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How Renewable Energy Could Fuel Future Conflicts

by Madison Freeman and Morgan Bazilian  (Georgetown Journal of International Affairs)  Renewable energy technologies promise to help our world avert some of the worst impacts of climate change. However, some of

October 12, 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

US, Mexico, Canada Reach Trade Deal

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … USGC data shows the U.S. exported nearly 332.63 million gallons of ethanol to Canada during the 2016-’17 marketing year, up from 313 million gallons

October 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Indonesia Biodiesel Output Could Jump 40 pct in 2019

(The Star)  Indonesia’s biodiesel production could rise to 7 million tonnes in 2019, up 40 percent from an estimated 5 million tonnes this year, due to a new programme to boost

October 2, 2018 Read Full Article

South Africa Looks to Kickstart Its Biofuels Industry

by Wendell Roelf (Reuters)  South Africa hopes to finalise its biofuels regulatory framework by March next year, the energy minister said on Monday, almost a decade after the policy to promote

October 2, 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

CARD: Trade Disruptions Cost Iowa Ethanol Producers $105 Million

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

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

Need to Propel Biofuel Production to Curb Crude Oil Imports

(Times of India)  Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Friday said tribals were being  encouraged to accumulate non-edibile seeds for producing biofuel as the government looks to reduce dependence on crude oil imports.

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Argentina to Pass B10 Mandate Thanks to Falling Exports

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Argentina, while exports are dropping, domestic consumption is seen rising this year to an all-time high of 1.48 billion liters, and for the first time since

September 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Indonesia Sets Palm Biofuel Plant Condition for Jet Purchases from U.S., France – Minister

by Bernadette Christina Munthe, Jamie Freed, Cindy Silviana and Fransiska Nangoy (Reuters/EuroNews)  Indonesia has asked for its companies to be allowed to build palm oil jet fuel plants in the United States

September 3, 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

Government Puts Restrictions on Export of Bio-Fuels

(PTI/Financial Express)  The government today (August 29, 2018) imposed restrictions on export of bio-fuels within days of putting similar conditions for its imports. A licence is required for both exports and

August 30, 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

Argentina Freezes Soy Export Tariffs to Keep Feedstock from Flowing into China

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Argentina, exporters have been shipping raw, unprocessed soybeans to China en masse, a move the government has put a stop to last week by freezing export

August 22, 2018 Read Full Article

King Says Farmers Want EPA Action on Ethanol, not $12 Billion Aide Package

by O. Kay Henderson (RadioIowa)  Republican Congressman Steve King today said the best thing the Trump Administration could do to alleviate farmers’ angst about the trade war would be to allow higher

August 17, 2018 Read Full Article

How Progressives Can Reconnect with Rural Voters

by Patty Judge (Des Moines Register/Focus on Rural America)  … Many of the political elites on the coasts have argued that progressives should simply write off the rural Midwest because it

August 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Grassley Gets Local Perspective on Ag

by Seth Boyes (Dickinson County News)  Steffes Company in Milford played host to U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley on Monday Aug. 6.  …  “If you’re a member of Congress, you can’t keep your

August 15, 2018 Read Full Article

USGC Joins USDA Trade Mission to Promote Ethanol

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Grains Council and ethanol industry partners added an octane enhancer to the USDA’s Agricultural Trade Mission to Indonesia in July, led by USDA Undersecretary

August 14, 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

Iowans Tell EPA Chief President Made E15 Promise, It’s Time to Deliver

by O. Kay Henderson  (RadioIowa)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s acting administrator met privately with Iowa commodity group leaders at the Iowa State Fair today — but Andrew Wheeler told reporters

August 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Hubbell Wants More Support for Farmers Hurt by Trade War

by Rod Boshart (Sioux City Journal)  Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred Hubbell called out Gov. Kim Reynolds Saturday for not taking a more-aggressive public stance on behalf of Iowa farmers and rural

August 13, 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

Leahy among Lawmakers Taking Farm Bill to Conference

(WCAX)   Both houses of Congress have passed their respective versions of the Farm Bill, a massive piece of legislation that affects farmers around the country. Now, a bipartisan group of lawmakers,

August 7, 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

New Biodiesel Recipe Can Cut Indonesia’s Fuel Imports: Industry Minister

by Gayatri Suroyo and Tabita Diela  (Reuters)  Indonesia, the world’s biggest palm oil producer, is offering incentives to developers of a new 100 percent palm oil-based “green diesel”, which the net oil

August 2, 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

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

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

Govt Taking Steps to Ease Crude Import Cost, Focusing on Biofuels: Pradhan

(Press Trust of India/Business Standard)  The government is taking various measures, including focusing on biofuels, to ease the cost of crude oil import, Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday. He told the Lok Sabha

