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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

UK Publishes Updated Data on Sustainable Biofuel Supply

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.K. Department for Transport has published preliminary data on its Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation for a portion of 2018, including data on how much

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

60 Organizations Sign Tax Extenders Letter to Congress

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A group of 60 organizations representing diverse business, energy, transportation, real estate and agriculture sectors has sent a letter to leaders in the U.S. House of

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

As Cassidy Walter of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association points out in a recent Gazette op-ed, “In fact, not only has Big Oil enjoyed federal tax subsidies for the past

October 1, 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

EU Won’t Impose Immediate Tariffs on Cheap Argentine Biodiesel

by Sybille de La Hamaide  (Reuters)   The European Commission has decided not to impose provisional import tariffs on a flood of low-priced Argentine biodiesel until it gathers more information, although it considers

October 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Update1-White House Mulls Limits on Biofuel Trading as Part of E15 Deal-Sources

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  The White House is considering imposing restrictions on trading of biofuel credits, hoping to discourage speculation and reduce costs for oil refiners to comply with U.S. biofuels

September 29, 2018 Read Full Article

Bioethanol: Use of Cereal Raw Materials Has Shifted

(Deutsches Maiskomitee eV (Google translation))  The proportionate use of cereal raw materials in the production of bioethanol has clearly shifted in Germany in recent years. As reported by the Deutsches Maiskomitee eV

September 28, 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

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

Biogas Projects Popping up Everywhere – Are They the Magical Solution We’ve Been Looking for?

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … Like a beautiful unicorn flying in the sky, biogas production is taking off in Denmark, accounting for almost 19% of the gas used in Denmark

September 10, 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

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

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

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 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

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 palm oil as a biodiesel feedstock by 2021, due to

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 the pump, which could revolutionize the fuel business while eliminating

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 2022.  —  … But leaders in the ethanol industry are quick

June 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump Administration Officials to Meet on Biofuel Policy Changes – Sources

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  Top officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the departments of Energy and Agriculture plan to meet on Thursday to hammer out details of President Donald

May 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Utilities Join with Tesla to Sue EPA over Fuel Standard Rollback

by Gavin Blade (Utility Dive)  o  A coalition of utilities and electric transportation companies sued the Enviornmental Protection Agency earlier this month over its efforts to roll back automotive fuel efficiency standards

May 21, 2018 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 to a dedication ceremony for the Joint BioEnergy Institute in

May 16, 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 weed through all of PR campaigns and simply evaluate fuel

April 27, 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

Anti-Ethanol Pundits Show Iowa Uses Less of Its Own Produce

by John Siciliano and Josh Siegel (Washington Examiner)   A study showing that U.S. ethanol leader Iowa doesn’t use a lot of its own corn-based fuel is exciting some in the anti-ethanol crowd

April 20, 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

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

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, it remained committed to “improving fuel economy, reducing emissions and an

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 of increasing cheap imports of the renewable fuel into the

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Europe’s Ethanol CEOs Besieged by RED II and Illusory Truths

by James Cogan (Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd/Biofuels Digest)  The CEOs of Europe’s big ethanol firms (Tereos, Cristal Union, Alco Group, Crop Energies) are under seige.   They are battling imported and sometimes fake

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 artificial constraints on the volume of ethanol that can be

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 30% duty, on denatured ethanol imports from the US if

March 23, 2018 0 comment 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 subject matter expert and long-time Digesterati Lorenz Bauer, “first-generation biofuels

March 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Toyota Pursues Petrol but Sees Electric Potential in New Technology

by Naomi Tajitsu  (Reuters)  Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) stuck to its commitment to improving petrol engines on Monday with new powertrain units, while flagging technologies which could find their way into electric

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

EV Bash: Moving Emissions from Tailpipes to Smokestacks

by Kelsey Tamborrino  (Politico’s Morning Energy)  ME never thought global oil companies would be huge fans of electric vehicles, but the regularity of their bashing of the vehicles caught us by surprise.

