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A Natural Fit
Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:30 PM

FROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Some ethanol plants are turning to alternative cleaning methods and naturally derived products that are more environmentally friendly than traditional chemicals.

March On
Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:00 PM

FROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about alternative cleaning methods, a study that highlights the befits of various fractionation techniques, developments in yeast strains, and more.

Study: Ethanol contributed $2.31 billion to Minnesota GDP in 2019
Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:24 AM

A new study conducted by ABF Economics for the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association has determined Minnesota’s ethanol industry contributed approximately $2.31 billion to the state’s gross domestic product (GDP) last year.

Menning named RINAlliance president, CEO
Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:20 AM

Reo Menning is the new president and CEO for RINAlliance, effective Feb. 1. Menning previously served as executive vice president for FUELIowa, where she headed multiple successful initiatives for both the association and its subsidiary, RINAlliance.

USGC/NCGA joint officer mission to Asia addresses corn, DDGS
Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:17 AM

The breadth and depth of the Southeast Asian market for U.S. corn and co-products are hard to imagine, but the incredible innovation and regional demand potential is plain to see once on the ground, according to the U.S. Grains Council.

Relevant Results
Thursday, February 20, 2020 4:20 AM

FROM THE MARCH ISSUE: A technical and economic analysis of eight fractionation techniques shows cost, profitability and coproduct quality comparisons.

Driving Demand in 2020 and Beyond
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:32 PM

FROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Emily Skor highlights Growth Energy's collaboration with biofuels supporters to promote ethanol, expand use of E15 and develop new export markets.

Novozymes launches Innova Fit yeast technology
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 6:35 AM

Novozymes announced the launch of its next yeast technology, Innova Fit, on Feb. 10. The company said the non-GM yeast product eliminates production constraints caused by conventional and basic yeasts.

Trump nominates Benevento, Menezes to fill posts at EPA, DOE
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 6:33 AM

President Trump on Feb. 13 nominated Douglas Benevento to serve as deputy administrator of the U.S. EPA and Mark Wesley Menezes to serve as deputy secretary of energy. Both nominations are subject to confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

A Combined Approach
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 4:03 AM

FROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Partnered expertise helps yeast developers keep up with evolution in the ethanol industry.

Climate Change and Ethanol: Get the Facts Right
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 11:29 PM

FROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Myths and misinformation about ethanol and its effect on health and the environment need to be corrected to expand higher blends.

The Andersons reports profitable Q4 for ethanol group
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:45 AM

The Andersons Inc. reported a profitable Q4 for its ethanol group during a Feb. 13 earnings call, but noted a difficult margin environment is expected to continue. The company also reported its Element plant is producing cellulosic ethanol.

Green Plains to focus on high-protein feed products
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:40 AM

Green Plains Inc. officials announces plans to transform into an ag tech-focused company that produces sustainable high-protein and novel feed ingredients in addition to biofuels during a fourth quarter earnings call held Feb. 11.

ACE leadership provides updates at annual, board meetings
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:36 AM

ACE plant members are hosting annual meetings for their investors and board meetings during the first half of the year. ACE CEO Brian Jennings is attending several of these meetings to provide updates and commend producers for enduring a tough year.

Seeing New Markets Clearly in 2020
Monday, February 17, 2020 11:02 PM

FROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Gasoline retailers, including small chains and single-stores, offer important feedback and input for expanding E15's use in the United States.

USGC visits beef operation in Nicaragua
Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:16 AM

Located in Nicaragua, the operation includes 60,000 to 70,000 head of cattle, and uses U.S. corn rolled and mixed with mombasa, a tropical grass.

Business Briefs
Friday, February 14, 2020 10:38 PM

FROM THE MARCH ISSUE: New head of Syngenta's Enogen business, a major milestone for Badger State Ethanol, ACE appoints director of member and industry relations, Kemin welcomes new hires, and Aemetis receives grants.

Legislation introduced in US House would make 45Q permanent
Friday, February 14, 2020 4:47 AM

U.S. Reps. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, and David Schweikert, R-Ariz., introduced legislation Feb. 12 to expand the 45Q carbon sequestration tax credit and make it permanent in the federal tax code.

Aqua feed: The next frontier for DDGS demand in Southeast Asia
Friday, February 14, 2020 2:29 AM

The U.S. Grains Council is specifically targeting the aquaculture industry in Southeast Asia as one of the next big demand growth opportunities for U.S. dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS).

Nebraska Ethanol Board to hold E15 workshop on Feb. 20
Thursday, February 13, 2020 10:18 PM

The Nebraska Ethanol Board's third E15 Retailer Workshop is coming up Feb. 20 in Lincoln.

EIA predicts flat ethanol production through 2021
Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:45 AM

The U.S. Energy Information Administration maintained its prediction for 2020 ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released Feb. 11

February WASDE increases forecast for corn use in ethanol
Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:44 AM

The USDA increased its 2019-’20 forecast for corn use in ethanol production by 50 million bushels, to 5.425 billion, in its latest World Agricultural Supply & Demand Estimates report, released Feb. 11.

USDA’s McKinney speaks at NEC
Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:01 AM

Ted McKinney, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs, addressed the 2020 National Ethanol Conference Wednesday, offering kudos to the U.S. ethanol industry.

NEC: Finding new uses for ethanol
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 11:22 PM

Panel discussions during the second day of the 2020 National Ethanol Conference in Houston, Texas, began by exploring new uses for ethanol.

