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Editorial: Iowa State Analysis Makes Clear the Trade Wars’ Damage to Ag Producers

(Omaha World-Herald)  A recent report from Iowa State University offers sobering findings that show why our country needs to resolve its tariff wars with China and other nations. The university

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Weaker RINs Lure Gasoline Shipping into US East Coast Ports: Sources

(Hellenic Shipping News)  A decline in the US obligation for biofuels has prompted an increase in imports from Canada and Europe into the Atlantic Coast, according to market sources and federal

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Global n-Butanol Market 2017-2022 – Increasing Use of n- butanol as a Biofuel Gaining Momentum

(Globe Newswire/ResearchAndMarkets.com)  The “Global n-Butanol Market 2018-2022” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.  The global n-butanol market to grow at a CAGR of 4.72% during the period 2018-2022. Global n-Butanol Market 2018-2022, has been

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

US to Conduct ‘Unprecedented Review’ of Biodiesel Import Duties

(National Biodiesel Board)  Changes to the trade decisions finalized earlier this year will cause ongoing harm to U.S. biodiesel companies  —  On November 5, the U.S. Department of Commerce granted a request

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel Is Increasingly Used to Meet California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

by Steve Hanson and Neil Agarwal (U.S. Energy Information Administration)  … Renewable diesel net supply to California’s fuel market has increased since the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program went into

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Toyota Touts New Ethanol Hybrid Technology, Laments Brazil Woes

by Leonardo Lara (Bloomberg)  Toyota’s new ethanol hybrid vehicle being developed in Brazil is exceeding all the manufacturer’s expectations, said Steve St. Angelo, the carmaker’s CEO for Latin American and the

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

American Biofuels Deserve Certainty

by Dan Kleiss (Morning Consult) … By all rights, that anti-biofuel campaign should have wrapped up in December 2016, when regulators dialed up conventional — typically corn-based — ethanol targets to 15

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

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

Brazil Biodiesel Group Seeks 10-pct Retention on Soy Export Earnings

by Marcelo Teixeira (Reuters)  Ubrabio, a Brazilian association of biodiesel producers, presented on Tuesday a proposal for the government to retain 10 percent of earnings from soybean exports, in a program to

November 9, 2018 Read Full Article

BioFuture: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to BioFuture Platform and the Advanced Biofuels Outlook

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Biofuture Platform aims to be an action-oriented, country-led, multi-stakeholder mechanism for policy dialogue and collaboration among leading countries, organizations, academia and the private sector conscious

November 7, 2018 Read Full Article

2018 State of the Industry: ABLC Global Kickoff Presentation and Remarks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Where is the industry right now?What are the 25 Key trends, how the industry is organizing, what’s up, what’s hot, what’s down, and what 6 Future

November 7, 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

E15 Faces More Speed Bumps EPA’S Rule for Year-Round E15 Sales Is Still Not in Federal Register.

by Dan Looker (Success Farming)  When President Donald Trump told a campaign rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa, last month that his administration will approve year-round sales of E15, farmers and the

November 6, 2018 Read Full Article

The Complex Dynamics of Coprocessing

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  While oil refiners adding a small percentage of renewable feedstock to their operations sounds simple, the political, economic, technical, societal and market consequences are anything but. 

November 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Can Ethanol Change Business Dynamics For Sugar Industry?

by Yash Upadhyaya (Bloomberg Quint)  … The central government in May had asked oil marketers to target 10 percent blending of ethanol with petrol as part of a national policy for

November 5, 2018 Read Full Article

The Road to Feedstock Flexibility

by Chris Abrams (Biodiesel Magazine/Imerys Filtration)  Imerys personnel have spent much of 2018 talking about new and diverse feedstocks for biodiesel production, and how to help biodiesel manufacturers incorporate them into

October 31, 2018 Read Full Article

As Fuel Prices Rise, Biodiesel Production Margins Widen

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Crude oil prices recently reached a four-year high, helping drive up biodiesel fuel prices and improve biodiesel manufacturing margins. … As in the U.S., where off-road

October 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Clean Octane Alliance Sees Open Road for Higher Blends

