Year-Round E15 Legislation Introduced with Diverse Support

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Legislation to allow year-round, nationwide sales of ethanol blends higher than 10 percent was introduced in the U.S. Senate Tuesday by Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), with an additional 13 bipartisan co-sponsors. The Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act of 2022 would increase the availability of biofuels like E15 and would also end years of regulatory uncertainty …

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Ethanol Report on Carbon Pipeline Projects

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New pipeline projects in the Midwest utilizing Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration (CCUS), also called Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), technology offer the opportunity for the ethanol industry to lead the way to a net zero energy future and the Renewable Fuels Association is supporting that pathway for its members. In this episode of the Ethanol Report podcast we hear …

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Export Exchange 2022 Leads to $225 Million in Sales

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Export Exchange 2022 last month in Minneapolis is already making bank for participants, according to surveys of overseas grain buyers who attended saying they purchased at least $225 million worth of grain and ethanol co-product. Buyers and end-users were surveyed after the conference to see if they had made any purchase agreements with sellers and if so, how much was …

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Trade Teams Visit Farms and Ethanol Plants

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Before and after Export Exchange 2022 last week, international trade teams consisting of agricultural product importers, government officials and agribusiness leaders had the opportunity to visit farms, ethanol plants, and export facilities around the U.S. The trade teams represented more than 50 countries interested in U.S. corn, distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and sorghum. They traveled to a variety …

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DDGS Export Market Both Consistent and Uncertain

Cindy Zimmerman

Consistent and uncertain were the two words Matthew Fitzthum with CHS, Inc. used to describe the market for dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) right now. Fitzthum, who is Co-Products Commodity Trading Manager at CHS Inc and serves as chair of the Renewable Fuels Association co-products committee, spoke at last week’s Export Exchange. “We consistently make about the same amount …

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Smaller Corn Crop, Less Bushels for Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. corn production took another step down this month compared to September 2022, according to USDA’s latest Crop Production report. Based on conditions as of Oct. 1, corn yields are now expected to average 171.9 bushels per harvested acre, down 0.6 bushel from the previous forecast and down 4.8 bushels from 2021. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 80.8 …

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Ethanol Report on The Set

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When Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) that authorized the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), annual volume requirements were specified through the year 2022 for renewable fuels. But that does not mean this year is the end of the RFS. After this year, the law requires EPA to set RFS volumes for 2023 and beyond, in …

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Renewable Fuels Industry Holds Briefing on Set Rule

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Fuels America held a webinar briefing with industry stakeholders Thursday about the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard. Under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program in the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets annual biofuel blending requirements in accordance with volumes determined by Congress through 2022. After 2022, in a rulemaking commonly referred to as “The Set,” …

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USDA Lowers Corn Use Outlook

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USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report for September calls for lower supplies, smaller feed and residual use, reduced exports and corn used for ethanol, and tighter ending stocks for the 2022-23 corn crop. Projected beginning stocks for 2022/23 are 5 million bushels lower based on essentially offsetting export and corn used for ethanol changes for 2021/22. Corn production …

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