CoBank: Ethanol enters 2022 with ‘considerable momentum’
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 6:23 AM

The ethanol industry entered 2022 with considerable momentum after profit margins rose to all-time records during Q4, according to CoBank’s latest Quarterly Research Report, released in January. Several risks, however, are expected to emerge in 2022.

GAO report highlights success of ADM’s ethanol CCS project
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 6:17 AM

ADM's ethanol carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project is one of several U.S. Department of Energy-supported CCS demonstration projects addressed in a report published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office in late December.

MN Bio-Fuels 2021 annual report highlights growth in E15 sales
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 6:11 AM

The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association released its 2021 Annual Report on Jan. 14. The report deatils work carried out by the organization and highlights signficiant growth in the state's E15 sales last year.

CropEnergies to produce renewable ethyle acetate
Saturday, January 15, 2022 6:36 AM

CropEnergies AG and Johnson Matthey have entered into an engineering, license and technical services agreement for a plant to allow CropEnergies AG to produce renewable ethyl acetate from ethanol near its production site in Zeitz, Germany.

USGC: REEAC makes recommendations on ethanol market development
Saturday, January 15, 2022 6:35 AM

The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee has released its updated recommendation fact sheet, aiming to encourage the Department of Commerce to provide support to the interagency process for global ethanol market development.

Iowa announces 2022 Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards
Saturday, January 15, 2022 6:33 AM

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig has announced that the winners of the 2022 Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards are Danlee Corp. and Casey’s General Stores. The winners were recognized during the FUELIowa annual meeting on Jan. 11.

DOE catalyst property database can accelerate biofuels research
Saturday, January 15, 2022 6:27 AM

NREL researchers have developed a public, online library of catalyst data. It could be fertile ground for breakthroughs in catalytic technologies needed to turn renewable biomass or waste materials into sustainable transportation fuels.

Winnebago Online
Saturday, January 15, 2022 3:49 AM

After months of extensive repairs, a southern Minnesota ethanol plant—nearly three decades old and idled in 2019—is once again up and running.

USDA reports record corn yields for 2021
Friday, January 14, 2022 6:26 AM

Increased acreage and record yields led to near record-high corn production last year, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service’s 2021 Crop Production Annual Summary, released on Jan. 12.

Studies: Transition to E15 can boost Iowa’s economy, environment
Friday, January 14, 2022 6:24 AM

On Jan. 11, Gov. Reynolds highlighted biofuels and her commitment to expand consumer access to E15 and B20. Two new studies highlight the positive economic and health benefits of using E15 instead of E10.

LanzaJet secures financing from Microsoft fund for SAF plant
Friday, January 14, 2022 6:17 AM

LanzaJet has secured financing for its Freedom Pines Fuels plant in Soperton, Georgia, through the Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund. The fund has made a $50 million investment to support the construction the alcohol-to-jet SAF facility.

UGI, Sorghum Checkoff join RFA as associate members
Friday, January 14, 2022 6:16 AM

The RFA has added UGI Corp., an international distributor and marketer of energy products and services, and the Sorghum Checkoff, a producer-funded organization dedicated to improving the sorghum industry, as new associate members.

EIA: Ethanol production down 4%, stocks up 7%
Thursday, January 13, 2022 7:11 AM

U.S. fuel ethanol production fell by 4 percent the week ending Jan. 7, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Jan. 12. Ethanol stocks expanded by more than 7 percent.

USDA increases forecast for corn use in ethanol
Thursday, January 13, 2022 7:07 AM

The USDA increased its forecast for 2021-’22 corn use in ethanol in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released Jan. 12. The 2021-’22 corn outlook is for higher production, lower exports, and larger ending stocks.

BBI International launches new magazine focused on CCS
Thursday, January 13, 2022 6:59 AM

BBI International is launching a new magazine, titled Carbon Capture Magazine. There will be one print issue of the magazine published in 2022, along with a carbon capture industry directory and a map of storage and capture facilities.

RFA: Ethanol can jumpstart transition to net-zero emissions
Thursday, January 13, 2022 6:55 AM

Both electric vehicles and the increased production and use of renewable fuels like ethanol will be necessary to achieve a national goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper told the House Ag Committee on Jan. 12.

Growth Energy announces 2022 policy priorities
Thursday, January 13, 2022 6:53 AM

On Jan. 12, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor outlined the top federal priorities of the U.S. biofuel industry, highlighting critical steps policymakers must take to achieve the nation’s energy and climate goals.

ACE, industry groups urge CARB to recognize climate-smart farming
Thursday, January 13, 2022 6:46 AM

In a cosigned letter, ACE, NBB, Great Plains Institute, Low Carbon Fuels Coalition, and Canadian Oilseed Processors Association recommend CARB recognize the climate benefits of farming practices in California's LCFS.

EIA increases forecasts for 2022 ethanol production, blending
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 7:23 AM

The U.S. Energy Information Administration increased its forecast for 2022 U.S. fuel ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released Jan. 11. The outlook for ethanol blending in 2022 was also increased.

Michigan bill aims to create tax credit for sales of E15, E85
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 7:21 AM

Legislation introduced in the Michigan Senate on Jan. 11 aims to create a tax credit for retailers that choose to sell higher ethanol fuel blends, such as E15 and E85. The tax credit would be in place for five years.

