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April 20, 2017

Iowa legislature renews blender pump funding

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association The state's lawmakers have voted to secure another year of funding for a blender pump program that has successfully led to millions of dollars’ worth of investment in new pumps and equipment for higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel. READ MORE

April 20, 2017

Gevo enters into exchange agreement with senior secured lender

BY EPM Staff Colorado-based Gevo has reached an agreement with its senior secured lender that will improve its balance sheet and allow the company to pursue the necessary financing to produce biojet fuel, renewable gasoline and isobutanol in Luverne, Minnesota. READ MORE

April 21, 2017

Opinion: Europe Needs More Than Words to Decarbonize Transport

BY Emmanuel Desplechin ePURE's secretary general outlines the European ethanol organization's discussion points in the face of Commission proposals that would cap crop-based biofuels. He writes the Global Scene column appearing in the May print edition. READ MORE

April 20, 2017

Opinion: Let’s Not Forget Carbon Just Yet

BY Ron Alverson Life-cycle modeling for ethanol needs to be updated to reflect big improvements in corn's GHG emissions profile, Alverson writes in the May print issue's Clearing the Air column. READ MORE

April 21, 2017

In Depth: Intersecting Trends of Oil and Ethanol

BY Patrick C. Miller Oil industry consultants discuss the impact of shale oil production growth and other trends on the ethanol industry. This article appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

April 20, 2017

In Depth: FEW Technical Sessions Planner

BY Tim Portz and Tom Bryan With 30 panels—five at a time—at the world’s largest ethanol conference, attendees must pick their spots. This guide to FEW technical sessions appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

April 19, 2017

In Depth: DCO Extraction Optimization Adapts to Changing Properties of Stillage

BY Jennifer Aurandt Understanding of the variables impacting corn oil extraction is needed as the ethanol industry adopts new process technologies. This contribution appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

April 19, 2017

In Depth: Evaluating Alternative Diversification Options

BY Rob Sauer Ethanol plants need to go beyond calculating return on investment to consider risks and net present value when considering diversification strategies. This contribution appears in the May print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

April 19, 2017

Opinion: The Advantage of a Macro Business View

BY Donna Funk Business Matters columnist from K-Coe Isom runs down the list of critical items to watch regarding employment rules, benefits and taxes as 2017 unfolds. READ MORE

April 13, 2017

ACE outlines ethanol priorities to EPA on regulatory reform

BY American Coalition for Ethanol ACE files comments to EPA's request for input on regulatory reforms. Comments accepted through May 15. READ MORE

April 13, 2017

Alliance Bio-Products procures feedstock for cellulosic project

BY Staff Report Florida cellulosic ethanol project procures feedstock agreement with Indian River County, fund raising underway to purchase closed Vero Beach ethanol plant. READ MORE

April 13, 2017

Increased ethanol exports needed to absorb production increase

BY Staff Report The share of ethanol exports has more than doubled from the 3 percent share of total U.S. production in 2010 to 6.8 percent in 2016. In 2016, exports reached 1.05 billion gallons, an increase of 26 percent from the previous year. READ MORE

April 12, 2017

D3Max pilot test results at ACE Ethanol exceed expectations

BY BBI International Initial pilot testing conducted at ACE Ethanol in Stanley, Wisconsin, indicates yields from xylose exceed 90 percent of theoretical yield and overall sugar production better than targeted in D3MAX fiber-to-cellulosic ethanol process. READ MORE

April 12, 2017

RFA plans 4 ethanol safety seminars in South Dakota

BY Renewable Fuels Assoc. Ethanol emergency response training sessions planned in South Dakota at Worthing, Redfield, Brookings and Watertown, during the last week of April. READ MORE

April 11, 2017

Norfolk Southern recognizes ethanol shippers in 2016 safety award

BY Staff Report Railroad names several ethanol producers among 55 customers experiencing no incidents in 2016 in its annual Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award. READ MORE

April 11, 2017

EIA: summer ethanol blending to increase 20,000 barrels per day

BY Susanne Retka SchillSummer gasoline demand and highway travel is expected to increase this summer, in spite of higher average prices, says the EIA's Short-term Energy Outlook. Ethanol blending for Q2 and Q3 expected to increase 1.7 percent. READ MORE

