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EIA: US ethanol stocks reach record high 24.412 million barrels
Friday, March 22, 2019 6:29 AM

Data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration March 20 indicates weekly U.S. ending stocks of fuel ethanol set a new record the week ending March 15, reaching 24.412 million barrels.

Rex reports recent improvement in margins
Friday, March 22, 2019 6:27 AM

On March 21, Rex American Resources Inc. released fiscal fourth quarter 2018 financial results, reporting its ethanol operations are being impacted by a continuing low margin environment and flooding in the Midwest.

DOE: Biomass R&D advisory committee to meet March 27-28
Friday, March 22, 2019 6:24 AM

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced its Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee will meet March 27-28 in Arlington, Virginia. The event is open to members of the public.

USGC: Ethanol, DDGS exports up during 2018-‘19 marketing year
Thursday, March 21, 2019 6:39 AM

Analysis recently released by the U.S. Grains Council shows U.S. exports of ethanol and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) were up significantly during the first four months of the 2018-’19 marketing year.

IRFA: Study finds biofuels have crucial impact on Iowa’s economy
Thursday, March 21, 2019 6:36 AM

IRFA members climbed Iowa’s capitol hill on March 20 to meet with state legislators, armed with a newly-released study that declares biofuels are responsible for over 48,000 Iowa jobs and more than $2.5 billion in Iowa household income.

BioTork, Lallemand enter joint development collaboration
Thursday, March 21, 2019 6:34 AM

BioTork LLC and Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits, a business unit of Lallemand Inc., have jointly announced the formalization of a collaboration for the development of improved yeast strains for the ethanol industry.

Deploying Plan B
Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:55 AM

FROM THE APRIL ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about an innovative approach to plant cleaning, industry reaction to a high-octane proposal, and a new education effort aimed at mechanics, and more.

Cutting Caustic
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:43 PM

FROM THE APRIL ISSUE: In collaboration with Ecolab, Badger State Ethanol has removed caustic soda from its front-end cleaning process.

RFA issues letter in support of Washington Clean Fuels Standard
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 6:44 AM

On March 15, the RFA sent a letter to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and leaders of the Senate Energy, Environment and Technology Committee in support of recently introduced legislation that aims to establish a Clean Fuels Standard in the state.

GranBio acquires 100% equity in American Process Inc.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 6:40 AM

GranBio has completed the acquisition of 100 percent equity in American Process Inc. and affiliate companies. The acquired assets include biorefineries in Alpena, Michigan and Thomaston, Georgia, and an extensive intellectual property portfolio.

RFA’s Missy Ruff elected to TRANSCAER Executive Committee
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 6:39 AM

The Renewable Fuels Association has announced Technical Services Manager Missy Ruff was recently unanimously elected to the TRANSCAER Executive Committee. Ruff will serve a two-year term.

Armed with the Facts
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 3:53 AM

FROM THE APRIL ISSUE: RFA releases new studies, information at NEC.

Come Together
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:38 PM

FROM THE APRIL ISSUE: At NEC, a GM executive outlined some controversial advice for the ethanol industry.

EPA schedules hearing on E15/RIN reform rule for March 29
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:44 AM

The U.S. EPA has announced it will hold a public hearing on its proposed E15/RIN reform rule on March 29 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end when all parties present who wish to speak have had an opportunity to do so.

Aemetis: Ethanol production, revenues up in 2018
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:41 AM

Aemetis Inc. has released fourth quarter 2018 financial results, providing an update on the performance of its California-based corn ethanol plant and reporting progress with its biogas and cellulosic ethanol projects.

USGC: Ethanol education is essential to winning Mexican market
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:38 AM

The key to making informed decisions is education, and that’s just what the U.S. Grains Council’s goal has been regarding increasing demand for U.S. fuel ethanol in Mexico.

A New Year for UNICA
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 3:52 AM

FROM THE APRIL ISSUE: UNICA welcomes new president and CEO.

Teachers of the Trade
Monday, March 18, 2019 10:28 PM

FROM THE APRIL ISSUE: An American Ethanol partnership facilitated an ethanol-focused presentation to future and current mechanics at one Universal Technical Institute campus.

Pacific Ethanol explores potential sale of production assets
Saturday, March 16, 2019 6:46 AM

Pacific Ethanol Inc. has announced plans to strategically realign its business over the next six months, including the potential sale of production assets. The company has engaged Piper Jaffray to aid it in that sales effort.

EIA maintains 2019, 2020 ethanol production forecasts
Saturday, March 16, 2019 6:40 AM

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the March edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its February forecasts for 2019 and 2020 ethanol production. Ethanol consumption forecasts for both years are also unchanged.

Washington House passes bill to establish Clean Fuels Program
Saturday, March 16, 2019 6:38 AM

The state of Washington is one step closer to mandating the use of cleaner transportation fuels. The state’s House recently passed legislation to establish a Clean Fuels Program that aims to increase the use of biofuels and other renewable fuels.

UAI’s Studies Tell the Truth
Saturday, March 16, 2019 3:51 AM

FROM THE APRIL ISSUE: The need for an updated fuel testing process.

Optimal Efficiency
Friday, March 15, 2019 10:18 PM

FROM THE APRIL ISSUE: While fermenters and evaporators get priority, pipes, pumps and ductwork shouldn’t be overlooked.

