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President Opens up E15 Sales: Trump Directs EPA to Allow Year-Round E15 and a More Transparent RINs Market

by Chris Clayton and Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Leading into President Donald Trump’s trip to Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Tuesday, a senior White House official said Tuesday that the

October 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Why Donald Trump Is Feeling the Heat From Midwestern Farmers

by Justin Worland (Time Magazine) On the campaign trail, Donald Trump made two big promises: renegotiating free trade agreements and helping corn growers by supporting ethanol.  …  As tensions over trade have

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

NCGA: USDA Trade Aid Won’t Make Up for Lost Markets

(National Corn Growers Association)  The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) today said plans unveiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide aid to farmers negatively impacted by trade tariffs

August 31, 2018 Read Full Article

China Corn Rallies as Beijing Signals Support for Ethanol Plan

by Hallie Gu, Josephine Mason  (Reuters)  China corn futures rallied on Thursday after the central government said it would promote the use of ethanol in vehicles, its first public statement on its

August 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Brazil’s Corn-Based Ethanol Industry Booms

(Bloomberg/Hellenic Shipping News)  The processing plants peppering the agricultural heartland of Brazil attest to the country’s position as the world’s biggest sugar-cane producer and the undisputed king of ethanol made from

August 24, 2018 Read Full Article

European Drought Increases Ethanol Feedstock Costs but Also Boosts Dried Distillers Grains Prices

by Chrysa Glystra (S&P Global Platts)  The hot and dry weather that has swept across Northwest Europe over the summer months has seen grains prices skyrocket but has also increased demand for

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

The ‘Octane Olive Branch’ Is Full of Thorns

by Doug Durante (The Hill/Clean Fuels Development Coalition)  With a final rule on fuel economy likely to come out in the near future, a considerable amount of attention has centered on

July 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Provides Value to Everyone in the Chain

by John Duff (Delta Farm Press)  …  Regardless of policy, ethanol presents a value proposition to all involved. Ethanol gives farmers access to more markets and greater global market liquidity. In

June 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Discussion Needs to Be Based on Facts

by David Kessel (Marin Independent Journal) … Discussions on energy use and production are important, but need to be based on factual information, not made up red herrings. • The

June 25, 2018 Read Full Article

All Eyes On Ethanol: Brazil’s Ethanol Industry Continues to Grow with the Help of Renewable Fuel Goals and International Partnerships.

by Tim Albrecht (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  More than 90 percent of all new cars licensed in Brazil each year are flex fuel. Every liter of fuel sold in Brazil includes 27

May 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuel Policy Adds to Agricultural Market Uncertainty

by Pat Westhoff (Columbia Tribune)  … Biofuel policy decisions also have the potential to have large impacts on commodity markets and farm income. Most cars in this country run on a blend

May 18, 2018 Read Full Article

The New War Over Ethanol, And How It Might Affect You

by F. Todd Davidson (Forbes)  A seemingly small action from the Environmental Protection Agency could spark a new war between Big Oil and Big Ag that could have far-reaching effects on the

April 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump Ethanol Moves May Be Worse for Farmers Than Soy Tariff

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Change to biofuel mandate may mean destruction of corn demand; Growers already dealing with trade concerns, crop gluts  —  Based on his own back-of-the-envelope calculations, Minnesota farmer Kirby Hettver

April 10, 2018 Read Full Article

China’s 2020 Ethanol Blending Target Faces Obstacles

(Argus Media)  China faces several challenges to hit an ambitious 10pc (E10) ethanol blending target in its gasoline fuel mix by 2020, according to participants at the Argus China Ethanol conference

April 5, 2018 Read Full Article

RIN Price Cap a Demand Cap: Oil Industry Study Makes Ethanol Industry’s Case on Motive, Impact

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)   A study commissioned by the country’s largest oil refiner explains how a waiver credit would freeze ethanol demand. Ethanol industry groups are pointing to

March 12, 2018 Read Full Article

New Study: RIN Price Cap for E15 RVP Waiver “Deal” Would Cut Ethanol Consumption and Trounce Corn Prices