Cooperative Producers adds E15 at 2 Nebraska locations
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 11:01 PM

Cooperative Producers Inc. has added E15 at its fuel sites in Axtell, Nebraska, and Red Cloud, Nebraska. These additions are CPI’s fifth and sixth locations selling E15 in the state including locations in Clay Center, Funk, Giltner, and Juniata.

SIRE receives RFA’s 2020 Industry Award
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:43 PM

The Renewable Fuels Association presented Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy in Council Bluffs, Iowa, with the 2020 Industry Award Feb. 12 at the National Ethanol Conference in Houston, Texas.

Clean fuel programs dominate discussion at NEC
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 5:24 AM

At the 2020 National Ethanol Conference, much attention was given to low-carbon fuels standards, both in remarks by Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper, as well as a morning panel discussion.

Cooper delivers state of the industry at NEC
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:10 AM

Geoff Cooper, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO, said that while 2019 was a difficult year for the ethanol industry, there is reason for optimism in 2020.

UNICA: Corn ethanol production continues to increase
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:37 AM

While Brazil's sugarcane ethanol production was negligible in early January, corn ethanol production continued to grow.

USDA: Corn use for ethanol at 530 million bushels in November
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:42 PM

Corn use for fuel ethanol production in December was up when compared to both the previous month and December 2018, according to the USDA.

RFA, Field to Market partner for pollinator habitat pilot project
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 4:19 AM

The Renewable Fuels Association has teamed up with several organizations to expand pollinator habitats near ethanol plants in Nebraska.

New study: Economy benefited from ethanol in 2019
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 2:47 AM

The ethanol industry supported nearly 350,000 jobs and generated almost $43 billion in gross domestic product in 2019, according to an analysis conducted by ABF Economics.

High school students tour Al-Corn Clean Fuel
Monday, February 10, 2020 11:55 PM

Eight students from Triton High School in Dodge Center, Minnesota, toured Al-Corn Clean Fuel in Claremont, Minnesota, Feb. 7 to learn about renewable energy production.

Ethanol’s health benefits take center stage at leadership forum
Saturday, February 8, 2020 5:21 AM

The National Clean Fuels Technology and Health Effects Leadership Forum was held in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 6. The event brought to the forefront the health and environmental benefits ethanol offers.

Eco-Energy nears completion of Phoenix ethanol terminal
Saturday, February 8, 2020 5:18 AM

Eco-Energy has entered the final stage of construction on its ethanol distribution facility located in Phoenix, Arizona. The facility will be Eco-Energy’s tenth ethanol distribution terminal and is scheduled to commence operations in 3Q 2020.

Better Fuel Initiative supports a future of better transportation
Saturday, February 8, 2020 5:17 AM

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association has launched the Better Fuel Initiative to promote the adoption of state policies, raise awareness, drive research and increase infrastructure with the aim to meet environmental goals by using biofuels.

USDA: US ethanol exports reach 1.47 billion gallons in 2019
Friday, February 7, 2020 4:46 AM

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service released export data on Feb. 5 showing that the U.S. exported approximately 146.53 million gallons of ethanol and 767,682 metric tons of distillers grains in December.

RFA reports detail ethanol, distillers grains exports in 2019
Friday, February 7, 2020 4:44 AM

The Renewable Fuels Association has released a pair of reports summarizing 2019 U.S. ethanol and distillers grains export and import data. The reports illustrate the important role of U.S. ethanol and distillers grains in global trade.

Broin named The American Biofuels Visionary by Growth Energy
Friday, February 7, 2020 4:41 AM

During the organization’s 11th Annual Executive Leadership Conference, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor honored POET Founder and CEO Jeff Broin as The American Biofuels Visionary. The award recogizes leadership in the U.S. biofuels sector.

White Dog Labs buys Minnesota biorefinery
Thursday, February 6, 2020 6:27 AM

White Dog Labs has announced plans to purchase a biofuel plant in Minnesota that originally produced ethanol, but was later converted to produce biobased butanol and acetone. WDL plans to upgrade the plant to produce ProTyton.

Kansas Ethanol to install Whitefox ICE
Thursday, February 6, 2020 6:24 AM

Whitefox Technologies has announced that Kansas Ethanol LLC will install a Whitefox ICE membrane dehydration system at its 77 MMgy plant in Lyons, Kansas. The system will boost plant output by 30,000 gallons per day.

UCF researchers work to develop cleaner-burning renewable fuels
Thursday, February 6, 2020 6:20 AM

Researchers at the University of Central Florida are researching biofuels as part of a DOE initiative known as the Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines. As part of that effort, they have determined that ethanol produces less soot than other biofuels.

RFA analysis finds record E15 sales in 2019
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:20 AM

A new RFA analysis found that approximately 500 million gallons of E15 were sold nationwide in 2019, setting a new record. However, sales would have been even stronger if not for the RFS compliance exemptions granted by EPA to dozens of refineries.

Washington House passes bill to create clean fuels program
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:17 AM

The state of Washington is one step closer to enacting a clean fuels program that would limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per unit of transportation fuel to 10 percent below 2017 levels by 2028 and 20 percent below 2017 levels by 2035.

OPINION: A new focus on infrastructure
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:16 AM

The USDA has announced the creation of a new Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program, or HBIIP. With rising demand for E15 , the announcement of this new program is perfectly timed, according to the Renewable Fuels Association.

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