Ethanol: Petroleum Interests Sue EPA on E15 Rule – DTN

🕔Jun 13, 2019The American Fuels and Petrochemical Association has filed a legal challenge against the new E15 rule finalized on May 31, filing a petition for review with the U.S. Court of […]

Nebraska: Rubber-Producing Dandelions? Might Be the Next Big Crop.

🕔May 22, 2019Crops growing in the numerous small plots at the university’s Panhandle Research and Extension Center this summer will include the usual assortment of dry beans, corn, sugar beets, peas, and […]

Soybean Oil – Largest Share of Domestic Biodiesel Production

🕔May 9, 2019Biodiesel production accounts for an increasing share of soybean oil use in the United States, currently representing about 30% of domestic soybean oil disposition. Soybean oil is the most commonly […]

CoBank Quarterly Economic Outlook – Ag Still Seeking Relief

🕔Mar 28, 2019U.S. agriculture will face challenges in 2019 as slowing domestic and global economic growth rates, trade talks continue and weather casts uncertainty in the short- and long-term markets. U.S. commodity […]

Biodiesel Production Profitability in 2018: Did Headwinds or Tailwinds Dominate?

🕔Mar 28, 2019The U.S. biodiesel industry faced strong headwinds in 2018 due to the demand destruction wreaked by small refinery exemptions (SREs).  A recent farmdoc daily article estimated that SREs reduced biomass-based diesel (biodiesel […]

Biofuel: EPA Releases E15 Rule; The Clock is Ticking – DTN

🕔Mar 13, 2019The EPA on Tuesday released a much-anticipated rule to allow year-round E15 sales and to reform the biofuels credits market, with plans to finalize the rule by the start of […]

Biofuel: E15 Rule Sent to White House – DTN

🕔Mar 7, 2019The EPA has sent a rule proposing allowance of year-round E15 sales, as well as reforms to the biofuel credits market, to the White House Office of Management and Budget. […]

RIN: 2018 Year End Update

🕔Feb 28, 2019Today’s article provides the annual summary update on Renewable Identification Number (RIN) generation in 2018 based on available data from EPA’s EMTS. Previous quarterly updates covered RIN generation through the […]

Biofuels: Why Are Ethanol Prices So Low?

🕔Feb 15, 2019The U.S. ethanol industry was rocked by low prices in 2018, especially in the second half of the year when prices reached their lowest levels in over a decade (Figure […]

Ethanol: Prices for E85 Relative to E10 – What’s the Difference?

🕔Feb 1, 2019A series of farmdoc daily articles have examined ethanol use in light small refinery exemptions (SREs) granted under the RFS.  The SREs are the main reason that D6 ethanol RINs prices crashed in […]

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