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U.S. National Biodiesel Board Petitions against ‘Illegal’ Biodiesel Imports
March 23, 2017 – 5:15 pm | No Comment

by Christine Prentice and Michael Hirtzer (Reuters)  The National Biodiesel Board said on Thursday it has filed a petition to the U.S. government to investigate imports from Argentina and Indonesia, saying they have violated trade laws …

#Ethanol Report on Export Picture
February 9, 2017 – 10:59 am | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Ethanol exports are in the news this week. First we heard about record net ethanol exports for 2016 in a new report from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), followed quickly by …

A Taxing Issue for Ethanol Producers?
February 7, 2017 – 3:38 pm | No Comment

by Brian Kuehl and Donna Funk (K·Coe Isom) Will a possible US tax reform and border adjustability affect ethanol producers in the US? —  … There is a high likelihood that comprehensive tax reform legislation will become …

India Complains against US at WTO over Subsidies
February 7, 2017 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

(LiveMint) India has complained against the US at the World Trade Organization (WTO) for what it calls illegal subsidies and domestic content requirements for the renewable energy sector in eight American states, even as the Donald …

Australian Canola: European Union Fuels Demand
February 6, 2017 – 9:07 pm | No Comment

by Peter Hemphill (The Weekly Times) More than 80 per cent of Australia’s canola oil will end up in the fuel tanks of Euro­pean cars and trucks, rather than as human food, this year.

Data compiled …

Trump Puts US Food, Farm Companies on Edge over Mexico Trade
February 3, 2017 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

by Tom Polansek, Mark Weinraub and Frank Jack Daniel (Channel NewsAsia’World-Grain.com)  U.S. food producers and shippers are trying to speed up exports to Mexico and line up alternative markets as concerns rise that this lucrative …

A Double Whammy for Corn and Ethanol Industries
January 23, 2017 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

(Michigan Farmer)  China imposes additional tariffs on DDGS and ethanol.  —  … Inevitably, changes in trade could bludgeon an already wounded ag economy. A tug of war with punitive tariffs has already started with the world’s …

Branstad Says Trump Assures EPA Chief Will Be Pro-Ethanol
January 4, 2017 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

by O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) Iowa’s governor says President-elect Donald Trump has reassured him the Trump Administration will be pro-ethanol. Governor Terry Branstad was concerned initially when he heard Trump asked the attorney general from …

Wrap: Asian Biodiesel Markets Hit by Drought in 2016 but Find Export Success
December 30, 2016 – 2:06 pm | No Comment

by Samar Niazi (Platts)  The palm oil and PME story in 2016 was dominated by acute drought across Southeast Asia, caused by the most severe El Nino event since 1997-98.  …  The after-effects of the El …

Biodiesel: The Great Crash of Australia’s ‘Fish and Chip Cooking Oil’ Renewable Fuel Industry
December 28, 2016 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

by Emilia Terzon (ABC News)  Former chef-cum-Darwin’s “biodiesel warrior” Greg Henderson was elbow-deep in an industry of second-hand grease when the global price of crude oil started to tumble in 2014.  Within weeks the humble …

Ag Leaders Praise Branstad as China Pick
December 22, 2016 – 7:12 pm | No Comment

by Gene Lucht Lee (Agri-Media/Midwest Producer)  Midwestern agricultural leaders have been watching President-elect Donald Trump’s criticism of trade – with China, in particular – with some concern. But their hopes were lifted Dec. 7 when …

America’s New Ambassador To China Is A Boon To The Renewables Sector
December 14, 2016 – 7:29 pm | No Comment

by Tristan R. Brown (Seeking Alpha)  President-elect Donald Trump nominated Iowa governor Terry Branstad to be America’s ambassador to China last week. China’s government was quick to praise the pick, having developed a strong relationship with …

U.S. Ethanol Exports Increase as More Countries Take Steps to Fight Air Pollution
December 8, 2016 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Corn)  … As the world strives to meet goals set by global climate initiatives, U.S. ethanol provides an affordable solution. Government mandates, which dictate a certain amount of ethanol to be blended with gasoline, …

China Pledges to Increase Openness with Foreign Investment Rules
December 8, 2016 – 11:51 am | No Comment

by  Michael Martina  (WHBL)  … Although the guidelines are not finalised, and the extent of the reforms remain unclear, the revised lists include openings in manufacturing sectors such as rail transportation equipment, automotive electronics and new …

Argentina Biodiesel Producers Fear Losing Access to U.S. Market
November 23, 2016 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by Maximilian Heath (Reuters)  Argentina’s biodiesel producers fear losing access to the United States, the destination of nearly all their exports, after Donald Trump’s surprise victory in presidential elections earlier this month, representatives of the sector …

