Ethanol Production Going Strong

Cindy Zimmerman

According to the first Energy Information Administration report for the new year analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production dropped below a million barrels a day for the first time in three months, while the last week of 2017 was still slightly above a million. Ethanol production averaged 1.032 million barrels per day (b/d) for the week ending December …

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CHS to Use Enogen® Corn at Rochelle IL Plant

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta has finalized an agreement for CHS Inc. to use Enogen® corn enzyme technology at its 130-million-gallon ethanol plant in Rochelle, Illinois. Enogen corn will provide the CHS Rochelle facility with an industry-leading enzyme for enhanced ethanol production while also supporting local growers and the community. Several million dollars in premiums are expected to be paid annually to growers raising …

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Brazil Increases U.S. Ethanol Imports Despite Tariff

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. ethanol exports were up 14% in November over the previous month, totaling 107.2 million gallons, according to the latest government data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Despite the imposition of a tariff rate quota and 20% tariff in September, Brazil was the leading destination for U.S. ethanol exports for the first time in six months, receiving 28.1 …

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Political Strategists to Address Ethanol Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Former Presidential Advisor Mary Matalin and veteran Democratic Political Strategist Donna Brazile will be at the 23rd annual National Ethanol Conference in San Antonio as the featured luncheon speakers on Tuesday, Feb. 13, for “A Candid Conversation about Washington Politics.” Matalin served under President Ronald Reagan, made her mark as George H.W. Bush’s campaign director and was most recently assistant …

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Ins and Outs of Ethanol for 2018

Cindy Zimmerman

Guest commentary from Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen Before there was a “What’s Trending” on Twitter or Facebook, indeed before there was a Facebook or Twitter, or even an internet, there was “The List” from The Washington Post, providing insight into what was “In” and what was “Out” every year. It was as predictable as the ball …

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RFA Hires VP for External Affairs

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) started the new year off this week with Jessica Bennett as vice president of external affairs to primarily focus on building stakeholder support through policy and messaging. Bennett was most recently director of renewable fuels for the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), where she also previously served as director of public policy handling ethanol issues. …

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Iowa Breaks Ethanol Production Record

Cindy Zimmerman

Iowa ethanol producers topped last year’s record, producing 4.2 billion gallons in 2017. “Iowa continues to lead the country and the world in ethanol production and efficiency,” said Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) Executive Director Monte Shaw. “Several plant expansions just finished or will finish during the 1st quarter of 2018, so production could jump again next year. That makes …

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Top Ten Energy Stories of 2017

Cindy Zimmerman

As the year comes to a close, it’s time to reflect on the top Energy AgWired stories for ethanol and biodiesel in 2017. 1. RFA CEO Speaks Out 2. Ethanol Report on National Ethanol Conference 3. GM Announces 20 for B20 in Diesel Vehicle Lineup 4. Enogen and Cellerate Making Ethanol Better 5. EPA Proposes Further Cuts in Biofuels Under …

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Ethanol Report on 2017

Cindy Zimmerman

All in all, 2017 was a pretty good year for the ethanol industry with a new advocate in the White House and record production. Among the highlights of the year, increased exports despite Brazil taking a protectionist stance against ethanol imports, EPA releasing new RVO numbers on time, and ethanol champions rally to protect the RFS and win. In this …

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Iowa Biofuels Plants Help Fuel Monarch Butterflies

Cindy Zimmerman

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) has launched the Monarch Fueling Station Project to help ethanol and biodiesel producers across the state establish monarch butterfly habitats on green spaces surrounding their plants. “Because of their migratory patterns, monarchs need small patches of habitat throughout the state,” said IRFA Executive Director Monte Shaw. “Iowa’s ethanol and biodiesel plants are scattered across …

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