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Daily on Energy: Trump Quietly Makes New Energy Inroads in Brazil

by John Siciliano and Josh Siegel (Washington Examiner)  The Trump administration is quietly negotiating an energy partnership with Brazil, the largest economy in South America, to encourage more oil and natural gas

March 22, 2019 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Market Sees First Sales Decline in Decades: Lower U.S. Demand, Plunge in Exports Made for Rough 2018.

by Jim Spencer and Mike Hughlett (Star Tribune)  … As production increased and sales to foreign countries rose to record levels, profits went down roughly 20 cents per gallon.   …   The

March 18, 2019 Read Full Article

UPDATE 1-Brazil, U.S. to Discuss Meat, Sugar, Ethanol Trade -Farm Minister

by Jose Romero Gomes (Reuters)  Brazilian Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias said on Tuesday that she will discuss U.S.-Brazil trade in meat, sugar and ethanol in talks next week between officials

March 14, 2019 Read Full Article

EU Court Decision to Uphold ADDs for US Fuel Ethanol an ‘Important Milestone’ – Trade Group

by Clare Pennington  (ISIS News)  The decision by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to uphold US fuel ethanol anti-dumping duties (ADDs) in the EU is an “important milestone” for the EU

March 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Despite Challenges, Ethanol Supporters Say Industry Is Vital

by Steve White (NTV-ABC) Nebraska’s a world leader in ethanol, but global politics have the industry treading on thin ice. “Tougher together” is Chris Vincent’s motto these days. The CEO of Aurora

February 20, 2019 Read Full Article

Iowa Operatives Say Ethanol Worship Is Now as Corny as The West Wing

by Ben Jacobs (The Guardian)  … Tim Gannon, the Democratic nominee for Iowa secretary of agriculture in 2018, told the Guardian the idea of ethanol as a dealbreaker in the state

February 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Audio: Grain, Ethanol Market Development Work To Surge With USDA ATP Funds

(U.S. Grains Council)  New funding to the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) from the Agricultural Trade Promotion (ATP) Program – part of a larger “trade aid” package offered by the U.S. Department

February 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Long, Strange Trip: How U.S. Ethanol Reaches China Tariff-Free

by Chris Prentice and A. Ananthalakshmi (Reuters)  In June, the High Seas tanker ship loaded up on ethanol in Texas and set off for Asia. Two months later – after a circuitous journey

February 7, 2019 Read Full Article

Farmers Nearing Crisis Push back on Trump Trade Policies

by Ryan McCrimmon (Politico)  President Donald Trump’s trade war is magnifying some of the toughest farm conditions since the crisis that bankrupted thousands of farmers in the 1980s — and threatening

February 7, 2019 Read Full Article

UPDATE 1-U.S. Asks Brazil to Consider Lifting Tariffs on Ethanol Exports

by Humeyra Pamuk (Reuters)  The United States has asked Brazil to consider lifting tariffs imposed on its ethanol exports and is hopeful of a positive outcome, a senior official at the

February 7, 2019 Read Full Article

Generators of Biomethane Can Claim RHI and RTFO Payments

(Bioenergy Insight)  AD plants can now viably maximise biomethane production, benefitting from the highest Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tariff and “top up” with additional Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) payments, as

February 5, 2019 Read Full Article

Interview: RFA Hoping EPA Will Be More Restrained on SREs

by Jeff Barber (Opis Biofuels News) The U.S. ethanol industry, which spent most of 2018 dealing with the fallout from EPA’s decision to allow a record number of small refineries to

January 29, 2019 Read Full Article

Ethanol Stoves Maker’s App Ropes in Customers as Marketers

(Business Daily Africa)  Low income households using KOKO Networks’ ethanol stoves can now earn commissions by marketing the cooker through a new app. myKOKO allows users to earn up to

January 25, 2019 Read Full Article

Trump’s Dilemma: Appease U.S. Biodiesel or His Argentine Buddy

by Mario Parker and Jonathan Gilbert (Bloomberg) The Trump administration’s decision in April to slap tariffs on Argentine soybean products came as a blessing for Bob Morton. Free of competition from the soybean-product

January 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Trump Seeks to Sell Shutdown, Trade Policies to Farmers

by Jonathan Lemire (Associated Press/Washington Post)  President Donald Trump urged farmers Monday to stick with him even as many grapple with the impact of his trade war with China and the partial

