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President Trump tired of dealing with biofuel issues

President Trump tired of dealing with biofuel issues

September 17, 2019 |

In Washington, Bloomberg reports that President Trump is tired of dealing with the ongoing ethanol dispute between oil refiners and biofuel producers, supposedly saying that he has spent more time on the issue than on China and Iran. In total, more than a half dozen meetings to try to reach a compromise that satisfies both […]

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EIA launches new biodiesel production capacity report

EIA launches new biodiesel production capacity report

September 16, 2019 |

In Washington, on September 13, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its first annual U.S. Biodiesel Plant Production Capacity Report. The report includes the total biodiesel production capacity for all operating plants in both million gallons per year (gal/y) and barrels per day (b/d) as of January 1, 2019. The names of the reporting […]

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Trump OKs 10% biofuel blending increase for 2020

Trump OKs 10% biofuel blending increase for 2020

September 16, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that President Trump has greenlighted a deal that will increase biofuel blending by 10% in 2020 following a series of meetings last week with biofuels and oil companies as well as legislators from key corn and oil states. The deal is likely to upset the oil industry who has pushed back […]

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Office of Science Technology and Policy seeking information regarding the bioeconomy

Office of Science Technology and Policy seeking information regarding the bioeconomy

September 12, 2019 |

In Washington, the Office of Science Technology and Policy (OSTP) requests input from all interested parties on the U.S. Bioeconomy. Through this Request for Information (RFI), OSTP seeks input from the public, including those with capital investments, performing innovative research, or developing enabling platforms and applications in the field of biological sciences, to include healthcare, […]

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USDA lowers corn and soybean estimates by just 1%

USDA lowers corn and soybean estimates by just 1%

September 12, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the US Department of Agriculture’s latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates and Crop Production reports see corn and soybean production falling 1% compared to previous estimates, but the figures are still a lot higher than what many believe due to crops being planted late following wet weather this spring […]

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White House wants a biofuel deal by week’s end

White House wants a biofuel deal by week’s end

September 12, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the White House told biofuel companies at a meeting on Wednesday that it wants them to accept the proposed 5% increase to biofuel blending next year, far below what the industry was looking for to make up for demand destruction resulting from Environmental Protection Agency policies, and that they want […]

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Ethanol production inches back up but stocks still fell last week

Ethanol production inches back up but stocks still fell last week

September 11, 2019 |

In Washington, DTN reports that Energy Information Agency data shows that ethanol production moved up from a 21-week low last week, producing an average of 1.023 million barrels per day. An increase in production of about 10,000 barrels per day didn’t offset the drawdown on stocks, which fell by more than 1.3 million barrels from […]

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White House brings together oil and biofuel companies—separately—to nail down deal

White House brings together oil and biofuel companies—separately—to nail down deal

September 11, 2019 |

In Washington, Bloomberg reports that the White House is hosting two separate meetings on Wednesday to try to break the oil-biofuel deadlock, with Valero Energy Corp., PBF Energy Inc., Monroe Energy, HollyFrontier Corp., Marathon Petroleum Corp. and Phillips 66 meeting on one side and Archer Daniel Midland, Louis Dreyfus Co., Renewable Biofuels Inc., Ag Processing […]

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US Grains Council says ethanol fastest growing US ag export over past five years

US Grains Council says ethanol fastest growing US ag export over past five years

September 10, 2019 |

In Washington, analysis by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) showed that non-beverage ethanol has been the fastest growing U.S. agricultural export over the past five years, an achievement supported by Council and ethanol industry programming to promote import-facilitating policy development around the world. In 2018, U.S. ethanol exports totaled more than 6.1 billion liters (1.62 […]

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NBB and 33 members ask Trump to stop harming small biodiesel producers with hardship waivers

NBB and 33 members ask Trump to stop harming small biodiesel producers with hardship waivers

September 10, 2019 |

In Washington, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and 33 of its members sent a letter to President Trump asking that he save small biodiesel producers harmed by his administration’s small refinery exemptions. The letter indicates that more than 200 million gallons of U.S. biodiesel production capacity has been idled as a result of policy instability. […]

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