Study: Fractionation can lead to improved profits
Saturday, November 16, 2019 3:46 AM

While it’s not a new concept for the ethanol industry, a study recently published by researchers from the Univeresity of Illinois reveals that fractionation at corn ethanol plants can lead to improved profits.

Gevo too supply SAF to Scandinavian Airline System
Saturday, November 16, 2019 3:43 AM

Gevo Inc. announced Nov. 14 it has signed a fuel sales agreement with Scandinavian Airline System to produce and supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for use and distribution in low carbon fuel regions of the United States.

USGC: Seminars educate Sonora livestock producers about US DDGS
Saturday, November 16, 2019 3:41 AM

The U.S. Grains Council is answering technical questions and sharing firsthand experience using U.S. dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) with poultry, swine and beef producers in Sonora, Mexico.

Business Briefs
Saturday, November 16, 2019 3:02 AM

FROM THE NOVEMBER ISSUE: ACE welcomes new members, DuPont's cellulosic ethanol technology acquired, and Growth Energy's new chairman of the board.

Valuable and Viable
Friday, November 15, 2019 9:49 PM

FROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Changes to the 45Q tax credit increase the monetary value of carbon dioxide for ethanol producers.

Aemetis provides update of RNG, cellulosic ethanol projects
Friday, November 15, 2019 6:10 AM

Aemetis Inc. released third quarter financial results on Nov. 14, reporting progress with efforts to lower the carbon score of its corn ethanol plant and develop renewable natural gas (RNG) and cellulosic ethanol projects.

66 industry associations ask Congress to act on tax extenders
Friday, November 15, 2019 6:09 AM

A diverse group of 66 different trade associations representing industries as wide-ranging as realty, veterinary medicine, biofuels and railroads sent a letter to House and Senate leaders Nov. 11 asking them to act on a tax extenders package.

DOE: Biomass R&D technical advisory committee to meet Nov. 19-20
Friday, November 15, 2019 6:08 AM

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced its Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet on Nov. 19-20 in Washington, D.C. The event is open to the public.

Skor joins USDA on trade mission to Mexico
Friday, November 15, 2019 6:06 AM

Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor recently joined the USGC and 100 agricultural groups in a trade mission to Mexico City, Mexico, led by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney.

Biofuel producers make gains in efficiency, productivity
Friday, November 15, 2019 6:04 AM

The nation’s biofuel producers have made significant gains in both energy efficiency and water conservation in recent years, according to a report released by the U.S Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory.

EIA maintains 2019, 2020 ethanol production forecasts
Thursday, November 14, 2019 5:42 AM

The U.S. EIA has maintained its 2019 and 2020 ethanol production forecasts its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, published Nov. 13. The agency currently predicts ethanol production will average 1.03 million barrels per day in both 2019 and 2020.

Gevo discusses plans for low-carbon ethanol, RNG
Thursday, November 14, 2019 5:39 AM

Gevo Inc. released third quarter financial results on Nov. 12, highlighting plans to sell low-carbon ethanol into the California market, develop a 1 MMgy hydrocarbon plant and implement RNG and wind energy at its existing biorefinery in Minnesota.

Growth Energy: NASCAR continues to validate benefits of E15
Thursday, November 14, 2019 5:38 AM

At the recent Bluegreen Vacations 500, NASCAR reached a significant milestone, announcing that their drivers have surpassed 15 million miles on Sunoco Green E15, a fuel made with 15 percent American ethanol.

Court dismisses ABFA’s petition for review of EPA SRE methodology
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:44 AM

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Nov. 12 dismissed a petition for review filed by the Advanced Biofuels Association challenging the U.S. EPA’s methodology for granting small refinery exemptions (SREs).

USDA: U.S. ethanol exports top 100 million gallons in September
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:43 AM

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service released September export data on Nov. 5 reporting the U.S. exported 100.31 million gallons of ethanol and 1.05 million tons of distillers grains during the month.

Purdue researchers win $9 million for plant sensing technology
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:40 AM

Purdue University has announced The U.S. Department of Energy is funding a second phase of its TERRA project that features remote sensing technology and advanced analystics that allows plant breders to bring better cultivars to the market faster.

Pacific Ethanol expresses optimism for industry in earnings call
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:54 AM

During Pacific Ethanol’s third quarter earnings call Nov. 8, CEO Neil Koehler told investors that the ethanol industry experienced one of its worst production markets. Conditions, however, have begun to improve, he said.

WASDE: Corn use for ethanol reduced to 3.375 billion bushels
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:51 AM

The USDA lowered its 2019-’20 forecast for corn use in ethanol by 25 million bushels in its latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates Report, released Nov. 8. The forecasts for corn production, use and ending stocks were also reduced.

Trump nominates Brouillette to serve as energy secretary
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:49 AM

President Trump on Nov. 7 formally nominated current U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette to serve as the next secretary of energy. Brouillette will replace current Secretary of Energy Rick Perry if confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

STB: RETAC meeting scheduled for Nov. 14
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:48 AM

The Surface Transportation Board has announced its Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee will hold a meeting Nov. 14 in Paducah, Kentucky, at 8:00 a.m. CST. The meeting is open to the public.

