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July 29, 2016

USDA offers funds for biorefineries to convert to bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA Rural Business Cooperative Service is soliciting applications under the Repowering Assistance Program to encourage the use of renewable biomass to replace fossil fuels used for process heat or power at eligible biorefineries. READ MORE

July 29, 2016

Ag investment banker to headline Export Exchange

BY Renewable Fuels Association Christopher Nolan Sr., PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance, will be the keynote speaker for Export Exchange 2016, scheduled for Oct. 24 to 26 in Detroit. READ MORE

July 28, 2016

DOE seeks input on cellulosic sugar, lignin production

BY Erin VoegeleThe DOE is seeking input from industry, academia, national laboratories and other stakeholders in the biofuels and bioproducts industries regarding cellulosic sugar and lignin production capabilities. READ MORE

July 28, 2016

Pacific Ethanol has record 2016 second quarter sales

BY Ann BaileyPacific Ethanol reported record sales of $422.9 million for the second quarter of 2016, an 86 percent increase over the $227.6 million in sales the company reported in Q2 2015. Q2 2016 sales were a record 232.2 million gallons of ethanol. READ MORE

July 28, 2016

DuPont reports Q2 earnings, stockholder approval of merger

BY Susanne Retka SchillDuPont announced second-quarter 2016 operating earnings of $1.24 per share on sales of $7.1 billion. Shareholders for both DuPont and Dow Chemical approved the merger of equals. READ MORE

July 27, 2016

EPA: More than 1.7 billion RINs generated in June

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for June, reporting that more than 1.7 billion RINs were generated during the month, bringing the total for the first half of the year to nearly 9.21 billion. READ MORE

July 27, 2016

Syngenta provides update of Enogen activity in financial results

BY Erin VoegeleSyngenta has released financial results for the first half of 2016, reporting sales of $7.1 billion, down 2 percent at constant exchange rates and 7 percent at actual rates. Net income was $1.06 billion, down 13 percent. EBITA was $1.77 billion. READ MORE

July 27, 2016

RFA kicks off ethanol industry FSMA training in Omaha

BY Renewable Fuels Association On July 27 in Omaha, Nebraska, the Renewable Fuels Association kicked off the first of four training sessions designed to help ethanol and distillers grains producers comply with impending Food Safety Modernization Act requirements. READ MORE

July 26, 2016

Valero: Operating income of ethanol business up in second quarter

BY Ann BaileyValero’s ethanol division reported $69 million of operating income in the second quarter of 2016, $39 million less than the second quarter of 2015, but up $60 million when compared to the first quarter of this year. READ MORE

July 26, 2016

USDA announces application periods for loan guarantee program

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA is accepting applications for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program, which provides loan guarantees of up to $250 million to develop, construct and retrofit commercial-scale biorefineries. READ MORE

July 26, 2016

USGC: Mexican ethanol producers set sights on sorghum

BY U.S. Grains Council A U.S. Grains Council trade team of Mexican ethanol producers visited Kansas and Texas last week as part of program designed to engage interest in U.S. sorghum for production of the biobased fuel. READ MORE

July 26, 2016

ePURE: EU should strengthen existing biofuel sustainability rules

BY ePURE A European Court of Auditors report published recently has found that there are a number of gaps in the European Commission’s existing biofuels sustainability certification framework. READ MORE

July 25, 2016

EPA approves efficient producer pathways for 6 Poet plants

BY Erin VoegeleIn late June, the U.S. EPA approved efficient producer pathways for six Poet ethanol plants, bringing the total number of plants to receive pathways approvals under the efficient producer program to approximately 60. READ MORE

July 25, 2016

RFA hosting July 30 ethanol safety seminar in Nebraska

BY Renewable Fuels Association The Renewable Fuels Association is hosting an ethanol safety seminar July 30 in Adams, Nebraska. Attendees will receive information on training techniques that emergency responders and hazmat personnel need to respond to ethanol-related emergencies. READ MORE