US Elections: Who Wins, Who Loses – What Trump’s Victory Means for the Bioeconomy
November 9, 2016 – 10:17 am | One Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digests)  In Washington, Donald Trump captured the US Presidency in an upset victory that confounded pollsters and political pundits even as it delighted supporters of his maverick candidacy based on themes …

#ExEx16 Panel on Global DDGS Utilization
November 7, 2016 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  A panel of U.S. Grains Council consultants traded international perspectives on the utilization of the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains (DDGS) in various countries during Export Exchange 2016. …  The group …

World Ethanol Market Will Tighten in 2017, Says Green Plains
November 5, 2016 – 12:58 pm | No Comment

(AgriMoney)  The world ethanol market will tighten next year, as US consumption and exports outstrips production, while Brazilian output declines, Green Plains said.

The US ethanol producer saw demand rising, thanks to strong gasoline demand, and …

China Set to Export Corn, Threatening Global Market: Sources
October 1, 2016 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

by  Dominique Patton (Reuters)  China has given approval to at least two companies to export corn, trading sources said, in a radical move by the world’s No. 2 producer to cut its ballooning surplus and …

EU-Canada CETA Agreement Could Devastate European Ethanol Industry, ePure Warns
September 29, 2016 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) is a major threat to the EU ethanol industry, the European renewable ethanol association ePure warns.

The agreement, which is to be discussed by the EU’s trade …

CETA Threatens to Trigger US Ethanol Exports to EU through the Back Door – ePURE
September 23, 2016 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

(e-PURE)  The EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA), which is to be discussed by the EU’s Trade Ministers during the informal Council meeting in Bratislava on 23 September, is a major threat to the EU …

Biomass-Based Diesel Mandates and Trade Trends around the World
September 1, 2016 – 10:25 am | No Comment

by Susan Olson (Genscape/Biofuels Digest)  Biomass-based diesel mandates for blending in transportation fuel have increased in many nations worldwide over the last year. In several of these countries, domestic biodiesel production is underutilized and many …

Hillary Clinton Picks TPP and Fracking Advocate To Set Up Her White House
August 17, 2016 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

by Zaid Jilani and Naomi LaChance (The Intercept)  Two big issues dogged Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primary: the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPP) and fracking. She had a long history of supporting both.

Under fire from Bernie …

USGC, Partners Build Relationships With Colombian Ethanol Industry
July 8, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

(Public.org/U.S. Grains Council)  The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and its domestic partners, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy, traveled to Colombia last week …

The Top 10 Australian Bioeconomy Stories of 2016
July 5, 2016 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) #10: Refocusing away from algae …; #9: Export potential on the rise …; #8: New cellulosic ethanol project in planning …; #7: First Australian biorefinery for renewable diesel, jet fuel …;  #6: New …

US West Coast Emerges as Likely Ethanol Supplier for Asian Importers
July 5, 2016 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

by Toh Wei Zheng (Platts)  The US West Coast is set to become a new export outlet for ethanol cargoes to Asia as competition heats up among traders and producers to capture more market share in …

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee: Reestablishment of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee and Solicitation of Nominations for Membership
July 1, 2016 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

(Federal Register/International Trade Administration)  Pursuant to provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., the Department of Commerce announces the reestablishment of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (the Committee). The …

Brexit: What Does It Mean for the Advanced Bioeconomy?
June 24, 2016 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, the British people voted to exit the European Union in a historic vote which was announced in the early Friday hours. Following the vote, UK Prime Minister …

Knock on Wood: Why Trade and Brand Will Trump Tech in the Advanced Bioeconomy
June 23, 2016 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … So if the advanced bioeconomy is so prevalent and so pervasive, why do we hear so much about the struggles of projects to be built? Why is it so much …

The Battle Over Argentine Biofuel
June 3, 2016 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

by Bruce Dorminey (RenewableEnergyWorld.com)  Argentina biodiesel faces anti-dumping tariffs if it enters the EU market but there might be some relief in sight.

