The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has announced its Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee will hold a virtual meeting on Nov. 30. The meeting is open to the public, but registration is required.
Valero Energy Corp. released Q3 financial results on Oct. 26, reporting significantly higher earnings and production volumes for its ethanol segment. Renewable diesel sales volumes were also up and the company’s SAF project remains on schedule.
At the inaugural North American SAF Conference & Expo, panelists discussed opportunities, risks and challenges regarding feedstock for the momentous SAF industry.
Geoff Cooper, president and CEO of the RFA, discusses how U.S. EPA regulations have caused the number of flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs) capable of running E85 to plummet in recent years, from 2.8 million in 2014 to less than 350,000 in 2022.
The USGC conducted several events across Asia this summer to inform local government officials and industry leaders about the positive impact of implementing higher ethanol blends in their countries.
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has announced the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee will hold an in-person meeting on Sept. 21 in Washington, D.C.
A new E85 conversion kit could complement the rise of EVs by giving drivers plug-in electric hybrid vehicles capable of running on high blends of ethanol. Whether Tuomo Isokivijärvi is meeting with venture capitalists in Palo Alto, California, Finland or anywhere else in the world, he’s usually trying to explain how his company’s E85-based conversion kit technology applies to current and future light-duty passenger vehicles. He doesn’t shy away from explaining the limitations of electric vehicles—why EVs alone won’t be able to fulfill the transportation needs of the world anytime soon, despite what many investors have been repeatedly told.
To showcase the benefits and opportunities of blending ethanol with gasoline, the USGC hosted a Latin American delegation with representatives from Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Chile, Peru and Colombia in early August.
USGC’s Southeast Asia and Oceania office recently held a Philippine DDGS Opportunity Tour, in which experts from around the world discussed ways to optimize Philippine animal feed rations, including DDGS.
Canadian fuel ethanol consumption increased approximately 20 percent last year while Canadian imports of fuel ethanol produced in the U.S. were up an estimated 40 percent, according to a report filed with the USDA.
U.S. fuel ethanol production was down 2 percent the week ending Aug. 18, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Aug. 23. Ethanol stocks were down nearly 3 percent while exports were up 19 percent.
By Beatriz Nina Ribeiro Oliveira, University of Central Florida
August 15, 2023
University of Central Florida researchers have achieved new record-setting power density for ethanol fuel cells, helping advance the technology as a competitor to fossil fuels and electric car batteries.
The U.S. EIA maintained its forecasts for 2023 and 2024 fuel ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released Aug. 8. The forecast for 2023 ethanol blending was also maintained, but the 2024 blending forecast was revised down.
By Erin Voegele
August 09, 2023
The U.S. exported 111.91 million gallons of ethanol and 949,904 metric tons of distillers grains in June, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Aug. 8. Year-to-date exports of both products are down when compared to the same period of 2022.
U.S. Grains Council leaders, Chairman Josh Miller and President and CEO Ryan LeGrand, traveled to Seoul, South Korea, in July for the 2023 Role of EcoFriendly Fuels in Realizing 2050 Carbon Neutrality symposium.
Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Pete Ricketts, R-Neb., on July 27 introduced the Flex Fuel Fairness Act, a bill that aims to provide meaningful incentives for automakers to manufacture FFVs in addition to battery electric vehicles.
This summer, the U.S. Grains Council participated in the Pan American Conference on Biofuels held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a special focus on the opportunities for expansion of consumption and production of liquid biofuels in the region.
U.S. fuel ethanol production was up 2 percent the week ending July 21, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on July 26. Stocks of fuel ethanol were up slightly while exports were unchanged from the previous week.
The Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade, Vietnam Petroleum Association and the U.S. Grains Council jointly organized the first iteration of Decarbonize Asia: Vietnam Biofuels Forum to discuss technical, commercial and environmental considerations for the expansion of fuel ethanol use in the country.
Renewable Fuels Association has unveiled its 2022 Ford Escape plug-in hybrid electric flex-fuel vehicle—the first of its kind anywhere in the world.
Vietnam has lowered Most-Favored-Nation tariff rates on ethanol from 15 percent to 10 percent, according to a report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network.
State-owned Indonesian energy company Pertamina is launching a new gasoline product containing 5 percent ethanol this summer, according to a report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network.
The U.S. exported 113.19 million gallons of ethanol and 958,386 metric tons of distillers grains in May, according to data released by the USDA FAS on July 6. Ethanol exports were down, while distillers grains exports were up.
UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released data showing sugarcane processing was up during the first half of June. Ethanol production and sales were also up during the two-week period.
U.S. fuel ethanol production for the week ending June 23 was unchanged from the previous week, according to data released by the U.S. EIA on June 28. Ethanol stocks were up 1 percent while exports were up nearly 20 percent.
To provide timely U.S. grains information to Chinese end users, the U.S. Grains Council’s Beijing office joined the U.S. pavilion at the 2022/23 China Animal Husbandry Expo to promote U.S. corn, sorghum and DDGS.
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has announced its Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee will hold a in-person meeting on June 27 in Washington, D.C.
The ethanol industry has a role to play in the emerging SAF indsutry through both ethanol-to-jet technologies and the supply of distillers corn oil feedstock.