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

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

University of Illinois professor Stephen Long, explaining the need for home-grown biofuels said, “(P)eople of my age have seen these past (oil) disruptions. You know we’ve probably three major ones since

July 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Trade Agreement Access Sparks Record-Setting Exports To Colombia

(U.S. Grains Council)  U.S. corn exports to Colombia have set a new record every year since the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) entered into force into 2012, showing the effectiveness of

July 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Solidaridad Network : Indonesian & Indian Palm Oil Industry Join Hands to Promote Sustainable Trade

(Solidaridad Network/4-Traders)  A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed which, for the first time, recognizes the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) and the Indian Palm Oil Sustainability (IPOS) Framework

July 18, 2018 Read Full Article

USGC Emphasizes Commitment to Mexican Trading Partnership

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine) The election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a left-of-center populist, as Mexico’s next president on July 1 will add new elements to the already-complex U.S.-Mexico trading

July 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Agroindustry Argentine Biodiesel Emits 70% Less GHG

(Clarin Rural (Google Translation))  By a calculation of the INTA and the Argentina Chamber of Biofuels (Carbio), Argentina can certify that almost 100% of the biofuel exported to the European Union

July 17, 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

Teresa Kok’s Palm Oil Challenges

by Tan Xue Ying  (The Edge)  With numerous challenges dominating Malaysia’s palm oil industry, all eyes are on Teresa Kok as she officially begins as the minister of primary industries. … Other

July 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Indonesia to Strengthen Industry Amid Trade War: Minister

by Anton Hermansyah (Jakarta Post)  … On Monday, after attending a more than four-hour Cabinet meeting at the Bogor Presidential Palace in West Java, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said the government would

July 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Renewal of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee and Solicitation of Nominations for Membership DEADLINE: August 17, 2018

(International Trade Administration/Federal Register)  Pursuant to provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Commerce announces the renewal of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (the Committee).

July 10, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

China’s Shift to Cleaner Energy Drives Huge Ethanol Demand

by Leah Marie Angelou (Small Cap Network) … China is at a crossroad as it shifts to cleaner and renewable energy sources. Can the country keep up with its environmental

June 29, 2018 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

The White House Continues to Drive The Outlook for Biofuels Producers

by  Tristan R. Brown (Seeking Alpha)  Three major policy developments by the White House have had a large impact on U.S. biofuel producers over the past week. The EPA was initially

June 22, 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

Back to Business: G20 Energy Minsters Affirm Drive towards Renewables, Innovation, Cooperation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … This year, as it happens, Argentina holds the G20 Presidency and the outgoing Germans and incoming Japanese worked with Argentine energy minister Juan Jose Aranguren

June 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Midwest Trump Voters Losing Faith in His Commitment to Biofuels

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  New polling shows that voters across three Midwestern states are disappointed with Trump administration decisions they view as broken promises of support for local agriculture and renewable

June 18, 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

RFS Changes on Hold

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  ASSUME DEAL DEAD: Sen. Joni Ernst’s decision to lay into embattled EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt over his alleged about-face on ethanol appears to have paid off. Ernst

June 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump’s Support Wavering in Farm Country Over Ethanol, Trade Moves

by Alan Bjerga and Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  EPA chief seen as betraying Trump’s promises on biofuels; Trade tensions put demand for agricultural goods at risk — Even as Donald Trump tweets his support for U.S.

June 5, 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 tax on US ethanol has priced US cargoes out of

May 30, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

May 30, 2018 Read Full Article

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

May 29, 2018 Read Full Article

E15 Year-Round: Mixed Messages from RFS, RINs Meeting

by Tom C. Doran (AgriNews Publications)  It was good news and bad news for corn growers and ethanol proponents after President Donald

May 23, 2018 Read Full Article

UPDATE 2-U.S. LNG, Ethanol Sellers Buoyed by China Trade Talks

by Scott DiSavino (Reuters)  China’s interest in reducing its trade surplus with the United States through increased energy imports could advance

May 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Summit of The Asia Pacific Showcases Global Ethanol Opportunities

(GrainNet)  Industry and government officials from 17 countries in Asia and Oceania are meeting with members of the U.S. ethanol industry

May 22, 2018 Read Full Article

USGC Helps Expand Export Potential for DDGS, Ethanol to Ecuador

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Identifying how U.S. feed grains and co-products can meet the specific demands of a local market

May 14, 2018 Read Full Article

UPDATE 2-Trump Biofuel Policy Overhaul to Include Fewer Refinery Waivers – Source

by Jarrett Renshaw and Chris Prentice (Reuters)  The Trump administration will scale back the use of biofuels waivers for small refineries and