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Gevo Grants Musket Corporation Exclusive Right to Supply Isobutanol Gasoline Blends in Greater Houston Region

(Gevo/Globe Newswire)  Musket to Focus on Growing Customer and Retail Network  —  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO), announced today that it has strengthened its existing relationship with Musket Corporation, a national fuel distributor under

March 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Position Paper: The European Commission’s Action Plan on Alternative Fuels Infrastructure

(European Automobile Manufacturers Association)  The European Commission presented its Clean Mobility Package on 8 November 2017. Besides a number of legislative and non-legislative initiatives, the Commission also launched an Action Plan

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 demand for corn and they’re optimistic Pres. Trump will help

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Over 30 States Broke Blend Wall in 2016

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The latest data from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) shows that gasoline consumed in 30 states and the District of Columbia in 2016 contained more than

February 5, 2018 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 taking traffic to and from Los Angeles. It’s also in

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 2018 greenhouse gas requirements for use in EU biodiesel, a

January 31, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Against the Odds

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Continued investment and expansion took place in the U.S. biodiesel sector throughout 2017, despite rising political uncertainty and a lapsed tax credit. Here is an overview

January 24, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

US Biodiesel Producers Have Capacity to Meet RFS Mandates: NBB CEO

by Wes Swift (Platts)  The US biodiesel industry has enough capacity to meet the 2018 and 2019 blending mandates from the federal government, the head of the industry’s trade group told

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 ethanol gasoline. … Chinese buyers favour Thailand-origin mixed aromatics with a high benzene content

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

Oversupply of Biodiesel Worries Producers

(Bangkok Post)  … The commonly used biodiesel B100 reportedly has 13 factories producing 6.6 to 7 million litres a day, but

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Groups Celebrate 10 Years of RFS

by Hagstrom Report (The Fence Post) Renewable fuels groups this week issued statements celebrating the 10th anniversary of the signing of the

December 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Brazilian Sugar Cane Could Replace Large Volume of Oil — Study

by David Iaconangelo (E&E News) Ethanol made from Brazilian sugar cane could replace as much as 13 percent of the world’s crude

December 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuel Standards Have Some ‘Leaks’ We Need to Fill

by Andrew F. Quinlan ( Center for Freedom and Prosperity/The Hill)  … A refiner must earn RIN credits to meet its annual

December 5, 2017 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

Sweden Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil Sales Hit Record in Q3 as Other Biofuels Drop: Svebio

(UkrAgroConsult)  Third quarter sales of HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) diesel in Sweden increased by 24% on the year, the Swedish Bioenergy

November 27, 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-Based Fuel Becomes Top-Selling Petrol in France

by Sybille de La Hamaide  (Reuters)  Gasoline containing up to 10 percent of ethanol has become the top-selling petrol in France, its

November 7, 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

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

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

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

In a recent Washington Post column, George Will bemoaned governments’ announcements to “ban, at an undetermined date, sales of vehicles

October 13, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

IEA Sees Biofuels as Main Renewable Fuel through 2022 Despite Increased EVs

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In France, the International Energy Agency says in its new Renewables 2017 report that biofuels are expected

October 5, 2017 Read Full Article

The Message Is Clear: We Must Create Demand

by Doug Durante (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Growth above 15 billion gallons will require new markets and widespread understanding of ethanol’s carbon-reduction

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

UK Government Introduces Proposals for Cap on Crop-Based Biofuels

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  The UK government has made proposals to introduce a cap on crop-based biofuels in order

September 21, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

US Biodiesel Supply Looks Thin Moving into Q4 and beyond: Sources

(Platts/UkrAgroConsult)  The US could have trouble meeting its biodiesel blending mandate as imports from Argentina and Indonesia have been cut

September 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Nigerian Sugar Council Wants E10 to Buffer from Global Oil Demand Shifts

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Nigeria, the National Sugar Development Council wants the country to develop an E10 blending mandate in

September 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Fact Sheet: The Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act: Environmental, Health & Consumer Considerations

by Jesse Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Today, 10 percent of the U.S. gasoline supply is provided by renewable

September 19, 2017 Read Full Article

What the EU Risks by Opening up Its Market to Brazilian Sugar Cane Ethanol

by Emmanuel Desplechin (ePURE/Euractiv)  Free and fair trade that helps boost economic growth and create jobs is a concept most

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

New U.S. Duties on Biodiesel Will Create Void

by Sean Pratt  (The Western Producer)  If the U.S. plans to fill the gap created by slamming the door on

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

EU-28 Biodiesel Imports Likely to Increase Significantly

(UFOP/Biodiesel Magazine)  EU-28 biodiesel imports from the world’s three biggest exporters, Argentina, Indonesia and Malaysia, have dropped substantially since 2013.