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  Any action to artificially cap Renewable Identification Number (RIN) prices in exchange for an RVP waiver allowing year-round sale of E15 would be a bad

March 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Farmers Grow Their Own Market through Ethanol

by Steve White (Nebraska TV)  Nebraska farmers grow their own market through ethanol. It creates jobs, but it also provides hometown demand for corn and they’re optimistic Pres. Trump will help

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Sweet Sorghum as an Ethanol Feedstock in Western Nebraska – Could It Happen?

by Richard Perrin, Lilyan Fulginiti, Subir Bairagi, Ismail Dweikat (KRVN)  It has been proposed that non-irrigated sweet sorghum might be grown in western Nebraska as a seasonal substitute for corn grain

January 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Ontario Proposal Aims to Double Ethanol Blend in Fuel

by John Greig (Manitoba Co-operator)  An Ontario government proposal could dramatically increase the amount of Ontario corn going into ethanol production and help bring consistency to the basis price for corn

January 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Inside Insight

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) To kick off the new year, we rounded up a few experts to discuss five main industry topics: exports, policy, production, finance and technology. Find

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Editorial: Keep Biofuel Benefits Flowing

(Wisconsin State Journal)  … A study conducted for the U.S. Agriculture Department found corn ethanol’s life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions, by 2022, will be 43 percent lower than gasoline baseline emissions if ethanol plants

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Basse Bullish on Biofuels

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Even if volume obligations for biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard are mostly stagnant or lower in 2018, agricultural economist Dan Basse of AgResource Company is bullish on growth

December 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Ending Food Waste Not Biofuels Should Be Food Security Priority

by Alex Brinkley (National Newswatch)  Groups concerned that using grains to make biofuels threatens food security should be paying more attention to the impact of waste on the food supply, says

October 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Could China’s Ethanol Mandate Jolt US Corn Prices?

(The Fence Post)  … Answering the call for clean air, China plans to dramatically boost ethanol use in its gasoline supply, moving to E10 blends by 2020. Considering China is the

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Listen to Farmers, Not Oil Industry Lobbyists

by Kris Tom (The Brazil Times) This paper recently published a letter from oil lobbyist Maureen Ferguson attacking Indiana farmers and ethanol producers. I’m a farmer, and I want you to

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

New Study Shows Renewable Fuel Standard Helps—Not ‘Harms’—the US Economy

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/The Hill)  Buried deep within the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent proposal for 2018 renewable fuel standard (RFS) blending requirements is a curious request for public comments

August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

House Committee Debates Future Federal Support of Biofuels

by Sara Taginawa (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On Tuesday, July 25, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a hearing examining the future of biofuels and the Renewable

July 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter: Ethanol Production Helps Local Farmers

by David Howell (The Herald Bulletin)  While increased production is usually a good thing, the bumper crop is leading to a global glut of corn and a third straight year

June 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Emphasis on Oil Has Made Ethanol Unprofitable

by Gerald Kosmicki (Grand Island Independent) … Why not just say farmers need a higher price for their corn, rather than the posturing concern for the environment? We had $7 corn

June 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Producers Must Engage in Upcoming Farm Bill Debate

by John Duff (Ethanol Producer Magazine/National Sorghum Producers)  A drastically changed farm economy means the next bill will likely be very different than past ones. …   —  It is

May 18, 2017 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Industrial 5C and 6C sugars

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Digest had a well-received webinar on C5 and C6 sugars, featuring in-demand industry consultant David Dodds and Fluid Quip exec Jeffrey Robert — looking at transformative

May 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Kansas Corn Growers Look to Mexico as Top Trade Partner

(High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)  Increasing concerns about trade relations with Mexico spurred Kansas Corn along with the Kansas Department of Agriculture and the Kansas Department of Commerce to plan a

April 24, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Here Comes BioChina: Amyris, Others Bypass the 4 Myths of Business in the Middle Kingdom

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From California arrives the very interesting news that Amyris has entered into an agreement with Blue California whereby its affiliates will provide access to its

