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Largest US Oil Trade Group Sues to Block Biden's EV Push

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters) The nation's largest oil trade group, which includes Exxon Mobil (XOM.N) and Chevron (CVX.N), filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday seeking to block the Biden administration's efforts to reduce planet-warming emissions from cars and light trucks and encourage electric vehicle manufacturing,

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Maximizing the Climate Benefits of Agriculture: RCPP Expansion to 10-state Region, Multi-Grainshed RCPP Expansion

(American Coalition for Ethanol) The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) recently approved a $25 million investment in the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE)-led Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) expansion that builds on the successful South

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of SAF

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) As presented in the weekly online series ABLC Connect, this presentation looks at headwinds and tailwinds impacting the development and deployment of sustainable aviation fuels, including commodity and carbon prices, mandates, incentives, technology trends, policy and

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Biofuels Update in Ohio

by Matt Reese, Dale Minyo and Dusty Sonnenberg (Ohio's Country Journal)  ... In 2024, Ohio is celebrating 16 years of in-state, large scale ethanol production. “The appropriate thing to do is to celebrate 16 years because that 16th birthday is when

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Are Corn and Ethanol Markets Correlated?

by Emily Balsamo and Arthur Yu (Seeking Alpha)  - Ethanol is an alcohol derived primarily from corn in the United States. Ethanol is blended with gasoline at a ratio averaging 10% ethanol and 90% petroleum-based gasoline. - Ethanol production has plateaued

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Mandatory Use of at Least 5% Biofuel in Motor Gasoline Will Bring More than $1 bln to Budget Annually - MHP Eco Energy president

(Interfax-Ukraine) The adoption of the bill on the mandatory use of bioethanol in liquid motor fuels is an extremely important event for Ukraine, since its implementation will annually ensure the receipt of more than $1 billion in the budget and significantly

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Rex Reports Strong Q1, Announces Progress with Capacity Expansion and CCS Projects

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Rex American Resources Corp. on May 22 reported that the company achieved near-record financial results during its fiscal first quarter of 2024. The company also announced it secured 100% of the rights of way for

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Fluid Quip Technologies Announces Installation of Distillers Corn Oil (DCO) Technology™ System at CVEC Ethanol

(Fluid Quip Technologies/Business Wire) Fluid Quip Technologies (FQT) proudly announces the integration of its groundbreaking Distillers Corn Oil (DCO) Technology™ at the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) in Benson, Minnesota. This innovative technology promises to deliver an average 20% increase in

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IRS Gives 45Z Registration Guidance: New IRS Guidance Urges Biofuel Producers to Register for 45Z Tax Credit by July

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) The IRS released guidance on Friday (May 31, 2024) on how to register for the 45Z Clean Fuel Production Credit, including a list of feedstocks that could qualify for the $1-per-gallon credit. The 45Z credit takes

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Republican 4th Congressional Candidates Diverge on Ethanol Assistance

by Jared Strong (Iowa Capital Dispatch) A political newcomer who is challenging 4th District Congressman Randy Feenstra in next week’s Republican primary election said Thursday the federal government should phase out requirements for refiners to incorporate ethanol into the nation’s fuel

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Yes, Biofuels Have a Role in Decarbonizing CT

by  Jamie Densmore and Stephen Dodge (CT Mirror/ Densmore Oil/Clean Fuels Alliance America)  Recent CT Viewpoints in favor of widespread heat pump deployment needlessly paint an inaccurate picture of renewable biofuels and their potential to decarbonize hundreds of thousands of Connecticut homes alongside other strategies,

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Brazil Energy Firm to Create ‘World’s First’ Carbon-Negative Ethanol

by Anthony Wright (gasworld)  One of Brazil’s largest ethanol producers could become the world’s largest ethanol producer with a negative carbon footprint and the first to develop bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) in the production of ethanol outside the

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Little to No Ethanol Will Qualify for US Aviation Fuel Credit

by Leah Douglas and Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters) Little to no ethanol will qualify for U.S. sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) subsidies under a new pilot program by President Joe Biden's administration, which toughened climate requirements at the last minute, according to a Reuters review

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide Natural Gas Reduction in Distillation, Dehydration, and Evaporation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In this presentation from the most recent Digest Webinar on the Ethanol Decarbonization Revolution Value, Whitefox CEO Gillian Harrison presented these slides on the importance of focussing on Scope 1 Emissions, Whitefox ICE Solutions – as

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Indiana Corn/Soybean Producers Gearing up to Get Biofuels Tax Credit across the Finish Line Next Year

by Hannah Adamson (FOX 59)  With another running of the Indianapolis 500 in the books, Indiana corn and soybean producers are gearing up to get what they call a crucial bill across the finish line. When many Hoosiers think of all the

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Verbio Celebrates Groundbreaking at South Bend Plant, Receives RFS Pathway Approval for Nevada Facility

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Verbio on May 23 celebrated the groundbreaking of a conversion project at its ethanol plant in South Bend, Indiana, that will allow the facility to produce both ethanol and renewable natural gas (RNG) using an

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John Oliver Tackles the US Corn Industry: ‘You Might Be Thinking, So What?’

