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Ethanol Producer Magazine
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ADM: Current blending economics for ethanol favorable

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 15:59
On May 1, Archer Daniels Midland Co. released first quarter 2018 financial results, reporting that earnings for the company’s bioproducts segment were down when compared to the same period of last year due to weak ethanol margins.

Valero reports improved Q1 earnings for ethanol segment

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 15:57
Valero Energy Corp. released first quarter 2018 financial results on April 26. The company reported $45 million of operating income for its ethanol segment, up from $22 million during the same three-month period of 2017.

RFA: Ethanol saves consumers money at the pump

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 15:55
Ethanol is helping to offset higher gasoline prices, and 10 percent ethanol blends (E10) alone could save consumers at least $39 billion this year, according to an analysis released today by the Renewable Fuels Association.

Biofuels key to success of Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 15:53
Canada’s two largest biofuels stakeholders—Renewable Industries Canada and Advanced Biofuels Canada—released the results of a new study April 30 on the economic impact of Canada’s upcoming Clean Fuel Standard.

Senators urge EPA to allow year-round E15 sales

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 16:41
A group of senators sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt April 30 outlining the benefits of year-round E15 sales. The letter follows remarks made by President Donald Trump on April 12 in support of a year-round waiver for E15.

Biofuel industry criticizes EPA handout to Icahn

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 16:38
Supporters of the biofuels industry are speaking out to condemn reports that the U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt granted an undisclosed small refiner “hardship” waiver to a refinery owned by billionaire Carl Icahn.

EIA: Subsidies for renewables down as tax credits diminish

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 16:35
Federal subsidies for renewable energy—including biofuels for transportation use and renewable generation of electricity—dropped to $6.7 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2016, a 56 percent decline from FY 2013.

Pruitt grilled on Capitol Hill while Cruz 'sideshow' held on lawn

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:52
The debate in Washington, D.C., over RFS was in full force April 26 as U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt was grilled at a House committee hearing on his issuance of waivers while Sen. Ted Cruz stumped with refinery and steel workers on the lawn.

USDA: February corn use for fuel ethanol at 434 million bushels

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:50
The USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for April, reporting that corn used for fuel ethanol production in February was down from January, but up when compared to February 2017.

RFA to CARB: Ethanol plays a key role in LCFS success story

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:48
Ethanol has played a key role in the success of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard and is poised to make even greater contributions to the state’s climate policy objectives if certain regulatory actions are taken to allow greater market access.

EPA: 20.98 million cellulosic RINs generated in March

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 15:03
The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for March, reporting that more than 1.56 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 20.98 million cellulosic RINs.

Novozymes reports strong growth for bioenergy segment

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 15:01
Novozymes has released first quarter financial results, reporting a significant growth in sales for its bioenergy segment. The increase is attributed, in part, to the recent launch of the company’s first yeast solution for conventional biofuels.

LLNL maps out deployment of CCS for ethanol production

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 14:59
To better understand the near-term commercial potential for capturing and storing CO2, researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have mapped out how CO2 might be captured from U.S. ethanol biorefineies and sequestered underground.

Ace Ethanol to install D3MAX technology

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 08:57
D3MAX LLC and Ace Ethanol LLC announced April 24 that Ace Ethanol will be the first ethanol plant to integrate the patented D3MAX technology with its existing corn dry mill. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer.

Perdue questioned on RFS, waivers, E15 during hearing

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 15:56
The Renewable Fuel Standard, Reid vapor pressure (RVP) relief and the U.S. EPA’s misuse of small refiner hardship waivers were among the topics discussed during a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing held on April 24.

ICM, KnipBio to create fermentation process for aquafeed

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 15:55
KnipBio Inc., an animal feed firm, and ICM Inc. announced this week that they’ve entered into a joint development agreement to create a commercial fermentation process for KnipBio’s single cell protein aquafeed, KnipBio Meal.

Syngenta: Cellerate technology can benefit ethanol producers

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 15:53
As ethanol plants seek new ways to be more competitive, advances in corn kernel fiber to ethanol processes have shown significant promise in adding value through the diversification of product streams, according to Syngenta.

Crafting Coproducts

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 18:51
FROM THE MAY ISSUE: Editor in Chief Tom Bryan previews the magazine, including feature articles about coproducts, carbon capture, dryer safety, and a preview of the upcoming International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo.

EPA seeks nominations for MSTRS

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 16:17
The U.S. EPA is seeking nominations for its Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee, which is designed to provide the Clean Air Advisory Committee with independent advice on programs related to mobile source air pollution and its control.

RFA: Small refiner waivers lowered 2016, 2017 RVOs significantly

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 16:16
EPA’s recent actions in exempting small refineries from their Renewable Fuel Standard blending obligations for 2016 and 2017 have effectively lowered the volumetric obligations by at least 1.6 billion gallons, according to an analysis by the RFA.