January 15, 2019 Read Full Article

Farmers Fear Another Hit as Trump Shutdown Threatens Ethanol Vow

by Mario Parker and Jennifer A Dlouhy (Bloomberg)  Year-round 15% ethanol-gas blend by summer now seen at risk; Shutdown could join trade war in limiting farmer income  —  … The government shutdown that

January 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Exclusive: White House Delays New Farm Aid Payments on China Trade Hopes – Sources

by Humeyra Pamuk and Jarrett Renshaw  (Reuters)  The White House is delaying additional payments from a $12 billion aid package for farmers stung by President Donald Trump’s trade war with China because

December 14, 2018 Read Full Article

EU Commission Begins Anti-Subsidy Process against Indonesia

(Union zur Förderung von Öl- und Proteinpflanzen (Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants – UFOP)) UFOP demands the expedited introduction of preliminary counter measures – customs duties

December 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Penny for Your Corn? Stingy Trade-War Aid Irks U.S. Farmers

by P.J. Huffstutter and Mark Weinraub (Reuters)  … Federal economists have calculated that the nation’s losses in corn – its largest crop by harvest and export volume – amount to just

December 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Closed Doors, Open Windows: Tariffs in China and Brazil …

by Lisa Gibons (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Tariffs in China and Brazil have deeply affected U.S. ethanol exports, but other markets remain, new ones are opening and opportunities still abound for the

December 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Argentina Takes Peru to WTO in Biodiesel Row

by Tom Miles (Reuters)  Argentina has launched a dispute at the World Trade Organization to contest Peru’s anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on Argentina’s exports of biodiesel, a WTO filing published on

December 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Petrol Companies Have Two Months to Switch to B10 Biodiesel

(Sun Daily) Petroleum companies have two months to switch from the current B7 (a blend of 7% palm methyl ester and 70% petroleum diesel to B10 biodiesel before its mandatory implementation

December 5, 2018 Read Full Article

EU Proposes Restoring Anti-Dumping Duties on Argentine Biodiesel – Document

(EuroNews/Reuters) The European Commission has proposed reinstating anti-dumping duties on imports of Argentine biodiesel after massive shipments of cheap biodiesel from Latin America into the European Union threatened its industry, an

December 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Green Plains Sheds Three Plants, Shutters Another and Offloads Storage and Rail Assets

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Nebraska, Green Plains Inc. announced that it completed the previously announced sale of its three ethanol plants to Valero Renewable Fuels Company LLC for $319 million in

November 16, 2018 Read Full Article

China Seen Importing US Ethanol via Alternative Routes Amid Trade War

by  Srijan Kanoi  (S&P Global Platts)  China has switched to importing US ethanol via alternative routes since the US-China trade war erupted in April, the country’s General Administration of Customs data

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

2018 Midterm Elections—Implications for the Bioeconomy

by Jesse Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  And while the bioeconomy – biofuels, biobased products, chemicals, and more – enjoy bipartisan support, the new political landscape means that the

November 10, 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

Fueling Growth in the Biodiesel Industry

by Donnell Rehagen (National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  As we near the end of 2018, the biodiesel industry has seen some significant progress as we work towards sustainable industry growth. Today, biodiesel

November 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump’s Trade War Looms over Divided U.S. Farm Belt ahead of Vote

by Humeyra Pamuk and P.J. Huffstutter  (Reuters)  … Some of the nation’s 3.2 million farmers and ranchers, traditionally staunch Republicans, are wavering in this election because of the trade dispute with China,

November 2, 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

U.S. Talks with Japan, 2nd Largest Buyer of U.S. Corn

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, D.C., leaders of the United States and Japan, one of the largest U.S. grain customers and second largest buyer of U.S. corn after Mexico, announced

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

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

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

Trump Offers Trade Aid to Farmers, but Some Question Its Fairness

by Helena Bottemiller Evich, Catherine Boudreau and Liz Crampton (Politico)  The Trump administration on Monday detailed how it will dole out $6.3 billion in aid to assist farmers stung by retaliatory

August 28, 2018 Read Full Article

China Corn Rallies as Beijing Signals Support for Ethanol Plan

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

August 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Pacific Ethanol Discusses Impact of Trade Barriers, EPA Actions

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Pacific Ethanol Inc. released second quarter financial results on Aug. 9, reporting a slight increase in net sales. The company also discussed how current trade

