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U.S. Ethanol Producers Feeling the Pinch from Trump Trade War

by Jarrett Renshaw, Michael Hirtzer  (Reuters)  U.S. ethanol producers drew a bleak picture of their industry in quarterly filings and analyst calls this week, detailing how the critical farm belt business has been

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

The Bumpy Road of Common Ethanol Fuel Mixture

(Vietnam.net)  Common ethanol fuel mixture (E5 RON 92 gasoline) has been receiving many incentives from the State. However, high prices of materials for ethanol production and relevant materials plus the high

November 6, 2018 Read Full Article

From Pakoras to Mobility: How BIOD Energy Is Converting Cooking Oil into Biodiesel!

by Abhilasha Singh (Financial Express)  India is a fast-growing economy, the need for energy is constantly on the rise. Considering that fossil fuel reserves are depleting along with their impact on the

November 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Whose Customer Is It, Anyway?

by Ron Lamberty (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine) … In the ethanol industry, there is growing interest—bordering on obsession—with “marketing ethanol to consumers.” The thought process goes like this: If

October 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Saudi Arabia Shows Need to End Addiction to Middle Eastern Oil

by Jim Talent (The Hill/Americans for Energy Security and Innovation)  Following the mysterious death of columnist Jamal Khashoggi, Washington was hit with a stark reminder that America remains glaringly vulnerable to

October 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Innovations in Biomass-Based Diesel

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Two ethanol producers are adopting quite different innovative technologies to add value to their corn oil—one making biodiesel with supercritical methods, the other making

October 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Edwardsville Lab Continues to Impact Ethanol Sector

by DeLoss Jahnke (Farm Week Now)  NCERC has contributed dozens of technologies being used by manufacturers across the country, and interest in continued collaboration keeps growing.  In just 15 years, the National Corn-to-Ethanol

October 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Blog: Changing Face of US Ethanol Export Markets

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Historically, India and Brazil have been two major export destinations for ethanol produced in the United States. All the while, both India and Brazil

October 20, 2018 Read Full Article

President Trump’s Ethanol Expansion Has Immediate Positive Impact on Attis Industries

(Attis Industries/NewMediaWire/FuturesTradingCharts.com) …  Jeff Cosman, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, explains, “The increased inclusion allowance plays a vital role in the expansion of renewable fuel production. The timing couldn’t be better

October 10, 2018 Read Full Article

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

India’s Ethanol Consumption for Fuel at All-Time High, Lags Goals: USDA

by Joshua Pedrick (S&P Global Platts) The volume of ethanol blended with gasoline is at an all-time high in India thanks to the government allowing a new feedstock in the production

October 3, 2018 Read Full Article

CARD: Trade Disruptions Cost Iowa Ethanol Producers $105 Million

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new study by researchers at Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Development has determined current trade disruptions are having a significant impact

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Cutting Fuel Prices via Ethanol Imports Illegal under Biofuels Law: DOE

(ABS-CBN News)  It’s not possible to bring down gasoline prices by allowing oil firms to import cheaper bioethanol because this is against the law, an official of the Department of Energy

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Land Where Sugar-Ethanol Is King Pushes Into Corn Biofuel

(Bloomberg)  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 the crop.

September 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Green Plains Mothballs 20% of Production Capacity Due to Trump’s Trade War

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Minnesota, Reuters reports that Green Plains is mothballing its ethanol production plants in Superior, Iowa and Lakota, Iowa as well as running its Fairmont, Minnesota plant at

September 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Small Refinery Exemptions and Ethanol Demand Destruction

by Scott Irwin (FarmDocDaily)  Small refinery exemptions (SREs) represent the latest controversy to engulf the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).  When the U.S. Congress first created the RFS in the Energy Policy

September 17, 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

Shree Renuka Sugars Plans To Expand Ethanol Capacity By 25%

by Sai Ishwarbharath (Bloomberg Quint)  Shree Renuka Sugars Ltd. plans to capitalise on the Union Cabinet’s approval to hike the procurement price of ethanol. “We currently manufacture 12 crore litres of ethanol.