(Urban Air Initiative)  … South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke and Urban Air Initiative President Dave VanderGriend said an update to the master list of future federal regulatory actions called the

October 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Fat Profits: Asian Traders Cash in as Europe Thirsts for Waste Oils

(The Star)  Once surreptitiously dumped down drains in the dead of night, Asia’s used cooking oil is fast becoming one of the most sought-after commodities in Europe – as a feedstock

October 11, 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

No Anti-Dumping Measure against Argentine Biodiesel – EU Commission Abandons EU Agriculture

(UFOP (Google translation))   Deeply disappointed and deceived, the European Oilseed Alliance (EOA) sees itself confronted with the completely surprising decision by the European Commission not to introduce retroactive punitive tariffs against

October 5, 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

Contrary to Columnist’s Claims, the RFS Works

by Cassidy Walter (The Gazette/Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  As an outspoken libertarian in favor of open markets, it is unfortunate that in a recent column, Adam Sullivan did not look closer at the

October 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Finding Pathways for Biofuels Advocates Say State Low-Carbon Fuel Policies Could Drive More Ethanol Demand

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Just a few blocks from the commotion and crowds at the Global Climate Action Summit, biofuel advocates gathered Thursday to champion more low-carbon fuel

September 17, 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

Pressure to Perform: Growing Export Markets and New Coproduct Lines Are Increasing Demands on the Ethanol Laboratory.

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … “They have to realize that for all these years we’ve been making fuel ethanol with ASTM grade, and that’s it. Now, we’re going to

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Needs to Reallocate Gallons from RFS Waivers

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine) : Incoming RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper addresses the small refiner exemptions issued by the U.S. EPA last year, and how they

September 7, 2018 Read Full Article

A Reality Check on Clean Mobility

by Emmanuel Desplechin (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Two new studies offer a timely reality check on what kind of cars are likely to be on Europe’s roads between now and 2050—and

September 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Electric Vehicle Revolution Poses Threat to Biofuel

by D’Arce McMillan (Western Producer)  They may seem like a novelty now, but electric vehicles could quickly grow in number and significantly reduce the demand for gasoline and biofuel.  —  … I wonder

September 1, 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

Biofuels Market to Witness Excellent Revenue Growth, Rising Demand in the Setors of Agriculture, Transportation, Chemical, Pharmaceuticals

(Heraldkeeper via COMTEX/Futures TradingCharts.com) Reports Monitor has announced the addition of a new report titled, “Global Biofuels (Bioethanol and Biodiesel) Market Insights, Forecast to 2025”, into its vast repository of

August 24, 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

Neste Keeps Faith with Renewable Jet Fuel Business Despite Setback

by Jussi Rosendahl (Reuters/EuroNews)  Biofuel producer and oil refiner Neste <NESTE.HE> sees good opportunities for its renewable jet fuel despite a cancelled pilot project in Switzerland, a company executive said. The Finnish

August 24, 2018 Read Full Article

On the Road Again—Legally

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Just over a year ago the future of B20 in California was uncertain, thanks to in-use requirements of the Alternative Diesel Fuels regulation, but as we’ve

August 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Brazil’s Premium on Ethanol Will Have India Become the World’s Largest Sugar Producer

(MercoPress)  Brazil will likely step down to become the world’s second-largest sugar producer on low global sugar prices and higher profitability and strong demand for ethanol, according to a report

August 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels Unviable Alternative in South Africa – Expert

by Paige Muller (Creamer Media’s Engineering News) Owing to biofuels being too expensive to manufacture, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) Business School Energy Leadership Centre director Dr Rod Crompton says this makes them a commercially unviable energy source.

