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Ethanol Producer Magazine
Updated: 21 weeks 2 days ago

USDA announces $18.4 million in HBIIP awards

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 18:41
In honor of Earth Day, the USDA on April 22 announced $18.4 million in awards through the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program to help expand the availability of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel.

Biden sets goal to cut US GHG emissions in half by 2030

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 18:35
President Biden marked Earth Day on April 22 by announcing a new target for the U.S. to achieve a 50-52 percent reduction in economy-wide net greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution by 2030 when compared to a 2005 baseline.

Valero provides update of renewable fuel projects

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 18:33
Valero Energy released first quarter results on April 22, reporting improved results for its ethanol operations and record operating income for its renewable diesel segment. The company also discussed plans for a CCS project at its ethanol plants.

Bill aims to revamp REAP, move AgSTAR from EPA to USDA

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 18:32
Reps. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M, on April 22 introduced the Agricultural Resilience Act. The bill, in part, would make changes to the USDA's REAP program and move the U.S. EPA's AgSTAR program to the USDA.

Bill will help farmers, foresters participate in carbon markets

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 18:31
The Growing Climate Solutions Act was re-introduced on April 20. The bill aims to break down barriers for farmers and foresters interested in participating in carbon markets so they can be rewarded for climate-smart practices.

Aemetis selects Axens Vegan technology for Riverbank project

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 18:29
Aemetis Inc. has selected Axens Vegan Renewable Hydroprocessing technology for its “Carbon Zero 1” production plant in Riverbank, California. The facility will produce sustainable jet fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel using cellulosic hydrogen.

Royal Farms opens 21st ethanol refueling station

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 18:27
This Earth Day Royal Farms and Protec Fuel Management LLC celebrate their past year’s achievement of displacing petroleum fuel with enough low carbon biofuels to account for a pollution reduction equivalent to planting more than 102,353 trees.

ePURE: EU taxonomy falls short in treatment of biofuels

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 18:26
The European Commission’s political agreement on a Delegated Regulation seeking to define sustainable investments in the EU sends unfortunately mixed signals about the importance of sustainable biofuels, according to ePURE.

EIA: Weekly ethanol production flat, stocks down slightly

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 15:42
U.S. ethanol production was flat the week ending April 16, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on April 21. Fuel ethanol stocks were down slightly from the previous week.

Senators urge Regan to uphold the RFS

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 15:40
A dozen senators on April 20 sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan requesting that he continue his commitment to support farmers and rural communities by upholding and restoring confidence in the Renewable Fuel Standard.

Hydro-Thermal adds ESS sales manager

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 15:38
Hydro-Thermal Corp. has added Joel Gerstner to its team as the ethanol, sweetener and starch (ESS) sales manager. In this position, he will have responsibility for the sales, support, and management functions of the ESS team with a focus on growth.

Former political leaders urge 50-state strategy on green energy

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 16:23
A group of 50 former House and Senate leaders representing 42 states on April 20 sent a letter to Gina McCarthy, President Biden’s national climate advisor, in support of the administration’s dedication to building back better for a green future.

Bill to expand, extend 45Q tax credit introduced in House

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 16:22
Reps. David Schweikert, R-Ariz.; Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio; and Carol Miller, R-W.V., on April 19 joined House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., in announcing a bill to improve and extend the 45Q tax credit for carbon capture and sequestration.

Eco-Energy begins construction on California ethanol terminal

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 16:20
Eco-Energy has started construction on its ethanol distribution facility located in Stockton, California. The facility is scheduled to commence operations in March 2022 and will be the eleventh ethanol distribution terminal constructed by Eco-Energy.

Clariant, Pertamina collaborate on advanced biofuels assessment

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 16:19
Clariant is working with Indonesia's state-owned oil and gas corporation, Pertamina, since 2018 to evaluate and test the feasibility of Clariant's sunliquid technology to process available regional feedstocks in Indonesia into the cellulosic ethanol.

Ethanol groups comment in support of proposed UST, E15 label rule

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 18:40
Representatives of the U.S. ethanol industry on April 19 filed comments with the U.S. EPA in support of the agency’s proposed rule that would modify or eliminate current fuel pump labeling requirements for E15.

EPA rule to rescind CAA cost-benefit analysis regs sent to OMB

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 18:39
The U.S. EPA is taking action to rescind a Trump-era rule finalized in December 2020 that changed the way the agency considered the costs and benefits of all significant Clean Air Act rulemakings, including those related to the RFS.

ICM to upgrade distillation system at Lakeview Plymouth Energy

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 18:37
ICM Inc. has signed an agreement with Lakeview Plymouth Energy LLC to upgrade the ethanol producer’s distillation system and convert its high-pressure distillation system to ICM’s proprietary lower-temperature vacuum distillation.

RFA: Ethanol emergency response webinars this week

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 18:36
The RFA is offering four-hour-long webinars on April 21 and April 22, led by a nationally accredited and professional instructor with an extensive background in emergency management, firefighting and hazardous materials response.

Gevo's RNG project achieves financial closing

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 18:34
Gevo Inc. announced on April 15 that it has closed a $68.155 million “Green Bond” private activity bonds offering to finance the construction of its dairy renewable natural gas (RNG) project in Northwest Iowa.