(The Guardian)  The Last Week Tonight Host Looks into Federal Subsidies Effects and Ethanol Standards Upholding ‘America’s No 1 Crop’ -- John Oliver dug into the US corn industry on Last Week Tonight, from how the government subsidizes it, to its

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA Federal Programs in Support of the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Inflation Reduction Act provides nearly $40 billion for USDA over the next 10 years to improve life and livelihoods in rural communities. Specific investments include: $19.3 billion for climate-smart agriculture on farms, ranches, and forests;

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Plant Fuels Could One Day Power Airlines and Cars while Lowering Carbon Emissions

by Joe Tarr (Wisconsin Public Radio) Head of the Wisconsin Energy Institute, Mary Blanchard, details biofuels innovations -- ... However, Blanchard (Mary Blanchard, associate director of the Wisconsin Energy Institute) told WPR’s “The Morning Show,” new biofuels have the potential to totally replace

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Groups Urge Treasury to Promptly Complete §45Z Clean Fuels Production Credit Guidance

(Clean Fuels Alliance America) Today (May 15, 2024), 25 trade associations representing producers, feedstock providers, blenders, consumers, and retailers of low-carbon, renewable fuels sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, urging Treasury to finalize and publish guidance for the §45Z Clean

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The EPA E15 Ruling– No Need to Stop There.

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Biofuels Digest) Go ahead, blend any amount of ethanol you want.  And here’s why. --  ... The recent decision by the Biden Administration to provide an “emergency waiver” so E15 can continue to be sold during

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Council Highlights Emerging New-Use Opportunities for Ethanol at Industry Events in Singapore, Australia

(U.S. Grains Council) The U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) Southeast Asia and Oceania (SEA&O) team recently participated in two leading bioenergy conferences in the region, underscoring the pertinent role ethanol can play in emerging new-use areas for transportation decarbonization and how the

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Japanese Media Team Visits U.S. Ethanol Production Chain In Illinois

(U.S. Grains Council) Last week, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) led a group of Japanese journalists interested in biofuel production on a tour of several U.S. ethanol plants and organized meetings with supply chain leaders and policymakers to help the Japanese

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Never Stop Educating

Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/South Dakota Farmers Union)  For all of us long-time ethanol supporters, we share the frustration that American agriculture and the ethanol we produce is so often misunderstood. We were reminded of this after participating in the

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Taking DCO Extraction to the Max: How Ace Ethanol Manages the Task

by Kathy Weitz (Ethanol Producer Magazine/GEA North America) When it comes to distillers corn oil (DCO) generated as a coproduct of ethanol production, every drop adds to the overall profitability of the operation. That’s why the initial stillage separation and subsequent

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U.S. Ethanol and SAF Industry Leaders Seek to Intervene in Legal Challenge to EU Sustainable Aviation Fuel Regulation

(Renewable Fuels Association) Leaders of the U.S. ethanol industry are seeking to intervene in a legal challenge of the ReFuelEU Aviation Regulation, which effectively bans the use of renewable, crop-based biofuels like corn ethanol as a feedstock for decarbonizing the aviation sector. Collaborating

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Biofuels Offer Low-Hanging Fruit in Nascent Carbon Capture Industry

by Amena H. Saiyid (Cipher) Biofuel producers are taking up carbon capture and storage technology faster than any other industry in the United States as demand grows for cleaner fuels for shipping and aviation. Four out of every ten carbon capture and

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RFA Welcomes 40B Sustainable Aviation Fuel Guidance, But Says Additional Work Needed

(Renewable Fuels Association) The 40B tax credit guidance and modified GREET model released today by U.S. Treasury begin to unlock the door for U.S. ethanol producers and farmers to participate in the emerging market for sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). However, more work

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Worthington High School Students Tour Heron Lake Bioenergy

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Twelve students from Worthington High School toured Heron Lake Bioenergy today to learn more about ethanol production. “We are always happy to offer tours of our plant. In addition to providing an inside view of our production process and

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University of Minnesota Students Tour Guardian Energy

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Eight students from the University of Minnesota toured Guardian Energy in Janesville on April 9 to learn about renewable energy production.  “We are always excited to host students from the University of Minnesota’s Renewable Energy Technologies and Food Engineering

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Court Wrestles with EPA Rules for Biogas: Judges Questioned Why the Agency Imposed One Set of Requirements on Biogas Producers and Another on Other Biofuels.

by Marc Heller (E&E News PM) A federal appeals court grappled Thursday with EPA’s regulation of biogas production for transportation fuel, a fresh point of contention in the renewable natural gas industry. During oral arguments on a lawsuit from the Coalition for

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Biden Administration to Release Low-Carbon Aviation Fuel Tax Credit Model on Tuesday - Sources

by Jarrett Renshaw and Stephanie Kelly (Reuters)  The Biden administration is expected to release a climate model for its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) subsidy program on Tuesday, two sources familiar with the matter said. The rule will dictate how ethanol producers can

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With 'Record Droughts' in Income Predicted, Ohio Farmers Look to New Markets for Ethanol

by Jordan Laird (Columbus Dispatch) ... Facing headwinds, Miller (Jon Miller, a grain farmer in Fairfield County) said Ohio corn farmers are hopeful that new markets for ethanol fuel will provide some relief. Airlines are forging ahead with plans to transition to use ethanol to

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Indigo Ag and Red Trail Energy Collaborate on Sustainable Biofuels to Maximize Benefits From Clean Fuel Tax Credit Programs

(Indigo Ag/PR Newswire) Companies will leverage Indigo Ag's proven measurement, verification and reporting capabilities to calculate field level carbon intensity and unlock new opportunities for fuel and agricultural decarbonization --  Indigo Ag, the innovative leader and trusted partner in sustainable agriculture, and Red

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Biofuels Will Be a Key Part of the Net-Zero Solution

by Juergen Eckhardt (Forbes/Leaps by Bayer)  Imagine a world where jets fly around the planet on fuel sourced from plants, replacing fossil fuels at cost parity, all without displacing huge amounts of forest land and animal life. ... “If we’re going to replace petroleum

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Nunn Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Implement Year-Round E15