August 17, 2018 Read Full Article

UK Government Announces Major Funding for Green Aerospace R&D and Backing for Sustainable Aviation Fuels

(GreenAir Online)  Following recent grants awarded to two projects developing potential commercial-scale sustainable aviation fuel production, the UK government has pledged £343 million ($448m) public and industry investment for R&D into

August 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Norwegian Government Closes Consultation on a 1% Mandate Proposal for Aviation Biofuels

(GreenAir Online)  A consultation by Norway’s Ministry of Climate and Environment on a proposal to introduce a mandate requiring all commercial jet fuel sold in the country to contain 1% of sustainable aviation

August 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Has Ethanol Hit Its Peak?

by James Osborne (Houston Chronicle)  More than 15 billion gallons of ethanol flows into the U.S. fuel supply each year, big business for midwestern corn farms and a drag on oil

August 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Govt Pushes for Ethanol, Sugar Mills Say It’s Unviable

Chiranjeevi Kulkarni (Deccan Herald News Service)  The Centre’s push for ethanol, touted as an effective tool to cut oil imports, may not get a positive response from sugar mills with owners

August 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Andeavor to Convert Dickinson Refinery to Renewable Diesel

by Helena Taveres Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In Texas, Andeavor announced a project to convert the Dickinson Refinery to process 12,000 barrels per day of renewable feedstocks, including soybean oil and distillers corn oil,

August 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Peak Oil: Is History Repeating Itself, Again?

(Energy Today/OilPrice.com)  In 2002, oil prices were hovering around $20 per barrel and then rose almost continuously until mid-2008 when the price of a barrel of oil on the New York

August 13, 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

On the Rise: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Biogas, Its Markets and Production and Treatment Technologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What’s up with biogas?  The U.S. market has lagged in the development of biogas facilities because of the low cost of electricity, natural gas and vehicle fuels

August 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Oil’s Relentless Price Climb Brings Advanced Biofuels Back in Vogue

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  For several years now we have seen a significant number of players pivoting from biofuels towards smaller but higher-value markets in chemicals, nutrition,  nutraceuticals, pharma, materials, flavorings,

August 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Brazil Mills Put Premium on Ethanol Output, Idle Some Sugar Units

Marcelo Teixeira  (Reuters)  Brazilian cane mills will continue to prioritize ethanol production over sugar output well into the next crop season as high oil prices boost demand for the biofuel, millers

August 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Indonesia to Make Biodiesel Use Compulsory from September 1: Official

by Bernadette Christina Munthe (Reuters)  Indonesia aims to make the use of biodiesel blended fuels compulsory for all vehicles and heavy machinery from Sept. 1, Renewable Energy Director General Rida Mulyana said

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Time for EPA to Clean up the Mess It Made of the RFS

by Timothy J. Rudnicki (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  … Let’s be clear here. There are legitimate complaints from the biofuel industry because (acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew) Wheeler’s predecessor turned over

August 1, 2018 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

PCA, Stakeholders Push for Enforcement of 5% Bio-Diesel Blend

(GMA News Online)  To arrest the detrimental affects of plunging price of copra, the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) and industry stakeholders are urging the government for the immediate implementation of the

July 31, 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

E10 Petrol Pushes Motorists to Buy Premium Fuel, Costs More than Regular Unleaded in the Long Run

(News.com.au)  Ethanol-blended petrol was billed as a win for our hip pockets and the environment, but analysts say it’s a very different story  —  … While other states have so far resisted

June 28, 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

New Tax to Encourage B20 Use

by Wichit Chantanusornsiri  (Bangkok Post)  The Excise Department is imposing a tax on B20 biodiesel that is 82 satang lower than the B7 tax in a push to make the former’s retail

June 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Goes Global as Gasoline Price Rally Deteriorates Demand

by Suzanne Danforth and Jim Venhof (Genscape)  U.S. domestic ethanol demand suffered this spring relative to 2017, despite consistently favorable blending values and increasing Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requirements. The decline, following

June 20, 2018 Read Full Article

UK-Produced Green Gas Now Being Used to Fuel Vehicles

(U.K. Renewable Energy Association/Biomass Magazine)  A growing number of commercial haulage operators are clamoring to improve their environmental credentials by running haulage trucks on green gas. Whilst some green gas has

June 20, 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

Brazilian Sugar Industry Fears More Fuel Market Manipulation on the Horizon

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Brazil, Platts and Valor Economico report that the sugarcane industry is worried further fuel market manipulation could be on the cards following the resignation of Petrobras’ CEO

June 8, 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

June 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Palm Oil to Be Phased out as Biodiesel Feedstock?

by Cheryl Kalisch Gordon (Rabobank/The Land)  A proposal to alter the EU’s overarching renewable energy policy has been announced, which would phase-out

June 5, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA’s New Super Fuel Could Spell Trouble for Ethanol

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  The Environmental Protection Agency is about to allow a new renewable fuel to be sold at

June 5, 2018 Read Full Article

On The Front Lines: The Old Battle between Ethanol and Oil Takes Center Stage with the RFS.

