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November 20, 2017

USGC, USDA explore future of ethanol exports to India

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Grains Council recently participated in a USDA agricultural trade mission to India, led by new Undersecretary of Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney. READ MORE

November 20, 2017

Livestock producers from Ecuador visit Chippewa Valley Ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleA delegation of livestock producers from Ecuador recently visited the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Co. plant in Benson to get a better understanding of dried distillers grains (DDGs) production. READ MORE

November 20, 2017

GRFA: IEA World Outlook confirms need for biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleBliss Baker, the president of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance, recently responded to the IEA's latest World Energy Outlook by highlighting the clear need for the increased blending of biofuels in transport fuels. READ MORE

November 20, 2017

AURI names Chippewa Valley Ethanol Co. ag innovator of 2017

BY Erin VoegeleThe Agricultural Utilization Research Institute has named The Chippewa Valley Ethanol Co. of Benson, Minnesota, its 2017 Ag Innovator of the Year. The award is the group's highest honor. READ MORE

November 17, 2017

EPA approves Efficient Producer Pathway for LSCP

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has approved an efficient producer pathway for Marcus, Iowa-based Little Sioux Corn Processors, allowing the facility to generate RINs under the Renewable Fuel Standard for non-grandfathered volumes of ethanol. READ MORE

November 17, 2017

House letter to EPA demonstrates support for biofuels

BY Growth Energy Growth Energy applauds Reps. Donald M. Payne, Jr., D-N.J., and Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., and 16 of their House colleagues for calling on U.S. EPA to increase the blending targets for cellulosic biofuels and biodiesel in the final 2018 RVOs. READ MORE

November 17, 2017

To find new biofuel enzymes, it can take a microbial village

BY Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory A new study led by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute demonstrates the importance of microbial communities as a source of stable enzymes that could be used to convert plants to biofuels. READ MORE

November 17, 2017

Morris Area High School students visit CVEC

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Thirty-five students from Morris Area High School toured the 50 MMgy Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company plant Nov. 6 to get a better understanding of homegrown renewable fuel production. The tour was organized by the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association. READ MORE

November 16, 2017

UNICA: Ethanol sales, production increase in late October

BY Erin VoegeleUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced sales of hydrous ethanol continued to increase during the final half of October, reaching a near record high of 839.63 million liters domestically. READ MORE

November 16, 2017

ACE runs ad on Capitol Hill as RFS deadline approaches

BY American Coalition for Ethanol The Nov. 16 edition of the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call features a full-page advertisement placed by the American Coalition for Ethanol encouraging President Trump to tell the U.S. EPA to stand with rural America and protect the RFS. READ MORE

November 16, 2017

Sandia speeds transformation of biofuel waste into wealth

BY Sandia National Laboratories A Sandia National Laboratories-led team has demonstrated faster, more efficient ways to turn discarded plant matter into chemicals worth billions. The team’s findings could help transform the economics of making fuels and other products from biomass. READ MORE

November 15, 2017

USDA: Corn use for ethanol up year-over-year in September

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA has released the November edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, noting corn consumed for fuel alcohol reached 448 million bushels in September, down 7 percent from August, but up 3 percent from September 2016. READ MORE

November 15, 2017

RFA refutes PMAA’s claims in letter to Senate EPW chairman

BY Renewable Fuels Association The RFA says the PMAA's claims that underground storage tanks at fueling stations cannot legally store E15 are “grossly overstated” and the group’s conclusion that RFS volumes should be reduced is “completely unfounded." READ MORE

November 15, 2017

USGC: China reallows exemption from value added tax for US DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council An announcement was posted last week on China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website that the country would again allow U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to be imported without charging an 11 percent value added tax (VAT). READ MORE

November 14, 2017

RFA, Growth Energy, USGC urge suspension of Brazil’s GSP status

BY Erin VoegeleThe Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and U.S. Grains Council are asking U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to suspend Brazil’s designated country status under the Generalized System of Preferences. READ MORE

