Ethanol Exports Still Strong in April

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Despite being lower than March, April was still another strong month for U.S. exports of ethanol and the co-product dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS), according to Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Research Analyst Ann Lewis. U.S. ethanol exports totaled 162.3 million gallons (mg) in April, a 25% drop from the near-record export volume recorded in March, but still the fourth-largest …

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Ethanol Policy Concerns for Corn Growers

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This week’s apparent backing off by the White House from a deal involving biofuels policy leaves a cloudy situation for ethanol, according to National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) CEO Chris Novak. During an interview at this week’s Corn Utilization and Technology Conference, Novak says while nothing official has come out of the White House, they are pleased with word from …

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DuPont Launches New Products for Fuel Ethanol Market

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Building off the launch of its fuel ethanol platform DuPont™ XCELIS™ at the National Ethanol Conference, DuPont Industrial Biosciences has unveiled the first three products from the innovation hub. DuPont™ SYNERXIA® THRIVE GX: Next Generation in Yeast for the Fuel Alcohol Industry DuPont™ DISTILLASE® DXT: Advanced Glucoamylase Blend DuPont™ OPTIMASH® AX: Xylanase for Enhanced Liquefaction The new products are designed …

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RFS Deal Becomes No Deal

Cindy Zimmerman

The White House has reportedly backed away from a deal that would have made changes in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that concerned the biofuels industry. An announcement was expected this week, but late yesterday both of Iowa’s senators tweeted that the deal was off. “#Iowa is feeling that love today, as the President just assured me he “won’t sign …

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Purdue Tackles Biorefinery Blockage Issues

Cindy Zimmerman

A team led by Purdue University scientists is receiving a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office to solve the problem of biomass flow for biorefineries. Lignocellulosic biomass, often made up of materials such as corn stover and soybean hulls, often accumulates and compacts while moving through augers, forcing costly shutdowns for cleaning and repairs. …

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Midwest Voters Want Trump to Protect RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

A new poll, funded by the National Biodiesel Board, shows that voters across three Midwestern states overwhelmingly say they support federal policies to encourage growth in biodiesel and renewable fuels use. In a survey of voters in Iowa, Missouri and Minnesota, respondents’ support cut across party lines, with more than two-thirds of Republicans and nearly three-quarters of Independents saying they …

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Ethanol Report on EPA Lawsuits

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has joined a coalition of biofuel and agriculture groups in a lawsuit against EPA over lost volumes of renewable fuel resulting from retroactive small refinery exemptions from Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) obligations. RFA is also a petitioner in a lawsuit filed last week over three specific small refinery exemptions granted by the agency. “EPA Administrator …

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Farm and Biofuel Groups Sue EPA Over Lost Gallons

Cindy Zimmerman

A coalition of biofuel and agriculture groups have petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to change its regulations to “account for lost volumes of renewable fuel resulting from the unprecedented number of retroactive small refinery exemptions from Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) obligations recently granted by EPA.” The petitioners are the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), Growth …

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Pennsylvania Retailer to Sell E15

Cindy Zimmerman

A Pennsylvania-based fuel retailer plans to start selling 15% ethanol fuel at seven locations in three states. Growth Energy has announced that Rutter’s convenience store chain will begin selling E15 in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. “The success of Prime the Pump in opening the marketplace for E15 has opened the doors for more and more innovative retailers to offer …

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Poll: 80% Say E15 Should be Sold Year Round

Cindy Zimmerman

As 15% ethanol fuel became unavailable June 1, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) released a new poll that shows American consumers are frustrated by the lack of choice that stems from the summertime prohibition on E15. In a recent poll of registered voters conducted by Morning Consult, almost 80 percent of respondents said they believe the federal government should allow …

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