After years of crying foul, Argentina finally got some good news late last …

From Up North to Down Under With DDGS
May 17, 2016 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

by Kassidi Andres (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Mike Bryan is introducing Australia to a DDGS-based feed product made by a company headquartered in North Dakota, where his ethanol career began.   —  … Today, living on the …

Ethanol Industry Takes Part in USDA Trade Mission to Peru, Chile
March 16, 2016 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Several representatives of the biofuel industry are participating in a USDA trade mission to Peru and Chile March 14-18. The mission, led by Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack, aims to …

Platts, Department of Commerce’s ITA Form Strategic Agreement
February 29, 2016 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

(Platts/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Platts, the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets and a division of McGraw Hill Financial, has entered into a strategic agreement with the U.S. …

Sh288 Million Ethanol, Sh56 Million Contraband Sugar Seized in Mombasa
January 19, 2016 – 6:29 pm | No Comment

by Nancy Agutu and Elkana Jacob (The Star) Ethanol worth Sh288 million and contraband sugar valued at Sh56 million were seized in Mombasa between October and December 2015, the EACC has said.

The ethanol in 64 containers …

USDA Trade Mission Spurs Record Ethanol Exports to China
December 23, 2015 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a significant jump in ethanol exports to China this year, following a USDA-led trade mission to the country last year. Representatives from nine …

The Biggest Trade Agreement You’ve Never Heard of
October 7, 2015 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The biggest expansion of free trade in a generation, the Trans-Pacific Partnership could reshape world trade in food and agriculture. Here’s the need to know:

What it is: The Trans-Pacific Partnership …

China Looks to Algenol’s Carbon Mitigation Technology to Reduce Rising Global CO2 Levels and Help Combat Climate Change
September 23, 2015 – 4:05 pm | One Comment

(Algenol)  U.S.-based Algenol will partner with South China’s Fujian Zhongyuan New Energy Company, Ltd. (ZYNE) to develop projects throughout Southern China, utilizing carbon emissions to create renewable fuels. The goal is to provide solutions for …

Governor Branstad Hopes to Return from Seattle with Trade Deals
September 23, 2015 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

by Dar Danielson (RadioIowa)  Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is in Seattle today (September 22, 2015) attending the U.S. China Governors Forum.  “We will be attending a conference with five either governors or party leaders from …

Trade Mission Tour to Stop at Two Ethanol Plants
September 22, 2015 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  An Illinois Department of Agriculture-led tour begins Sept. 21, with stops at a variety of grain-related businesses around the state, including Marquis Energy LLC, a 140 MMgy ethanol plant …

China: Biofuels Annual
September 10, 2015 – 11:10 am | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  China is a major producer of biofuels and production continues to increase. However, it is unclear how the government will meet its ambitious targets for continued expansion given its decision to limit …

US Biofuels Part of Food, Feed Global Solution
August 25, 2015 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

by Tom Buis (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Cleaner burning, higher performing fuels and their nutritious coproducts are valuable at home and abroad, and have the potential to resolve many issues around the globe, writes Tom …

Building Markets for Ethanol Exports
June 19, 2015 – 7:23 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Expanding export markets for U.S. ethanol was the focus last month as a group of industry representatives to Mexico and Japan on trade missions coordinated through a partnership between …

Nebraska Governor Talks Biofuels in Europe
June 18, 2015 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is on an agricultural trade mission trip to the European Union with stops in Italy, Belgium, and Denmark. The trade mission, being coordinated jointly by the Nebraska Departments of …

Uncertainty in RFS Sends the US Ethanol Industry to Overseas Markets: A Report from the National Ethanol Conference, “Going Global”
February 26, 2015 – 1:13 pm | No Comment

by Lais F. Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Last week, from February 17 to 21, the 20th National Ethanol Conference “Going Global” was held in Grapevine, Texas, with the participation of several representatives of the ethanol …

Ethanol Expands Global Reach, RFA Releases New 2014 Export/Import Publication
February 8, 2015 – 5:39 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  U.S. ethanol exports reached near-record levels in 2014, sending 836 million gallons of ethanol worth $2.1 billion to international markets, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) explained today in its new publication “2014 …

Government App to Help Companies Export Clean Energy Solutions
February 6, 2015 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The International Trade Administration has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Department of Energy are providing U.S.-based …

Opening Channels For Export
January 19, 2015 – 4:35 pm | No Comment

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Grains Council is teaming up with Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association and the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service on a new four-way partnership in ethanol export …

UN Report Outlines Growing Biofuels Role in Developing Economies
November 14, 2014 – 7:04 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Biofuels now account for 1 percent of global energy use, a new report from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development finds. “The State of the Biofuels Market: Regulatory, …

Growth Energy Explores Export Opportunities in Panama and Peru
November 10, 2014 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  Growth Energy participated in a market development mission with the U.S. Grains Council and the Renewable Fuels Association to explore export opportunities for U.S. ethanol in Panama and Peru. Alex Marquis, Logistics Manager …

U.S. Biodiesel Industry Challenges EU Trade Barriers
October 2, 2014 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) on Tuesday filed comments with the European Commission challenging unfair trade duties that have blocked U.S. biodiesel from being exported to Europe since 2009.