Wolf Carbon Solutions, ADM partner to decarbonize ethanol plants
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 7:19 AM

Wolf Carbon Solutions US LLC and ADM have signed a letter of intent for the construction of a pipeline that will allow for the capture, compression and transportation of carbon dioxide produced at ADM’s Clinton and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, facilities.

SCOTUS rejects E15 case, biofuel groups call for Midwest solution
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 6:06 AM

The Supreme Court on Jan. 10 denied a petition filed by Growth Energy in October 2021 seeking a review of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit’s July 2, 2021, ruling that vacated a portion of a 2019 EPA rule allowing year-round E15 sales.

Summit Carbon Solutions, NPN partner to decarbonize ag
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 5:58 AM

Summit Carbon Solutions has announced a new partnership with Northern Plains Nitrogen in its carbon capture and storage project, which is focused on decarbonizing the agriculture and biofuels industries.

RFA announces emergency response ‘train the trainer’ webinars
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 5:57 AM

The RFA is hosting a series of four “train the trainer” webinars in 2022 for emergency response professionals who are interested in learning how to train their colleagues and others on proper responses to emergencies involving ethanol.

Ernst urges Supreme Court take up E15 case
Saturday, January 8, 2022 3:10 AM

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa released a statement on Jan. 7 urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review a July 2, 2021, decision handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that vacated a U.S. EPA rule allowing year-round sales of E15.

USDA, Blue Biofuels collaborate to optimize king grass
Saturday, January 8, 2022 3:09 AM

Blue Biofuels Inc. and the USDA ARS are collaborating on optimizing the yields of Pennisetum hybridum, commonly known as king grass, a perennial grass biomass crop, that the company is using as feedstock for its patented cellulose to sugar process.

USDA: US ethanol exports up in November
Friday, January 7, 2022 5:57 AM

The U.S. exported 149.44 million gallons of ethanol and 1.02 million metric tons of distillers grains in November, according to data released by the USDA FAS on Jan. 6. Exports of both products were up when compared to the same period of 2020.

RFA’s Cooper to testify before House Ag Committee
Friday, January 7, 2022 5:56 AM

Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper will testify at a House Agriculture Committee hearing on Jan. 12 on the “Implications of Electric Vehicle Investments for Agriculture and Rural America.”

Biologists: Genetic variation can improve ethanol production
Friday, January 7, 2022 5:55 AM

Biologists at the University of Iowa have found that a new type of genetic variation in yeast can improve ethanol production. Their research has found that yeast strains with certain alleles of a key gene are more efficient at fermentation.

EIA: Ethanol production down 1%, stocks up 3%
Thursday, January 6, 2022 5:34 AM

U.S. fuel ethanol production was down 1 percent the week ending Dec. 31, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Jan. 5. Ethanol stocks expanded by more than 3 percent.

Report: Japan’s ethanol blend level averages 1.8% in 2021
Thursday, January 6, 2022 5:18 AM

Fuel ethanol consumption in Japan is expected to reach 823 million liters (217.41 million gallons) in 2021, down from 850 million liters in 2020, according to a report filed with the USDA FAS's Global Agricultural Information Network in December.

OPINION: Take the opportunity to save on capital improvements
Thursday, January 6, 2022 5:15 AM

Smart retailers know how to take advantage of every opportunity when it comes to capital improvements, and a federal program to help defray the cost of infrastructure for alternative fuels like E85 sometimes goes overlooked.

UGI, Vertimass partner to produce renewable fuels
Thursday, January 6, 2022 5:13 AM

UGI Corp. announced on Jan. 5 that it has entered into a 15-year agreement with California-based technology developer, Vertimass, to utilize their catalytic technology to produce renewable fuels from renewable ethanol in the U.S. and Europe.

Biofuel groups testify in support of a strong RFS
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 6:24 AM

Representatives of the biofuels industry called on the U.S. EPA to set strong RFS blending requirements and abandon plans to retroactively reduce the 2020 RVO during a Jan. 4 hearing held by the agency to gather comments on its pending RFS proposal.

USGC participates In OLADE’s Energy Week
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 6:22 AM

Carlos Suárez, USGC regional ethanol consultant for Latin America, spoke about the economic and environmental benefits of ethanol blending during a panel at the Latin American Energy Organization’s (OLADE’s) Energy Week.

UCF researchers develop ethanol fuel cells
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 6:19 AM

A new material developed by the University of Central Florida may one day mean people could be pouring a drink for their car. That’s because UCF researchers are developing an alcohol-based power source for cars and other technology.

EIA: US biofuel capacity, feedstock consumption up in October
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 5:40 AM

U.S. biofuels production capacity expanded to nearly 20.87 billion gallons per year in October, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Dec. 30. Feedstock consumption was also up significantly.

USDA awards fiscal year 2022 market development funds to USGC
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 5:36 AM

USDA FAS in December awarded fiscal year 2022 funding to more than 60 U.S. agricultural organizations to help expand commercial export markets for U.S. goods. The U.S. Grains Council was awarded more than $9.69 million to support its work.

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