April 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Guest View: Corn Is for Food, Not Fuel

by Stanford L. Levin (The Southern)  …  If corn were used for food instead of for ethanol, two beneficial things would happen. First, we would create more high-paying jobs in

April 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Grains Piled on Runways, Parking Lots, Fields Amid Global Glut

by P.J. Huffstutter and Karl Plume (Reuters)  … World stockpiles of corn and wheat are at record highs. From Iowa to China, years of bumper crops and low prices have overwhelmed

April 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Managing Margin, Risk, Financial Transparency in the Ethanol Industry

by Steve Rosvold (KRM Business Solutions/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  When it comes to margin and risk management, ethanol producers have difficult and unique choices. In most commodity processing industries, the output price is

April 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump Administration a Wild Card for Ethanol Industry

by Mike Hughlett (Star Tribune)  With production on the rise, there’s anxiety over unknown policy shifts.  —  …  While there are positive indicators for 2017 — corn prices are forecast

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter to Editor: Ethanol Is a ‘Win-Win’

by Rick Fox (Ohio Ethanol Producers Association/The Courier)  … Back in 1996, well before the Renewable Fuel Standard was ever implemented, corn was $3.67 a bushel. Today it is $3.64 a bushel.

February 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol and Biofuel Policies

by Nicolas Loris (DownsizingGovernment.org/The Heritage Foundation)  … The problem is not with the voluntary use of biofuels in the marketplace, but rather policies that mandate and subsidize biofuels. … Congress should

February 14, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Letter to Editor: Protect Illinois Farmers from Crude Manipulation

by Jim Talent (Americans for Energy Security and Innovation/Belleville News-Democrat)  When Illinois farmers sell wheat, rye or oats on the open market, they can rightly expect that supply and demand

February 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump Swamp Work Can Start with RFS Repeal

by David Williams (Houston County News/Lacrosse Tribune)  …  Billionaire investor and Trump confidant Carl Icahn is requesting changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard, the federal law requiring gasoline manufacturers to

January 27, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

New UN Report Shows Food vs Fuel Fallacy

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  A new report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) finds that food prices declined for the fifth year in a row in 2016,

January 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Competitive Enterprises Institute Wants RFS Frozen and Sunsetted

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Competitive Enterprises Institute has put forth proposals for the next session of Congress including freezing the Renewable Fuel Standard below the blend

January 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Increasingly a Stabilizing Factor for Iowa Farmers’ Income

by Jon Leu (Daily Nonpareil)  At a time when Iowa farmers produced a second consecutive record corn crop amid falling prices for their commodity, the state’s growing ethanol industry remains

January 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Can Ethanol Cure China’s Corn Indigestion?

by Julien Hall, Samar Niazi, and Gao Xiaojuan (Platts Commodity Pulse VIDEO)  China’s corn stockpiles, built up over the past couple of years, have reached problematic levels. In this video, S&P

December 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Fueling Destruction: The Unintended Consequences of the Renewable Fuel Standard on Land, Water, and Wildlife

by David DeGennaro  (National Wildlife Federation)  Since Congress passed into law in 2005 a federal mandate to blend corn-based ethanol and other renewable fuels into conventional gasoline, the increased demand for

December 20, 2016 Read Full Article

RFS Standards Help Ohioans

by Rick Fox (The Clermont Sun) Letter to Editor:   Commissioner Uible’s recent letter “Fixing the RFS Pothole” was full of myth and inaccuracies regarding the ethanol industry and the Renewable

December 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Farmers to Trump: You Owe Us

by Jane Wells (CNBC)  … This even as the oil industry — suffering from its own low prices — could push the Trump administration to reduce support for ethanol. “I think

December 6, 2016 Read Full Article

US Corn Ethanol Market: Understanding the Past to Assess the Future

by Carl Zulauf (FarmDoc Daily)  Ethanol was a factor in both the price run-up that began in 2006 and the price run-down that began in 2013. Tepid growth replaced explosive