April 11, 2017

WASDE: Corn for ethanol up; offsets keep ending stocks unchanged

BY Susanne Retka SchillIncreases for corn ethanol production keep ending stocks from dropping as USDA projections for feed and residual use are lowered by the same amount in the monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. READ MORE

April 10, 2017

New life infused into proposed Danish cellulosic ethanol plant

BY Staff Report London investment firm commits up to 160 euro to Danish project, if political framework is solved, reviving a consortium including DONG Energy, Novozymes and local utilities. READ MORE

April 10, 2017

Biofuel industry rejects Australian productivity report

BY Queensland RFA Queensland Renewable Fuels Association refutes the negative comments in the recent productivity commission report that said biofuel mandates impose unnecessary costs on farmers and consumers for 'negligible environmental benefit.' READ MORE

April 07, 2017

Ethanol polls show strong RFS support, refuting API ‘push poll’

BY Susanne Retka SchillRFA and Growth Energy cite different polls showing strong support for ethanol and the RFS to counter the American Petroleum Institute's latest poll findings. READ MORE

April 07, 2017

Scientists engineer sugarcane to produce more sugar, oil

BY By Claire Benjamin, Steve Long Lab Research consortium engineers sugarcane to produce oil in its leaves and stems for biodiesel production, creating a dual-purpose crop that simultaneously produces more sugar than conventional varieties. READ MORE

April 06, 2017

DDGS value boosts US inclusion rates, exports to smaller markets

BY Sean Broderick, CHS Commodity report: Plentiful supplies and lack of business from two major importers results in muted prices for distillers grains. READ MORE

April 06, 2017

Military veterans make up nearly one-fifth of ethanol workforce

BY Renewable Fuels Association About 19 percent of people working in ethanol are U.S. military veterans, compared to a national average of 7 percent across all sectors of the workforce. Per 100 workers, the ethanol industry employs twice as many veterans as the oil and gas sector. READ MORE

April 05, 2017

RFA: USDA county-level land use data counters NWF study

BY Geoff Cooper RFA analysis of cropland data in 180 counties where 199 grain ethanol plants are located finds the majority of counties saw cropland reductions as corn ethanol plants were built, refuting environmentalists' claims. READ MORE

April 05, 2017

Biodiesel Magazine goes quarterly to serve growing market

BY BBI International BBI International is pleased to announce that due to a rebounding, growing U.S. biodiesel market, the Grand Forks, North Dakota-based publishing company is increasing print frequency of its second-longest-running publication, Biodiesel Magazine. READ MORE

April 05, 2017

Summer comes into focus as natural gas inventories find bottom

BY Andy Huenefeld, Kinect Energy Group Commodity report: Sliding domestic production combined with rising exports and record usage for power result in the second slowest injection season and an impressive price recovery. READ MORE

April 05, 2017

California ethanol plant to build biodiesel refinery on site

BY Ron Kotrba Pixley, California-based Calgren Renewable Fuels has received a notice of proposed award from the CEC to help fund construction of a supercritical biodiesel plant on site. The ethanol producer is working with technology company Jatrodiesel Inc. READ MORE

April 04, 2017

Aromatics poisoning prompts partnership with Formula Drift racer

BY Urban Air Initiative Urban Air Initiative is partnering with driver Alec Hohnadell this season to educate Formula Drift fans about improving air quality with ethanol. READ MORE

April 04, 2017

Ethanol markets on seasonal upswing anticipating summer driving

BY Rick Kment, Telvent DTN Commodity report: Ethanol markets begin to anticipate increased demand from the summer driving season. Production remains steady based on expected relatively stable corn markets. READ MORE

April 04, 2017

E15 infrastructure bill would add $35.9M to Minnesota GDP

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Assoc. Minnesota biofuels infrastructure bill would provide one-time funding of $12.5 million to install equipment necessary to story or dispense E15, enabling an estimated 150 retail stations to offer the fuel. READ MORE

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