(Office of U.S. Representative Zach Nunn (R-IA-03))  U.S. Representative Zach Nunn (IA-03) today introduced bipartisan legislation to implement year-round E15 sales. The Year-Round E15 Act, which is co-led by U.S. Representatives Adrian Smith (NE-03), Nikki Budzinski (IL-13), Brad Finstad (MN-01), Eric Sorensen (IL-17),

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UC-Davis Analysts Warn of Significant Soybean Acreage Requirements for SAF

(Pro Farmer/Ag Web) Two UC-Davis analysts in a report highlighted that satisfying sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) goals would require a significant increase in soybean plantings, almost by 50%. Conversely, relying solely on corn ethanol would necessitate a lesser increase in land

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Ramstad: The Debate over Ethanol's Future Stalls Push for Less-Harmful Gasoline in Minnesota

by Evan Ramstad (Star Tribune)  Environmentalists who favored a low-carbon fuel standard in the past now think its time has gone. -- In mid-February, a dozen environmental groups wrote a letter to Minnesota legislators urging them not to adopt a low-carbon fuel

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Exclusive: Biden Administration's Initial SAF Subsidy Model to Raise Climate Hurdle for Ethanol

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters) The Biden administration will release a preliminary climate model for its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) subsidy program in the coming weeks that is more restrictive than what the corn-based ethanol industry had expected, two sources familiar with

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Al-Corn Clean Fuel Host Triton High School Students

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Thirty-four students from Triton High School toured Al-Corn Clean Fuel on March 27 to learn more about renewable fuel production. “We appreciate students from Triton High School’s integrated science classes taking time out of their schedules to learn about

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Ridgewater College Visits CVEC

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Eighteen students from Ridgewater College in Willmar toured the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) plant on March 20 to learn more about ethanol production and its co-products.  “It’s always a pleasure to welcome students from Ridgewater College’s Animal Nutrition

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Owatonna High School Tours Al-Corn Clean Fuel

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Twenty-two students from Owatonna High School toured Al-Corn Clean Fuel today (March 6, 2024) to learn about ethanol production. “We were excited to welcome students from Owatonna HS to our facility. These tours give us an opportunity to showcase

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Gevo Unveils Deep Dive Deck on Net-Zero 1

(Gevo) We're thrilled to unveil our newest Deep Dive Deck on Net-Zero 1.  Explore the deck now

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Sen. Klobuchar Tours MN Bio-Fuels Producer Member Heartland Corn Products

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Sen. Amy Klobuchar toured Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) Producer Member, Heartland Corn Products (HCP), in Winthrop on March 27 to discuss her efforts in addressing some of the challenges facing Minnesota’s ethanol industry. Among those efforts include securing

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Cellulosic Biofuels Win for Ground Transportation

by Lauren Quinn (University of Illinois Agri-View) Despite the fervor around electric vehicles and their potential to reduce the transportation sector’s carbon footprint, 2023 projections suggest electric vehicles won’t edge out gas-powered vehicles for decades to come. With conventional vehicles

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RFS Fight Launches in Appeals Court Interest Groups Argue EPA Illegally Finalized RFS Volumes Through 2025

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)  Though the EPA finalized Renewable Fuel Standard volumes for 2023 to 2025 in June 2023, the future of the rule could change depending on the outcome of a legal battle playing out in a federal

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In Gasolinegate, the True Cost of Gasoline Far Exceeds What We See at the Pump

by Emily Phillips (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  ... Even today, gasoline as a fuel dominates the transportation sector, despite attempts to increase the market share of electric and alternative-fuel vehicles. In Gasolinegate, authors Burl Haigwood (advisor to the Clean Fuels Development

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Iowa Democratic U.S. Senate Hopefuls Differ on Foreign Policy, Ethanol

(Globe Gazette) Differences over a hard line on when to send U.S. troops to Ukraine and over ethanol policy were among the few contrasts to emerge during a televised debate Saturday night between the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate in Iowa. ... (Abby)

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Iowa Lawmakers Move to Ease Ethanol Transition for Gas Stations

by Caleb McCullough (Globe Gazette)  Iowa gas stations would have more flexibility in updating their pumps to comply with renewable fuel rules under a bill Senate lawmakers advanced Wednesday. The bill, Senate Study Bill 3187, builds on a 2022 law that requires most Iowa

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Ethanol Blog: Lawmakers Press Biden Administration to Fight Brazil Ethanol Tariff, Open Ag, Biofuels Trade

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)   With Brazil set to reconsider an ongoing tariff on U.S. ethanol imports a group of Republican lawmakers asked the Biden administration to be active in an upcoming public-comment period on the 16% tariff that is

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2023 Billion-Ton Report: An Assessment of U.S. Renewable Carbon Resources

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technology Office's (BETO) 2023 Billion-Ton Report (BT23) is the 4th in a series of assessments of potential biomass resources available in the United States. BT23 explores these resources in

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Avoiding SAF Flight Cancellation: Airline Industry, Others Stress Need for Sustainable Aviation Fuels to Take Off

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer) Airlines and businesses tied to the bioeconomy are stressing how critical the right policies will be to help fully develop a market for sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) that can help create a new market for

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Cellulosic Biofuels Still a Win for Ground Transportation

by Deborah Gertz Husar (Herald-Whig) ... With conventional vehicles likely to dominate the ground fleet for the foreseeable future, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign experts say cellulosic biofuels shouldn’t be discounted. Researchers in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and the

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Alto Ingredients, Inc. Enters Letter of Intent with Vault to Advance Carbon Capture and Storage Initiative

(Alto Ingredients)  Alto Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALTO), a producer and distributor of renewable fuel and essential ingredients and the largest producer of specialty alcohols in the U.S., announced today that it has entered into an exclusive nonbinding letter of intent and

