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NASCAR Tops 7 Million Miles of Racing on American Ethanol Blend

Odometers are not standard equipment on the race cars competing in NASCAR but if they were, collectively they surpassed a momentous milestone over the weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. NASCAR began running Sunoco Green E15 in its three top national

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Many Coproducts Possible From Cellulosic Ethanol

Adhesives, chemicals, resins, acids and carbon fibers are just a few of the potential coproducts that could, someday, be produced at a cellulosic ethanol biorefinery. Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels, Abengoa Bioenergy and DuPont all tell Ethanol Producer Magazine they are keeping


ABFA Wants Congress to Change RFS

The Advanced Biofuels Association has asked Congress to make changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard – according to The Hagstrom Report. ABFA President Michael McAdams says the Association believes if Congress enacts the changes outlined – the investment community will

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USDA Supply and Demand Report Recognizes Ethanol Industry’s Increased Efficiency

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service’s new Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report indicates the amount of corn necessary to make a gallon of ethanol is less than previously believed. The projected demand for U.S. corn for ethanol has been lowered

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Growth Energy Responds to Jay Leno’s Baseless Attack

In response to a recent opinion piece in Autoweek entitled “Can’t We Just Get Rid of Ethanol?” by comedian Jay Leno, Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, released the following statement: “This commentary from Jay Leno should go down as the


Fuels America Launches the “Clean, Secure, American Energy” Campaign

As America marks the 102nd anniversary of tax breaks for oil companies this week, the Fuels America coalition is launching a “Clean, Secure American Energy” campaign that will highlight the success of the Renewable Fuel Standard. The “Clean, Secure, American Energy”

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Petroleum Exports Reach New Record in 2014

The Energy Information Administration’s December Petroleum Supply Monthly data show exports of U.S. noncrude petroleum products averaged 3.8-million barrels per day last year – up 347-thousand barrels per day from 2013. This is a new record high. December 2014 exports

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Ag Leaders Call On Presidential Hopefuls To Support Clean Energy Future

Prominent leaders from agriculture’s diverse value chain issued an open letter to policymakers and presidential hopefuls attending the first ever Iowa Ag Summit, urging them to consider Iowa’s renewable energy record in wind, solar and biofuels as an example for

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Oil Rallies as Libya, Iran News Raise Supply Risks

Crude-oil futures rebounded on Tuesday, with prices for Brent leading the charge higher as violence in Libya and concerns surrounding Iran’s nuclear program raised risks to global oil supplies. Crude-oil futures for delivery in April settled at $50.52 a barrel,

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Growth Energy Holds 6th Leadership Conference

last week in Phoenix, featuring appearances by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative Darci Vetter. Growth Energy Board of Directors co-chair Jeff Broin delivered a “Chairman’s Report” outlining the current state of the


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Closing Comments

Closing Comments Corn Corn futures firm late, suggesting a range-bound market ahead of Tuesday’s USDA data release. Rains continue to support good yields in Brazil’s safrinha corn region. Recently dry areas are picking up timely showers, supporting good crop development.


Jim Riley Market Review for 3/27/2015

Agriculture today is not what it was a decade ago and the futures market that is at the heart of the world farm economy has changed dramatically in just the past few years. Electronic trading and speculative funds have rendered