Moving Grain: EPA Finalizes Ethanol, Biodiesel Blending Requirement Jun 17, 2022

🕔Jun 17, 2022
EPA Finalizes Ethanol and Biodiesel Blending Requirement On June 3, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the renewable volume obligation (RVO), at 20.63 billion gallons for 2022. The RVO is […]

Moving Grain: Fuel Price Rises 16.4 Cents, Setting New Record High Jun 10, 2022

🕔Jun 10, 2022
Fuel Price Rises 16.4 Cents, Setting New Record High In the week ending June 6, 2022, the U.S. average diesel fuel price increased by 16.4 cents from the previous week […]

Biodiesel: 2021 Was a Devastating Year for Production Profits Feb 17, 2022

🕔Feb 17, 2022
Despite the effects of the COVID pandemic and associated severe economic contraction, biodiesel plants basically broke even in 2020.  However, storm clouds were gathering as returns went into the red […]

Soybean Oil Domestic Use Expected to Grow with Renewable Diesel Demand Dec 15, 2021

🕔Dec 15, 2021
In its monthly Oil Crops Outlook report this week, the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) indicated that, “U.S. processors crushed a record 197 million bushels of soybeans in October, nearly 0.5 million bushels […]

Biofuels: Deere Invests in Ethanol Diesel Engine – DTN Nov 1, 2021

🕔Nov 1, 2021
Count John Deere among the companies investing in a startup company developing a heavy-duty truck engine able to run on straight ethanol. ClearFlame Engine Technologies announced Thursday it had secured […]

Biofuels: EPA to Propose Lower RFS Blend Volumes – DTN Aug 20, 2021

🕔Aug 20, 2021
The Biden administration will apparently kick the can down the road on ethanol blending requirements for 2021 and propose blend volumes lower than 2020 levels, according to reports coming out […]

Biofuels: Blending Law’s Purpose Is To “Err” Towards Industry’s Interests, Court Stresses Mar 13, 2020

🕔Mar 13, 2020
Since 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been generously granting exemptions to small refineries from the renewable fuels mandates on the transportation fuel industry established by Congress under the […]

Biofuel Companies Hunker Down, Avoid Ownership Changes – DTN Feb 25, 2020

🕔Feb 25, 2020
Despite the biofuels industry operating on thin margins and dealing with federal policy uncertainty in 2019, the number of mergers and acquisitions in the industry was historically low last year, […]

Biodiesel Production Profits – Digging Deep into the 2019 Numbers Feb 6, 2020

🕔Feb 6, 2020
The U.S. biodiesel industry continued to face strong headwinds in 2019 due to the demand destruction wreaked by small refinery exemptions (SREs). For example, in a previous farmdoc daily article it […]

Biodiesel: Funding Bill Extends Key Tax Credit – DTN Dec 18, 2019

🕔Dec 18, 2019
A multi-year extension of the Biodiesel Tax Credit was among the major provisions for agriculture in a massive federal spending bill that will fund the government through the end of […]

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