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Motorists Can Make Better Decisions at the Pump: Misconceptions about Gasoline Mean Lost Savings, Dirtier Air

by Jeff Rice (Journal-Advocate)  … Motorists shop almost exclusively according to price, except when the price goes down, and labor under a plethora of misconceptions about additives, octane and ethanol. That

August 31, 2018 Read Full Article

US Ethanol Shippers Face Challenges Finding Truckers to Haul Product

by Joshua Pedrick (Platts)  US ethanol producers and marketers have found headwinds in recent weeks as truckers to haul product into major hubs have moved on to higher-paying routes. … Part of

August 22, 2018 Read Full Article

IPART Seeks Comment on Ethanol Market Monitoring COMMENT DEADLINE: September 10, 2018

(Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal)  The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is seeking comments on its proposed approach to monitoring the wholesale and retail markets for ethanol used in

August 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Uncovering the Plot to Keep Ethanol Down — How Clean Burning Ethanol Can Make Rural America Great Again

(Urban Air Institute) A paradigm shift is needed in Washington, and it’s up to Rural America to push for change. “We need to join together and demand access to cleaner burning ethanol,

August 16, 2018 Read Full Article

House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on RINs

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On July 25, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing that aimed to educate members of the subcommittee

August 1, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Analysis: Vietnam’s Push for E5 92 RON Gasoline Sends 95 RON Imports Soaring

by Dexter Wang (SP Global Platts)  Vietnam’s gasoline import structure has seen a huge swing to 95 RON gasoline in 2018 as domestic demand shifts to the grade after the full

July 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Thai Ethanol Producers Mull Resuming Exports after 5 Years Amid Ample Supply

by Christina Siantar (S&P Global/Platts)  Thailand’s ethanol producers are exploring the possibility of resuming ethanol exports after a five-year hiatus due to ample supply in the domestic market, trade sources said Tuesday.

July 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Brazil Ethanol Output Could Double by 2030 -Gov’t Study

by Rodrigo Viga Gaier (Reuters)  Brazil’s ethanol production could double by 2030, boosted by growing investments in the sector due to the government’s RenovaBio program aimed at boosting the use of

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

On Energy Independence Day, India, China Surge as Leaders in Clean Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Because if you want it, here it is, come and get it, biofuels that is, and especially of the advanced type. If you like

July 11, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol Helps Fourth of July Travelers Declare Independence from High Gas Prices

by Rachel Gantz (Renewable Fuels Association)   A record number of travelers will take to America’s highways and byways this Fourth of July holiday, and ethanol will be lowering the price

July 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Brazil’s Unpopular Fuel Policy Means Sugar Faces Vote Threat

by Isis Almeida and Fabiana Batista (Bloomberg Quint) … (Luis) Matos is one of millions of Brazilians who have cut back on car use after fuel costs climbed to a record. Like

June 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Greening the Canadian Transportation Sector

by Jim Grey (Renewable Industries Canada/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Canada is a great example of how biofuels can lead the way for greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions, and of the importance of bringing

June 27, 2018 Read Full Article

A Shift in Power: Energy Recycling Technologies and Changing Market Dynamics Provide New Options for Electricity Production, and Revive Opportunities for Old Ones.

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Improving energy efficiency has long been the goal at ethanol plants and, increasingly, driving down carbon intensity is equally important. Changing market dynamics are opening

June 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Brazilian Presidential Hopefuls Favor Free Market for Sugar, Ethanol

by Nicolle Castro (Platts)  Brazilian presidential pre-candidates spoke in favor of free fuel markets Monday at a sugarcane industry association UNICA forum in Sao Paulo.  Brazil will hold presidential elections in October.

June 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Why Nebraska’s Governor Is a Champion of Biofuels

(Urban Air Initiative)  Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts recently declared May as Renewable Fuels Month to draw attention to clean burning biofuel options. He’s focused on grassroot efforts to educate and expand

June 7, 2018 Read Full Article

UPDATE 1-Brazil Targets 10 pct Cut in Fuel Sector Carbon Emissions

by Leonardo Goy, Marcelo Teixeira and José Roberto Gomes (Reuters)   Brazil plans to cut carbon emissions from its fuels sector by 10 percent through 2028, forcing distributors to sell more biofuels,

June 6, 2018 Read Full Article

BK Birla Group to Set up Distillery for Rs80 Crore to Revive Its Sugar Business

by  Soumonty Kanungo  (Live Mint)  Jay Shree Tea MD D.P. Maheshwari says the BK Birla Group is looking to process molasses, a by-product from sugar-refining, to produce ethanol  —  After several failed