August 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump’s Plan to Boost Ethanol Could Quickly Get Sidelined

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  …  On top of that, a senior Senate aide close to the pro-ethanol camp led by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said “there is debate” over

August 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Frustration Brews in the Ethanol Industry

by Dan Looker (Successful Farming) Lawsuits and EPA petitions are in the works.  —  … “I would say the status quo right now is unacceptable for the industry,” says Emily Skor,

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

McCaskill Visits Biofuel Plants in Missouri on Primary Day

by Andy Banker (KPLR11)  Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill spent the primary election day visiting biofuel plants in Missouri. “Happy Primary Day,” McCaskill said while getting off her campaign bus to tour

August 8, 2018 Read Full Article

With Trade War, Farmer Support for Trump Erodes Sharply

by Chuck Abbott (Fern’s Ag Insider)  One-in-seven farmers who voted for President Trump in 2016 would not vote for him today, according to a poll released on Monday. The escalating trade

August 7, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

When Markets Misbehave, Send the Marines! (World Governments Get a Case of Bioeconomy Interventionitis)

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The European Court of Justice has ruled that organisms altered via genome editing are GMOs and subject to GMO regulation in Europe, including warning labels for

August 6, 2018 Read Full Article

USDA Provides Aid for Farmers, Biofuel Groups Call for RVP Relief

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The USDA has announced it will authorize up to $12 billion in aid to assist farmers who have been impacted by retaliatory tariffs on U.S.

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

“There’s No Place Like Home” Grown Sorghum

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  Sorghum sights are set high with EPA approval and recent genetic improvements  — … U.S. EPA opened up pathways for sorghum oil to become renewable fuels. 

July 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels: A Straightforward Fix for US Farmers’ Tariff Exposure to China?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This is the first of a two-part series in which we look at strategic shifts in global commodity prices and policies that could dramatically impact the

July 24, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

White House Readies Plan for $12 Billion in Emergency Aid to Farmers Caught in Trump’s Escalating Trade War

by Damian Paletta and Caitlin Dewey (Washington Post)  The U.S. Agriculture Department on Tuesday plans to announce a $12 billion package of emergency aid for farmers caught in the midst of

July 24, 2018 Read Full Article

US Trade, Biofuel Policies and Immigration Hit Farmers Hard

(Associated Press/The Vindicator)  … The threat of counter-tariffs on U.S. farm goods and the impact of President Donald Trump’s other policies on immigration and biofuels, though, have some farmers more worried

July 16, 2018 Read Full Article

A Trade War with Canada Is the Last Thing That U.S. Ethanol Producers Need

by Tristan R. Brown (Seeking Alpha)  The worsening state of America’s trade relations with Canada has raised the risk that U.S. ethanol will be targeted with import tariffs due to its

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

Ag Secretary Perdue on Trump’s Message to Farmers: You Won’t Suffer in a Trade Fight with China

by Berkeley Lovelace Jr. (CNBC) Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says President Trump has told him to assure American farmers that they won’t suffer from the U.S. trade fight with China. Perdue says

June 29, 2018 Read Full Article

Can USDA Stretch Corn, Soybean Farmers’ Safety Net with Tariff Relief?

by Chuck Abbott (Successful Farming)  Rumors of USDA’s Tariff Easing Strategy Not Confirmed  —  Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is giving himself a couple of months – until around Labor Day –

June 28, 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

China Raises Import Duty on US Denatured Ethanol to 70% from 45% as of July 6

by Christine Siantar (Platts)   China’s ministry of commerce said the import duty on US-origin denatured ethanol will rise to 70% on July 6 from 45%, as part of a wider

June 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Chart of the Week (23) — Argentina Accounts for Almost Two Thirds of EU Biodiesel Imports − Indonesia Is the Largest Palm Oil Exporter to the EU

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP))  Biodiesel imports from Argentina have increased considerably over the past several months. In contrast, imports of soybean oil as feedstock from Argentina have

June 12, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

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

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

May 30, 2018 Read Full Article

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Argentina Raises Biodiesel Export Tax to 15 Percent

by Caroline Stauffer and Maximilian Heath  (Reuters) Argentina’s government is raising an export tax on biodiesel to 15 percent from 8 percent, effective July 1, according to a decree published in

