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Ethanol Producer Magazine
Updated: 16 weeks 2 days ago

USDA solicits applications for loan guarantee program

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 12:46
The USDA is soliciting applications for two different cycles of the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program. The first cycle closes Oct. 1, while the second is open through April 1, 2021.

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol at 424 bushels in July

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 12:45
The USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for August, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol production was at 424 million bushels in July, up from the previous month but down from July 2019.

Farmers: Canada’s CFS misses the mark on biofuels

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 12:44
Grain Farmers of Ontario has deep concerns about the current Clean Fuels Standard (CFS) proposed by the Canadian government, is opposed to the criteria for land use, and asks for transparency around carbon numbers and any certification processes.

Bustos introduces Next Generation Fuels Act

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 17:29
Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., on Sept. 24 introduced the Next Generation Fuels Act, a bill that establishes a minimum octane standard for gasoline and requires sources of added octane value to reduce carbon emissions by at least 30 percent.

House passes bill that aims to increase SRE transparency

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 17:28
The U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 24 passed the Expanding Access to Sustainable Energy Act, or H.R. 4447, by a vote of 229 to 187. The bill includes provisions of the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act.

FloMetrix flowmeters help ethanol plants increase efficiency

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 17:24
Iowa-based FloMetrix recently installed its patented flowmeter technology at a U.S. ethanol plant, helping that plant operate more efficiently. The company is now making the technology available others in the ethanol industry.

USDA seeks applications for Advanced Biofuel Payment Program

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 17:19
The USDA announced on Sept. 23 it is making $7 million available under the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program. The agency will accept applications from advanced biofuel producers during the month of October.

EIA: Ethanol production down 2%, stocks up 1%

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 16:19
U.S. fuel ethanol production fell by 2 percent the week ending Sept. 18 while weekly ethanol ending stocks increased by 1 percent, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Sept. 23.

Groups call on Trump administration to live up to RFS commitments

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 16:18
While the EPA’s recent denial of 54 gap year SRE petitions was a positive step for the U.S. biofuels industry, representatives of the U.S. biofuel and ag industries are calling on the Trump administration to live up to its remaining biofuel promises.

RFA holds Virtual Heartland Tour

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 16:17
Congressional staff and other federal and state decisionmakers got an up-close virtual look at the U.S. ethanol industry in mid-September as part of the Renewable Fuels Association’s Virtual Heartland Tour.

EPA: 1.58 billion RINs generated in August

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 16:27
The U.S. EPA has released data showing 1.58 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in August, down from 1.65 billion during the same period of 2019.

STB: RETAC meeting scheduled for Oct. 7

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 16:26
The Surface Transportation Board has announced its Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee will hold a virtual meeting on Oct. 7 via Zoom. The meeting is open to the public, but advanced registration is necessary.

USGC promotes DDGS to Central American livestock producers

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 16:24
The USGC teamed up with a U.S. exporter for a recent webinar series for livestock producers in Central America that discussed the advantages of DDGS and addressed the logistical needs of small- and medium-sized livestock producers.

Report: Brazilian ethanol production expected to fall 16% in 2020

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 17:05
Brazil is expected to produce 31.35 billion liters (8.28 billion gallons) of ethanol this year, down 16 percent from 2019, according to a report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network.

EPA delivers final Fuels Regulatory Streamlining rule to OMB

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 17:02
The U.S. EPA delivered its final Fuels Regulatory Streamlining rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget on Sept. 17. OMB review marks a final step before a rulemaking is released publicly.

Gevo: Sweden and Norway target increased use of SAF

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 17:00
Swedish Government announced on Sept. 11 its intention to introduce a greenhouse gas reduction mandate for aviation fuel. Norway made a similar announcement earlier this year. Gevo Inc. has welcomed both announcements.

Biofuel accounts for record 5.8% of UK transportation fuel in Q1

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 14:55
The U.K. consumed 645 million liters (170.39 million gallons) of transportation biofuels during the first quarter of 2020, up 53 percent when compared to the same period of 2019, according to data released by the U.K. government on Sept. 10.

UNICA: Domestic ethanol sales down, exports up

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 14:54
UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released data showing both ethanol production and domestic sales were down during the second half of August. Ethanol exports, however, were up when compared to last year.

Censky to leave USDA, resume post at American Soybean Association

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 14:53
The USDA announced on Sept. 18 that Deputy Agriculture Secretary Stephen Censky will step down on Nov. 8 to resume his post as CEO of the American Soybean Association, a position he previously held for 21 years.

RFA welcomes Orion Oil as newest associate member

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 14:52
The Renewable Fuels Association welcomed Orion Oil as its newest Associate Member. Based in Miami, Florida, Orion Oil is a fuel distributor that also operates gas stations and convenience stores in South Florida.