From ethanol export data to 2017 production forecasts, news this week painted the ethanol industry in a thoroughly positive light. And that was before the bombshell report released Friday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that sent the industry reeling. Just ahead, it’s your weekly news roundup!
Happy New Year! We’re starting off 2017 with a milestone reached by E15 as well as an interesting finding from Hawaiian researchers, whose study has identified two bioenergy crops that store the bulk of their carbon in soil. These stories and more in this year’s first weekly news roundup!
New data released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) shows that 25 states broke through the E10 “blend wall” in 2015, adding to evidence that the figurative wall is crumbling. But that wasn’t the only ethanol-related news this week. Read on for your weekly Think Bioenergy news roundup!
A new report has found that the lion’s share of new U.S. vehicles now explicitly allows E15, or a 15% ethanol blend, to be used for fuel. Nebraska drivers, meanwhile, already got that memo, and are slated to save $17 million in fuel costs this year thanks to their ethanol use. Keep reading for these stories and more in your weekly bioenergy news roundup!