Verbio completes sale of DuPont plant, wins IEDA support
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 6:33 AM

DuPont’s 30 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa, is now under new ownership. Verbio North America Corp. completed its purchase of the plant on Nov. 20 and will soon move forward with plans to convert the facility to produce RNG.

UAI issues ‘Beyond a Reasonable Doubt’ research series on ethanol
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 6:31 AM

The UAI has announced the release of its “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt” research series, which digs into the history, science and the public policy behind how we fuel our vehicles and aims to help readers understand why the use of ethanol is limited.

Invest Nebraska announces investment in White Dog Labs
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 6:25 AM

Invest Nebraska has invested in White Dog Labs, a business focused on producing feed for the aquaculture industry. The company's first production plant will be co-located with Midwest Renewable Energy's ethanol plant.

ACE participates in Mexico City ethanol workshop
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 6:15 AM

American Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty traveled to Mexico City in mid-November for the final ethanol technical workshop held this year for Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers.

Demand destruction from small refinery waivers clear, continuing
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 6:09 AM

There has been a media blitz lately by the oil industry saying that ethanol demand has been unaffected by the U.S. EPA’s rampant grants of RFS exemptions to small refineries. Don't be fooled by these claims, according to the RFA.

True Value
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 6:08 AM

FROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: The actual nutritional and economic appraisal of DDGS is more complex than simply measuring profat content.

Octane Enhancement Cannot Come from the Oil Barrel
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 4:11 AM

FROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: Toxic aromatics in gasoline should be replaced by ethanol to improve air quality and public health.

Business Briefs
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 1:06 AM

FROM THE DECEMBER ISSUE: USGC names new manager of ethanol trade policy, and announces a new member, Jerke begins role as SIRE's president and CEO, and D3Max plant construction begins in Wisconsin.

EPA: 29.5 million cellulosic RINs generated in October
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 2:39 AM

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for October, reporting that nearly 1.68 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 29.5 million cellulosic RINs.

RFA welcomes six new members
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 2:37 AM

The RFA has announced that six new member companies have joined the organization, including a state-of-the-art ethanol plant under construction in Kansas and a cellulosic ethanol facility soon to begin construction in North Dakota.

EPA: No new small refinery waivers filed, approved in past month
Saturday, November 17, 2018 12:05 AM

On Nov. 16, the U.S. EPA released updated data on small refinery hardship waivers filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard showing that no new petitions were filed or approved between Oct. 10 and Nov. 10.

EPA approves efficient producer pathways for Indiana plant
Saturday, November 17, 2018 12:03 AM

The U.S. EPA has approved an efficient producer pathway for The Andersons Clymers Ethanol LLC, allowing the facility to generate renewable identification numbers (RINs) for non-grandfathered volumes of ethanol.

Green Plains decommissions Virginia plant, closes on Valero sale
Friday, November 16, 2018 2:50 AM

On Nov. 15, Green Plains Inc. announced it is permanently closing its 60 MMgy ethanol plant in Hopewell, Virginia. The company also announced it has closed on the previously announced sale of three ethanol plants to Valero Renewable Fuels Co. LLC.

USGC DDGS promotion efforts in Taiwan lead to increased sales
Friday, November 16, 2018 2:33 AM

Some of the new generation of livestock nutritionists in Taiwan lack of experience with U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). The USGC organized a variety of DDGS promotional activities last year to better educate those nutritionists.

Cooper brings passion for ag, biofuels to RFA leadership role
Thursday, November 15, 2018 2:28 AM

Geoff Cooper transitioned into the role of president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association last month. He recently discussed his goals for the organization and the ethanol industry with Ethanol Producer Magazine.

EPA extends comment period on RFS information collection request
Thursday, November 15, 2018 2:22 AM

The U.S. EPA is extending the comment period on a previously announced information collection request (ICR) that aims to consolidate and update recordkeeping and reporting burden and cost estimates related to the Renewable Fuel Standard program.

European Parliament approves REDII
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 6:02 AM

The European Parliament approved new targets for renewables, energy efficiency and second-generation biofuels when it voted to confirm a provisional agreement reached with the European Council in June on a revised Renewable Energy Directive (REDII).

USGC announces new ethanol programs coordinator
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 6:00 AM

Turquoise Adams joined the U.S. Grains Council on Nov. 5 as the ethanol programs coordinator at the organization’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. In this role, Adams will support the ethanol and economics team.

USGC marketing results in additional corn, DDGS sales to Mexico
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 5:56 AM

Utilizing Market Access Program funds, the USGC's Mexico office sponsored a group of cattle feeders from Mexico during a trade mission to Kansas in August 2017. The visit resulted in increased yellow corn and DDGS sales.

UK publishes updated data on sustainable biofuel supply
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 6:56 AM

The U.K. Department for Transport has published preliminary data on its Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation for a portion of 2018, including data on how much ethanol met U.K. sustainability requirements.

RFA: Davis reappointed to US Department of Commerce’s REEEAC
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 6:53 AM

Kelly Davis, vice president of regulatory affairs at the Renewable Fuels Association, has been reappointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee.

