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July 10, 2018

EIA maintains short-term ethanol production forecast in July STEO

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the July edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its June production that ethanol production will average 1.04 million barrels per day in both 2018 and 2019. READ MORE

July 09, 2018

Growth Energy: American drivers pass 5 billion miles on E15

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyGrowth Energy announced July 9 that American drivers have logged 5 billion miles on E15. The latest milestone was reached in the midst of Reid vapor pressure (RVP) restrictions on the sale E15 fuel across most of the country. READ MORE

July 06, 2018

UNICA: Ethanol sales set new record during first half of June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that mills in the south-central region of the country sold a record 1.41 billion liters (372.48 million gallons) of ethanol during the first half of June. READ MORE

July 06, 2018

Export Exchange 2018 scheduled for October 22-24

BY U.S. Grains Council, Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe USGC, the RFA and Growth Energy encourage U.S. suppliers of coarse grains and coproducts, industry representatives and members of the grain trade to register now for Export Exchange 2018, scheduled for October 22-24, 2018, in Minneapolis. READ MORE

July 06, 2018

USGC: Mission to Japan turns US ethanol opportunity into sales

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council explored the potential for increased exports of U.S. ethanol under Japan’s new energy policy as part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture agricultural trade mission to the country in June. READ MORE

July 05, 2018

USGC: Trade school empowers corn state leaders to talk trade

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyNearly 50 corn state leaders convened in St. Louis, Missouri, in June to arm themselves with the knowledge and skills needed to advocate for trade at and event conducted by the U.S. Grains Council and the National Corn Growers Association. READ MORE

June 28, 2018

USGC: Market development takes center stage

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyDespite dizzying headlines and potential trade disruptions caused by the threats of tariffs and retaliations between the U.S. and its trading partners, the U.S. Grains Council remains unwavering in its commitment to enabling trade across the globe. READ MORE

June 26, 2018

European ethanol sets new high level for greenhouse gas savings

BY ePURE Found In:Markets, BusinessEuropean renewable ethanol delivered an average of more than 70 percent greenhouse-gas savings compared to fossil fuels in 2017, according to new certified data from European ethanol producers. READ MORE

June 26, 2018

Opinion: Octane Overconfidence

BY Ron Lamberty Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE JULY ISSUE: American Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty lays out why oil refiners wouldn't use ethanol as a source of octane, under a high-octane fuel standard, without an RFS or RINs. READ MORE

June 26, 2018

In Depth: Zero to 10 Million in 5 years

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Slow to start and with fewer gallons than targeted through the Renewable Fuel Standard, cellulosic ethanol is showing signs of steady growth. READ MORE

June 26, 2018

In Depth: Sweet-Spot Search

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Cellulose molecules are more complex than starch molecules, so employing the proper enzymes in cellulosic ethanol production is vital. Optimization research is ongoing. READ MORE

June 26, 2018

Opinion: Greening the Canadian Transportation Sector

BY Jim Grey Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE JULY ISSUE: CEO of IGPC Ethanol Inc. and Chair of Renewable Industries Canada Jim Grey talks about how Canada is a good example of how biofuels can lead the way for greenhouse gas reductions. READ MORE

June 25, 2018

USGC: Decades of work built large, loyal markets in Japan, Taiwan

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, BusinessU.S. Grains Council leadership embarked on the annual Chairman’s Mission this month to recognize the importance of two markets that exemplify the success of long-term trading relationships—Japan and Taiwan. READ MORE

June 25, 2018

In Depth: A Shift in Power

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, BusinessFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Energy recycling technologies and changing market dynamics provide new options for electricity production, and revive opportunities for old ones. READ MORE

June 25, 2018

Opinion: Summer Driving Season

BY Emily Skor Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor discusses the limits of E15 during summer months and the steps being taken to offer the fuel year round. READ MORE

