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ADM reports strong Q3 performance for ethanol
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 8:23 AM

Archer Daniels Midland Co. released fourth quarter financial results on Jan. 25, reporting strong ethanol margins for the three-month period. The company is optimistic about ethanol going into 2022 and expects production to grow.

IRFA summit focuses on policy, future market opportunities
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 8:18 AM

The 2022 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit, held Jan. 25, highlighted significant opportunities for growth driven by demand for advanced biofuels, such as SAF, but also addressed policy and economic concerns impacting biofuel producers.

Poet – Portland completes construction on renewable CO2 addition
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 8:16 AM

Poet has completed construction on an addition to its Poet Bioprocessing – Portland facility. This addition allows the facility to capture renewable CO2, a co-product of Poet’s bioethanol production process, to be sold for commercial use.

Alto Ingredients acquires Eagle Alcohol Company
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 8:15 AM

Alto Ingredients Inc. has acquired St. Louis, Missouri-based Eagle Alcohol Company LLC. Eagle specializes in break bulk distribution of specialty alcohols to customers in the beverage, food, pharma, and related-process industries.

ICM: Lincolnland adopts Advanced Processing Package
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 8:12 AM

ICM has signed a second contract this year to install its Advanced Processing Package (APP), which will enable Lincolnland Agri-Energy to produce high-protein animal feed at its facility in Illinois.

Growth Energy: Skor to speak at USDA’s Annual Ag Outlook Forum
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 8:10 AM

The USDA has announced that Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor will speak at the 98th Agricultural Outlook Forum, “New Paths to Sustainability and Productivity Growth.” Skor will be a featured panelist during this year’s plenary session.

Directed By Data
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 5:30 AM

With support from fermentation product suppliers, ethanol producers are robustly integrating analytics into their decision making. Data-driven strategies are giving plant managers high-level insight into their processes, and the results are powerful.

Policy Development Remains Top Priority for USGC In Expanding Global Ethanol Use and Trade
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 4:41 AM

Sharing the benefits of expanded ethanol use remains a priority for the Council in its work around the world. Obtaining broader endorsements and support at the national and multilateral levels remains critical in the years to come.

Business Briefs
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 12:39 AM

Industry announcements from the February issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine, including the Nebraska Ethanol Board naming a new administrator, Bayer and partners launching carbon tracking serviec, Corn LP installing ICM technologies, and more.

EPA streamlines process to bring biofuels, chemicals to market
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 8:49 AM

The U.S. EPA on Jan. 21 announced the launch of a new initiative under the Toxic Substances Control Act that aims to streamline the review of new biobased fuels and chemicals that could be used to displace higher GHG emitting transporation fuels.

China to maintain tariffs on US DDGS during expiry review
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 8:48 AM

China’s antidumping and countervailing duty measures on U.S. DDGS were set to expire in January. Those measures will remain in place, however, as MOFCOM conducts an expiry review to consider a five-year extension of the measures.

Ontario supports plant’s investment in sanitizer-grade ethanol
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 8:46 AM

The Ontario government has awarded Kawartha Ethanol $2.5 million to support a project that will increase production capabilities to manufacture high-grade, pure ethanol for hand sanitizers and disinfectants.

Conveying Change
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 4:16 AM

Green Plains Inc. CEO Todd Becker talks with Ethanol Producer Magazine about the company’s ongoing transformation, not away from its core products, but through them.

Year-Round E15: There’s More than One Way to Peel a Banana
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 4:10 AM

We’re not giving up on year-round E15. Far from it. We’re pushing harder than ever to restore fair market access for this cleaner-burning fuel. And we won’t stop until we’ve succeeded.

EPA: 19.86 billion RINs generated under the RFS in 2021
Saturday, January 22, 2022 5:16 AM

Nearly 19.86 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in 2021, up when compared to both the 18.32 billion generated in 2020 and the 19.81 billion generated in 2019, according to data released by the U.S. EPA on Jan. 20.

EIA: Ethanol production up 5%, stocks up 3%
Friday, January 21, 2022 8:03 AM

U.S. fuel ethanol production expanded by nearly 5 percent the week ending Jan. 14, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Jan. 20. Fuel ethanol stocks were up 3 percent.

Vilsack says the future for biofuels remains bright
Friday, January 21, 2022 8:02 AM

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack discussed the important role biofuels and biobased manufacturing play in the rural economy and highlighted the agency’s efforts to support those industries during a Jan. 20 hearing held by the House Ag Committee.

EPA: 2 additional SRE petitions filed, 69 now pending
Friday, January 21, 2022 8:00 AM

The U.S. EPA released updated SRE data on Jan. 20, reporting that two additional SRE petitions have been filed under the RFS for compliance year 2020. A total of 69 SRE petitions are now pending, up from 67 that were pending as of mid-December.

Clariant: Romania cellulosic ethanol plant mechanically complete
Friday, January 21, 2022 7:59 AM

Clariant has announced its flagship cellulosic ethanol plant located on Podari, Romania, is mechanically complete. The facility, which employs Clariant's sunliquid technology, has been handed over to the company for startup and commissioning.

Wind turbine installed at Kansas ethanol plant
Friday, January 21, 2022 7:56 AM

Faith Technologies Inc., Juhl Energy, GE Renewable Energy and Western Plains Energy have partnered to install a wind turbine to power the WPE ethanol plant in Oakley, Kansas, with on-site, clean, renewable energy.

UNICA: Ethanol production, sales down in December
Thursday, January 20, 2022 8:08 AM

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that no sugarcane ethanol was produced in the south-central region of Brazil during the second half of December. Corn ethanol production, however, continued.

Growth Energy: Bliley appointed to EPA advisory subcommittee
Thursday, January 20, 2022 8:06 AM

U.S. EPA Michael Regan has appointed Growth Energy’s Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley to EPA’s Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee, which provides the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee with advice and recommendations.

Rayonier Advanced Materials invests in 2G ethanol plant
Thursday, January 20, 2022 8:04 AM

Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (RYAM), a global leader in the production of high purity cellulose pulp, on Jan. 18 announced the introduction of a second generation (2G) bioethanol product for Europe’s fast-growing biofuels market.

EPA approves efficient producer pathway for Nebraska plant
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 6:24 AM

The U.S. EPA on in December approved an efficient producer pathway for Elkhorn Valley Ethanol LLC’s 50 MMgy ethanol plant located in Norfolk, Nebraska. The approval allows the facility to generate RINs for non-grandfathered volumes of ethanol.

Report shows impact of COVID-19 on Canadian ethanol industry
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 6:21 AM

A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network illustrates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canada’s ethanol industry and provides an overview of the country’s draft CFS.

Fuel stations, drivers raise $10,000 for Buffett Cancer Center
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 6:17 AM

In the past four years, fuel retailers across Nebraska have raised nearly $30,000 for cancer research as part of “Fuel the Cure.” During October, participating retilers donate 3 cents for each gallon of higher-blend fuels sold.

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.

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