Enerkem cofounder named 2018 EY Quebec Entrepreneur of the Year
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 6:50 AM

Waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer Enerkem Inc. recently announced that Vincent Chornet, the company's cofounder, president and CEO, was recognized with the 2018 EY Quebec Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the cleantech category.

Verbio to buy DuPont cellulosic ethanol plant, convert it to RNG
Saturday, November 10, 2018 1:08 AM

Roughly a year after it first announced plans to sell its cellulosic ethanol plant, DuPont Industrial Biosciences has reached an agreement to sell the facility to the U.S. subsidiary of German bioenergy producer Verbio Vereinigte BioEnergie AG.

Aemetis discusses cellulosic project, plant improvements
Saturday, November 10, 2018 1:06 AM

Aemetis Inc. has released third quarter financial results, reporting increased revenues. The company also provided an update on the development of its cellulosic ethanol project in Riverbank, California, which will feature LanzaTech technology.

ePURE: New website launches
Saturday, November 10, 2018 1:01 AM

Ethanol Facts, a new online resource for information about renewable ethanol, launched Nov. 6 as part of an effort to help inform the public about the production, use, sustainability and importance of ethanol as a renewable fuel.

Green Plains releases Q3 results, discusses E15, exports markets
Friday, November 9, 2018 7:11 AM

Green Plains Inc. has released third quarter financial results, reporting a $12.5 million net loss. The company also discussed the sale of several assets, plant improvement projects, and the importance of E15 and export markets to the industry.

USDA WASDE maintains forecast for corn use in ethanol
Friday, November 9, 2018 7:09 AM

On Nov. 8, the USDA released the November edition of its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, forecasting corn production for 2018-’19 at 14.626 billion bushels, down 152 million bushels from October on a reduced yield forecast.

Growth Energy: Drivers across US top 6 billion miles on E15
Friday, November 9, 2018 7:07 AM

On Nov. 8, Growth Energy announced that American drivers have driven another billion miles, totaling 6 billion, on E15—a fuel with 15 percent biofuel that is approved for all 2001 and newer vehicles.

Conestoga Energy halts ethanol production at Texas facility
Friday, November 9, 2018 7:06 AM

Conestoga Energy Holdings LLC announced that it is temporarily halting production at Diamond Ethanol LLC located at Levelland, Texas. Diamond Nutrition, a subsidiary of Diamond Ethanol, will continue production of Diamond Energy Cubes at the plant.

EIA increases ethanol production forecast for 2019
Thursday, November 8, 2018 5:56 AM

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the November edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its October forecast for 2018, but increasing its ethanol production forecast for next year.

Gevo releases third quarter results, discusses future plans
Thursday, November 8, 2018 5:52 AM

On Nov. 6, Gevo Inc. released third quarter financial results and hosted an investor call discussing efforts to decarbonize its Luverne, Minnesota, biorefinery and develop business opportunities for its isobutanol, jet fuel and isooctane products.

USGC leadership visits Mexico
Thursday, November 8, 2018 5:51 AM

Leaders from the U.S. feed grains value chain traveled together to Mexico last week to meet with longtime customers and incoming officials from the Mexican government on the heels of the recently-concluded U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement negotiations.

The Andersons reports strong third quarter for ethanol group
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 6:34 AM

The Andersons Inc. has released third quarter 2018 financial results, reporting strong quarterly performance for its ethanol group, but cautioning that the group’s strong performance is not expected to last into the fourth quarter or 2019.

ADM: Bioproducts segment earnings down on weak ethanol margins
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 6:30 AM

Archer Daniels Midland Co. has released third quarter 2018 financial results, reporting significantly increased net earnings overall. Results for the company’s bioproducts segment, however, were down due to weak ethanol margins.

Cooperative Producers adds E15 at fuel station in Funk, Nebraska
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 6:28 AM

Cooperative Producers Inc, a farmer-owned cooperative, has added E15 at its fuel site in Funk, Nebraska, according to the Nebraska Ethanol Board. This is CPI’s third location selling E15 in Nebraska.

USDA ups forecasts for corn use in ethanol production
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 6:22 AM

The USDA has released selected tables prepared for its upcoming USDA Agricultural Projections to 2028 report, which is scheduled for full release in February. One of the charts illustrates the USDA’s expectations for corn use in ethanol production.

Growmark Energy offers pre-blended E15 at 6 terminals
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 6:19 AM

The Renewable Fuels Association has announced that Growmark Energy has started offering pre-blended E15 at its company-owned terminals in Amboy, Ashkum, and Petersburg, Illinois, Fort Dodge, Iowa, and St. Joseph, Missouri.

RFA, Transcaer to host ethanol safety seminar in western New York
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 6:17 AM

The Renewable Fuels Association, in partnership with Transcaer, will host an ethanol safety seminar at Western New York Energy on Nov. 14. The event is free to attend and limited to the first 75 registrants.

UNICA: Ethanol production down slightly in early October
Saturday, November 3, 2018 2:00 AM

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane association, has announced the volume of sugarcane processed during the first half of October was down when compared to the same period of last year. Production and sales of ethanol, however, remained relatively high.


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