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

NBB Fair Trade Coalition Succeeds in Latest Stage of Biodiesel Import Cases

(National Biodiesel Board)  Department Finds That Argentina and Indonesia Unfairly Subsidize Biodiesel They Export to US   —  The National Biodiesel

August 22, 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

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Interview: Finnish Love with Biofuels May Lead to Wrong Choices in Transport: Expert

(XinhuaNet)  Finnish love with biofuels as a key approach to reduce emissions has made the Nordic country one of the

August 11, 2017 Read Full Article

NBB Considers Legal Options Regarding Surging Argentinian Biodiesel Imports Since Filing of Trade Petition

(National Biodiesel Board)   New data show that dumped and subsidized biodiesel imports from Argentina continue unabated and, in fact, have

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Mexico Biofuel Regs Favor US Imports: Industry

(Argus Media) Mexico’s recently approved increase in allowable ethanol content in gasoline to 10pc could boost US gasoline imports over domestic

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Three Charts Revealing Why Oil Companies Really Hate the RFS and E15

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association) …  No, the debate over the RFS and E15 is all about oil companies, those

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Oil Majors Risk Wasting $2.3 Trillion If Peak Demand Looms

by Rakteem Katakey  (Bloomberg)  Exxon most exposed oil company, Carbon Tracker report shows Shell, Chevron, Total, Eni risk wasting up

June 26, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Gasoline Lobbyists Go to Battle to Slow Ethanol’s Rise

by James Osborne (Houston Chronicle)  … With the oil industry lobbying vigorously in opposition, the future of the bill, introduced by a

June 26, 2017 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest), explaining how international efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of aviation that focus on cheap offsets

June 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Explosive New ICCT Report Says “Offsets” Will Dominate “Alternative Fuels” in Aviation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) “Bulk of aviation emissions reductions will be achieved through carbon offsets,” not fuels, writes ICCT Slow

June 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Revamp Debate Powers Up, Includes Higher Ethanol Blends

by Brian Dabbs (Bloomberg BNA)  Long-awaited efforts to modify biofuel policy are entering the limelight across Capitol Hill. A Senate

June 13, 2017 Read Full Article

The Sexy 7: The Bio Markets and Apps in PET, PX, PEF, PLA, PHA, PBS, and PE

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) 200,200 downloads for the DOE’s classic report on value-added chemicals — but some hot molecules are

June 7, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Here we have EPA agreeing that higher ethanol blends can reduce emissions and acknowledging that engines and fuels must be

June 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol’s Biggest Advocate May Be EPA

(Urban Air Initiative)  In plot twist that may open the door to higher ethanol blends, the U. S. Environmental Protection

June 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Corn Ethanol Faces Its Limits under EPA Fuel Mandate

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  Corn ethanol has reached its official limit under the Environmental Protection Agency’s renewable fuel program,

June 5, 2017 Read Full Article

We Need a Disruption to Grow

by David VanderGriend (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Urban Air Initiative/ICM)  … Urban Air Initiative will be part of a group with diverse perspectives

May 24, 2017 Read Full Article

LCFS vs RFS: As Two Contend for the Renewables Heavyweight Championship, Who Is the Greatest? Carbon 2017 Part 2 of 3

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What is different about a Low Carbon Fuel Standard — as compared to a Renewable

May 11, 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

US Advances Biodiesel Dumping Case against Imports from Argentina, Indonesia

by Meghan Gordon (Platts) The US International Trade Commission voted Friday to allow US biodiesel producers’ petition against Argentina and Indonesia

May 8, 2017 Read Full Article

More More RHD: REG Expanding Drop-In Diesel?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From Iowa we received news that Renewable Energy Group has agreed to acquire approximately 82

May 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Intersecting Trends of Oil and Ethanol

by Patrick C. Miller (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Is the growth in shale oil production a potential boost for ethanol? The theory