December 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Busting the Mythology of Food vs. Fuel

by Jeff Rice (Journal-Advocate) Making ethanol doesn’t rob the hungry of needed nutrition …  Ethanol has long been recognized as an additive to increase octane and help internal combustion engines burn

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

The Facts Show We Don’t Have to Choose between ‘Food versus Fuel’

by Jim Talent (The Hill/Americans for Energy Security and Innovation)  According to the Wall Street Journal, the “U.S. is on track this year to post the longest stretch of falling

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

New Report Knocks the Stuffing Out of ‘Food vs. Fuel’ Turkeys

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Millions of Americans preparing for Thanksgiving next week are undoubtedly noticing that dinner will cost less than it did a year ago. According to the U.S. Department

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Here’s How Ethanol COSTS Farmers At Least $57 BILLION

by Andrew Follett  (The Daily Caller)  A federal ethanol mandate has cost American farmers at least $57 billion dollars through increased corn prices, according to calculations by the National Chicken

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Letter to the Editor: Fixing the RFS Pothole

by David Uible (Clermont County Commissioner/Clermont County GOP/The Clermont Sun)  … On principle, I believe in free markets, and in keeping the government small and control as local as possible. The EPA,

October 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Expected Record Harvest Won’t Profit Farmers Facing Their Third Year of Falling Income

By Barbara Soderlin and Russell Hubbard (Omaha World-Herald)  Fields across the Midlands are packed with copper-colored cornstalks, an expected record-size crop drying in the breeze as the fall harvest gets

October 3, 2016 Read Full Article

China Set to Export Corn, Threatening Global Market: Sources

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

October 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Making the Case for Young Farmers

by Keith Norman (The Jamestown Sun)  … Kasey Bitz was one of 44 farmers participating in the North Dakota Farmers Union legislative fly-in that returned from Washington, D.C., on Sept. 14.

September 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol’s Important

by Jay Douthit  (Kent County Farm Bureau/My Eastern Shore) To the editor: The Kent County Farm Bureau stands with the Maryland Farm Bureau in support of the National Corn Growers Association’s opposition to

September 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Debating the Value of Ethanol as a Viable Fuel (3 Letters)

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/Denver Post)  Re: “EPA dodges responsibility on ethanol,” Sept. 3 editorial.  The ethanol industry agrees with The Denver Post that the Environmental Protection Agency should

September 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Food Price Deflation Cheers Consumers, Hurts Farmers, Grocers and Restaurants

by Heather Haddon and Julie Jargon (The Wall Street Journal)  The U.S. is on track this year to post the longest stretch of falling food prices in more than 50

August 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Where’s Butanol, or Other Substitutes for Gasoline besides Ethanol?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Is there some fundamental reason that the automotive biofuels people haven’t shifted to butanol or

August 26, 2016 Read Full Article

What Is to Be Done? Farm Crisis in the Making?

by Bob Krause (Storm Lake Times Letter to Editor)  Only 35 years after the 1980s farm crisis, another storm seems

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Blog: Simplistic Argument Targets Ethanol, Again

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A recent column provides some insight into anti-ethanol stances by making a connection between

August 16, 2016 Read Full Article

RFA: Record Corn, Ethanol Production Underscore Need for RFS

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  America’s farmers are poised to harvest a record corn crop this fall and achieve the

August 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Our View: Ethanol: Politics May Change, but Realities Don’t

(Mankato Free Press)  Why It Matters: Ethanol as a clean energy has come under criticism but the pollution caused by

August 12, 2016 Read Full Article

World Bank: Next Victim of Cheap Oil Is Renewable Fuel

by John Siciliano  (Washington Times)  The World Bank said Tuesday (July 26, 2016) that low oil prices have hurt demand

August 3, 2016 Read Full Article

The Unintended Consequences of First Generation Biofuels

by Morteza Soleymannezhad (Forbes)  Biofuel analysts usually tend to focus more on the gasoline-corn price relationship and less on the

July 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Higher Ethanol Use ‘Crucial’ for Grain Price Sustainability: POET CEO

by Josh Pedrick (Platts)  Increasing the amount of ethanol blended with gasoline, both in the US and across the globe