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Brazil Mills Boost Sugar Capacity, 'Leave' Ethanol to Corn Processors

by Marcelo Teixeira (Reuters) Brazil cane mills will boost their sugar production capacity as much as 10% in the new season from April to take advantage of relatively high sugar prices and as increasing supplies of corn make the grain a

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Red Trail Energy Becomes First Ethanol Plant to Issue CO2 Removal Credits

by Molly Burgess (Gasworld) North Dakota-based Red Trail Energy (RTE) has become the first ethanol production plant to produce CO2 Removal Certificates (CORCs) in the voluntary carbon market. Red Trail Energy and Pure.earth announced the news, which establishes the plant as one

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ISCC Clears Brazil's FS Corn Ethanol for SAF

by Vinicius Damazio and Laura Guedes (Argus Media) Brazilian corn-based ethanol producer FS has received certification that its corn-based ethanol complies with international requirements to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The International Sustainability Carbon Certification (ISCC) Corsia applies to its Lucas do

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How to Increase Your Potential SAF Tax Credits Now

by Cheyenne Kramer (AgWeb) With sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) tax credits beginning in 2025, the practices farmers use during the 2024 growing season will have a direct impact on their ability to take advantage of these incentives. Mitchell Hora of Continuum Ag

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Vilsack Says He’s Confident in E15 Emergency Waiver, Discusses USDA’s SAF Advocacy

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack expressed confidence that the U.S. EPA will issue an emergency waiver to allow E15 to remain available this summer and discussed the USDA’s ongoing efforts with regard to sustainable aviation fuel

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USDA Investing $25 Million in ACE-led Project to Incentivize, Model, and Monetize Climate-Smart Ag Practices in a 10-State Region

(American Coalition for Ethanol) The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) recently approved a $25 million investment in the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE)-led Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) expansion that builds on the successful South

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Ethanol Report 2-26-24 -- Wrap up of the 29th National Ethanol Conference

(Energy.AgWired.com) The 29th National Ethanol Conference held in San Diego California last week may go down as one of the best and most timely industry meetings ever, setting the stage for major decisions that hang in the balance this year, including

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Airlines Could Abandon Dirty Jet Fuel with Cleaner Biofuels

(MITECHNEWS.com)  In an exciting move toward sustainable fuel, airlines are exploring powering planes with biofuels made from corn and other plants. This would slash aviation pollution and boost American farming, bringing tidy financial and environmental wins, according to The New York Times. Turning

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Renewable Fuels Association with Geoff Cooper

(Veteran on the Move)  This week on Veteran On the Move, Joe Crane welcomes Geoff Cooper, President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), the leading voice for America’s ethanol industry. Geoff served four years in the Quartermaster Corps, specializing

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RFA’s Cooper: 2024 Will Be “Pivotal and Consequential Year” for U.S. Ethanol Industry

(Renewable Fuels Association) At the National Ethanol Conference today (February 20, 2024) in San Diego, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper told nearly 1,000 attendees that 2024 will be “one of the most pivotal and consequential years the ethanol

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CO2 Production by the U.S. Ethanol Industry and the Potential Value of Sequestration

by Scott Irwin (farmdoc daily) There has long been an interest in the role of biofuels in “decarbonizing” the transportation sector in the U.S.  An issue that has been receiving a great deal of attention lately is the potential for ethanol

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These Ethanol Plants Want to Bury CO2 in Kansas to Cut Their Carbon Footprints

by Calen Moore and Celia Llopis-Jepsen (KMUW/NPR)  Kansas has three carbon dioxide pipelines. Next, it could get two carbon sequestration wells, linked to ethanol plants. Here’s what we know. Two companies seek to build the first sites in Kansas where carbon dioxide emissions

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Don’t Believe the EV Hype—For Ethanol, Stay the Course

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/South Dakota Farmers Union)  Among the issues that have put a scare into the ethanol industry over the past few years, the threat of electric vehicles has received considerable attention. While threats to the RFS,

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Exclusive: White House Set to Back Tougher Climate Model for Ethanol, Sources Say

by Jarrett Renshaw, Stephanie Kelly and Leah Douglas (Reuters) President Joe Biden's administration is poised to announce an adjustment to its scientific modeling for ethanol that will show the corn-based fuel to be less effective at reducing greenhouse gas emissions than

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Study: Ethanol Industry Generated $54 Billion in GDP, Supported 400,000 Jobs in 2023

(Renewable Fuels Association) As inflationary pressures eased and demand boomed for low-carbon ethanol and its co-products, the ethanol industry’s contribution to the U.S. economy remained strong in 2023, according to an annual economic impact analysis conducted for the Renewable Fuels Association by ABF

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ACE Announces Project to Unlock Ethanol’s Access to New Markets and Tax Credits

(American Coalition for Ethanol) USDA Investing $25 Million in ACE-led Project to Incentivize, Model, and Monetize Climate-Smart Ag Practices in a 10-State Region -- The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) recently approved a $25 million investment

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Ethanol Industry Contributed $2.5 Billion To Minnesota's Economy In 2023

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  A new study by the University of Minnesota Extension shows the ethanol industry contributed $2.5 billion to Minnesota’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2023. It said the industry produced 1.35 billion gallons of ethanol in 2023, which in turn resulted in

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Senate Panel Backs Bill to Aid GEVO Biofuels Project

by Bob Mercer (KELOLand)  Legislation to help clear the way for a renewable-fuels company to build a plant at Lake Preston is moving ahead at the South Dakota Capitol. The Senate Commerce and Energy Committee on Thursday voted 7-2 in favor of

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RFA Reports Record Ethanol Industry Export Value

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  According to new reports from the Renewable Fuels Association, the value of the U.S. ethanol industry’s exports hit a record level of just over $7.1 billion in 2023. The volume of ethanol exports was the third-highest level

