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September 22, 2017

EPA: 20.4 million cellulosic RINs generated in August

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for August, reporting that nearly 1.76 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 20.4 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

September 22, 2017

IRFA: Magellan to offer E15 at all Iowa fuel terminals

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Magellan Midstream Partners is now offering pre-blended E15 at many terminals across the U.S., including all Magellan terminals that service Iowa. The availability of pre-blended E15 means stations without blender pumps can now offer the fuel blend. READ MORE

September 21, 2017

UK proposes to increase biofuel obligations, cap crop-based fuels

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. Department for Transport has published proposals that aim to increase the amount of renewable fuel in the transportation energy mix and make several other changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation. READ MORE

September 21, 2017

MBA rewards E15 drivers in Minnesota

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association and KS95 FM teamed up on Sept. 20 to reward drivers who fueled up with E15 (Unleaded Plus) at Bona Bros Minnoco in Fridley. Twelve drivers who switched to E15 were rewarded during the event. READ MORE

September 21, 2017

Enzyme’s worth to biofuels shown in latest NREL research

BY National Renewable Energy Laboratory An enzyme discovered at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory proves adept at breaking down cellulose fibers regardless of whether their crystalline structure is simple or highly complex. READ MORE

September 20, 2017

Censky, McKinney nomination hearing addresses biofuels, RFS

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry held a hearing on the nomination of Stephen Censky at deputy secretary of agriculture and Ted McKinney as under secretary of agriculture for trade and foreign agricultural affairs. READ MORE

September 20, 2017

DOE announces integrated biorefinery optimization projects

BY U.S. Department of Energy U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry recently announced that the U.S. Department of Energy has selected eight projects to negotiate for up to $15 million in total DOE funding to optimize integrated biorefineries. READ MORE

September 20, 2017

Minnesota high school students visit Highwater Ethanol

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Eleven students from Red Rock Central High School traveled across town on Sept. 15 to visit Highwater Ethanol to learn about renewable energy production. The tour was organized by the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association. READ MORE

September 19, 2017

UNICA reports increased ethanol sales in late August

BY Erin VoegeleUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released data for the second half of August, reporting increased ethanol sales. Ethanol production during the second half of August was up 3.15 percent, with 1.77 billion liters manufactured. READ MORE

September 19, 2017

Renewable fuel standards can help Canada reduce GHG emissions

BY Conference Board of Canada Canada's ethanol mandate has played a key role in reducing the carbon intensity in gasoline. Maintaining renewable fuel standards can be an integral part of Canada's transition to a low-carbon future, according to the Conference Board of Canada. READ MORE

September 19, 2017

ePURE: Europe’s ethanol industry produces low-carbon fuel

BY ePURE European renewable ethanol association (ePURE) members produced 5.2 billion liters of ethanol and 4 million metric tons of high-protein animal feed in 2016, according to new audited data released by the industry association. READ MORE

September 18, 2017

Senators ask Lighthizer to resolve Brazilian tariff issue

BY Erin VoegeleA bipartisan group of senators, led by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is calling on U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to work with the Brazilian government to end a recently reinstated tariff on ethanol imports. READ MORE

September 18, 2017

Enerkem begins commercial production of cellulosic ethanol

BY Enerkem Inc. Enerkem Inc. has begun commercial production of cellulosic ethanol at its commercial-scale facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The company has been producing and selling biomethanol since 2016, and is now converting that biomethanol into ethanol. READ MORE

September 18, 2017

Clariant licenses Sunliquid technology to Enviral

BY Clariant Clariant and Enviral, an ethanol producer in Slovakia, have signed a license agreement on Sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology. Enviral plans to develop a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant at its existing Leopoldov site in Slovakia. READ MORE

September 15, 2017

Franken drafts Farm Bill Energy Title featuring funding increases

BY Erin VoegeleOn Sept. 7, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., introduced a package of legislation he hopes will serve as the basis for a new energy section of the next Farm Bill. The legislation increases investments in popular energy programs. READ MORE

September 15, 2017

USGC: Taiwan pledges to purchase corn, DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Members of the 2017 Taiwan Agricultural Goodwill Mission pledged Sept. 13 to purchase 5 million metric tons (197 million bushels) of U.S. corn and 500,000 tons of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) between 2018 and 2019. READ MORE

