Markets

November 05, 2018

Growmark Energy offers pre-blended E15 at 6 terminals

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerThe Renewable Fuels Association has announced that Growmark Energy has started offering pre-blended E15 at its company-owned terminals in Amboy, Ashkum, and Petersburg, Illinois, Fort Dodge, Iowa, and St. Joseph, Missouri. READ MORE

November 02, 2018

UNICA: Ethanol production down slightly in early October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane association, has announced the volume of sugarcane processed during the first half of October was down when compared to the same period of last year. Production and sales of ethanol, however, remained relatively high. READ MORE

November 01, 2018

Pacific Ethanol provides update of plant improvement activities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyPacific Ethanol Inc. has released third quarter 2018 financial results, reporting reduce net sales and total gallons sold. During an investor call, the company provided an update of its plant improvement projects. READ MORE

October 30, 2018

DDGS sales to Turkey soar following USGC marketing programs

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyPromotion and market development for U.S. DDGS has been a mainstay of the U.S. Grains Council’s work for more than a decade, supporting a market of approximately 11 million metric tons exported annually for use in livestock feed. READ MORE

October 25, 2018

RFA hosts discussion to dispel E15 myths and misinformation

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Renewable Fuels Association held a panel discussion Oct. 25 to address concerns and misconceptions about E15. The panel included auto industry experts, attorneys, air quality experts and boating and small engine experts. READ MORE

October 25, 2018

Valero discusses ethanol acquisitions, E15 during investor call

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyValero Energy Corp. has released third quarter financial results, reporting lower operating income for its ethanol division. Overall, the company reported increased net income when compared to the same period of last year. READ MORE

October 24, 2018

Novozymes reports sales growth for bioenergy segment

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessOn Oct. 24, Novozymes released third quarter 2018 financial results, reporting a significant growth in sales for its bioenergy segment. The company said strong growth in demand for enzymes in the conventional biofuel market helped drive the increase. READ MORE

October 23, 2018

Export Exchange 2018 speakers highlight DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyUSDA and U.S. grains experts were laser focused on the outlook for U.S. corn and its coproducts—highlighting the importance of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS)—at Export Exchange 2018 in Minneapolis Oct. 23. READ MORE

October 22, 2018

CropEnergies announces plans to idle UK ethanol plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessOn Oct. 22, European ethanol producer CropEnergies AG announced plans to idle production at its Wilton, U.K.-based ethanol plant at the end of November due to difficult market conditions and falling ethanol prices. READ MORE

October 19, 2018

UNICA: Sales of anhydrous ethanol remain high in late September

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced the volume of sugarcane processed by mills in the south-central region of the country was down in late September. Sales of hydrous ethanol, however, remained high. READ MORE

October 19, 2018

Global grain buyers embark For Export Exchange 2018

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe first half of 21 U.S. Grains Council trade teams are already on the ground exploring U.S. farm country as global grain buyers and U.S. sellers are set to arrive in Minneapolis Oct. 22 for Export Exchange 2018. READ MORE

October 18, 2018

Event encourages biofuels program development in Central America

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, BusinessA recent seminar in Costa Rica planted seeds for further regional cooperation and biofuels policy development throughout Central America. Forty-eight attendees from Central America and the Dominican Republic attended the event. READ MORE

October 18, 2018

In Depth: Innovations in Biomass-Based Diesel

BY Susanne Retka Schill Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE NOVEMBER ISSUE: Renewable diesel and supercritical biodiesel address corn oil’s high FFA content in different ways. READ MORE

October 18, 2018

Opinion: Into November and Welcoming Winter

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE NOVEMBER ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about technologies used for producing coproducts, plant expansions, current ethanol construction projects, and more. READ MORE

October 17, 2018

USGC: Exports of ethanol, DDGS up in marketing year 2017-‘18

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessThe U.S. Grains Council has released final numbers for marketing year 2017-’18 exports. For the second year in a row, the U.S. has set a new record for exports of feed grains and coproducts, led by higher corn and ethanol shipments. READ MORE