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Big Oil Embraces Corn as Former Foes Unite against EV Threat

by Kim Chipman and Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg/Yahoo!)  After decades of battling against more ethanol going into US cars, Big Oil is joining Big Agriculture in a push to expand use of the corn-based biofuel. Fossil-fuel giants are also ramping up investment in

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Fuel Tax Refund to Incentivize Higher Ethanol Blends Passes South Dakota Senate

by Joshua Haiar (Argus Leader) A bill to incentivize the sale of more ethanol passed through the state Senate on Monday with 33 yes votes and no opposition.  The legislation outlines a new tax refund that would be in effect from 2025 to

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Carbon America Submits First Class VI CO2 Injection Well Permit to EPA Region 8

(Carbon America/Business Wire)  Proposed Geologic CO2 Storage Site for Ethanol CCS Project Located on State Lands in northeast Colorado -- Carbon America has submitted a Class VI CO2 Injection Well permit application to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Region 8 office to permanently

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As Sustainable Aviation Fuel Plant Opens, Get US Ethanol into the Game

by Monte Shaw (Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Des Moines Register)  Carbon capture and sequestration cuts U.S. ethanol’s carbon score by more than half. Carbon capture and sequestration alone gets us in the game. ... Ready to go, but sitting on the bench, is

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Growth Energy Outlines 2024 Federal Policy Priorities

(Growth Energy) Growth Energy, the nation’s largest biofuels trade association, published its 2024 federal policy priorities today. Organized into three categories, the agenda offers a roadmap toward a more vibrant, sustainable future characterized by lower fuel costs, lower greenhouse gas (GHG)

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You Can’t Fly with Lead Wings, or Corn Ethanol’s SAF CI Problem

by Steven Slome, Jia Ming Ong and Matthew Morton (NexantECA/Biofueld Digest)  ... Accordingly, the main tool for achieving the goal of aviation decarbonization is currently liquid Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).  SAF production is poised to grow significantly, supported by governmental measures such

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic Interview: Geoff Cooper, Renewable Fuels Association

(Agri-Pulse) In depth interviews with leaders in ag policy -- This week’s Open Mic guest is Geoff Cooper, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association. The Iowa caucuses once again provide the opportunity to press the merits of the renewable

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Republicans Dodge Iowa’s Hot-Button Energy Issue: CO2 Pipelines

Jeffrey Tomich (Politico Pro Climatewire)The GOP nominating process is moving on from the Hawkeye State. Voters still aren’t sure where candidates stand on carbon pipelines. -- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley brought their

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As 40B GREET Deadline Looms, RFA Offers Recommendations for SAF Emissions Modeling

(Renewable Fuels Association) In a letter submitted  to the Biden administration today, the Renewable Fuels Association laid out recommendations for ensuring that the best available science and data are used in determining eligibility for the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) tax credit established in

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SAF Study Finds Midwest Economy Would Be Taken to New Heights

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Decision Innovation Solutions today released a study of the economic impact on the Midwest if the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) goal of 35 billion gallons was met by 2050. The Midwest stands to benefit greatly

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California, The Ethanol State?

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine) ... Consider this: In 2022, more than 103 million gallons of E85 was purchased in California for use in flex-fuel vehicles. Importantly, the E85 sales figure for 2022 represents a 66 percent

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Minnewaska High School Students Visit CVEC

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Students from Minnewaska High School’s agriculture processing class toured Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) yesterday (December 14, 2023) to learn more about ethanol production. During the tour, the students learned about the various stages of the ethanol production process

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Al-Corn Clean Fuel Hosts Triton High School Students

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)   Twelve students from Triton High School’s agriculture economics class toured Al-Corn Clean Fuel today (December 13, 2023) to learn more about renewable fuel production. “It’s always a pleasure to welcome students from Triton High School’s agriculture economics class to

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Crazy for Carbon

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/South Dakota Farmers Union)    As is often said when it comes to football, it starts with the basics – blocking and tackling. Trick plays, end arounds and flea flickers are nice but without the basics

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POET’s 2023 Fueled by Growth, Innovation

(POET) Grand reopening of company's 34th facility, new POET bioproducts center among 2023 achievements --  POET, the world’s largest producer of biofuels, celebrated several milestones throughout 2023, including multiple victories on the policy front, the grand reopening of its 34th facility, and

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GOP Sprint to the Iowa Caucuses: An Ag Primer to the 2024 GOP Presidential Primary Season

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer) Iowa farmers again have won over most of the leading Republican candidates for president when it comes to biofuels, but farmers also likely will again be caught in the crossfire between saber-rattling with China while

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In His Third Resolution, Vilella Inaugurated a New Stage for Local Biotechnology: He Approved the First GMO Yeasts for the Production of Bioethanol

(Bichos de Campo (Google Translation))  The Secretary of Agriculture, Fernando Vilella, honored his declared devotion to the bioeconomy from the first day of the new year: this Tuesday, January 2, a resolution was published in the Official Gazette that with his

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Viewpoint: SAF, E15 May Lift US Ethanol Demand in 2024

by Matthew Cope and Payne Williams (Argus Media) Ethanol demand may get a boost next year as the US paves a path for ethanol-derived sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and the potential for permanent year-round sales of 15pc ethanol gasoline (E15) in

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West Biofuels Secures $4 Million to Develop Bioenergy Facilities

(West Biofuels/EIN Presswire) CAL FIRE Grants will Increase Forest Sustainability, Promote Innovation, and Bolster Rural Economies  --  Today (December 20, 2023), West Biofuels, LLC (“West Biofuels”) announced $4 million from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s (CAL FIRE) Business and Workforce

