“Grit Wins” is Theme for 2018 ACE Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has opened registration and released the agenda for its 31st annual conference August 15-17 at the Renaissance Depot Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This year’s “Grit Wins” conference theme and programming are reflective of the attacks oil refiners have launched on ethanol this year. The general session panels will include updates from ACE leadership, a …

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Ethanol Exports Down in May

Cindy Zimmerman

The latest analysis from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) finds exports of U.S. ethanol dropped in May while DDGS exports stayed about steady. U.S. ethanol exports in May were down 43% from April to a four-month low of 91.9 million gallons. That’s less than half of the record volumes in February (218.7 mg) and March (215.1 mg). Canada broke Brazil’s …

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Saipem and California Ethanol & Power Sign MOU

Cindy Zimmerman

Saipem has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with California Ethanol & Power to develop a low carbon emission plant for the production of ethanol, renewable electricity, bio-methane, and other secondary products derived from sugarcane cultivated on site. The plant will be located in California’s Imperial County and Saipem will design and construct the non-electrical part of the project and related …

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Growth Energy Hires New Communications VP

Cindy Zimmerman

Jennifer Morris has joined Growth Energy as new Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs. Morris previously served as Senior Vice President of Corporate and Public Affairs at Edelman. “One of our main directives at Growth Energy is to effectively communicate that success story – whether it be to policymakers, consumers, members, or other industry stakeholders – in a way …

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Registration Open for Export Exchange 2018

Cindy Zimmerman

Registration is now open for Export Exchange 2018, Oct. 22-24 in Minneapolis. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), and Growth Energy are encouraging U.S. suppliers of coarse grains and co-products, industry representatives and members of the grain trade to plan on attending this biennial event which connects them with international grain buyers. The Exhange is expected …

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Upcoming Ethanol Plant Educational Opportunities

Cindy Zimmerman

Enrollment is now open for the 2018 Alcohol School, September 9-17 in Montreal. Now in its 37th year, The Alcohol School has a tradition of educating fuel ethanol and distilled beverage producers in the science of alcohol production. This week-long program has become the industry’s premier educational event, covering a variety of timely industry topics. The Process Safety Boot Camp …

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Happy Independence from High Gas Prices

Cindy Zimmerman

A record number of Americans are traveling this week for the July 4th holiday and as we celebrate our nation’s independence, we can also celebrate our independence from high gas prices thanks to ethanol. According to AAA, a record 39.7 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more by automobile for Independence Day, five percent more than a year ago. …

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Driving Ethanol Podcast on EPA Actions

Cindy Zimmerman

EPA’s proposed rule for 2019 biofuel obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) maintains conventional renewable fuel volumes at 15-billion gallons and increases the advanced biofuel standard by almost 600 million gallons over 2018, which looks good on the surface, but fails to assure that those gallons will actually be blended. In this edition of the Driving Ethanol podcast, Growth …

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Ethanol Production Continues Strong

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. ethanol production is continuing at a strong and steady pace, hitting a new four week high for the year, according to the latest Energy Information Administration data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. Last week, ethanol production averaged 1.072 million barrels per day (b/d) or 45.02 million gallons daily. Output grew 8,000 b/d over the week before, climbing to …

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