NBB urged the commission …

Obama Signs Farm Bill, Announces Made in Rural America Initiative
March 4, 2014 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  … Regarding the new Made in Rural American initiative, Obama said the program will help more rural business expand, and hire, and sell more products that are made in the U.S.A. …

Vessel Loads Rotterdam Ethanol for Export to UAE: Sources
February 28, 2014 – 6:51 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  Chemical tanker Bochem Oslo is preparing to load a substantial volume of ethanol from Rotterdam before heading to Fujairah, in the United Arab Emirates, as multi-year low European prices beat competition from the US …

10% Ethanol Blending Can Save Rs 9000cr of FX: Shree Renuka
September 4, 2013 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

(MoneyControl.com)  According to Narendra Murkumbi, blending 10 percent ethanol in petrol will reduce sugar surplus by almost one million to one-an-half-million tonne and that will be beneficial for the sugar industry. Overall, manadatory ethanol blending …

Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Invited to Identify Trade-Related Barriers Affecting Exports to the EU
August 7, 2013 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

by Elizabeth Nesbitt (U.S. International Trade Commission)  The U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) is preparing a fact-finding study entitled Trade Barriers that U.S. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Perceive as Affecting Exports to the European Union (Inv. …

Colombia’s Biofuels Ready for International Market: Study
May 21, 2012 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

by Rosemary Westwood (Columbia Reports)  Colombia’s biofuels exceed international standards for reducing greenhouse gas emissions – advancing the country’s goal to become a leading ethanol producer, according to a new government report.

The study commissioned by the …

Occupied by Wall Street: World Leaders Grapple with Clean Energy Finance, Growth at Copenhagen Summit
October 12, 2011 – 8:12 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  World leaders say new structures, public-private partnership, required to unlock clean energy, unleash economic growth.  Free-flowing discussion in Copenhagen shows directions that reform of clean energy finance might take.

…That UN …

Ending US Ethanol Subsidies Could Be Bullish for European Prices
July 14, 2011 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  A plan by US senators to end ethanol subsidies on July 31 could prove bullish for the European market, trading sources said Wednesday.

“It should be pretty supportive, the EU needs the [US ethanol] supply,” …

The Rising Tigers of the China Bioenergy Trade
July 5, 2011 – 9:02 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … That the freighters out of China contain low-cost manufactured goods would surprise no one. The trick of the trade, from the ship owners’ point of view, has always been …

Open Trade Is Mechanism for Balancing Biofuels Supply and Demand
May 5, 2011 – 7:20 am | No Comment

(GLG Research)   …Trade is the mechanism that has a better chance of triggering innovation and technological advancement that create markets and improvement in productivity that ultimately leads to lower costs. Subsidies and trade tariff protection …

The World Market For Ethanol You Did Not Know About.
April 5, 2011 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

by Stu Ellis   (FarmGateBlog.com)   …(E)thanol producers who have a pipeline into the export market may find added demand from a variety of nations that need to buy it.  At a time when ethanol imports …

Classifying Biofuel Subsidies: Farm Bill and WTO Considerations
September 17, 2010 – 5:42 am | No Comment

by Cindy O’Connor (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Report from a Washington DC, September 14, 2010 briefing sponsored by Food & Agricultural Trade Policy Council

With legislative work beginning on the next Farm Bill and new WTO rounds; the …

Russia Wants to Export Biofuels and Game to EU
September 9, 2010 – 6:57 am | No Comment

(RiaNovosti)  The European market is attractive for Russia due to its proximity and high prices. “Russia could become a supplier of oilseeds, oil, biodiesel and ethanol as alternative fuel, cattle and goat meat, game and …

Opportunities and Barriers for International Bioenergy Trade
August 13, 2010 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

by Martin Junginger, Jinke van Dam, Simonetta Zarrilli, Fatin Ali Mohamed, Didier Marchal, and Andre Faaij  (IEA Bioenergy)  Task 40 under the IEA Bioenergy Agreement entitled: ‘Sustainable International Bioenergy trade; securing supply and demand’, started in 2004 and …

Indiana Farmers Are Producing Ethanol for the Middle East
May 21, 2010 – 7:22 am | No Comment

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  Indiana corn is regularly exported as food and feed; but, now, more and more Indiana corn is moving onto the world market as fuel. The US ethanol industry is …

Growing U.S. Export: Corn ethanol
May 21, 2010 – 7:20 am | No Comment

by Philip Brasher  (Des Moines Register)  

The United States has a growing new export – ethanol fuel – and a lot is going to of all places the Middle East. New government data shows that nearly …