Biofuels: Sen. Grassley Hopeful Trump Changes RFS Rule – DTN Dec 4, 2019

🕔Dec 4, 2019
With a proposed rule to account for small-refinery exemptions in the Renewable Fuel Standard now in the EPA’s hands, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, told agriculture journalists on Tuesday he’s hopeful […]

Biofuels: EPA Still Not Backing Up RFS Promises – DTN Nov 27, 2019

🕔Nov 27, 2019
As the final days wane in a public comment period on the latest Renewable Fuel Standard proposal, indications are President Donald Trump is aware farmers and ethanol producers are unhappy […]

EPA Waivers Take A Hard Toll On Cellulosic Ethanol Industry – DTN Nov 21, 2019

🕔Nov 21, 2019
In another response to EPA’s actions regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard, POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels LLC announced Tuesday the company will “pause” production of cellulosic ethanol at its Project Liberty plant […]

Corn: Has Ethanol Increased Total US Usage? Nov 21, 2019

🕔Nov 21, 2019
Corn processed into US ethanol has grown dramatically (see Figure1), and accounted for 37% of total US corn use during the 2018 market year (USDA (US Department of Agriculture), Office […]

USDA Baseline Background, Outlook, and Recent Projections Nov 5, 2019

🕔Nov 5, 2019
Last week, the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released a report (“A Deeper Look Into the USDA Crop Baseline Projections to 2028, With a Focus on Trade,” by Mark Ash, […]

Biofuels: Small-Refinery Exemptions Discussed at House Committee Hearing Oct 30, 2019

🕔Oct 30, 2019
Reuters writer Richard Valdmanis reported this week that, “The U.S. oil and corn industries continued a long-running public battle over America’s biofuels policy on Tuesday during a Congressional hearing about […]

Biofuels: EPA Blending Plan Disconnect- Additional Background on SREs Oct 29, 2019

🕔Oct 29, 2019
Last week, Bloomberg writer Jennifer A Dlouhy reported that, “Administration officials warned that an EPA plan for boosting biofuel-blending requirements violated the spirit of a deal brokered by President Donald Trump. “The White House blessed it […]

Ag And Ethanol Groups Take Legal Action Against EPA’s Latest Blending Waivers Oct 24, 2019

🕔Oct 24, 2019
Biofuels and agriculture groups have filed a legal challenge against EPA’s approval of 31 additional small-refinery exemptions in August. The petition was filed yesterday in the U.S. Court of Appeals […]

Ethanol Plants Hack Away At Costs In Uncertain Market – DTN Oct 24, 2019

🕔Oct 24, 2019
Ethanol margins have seen significant improvement since Aug. 1, as plants have been cutting production costs, and ethanol prices have been on the rise. A number of ethanol plants have […]

Biofuel Blending Deal — Not As Advertised In Big Announcement – DTN Oct 23, 2019

🕔Oct 23, 2019
Trump administration officials assured dozens of representatives from agriculture and biofuels groups on an Oct. 3 phone briefing the EPA would use a three-year rolling average of small-refinery exemption volumes […]

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