December 26, 2014

Dakota Spirit AgEnergy on track for Q2 startup

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:BusinessAll buildings and major equipment are in place at the 65 MMgy Dakota Spirit AgEnergy under construction in Spiritwood, North Dakota. Staff to move into offices in mid-January and begin preparing for startup. READ MORE

December 26, 2014

USDA GAIN publishes annual report on Canadian ethanol industry

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, BusinessFAS GAIN report highlights the current state of the biofuels industry. Canadian ethanol production to increase 1 percent in 2014, reaching 1.75 billion liters. U.S. imports of 2 billion liters needed to meet mandates. READ MORE

December 26, 2014

EPA seeks nominations for new Agricultural Science Committee

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PolicyNominations due Jan. 30 for the U.S. EPA's new Science Advisory Board Agricultural Science Committee, established in the 2014 Farm Bill to advise EPA on matters impacting farming and agriculture-related industries. READ MORE

December 24, 2014

Yellow Hose program brings price stability to E85 in Michigan

BY Holly JessenFound In:Markets, BusinessA Michigan ethanol plant has had success with its Yellow Hose program, blending E85 and supplying 33 area retailers, as well as sales at an on-site fuel pump. For 15 months the plant has held a $1 spread between E85 and gasoline. READ MORE

December 23, 2014

Minnesota ethanol plant to produce n-butane, acetone in 2016

BY Holly JessenFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe sale of a 21 MMgy corn-ethanol plant closed on Dec. 23. Green Biologics Inc. plans to continue ethanol production until sometime in 2016, when it will transition to n-butanol and acetone. READ MORE

December 23, 2014

SIRE announces year end achievements

BY Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy Found In:BusinessSouthwest Iowa Renewable Energy LLC announced it had paid in full the outstanding convertible subordinated debt held by the company's strategic partners, Bunge North America Inc. and ICM Investments LLC. READ MORE

December 22, 2014

EPA publishes request for substantiations of confidentiality

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has published a notice in the Federal Register requesting substantiations of confidentiality claims from businesses that have submitted reports and transactional information on the renewable fuels standard (RFS). READ MORE


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