Tag: Washington

December corn consumption for ethanol slightly higher over November but down on year

December corn consumption for ethanol slightly higher over November but down on year

February 4, 2016 |

In Washington, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service says corn consumption for ethanol production reached 444.5 million bushels in December, up 2% over the previous month but down 3% from the year-ago period. Nearly 89% of the corn was used in dry milling while the remaining was from wet milling. Corresponding production for DDGS was […]

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EIA data shows ethanol stocks at near four-year highs

EIA data shows ethanol stocks at near four-year highs

February 3, 2016 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says that ethanol demand has slowed, leading to a near four-year high of ethanol stocks at 22.36 million barrels, up 4% over the previous week. Average ethanol production has fallen to 959,000 bpd, the lowest since November, which isn’t unexpected due to the recent East Coast storm. Crushing margins […]

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American Energy Alliance urging Senators to vote for anti-RFS amendment this week

American Energy Alliance urging Senators to vote for anti-RFS amendment this week

February 2, 2016 |

In Washington, the American Energy Alliance is encouraging Senators to vote yes this week for the Cassidy Amendment Repealing the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Sen. Cassidy introduced an amendment that would fully repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard. The RFS was created in the 2005 energy bill and amended by the 2007 energy bill. This costly […]

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Senate looking to approve energy reform bill by week’s end

Senate looking to approve energy reform bill by week’s end

February 1, 2016 |

In Washington, the Senate is looking to vote on the major energy policy reform bill by the end of the week, working through as many as 100 proposed amendments beforehand. Though some aren’t very controversial, others include eliminating the Renewable Fuel Standard and cutting fossil fuel subsidies. The bill garnered bipartisan support in the Energy […]

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USDA highlights benefits of rural development grants with eye on bioenergy

USDA highlights benefits of rural development grants with eye on bioenergy

January 28, 2016 |

In Washington, the USDA has highlighted the economic impacts on rural communities bioenergy investments have made in a new report looking at the $1.1 billion granted for renewable energy through 15,678 individual awards between 2009 and 2015. Rural Energy for America Program guaranteed loans and grants, Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program […]

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American Energy Alliance launches six-figure ad buy against Toomey-Feinstein

American Energy Alliance launches six-figure ad buy against Toomey-Feinstein

January 28, 2016 |

In Washington, the American Energy Alliance launched a six-figure advocacy initiative urging Congress to reject efforts that fall short of fully repealing the Renewable Fuel Standard. Amid speculation that the Toomey-Feinstein partial repeal language could be added as an amendment to the Senate Energy Bill, AEA will run a digital advocacy initiative in Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. It […]

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Former biodiesel execs who left a mess behind under scrutiny for new oil refinery project

Former biodiesel execs who left a mess behind under scrutiny for new oil refinery project

January 27, 2016 |

In Washington state, three former executives of TransMessis Columbia Plateau that was shutdown in June 2014 after only producing biodiesel from canola a few months are now getting flack from environmental groups as they seek to develop a $1.25 billion oil refinery in Longview. The company spent several hundred thousand dollars to renovate facility after […]

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Food safety regulations a shifting target for biodiesel industry seeking to comply

Food safety regulations a shifting target for biodiesel industry seeking to comply

January 27, 2016 |

In Washington, changes to the Food Safety Modernization Act expected this spring as well as the current policy must be complied with not only by biodiesel producers whose glycerin may end up in the food and feed market, but also grease collectors and distributors will soon have to begin toeing the line. Only some of […]

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US Grains Council working directly with Korean importers to boost DDGS demand

US Grains Council working directly with Korean importers to boost DDGS demand

January 26, 2016 |

In Washington, the U.S. Grains Council visited 10 major distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) importers and commercial mixed feed manufacturers recently to carry out one-on-one consultations and review the current DDGS market situation with them. Haksoo Kim, USGC director in Korea, along with council DDGS consultant Soobo Shim visited five of Korea’s largest importers […]

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USDA seeks public opinion on market support services for DDGS

USDA seeks public opinion on market support services for DDGS

January 26, 2016 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is informing the public that it is soliciting comments to ensure that current services reflect market needs to facilitate the marketing of grain and related commodities. Specifically, GIPSA is inviting comments from producers, handlers, processors, food manufacturers, exporters, importers, consumers, […]

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