May 29, 2018 Read Full Article

U.S. Biodiesel Lobby Drops Effort to Adjust $1-Per-Gallon Tax Credit

by Tom Polansek and Michael Hirtzer (Reuters)  The biggest U.S. biodiesel lobbying group has dropped its nine-year push to covert a $1-per-gallon tax credit available to blenders of the biofuel into one

May 29, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump Administration Weighs High-Ethanol Fuel Waiver to Placate Farmers

by Jarrett Renshaw and Chris Prentice (Reuters)  The Trump administration is considering allowing the sale of a higher ethanol fuel blend in the summer, a source familiar with the issue said,

April 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump to Put Biofuel Reform Push on Ice, for Now: Sources

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  The Trump administration will delay any moves to reform the nation’s biofuel policy for about three months,

April 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump Ethanol Moves May Be Worse for Farmers Than Soy Tariff

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Change to biofuel mandate may mean destruction of corn demand; Growers already dealing with trade concerns, crop gluts 

April 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Tariff Talk

by Kelsey Tamborrino  (Politico’s Morning Energy)  The Trump administration escalated trade-war tensions with China on Tuesday, publishing a proposed list of

April 4, 2018 Read Full Article

U.S. Locks in Anti-Dumping Duties on Biodiesel from Argentina, Indonesia

by Susan Heavey and Doina Chiacu (Reuters)  The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Tuesday the dumping of biodiesel imports from

April 3, 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

EU Scraps Duty on Most Argentina, Indonesia Biodiesel: Document

Philip Blenkinsop (Reuters)  The European Union has removed duties on biodiesel imports for 13 Argentine and Indonesian producers following the end

March 21, 2018 Read Full Article

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Says Exports at Risk in Tariff Disputes

by Karl Plume (Reuters)  U.S. agricultural exports could be at risk in any retaliation over tariffs implemented by the White House,

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Brazilian Lawmakers Mull Expanded Ethanol Tariff

(Argus Media)  Mato Grosso state congressman Fabio Garcia presented a bill that would remove Brazil’s 600mn liter/year (10,339 b/d) tariff exemption

March 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Long Road for Biofuels Industry

by Michael McAdams (Biomass Magazine)  This year is setting up to be a long year for the biofuels industry. First on the

March 9, 2018 Read Full Article

US Ethanol Groups Slam Potential Extension of EU Antidumping Duties

(ICIS)  -US ethanol trade groups on Wednesday slammed the European Commission’s review to extend antidumping duties on US fuel ethanol. The 9.5% duties

February 22, 2018 Read Full Article

NBB Coalition Secures Affirmative Final Decision on Dumping of Biodiesel Imports

(National Biodiesel Board)  Commerce Department Finds That Argentina and Indonesia Sell Biodiesel Imports Below Fair Value in US  —  The National Biodiesel

February 22, 2018 Read Full Article

EU Commission Reopens US Ethanol Antidumping Case; Extends Duty for 15 Months

by Chrysa Glystra (Platts)  The European Commission announced Tuesday it will initiate an expiry review of the antidumping duty against US

February 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Indonesia to File Case against U.S. Anti-Subsidy Duty on Biodiesel

by Bernadette Christina Munthe, Maximiliano Rizzi and Fransiska Nangoy (Reuters)    Indonesia plans to file a case against the U.S. Department

February 6, 2018 Read Full Article

UPDATE 1-Brazil Considers Lifting Tariff on U.S. Ethanol

by Jake Spring and Mateus Maia (Reuters)  Brazil is studying the removal of a 20-percent tariff on ethanol imports from the United

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Grassley Marks Policy, Oversight Accomplishments in 2017

(North Iowa Today)  Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa marked a series of policy and oversight accomplishments in 2017.  …  Grassley introduced the Food Security

January 4, 2018 Read Full Article

U.S. Producers Object to 20% Import Tariffs Imposed by Brazil Protest Comes month after Trump Intervened to Support Industry

by Mario Parker and Fabiana Batista (Bloomberg)  … American ethanol producers said Thursday in a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer

November 13, 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

U.S. Sets Antidumping Duties on Argentine, Indonesian Biodiesel

by Eric Walsh (Reuters)  The U.S. Commerce Department set preliminary antidumping duties on imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, after

October 25, 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

Argentina Seeks Minimum Biodiesel Price Rather than U.S. Tariffs

by Maximiliano Rizzi (Reuters/NASDAQ)  Argentina’s government is negotiating a minimum price for its biodiesel exports to the United States that it