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RFA Welcomes Recognition of GREET Model in SAF Tax Credit Guidance

(Renewable Fuels Association) The U.S. Treasury Department today released guidance regarding the implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act’s sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) tax credit. The guidance clarifies that a soon-to-be-updated version of the Department of Energy’s GREET model will be among the methodologies used

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Boundless: Exporting to More Places

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ... Ed Hubbard, general counsel and vice president of government affairs at the Renewable Fuels Association, says a growing number of countries around the world are not only committed to using more ethanol but

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Whitefox

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Whitefox has been active over the past couple of months highlighting the opportunity for ethanol in the global bioeconomy via their “Ethanol as a Building Block” campaign, which was kicked off at the ABLC in San

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Reducing Carbon Emissions through U.S. Sustainable Aviation Fuels

by Reyhaneh Shenassa (U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. transportation sector, including cars, trucks, airplanes, ships, and trains, accounts for 34% of the nation’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and is a significant driver of climate change. While the commercial aviation industry is an important

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Govt to Buy Maize at MSP, Raise Output to Meet Biofuel Needs

by Zia Haq  (Hindustan Times)  The Union government has signed off on a plan to procure maize at federally fixed minimum support prices (MSP) while increasing its output and productivity by expanding the area under cultivation, as part of a strategy to meet

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More Acres, More Bushels: A 10-Year Look at How Corn and Soybean Production Has Exploded in Brazil

by Katie Humphreys (AgWeb) ... In 2014, Brazil produced 10% fewer soybeans than the U.S. Now, they produce 45% more, even with the U.S. increasing production by 10% during that time. Soybean yields in South America and the U.S. are comparable. Most

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NASCAR Cup Series Race Named Iowa Corn 350, Powered by Ethanol

(Iowa Speedway)  Grandstands, camping sold out for inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race at Iowa Speedway -- Iowa Corn is proud to be the entitlement partner of the first-ever NASCAR Cup Series race in the state. The Iowa Corn 350, Powered by Ethanol, will

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Q&A: Carbon Pipeline Execs Say Ethanol’s Future Hangs in the Balance

(South Dakota Searchlight)  ...  If South Dakota’s ethanol industry does not reduce the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide it emits into the atmosphere, the industry’s future is grim. That’s according to two top executives of the remaining carbon-capture pipeline company hoping to

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ETHANOL: A Low-Cost Solution Available Today to Help Countries Meet Their COP Climate Commitments

(Renewable Fuels Association)  ... One energy source—ethanol—is already cutting GHG emissions in the U.S. and many other countries. But with the right policies and commitments, ethanol and other renewable fuels can play a much larger role in future emissions reductions by

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RFA to COP28 Attendees: Embrace Ethanol as a Climate Solution

(Renewable Fuels Association) As leaders from around the world convene this week in the United Arab Emirates to kick off the 2023 United Nations climate change conference (COP28), the Renewable Fuels Association is calling on U.S. delegates at the event to

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SD Farm Bureau Takes Stance on Carbon Pipelines

by Carah Hart (Brownfield Ag News)  “(I)f a pipeline or proposed pipeline has two-thirds of landowners along the line who have voluntarily signed easements, the company should be able to use eminent domain on the rest.” South Dakota Farm Bureau has new

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U.S. Delegation Visits India to Search for New Outlets for U.S. Ethanol

(U.S. Grains Council) A three-person delegation recently visited India from the U.S. to search for new outlets for exports to the fifth-largest market for U.S. ethanol during the 2022/23 marketing year. The team was comprised of Mark Heckman, ethanol services director at

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Renewable Fuels Make Holiday Travel Easier on the Pocket — and the Planet

by Goeff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/The Hill) As we watch the days get shorter and the weather get colder, it can only mean one thing — the holidays are almost upon us. ... Whether you’re flying or driving, it’s a good bet

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You Can’t Put a RIN in Your Gas Tank

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Biofuels Digest)  ...  When an obligated party such as a refiner turns in their report card to EPA to show they met the requirements of the RFS, the “currency of compliance” is a RIN. Every

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Biofuels in the Pan Amazon

by Timothy J. Killeen (Mongabay) ... The spikes in commodity prices in the first decade of the twenty-first century coincided with a global boom in biofuels. The interest in biofuels was motivated allegedly by a concern for global warming but other,

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Ethanol Production Pathways

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This past week Shrijant Rathi, executive director for Praj Americas, returned to the Digest stage for this fascinating deep-dive into new technologies that open up opportunities for ethanol producers through retrofit, bolt-ons or add-on technologies that

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Can American Agriculture Lead the Low-Carbon Revolution?

by Tom Buis (The Messenger)  In the coming decades, American agriculture could lead the low-carbon revolution in the United States thanks to technologies available today, including carbon capture and storage (CCS). By reducing the industry’s carbon intensity, American farmers and

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Aemetis Reports Progress With Biofuel, Biogas Projects

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Aemetis Inc. expects to secure the authority to construct air permit for its proposed sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel project in early 2024, according to comments made by Chairman and CEO Eric McAfee

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Ethanol Industry's Impact on Local Economy, Carbon Capturing Could Create New Revenue Source

by Brittany Hardaway (WREX)  ... We're getting an inside look into the ethanol industry at Adkins Energy in Lena, Illinois.  Plant producers explain how a grain of corn is fueling the U.S. economy.  "We take corn in from local farmers, we end up

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Biofuels Share of UK Transport Mix at 6.8pc: DfT

by Charlotte Walker (Argus Media)  Renewable fuels made up 6.8pc of the UK's road transport and non-road mobile machinery fuel mix in 2022, increasing by 1.4pc compared with 2021, according to the government's Department for Transport (DfT). A total of 3.33bn litres

