UNICA: Domestic ethanol sales up in early April, exports down
Saturday, May 8, 2021 5:08 AM

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that the 2021-’22 harvest season kicked off in early April with a slower pace of production. Ethanol sales, however, were up nearly 20 percent.

RFA responds to Oregon Clean Fuels Program scenarios
Saturday, May 8, 2021 5:07 AM

The RFA has submitted feedback related to a planned expansion of the Oregon Clean Fuels Program. The CFP currently requires a 10 percent reduction in the CI of transportation fuels by 2025, with plans to ramp up to a 25 percent reduction in 2035.

Growth Energy launches new consumer campaign
Saturday, May 8, 2021 5:05 AM

At its 12th Annual Executive Leadership Conference, Growth Energy unveiled a new consumer initiative to raise awareness of biofuels’ positive environmental benefits and encourage consumers to choose higher biofuel blends like E15 at the pump.

The Andersons reports profitable Q1 for ethanol
Friday, May 7, 2021 6:00 AM

The Andersons Inc. on May 4 released first quarter financial results, reporting a profitable three-month period for its ethanol business. President and CEO Pat Bowe also expressed optimism in the outlook for ethanol and coproducts moving forward.

US exports 132.98 million gallons of ethanol in March
Friday, May 7, 2021 5:59 AM

The U.S. exported 132.98 million gallons of ethanol and 882,553 metric tons of distillers grains in March, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on May 4. Exports of both products were up when compared to February.

ACE supports Minnesota’s Future Fuels Act legislation
Friday, May 7, 2021 5:58 AM

American Coalition for Ethanol CEO Brian Jennings reiterated ACE’s support for Minnesota's Future Fuels Act and explained that the bill will help grow the state's bifuels industry during during a conference committee held May 6.

Growth Energy: Vilsack addresses biofuel leaders
Friday, May 7, 2021 5:56 AM

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on May 6 delivered remarks to the leading voices of the biofuels industry at Growth Energy’s 12th Annual Executive Leadership Conference. He outlined USDA's commitment to biofuels during his video address.

10 years of the LCFS: Ethanol leads the way
Friday, May 7, 2021 5:54 AM

A new Renewable Fuels Association white paper looks at how, for the past decade, ethanol has been the go-to fuel to decarbonize transportation under California's trailblazing Low Carbonb Fuel Standard.

Skor discusses key priorities to drive biofuel demand
Friday, May 7, 2021 5:52 AM

Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor kicked off Growth Energy's 12th Annual Executive Leadership Conference with a speech that framed the future of biofuels by addressing three key priorities to drive biofuel demand.

EIA: US ethanol production up 1%, stocks up 4%
Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:21 AM

U.S. ethanol production was up approximately 1 percent the week ending April 30, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on May 5. Fuel ethanol stocks were up nearly 4 percent from the previous week.

CI of corn ethanol down 23% with additional reductions possible
Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:18 AM

Researchers from Argonne National Laboratory on May 4 published the results of a new study that shows the carbon intensity (CI) of corn ethanol decreased 23 percent from 2005 to 2019, from 58 to 45 gCO2e/MJ.

EPA to disclose CBI associated with SREs to GOA
Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:16 AM

The U.S. EPA on May 5 published a notice announcing it will disclose confidential business information (CBI) to the U.S. Government Accountability Office that is associated with small refinery exemption (SRE) petitions filed under the RFS.

Total Cray Valley, Gevo scale up isoamylene from fusel oil
Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:14 AM

Total Cray Valley and Gevo Inc. announced on May 3 the successful completion of Phase 1 of their joint development agreement (JDA) to upgrade fusel oils into renewable isoamylene. The companies are now seeking to advance to Phase 2 of the JDA.

OPINION: Taking your business beyond E10
Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:12 AM

Recent polling conducted for the RFA showed that voters are more likely to support requiring fuel suppliers to shrink the carbon footprint of the fuels they provide than mandating a move to electric vehicles, according to RFA's Robert White.

OPINION: $20B of free E15 equipment available soon
Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:10 AM

Pending changes to E15 labeling and requirements to demonstrate underground storage tank (UST) system compatibility with higher ethanol blends will reduce the already low costs associated with offering E15, according to ACE's Ron Lamberty.

Growth Energy names Lorenz as head of market development
Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:05 AM

Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor has announced that Michael Lorenz will join the trade association as senior vice president of market development, overseeing the global and domestic expansion of higher ethanol blended fuels.

EIA: US biofuel capacity, feedstock consumption down in February
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:41 AM

The U.S. EIA on April 30 released data showing that approximately 20.64 billion gallons of operatable U.S. biofuels production capacity was in place in February 2021, down from 20.67 billion gallons of capacity in January.

IRFA: Biofuels are the net carbon negative fuel of the future
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:40 AM

Today as part of his trip to Iowa, U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan toured Lincolnway Energy, an ethanol plant near Nevada, and led a roundtable discussion of Iowa farmers and biofuel producers.

Carbon-50: Leaders push for 50-state solution to climate change
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:39 AM

A new network of former lawmakers, farm leaders, and clean energy advocates has gathered under the banner of Carbon-50 to support an inclusive, 50-state strategy to address climate change, and has outlined principes for its a 50-state carbon plan.