June 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Guest View: For the Farmers, the Biofuel Bubble Has Already Burst

by Isaac Orr (Quad City Times/The Heartland Institute)  …  Many of the agriculture-related policy discussions taking place in the nation’s

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry – Challenging Near-Term Conditions

(Seeking Alpha)  Ethanol producers are battling with narrowing margins and excess supply. The industry faces uncertain regulatory support and relatively mild

April 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Interagency Effort Provides Links to Biofuel Data on One Web Page

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Biofuel number crunchers in the know are finding their jobs easier because of a

April 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Shock Rise in Corn Production Leads to Price Plunge

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In grains, the big news has been the USDA prospective plantings report, which has corn

April 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Meet The New ‘Tool’ In Big Oil’s Efforts To Scuttle Ethanol +VIDEO: An Open Letter to George “David” Banks

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel)  I just finished reading your article “Renewable Fuel Standard Continues To Devastate,” published in

March 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Endless Assault on the RFS

by Doug Durante (The Hill/ Clean Fuels Development Coalition)  With regard to the recent opinion expressed by Rob Green of

March 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Study: Eliminating GMOs Would Take Toll on Environment, Economies

(Purdue University)  Higher food prices, a significant boost in greenhouse gas emissions due to land use change and major loss

March 1, 2016 Read Full Article

17 Answers for Your Burning Questions about Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals, Biomass and More.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Q. We’ve heard a lot about carbon capture, but what about carbon capture and conversion

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Gas Prices Drop Below E-85

(KEYC) The cost for a gallon of standard gasoline has fallen beneath the price for a gallon of E–85. And while

December 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Low Gas Prices Good for Ethanol Industry and Farmers

by Chuck Abbott (Agriculture.com)  Americans are back on the road for the first time since 2008, lured, in part, by low

November 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Debunking Biofuels: Do They Really Raise Food Prices?

by Melissa Pariettin(MSN.com)  … Many factors determine the price of food in the U.S. If the introduction of the RFS (Renewable

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

University OF Illinois Research: Study Shows How Crop Prices and Climate Variables Affect Yield and Acreage

(University of Illinois/AgriMarketing)  When corn prices increase farmers reap higher yields by making changes. According to a recent University of

November 18, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Making Profits Despite Lower Price of Fuel

(Bloomberg/McClatchy-Tribune/Star Tribune)  Low prices at the gas pump have put a persistent squeeze on Midwest ethanol producers, but most are

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

House Science Committee Hearing Exposes Fundamental Flaws in RFS Opponents Attacks

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today (November 3, 2015), the House Science, Space and Technology committee held a joint hearing of the

November 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Common Ground: SD Farm Groups Differ on Policy, but Support Ethanol

by Mikkel Pates (Agweek) … Agweek visited with the presidents of the South Dakota Farm Bureau and the South Dakota Farmers

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Not Just about Bin-Busting

by Tom Doran (AgriNews)  … “When it comes to growing corn, no one does it better than America’s family farmers,” National Corn

October 7, 2015 Read Full Article

How Viable Is Ethanol? Profit Margins Decrease as Corn Prices Drop from 2014

by Will Buss (Belleville News-Democrat)  Ethanol producers’ profit margins have been squeezed while gasoline prices have fluctuated and oil prices

September 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Crude Oil Pressures Ethanol / DTN Hypothetical Ethanol Plant Margins Narrow

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  It has become the question of the day for U.S. ethanol producers: What happens

August 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol Acts as Lone Bright Spot Amid China Commodity Gloom

by Chris Prentice and Niu Shuping  (Reuters)  Recent news from China makes depressing reading for commoditiesproducers, with a slowing economy, tumbling

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Lower Gasoline Prices Still Pinching the Ethanol Industry

by David Shaffer (Star Tribune)  Profits are down even though price of corn for fuel remains low. U.S. ethanol plants are