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Low Carbon Fuels 2040: The Emerging Markets

(Biofuels Digest/Nuu Media) Low Carbon Fuels 2040: The Emerging Markets provides detailed case studies, updates and analysis of the key producers and developers participating in Renewable Diesel projects and Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) projects in the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia, and in South

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Ethanol Blog: ND Ethanol Producer Red Trail Energy to Bring Carbon Credits to Voluntary Market

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)  Richardton, North Dakota,-based Red Trail Energy is expected to be among the first and largest ethanol producers in the country to bring carbon dioxide removal credits from ethanol CO2 capture and storage to the voluntary

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CORSIA v. GREET for SAF: What to Do, What to Do

by Tammy Klein (Transport Energy Strategies) ... For SAF and the ethanol-based alcohol-to-jet (AtJ) pathway, the issue is one of models: CORSIA* v. GREET for purposes of calculating the SAF tax credits under the IRA. The IRA states that a fuel’s

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Putting the ‘S’ into SAF

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/Biofuels International) When the US Congress expanded the nation’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in 2007, some ill-informed environmental advocates and ideological academics started sounding the alarm bell. They argued farmers could not possibly produce enough grain to

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U.S. Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production Target Faces Cost, Margin Challenges

by Sourasis Bose (Reuters)  The United States' goal of rapidly ramping up production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) may encounter strong headwinds as producers balk at the low margins for the biofuel and some airlines flag concerns over the costly switch,

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Marshall High School Tours ADM

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Fifteen students from Marshall High School toured the Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) carbohydrate solutions plant here yesterday (October 24, 2023). “We were excited to welcome students from Marshall High School to our facility. By seeing our operations, these students

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Report from TECO: The Growing Corn Ethanol Industry in Latin America

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest/TECO)  The current landscape and prospects of the corn ethanol industry was the focus of the 9th edition of TECO Latin America, hosted by Novozymes, the leader in biosolutions and producers of enzymes and yeast for the corn

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Pivoting Ethanol Industry to Stay Relevant

by Tom C. Doran (AgriNews) ... Illinois Corn recently hosted a series of meetings and a webinar that addressed “the crossroads of carbon and corn.” The theme focused on the importance of reducing the carbon footprint that would create new market opportunities

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Heartland Greenway Project Update: Carbon Pipeline Project Canceled

(Navigator CO2) The development of Navigator CO2’s pipeline project has been challenging. Given the unpredictable nature of the regulatory and government processes involved, particularly in South Dakota and Iowa, the Company has decided to cancel its pipeline project. Matt Vining, CEO of

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Sen. Klobuchar Tours Guardian Energy; Introduces GREET Legislation

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Sen. Amy Klobuchar toured Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Producer Member, Guardian Energy, in Janesville on Oct 14 to reiterate her support for Minnesota’s ethanol industry and discuss her work to lift outdated restrictions on the summertime sale of E15.  “It

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Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa High School Tours CVEC

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Thirteen students from Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa High School toured Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) yesterday to learn more about ethanol production.  During the tour, the students toured the various stages of the ethanol production process such as incoming grain grading, grain

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ACE Urges NHTSA to Develop a More Technology-Neutral Approach to Meet Fuel Economy Standards

(American Coalition for Ethanol) American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings submitted feedback to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today on its proposed rulemaking for Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards for Passenger Cars and Light Trucks for Model

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel Needs Sustainable Agriculture, and SusAg Is Accelerating

by y Mike Sticklen (Lee Enterprise Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  ... Corn-ethanol’s current average carbon intensity is 50 gCO2e/MJ ethanol which is one-half of gasoline carbon intensity of  100 gCO2e/MJ gasoline.  The ethanol industry has committed to net-zero carbon intensity by 2040 and a

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Biofuels Industry Advances and Arrives in Maranhão

(Brazil Ministry of Development, Industry, Commerce and Services (Google Translatin)) Alckmin participates in the laying of the cornerstone of the Inpasa Brasil industrial complex, which is expected to produce 460 million liters of ethanol per year in the city of Balsas (MA)

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The Policy Push behind Sustainable Aviation Fuel

By Timothy Eggert  (FarmWeek Now)  ...  Attention and advocacy around sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), what (Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom) Vilsack frames as “the next generation” of liquid biofuels, has accelerated since 2016, with policymakers and industry stakeholders presenting it as

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Airline Investment in Sustainable Aviation Fuel Taking off

By Timothy Eggert  (FarmWeek Now)  ... Backed with financial support and tax incentives at the federal and state levels, the push for boosting SAF production in the U.S. has accelerated since 2016, with stakeholders presenting it as a critical pathway to

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Renewable Fuel Producers Call Jet Fuel a “Lifeline”

by Currey McCullough (RFD TV) Renewable fuels producers are calling the airline industry a lifeline as sustainable jet fuel could be the best hope for corn-ethanol makers. With the current Administration looking to slash gasoline demand over the next two decades, ethanol producers

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Ethanol: Context Missing on This Vital Fuel

by Brian Werner and Gary Prescher (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association/ Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council/Minneapolis Star Tribune) The Oct. 2 commentary discussing the climate impacts of Minnesota agriculture included several misleading statements and cherry-picked science to assert that ethanol is not

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New Issue Brief on Next Generation Fuels Act

(Clean Fuels Development Coalition) CFDC has produced an Issue Brief clearly explaining the provisions of the Next Gen legislation and makes a compelling case for its passage. The new brief, the latest in CFDC’s highly successful Issue Brief and White Paper series,

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Minnesota State Mankato Students Tour Guardian Energy

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Nine students from Minnesota State University, Mankato’s biological engineering analysis class toured Guardian Energy today to learn more about the ethanol production process. “It’s always a pleasure to host students from Minnesota State Mankato. For this group of biological