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol Producer Magazine recaps the many recent attempts to hinder the policy, and looks beyond

June 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Chinese Ethanol Buyers Turn to Central, South America for Arbitrage Supply

by Christina Siantar (Platts)  Chinese ethanol buyers are turning to Central and South America for arbitrage supply, after Beijing’s imposition of additional 15% import

May 30, 2018 Read Full Article

More Stringent Biofuel Standard Suspended: State Officials Issue Waiver until June 30 Because of Shortages of B20 Product.

by Mike Hughlett (Star Tribune)  Minnesota regulators have temporarily suspended a new and more stringent standard for biodiesel use due to

May 25, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

The Scientist Still Fighting for the Clean Fuel the World Forgot

by James Temple (MIT Technology Review)  In the closing weeks of 2008, the US Department of Energy invited politicians and press

May 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Why Not Now? The Digest’s 2018 Multi Slide Guide to Biofuels’ Barriers and Drivers

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “The fuels market is about the largest in the world,” says Terry Mazanec. “Each succeeding generation

May 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Verdezyne, Ave Atque Vale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From Southern California the report has arrived that Verdezyne is winding down as a company, and

May 16, 2018 Read Full Article

This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land: European Biofuels and the Debate over the ‘Agreeable Corridor’

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA) As Europe’s revised Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) plans are set into motion, disagreements about

May 16, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Thailand Lowers Sugar Export Volume, Sets Aside Extra for Ethanol Production

by Panarat Thepgumpanat and Patpicha Tanakasempipat (Reuters)  Thailand has allocated an additional 300,000 tonnes of raw sugar for ethanol production this year,

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

A Higher Market for Ethanol Former Author of RFS Legislation Sees Octane Levels as Advancement for Ethanol

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle keeps close tabs on what’s happening with

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels Production and Consumption in the US: Status, Advances and Challenges

by Mahmood Ebadian and James D. McMillan (IEA Bioenergy Task 39 Newsletter)  … The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) was enacted

May 11, 2018 Read Full Article

EU Low Carbon Fuels Conference Week, Part 2: Driving Capability with Flexibility

By Steve Bi* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Part one of this article addressed the first two consensuses emerging from international biofuels

May 11, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Rounds, Thune Join Bipartisan Group of Senators in Pushing EPA Administrator Pruitt for Year-Round E15 Waiver

(Office of Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.))  U.S. Sens. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) today joined 16 of their Senate colleagues

May 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Urban Air Initiative: Leading Off — Why Did a Retired Oil Refinery Engineer Turn into an Ethanol Advocate?

(Urban Air Initiative)  The resistance to ethanol expansion is really about politics and a desire to squash competition. But if you

April 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Indonesian Oil Palm Smallholders Sue State over Subsidy to Biofuel Producers

(South Africa Today/Mongabay)  -A union of palm oil smallholders is challenging the allocation of a billion-dollar fund that they say

April 27, 2018 Read Full Article

As Petroleum Prices, Demand Soars, US, EU Dither on Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … US gasoline prices are at a three-year high, says CNBC. This time, the response has been

April 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Renewable Natural Gas Production Facilities Grow by 85% in Four Years

by Alyssa Danigelis (Energy Manager Today)  A new map and project database show at least 76 operational renewable natural gas production

April 23, 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

April 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Farm Bill Delays, Ethanol Waivers Worry SD Sen. Rounds

by Barry Amundson (Grand Forks Herald)  U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D, is concerned about two major issues that can affect farmers and

April 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Exclusive Report: The Federal Biofuel Mandate ‘Has Failed To Achieve Its Policy Goals’

by Michael Bastasch (The Daily Caller)  The federal biofuel mandate “has failed to achieve its policy goals while imposing significant other costs

April 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Italy Earmarks EUR 4.7bn for Biofuel Incentives in the Transport Sector