August 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Past Few Years Have Been Tough on Corn, Bean Prices

by Scott Seitz (Norwalk Reflector)  Revenue for local farmers is below the ‘break-even point’ — In 2012, corn was priced as

August 10, 2015 Read Full Article

THE CASE FOR BIOFUEL: The Magic Bullet for Energy Security and Rural Development in Africa

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Around 770,000 BC, it was fire, at some point – wood, dung and coal,

July 16, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Livestock Feed to Overtake Biofuel in Grain Demand Growth – FAO/OECD

(CNBC/Reuters)  Livestock feed will surpass biofuels as the main source of growth in global grain consumption in the next 10

July 1, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuel Crops Will Feel Effects of Slumping Oil Prices, Research Shows

Eric Atkins (The Globe and Mail)  The crash in oil prices will be felt at the farm gate as demand

July 1, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Hearings on Renewable Fuel Standard: Testimony of Steve Murphy, GM, POET Biorefining-Laddonia & POET Biorefining – Macon

(Biofuels Digest)  Good afternoon, My name is Steve Murphy and I am the General Manager for two POET Biorefining plants.

June 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels under Attack: Same Old Story

by Chuck Grassley (The Iowa Republican)  … Consumers like biofuels.  The idea of a homegrown product that reduces emissions harmful to

June 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Don’t Blame Ethanol and the RFA for High Food Prices

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Wall Street Journal)  There is no support for the statement that ethanol production has driven

May 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Follow the Money

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  After a period of incredible profitability, leaders in the ethanol industry are better positioned

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Commodities: DDGS Priced out of Domestic Market

by Sean Broderick (CHS/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  With planting season right around the corner, the conversation about grain prices this time

April 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Prices Giving Positive Ethanol Margins, Negative for Corn Farmers

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Market conditions in mid-March indicated ethanol producers could pay about 10 percent more

April 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Corn Futures Dependent on Battle between Wheat and Soybeans

by  Ryan Crossingham (Farm & Ranch Guide)   Corn futures have been stuck in a holding pattern according to Randy Martinson,

March 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Brazilian Study Explores Multiple Causes of 2007 Mexico Tortilla Crisis

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In light of signs of a moderation in the long upward trend in commodity

March 2, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

The Big Move: The Leap from First-Gen to Next-Gen Biofuels Companies, How Does It Happen?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  How does the biofuels industry move from its roots in first-gen corn starch or cane

February 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Once-Golden Biofuels Market Flattened by Cheap Diesel

by Chris Fleisher (Trib Total Media)  Last fall, Ed Vescovi planned to restart a dormant biodiesel plant in Beaver County.

February 8, 2015 Read Full Article

House Bills Aim to Alter, Eliminate the RFS

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On Feb. 4, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., announced the introduction of two bills that aim

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Margins, Fuel, Land Prices among Concerns at Ag Summit

by Jim Offner (WCFCourier.com) … “With crop prices going down, we think leases are going to have to start being adjustable

February 6, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Margins, Fuel, Land Prices among Concerns at Ag Summit

by Jim Offner (WCFCourier.com) … “With crop prices going down, we think leases are going to have to start being adjustable

January 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Welcome to the Twilight Zone

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Imagine if you will a country with two natural resource industries. Both produce

January 27, 2015 1 comment Read Full Article

Crop Outlook Reveals Lower Corn Prices, Shrinking Demand from Biofuels

(American Farm Bureau Federation)  The crop demand outlook for the 2014/15 marketing year is a mixed bag, according to Patrick

January 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Will New Congress Take on Ethanol?

by Rob Nikolewski (Watchdog.org)  It’s possibly the most controversial mandate on the books — a  requirement under the Renewable Fuel Standard

January 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Gasoline Price Plunge in U.S. Slowed by Higher Ethanol Costs

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  The biggest plunge in U.S. gasoline prices since 2008 is slowing as higher ethanol boosts the

January 8, 2015 Read Full Article

USDA Says Corn Acres to Decline, Yields Increase in Decade Ahead

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  USDA long-term projections call for slightly lower corn acres to be planted over