July 25, 2016

Arkansas railroad to offer ethanol unit train solution

BY Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Genesee & Wyoming Inc. recently announced that beginning this fall, its Arkansas Midland Railroad Company Inc. subsidiary will offer the first ethanol unit train solution for the North Little Rock and surrounding gasoline-blending markets. READ MORE

July 25, 2016

Natural gas burn from power generators hits record levels

BY Andy Huenefeld, U.S. Energy Intense heat across populous areas of the U.S. in the second half of July has fueled record usage of natural gas from power generators READ MORE

July 25, 2016

DDGS prices weaken with corn price slide

BY Sean Broderick, CHS As the corn crop progresses, and the futures prices slip with improving conditions, DDGS values have been sliding as well. READ MORE

July 25, 2016

Ethanol futures tumble on lower production costs

BY Rick Kment, DTN Sharp losses developed in ethanol futures during the last month with traders extremely cautious concerning recent pressure in corn prices as well as consistent losses in other energy markets throughout July. READ MORE

July 25, 2016

Potential for big crop pressures corn prices

BY Jason Sagebiel and Geoffrey Utecht , INTL FCStone The July WASDE Repot showed a one-half million acres increase in planted corn due to the increase shown on June 30t which increased domestic production estimates by 110 million bushels to 14.54 billion bushels. READ MORE

July 22, 2016

DOE to fund projects combining biofuel and engine research

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced its intent to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled “Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines.” The initiative’s approach combines the previously independent areas of biofuels and combustion. READ MORE

July 22, 2016

RFA: Washington state’s proposed CAR ignores biofuel benefits

BY Renewable Fuels Association Washington state’s proposed clean air rule fails to recognize the climate benefits associated with biofuels and in fact penalizes their use, the Renewable Fuels Association told the Washington Department of Ecology in comments submitted July 22. READ MORE

July 22, 2016

DOE funds study on biorefinery waste use, renewable bioproducts

BY Texas A&M AgriLife Research The U.S. Department of Energy has granted $2.5 million for a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study to find ways to use biorefinery waste to make new, marketable products. Much of the study will focus on ways to make plastic materials from lignin. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

Billion-Ton Update authors discuss report findings

BY Anna Simet On July 19, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute held a briefing to discuss the U.S. Department of Energy's 2016 Billion-Ton Update, its methodology and data collection strategies, findings and goals. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

Report features data on EU ethanol market

BY Erin VoegeleA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of the European Union’s biofuel market, including data on ethanol. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

Scientists harness CO2 to consolidate biofuel production process

BY Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Carbon dioxide has emerged as a new secret ingredient in the recipe for making ethanol, and that addition represents a major step forward in streamlining the biofuel production process. READ MORE

July 20, 2016

US ethanol production sets new weekly record

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. ethanol industry set a new weekly ethanol production record the week ending July 15, with production reaching an average of 1.029 million barrels per day, according to information published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. READ MORE

July 20, 2016

Branstad honored for biofuels leadership

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, the nation's longest serving governor, was recently honored by renewable fuels industry leaders, the Governors' Biofuels Coalition and the National Governors Association at a breakfast commemorating his biofuel leadership. READ MORE

July 20, 2016

Access to ethanol-blended fuels continues to increase in Indiana

BY Indiana Corn Marketing Council Sixteen ethanol blender pumps will soon be available at gas stations in Allen County and LaPorte County thanks to funding from Indiana Corn Marketing Council and the Indiana Office of Energy Development. READ MORE

July 19, 2016

Siouxland Ethanol begins $8.5 million expansion project

BY Ann BaileyConstruction is under way on a $8.5 million expansion at Siouxland Ethanol in Jackson, Nebraska. Construction to add two fermenters to the ethanol plant in northeast Nebraska began July 18. Capacity is also being added to the plant's cooling towers. READ MORE

July 19, 2016

Government to launch app to aid renewable energy exports

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Departments of State, Commerce and Energy are inviting suppliers and providers of clean energy, smart grid and energy efficiency solutions to participate in an interactive directory of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions. READ MORE

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