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August 30, 2018

Report: Ethanol production in Brazil to increase 9% in 2018

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyA report recently filed with the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Network provides an update of Brazil’s biofuel industry, predicting the country’s ethanol production will reach 30.755 billion liters this year. READ MORE

August 30, 2018

ACE participates in fifth ethanol workshop in Mexico

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, BusinessAmerican Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty traveled to Xalapa last week for the fifth of seven technical ethanol workshops the U.S. Grains Council is holding for Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers. READ MORE

August 29, 2018

NCGA says USDA trade aid not enough, calls for RFS, E15 support

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe USDA has released details on the $12 billion in aid it previously announced would be provided to assist farmers who have been impacted by retaliatory tariffs. The NCGA said the plan will provide little relief to corn farmers. READ MORE

August 28, 2018

Growth Energy, Prime the Pump hold annual retreat for retailers

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, BusinessGrowth Energy recently welcomed the fuel industry’s leading independent E15 retailers at the fourth annual Prime the Pump retreat in Brainerd, Minnesota. The three-day event allowed attendees to share best practices for tackling industry challenges. READ MORE

August 27, 2018

EPA, NHTSA open 60-day comment period on SAFE Vehicles Rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyOn Aug. 24, the EPA and NHTSA published the SAFE Vehicles Rule in the Federal Register, officially opening a 60-day comment period on the proposed rule, which addresses the potential of high-octane fuels. READ MORE

August 24, 2018

USGC: Trade talks with key grains partners keep Washington busy

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyAs Washington, D.C., confronts the peak of its infamous August weather, trade talks have also heated up, with officials from Mexico, China and the European Union in town to meet with their counterparts. READ MORE

August 22, 2018

Red River Biorefinery breaks ground in North Dakota

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAn ethanol plant that will process sugar beet tailings, as well as potato and pasta processing waste held a groundbreaking ceremony Aug. 22, despite the fact that construction already has begun on the 11-acre site. READ MORE

August 22, 2018

USGC: Conference highlights burgeoning markets for US corn, DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyBuilding industry relationships and developing opportunities for U.S. agriculture in Southeast Asia were the goals of the 2018 Southeast Asia U.S. Agriculture Cooperators Conference in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, cosponsored by the USGC and others. READ MORE

August 21, 2018

ACE conference explores ethanol market prospects, fuel quality

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, BusinessFuture domestic and global demand opportunities for ethanol and the importance of ensuring its fuel quality as it travels within the U.S. and across the border dominated the first day of general session panels at the 31st annual ACE conference. READ MORE

August 17, 2018

In Depth: On the Brandwagon

BY Lisa Gibson Found In:Operations, Markets, BusinessFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Prime the Pump has branded E15 as Unleaded88, with a strategy in place to expand the name and pump design across the industry. READ MORE

August 17, 2018

UNICA: Sales of hydrous ethanol sets a new record

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane association, recently announced that sales of hydrous ethanol set a new record during the second half of July, reaching approximately 930.4 million liters (245.79 million gallons). READ MORE

August 17, 2018

EIA: 6 states account for majority of US fuel ethanol production

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration Found In:Operations, Markets, BusinessIowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana, and South Dakota accounted for 72 percent of U.S. fuel ethanol production in 2016, according to the most recent estimates from EIA’s State Energy Data System. READ MORE

August 17, 2018

Opinion: Branding and Policies, With a Little Production

BY Lisa Gibson Found In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the September issue, including features on E15 branding, corn oil extraction, regulations and safety. READ MORE

August 16, 2018

Opinion: RVP Season Ends, New Identity for E15 Begins

BY Emily Skor Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor praises the organization's Prime the Pump initiative and the work it's done to brand E15. READ MORE

August 15, 2018

Report discusses Colombia’s recent move to an E10 mandate

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network discusses Colombia’s recent decision to increase its biofuel blend mandate to 10 percent. READ MORE

August 15, 2018

Opinion: A Reality Check on Clean Mobility

BY Emmanuel Desplechin Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE: EPure's Emmanuel Desplechin emphasizes the important role ethanol must play in reducing Europe's transportation emissions. READ MORE

August 13, 2018

Pacific Ethanol discusses impact of trade barriers, EPA actions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyPacific Ethanol Inc. released second quarter financial results on Aug. 9, reporting a slight increase in net sales. The company also discussed how current trade barriers and the U.S. EPA’s administration of the RFS are impacting ethanol demand. READ MORE

August 07, 2018

EIA maintains 2018, 2019 ethanol production forecasts

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

August 07, 2018

USGC joins USDA trade mission to promote ethanol

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council and ethanol industry partners added an octane enhancer to the USDA’s Agricultural Trade Mission to Indonesia in July, led by USDA Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney. READ MORE

August 06, 2018

RFA: US ethanol exports on pace to shatter record

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyGovernment data released Aug. 3 show that U.S. ethanol exports through June stood at 927.7 million gallons (mg), up 33 percent from the first half of 2017 and on pace to shatter last year’s record of 1.38 billion gallons (bg). READ MORE

August 03, 2018

UNICA: New record set for bioweekly hydrous ethanol production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released sugarcane milling and ethanol production data for the first half of July, reporting ethanol production was up 26.24 percent when compared to the same period of last year. READ MORE

August 03, 2018

USGC explores potential ethanol demand in Chile and Argentina

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyIncreased global bioethanol use is only a well-constructed policy decision away in markets like Argentina and Chile. The USGC traveled to both countries in June to investigate their existing ethanol markets and discover how to boost demand. READ MORE

August 02, 2018

EPA, NHTSA address high-octane fuels in CAFE/GHG rulemaking

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyRepresentatives of the ethanol industry are applauding the U.S. EPA and U.S. DOT for addressing the potential of high-octane fuels in their proposed rule to set new fuel economy and tailpipe greenhouse gas standards for model year 2021-2026 vehicles. READ MORE

July 31, 2018

ADM releases Q2 results, discusses China’s impact on US ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessOn July 31, Archer Daniels Midland Co. released second quarter financial results, reporting strong overall net earnings, but lower results for the bioproducts segments, which includes ethanol. READ MORE

July 31, 2018

RFA partners with Buffalo Chip Campground at Sturgis

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, BusinessFor the tenth consecutive year, the Renewable Fuels Association is partnering with the Buffalo Chip Campground to host the 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, scheduled for Aug. 3-12 in Sturgis, South Dakota. READ MORE

July 26, 2018

Trump reiterates support for year-round E15 sales at Iowa event

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyPresident Trump indicated his administration is “very close” to implementing a Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver allowing for year-round sales of E15 at an event in Dubuque, Iowa, July 26. READ MORE

July 26, 2018

UK opens public consultation on potential introduction of E10

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyOn July 20, the U.K. Department of Transportation opened a public consultation on whether and how it should introduce E10 fuel. The country currently allows gasoline blends that contain up to 5 percent ethanol. READ MORE

July 26, 2018

ACE continues work with service station owners in Mexico

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyAmerican Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty recently traveled to Chihuahua, Mexico, for the fourth of six technical ethanol workshops the U.S. Grains Council is holding for Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers. READ MORE

July 25, 2018

Canada delays development of Clean Fuel Standard regulations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe Canadian government has announced plans to delay implementation of its Clean Fuel Standard. Original plans called for development of the program regulations to be complete next year. That work is now expected to take until 2021. READ MORE

July 23, 2018

Annual Canadian biofuels report highlights provincial data

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyAdvanced Biofuels Canada announced the release of the Biofuels in Canada 2018 report, which updates and expands upon the last annual report by Navius Research released in 2017 and in 2016 in partnership with Clean Energy Canada. READ MORE