October 17, 2018

Opinion: Improving Ethanol’s Outlook

BY Chris Bliley Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE NOVEMBER ISSUE: Fuel economy standards help make the case for midlevel ethanol blends. READ MORE

October 16, 2018

Cumberland Farms partners with Prime the Pump to sell E15

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerOct. 16, Growth Energy and Prime the Pump announced Cumberland Farms as the newest E15 retail partner to join the Prime the Pump program. Massachusetts-based Cumberland Farms will begin offering E15 at more than 120 of its stores. READ MORE

October 16, 2018

Opinion: How Lessons from Business Can Help Canada’s Climate Agenda

BY Andrea Kent Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE NOVEMBER ISSUE: Canada's business sector can help the country realize its climate goals. READ MORE

October 15, 2018

RFA to offer free E15 webinar

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Renewable Fuels Association has announced plans for a free webinar on Oct. 23 to discuss the recent proposal that will allow for year-round consumer access to 15 percent ethanol (E15). READ MORE

October 15, 2018

Opinion: Whose Customer Is It, Anyway?

BY Ron Lamberty Found In:Operations, Markets, BusinessFROM THE NOVEMBER ISSUE: Rob Lamberty of the American Coalition for Ethanol writes his column this month about marketing in the ethanol industry. READ MORE

October 12, 2018

New pump labels in EU provide clarity on biofuels content

BY Ron Kotrba Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe EU introduced a new, harmonized set of fuel labels Oct. 12 to give drivers better information on the suitability of fuels for their vehicles. The labels will help avoid misfueling and inform drivers, according to the European Commission. READ MORE

October 12, 2018

USGC: Ethanol summit sparks engagement on ethanol policy

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Grains Council hosted the first ever Ethanol Summit of the Americas in fall 2017, bringing together officials from more than 15 countries to discuss current and future opportunities for ethanol. The impact of the event is still paying off. READ MORE

October 11, 2018

Casey’s unveils partnership with Prime the Pump

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, RetailerCasey’s General Store has unveiled a partnership with Prime the Pump, a Growth Energy partner and nonprofit organization. Casey’s will expand its offering of E15 to potentially more than 500 of its locations over the next few years. READ MORE

October 09, 2018

EPA expected to begin rulemaking process to allow year-round E15

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerSupporters of the ethanol industry are speaking out to commend President Trump for his support of E15 and applaud news that the U.S. EPA is beginning a formal rulemaking process to allow year-round sales of E15. READ MORE

October 09, 2018

USGC: Global trading partners recognize ethanol’s benefits

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyEleven markets have announced significantly expanded or completely new national ethanol policies in the last year—a momentous shift toward global ethanol adoption, according to the U.S. Grains Council. READ MORE

October 08, 2018

IEA predicts growth in global ethanol production through 2023

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe International Energy Agency released its Renewables 2018 market analysis on Oct. 8, predicting that fuel ethanol will account for two-thirds of the worldwide growth in conventional biofuels between 2018 and 2023. READ MORE

October 04, 2018

Growth Energy asks congress to support year-round E15 in new ad

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy has released a new television ad stressing the vital role ethanol plays in rural America’s economy and asking Congress to support making E15 year-round a reality. READ MORE

October 04, 2018

USGC encourages use of US corn, DDGS for Alberta cattle

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, BusinessMore Canadian cattle feeders are well aware of the opportunity to feed U.S. corn and DDGS and are becoming more knowledgeable about pricing and logistics, in large part due to work completed by the U.S. Grains Council. READ MORE

October 03, 2018

UK consumption of liquid biofuels up during second quarter

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyNew data released by the U.K. government shows the country increased its overall consumption of liquid biofuels during the second quarter of 2018. Consumption of ethanol, however, was down slightly. READ MORE

October 03, 2018

USGC welcomes trade agreement between US, South Korea

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyLeaders from the United States and South Korea signed an updated United States-Republic of Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) on Sept. 24, a move welcomed by the U.S. Grains Council, a long-time partner with the Korean feed and livestock industries. READ MORE