October 3, 2017 Read Full Article

‘No Rationale for Further Reducing’ 2018 RFS RVO, RFA Says in Response to EPA Notice

(Renewable Fuels Association)   Today, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a Notice of Data Availability (NODA), seeking comment on potential options

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. Corn Ethanol Producers Aim to Out-Pump Competitors

by Michael Hirtzer (Reuters)  U.S. ethanol makers, taking advantage of low corn prices, are ramping up production and expanding capacity to

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

EBB Will Challenge EU Reduction on Argentinian Biodiesel Duties

(Biofuels International)  The European Union is lowering import duties on Argentinian biodiesel after the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruled against

September 20, 2017 0 comment 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

Brazil Slaps US with Ethanol Quota, 20 Percent Tariff

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Brazil, the Brazilian Chamber of Foreign Trade has approved a recommendation to impose a

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Argentine Biodiesel Industry Says U.S. Duties Will Halt Exports

by Michael Hirtzer (Reuters)  Argentine biodiesel exports will be priced out of the U.S. market, its leading industry body said,

August 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Brexit Fears of Biodiesel Firm

(Motherwell Times)  Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows visited the Newarthill factory of Argent Energy to discuss the effects of

August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump Might Start an Ethanol Trade War With Brazil

by Mario Parker and Fabiana Batista (Bloomberg)  Brazil weighing tariffs on imports made from U.S. grain; Hedge funds cut corn holdings,

August 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Let’s Not Return to the Failed Protectionism over Ethanol

by Bob Dinneen and Joel Velasco (Renewable Fuels Association/Estadao (translation of Op-Ed))  … With all of this progress then, we two

July 24, 2017 Read Full Article

EU to Cut Biodiesel Tariffs for Argentina, Indonesia, Following WTO Ruling

by Poppy Carnell (M Lex Market Insight) EU dumping tariffs on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia will be cut by more

July 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Brazil Delays Decision on Ethanol Import Tariff

by Jacqui Fatka (Feedstuffs)  U.S. groups say tariffs could have “wide-ranging and long-standing impacts” on industries and global fuel supply.

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

RFA Leader Talks Trade During UNICA Ethanol Summit

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen addressed participants of the 2017 Ethanol Summit

June 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Brazil Acts to Protect Ethanol Producers as U.S. Imports Jump

by Luciano Costa (Reuters)  Brazil is toughening requirements for ethanol importers to protect domestic producers from an incoming surge of U.S.

May 17, 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

Ethanol Report on Trade Issues and Trump Administration

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) … In this episode, we get a Washington update from Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO

May 8, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Brazil Minister Backs Tariff to Curb U.S. Ethanol Imports

by Anthony Boadle and Marcelo Teixeira  (Reuters)  Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi has asked Brazil’s foreign trade council to impose tariffs on

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

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

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From California arrives the very interesting news that Amyris has entered into an agreement with

April 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Analysis: Unica Pleads for Ethanol Import Tariff, but Imports to Continue

by Beatriz Pupo (Platts) Brazilian sugar industry group, Unica, is seeking the introduction of an ethanol import tariff of 16%. Unica

April 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Dumping Complaint Could Kill Argentine Biodiesel Exports, Groups Says

by Maximiliano Rizzi (Reuters)  Argentina’s biodiesel exports could be devastated if the U.S. government imposed anti-dumping duties on the coutrtry based

April 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump Administration a Wild Card for Ethanol Industry

by Mike Hughlett (Star Tribune)  With production on the rise, there’s anxiety over unknown policy shifts.  —  …  While there

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

#Ethanol Report on Export Picture

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Ethanol exports are in the news this week. First we heard about record net ethanol exports

February 9, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

A Double Whammy for Corn and Ethanol Industries

(Michigan Farmer)  China imposes additional tariffs on DDGS and ethanol.  —  … Inevitably, changes in trade could bludgeon an already wounded

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Tax Break Ends, Brazil Sees an Opening

by Charles Abbott and Reese Ewing  (Drovers Cattle Network)  A U.S. ethanol tax credit costing roughly $6 billion a year

December 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Our View: On VEETC, We Won

by Garry Niemeyer   (National Corn Growers Association)  Back in August, the Green Scissors Project identified ways the federal government could

December 7, 2011 Read Full Article

Rangel Introduces Bill to Extend Ethanol Duty, Benefitting U.S. Producers and Refiners in the Caribbean and Central America