May 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Demand Destruction Part 2? Allowing Exports to Count Toward RFS Compliance

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association) … Simply put, allowing exported ethanol to count toward compliance with an oil company’s RFS

May 14, 2018 Read Full Article

NGOs Tell Commission to Listen to Science and Differentiate Biofuels

by Claire Stam (EurActiv)  A coalition of Czech and Slovak NGOs has called on the European Commission to draw a line in the Renewable

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Debate over the RFS Is Playing out on the Political Stage: The Public Discussion Rarely Considers American Consumers.

by Donnell Rehagen (National Biodiesel Board/Biofuels Digest)  The biofuels industry found itself in an unusual position for much of the past 12

May 7, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Perdue’s Strong First Year at USDA May Be Clouded by Ethanol Doubts

by Chuck Abbott (Successful Farming)  … In May 2017, during his (Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue) first month as secretary, he created

April 20, 2018 Read Full Article

NNFCC Publishes Fifth Annual ‘AD Deployment in the UK’ Report

(National Non-Food Crops Centre) Today we have published the fifth edition of our annual ‘Anaerobic Digestion Deployment in the UK’ report.

April 20, 2018 Read Full Article

In New Sign of Trade Battle, China Slaps U.S. Sorghum Producers with 179 Percent Deposit

by Emily Rauhala (The Washington Post)  China announced temporary anti-dumping measures Tuesday on U.S. sorghum, potentially hitting U.S. growers and exacerbating

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Dumping Controversy Pushes German Producer to Cut Production

(Biofuels International)  German renewable fuel producer Natural Energy West is to reduce its biodiesel output by 50%. According to Reuters, the company is

April 12, 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

April 12, 2018 Read Full Article

USGC Opens Application Period for Advisory Teams

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Grains Council is now accepting applications for the organization’s advisory teams, known as A-teams,

April 11, 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

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

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

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

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

Geothermal Could Profit from U.S. Executive Order to Support Lithium Mining

by Alexander Richter (Think GeoEnergy)  An executive order by U.S. President Donald Trump to support mining activities for critical minerals, could

March 15, 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

ABLC 2018 Preview: Deployment Dawns, Products Proliferate, and Techs Land Major Venture Deals as the Bioeconomy Advances into a Big 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, ABLC 2018 opens amidst a flutter of government rollbacks of deployment support but the

February 28, 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

Indiana Farm Leaders on Importance of NAFTA

by Andy Eubank (Hoosier Ag Today)  … “There are a lot of positives of NAFTA as it relates to agriculture in

February 20, 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

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

Senate Ag Committee Chairman Expects Farm Bill Vote in March

by P.J. Griekspoor (American Agriculturalist)  Sen. Roberts urged farmers to be ready to ‘sound off’ in support of farmer-friendly legislation.  —  March will

February 2, 2018 Read Full Article

EU Launches New Trade Inquiry into Argentine Biodiesel

by Philip Blenkinsop and Sybille de la Hamaide (Reuters)  The European Commission has begun a new investigation into whether Argentine biodiesel exporters

February 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Reaction to President Trump’s SOTU

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  President Donald Trump did mention energy in his first State of the Union address, albeit briefly. “We have

January 31, 2018 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

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

by Veneranda Langa (News Day)  Legislators yesterday grilled Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) chief executive officer Gloria Magombo over the price

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA’s 2018 Biofuel Priorities to Help ‘Make America Great Again’

by Bob Dinneen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … This new era of getting our country back on track has and will continue

January 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Saves Zimbabwe $26,5 Million

by Kenneth Matimaire (The Financial Gazette)  Ethanol fuel blending saved the country an estimated $26,5 million in 2017, representing 2,65 percent of

January 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Drop GST on Bio-Diesel from 18 to 5 Percent, Demands Industry

by Arnima Dwivedi  (Newstrack)  Struggling to survive despite the government ‘s clean energy dream, biodiesel industries have demanded the Goods and

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Over 1,000 Protest against EU Move to Ban Palm Oil Biofuel

by Kenneth Tee (MalayMailOnline)  About 1,700 Malaysian palm oil smallholders today rallied against the European Union’s (EU) move to remove palm

January 17, 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

Commission Tells Malaysia Proposed Biofuel Policy Respects WTO Rules

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EurActiv)  The European Commission’s proposal for the recast of the Renewable Energy Directive is in compliance with the

January 12, 2018 Read Full Article

France Requires 60pc GHG from Ex-EU Biodiesel Imports

(Argus Media)  French biodiesel imports from outside the EU must have a minimum 60pc greenhouse gas (GHG) savings value from 1

January 8, 2018 Read Full Article

What Exactly Is a RIN?