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

South Dakota State Vehicle Fleet Burned Nearly Two Million Gallons of Ethanol in Last Year

(Go Watertown)  The South Dakota state vehicle fleet burned nearly two million gallons of ethanol-blended fuels in the last year, according to the South Dakota Bureau of Administration. From mid-May 2017

May 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Rising Fuel Prices Bring into Question EPA Efforts to Reduce Fuel Economy Standards

by Tsvetana Paraskova (Oilprice.com/USA Today)  Crude oil and gasoline prices are on the rise after President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal. Now, many consumers are seeing their extra

May 17, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

How to Save $10 per Fillup — Ethanol

by Todd Sneller (Nebraska Ethanol Board/Kearney Hub)  Many consumers felt their wallets lighten as the numbers ticked up on the gas pump again this week. AAA reports the national gas price

May 7, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA: Ethanol Saves Consumers at the Pump

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) … Energy Information Administration is already warning drivers that they are likely to see the highest gasoline prices in four years. The good news is that

May 2, 2018 Read Full Article

To Meet Emission Reductions Objectives in Transport, Sustainable Renewable Fuels Are an Important Part of the Solution

(Methanol Institute/EIN Presswire)   The Methanol Institute (MI), the trade association representing the global methanol industry this week released a paper providing input for the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) trilogue procedure

May 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Jet Fuel from Hooch Comes Closer as ASTM Clears Way for Ethanol-to-Jet, Higher ATJ Blends

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, an ASTM International Sub-Committee has voted in favor of revising specification D7566 (Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons) to include ethanol

April 9, 2018 Read Full Article

No Door for Return of RON92 Petrol

(Nhan Dan)  After RON92 petrol was replaced by E5 bio-fuel for about three months, several enterprises said that the consumption of E5 was lower than that of RON92 and petitioned the

April 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Parity Has ‘Lost Relevance’ as Indicator of Sugar Price Lows

by Mike Verdin (AgriMoney)  Ethanol parity “has lost relevance” as a floor for world sugar prices, in a sign of Brazil’s reduced market grip, Rabobank said, as it hiked its forecast

April 5, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Your Turn: South Dakota Ethanol Policy Genius

by Orrie Swayze (Argus Leader)  Sen. Kent Frerichs looked to further capitalize on the genius of our incredibly successful ethanol policy taxing imported petroleum one cent/gallon at the pipeline to fund incentives

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Commentary: Biofuels Are Driving US Growth

by Jim Talent (Tribune News Service/Madison.com/Americans for Energy Security and Innovation)  … Biofuels are a target because they supply a full 10 percent of America’s motor fuel, and every extra

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Auto Exec: Raise the Octane Rating of U.S. Gasoline for Bump in Fuel Efficiency

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  At a recent American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers meeting, General Motors executive Dan Nicholson voiced the automaker’s support in raising the minimum octane

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Commercial Time: Aemetis Embarks on $158 Million Cellulosic Ethanol Project in California

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   … I’d start with the news from Aemetis that they are embarking now on a $158 million cellulosic ethanol plant — to be built in Riverbank,

March 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Calls on US Government to Support Biofuels Sector

(Biofuels International)  Growth Energy calls on US government to support biofuels sector — Biofuels are crucial to improving the US energy outlook, according to an expert from ethanol trade association Growth Energy.

February 22, 2018 Read Full Article

A Sit Down with Conrad Rautenbach from Green Fuel

(The Herald)  Fuel prices shot up recently before Government intervened by reducing import duty on fuel to stem the price madness that rose as a result. Questions have been raised as

February 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Calls on US Government to Support Biofuels Sector

(Biofuels International)  Biofuels are crucial to improving the US energy outlook, according to an expert from ethanol trade association Growth Energy. Chris Bliley, Growth Energy’s vice-president of regulatory affairs, says that

February 16, 2018 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

In his article suggesting scrapping Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards in favor of a Clean Air Act life cycle analysis-based methodology for CO2 transportation emission reduction, Bob Kozak advised, “(I)f

February 16, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Let’s Regulate CO2 Emissions, and Forget the 55.4 MPG 2025 Corporate Annual Fuel Economy Standard: The Inexpensive Way to Quickly Reduce Green House Gases

by Robert Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard of 54.5 miles/gallon has become a significant issue since the election of Donald Trump as president of