Growth Energy participates in USDA trade mission to West Africa
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:46 AM

Growth Energy Senior Vice President of Global Markets Craig Willis and representatives of ADM, Green Plains and Marquis Energy recently participated in a USDA trade mission to West Africa, led by USDA Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky.

High-power flex fuel Jeep Wrangler shows off ethanol in Vegas
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:43 AM

The Renewable Fuels Association and Kenny Hauk of Hauk Designs recently unveiled a flex fuel Jeep Wrangler with more than 1,000 horsepower when using a high-octane, low-carbon fuel, at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

Nebraska Ethanol Board offers retailer training for E15
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:40 AM

To help fuel retailers learn more about the ease of selling E15, the Board is hosting a free E15 Workshop, including a keynote from Growth Energy’s Sara Brenden. The workshop will take place on Nov. 13 in Norfolk, Nebraska.

Some states looking to end prohibition of E15
Friday, November 8, 2019 10:37 PM

California and New York, two of the largest markets in the U.S. that don't currently allow the sale of E15, are exploring options of allowing retailers to sell the fuel.

Agenda released for 2020 International Biomass Conference & Expo
Friday, November 8, 2019 6:08 AM

Biomass Magazine announced this week the agenda for the 13th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo taking place February 3-5, 2020 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Senators urge EPA to accurately account for SREs
Friday, November 8, 2019 5:52 AM

Seven senators representing the Midwestern states of Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Missouri and Indiana have each submitted comments to the U.S. EPA urging the agency to accurately account for small refinery exemptions in future RFS rulemakings.

Green Plains reports improving margins, progress with Project 24
Friday, November 8, 2019 5:48 AM

Green Plains Inc. has reported a third quarter net loss of $39 million due to the low margin environment. The company, however, said ethanol margins are showing improvement and efforts to improve plant operations are continuing.

OPINION: Growth Energy is first stop for retailers adding E15
Friday, November 8, 2019 1:29 AM

Growth Energy has made it a top priority to provide fuel retailers around the country the tools necessary to effectively assess how E15—a fuel often labeled as Unleaded 88 at the pump—can fit into their fuel product line lineup.

EPA grants request for reconsideration of Title V ethanol rule
Thursday, November 7, 2019 5:00 AM

The U.S. EPA announced Nov. 6 it is granting a request for reconsideration filed by the National Resource Defense Council in March 2009 related to the agency’s exclusion of ethanol plants from Title V permitting requirements under the Clean Air Act.

The Andersons reports profitable Q3 for ethanol group
Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:58 AM

The Andersons Inc. has reported its ethanol group was profitable in the third quarter despite a challenging margin environment. The company also announced its Element biorefinery in Kansas began operating in August.

40 members of congress urge passage of biofuel tax extenders
Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:55 AM

Forty democratic members of Congress sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Richard Neal, chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, on Nov. 6 urging action on the extension of several biofuel tax credits.

OPINION: Giving thanks where thanks are due
Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:54 AM

The past 18 months have been brutal to the ethanol industry. So, in the spirit of the Thanksgiving season, ACE is thanking the many station owners who made the decision to sell E15, E85, and other higher ethanol blends over the past several years.

Growth Energy official speaks at World Energy and Biofuels Event
Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:51 AM

At the World Ethanol and Biofuels Event in Brussels, Growth Energy Senior Vice President of Global Markets Craig Willis shared his insight into the global markets landscape and provide an update on U.S. efforts to promote higher ethanol blends.

OPINION: A growing Mexican market for ethanol
Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:48 AM

The push to broadly adopt E10 in Mexico is facing many of the same myths and scare tactics that we experienced two decades ago in the United States as E10 began its rapid emergence, according to the Renewable Fuels Association.

Gevo announces fuel contract, plan for sustainability tracking
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:00 AM

Gevo Inc. announced Nov. 4 it has won a contract to supply the city of Seattle with renewable gasoline to fuel its fleets. The following day, the company announced a development agreement for technology to track renewable product sustainability.

Senate interior appropriations bill requires EPA to act on eRINs
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:00 AM

The RFS Power Coalition applauded the passage of H.R. 3055 (116), the Senate’s Interior Appropriations bill. The Interior-EPA portion of the spending package includes a provision requiring the EPA to take swift action on existing eRIN applications.

Ester Baiget appointed new CEO of Novozymes
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 6:59 AM

Novozymes’ board of directors has appointed Ester Baiget as president and CEO of Novozymes from Feb. 1, 2020. Baiget will succeed Peder Holk Nielsen who, as previously announced, will be leaving Novozymes in early 2020.

Maersk, partners to develop lignin-ethanol fuel
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 6:57 AM

Maersk and Wallenius Wilhelmsen have teamed up Copenhagen University and several other partners to explore the environmental and commercial viability of LEO fuel, a blend of lignin and ethanol, for shipping.

Biofuel, ag groups ask Trump to uphold SRE deal
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 6:10 AM

A coalition of 60 agriculture and biofuel groups sent a letter to President Trump on Nov. 4 urging him to fix the U.S. EPA’s flawed supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking that describes the agency’s plan for reallocating future SREs.

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