(Congressman Charles Rangel (D- NY 15)  Congressman Charles Rangel on December 2, 2011, introduced legislation to extend “other duty or

December 7, 2011 Read Full Article

Sugarcane Ethanol Producers Respond to Unfair Legislation to Extend Tariff

(Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association/PR NewsWire)  In response to the introduction of H.R. 3552, legislation sponsored by four members of the

December 7, 2011 Read Full Article

EU Votes in Favor of Hiking Import Taxes for High Ethanol Blends

(Platts)  The EU’s Customs Code Committee approved Wednesday a draft regulation to raise import taxes for high ethanol blends, a

October 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Brazil-US Ethanol Tariff Discussions Pick Up as Expiration Nears

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  As the U.S ethanol industry confronts the reality that the 45-cent-per-gallon Volumetric Ethanol Excise

September 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Jamaica Ethanol Shuts Down Plant, Cuts 31 Jobs

by Julian Richardson  (Jamaica Observer)  Jamaica Ethanol Processing has shut down its ethanol plant and terminated 31 jobs after 26

August 9, 2011 Read Full Article

Ending US Ethanol Subsidies Could Be Bullish for European Prices

(Platts)  A plan by US senators to end ethanol subsidies on July 31 could prove bullish for the European market,

July 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Senate Ethanol Vote to Little Impact Corn Demand: Morgan Stanley

(Platts)  …But even if hypothetically the subsidies did end June 30, it would in all likelihood not affect corn and

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Brazil Ethanol Boosters Cheer US Sentiment Turning against Subsidies

(Platts)  Brazilian ethanol interests Friday praised a largely symbolic vote in the US Senate Thursday that aimed to end that

June 20, 2011 Read Full Article

California's Clean Fuel Push Opens Door To Brazilian Ethanol

by Ben Lefebvre (Dow Jones News Wires)  California’s push to reduce fuel emissions in the next decade could lead to Brazilian

June 15, 2011 Read Full Article

Mary Kissel: It's Harder to Bring Home the Bacon

by Mary Kissel (Orange County Register)  …Mr. Pope is the chief executive officer of Smithfield Foods Inc., the world’s largest

May 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Senators Introduce Bill to End Ethanol Subsidies, Import Tariff

by Jim Snyder (Bloomberg)  …Senators Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, and Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican, said the 45-cent credit, which is

May 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Obama's Visit to Brazil Yields 'Encouraging' Renewable Fuels Cooperation, According to Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association

(PR Newswire/EIN News/UNICA)  Two important announcements involving renewable energy made on the opening day of U.S. President Barack Obama’s official

March 21, 2011 Read Full Article

EU Bioethanol Group Weighs U.S. Subsidy Lawsuit

By Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck (Reuters/Forexyard)  European bioethanol producers will decide by the end of March whether to file a legal

March 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Excise Cut May Leave Ethanol in a Pickle

by Mathew Murphy (The Sidney Morning Herald)  …NSW and Queensland’s attempts to increase the local ethanol industry are being stymied

December 28, 2010 Read Full Article

House Votes to Extend Ethanol, Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel Tax Credits; Senate Drops Biofuels-Slashing Omnibus Bill

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the US House of Representatives voted by a 277 to 148 margin to approve the Obama

December 17, 2010 Read Full Article

US Farm State Senators Offer Bill to Extend Ethanol Tax Credit

Nick Snow (Oil and Gas Journal)  US senators from agricultural states introduced legislation on Apr. 20 that would extend the

April 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Implications Of The U.S. Ethanol Tariff

by Robert Rapier (Forbes)  …In order to better understand the intricacies of the issues involved, I have been engaged in

April 19, 2010 Read Full Article

Economists Duke It Out Over Ethanol’s Benefits, Impact of Loss of Ethanol Tax Credits

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In New York, a battle royal has been joined on the comments page of the

April 13, 2010 Read Full Article

The “Why” and “Why Not Better?” of the US Tariff on Brazilian Ethanol

Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Q: Why is there a tariff on Brazilian ethanol? A. Under WTO rules the corn

January 2, 2010 Read Full Article

Resource Documents on Ethanol Importation and Tariffs

Doug Newman, Ethanol Trade Analyst for the US International Trade Commission, has provided tables and a presentation which summarize amounts

August 27, 2009 Read Full Article

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