February 15, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Letter to the Editor: It’s False to Say Ethanol Costs the Consumer More

by Clarence Schutte (LincolnLand Agri-Energy/Effingham Daily News)  … The statement that ethanol costs the consumer more is false. The RBOB which is the gasoline blended with ethanol to make 10 percent ethanol

February 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Forget about Petrol/Ethanol Mix, Minister Says

by Vanessa Macdonald (Times of Malta)  Marlene Farrugia gets chemistry lecture  —  Fuel importation company Enemed will not be offering a blend of petrol and ethanol any time soon, even though it

January 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Unexpected Incentive

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   RIN values do affect fuel prices, but Ron Lamberty, senior vice president of the American Coalition for Ethanol, says it’s not the effect many assume. 

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Zera Boss Grilled over ‘Favourable’ Rautenbach’s Green Fuel Ethanol Price

by Veneranda Langa (News Day)  Legislators yesterday grilled Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) chief executive officer Gloria Magombo over the price of Billy Rautenberg’s Green Fuel ethanol, which is 11 cents

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol To The Rescue of Higher Gas Prices

by Dave VanderGriend (Urban Air Initiative/ICM/Biofuels Digest)  …   A lot of people might forget that it was only three years ago when the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

USDA Reports Says Indonesia Faces Ethanol Dilemma

by Tim Albrecht  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Indonesia instituted a national ethanol policy in 2006, but has been having troubles meeting their goals. The country’s plans to develop bioethanol are facing many

January 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Rick Santorum: Refiners Attack President Trump at Their Peril

by Rick Santorum (Washington Examiner/Americans for Energy Security and Innovation)  … But some petroleum companies seem to be taking their influence for granted, and that could prove their undoing with a

January 3, 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

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Top 17 for 2017

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  2017 was a roller coaster year. There was a paradigm shift in biofuels, technology advancements,

December 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Driving Ethanol Podcast–Driving Ethanol Home for the Holidays

(Growth Energy) Growth Energy promotes E15 education for holiday drivers —  Last year, AAA estimated that nearly 100 million Americans took

December 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Chinese Ethanol Market Eyes E10 Implementation Warily: Sources

(Platts)  Chinese ethanol traders face a lot uncertainty in terms of next year’s domestic demand generated by the E10 nationwide policy,

December 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Benefits of Ethanol Touted at LATI Event

by Dan Crisler (The Public Opinion)  Watertown automotive and fuel retailers and technicians got a special visit from one of

December 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter to the Editor: Ethanol Important to Consumers

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Tulsa World)  The staggering number of misstatements about ethanol contained in Tulsa World Editorial Pages

December 5, 2017 Read Full Article

RFA Slams Texas Governor for Requesting RFS Waiver

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, in a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Friday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

December 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Blended Gasoline Saves Motorists Money

by Tom Steever (Brownfield Ag News)  An ethanol industry spokesman says the price difference between ethanol and gasoline favors motorists who

November 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Japan Will Allow Gas Blends Using U.S. Ethanol

by Ray Grabanski (Progressive Ag/Ag Week)  … Japan announced that it will allow gasoline blenders to use ethanol sourced from the

November 29, 2017 Read Full Article

US Spread between E85 Ethanol, Gasoline Reaches All-Time High

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, according to crowd-sourced data from the Renewable Fuels Association’s E85prices.com, the national price spread

November 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Consumers Win with Ethanol

(Hoosier Ag Today/Renewable Fuels Association)  Consumers have been saving money thanks to ethanol for years, but never as much as today.

November 10, 2017 Read Full Article

European Fuel Ethanol Demand May Be Supported by Industrial Sector

(Platts)  Tumbling European fuel ethanol prices over October have increased the attractiveness of the product to industrial and beverage buyers, which

November 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Producers Going “RINless”

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Renewable Identification Number credits (RINs) have been trading higher this week and some ethanol producers and marketers

October 27, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol: Gasoline on Steroids for Motorcycles

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The RFA supports the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally every year. This was the

September 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Wants EPA to Ease Fuel Restrictions to Reduce Price Spikes in Harvey’s Wake

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  The ethanol industry pressed the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday to relax fuel restrictions nationwide

August 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Report Discusses Future Growth of Australian Ethanol Industry