RFA: Small refinery exemptions erode ethanol demand
Friday, March 15, 2019 3:58 AM

Geoff Cooper, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, said in a media call March 14 that small refinery exemptions eroded demand for ethanol in 2018, and called for those ethanol gallons to be reallocated.

EPA approves 5 pending 2017 small refinery exemptions
Friday, March 15, 2019 3:19 AM

The U.S. EPA on March 14 approved five more 2017 small refinery exemptions, pushing the number of approved waivers from 2016 and 2017 over 50, and 2.61 billion gallons, according to the American Coalition for Ethanol.

Business Briefs
Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:49 PM

FROM THE APRIL ISSUE: Solenis, BASF merge and BIO looses a top executive.

NTSB to prioritize safe shipment of ethanol
Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:05 AM

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board recently released it’s Most Wanted List for 2019 and 2020, with a focus on the ethanol industry.

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo agenda released
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 11:59 PM

The 2019 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the ethanol industry's largest conference, has released its agenda, featuring more than 150 speakers and five comprehensive tracks.

EPA releases proposed year-round E15 rule
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 4:28 AM

The U.S. EPA released today its proposed rule to allow the year-round sale of E15. The proposed rule also includes provisions for RIN reform.

Nominations open for 2019 Ethanol Producer Awards
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 10:09 PM

Ethanol Producer Magazine, in conjunction with the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, proudly invites nominations for the 2019 Ethanol Producer Awards.

Pennsylvania retail chain adds more E15
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 2:59 AM

Stores like Rutter’s, a Pennsylvania-based convenience store chain, have added the fuel despite the uncertainty surrounding year-round sales.

Forecast for corn use in ethanol lowered in March WASDE
Saturday, March 9, 2019 4:06 AM

The USDA has lowered its forecast for 2018-’19 corn use in ethanol by 25 million bushels in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released March 8. The WASDE report also predicts lower corn exports and larger stocks.

UNICA: Ethanol sales up in first half of February
Saturday, March 9, 2019 4:03 AM

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced ethanol sales were up during the first half of February. The increase is primarily attributed to significantly higher domestic sales of hydrous ethanol.

Flint Hills adds FQPT protein technology to second ethanol plant
Saturday, March 9, 2019 4:02 AM

Flint Hills Resources has announced it will install Fluid Quip Process Technologies’ patented Maximized Stillage Co-Products system at its Shell Rock, Iowa, ethanol plant. This is the second installation of the MSC system at a Flint Hills facility.

RFA: 2018 distillers grains exports are second-highest on record
Saturday, March 9, 2019 3:46 AM

U.S. exports of distillers grains (DG) were the second-highest on record in 2018, totaling 11.88 million metric tons (MMT), according to a summary of 2018 ethanol co-product trade data published by the Renewable Fuels Association.

UK: New labels to identify ethanol, biodiesel content of fuel
Friday, March 8, 2019 6:01 AM

The U.S. Department for Transport recently announced new labeling requirements that aim to help motorists identify the correct fuel for their needs while informing them of the biofuel content of both gasoline and diesel.

ACE, retailers talk opportunities to increase E15 at NEB forum
Friday, March 8, 2019 5:56 AM

ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty participated on a panel at Nebraska Ethanol Board’s 2019 Emerging Issues Forum with retailers about the opportunities and practical considerations to increase E15 and higher ethanol blends.

New RFA report summarizes 2018 ethanol export statistics
Friday, March 8, 2019 5:51 AM

The Renewable Fuels Association has released a 10-page report summarizing 2018 ethanol export and import data and highlighting key facts and trends related to global ethanol trade.

W2C Rotterdam project welcomes Shell as partner
Friday, March 8, 2019 5:39 AM

Shell has joined as an equity partner with Air Liquide, Enerkem, Nouryon and the Port of Rotterdam for a proposed project in Rotterdam will be the first of its kind in Europe to make chemicals and biofuels out of non-recyclable waste materials.

US ethanol exports set new record in 2018 at 1.7 billion gallons
Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:18 AM

U.S. ethanol exports reached a record 1.7 billion gallons in 2018, according to data released by the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service on March 6. When compared to 2017, ethanol exports increased by 23 percent.

Federal agencies release framework for advancing the bioeconomy
Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:15 AM

The federal Biomass Research and Development (BR&D) Board unveiled a multi-agency strategy March 5 to accelerate innovative technologies that harness the nation’s biomass resources for affordable biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower.

OPINION: Please don’t sell our fuel
Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:13 AM

If you're a fuel marketer who hates ethanol, then you probably shouldn't sell E15, says ACE's Ron Lamberty. But, if your curious about equipment compatibility, other retailers' experiences, and higher sales volumes, ACE would like to work with you.

EPA delivers E15/RIN reform rule to OMB for review
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 4:58 AM

On March 4, the U.S. EPA delivered its proposed E15/RIN reform rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB review marks a final step before the proposal is released for public comment.

Infrastructure investments drive growth in preblended E15
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 4:52 AM

Growth Energy recently announced American motorists have driven over 7 billion miles on E15. That continued demand has had an impact on the market, said Mike O’Brien, Growth Energy’s vice president of market development.

OPINION: Terminal availability of E15 grows as RVP relief nears
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 4:48 AM

GROWMARK Energy recently announced an expansion of its E15 terminal availability, but cautioned it will stop offering the fuel blend at its terminals on May 1 unless the EPA signals RVP relief will be in place before June 1.

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