June 22, 2018

UNICA: Truckers’ strike impacts ethanol production, sales

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that a truckers’ strike severely impacted sugarcane processing activities during the second half of May. Only 32.38 million tons of sugarcane was processed during the two-week period. READ MORE

June 22, 2018

ACE addresses retail ethanol questions in Mexico

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyAmerican Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty returned to Mexico this week for the third time this year to speak at a meeting of Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers in León about selling E10. READ MORE

June 20, 2018

Brazil’s senate approves bill to alter how ethanol is distributed

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe Brazilian senate has approved a legislative proposal that aims to allow ethanol producers to sell fuel directly to gas stations by a vote of 47 to two. UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has spoken out against the proposal. READ MORE

June 20, 2018

Growth Energy: Prime the Pump success driving ethanol demand

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, BusinessMore than 2,800 retail sites will offer E15 by 2021, generating approximately 350 million new ethanol gallons annually, according to a one-pager released June 20 by Growth Energy. The report touts the immense success of E15 and Prime the Pump. READ MORE

June 19, 2018

EPA approves isobutanol fuel registration filed by Butamax

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has issued a letter of notification to Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC registering isobutanol as a fuel additive for blending into gasoline at levels up to 16 percent. The approval could lead to more widespread blending of the biofuel. READ MORE

June 19, 2018

USGC outlines market development strategy in submission to USDA

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council recently submitted the organization’s operational blueprint, known as the Unified Export Strategy, to the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. Through the UES, the Council applies for matching funding from USDA programs. READ MORE

June 15, 2018

EIA maintains 2018, 2019 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, BusinessThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the June edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its May prediction that ethanol production will average 1.04 million barrels per day in 2018 and 2019. READ MORE

June 15, 2018

BASF invests in carbon recycling company LanzaTech

BY BASF Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessBASF Venture Capital GmbH has announced plans to invest in LanzaTech. Using special microbes, LanzaTech has developed a technology for gas fermentation that first enables ethanol to be produced from residual gases. READ MORE

June 14, 2018

EU reaches deal on REDII, sets new goals for renewables

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyOn June 14, negotiators from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council reached a deal on a revised Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) that sets new targets for renewables. READ MORE

June 14, 2018

USGC: Brazilian, US representatives discuss RenovaBio

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyRepresentatives from Brazil discussed the development and implementation of RenovaBio, Brazil’s new biofuels policy, during meetings in Washington, D.C. with the U.S. Grains Council, the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the USDA. READ MORE

June 13, 2018

Senate ag committee restores 2018 Farm Bill Energy Title funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Senate ag committee has approved its version of the 2018 Farm Bill with bipartisan support. The legislation includes an amendment offered by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., that restores mandatory funding to Farm Bill Energy Title programs. READ MORE

June 13, 2018

RFA, Paul Teutul Jr. team up on ethanol-fueled motorcycle

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessThe Renewable Fuels Association and master motorcycle designer Paul Teutul, Jr. have teamed up to prove ethanol fuel blends work in high performance motorcycles. Teutul’s latest bike, commissioned for the RFA, runs on E85. READ MORE

June 12, 2018

FEW general session focuses on RVP and RIN waivers

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyA panel of industry leaders discussed Reid vapor pressure (RVP) relief and small refiner exemptions during the general session of the 2018 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo in Omaha on June 12. READ MORE

June 12, 2018

Skor to FEW: Battles ahead are tough, but we can win

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyGrowth Energy CEO Emily Skor delivered the keynote address at the 2018 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in Omaha, telling attendees that no other industry can hold a candle to the pace of growth of the ethanol industry. READ MORE

June 12, 2018

FEW recognizes Moore, Walker for contributions to fuel ethanol

BY Tim Albrecht and Erin Voegele Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyKristin Moore and Graeme Walker were recognized June 12 for their contributions to ethanol industry during the 2018 Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo in Omaha. Moore was presented with the High-Octane Award and Walker received the Award of Excellence. READ MORE