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network predicts

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

August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

New Brazil Ethanol Policy Should Boost Demand, M&A

by Marcelo Teixeira and José Roberto Gomes (Reuters)  An overhaul of Brazil’s biofuels policy in coming days, aimed at cutting the

August 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Policy Shaping up as a de Facto Tax on Sydney Drivers

by Sean Nicholls (Sydney Morning Herald)  … (Innovation and better regulation minister Matt Kean) Kean inherited a policy championed by his predecessor

August 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Corn Farmers, Biofuels Have More to Offer

by Mark Sponsler (Colorado Corn/Journal-Advocate)  … Oxygenating gasoline is required under Clean Air Act amendments, and ethanol — with its clean-burning

July 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels Work for Oregon

by Jim Talent (Capital Ag Press/Americans for Energy Security and Innovation)  Unfortunately, even as fracking reached new heights, America’s total

June 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Livin’ La Vida Octane: The Quest for Torque and Affordable, Sustainable Vroom

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In recent days. we’ve been updating some very useful industry charts relating to costs, carbon,

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol and Biodiesel: Dropping Below the Production Cost of Fossil Fuels?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … As you can see from the hard data, the production cost for ethanol today is

May 19, 2017 Read Full Article

$20 Oil? $200 Oil? Does It Matter? Part 1 of the 3-Part Digest series: Carbon 2017

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) For the world of renewable fuels — the only significant carbon legislation on the books, it

May 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol at Forefront on Earth Day

by Tom C. Doran (AgriNews Publications)  Renewable fuels have come a long way since the first Earth Day 47 years ago,

May 2, 2017 Read Full Article

High Octane Gas Coming — But You’ll Pay More for It

by Mark Phelan (Detroit Free Press)  “Ten cents a gallon more is probably palatable. A quarter risks customer acceptance,” said

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Traders Facing Losses as Brazil Import Bet Goes Awry

by Fabiana Batista (Bloomberg)  Buying of cheaper U.S. fuel made from corn surged in February; Price of local supply made from

April 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Alliance Bio-Products, Inc. Comments on Emerging Bioethanol Market Opportunity as It Commercializes Its Cellulose to Sugar Technology Process

(Alliance Bio-Products)  The company’s patented CTS process presents a viable option for growing biofuel production efforts with its ability to

April 5, 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

April 5, 2017 Read Full Article

BAA Rejects Productivity Commission Claims

(Biofuels Association of Australia) The Biofuels Association of Australia strongly rejects claims by the Federal Productivity Commission that the industry fails

March 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Economists: Octane Premium Offsets Ethanol Energy Penalty

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol critics bash the fuel for its lower energy value than gasoline, while

March 20, 2017 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

February 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Queensland Biofuels Company Set to Deliver Employment, Economic Development and Affordable Ethanol for Australia

(My Sunshine Coast/Queensland Renewable Fuels Association)   Renewable Developments Australia Pty Ltd (“RDA”) is fast approaching the delivery of the first

January 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Use Continues to Grow While Prices Reach Decade Lows

(USDA)  In the United States, production of ethanol is largely tied to federally mandated renewable fuel standards contained in the

December 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Tough Path to Reach US Ethanol Max in 2017

(Argus Media)  US ethanol producers may never hit the 15bn USG target federal regulators included in biofuel blending mandates next

December 20, 2016 Read Full Article

SRA Nixes Independent Oil Players’ Call for More Ethanol Imports

by James Konstantin Galvez (The Manila Times)  Despite rising fuel prices, the state-run Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) has dismissed calls

December 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Nebraska Drivers Save $17 Million Using Ethanol-blended Fuel

(Nebraska Ethanol Board/KOOL Radio)  In 2016, Nebraska drivers will save approximately $17 million by using ethanol-blended gasoline. The savings is

December 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Vietnam to Replace Most Popular Petrol with E5 Biofuel

(Tuoi Tre News)  Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade will force consumers to switch from the popular A92 gasoline to

December 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Petrol Prices Fall in Five Largest Cities, NSW Forks out $85m More on Ethanol mandate

by Rebecca Hyam (ABC)  The competition regulator has found Australian petrol prices fell 3.8 cents in Australia’s five largest cities during

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

What’s in a Name?

by Ron Lamberty (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol)  … Two-thirds of consumers say price is the most important factor when

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Petrol Retailers Slam New Ethanol Rule

by Sean Nichols (Sydney Morning Herald)  Angry fuel retailers are accusing the NSW government of doing the bidding of a political donor

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Is Ethanol in Your Gas a Problem? We Revisited the Question with an Expert

by Jeff Zurschmeide (Digital Trends)  … For this article, Digital Trends spoke in-depth with Dr. Andrew Randolph, Technical Director for ECR Engines. Dr.

