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Corn Progress Lagging

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:54:20 +0000

About seven percent of the nation’s corn crop has been harvested so far, but maturity of the crop is running behind average. Less corn acres have reached the dented or mature stage than the five-year average according to the latest USDA crop progress report. With 86 percent of total corn acres dented by September 17 and mature acres at only ...



ACE Webinar Focuses on Market Development

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:24:00 +0000

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) last week hosted a webinar on market development for higher ethanol blends, including an update on the organization’s market development work and legislative and policy priorities. ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty also discussed assistance for retailers to start offering higher ethanol blends and a tour of resources on ACE’s FlexFuelForward.com website and Retailer ...



Most Iowans Support Biodiesel and the RFS

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:39:42 +0000

New research released by the Iowa Biodiesel Board finds a strong majority of Iowans support biodiesel and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). About 72 percent of Iowa voters have a positive opinion on biodiesel, according to the research, while 71 percent support the RFS. IBB executive director Grant Kimberly said only three percent had a negative opinion. “That means the ...



Clariant Announces 1st License for Cellulosic Ethanol Technology

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:22:05 +0000

Clariant has signed its first license agreement for sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol technology with Enviral, the largest producer of bioethanol in Slovakia. Enviral has acquired a license to use Clariant’s sunliquid technology as part of its goal to realize a full scale commercial cellulosic ethanol plant for the commercial production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues. This new plant will be ...



Iowa Makes $2.8B Grain Deal with Taiwan

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:32:40 +0000

A trade team from Taiwan visited Iowa last week and signed letters of intent to purchase $2.8 billion worth of U.S. grains over the next two years. The deal includes corn, soybeans, wheat, and the ethanol co-product distillers dried grain with solubles (DDGS). Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) Director Mark Heckman signed the letter of intent between ICPB and the ...



Ethanol Report on E15 Hurricane Help

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:28:11 +0000

Fuel disruptions due to Hurricane Harvey were mitigated somewhat, thanks to an early end to the summer restriction on sales of E15 (15% ethanol fuel) that helped offset gasoline supply shortfalls and limit fuel price spikes. In this edition of the Ethanol Report podcast, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen talks about how this should make the EPA ...


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E15 Waiver Helped Ease Gas Supply Issues

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:40:48 +0000

This was the year that summer vacation ended early for E15 (15% ethanol fuel) to help offset gasoline supply shortfalls and limit hurricane-related fuel price spikes. Normally, it would have been this weekend before EPA’s summer restriction on selling E15 in 38 states was lifted, but right after Hurricane Harvey hit, the agency issued emergency fuel waivers allowing the fuel ...



Bioheat Approved for Downstate New York

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:11:45 +0000

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation this week that requires downstate New York counties of Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester to follow New York City’s lead by blending at least five percent biodiesel (B5) Bioheat® fuel into all home heating oil sold by July 1, 2018. Assemblyman Steve Englebright and Senator Phil Boyle sponsored the legislation, which is supported by ...



Latest USDA Reports Increase Corn Forecast

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:02:58 +0000

The September Crop Production report increased both corn and soybean production by about one percent compared to August, but two hurricanes in the past two weeks mean that data is already dated. Rainfall from Hurricane Harvey caused flooding in parts of southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana, impacting data collection activities for the September report, so NASS will collect harvested acreage ...



10 More E15 Locations in Iowa

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:35:39 +0000

With the addition of 10 new locations in the past month, 15% ethanol blended fuel is now available at 135 stations across Iowa. Kwik Star, a retailer based out of Wisconsin, added E15 to seven Iowa stations. Over the course of the next few years, Kwik Trip – which operates in Iowa under the name “Kwik Star” – intends to ...