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No ethanol doesn’t mean no profit
Perhaps, ethanol is not the direction we should be going, according to some academics from the corn belt. Alan Guebert weighs in on their perspective.
Some states look to ethanol for cost relief after EPA issues...
The EPA released a final rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard June 3 that sets a goal of 15 billion gallons of renewable fuel for 2022. At the same time, some states are turning to higher blends of ethanol for fuel cost relief.
E15 good politics, but questions still remain
On the surface, it would seem that allowing E15 would be a boon for production. It is not that simple. Marlin Clark explains in this week's grain report.
The future of ethanol in America’s energy market
How steep is the environmental price of ethanol? Will EVs lead to more opportunities for ethanol? Alan Guebert considers what the future holds for ethanol.
Are renewables making the US less energy independent?
Now that the U.S. has weaned itself off of its reliance on liquid fuel from across the ocean, it’s battling a dependency of another kind as the transition from fossil fuels to renewables continues.
Zac Hayburn joins U.S. Grains Council
Zac Hayburn joined the U.S. Grains Council Sept. 13 as the new global ethanol program coordinator in the council's Washington, D.C., headquarters.
Ethanol’s future is running out of gas
The ethanol market is in trouble. Alan Guebert digs into the markets, politics and science behind the decline of ethanol use.
Ethanol plants pledge to hit net zero emissions by 2050
More than 40 ethanol plants said in a letter sent to President Joe Biden that they support the goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2030 and hit net zero by 2050. The list of signatories includes one Ohio ethanol plant, Guardian Lima LLC, in Lima, Ohio.
Ethanol industry takes hit from federal court rulings
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 25 in favor of small refineries, making it easier for them to win exemptions from the federal Renewable Fuel Standard program. A week later, a federal appeals court vacated a 2019 rule that allowed the year-round sale of E15 gasoline.
How does ethanol fit into a net zero emissions future
A recent study found that the adoption of E15 gasoline across Ohio would drive new grain demand for farmers and boost household incomes and tax revenue. This news comes at a time as ethanol producers and marketers are trying to show how the biofuel fits into the transition to clean energy.