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

US Drivers to Rely on Internal Combustion for Decades to Come

(Fuel Freedom Foundation/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  By 2050, there will be three billion light-duty vehicles (LDVs) on the road.  Even under

February 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Interview: AFPM President Calls for Biofuels Regulation Reform, End of RFS

by Josh Pedrick (Platts)  The US ethanol market is ready to stand without support from government regulations and the Renewable Fuel

February 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter to Editor: Allow RFS to Work

by Mark Drewes (The Courier)  The irony of a recent letter from a think tank policy analyst was compelling. In a

February 8, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Underdog Industry Rallies for Continued Growth at Annual Event

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  … Every drop of biofuels required by RFS to diversify the U.S. transportation fuel supply means

January 25, 2017 Read Full Article

US Biodiesel Market Hits New High, Imports Pass 1 Billion Gallons

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  U.S. consumers saw a record of almost 2.9 billion gallons of biodiesel and renewable diesel in 2016,

January 25, 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

December 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Call to Action

by Dave VanderGriend (ICM/Urban Air Initiative/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   We need to prioritize and devise a plan utilizing all the talents

December 23, 2016 Read Full Article

The RFS and Domestic Consumption of Conventional Ethanol and Biomass-Based Diesel to 2022

by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good (FarmDoc Daily/University of Illinois)  In the farmdoc daily article of November 30, 2016, we

December 14, 2016 Read Full Article

DOE: Twenty-five States Crack E10 Blend Wall

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)  Though the national average percentage of ethanol in gasoline came in at 9.91% in

December 14, 2016 Read Full Article

#Biofuels Could Benefit Under Trump

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  At the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) CSS & Seed Expo this week, noted agricultural economist

December 8, 2016 Read Full Article

When Price Is Right FFV Drivers Choose #Ethanol

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  When fuel prices are competitive, drivers of flex fuel vehicles (FFV) will fill up with high-ethanol

December 6, 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

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Q&A: Alcogroup Says Ethanol Is Key to GHG Targets

(Argus Media)  Belgium-based ethanol producer Alcogroup’s chief executive Charles-Albert Peers spoke to Argus about near-term prospects for the European ethanol

November 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Swedish Tax Cuts Increase Biodiesel Use, Ethanol Fails to Keep up

by Ilari Kauppila  (Biofuels International)  The Swedish Bioenergy Association (Svebio) estimates that the August tax cuts given to biofuels in Sweden

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

New Project Aims to Create Equal Market Access for Bio-Based Products: Start of STAR4BBI – STAndards and Regulations FOR the Bio-Based Industry

(Bio-based News/nova-Institut GmbH)  Project STAR4BBI has been created as a means to develop a practical, effective, sustainable and harmonized regulatory

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

The IEA Is Skeptical Electric Cars Will End the Age of Oil

by Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg)  Oil demand growth coming from trucks, jets – not cars; Electric cars made up less than 1% of total

November 6, 2016 Read Full Article

World Ethanol Market Will Tighten in 2017, Says Green Plains

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

November 5, 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

Doing More (and Better) with Less: 2016 Global Agribusiness Forum Shows the Ways to Provide Food and Bioenergy, with Sustainability, for an Increasing Population

by Lais Thomaz* and Dan Quadros** (Advanced Biofuels USA) With diverse and dynamic programming involving agribusiness, food safety, nutrition, sustainability and

July 26, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

All Smoke, No Fire on RFS Reform, Repeal Efforts

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  While Congress will be preoccupied with other legislative issues as it winds

July 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Food Prices Set to Stagnate as Population Growth Slowing

by Manisha Jha and Isis Almeida (Bloomberg)  World population growth to slow to 1% a year over next decade; Food demand growth expected

July 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Big Soy Crop No Help for U.S. Biofuel Makers Overrun by Imports

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Biodiesel plants idled as shipments from Asia, Argentina jump; Foreign supplies cheaper or cleaner than fuel from

June 27, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Letter: Don’t Believe Scare Tactics against Vehicular Use of Ethanol

by Robert Miller (TC Palm) … The oil industry doesn’t want ethanol to go away, but it doesn’t want to give up

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

#FEW16 Panel Focuses on Unlocking Marketplace Access

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  A conversation took place during the FEW Ethanol Workshop this week that focused on how to