(Southern Farm Network Today)  Texas Senator Ted Cruz recently proposed to put a cap on the price of Renewable Identification Numbers

January 4, 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

Delivering ‘Big League’

by Emily Skor (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … While we haven’t yet achieved Reid vapor pressure (RVP) parity for E15 and

January 3, 2018 Read Full Article

U.S. Biofuel Trade Fight Benefits Canola Futures

by Phil Franz-Warkentin (Manitoba Co-Operator)  … ICE Futures Canada canola contracts climbed to their highest levels in more than two months

December 29, 2017 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

Inside Insight

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) To kick off the new year, we rounded up a few experts to discuss five

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

The 12: The Advanced Bioeconomy’s 12 Biggest Talking, Fretting, Praying and Action Points Right Now

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … What are the top trends? Here are the 11 we see dominating the debate on

December 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Benefits of Ethanol Touted at LATI Event

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

December 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Commentary: From Grain Bin to Fuel Tank

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  … Another aspect of U.S. agricultural exports that is changing is ethanol and its byproduct

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

Mah: Endorsing Palm Oil Biofuel Ban a Step Backwards for Malaysia-EU Trade Ties

(Malay Mail Online)  The vote on Nov 28, 2017 by the Industry, Research & Energy Committee (ITRE) of the European Union’s (EU) Parliament 

November 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Ron Paul: Why Trump Must Tackle the Renewable Fuel Standard

by Ron Paul (Campaign for Liberty/Fox News)  … While I am sure many Republicans would love to see the RFS repealed

November 30, 2017 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

In Final Decision, Commerce Department Confirms Unfair Subsidies by Argentina, Indonesia of Biodiesel Imports

(National Biodiesel Board)  Next Steps Include Today’s Hearing in the ITC, ITC Vote on Subsidies December 5 — Today the Commerce Department

November 9, 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

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

NBB Holds Firm In Its Request for 2.5 Billion Gallons of Biomass-Based Diesel, 4.75 Billion Gallons of Advanced Biofuels

(National Biodiesel Board)  EPA Letter Does Not Include a Commitment to Raise Biomass-Based Diesel Volumes  —  Yesterday the National Biodiesel Board (NBB)

October 20, 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

Awaiting Final US Ruling over Indonesia’s Alleged Biodiesel Dumping

(Indonesia Investments)  Stakeholders in Indonesia’s biodiesel industry are waiting for the final ruling of the US Commerce Department regarding the dumping

October 19, 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

Industry in Full Court Press on DC Priorities

by Donnell Rehagen (National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  … Our big three in D.C. remain the Renewable Fuel Standard, the trade case and

October 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2018 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2019; Availability of Supplemental Information and Request for Further Comment (Deadline October 19, 2017)

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/Federal Register)  This document provides additional data and an opportunity to comment on that data and potential options

October 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Refiners Make America-First Pitch to Cut Biofuels

(Argus Media)  US independent refiners seized on protectionist themes and two key biofuel industry victories this year to argue regulators must

October 4, 2017 Read Full Article

BFC Keynote Addresses Policy, Technology, Economy

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Geoff Cooper, senior vice president of the Renewable Fuels Association, told attendees at the Biofuels

October 3, 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

Censky, McKinney Nomination Hearing Addresses Biofuels, RFS

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On Sept. 19, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry held a hearing

September 21, 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

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

Trade Agreement Changes Are Destroying Ag Market Opportunities

by Bruce Rohwer (Paullina/Des Moines Register)  To accommodate the bounty Iowa’s farmland produces, we farmers need every market and marketing

September 18, 2017 0 comment 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

China, Brazil Spark Global Trade War over Biofuels — Ethanol Leaders Expect Trump to Return Fire

by  Ben Wolfgang (The Washington Times)  Throughout his campaign, President Trump voiced unwavering support for U.S. ethanol. Now that he’s in

September 6, 2017 0 comment 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

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

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

Cheaper or Greener: Colombia Eyes US Ethanol with Trepidation

by Sophie Byron (Platts)  … As the 13th largest producer of sugar in the world, Colombia is sitting on a substantial natural

August 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel From Argentina and Indonesia: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations

(Federal Register/International Trade Administration)  On April 12, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Department) initiated antidumping duty (AD) investigations on biodiesel

August 17, 2017 Read Full Article

India Set to Unveil New Biofuel Policy in Bid to Cut Oil, Gas, Coal Imports: Minister

by Sanjeev Choudhary (Economic Times)  The government will soon bring out a new policy on biofuel to incentivize the use

August 10, 2017 Read Full Article

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