December 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol Production and Profits Are Through The Roof

by Emily Cassidy (Environmental Working Group)  Corn ethanol production has soared to record heights this year, and with large harvests

December 7, 2014 Read Full Article

High Turkey Prices: Don't Blame Ethanol

by Alan Neuhauser  (U.S. News and World Report/MSN.com)  No clucking way.   Turkey prices are still higher than average, the American

November 26, 2014 Read Full Article

Fuel Standard Good for US Economy

by Tim Walz (D-Minn.) (AgWeek)  Imagine a future where America controls its own energy destiny — a future in which

November 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Stu Ellis: What Do We Do with All of This Corn?

by Stu Ellis (Herald-Review.com)  … Last fall, the market was telling farmers to raise more soybeans in 2014, but don’t

October 30, 2014 Read Full Article

New Report Sheds Light on the Old "Food Vs. Fuel" Bioenergy Debate

by Jennifer Runyon (RenewableEnergyWorld.com) There was never any conflict between using corn for food or for ethanol since corn growers send

October 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Commodities: DDGS Value Comes Down to Logistics

by Sean Broderick (CHS/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Chinese MIR 162 (Syngenta trait corn) issues are still not resolved, leaving significant amounts

October 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Fuel Standard Good for US’s Economic Engine

by Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.) (The Hill)  Imagine a future where America controls its own energy destiny — a future

October 1, 2014 Read Full Article

That Dread US Ethanol Policy that Reduced Foreign Oil, Saved Consumers $800 P.A., and Produced More Food

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, USDA released its August World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report.   The

August 15, 2014 Read Full Article

The Impact of Ethanol Production on the North Dakota Agricultural Retail Industry

by Richard Taylor and Won W. Koo   (Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies North Dakota State University)  … The first immediate impact

August 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Webinar: What Could Corn Projections Mean for Biofuels? August 14, 2014 10:00AM CDT

  Webinar: What Could Corn Projections Mean for Biofuels?   August 14, 2014   10:00AM CDT

With a massive corn crop on the way and biofuels feedstock prices tumbling, the second half of 2014 could be

August 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Low Corn Prices Favor New Type of Ethanol in Brazil

by Gustavo Bonato and Caroline Stauffer (Reuters)  Low corn prices in Brazil following a bumper crop are worrying farmers but providing

July 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol & Corn Production Up, Food & Gas Prices Down

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Growth Energy is attacking the myth that ethanol production increases food prices. Tom Buis, CEO of Growth

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Corn Ethanol Benefits Farmers, Community, Industry

by Heather Meade (Daily Advocate)  There are seven operational ethanol plants in Ohio, one of which is located just outside

July 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol, Oil, Corn Duke It Out in “The Battle of the Benjamins”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Corn producers, ethanol producers and crude oil refiners: locked in a rollercoaster of commodity prices,

June 13, 2014 Read Full Article

Corn Farmers Eye Other Crops for Next Year

by Kai Ryssdal (MarketPlace.org)  … Keith Alverson, a sixth generation ethanol corn farmer in Chester, South Dakota, says it’s all about

January 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Sen. Amy Klobuchar: Renewable Fuel Standard Is Working, So Why Change It?

Senator Amy Kolbuchar (D-MN) (Post Bulletin)  … Unfortunately, a recent proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency to lower the biofuel targets

January 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Improved Margins Could Support Ethanol Production Despite the EPA

by Xun Yao Chen  (MarketRealist.com)  The EIA’s proposal to cut use of ethanol in oil has also negatively impacted corn

January 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol Plunges Most in Two Weeks as Cheaper Corn Reduces Costs

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Ethanol futures plunged the most in two weeks as cheaper prices for corn, the worst-performing commodity

January 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Corn Plummeting Spurs Talk of ’80s U.S. Farmland Bust: Mortgages

by Kathleen M. Howley (Bloomberg)  … Now, as corn prices start to decline, bankers and agricultural economists are predicting a slowdown