(JDSUPRA/McDermott Will & Emery)  Transport fuel retailers are obliged to sell a minimum amount of biofuel annually, calculated as a percentage

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Renewable Industries Canada Applauds Ontario’s Move To 10% Ethanol In Gasoline

(Chemical Online/Globe Newswire)  Building on the success of current biofuel mandates, Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) applauds Ontario’s leadership in increasing blending requirements

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

House Hearing Focus on High Octane Fuels

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment will be holding a hearing this morning (Friday, April 13, 2018)

April 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Isobutanol’s Horizons: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Gevo

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Gevo has two proprietary technologies that combine to make it possible to retrofit existing ethanol plants

April 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Raimondo Backs Biodiesel Increase in Visit to Newport Company

by Sean Flynn (Newport Daily News) Newport Biodiesel LLC saw a big jump in demand for its product at the

April 11, 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

April 5, 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

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

April 5, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Trump to Roll Back Fuel Standards for Cars, Light Trucks — Ford, GM Positions

by Todd Spangler and Eric Lawrence (Detroit Free Press) … General Motors said that, regardless of what standard is ultimately set,

April 3, 2018 Read Full Article

UPDATE 1-ADM to Suspend Biodiesel Output at German Plant

by Michael Hogan (Reuters)  U.S. agribusiness group Archer Daniels Midland Co will suspend production at a major biodiesel plant in Germany because

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Regulatory Fixes Will Open the Market to Ethanol Quickly — How EPA Could Easily Remedy Issues with RINs.

by Adam Gustafson (Boyden Gray and Associates/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Such short-term fixes to high RIN prices ignore their underlying cause—EPA’s

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

China Mulls Hiking Import Duty on US Denatured Ethanol by 15% to 45%

by Srijan Kanoi (Platts)  China’s Ministry of Commerce said Friday that they might impose an additional 15% duty, along with the existing

March 23, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Harmonizing a Three-Headed Regulatory Monster (EPA, NHTSA, CARB)

by Graham Noyes and Doug Durante (Low Carbon Fuels Coalition/Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Biofuels Digest)  … While not as entertaining to watch

March 14, 2018 Read Full Article

New Zealand Could Dent Emissions by Switching to Biofuels

(Biofuels International)  A study from a government-owned research group is urging increased biofuel use to develop a renewable low-carbon transport sector.

March 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Defence Ministry Upholds ‘Palm Oil First Call’ in Proposed Jet Buy Deals with France

by Sangeetha Amarthalingam (The Edge Markets)  The proposed palm biodiesel ban by the European Union (EU) parliament has bearings on negotiations

March 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Analysis: Cap on Conventional Ethanol RINs Will Reduce Biodiesel Market By 100-300 Million Gallons Per Year

(National Biodiesel Board)  A new analysis by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and the World Agricultural Economic and Environmental Services (WAEES)

March 9, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Status of Advanced Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There are over 2,000 biomass to fuel facilities representing 1,461 companies in 90 countries. According to

March 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Ag Policy Blog: Government Confusion Over Ethanol Might Demand Growing Locally

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  … So you have USDA saying ethanol demand has basically peaked. The Department of

March 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Not an Affordable Solution for SA Mines

by Paige Mueller  (Mining Weekly)  Biodiesel currently does not present as a more affordable energy alternative for the local mining

March 5, 2018 Read Full Article

NZ Could Forge a Green Transport Fuels Future

(Scion/Scoop)  Study proves New Zealand could forge a green transport fuels future  —  New Zealand could build a renewable low-carbon transport fuels

February 27, 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

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Nissan Considering Hybrid, Fuel-Cell and Biofuel Utes and Vans

by Tim Nicholson & Justin Hilliard  (GoAutoMedia/Cars Guide)  Nissan has confirmed it is looking at range-extender hybrid, hydrogen fuel-cell and biofuel

February 26, 2018 Read Full Article

INTERVIEW-JBS Biodiesel Adds New Raw Materials and Projects Increase in Production

by  Roberto Samora (Reuters (Google translation))  JBS Biodiesel, a biofuel unit of global meat giant JBS, will invest R $ 5.5