June 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Biodiesel (Charts and Graphs Included!)

by Jeremy Martin (Union of Concerned Scientists)  Most discussions about biofuels center on ethanol, but biodiesel—a diesel-substitute made from vegetable

June 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Summer Brings Ethanol Quirk to Iowa Gas Stations

by Charlie Good (Des Moines Register/Good and Quick)  … Today, due to a combination of a quirk in federal regulation and

June 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Meeting 2025 CAFE Good for Consumers, Necessary for Climate; Getting There No Easy Feat

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … To achieve CAFE for the light duty fleet – there is no one-sized fits all

May 11, 2016 Read Full Article

OEMs Continue Push for High-Octane Gas

by Tom Murphy (Wards Auto)  2016 SAE World Congress  —  … “These speakers are responsible for powertrains delivered to 28 million

April 27, 2016 Read Full Article

B11 Iowa Average Biodiesel Blend

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  More Iowa consumers are choosing biodiesel at the pump according to a new report from the

April 12, 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

Big Oil Could Lose $10 Billion if E15 is the New Regular

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  A new report by Reuters indicates that the oil industry could lose $10 billion annually if E15

March 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Big Corn Finds Unlikely Allies in U.S. Biofuel Push: Carmakers and Drivers

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  … Reuters’ analysis of vehicle sales and government data shows that almost a fifth of the vehicles

March 23, 2016 Read Full Article

2016 National Renewable Energy Policy Forum: What’s Next? Driving Growth in a New Policy Landscape Explores a World of Clean Power Plans and Favorable Tax Incentives; Exposes Potential Cracks

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  For a meeting about renewable energy held on St. Patrick’s Day, EPA Acting Assistant

March 19, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Jerke: Despite Big Oil’s Efforts, Biofuels Are Moving U.S. Forward

by  Mike Jerke (Dickinson Press/Guardian Energy LLC) American-made ethanol is a clean-burning, environmentally friendly biofuel that represents an exciting step

March 18, 2016 Read Full Article

No Pain, No Gain: A Tale of Three Companies, Pacific Ethanol, BioAmber and TerraVia at a crossroads

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … a fascinating look at the evolution in the fuels, renewable chemicals, specialty products and nutrition

March 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Building a Bioethanol Coalition in the Fight Against Climate Change

by Jan Koninckx (DuPont/Biofuels Digest) … (O)ur call is clear: we must act with the utmost urgency as we work

March 15, 2016 Read Full Article

‘Dodgy Diesel’ Threatens EU Green Fuel Market

by Matt McGrath (BBC)  There are growing concerns that cheap imports of biodiesel from Poland could wreck the European market

March 8, 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

Is The Electric Vehicle A Crude Oil Killer?

by Robert Rapier (Forbes) … Petroleum is in an entirely different category. It is used primarily for transportation, and it has

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Breaking Europe’s Addiction to Oil

by Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Peder Holk Nielsen (Novozymes)  Former Secretary General of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Novozymes’ CEO

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

The Shocking Truth About America’s Ethanol Law: It Doesn’t Matter (For Now)

by Dan Charles (New England Public Radio)  … If you oppose government interventions in the free market, as Cruz does, the

February 11, 2016 Read Full Article

In the Ethanol Wars, Both Sides Are Wrong

by C. Boyden Gray (Des Moines Register)  The Iowa primary has put into play one of the more obscure issues

February 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Mandate Hurts Iowa Corn Farmers

by Thomas Pyle (The Hill/ American Energy Alliance)  … Fortunately for the corn industry, “advanced” biofuels have failed to take off as

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Production Rises in 2015 as Consumers Seek Cleaner Fuels

(High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)  U.S. consumers used a record of nearly 2.1 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2015, reducing America’s

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

RFA Issues One-Pager to Correct Anti-Ethanol Rhetoric on the Presidential Campaign Trail

(Renewable Fuel Association)  In response to the anti-ethanol rhetoric that has been dominating the presidential campaign in the run-up to

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

National Biodiesel Board Challenge to Rules on Argentinian Biodiesel Imports Continues

(American Soybean Association)  The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) this week filed a legal brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for

January 19, 2016 Read Full Article

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