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NCGA Launches Advocacy Campaign Calling on Feds to Establish Level Playing Field for Biofuels Public Comment DEADLINE: October 16, 2023

(National Corn Growers Association)  The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) this week launched a grassroots advocacy campaign to encourage the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to provide a level playing field for biofuels such as ethanol. The organization is calling on corn growers and

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Ethanol Still Makes Sense for Climate, Rural Communities

(Solutions from the Land)  ... Renewable corn energy seems a no-brainer compared to nonrenewable petroleum-based gasoline. Oil does not—and cannot—foster life like agriculture. And once oil is gone, it’s gone. But a working group of the EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) is

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The Global Sugar Shortage Is about to Ease Thanks to a Corn Supply Boom

by Dayanne Sousa (Bloomberg/Economic Times) For consumers fighting rampant food inflation, the plunging sugar prices will be a respite. The global sugar shortage had caused prices of the item to rise up to an 11-year-high. ... A global sugar crunch that drove

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Todd's Take: Has the Case for Ethanol Come Full Circle?

by Todd Hultman (DTN Progressive Farmer) ... The same day President Bush signed the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 into law, spot corn was trading near $4.39 a bushel and crude oil was near $91 a barrel, not far

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Ethanol Blog -- RFA Chief: EPA Science Board Using Bad Data to Question Corn Ethanol Emissions

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)  As the EPA's Science Advisory Board meets Thursday and Friday, the ethanol industry is continuing to push back on the board's claim that there are "minimal or no climate benefits" in using corn ethanol in

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Can Push for Carbon Capture Pipelines Also Mean Billions for Conservation-Minded Farming?

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register) Builders of carbon capture pipelines stand to reap billions in tax credits. Will farmers also get a share?; Advocates say incentives to adopt less carbon-intensive farming practices also could be part of the equation; Whether

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Growth Energy Urges Action after Administration Officials Show Commitment to Biofuels at 2023 Advocacy Summit

(Growth Energy) Growth Energy, the nation’s largest biofuels trade association, welcomed its members from across the U.S. to Washington, D.C. last week for the 14th-annual Growth Energy Biofuels Summit—the American biofuels industry’s premier advocacy event. While in D.C., the attendees met with

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Opinion: Illinois Economy, Safety Reach New Heights with Carbon Capture

by Joe Heinrich and Rick Terven Jr. (Agri-Pulse/Smart Carbon Network/Illinois Pipe Trades Association) ... Thanks to carbon capture technology, we can increase demand for Illinois corn and ethanol while spurring job creation, investment, and value-added agriculture. Carbon capture is a method of

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Ethanol, Biofuels Drive Farm Progress Show Conversation

(Agri-News) During the Farm Progress Show, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski of central and southern Illinois stood alongside farmers and biofuels experts to confirm ethanol’s role in lowering carbon and supporting rural economies. The congresswoman in Illinois’ 13th Congressional District joined a panel of

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces $18.6 Million to Support Production of Low-Carbon Biofuels and Bioproducts

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) today announced $18.6 million in funding for eight university and industry projects to develop biomass feedstocks to produce affordable biofuels and bioproducts that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Located in eight states, the

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The Largest U.S. Aquifer Is Running Dry

by Regina Rae Weiss, Brooklyn (New York Times) Re “America Is Using Up Its Groundwater Like There’s No Tomorrow” (“Uncharted Waters” series, Sept. 2): Back in the 1960s, geologists studying the Ogallala Aquifer — the United States’ largest aquifer, which lies under

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Op-ed: Biofuels Don’t Steal Land from Food Producers

 by Eyal Ronen (Casterra/ Ag Daily)  Food insecurity continues to be a problem for the world — and it’s a problem that’s getting worse. According to the World Bank , the number of people facing moderate to severe food insecurity topped 2 billion in

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Biden Administration to Delay Aviation Fuel Subsidy Guidance until December, Sources Say

by Stephanie Kelly and Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters) - President Joe Biden's administration likely will delay until December a decision on whether to make it easier for sustainable aviation fuel made from corn-based ethanol to qualify for subsidies under the White House's

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Gevo and U.S. Department of Agriculture Sign Agreement Providing Gevo a Grant to Incentivize, Track and Verify Acreage of Low-Carbon Corn to Accelerate Production of Sustainabile Aviation Fuel (SAF) and Other Biofuels

(Gevo) Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) announced today it has finalized and executed a Notice of Grant and Agreement Award with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities grant of up to $30 million for Gevo’s Climate-Smart

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Vilsack Defends Administration’s Ethanol Policy and Climate-Smart Programs

by Riley Smith (Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network)  Today (August 30, 2023), at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack defended the Biden Administration’s approach to supporting family farmers and the biofuels industry. Vilsack touted the department’s Climate

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MN Bio-Fuels Commends State Leadership for Supporting Agriculture's Role in Reducing Emissions in the Aviation Industry

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) commends Minnesota Department of Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen for his leadership advocating for the participation of agriculture and biofuel producers in decarbonizing the aviation sector in a recent letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

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RFA Blasts EPA Science Advisory Board for ‘Specious’ Report on Corn Ethanol and Carbon Emissions

(Renewable Fuels Association)  In a letter today to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan, the Renewable Fuels Association blasted EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) for its recent report making “specious” and unfounded claims about corn ethanol’s impact on greenhouse gas emissions. In a

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Commodity-plus-Carbon futures

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  GIC is launching a series of ag emission reduction futures contracts. The first targeted contract is CPC (commodity plus carbon) corn contracts. Subsequent roll-outs include a CPC ethanol futures contract. Why? CPC grain contracts provide a

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