New UN Report Shows Food vs Fuel Fallacy

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A new report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) finds that food prices declined for the fifth year in a row in 2016, down 1.5 percent from 2015. That included a steady decline in cereal prices- which includes maize or corn – which fell 9.6 percent from 2015 and were down 39 percent from their 2011 peak. …

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Biofuels and China Impact Crop Outlook

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Dr. Pat Westhoff of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri brought attendees of the American Farm Bureau Federation‘s Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show last week an outlook for the 2017-2018 crop demand. Overall, he says, look for 2017 to follow a similar trend of 2016, with prices continuing to be below average. …

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Iowa 2017 Ethanol and Biodiesel Marketing Awards

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Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced the winners of this year’s Ethanol and Biodiesel Marketing Awards during the Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Stores of Iowa Annual Meeting in Des Moines on Jan. 11th. Charlie Good, owner/operator of Good & Quick in Nevada, received the 2017 Secretary’s Ethanol Marketing Award. Charlie Good not only offers E15 for vehicles in the …

Biodiesel, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Retailers

Hero BX Announces Branded Bioheat Program

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Pennsylvania-based biodiesel producer HERO BX has launched the HERO BX Branded Bioheat® Program, offering heating oil retailers the opportunity to carry the HERO BX brand and supporting technical and marketing benefits in exchange for Bioheat® supply contracts. The company signed DF Richard Energy of Dover, New Hampshire as its first Bioheat® branded dealer this week. In conjunction with the new …

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New USDA Report on Lifecycle GHG Balance for #Ethanol

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A brand new USDA analysis finds that U.S. corn-based ethanol reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 43 percent compared to gasoline, greater than previous estimates and something the ethanol industry has been saying for years. Unlike other studies of GHG benefits, which relied on forecasts of future ethanol production systems and expected impacts on the farm sector, the new “Life-Cycle Analysis …

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China Imposing Duties on U.S. DDGS

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Almost exactly one year after initiating anti-dumping countervailing duty investigations into U.S. produced distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has announced anti-dumping and countervailing duties beginning today. The decision comes just ten days after action by the Chinese government to increase tariffs on imported U.S. ethanol from 5 to 30 percent. “The U.S. Grains Council …

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#Ethanol Production Starts 2017 with New Record

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U.S. ethanol production started 2017 the way it ended 2016 – with a new record. According to the latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged an unprecedented 1.049 million barrels per day the week ending January 6, 2017 — an increase of 6,000 barrels from the last week of 2016’s now-broken record …

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Iowa Governor Touts Biofuels Success

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In his 2017 Condition of the State address as governor of Iowa, Terry Branstad touted the state’s leadership in biofuels and promised more for the future as he enters the confirmation process to become the next Ambassador to China under President-elect Donald Trump and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds prepares to finish his term. “We just set an all-time record for …

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Ethanol Exports Grew Again in November

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U.S. ethanol producers exported nearly 122 million gallons of ethanol in November, the third-largest monthly total in five years, according to the Renewable Fuels Association. Year-to-date exports as of November totaled 947.4 million gallons. Brazil was the top market again in November, followed by Canada and China. Shipments to Brazil jumped to 50.9 mg in November, representing 42% of the …

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Poll Finds Trump Voters Support #Ethanol

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Growth Energy has just released a new poll that shows overwhelming support for ethanol among Trump voters. The survey of 3,000 Trump voters in the Midwestern battleground states of Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Iowa, Indiana and Minnesota found over 80 percent respondents agree with President-elect Donald Trump’s support for ethanol and believe it is important to American jobs and energy security. …

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