-based, high-octane liquid fuels, providing American drivers with even greater choice and better environmental performance in the future, according to the RFA. READ MORE

May 08, 2018

Trump to allow year-round E15 sales, attach RINs to exports

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyPresident Donald Trump hosted a meeting May 8 on the RFS at the White House. During the meeting, attendees agreed to allow year-round sales of E15, to abandon plans to pursue a price cap on RINs, and to allow RINs to be assigned to exported biofuels. READ MORE

May 07, 2018

Green Plains: Margins improving in second quarter

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessOn May 7, Green Plains Inc. released first quarter 2018 financial results, providing an overview of company operations and announcing plans to implement Fluid Quip’s patented high-protein technology. READ MORE

May 07, 2018

Growth Energy’s retail partners call on Trump for RVP relief

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyE15 retailers from across the country are urging President Trump to ensure the Environmental Protection Agency follows through on his commitment to allow fuel containing 15 percent ethanol to be sold year-round. READ MORE

May 07, 2018

Retailers ask Trump to allow year-round sales of E15

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyToday fuel retailers offering E15 in 11 states sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to immediately instruct the EPA to follow through on his pledge to allow year-round sales of E15 before summer restrictions begin on June 1. READ MORE

May 07, 2018

Growth Energy presses for White House leadership on biofuels

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyAn open letter to President Trump in Monday’s editions of the New York Times, New York Post, and Wall Street Journal urges the president to “unleash rural growth by cutting the red tape holding back homegrown energy.” READ MORE

May 04, 2018

UNICA: Ethanol production up in first half of April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced mills in the south-central region produced significantly more ethanol during the first two weeks of the new harvest season when compared to the same period of the previous season. READ MORE

May 04, 2018

Iowa legislature approves funding for state blender pump program

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyOn May 2, the Iowa Legislature voted to secure another year of funding for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program—a move that will spur economic activity across the state and support Iowa farmers. READ MORE

May 02, 2018

Growth Energy ad campaign rallies Midwest behind E15 fix

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyA new radio ad launched May 2 by Growth Energy reminds listeners across the heartland that it’s “make or break time” for the rural economy. The radio spot encourages listeners to call on President Trump to lift restrictions limiting E15 sales. READ MORE

May 02, 2018

EIA: US exported a record amount of fuel ethanol in 2017

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. exported nearly 1.4 billion gallons of fuel ethanol in 2017, surpassing the previous record of 1.2 billion gallons set in 2011. U.S. imports of ethanol in 2017 increased compared with 2016 but remained relatively small at 77 million gallons. READ MORE

May 01, 2018

ADM: Current blending economics for ethanol favorable

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessOn May 1, Archer Daniels Midland Co. released first quarter 2018 financial results, reporting that earnings for the company’s bioproducts segment were down when compared to the same period of last year due to weak ethanol margins. READ MORE

May 01, 2018

RFA: Ethanol saves consumers money at the pump

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessEthanol is helping to offset higher gasoline prices, and 10 percent ethanol blends (E10) alone could save consumers at least $39 billion this year, according to an analysis released by the Renewable Fuels Association. READ MORE

May 01, 2018

Biofuels key to success of Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard

BY Renewable Industries Canada Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyCanada’s two largest biofuels stakeholders—Renewable Industries Canada and Advanced Biofuels Canada—released the results of a new study April 30 on the economic impact of Canada’s upcoming Clean Fuel Standard. READ MORE

April 30, 2018

Senators urge EPA to allow year-round E15 sales

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyA group of senators sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt April 30 outlining the benefits of year-round E15 sales. The letter follows remarks made by President Donald Trump on April 12 in support of a year-round waiver for E15. READ MORE

April 24, 2018

Opinion: Crafting Coproducts

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE MAY ISSUE: Editor in Chief Tom Bryan previews the magazine, including feature articles about coproducts, carbon capture, dryer safety, and a preview of the upcoming International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. READ MORE

April 24, 2018

ACE returns to Mexico to address ethanol retail questions

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, BusinessAmerican Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty recently traveled to Mexico to speak at a meeting of Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers in Monterrey about switching over a station to offer E10 for the first time. READ MORE

April 23, 2018

UNICA: Ethanol production up nearly 2 percent in 2017-2018 season

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released final data for the 2017-2018 harvest, which ended March 31. The data shows ethanol production was up despite lower volumes of sugarcane processing. READ MORE

April 23, 2018

In Depth: Enhanced Oilfield Opportunities

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyFROM THE MAY ISSUE: The amended 45Q tax credit makes selling carbon dioxide for enhanced oil recovery a viable strategy for some ethanol plants. With an interconnected pipeline infrastructure, the opportunity grows. READ MORE

April 23, 2018

Opinion: Ethanol is Embraced Beyond US Borders

BY Emily Skor Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE MAY ISSUE: Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor focuses on worldwide ethanol demand and acceptance in this month's column. READ MORE

April 20, 2018

Opinion: Europe’s Renewables ‘Multipliers’ Only Subtract

BY Emmanuel Desplechin Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE MAY ISSUE: ePure's Emmanuel Desplechin writes his column about Europe's renewables policies and the loopholes that reduce their impact. READ MORE