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Centre to Invest 15 Thousand Crore to Expand Panipat Refinery

(Times of India)  The Union government will invest Rs 15,000 crore to increase the capacity of Panipat oil refinery in

October 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Petrobras Mulls Lowering Brazil Fuel Prices in 2016

by Shoaib-ur-Rehman Siddiqui (Business Recorder)   State-controlled Brazilian oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA is considering lowering wholesale gasoline and diesel

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Editorial: Ethanol Is Beneficial but Still Needs Oversight

(Beaumont Enterprise)  In a region that was built by oil refining, it’s a tough thing to wrap your mind around:

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Brazil Climate Pledge Questioned after Ethanol Snub

by Marcelo Teixeira (Reuters)  Biofuel and climate experts have questioned Brazil’s commitment to a plan to cut carbon emissions by raising

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Deserve a Place at the Pump

by Jim Talent (The American Spectator)  The case for alternative energy done right.  —  … No other policy has so effectively

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

The RINferno, as It Burns up America’s Venture into Advanced Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … There’s a separate category of RINs for advanced biofuels. These are fuels that have at

August 19, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

RINferno

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Let me see if we got this right. Donald Trump loves the Renewable Fuel Standard  —   Carl

August 17, 2016 Read Full Article

API Ads Target RFS: RFS Reform, Repeal Efforts Continue

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  … Yet Trump gave an economic speech Monday in Detroit in which he touted

August 11, 2016 Read Full Article

India Seeks to Expand Biofuels Market to $7.5 Billion by 2022

by Anindya Upadhyay and Debjit Chakraborty  (Bloomberg)  India’s current biofuels market size is about $1 billion; India to source all raw material

August 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Globalization of Ethanol Impacts US Industry

by Ryan Strickland (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Eco-Energy)  It’s a big world out there and ethanol is primed to explore it—finding new

August 5, 2016 Read Full Article

UDSA GAIN Reports Address Polish, Lithuanian Ethanol Production

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Total production of bioethanol in Poland is estimated at 200,000 metric tons, according to

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Biofuels Are Vital to an All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy

by William Feehery (The Hill/DuPont Industrial Biosciences)   … One of the most vital and immediate tools at our disposal in

July 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Cheating Fuel Retailers Come under Scrutiny

by Yuthana Priawan  (Bangkok Post)  More adulterated fuel sold as oil gets cheaper.  —  A substantial rise in fuel consumption

July 1, 2016 Read Full Article

FEW 16: Ethanol Plants Seek to Diversify to Boost Growth

by Liz Gyekye  (Biofuels International)  US ethanol plant owners are seeking to diversify their operations to boost growth, according to

June 30, 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

New CEO of Petrobras Has Good News for Brazil’s Ethanol Makers

by  Fabiana Batista (Bloomberg)  Parente signals end of government-subsidized gasoline prices; Higher gasoline costs likely to spark demand for biofuel  — … Pedro

June 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Investors Turn Bullish on U.S. Ethanol Shares

by Caroline Valetkevitch (Reuters)  After a weak start in 2016, investors are rediscovering shares of biofuels companies that make ethanol,

June 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Consider the Fully Burdened Price of Fuel over Memorial Day Holiday

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  As we watch transportation fuel prices rise as we celebrate the beginning of Northern

May 28, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol Blending Pressures Already Shrinking Refiner Margins

by Laura Blewitt  (Bloomberg)  Federally mandated ethanol blending is adding extra pressure to the faltering profits of U.S. refiners. The worst

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Oil Market Manipulation Is Alive and Well

by Jim Talent (Americans for Energy Security and Innovation/The Hill)  Opponents of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) claim that the

May 13, 2016 Read Full Article

The E15 Perspective from Those Marketing the Fuel

by Maura Keller (Fuel Marketer News)  … The argument among those marketers and retailers that have embraced the fuel is that E15