February 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Electric Vehicles Have the Attention of the Ethanol Industry

by Ken Anderson (Brownfield Ag News)  Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen says while electric cars are probably ten years

February 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Council Assesses Ethanol Market Potential In UAE, Pakistan

(U.S. Grains Council)  The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) recently undertook a market assessment mission to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and

February 17, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA RIN Market Data Poor: CFTC Can’t Draw Conclusion on RIN Market Based on EPA Data Provided

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  The chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission told senators Thursday the Environmental Protection

February 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Global Ethanol Market: Advancement in Production Technologies and Demand for Cleaner and Cost-Effective Fuel in Automobile Sector to Bolster Uptake, notes TMR

(Transparency Market Research/Globe Newswire)  Global Ethanol Market could rise at a CAGR of 7.9% during the forecast timeframe 2017–2022 to touch

February 11, 2018 Read Full Article

On Value, and Values: Fairness, the Disadvantaged, and California’s Renewables Policy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  The particulars are the subject of a white paper from a team at Propel Fuels

February 6, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Yay or Nay – Will EU Really Say No More Palm-Based Biodiesel?

by Helena Taveres Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … Environmental groups have long been against palm oil plantations on these crucial climate fighting

February 5, 2018 Read Full Article

California Advanced Biofuels Alliance Joins Biofuels Groups in Opposing AB 1745

(California Advanced Biofuels Alliance)  On January 19th, CABA joined biofuels groups in opposing AB 1745. Here is the text of the

January 31, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Busy Truck Stop Finds Success with Biofuels

(Trucking Info)  Fontana Truck Stop Center has an ideal location. It’s just off one interstate and near another, both of them

January 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Palm Oil to Be Phased out as Biodiesel Feedstock?

by Cheryl Kalisch Gordon (Rabobank/The Land)  Only a month after the European Union confirmed Australian canola would satisfy the new

January 31, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Cargill to Produce New Products, Including Ethanol, at Germany Plant

by Tim Albrecht (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Cargill recently announced plans to expand its portfolio at its starches and sweeteners plant in

January 30, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

EU Set to Launch Subsidy Inquiry into Argentinean Biodiesel

(Reuters/NASDAQ)  The European Commission will next week launch an investigation into whether Argentine producers exporting biodiesel to the bloc are benefiting

January 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand Ready to Retaliate on EU Palm Oil Ban

By Ooi Tee Ching  (New Straits Times)  Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand will retaliate if the EU’s ongoing discrimination and attack on

January 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Big Oil, Biodiesel Join Forces to Combat Electrification

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Even though the petroleum and biodiesel industries rarely see eye to eye on U.S. energy policy,

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

China Mixed Aromatics Imports May Wane amid High Costs

(ICIS News)  China’s imports of mixed aromatics may wane due to high costs and amid calls for a nationwide use of

January 22, 2018 Read Full Article

More Countries Adopting Ethanol Policies

by Bliss Baker (Global Renewable Fuels Alliance /Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Encouragingly, despite an extended period of uncertainty and less-than-ideal market

January 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Updated UFOP Report on Global Market Supply Published

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants, UFOP))  Strong global harvest yields

January 22, 2018 Read Full Article

C-Stores Meeting New Fuel Demands

by David Bennett   (Convenience Store Decisions)  Whether it’s teaming with Tesla to install charging stations or integrating alternative fuel solutions, retailers are

January 19, 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

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

USDA: Ethanol Plants Are Operating near Full Capacity but Constraints Limit Growth

(AgriMarketing)  The number of U.S. ethanol plants more than quadrupled since 1999, as demand for ethanol has increased. This growth in the

January 12, 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

January 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Top Trends in 7 Key Latin America Hotspots

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In a striking pledge made in the latter part of 2016. 20 Latin American countries promised

December 28, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

International Trade Commission Votes 4-0 In Support of the Biodiesel Industry

(National Biodiesel Board)  NBB Fair Trade Coalition Filed Cases on Harm from Biodiesel Imports from Argentina and Indonesia  —  Today the International