September 15, 2017

North Carolina ethanol distribution project to celebrate opening

BY Selma Planning and Economic Development Office In North Carolina, the town of Selma’s Planning and Economic Development Office has announced plans to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 26 to celebrate the the Selma Ethanol Project, an ethanol unit train-to-pipeline distribution system. READ MORE

September 14, 2017

CARB to hold workshop on proposed LCFS amendments Sept. 22

BY Erin VoegeleThe California Air Resources Board has announced plans to hold a public workshop to discuss proposed amendments to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard on Sept. 22. Members of the public can participate in the event via webcast or teleconference. READ MORE

September 14, 2017

DOE funding helps commercialize promising energy technologies

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy announced $19.7 million in funding to help businesses move promising energy technologies from the DOE’s national laboratories to the marketplace. Several bioenergy projects were among those that received funding. READ MORE

September 14, 2017

RFA: Early end to summer E15 RVP limit was helpful in many states

BY Renewable Fuels Association In a typical September, the U.S. EPA’s onerous summer restriction on selling E15 would end this weekend. But with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma wreaking havoc on the nation’s fuel market, this September has been anything but typical. READ MORE

September 14, 2017

ACE reminds retailers annual E15 restrictions lifted Sept. 15

BY American Coalition for Ethanol The American Coalition for Ethanol is reminding retailers they can resume offering E15 to drivers of all gasoline-powered 2001 and newer passenger vehicles after the low-Reid vapor pressure (RVP) season ends Sept. 15. READ MORE

September 14, 2017

ACE hosts market development webinar

BY American Coalition for Ethanol The American Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty hosted a webinar Sept. 12 that covered the organization’s market development work and highlighted legislative and policy priorities. READ MORE

September 13, 2017

EIA increases 2017, 2018 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has increased its 2017 and 2018 ethanol production forecasts. The U.S. is now expected to produce 1.03 million barrels of ethanol per day this year, increasing to 1.04 million barrels per day next year. READ MORE

September 13, 2017

Flint Hills installs MSC technology at Fairmont, Nebraska, plant

BY Flint Hills Resources Construction is underway at Flint Hills Resources's Fairmont, Nebraska, ethanol plant to install Maximized Stillage Co-Products, a bolt-on technology that will allow the plant to produce a high-protein feed ingredient from distillers grains. READ MORE

September 13, 2017

Researchers invent novel process for extracting sugars from wood

BY University of Delaware A University of Delaware research team has invented a more efficient process for extracting the sugars from wood chips, corn cobs and other organic waste. The feedstock could serve as a substitute for petroleum used in consumer goods. READ MORE

September 13, 2017

Edeniq supports LCFS pathway for corn kernel fiber ethanol

BY Edeniq Inc. Edeniq Inc. recently submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board supporting final approval of Little Sioux Corn Processors’ application under California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard for a pathway for cellulosic ethanol. READ MORE

September 12, 2017

WASDE forecasts corn production up, corn use for ethanol down

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA has increased the 2017-’18 outlook for corn production in the September edition of its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, noting greater feed and residual use, higher ending stocks and lower prices are also expected. READ MORE

September 12, 2017

Growth Energy kicks off advocacy summit in Washington, D.C.

BY Growth Energy Growth Energy is holding its annual advocacy conference in Washington, D.C., this week, bringing together over 150 leaders in the ethanol industry from across the country to champion the association’s policy priorities on Capitol Hill. READ MORE

September 12, 2017

IRFA: E15 now available at 135 stations across Iowa

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association In recent weeks four Iowa retailers have added E15 as a new fuel choice at 10 stations. Kwik Star added E15 to seven stations, while Kum & Go added the fuel blend at one station. Two independently owned stations also began offering E15. READ MORE

September 21, 2017

Opinion: Measured Change

BY Tom Bryan FROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: Editor in Chief Tom Bryan previews the magazine, including feature articles about healthy investment risk, funding options, lab innovations, biotechnology advancements, the next generation of ethanol enthusiasts and more. READ MORE

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