December 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Use to Hit Record as Corn Prices Slump, Feds Project

by Zain Shauk  (FuelFix)  Corn prices have fallen 40 percent in 2013, a drop that inspired refineries to blend a

December 17, 2013 Read Full Article

Oil Seen as Main Driver of Ethanol and Grain Prices in UN Study

by Rudy Ruitenberg  (Bloomberg)   Oil prices were found to be the main drivers of ethanol and grain prices in a

December 16, 2013 Read Full Article

Low Corn Prices Predicted to Push Ethanol Demand

(UPI)  Corn used for ethanol production could exceed the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimate this year due to low prices,

December 12, 2013 Read Full Article

EPA Caves to the Petroleum Industry, Could Cost Taxpayers

by Laura Sesana  (The Washington Times) The petroleum industry’s renewed campaign against Congressionally mandated increasing levels of ethanol in gasoline appears

December 9, 2013 Read Full Article

Dinneen: RFS Not for Big Oil’s Convenience

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  The case for keeping the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as-is is being made today at an

December 6, 2013 Read Full Article

Nightmare Scenario: Renewable Fuels’ Defenders Pull out the Stops to Persuade EPA to Continue the War on Imported Oil

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Today, the EPA has scheduled a day of testimony on its proposed 2014 Renewable Fuel

December 5, 2013 Read Full Article

Iowans Worry about Ethanol's Lost Political Clout

by Thomas Beaumont (Associated Press)  … Now, Iowa’s senior political leaders are pondering how to shore up political support for the

November 25, 2013 Read Full Article

CARD Report: Altering RFS Would Have Modest Effect on Corn Prices

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new paper from the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University indicates

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Declining Corn Prices Hurting South Dakota Farmers

by Jeff Natalie-Lees (Aberdeen News)  Corn is about one-half the price it was a year ago, a movement that will dramatically

October 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Make Hay: The Global Bioenergy Mood

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … To check on the current mood, we stopped in this week for a conversation with

October 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Bipartisan Group of Legislators Introduce RFS Reform Act

(Office of Representative Jim Costa (D-CA 16th))  Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Jim Costa (D-CA), Steve Womack (R-AR), and Peter Welch

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Corn Prices Pressured by Both Supply and Demand Factors

by Darrel Good and Scott Irwin  (University of Illinois/FarmDocDaily)  Corn prices continue the long retreat from the peak of September

October 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Letters to the Editor: Supporting Ethanol; Bumper Corn Crop; Corn for Feed

(Chicago Tribune)  by Martin Barbre (National Corn Growers Association) Your Oct. 5 editorial “Crop politics; Government subsidies promote corn over common

October 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Prices Plummet, Pressuring Gasoline

(Lincoln Journal Star)  A “somewhat meager rally” may be underway for spot gasoline prices, but oil market expert Tom Kloza

October 3, 2013 Read Full Article

Tulare County Farmers Hear about Raising Sorghum for Biofuel

by David Castellon (Visalia Times Delta) When the subject of biofuel comes up, chances are you’ll think of corn converted to

October 2, 2013 Read Full Article

RFS Hasn't Hurt the Poultry Industry

by Gary Pestoriou (The Hill’s Congress Blog)    I followed with interest the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearings concerning

September 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Analyzing the Influence of Energy Policy

by Jake Ferris (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … The change in stock levels from 2001-’05 accounted for about $1.28 of the

September 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Uneven Crop, Shifting Markets: Considering the Prospects for the Corn and Ethanol Markets Ahead.

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … (Bruce) Babcock (the Cargill endowed chair of energy economics at Iowa State University)

September 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Blend Wall? What Blend Wall?

by Ned Stowe (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The oil industry has formally petitioned the EPA to reduce the Renewable

September 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Analyst Says Ethanol Rush Is Over, Corn May Drop to $3.25

by Brett Wessler (Ag Professional)  Livestock producers are likely to see shrinking feed costs ahead with one market analyst forecasting lower

September 12, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry on the Offensive after August Recess

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … (Paul) Bertels (vice president of production and utilization for the National Corn Growers

September 9, 2013 Read Full Article

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