November 14, 2017

RFA: Automakers approve E15 in nearly 90% of new 2018 vehicles

BY Renewable Fuels Association Nearly 90 percent of new 2018 model year vehicles are explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use E15, according to the results of an annual analysis of warranty statements and owner’s manuals conducted by the Renewable Fuels Association. READ MORE

November 14, 2017

LBDS publishes sixth edition of its Alcohol Textbook

BY Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits has published the 6th edition of its Alcohol Textbook, which has become the industry standard and reference guide in the industry. The new edition spans 602 pages and can be ordered on the LBDS website. READ MORE

November 13, 2017

Aemetis provides update of cellulosic ethanol initiatives

BY Erin VoegeleAemetis Inc. has released third quarter financial results, reporting revenues for its ethanol business grew 6.2 percent when compared to the same quarter of last year. Aemetis CEO Eric McAfee also noted ethanol production increased 4 percent. READ MORE

November 13, 2017

EIA maintains 2017, 2018 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released the November edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its 2017 and 2018 ethanol production forecasts made in its October STEO. READ MORE

November 13, 2017

ACE: Video series on E15 and flex fuel retailers debuts

BY American Coalition for Ethanol The American Coalition for Ethanol announced the first two in a series of fuel marketer-focused videos on the flexfuelforward.com website Nov. 13, part of a campaign to feature real world E15 and flex fuel retailer success stories. READ MORE

November 13, 2017

RFA: Record corn yield underscores RFS success

BY Renewable Fuels Association The November World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates report raised the average corn yield estimate by 3.6 bushels per acre and would best the previous record of 174.6 bushels per acre set in 2016. READ MORE

November 10, 2017

Lawmakers ask FTC to investigate manipulation of RIN markets

BY Erin VoegeleA bipartisan group of six members of Congress wrote to the Federal Trade Commission on Nov. 7 asking the agency to investigate possible market manipulation in the renewable identification number (RIN) market. READ MORE

November 10, 2017

Growth Energy honors veterans

BY Growth Energy In recognition of Veterans Day this Saturday, Nov. 11, Growth Energy extends our deepest gratitude to the men and women who serve our nation in the United States Armed Forces. READ MORE

November 10, 2017

RFA: Ethanol industry a natural fit for veterans

BY Renewable Fuels Association Thousands of veterans have continued to make our nation stronger and more secure by choosing careers in the ethanol industry after leaving military service. In fact, nearly one in five workers in the U.S. ethanol industry is a veteran. READ MORE

November 10, 2017

USGC: Chinese corn, sorghum, DDGS team travels to the US

BY U.S. Grains Council A team of Chinese buyers of corn, sorghum and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) traveled to the United States last month to investigate crop production and quality as well as gain a better understanding of U.S. feed grains and co-products. READ MORE

November 10, 2017

IRFA: Iowans can save more than $1 per gallon with E85

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association In recent weeks, Iowa drivers have had access to exceptionally low E85 prices, in several cases more than $1 cheaper than regular E10. These tremendous savings stem from the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

November 10, 2017

Sweetwater Energy brings lignin-based activated carbon to market

BY Sweetwater Energy Sweetwater Energy’s biomass conversion technology has produced native lignin that can be easily carbonized and activated to make high-end powdered activated carbons for the municipal potable water and home water filters markets. READ MORE

November 09, 2017

Advanced biofuel companies thank Trump for commitment to RFS

BY Erin VoegeleA group of 19 advanced biofuel companies sent a letter to President Trump on Nov. 8 thanking him for his commitment to the Renewable Fuel Standard and outlining the need to set strong advanced and cellulosic targets in the 2018 RFS rule. READ MORE

November 09, 2017

US, Israel partner to develop cellulosic ethanol technology

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy is partnering with Israel’s Ministry of Energy and the Israel Innovation Authority on five energy projects, including one that aims to develop cellulosic ethanol technology. READ MORE

November 09, 2017

Research makes plant waste a viable option in ethanol production

BY University of California-Riverside University of California-Riverside researchers have developed a streamlined process that could finally make the ethanol production cost from abundant second-generation plant wastes competitive with first-generation ethanol made from sugars. READ MORE

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