December 5, 2017 Read Full Article

OPEC’s Next Move Is Being Closely Watched by Sugar Traders

by Agnieszka De Sousa (Bloomberg)  Any oil price move could have knock-on effect in sugar market; That’s because biofuel made from cane

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

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“If our gasoline composition is right then ethanol can work,” said Alfonso Martinez, undersecretary of protection of the environment and

November 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Feature: Mexican Ethanol Optimism Returns after States Ask for Ban Repeal

by Josh Pedrick (Platts)  The Mexican ethanol market could have more room to grow as the states of Nuevo Leon and Jalisco

November 28, 2017 Read Full Article

‘Address Ethanol Availability Issues’

by Andhra Pradesh (The Hindu)  Chairman of the Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas Pralhad Joshi on Thursday wanted the State

November 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Germany Consumed More UCO Biodiesel Last Year than RME

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Germany’s Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) has published an evaluation and progress report for 2016

November 15, 2017 Read Full Article

RFA Analysis: Automakers Approve E15 in Nearly 90% of New 2018 Vehicles

by Rachel Gantz (Renewable Fuels Association) Nearly 90 percent of new 2018 model year (MY) vehicles are explicitly approved by the

November 15, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol Potential in China — Ethanol Policy Changes in China May Bring Opportunities to US Corn

by Lin Tan (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  New government policy recently set a target to roll out the use of ethanol

November 13, 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 Industry Counterattacks against Argentine Biodiesel

by Aline Robert (EurActiv)  A group representing European biodiesel producers filed a complaint about illegal state aid with the European Commission

November 10, 2017 Read Full Article

UTIA Awarded FAA Grant to Analyze Biorefinery Supply Chains

(UrekAlert!/University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture)  Alternative jet fuels could grow opportunities in the southeast  —  Researchers from the University of Tennessee

November 9, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. Biodiesel Import Limit Opens Door to Canola – The Western Producer

by Sean Pratt (Western Producer)  A biodiesel trade war in the United States should result in new demand for Canadian canola

November 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel and the Ever-Changing Political Landscape

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Industry stakeholders and legal experts discuss the recent RFS court ruling, the ongoing U.S. trade cases

October 30, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

US Ethanol Is Modern-Day Farm Policy; Future Profitable: Green Plains CEO

(Platts)  The US ethanol industry represents a modern-day farm policy as the primary means of creating demand for ever-growing corn supplies,

October 26, 2017 Read Full Article

The Brazilians Are Coming!! The Brazilians Are Coming!!

by Dave VanderGriend (ICM/Biofuels Digest)  … The recent effort by Brazil to impose import duties on U.S. ethanol has received considerable

October 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Obstacles Hinder the Switch to E5 Biofuel

(Vietnam.net)  There are only two months left until January 1, 2018, the date set for the nation to switch from RON

October 19, 2017 Read Full Article

More than Half of EU Biodiesel Made from Imported Crops, Study Finds

by  Samuel White  (EurActiv)  Some 53% of EU biodiesel is made with imported feedstock, according to a recent analysis of European

October 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Argentina’s Biodiesel Plagued by Commercial and Environmental Challenges

by  Daniel Gutman (Inter  Press Service)  The Argentine biodiesel industry, which in the last 10 years has become one of the

October 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Low Carbon Demand Regears Biodiesel Inputs

by  Niamh Boyle  (Prima Markets/Biodiesel Magazine)   Prima Markets provides a comprehensive summary of the growing international demand for low carbon fuels,

October 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Think Transportation GHG Emissions Targets Can Be Reached without Biofuels Mandates? Think Again.

by Gordon Quaiattini (Biofuels Digest)  Governments serious about climate change should be wary about eliminating the mandate for renewable fuels, and those

October 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Natural Resources Canada Launches Tender for Drop-In Fuels Study

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, Natural Resources Canada has launched a tender for a study to assess the technological and market-related

October 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels International 2017 Conference in Edinburgh – A Peek into EU’s Biofuel Industry and Policy Outlook

  Biofuels International 2017 Conference in Edinburgh – A Peek into EU’s Biofuel Industry and Policy Outlook

by Aino Siirala* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The 10th Biofuels International Conference and Expo took place in Edinburgh this year. The

October 16, 2017 Read Full Article

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