ERC of Mexico Releases #Ethanol Blending Regs

Joanna Schroeder

The Energy Regulatory Commission of Mexico (CRE) has published new fuel regulations that allow for the blending and sale of up to 5.8 percent ethanol in the country’s fuel supply outside of three major metro areas of Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey. The new fuel regulations will become effective in 60 days after publication, which took place today. This marks …

Ethanol, Exports, Growth Energy, RFA, USGC

#Ethanol Plant to Gas Station Lowers Pump Prices

Joanna Schroeder

Ethanol provides consumers savings at the pump – especially when the retailer passes along the RIN (Renewable Identification Number) savings to their customers. No one knows this better than Dave Sovereign, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Golden Grain Energy, and owner and investor of Cresco Fast Stop in Cresco, Iowa. I was able to sit down with Sovereign …

ACE, ACE Ethanol Conference, Audio, biofuels, E15, E85, Ethanol, Retailers

ICM to Purchase Colwich, KS Abengoa Bioenergy Plant

Joanna Schroeder

Abengoa Bioenergy’s U.S. assets have been sold under the provisions of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, and their biorefinery located in Colwich, Kansas was purchased by Colwich-based ICM. The ethanol facility was sold by $3.1 million. “ICM values this location in Colwich, Kan., and we are evaluating the best way to exercise that opportunity,” said Dave VanderGriend, founder and CEO of …

biofuels, Ethanol

#Ethanol Groups Disappointed in European Appeal on Duties

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy are disappointed with today’s decision by the European Commission (EC) to file an appeal with the EU General Court related to its ruling two months ago invalidating certain ethanol duties. The EC had approximately two months from the June 9 court ruling to appeal. That ruling annulled the European Union’s 9.5 percent …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, Growth Energy, RFA

Mark Your Calendar for the 2016 Energy Conference

Joanna Schroeder

Mark your calendar for the 2016 Energy Conference taking place in Des Moines, Iowa September 19-21, 2016. The event brings together public and private entities to discuss energy policy, climate change (carbon credits) and to network. According to event planners the purpose of the event is to “create profit-driven opportunities that accomplish the goals of an energy independent future for …

advance biofuels, Alternative energy, Biodiesel, conferences, Ethanol

Group from Taiwan Learns About U.S. DDGs

Joanna Schroeder

Taiwan is the seventh largest U.S. ag export market and the sixth for corn so a trip to the U.S. to learn about corn and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGs) was successful for a group of grain buyers from the country. The participants visited Indiana and Michigan and learned about production, application, grading and quality standards. In addition, the …

corn, Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Exports, USGC

Green Plains Opens #Ethanol Plant in Virginia

Cindy Zimmerman

Green Plains Inc. hosted a ribbon cutting and open house event at its new Hopewell, Virginia ethanol production facility which the company acquired in October 2015. Among those in attendance at the celebration was National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) President Chip Bowling who farms corn, soybeans, and sorghum just 100 miles away in Newburg, Maryland. “We are excited to see …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, NCGA, Production

#Oil Industry Report Ignores #Biofuel Climate Benefits

Joanna Schroeder

A new study has been released out of the University of Michigan Energy Institute led by anti-biofuel Professor John DeCicco. The report challenges the assumption that biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel, are inherently carbon neutral. The study, based on USDA crop-production data, finds that during the period of increased biofuel growth, the increased carbon dioxide uptake by the crops …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Growth Energy, RFA

Texas A&M Offers Biofuel Short Course

Joanna Schroeder

A short course is being offered by the Processing Engineering R&D Center entitled, “Practical Short Course on Plant Operations and Process Engineering for Solvent Biofuel Facilities“. The Center is part of Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and is taking place October 16-19, 2016 at Texas A&M University, located in College Station, Texas. As part of the course, students will have …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Education, Ethanol