RFA’s Davis reappointed to key advisory committee
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:35 AM

The Renewable Fuels Association has annoucned that Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Kelly Davis has been re-appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee.

RFA welcomes Gevo as its newest producer member
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:34 AM

The renewable fuel and chemical producer Gevo has joined the Renewable Fuels Association as the group’s newest producer member. The company, based in Colorado, currently operates facilities in Minnesota and Texas.

Green Plains reports progress with transformation plan
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 8:55 AM

Todd Becker, president and CEO of Green Plains Inc., discussed the company’s efforts to transform into a global ag tech company and provided an update of plant improvement projects during a first quarter earnings call held May 3.

EPA asks court to vacate, remand 3 SREs approved in January
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 8:52 AM

The U.S. EPA on April 30 filed a motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit asking the court to vacate and remand three SREs approved by the Trump administration on Jan. 19, the day before President Biden’s inauguration.

Didion Milling, Didion Bioscience join Growth Energy
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 8:50 AM

Didion Milling and Didion Bioscience have joined Growth Energy. Didion Milling and Didion Bioscience operate a dry corn mill headquartered in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, and have a 50-million-gallon ethanol plant colocated on site.

Nationwide Boiler gains expanded territory
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 8:48 AM

Nationwide Boiler Inc. and its subsidiary, Pacific Combustion Engineering, are now the exclusive representatives of Webster Combustion low and ultra-low NOx burners for the entire state of California, as well as Oregon and Washington.

USDA publishes REAP rule, solicits public comments
Saturday, May 1, 2021 4:52 AM

The USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service on April 27 published a final rule for the Rural Energy for America Program that makes changes related to the OneRD guaranteed loan regulation and 2018 Farm Bill.

Growth Energy touts biofuels’ role in meeting climate goals
Saturday, May 1, 2021 4:48 AM

Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor submitted comments to the USDA regarding agriculture’s role in addressing the climate crisis both at home and abroad. She aruges that ethanol is a readily available and can reduce carbon emissions today.

USDA: Corn use for ethanol down in February
Friday, April 30, 2021 9:34 AM

The USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products production report for April, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol production in February 2021 was down when compared to both the previous month and February 2020.

Summit Carbon Solutions expands into Nebraska
Friday, April 30, 2021 7:06 AM

Summit Carbon Solutions has announced the growth and further development of the world’s largest carbon capture and storage project. A total of 30 biorefineries have now signed on participate in the carbon capture network.

ACE urges USDA to reward biofuel producers for carbon reductions
Friday, April 30, 2021 7:03 AM

The American Coalition for Ethanol is encouraging the USDA to help establish a protocol for biofuel producers and farmers to easily document the carbon intensity benefits of changes in agricultural practices.

RFA to USDA: Ethanol fuels climate-smart agriculture
Friday, April 30, 2021 7:02 AM

In separate comment letters submitted to the USDA, the Renewable Fuels Association explained how expanded ethanol production and use can support the administration’s “climate-smart” agriculture goals.

RFA salutes 2 Minnesota ethanol plants on silver anniversaries
Friday, April 30, 2021 7:00 AM

The Renewable Fuels Association is extending congratulations to member companies Chippewa Valley Ethanol Co. and Al-Corn Clean Fuel for celebrating their 25th anniversaries this week. Both plants are based in Minnesota.

ACE congratulates Al-Corn Clean Fuel on 25-year anniversary
Friday, April 30, 2021 6:59 AM

American Coalition for Ethanol producer member Al-Corn Clean Fuel of Claremont, Minnesota, is celebrating its 25th year of operation. ACE CEO Brian Jennings has spoken out to congratulate the company on its anniversiary.

Aemetis receives permits for ‘Carbon Zero’ renewable fuels plant
Friday, April 30, 2021 6:57 AM

Aemetis Inc. has received 19 permits granting the authority to construct (ATC) from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District related to the Aemetis ‘Carbon Zero’ renewable fuels project in Riverbank, California.

EIA: US ethanol production up slightly, stocks down 4%
Thursday, April 29, 2021 6:44 AM

U.S. ethanol production was up slightly the week ending April 23, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on April 28. Fuel ethanol stocks were down nearly 4 percent from the previous week.

Senators question Regan on biofuels, RFS
Thursday, April 29, 2021 6:42 AM

Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, questioned U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan on his agency’s views towards biofuels and the RFS during an April 28 hearing held by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Novozymes: Bioenergy sales down 9% for Q1
Thursday, April 29, 2021 6:41 AM

Novozymes released first quarter financial results on April 27, reporting overall organic sales growth of 3 percent despite a 9 percent reduction in bioenergy sales. Bioenergy sales to customers outside the U.S., however, were up.

Iowa farm and biofuel leaders call for progress on E15
Thursday, April 29, 2021 6:41 AM

Growth Energy, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Ethanol Producers Association, and Poet are urging Iowa lawmakers to approve H.F. 859, legislation to ensure all Iowans can benefit from access to E15 at the pump by 2028.

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