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Ethanol Producer Magazine
Updated: 1 year 27 weeks ago

ACE: New video answers why retailers add E15

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 16:38
The American Coalition for Ethanol announced the release of the fourth video in its series of fuel marketer-focused videos on the website Jan. 31. The series addresses common marketer questions about E15 and flex fuels.

IBBR to investigate how to protect poplar from disease

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 16:32
The Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research has been awarded a $1.1 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to elucidate the mechanism of rust pathogenesis in poplar in an effort to engineer durable resistance the biofuel crop.

Pruitt discusses E15 RVP waiver, RFS fuel pathway during hearing

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 16:51
The RFS, a Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver for E15, and the pending advanced biofuel pathway for distillers sorghum oil were among the topics discussed during a Jan. 30 Senate hearing featuring testimony from U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

RFA responds to Trump’s State of the Union address

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 16:42
The Renewable Fuel Association has responded to President Donald Trump’s Jan. 30 State of the Union address. Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the RFA, discussed how ethanol can benefit infrastructure, free trade and the economy.

New leadership appointed to Governors’ Biofuel Coalition

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 16:38
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, have been appointed as chair and vice chair, respectively, of the Governors' Biofuels Coalition, a multi-state alliance aimed at providing regional leadership on biofuels policy.

Summit Agricultural Group to expand Brazilian corn ethanol plant

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 16:43
Summit Agricultural Group recently announced a $100 million expansion of FS Bioenergia, a corn ethanol plant in Brazil. The expansion is expected to be complete by the first quarter of 2019 and will increase capacity from 60 MMgy to 140 MMgy.

Cargill to produce ethanol at Germany plant

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 16:40
Cargill recently announced plans to expand its portfolio at its starches and sweeteners plant in Krefeld, Germany, with advanced biofuels, vegetable wheat protein and industrial wheat starches. The transformation is expected to be complete by 2020.

Newly discovered cellulose could have applications for ethanol

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 16:35
Stanford scientists have found a new type of cellulose in bacteria with properties that could make it an improvement over traditional cellulose for fuels and other materials, or for better understanding and treating bacterial infections.

Mercuria plans improvements for South Bend ethanol plant

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 16:59
Noble Americas South Bend Ethanol LLC in Indiana was recently purchased by Mercuria Investments US Inc. and changed its name to South Bend Ethanol LLC. Mercuria plans to increase capacity at the facility to approximately 100 MMgy.

Researchers explore economic potential for sweet sorghum ethanol

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 16:55
A team at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is exploring sweet sorghum ethanol as a future income source for dryland agriculture in western Nebraska. Sweet sorghum is a cultivar of sorghum primarily developed for the harvest of juice.

USGC welcomes new member Conestoga Energy Partners

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 16:54
The U.S. Grains Council recently announced Conestoga Energy Partners LLC as a new member. Established in 2006 and located in Liberal, Kansas, Conestoga Energy operates three ethanol plants with a total production capacity of 205 MMgy.

Philadelphia Energy Solutions blames RFS for bankruptcy

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 14:57
Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the largest refinery on the East Coast, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, blaming its financial struggles on costs involved with complying with the EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard.

Lack of transparency over small refiner exemptions undermines RFS

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 14:54
There is a troubling “lack of transparency” in EPA’s management of the Renewable Fuel Standard’s small refinery exemption provisions, according to a letter sent this week to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt by the Renewable Fuels Association.

ACE presents on ethanol markets at MN Ag Expo

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 14:53
Ron Lamberty, senior vice president of the American Coalition for Ethanol, updated attendees at the MN Ag EXPO in Mankato, Minnesota, on the changing landscape that allows retailers to offer ethanol-blended fuels at lower prices.

RFA develops ‘Ethanol in the Classroom’ program for students

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 14:52
Consumers are never too young to learn about the benefits of ethanol. The Renewable Fuels Association has developed an “Ethanol in the Classroom” course, providing a fun and interactive way for students to learn about the renewable fuel.

Comment period on distillers sorghum oil NPRM closes Jan. 26

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 15:22
The comment period on U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to qualify distillers sorghum oil as an advanced biofuel feedstock is set to close Jan. 26. The EPA first published the proposed rule in late December.

RFA sponsors 2018 Crappie Masters Tournament Trail

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 15:19
The 2018 season of the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail kicks off later this week, with the Renewable Fuels Association signed on as a co-title sponsor for the second consecutive year. The first of 18 tournaments begins Jan. 26 in Deland, Florida.

USGC: DDGS exports set new record to Southeast Asia

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 15:17
The U.S. Grains Council has announced U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) exports to Southeast Asia set a new record of 2.3 million metric tons in 2016/2017, despite an adverse trade policy decision by Vietnam.

USDA, DOE to fund biomass genomics research

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 16:11
The USDA and U.S. Department of Energy have opened a funding opportunity that aims to support genomics-based research that will lead to the improved use of biomass and plant feedstock for the production of biofuels and biochemicals.

Algeria removes value-added tax on US DDGS, corn gluten feed

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 16:10
The government of Algeria has lifted a value-added tax (VAT) on U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and corn gluten feed (CGF) for 2018, affording new opportunities this marketing year.