May 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Growth Likely for Ethanol Industry

by Terry Anderson (Lee Agri-Media/Iowa Farmer Today)  Great market opportunities exist for the ethanol industry, Doug Durante said as he

May 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Gas Prices Reach a Six-Month High Just in Time for Summer

by Thomas Richard (Examiner.com)  … One thing that is helping to keep gas prices down is the introduction of ethanol into

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Not just CH3-CH2-OH: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Ethanol from Conventional to Advanced

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This month, we held a well-attended webinar on the markets and makers of ethanol from

April 26, 2016 Read Full Article

C-Sharp: Spring’s 3 Hottest Markets Start with C

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  California and the green premium  —   One of the biggest myths running is that there

April 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Clariant’s Sunliquid Technology Price Competitive with Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Brazil, testing on Clariant’s sunliquid technology has confirmed that the cost per liter of

April 25, 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

Malawi Ethanol Pricing Policy Still up in the Air a Year Later

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Malawi, the government still hasn’t approved or put forward a proposal of its own

April 5, 2016 Read Full Article

New South Wales Passes State Biofuels Reform Bill, Limits Exceptions to Boost Blend Rates

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Australia, the NSW Parliament approved legislative changes to the operation of the NSW Biofuels Act.

March 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Aemetis Nabs Exclusive California Rights to LanzaTech’s Advanced Ethanol Tech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, news arrived that Aemetis has acquired 12 years of exclusive rights in California

March 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Sugar-Cane Fuel Wins In Brazil As Cheap Ethanol Beats Gasoline

(Bloomberg/European Supermarket Magazine) Brazil’s economic and political crises are proving to be a boon to one of the nation’s most embattled

March 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Keeps Gasoline Prices Down

by Fred Yoder (The Columbus Dispatch/Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association) When the original renewable fuel standard was passed in 2005,

February 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Mandate and the Price You Pay for Gas

(Agricultural & Applied Economics Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Just last year the USA Today and Chicago Tribune called for an end

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Economists: Ethanol Retains Low-Cost Octane Enhancer Status

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol continues to maintain its status as the low-cost octane enhancer, in spite

February 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Faced with Cheap Oil Prices, Biofuels Industry Sees No Déjà Vu

(Reuters/Business Times)  Ethanol producers may feel less pain from sinking oil prices than in previous tough times, as a government

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Upside Down Ethanol-Gas Ratio Appears to Be New Normal

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  After a decade of ethanol mostly being priced lower than gasoline, the ethanol/gasoline price

January 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh Ordered to Switch Completely to Biofuel

(Thanh Nien News)  E5 is now selling at VND15,339 (68 cents) per liter, 4.3 percent cheaper than 92-RON. Photo: Diep

January 19, 2016 Read Full Article

The 7 Flying Reindeer: Renewable Fuel Myths that Continue to Defy Gravity

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Food vs Fuel, biofuels causing corn planting to skyrocket, low oil prices killing off renewable

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

The Crushing Burden of Hidden Taxes on E85 Renewable Fuel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There’s historic news out now — that E85 fuel is available on a wholesale basis

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

India to Allow Ethanol-Only Vehicles; Response to Be Muted

by Mayank Bhardwaj (Reuters)  India will soon allow automakers to manufacture vehicles that can run entirely on ethanol, but adoption

December 16, 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

RFA to EPA: New Gasoline Volatility Regulations Needed

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In a letter submitted Dec. 8 to the U.S. EPA, the Renewable Fuels Association urged

December 9, 2015 Read Full Article

The 2016 US Outlook for Ethanol and Biodiesel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … “In the old days, ethanol was a political commodity,” Informa Economics Senior VP Scott Richman

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Misleading about Ethanol

by Brooke Coleman (Advanced Biofuels Business Council/Times Argus)  In “Ethanol is a bad deal for Vt.” (online Nov. 21), a group

December 2, 2015 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

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

Green Plains Buys Ethanol Plant in Hopewell, Virginia

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Virginia, Green Plains Inc. announced that it has acquired an ethanol production facility in

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

To Be, or Not to Be…Butanol and The Case of a Global Sustainable Society

by Dr Kapil S Lokare (Biofuels Digest/Emerging Technologies Division of Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.)  … Globally it has been recognized that there

October 15, 2015 Read Full Article

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