EU begins expiry review of anti-dumping measures for US ethanol

On Feb. 20, the European Union announced it is initiating an expiry review of anti-dumping measures on imports of U.S. ethanol. Current duties will remain in place during the European Commission’s investigation, which is expected to take 15 months.
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Letter asks EPA to take a fresh look at corn kernel fiber ethanol

Representatives of the cellulosic biofuels industry are asking the U.S. EPA to take a renewed look at commercial-ready cellulosic biofuels as the agency begins its work to develop proposed 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard RVOs.
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Blender pump legislation to go before SD senate committee

A new legislative bill to fund more ethanol blender pumps across South Dakota is set to go before the state Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee Thursday, Feb. 20. The bill is being proposed by Sen. Jason Frerichs.
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USDA releases 10-year forecasts for ethanol, biodiesel production

The USDA Economic Research Service has released updated 10-year agricultural projections through 2027. The report predicts ethanol production will increase for several years, before declining to 2016 levels toward the end of the projection period.
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The Andersons reports increased E85 sales

The Andersons Inc. has released fourth quarter financial results, reporting net income of $68.4 million, or $2.42 per diluted share, for the three-month period, up from $10.1 million, or 36 cents per share, during the fourth quarter of 2016.
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Expected drop in farm income highlights need for biofuels, RFS

The USDA’s February 2018 Farm Income Forecast predicts net farm income will decline by 6.7 percent this year. According to Growth Energy, the expected drop underscores the need for a strong Renewable Fuel Standard.
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Analysis: Lower RIN prices are coming without changes to the RFS

A University of Illinois analysis shows that conditions that caused high D6 RIN prices are changing rapidly and it is possible "...for D6 RINs prices to fall back their pre-2013 level of just a few cents without making any changes to the RFS."
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USGC assesses ethanol market potential in UAE, Pakistan

The U.S. Grains Council recently undertook a market assessment mission to the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan to analyze the ethanol demand potential in both countries and engage with policymakers and industrial officials.
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Stora Enso launches lignin product to replace oil-based phenol

Stora Enso has announced the launch of Lineo, a renewable replacement for oil-based phenolic materials which are used in resins for plywood, oriented strand board (OSB), laminated veneer lumber (LVL), paper lamination and insulation material.
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Growth Energy congratulates Austin Dillon on Daytona 500 win

On Feb. 18, American Ethanol driver and spokesperson Austin Dillon secured a historic Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win, driving the legendary No. 3 car to victory in the Daytona 500 at the Daytona International Speedway.
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Partners consider renewable methanol project in Rotterdam

A consortium of companies comprising Air Liquide, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, Enerkem and the Port of Rotterdam has signed a project development agreement covering initial investments in an advanced waste-to-chemistry facility in Rotterdam.
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Growth Energy: More biofuels vital to improving US energy outlook

Federal forecasts in the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s newly released Annual Energy Outlook 2018 (AEO2018) demonstrate a clear and growing need for U.S. biofuels says Chris Bliley, vice president of regulatory affairs at Growth Energy.
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USGC: Advisory teams engage on trade issues in Houston

Grain producers and agribusiness representatives met to help chart the operational course for the U.S. Grains Council during advisory team (A-team) meetings Feb. 13 in Houston, Texas. One A-team is dedicated to ethanol.
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Ethanol to aid engine efficiency improvements, emission reduction

The RFA has hailed the release of two studies by the Department of Energy that find ethanol-based high octane fuels can deliver substantial fuel economy improvements and emissions reductions when paired with optimized internal combustion engines.
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Meridian, Genarex partner on bio-additives for plastics

Meridian Waste Solutions Inc., an innovative technology and integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, recently announced a strategic partnership with Genarex FD LLC to develop a broader range of bio-additives for the plastics market.
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US ethanol export sales effort IBP ‘rousing success’ at RFA event

More than 150 business-to-business meetings between domestic ethanol producers and international buyers from five countries took place at the Renewable Fuels Association’s National Ethanol Conference in San Antonio.
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Ethanol industry makes significant contribution to the economy

The U.S. ethanol industry added nearly $44.4 billion to the nation’s gross domestic product and supported 358,779 jobs in 2017, according to a new study conducted by ABF Economics. The study was released Feb. 14 by the Renewable Fuels Association.
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Eco-Energy begins operations at ethanol unit train facility

Eco-Energy Distribution Services has announced the opened its ethanol unit train distribution facility in Charlotte, North Carolina. The facility is equipped to receive 96 tank cars via the CSX Railway.
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RFA releases 2018 Ethanol Industry Outlook, Pocket Guide

The Renewable Fuels Association released its 2018 Ethanol Industry Outlook and Pocket Guide to Ethanol at the 23rd Annual National Ethanol Conference. The outlook provides readers with statistics, insight and analysis on the latest ethanol facts.
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Sylvatex, Valicor announce joint development agreement

Sylvatex Inc. and Valicor Inc. have entered into a joint development agreement that will oversee the development, construction, and commercialization of Sylvatex’s MicroXTM technology to convert distillers corn oil into MicroXTM renewable blendstock.
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Gene improves plant growth and conversion to biofuels

A research team led by the University of Georgia has discovered that manipulation of the same gene in poplar trees and switchgrass produced plants that grow better and are more efficiently converted to biofuels.
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