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September 23, 2016

UNICA: Ethanol production at 16.46 billion liters through August

BY Erin VoegeleUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced mills in the country’s south-central region crushed 38.31 million tons of sugarcane during the second half of August, down 14.56 percent when compared to the first half of the month. READ MORE

September 23, 2016

China issues preliminary duties against US DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council, the Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy China’s Ministry of Commerce has issued a preliminary determination claiming that U.S. dried distillers grains with or without solubles (DDGS) are being dumped and have caused injury to China’s DDGS industry. READ MORE

September 23, 2016

USDA ARS: Tapping sorghum's genetic potential

BY Dennis O'Brien, USDA Agricultural Research Service An Agricultural Research Service plant geneticist has developed new genetic resources that allow the breeding of sorghum varieties with higher grain yields and greater resistance to diseases and pests. READ MORE

September 23, 2016

Ethanol prices gain on counter-seasonal supply shift

BY Rick Kment, DTN Ethanol futures gained renewed buyer support through the last week of September with traders focusing on higher corn prices and tighter ethanol supplies. READ MORE

September 23, 2016

Long, hot summer buoys natural gas prices

BY Andy Huenefeld, U.S. Energy Widespread heat that has lingered well into the beginning of the traditional fall shoulder season has kept natural gas prices propped up and sent nearby futures to 20-month highs. READ MORE

September 22, 2016

EPA approves efficient producer pathway for Poet plant

BY Erin VoegeleOn Sept. 19, the U.S. EPA approved an efficient producer pathway petition for Poet Biorefining – Lake Crystal, bringing the total number of plants to receive pathway approvals under the efficient producer program to approximately 62. READ MORE

September 22, 2016

Court rules several GS Cleantech patents unenforceable

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana has issued an order finding problems with certain GS CleanTech Corp. patents that are subject to multiple lawsuits filed by the company against many ethanol plants and technology providers. READ MORE

September 22, 2016

Assobari sugarcane producer organization earns RSB certification

BY Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Assobari is the first organization of sugar cane producers in Brazil to earn the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials certification. The RSB certification is for the production of sugarcane by 62 farmers and approximately 1,860 hectares. READ MORE

September 21, 2016

Ethanol industry advocates for tax credit extensions

BY Erin VoegeleGrowth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association and Advanced Biofuels Business Council are among 52 organizations that signed a Sept. 20 letter addressed to congressional leadership advocating for a multi-year extension of expiring tax provisions. READ MORE

September 21, 2016

Study: Gas becomes stale before water uptake becomes a concern

BY Renewable Fuels Association A new study by the Department of Energy is providing fresh insight into a decades-old debate about the impacts of ethanol-blended gasoline on water uptake and “phase separation” in small and off-road engines. READ MORE

September 21, 2016

Petrobras to exit biofuel production business

BY Erin VoegeleOn Sept. 20, Brazil-based Petrobras announced plans to withdraw from biofuel production as part of a new strategic plan. The company did not elaborate on future plans for its biofuel assets within its announcement. READ MORE

September 21, 2016

Enerkem CEO receives 2017 Clean16 sustainability award

BY Enerkem Inc. Enerkem Inc., a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer based in Canada, is pleased to announce that Vincent Chornet has been named in the prestigious 2017 Clean16 awards by the Delta Management Group and the Clean50 organization. READ MORE

September 21, 2016

In Depth: Turning CO2 Emissions into Fuel

BY Gary C. Young Process combines carbon dioxide, water and lignin into syngas. READ MORE

September 20, 2016

EPA: 15.63 million cellulosic RINs generated in August

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for August, reporting more than 1.76 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 15.63 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

September 20, 2016

Borregaard invests in ethanol plant upgrade

BY Borregaard Borregaard has decided to invest NOK 63 million ($7.61 million) in a project which includes an upgrade of the bioethanol plant and a facility to capture and store biogas. Construction is expected to start during the second half of 2016. READ MORE

September 20, 2016

ACE ad buy urges congress to act on RVP legislation

BY American Coalition for Ethanol The American Coalition for Ethanol has kicked-off a two week ad campaign in Environment & Energy Publishing, a Washington DC-based media outlet with five daily online publications and a daily video webcast for energy and environmental policy leaders. READ MORE

September 20, 2016

Growth Energy: Tom Buis receives America’s Fuel Award

BY Growth Energy On Sept. 19, former Growth Energy CEO and current co-chairman of the Growth Energy board of directors, Tom Buis, was presented with the America’s Fuel award. The award is the highest honor given by Growth Energy. READ MORE

September 20, 2016

RFA hosting 2 ethanol safety seminars in Illinois Sept. 27

BY Renewable Fuels Association The Renewable Fuels Association is hosting two free ethanol safety seminars later this month in Benton, Illinois. The seminars will be held on Sept. 27 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. CT or 5:30 p.m.–10 p.m. CT at the Benton Fire Department. READ MORE

September 20, 2016

Sandia: Turning ubiquitous lignin into high-value chemicals

BY Sandia National Laboratories Lignin has frustrated scientists for years. With the help of an unusual soil bacteria, Sandia National Laboratories researchers believe they now know how to crack open lignin, which could transform the economics of biofuel and ethanol production. READ MORE

September 20, 2016

Shimadzu announces new integrated HPLC ethanol analyzer

BY Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has announced the release of its new bioethanol analyzer. Based on the popular Prominence-i integrated HPLC platform, the analyzer is an advanced tool for real-time monitoring of the fermentation process. READ MORE

September 19, 2016

BIO releases report on renewable chemical progress, opportunities

BY Erin VoegeleThe Biotechnology Innovation Organization recently released a report documenting substantial, ongoing growth in the renewable chemical industry and outlining federal and state policies that support the industry. READ MORE

September 19, 2016

Higher ethanol blends can alleviate gas shortages, price spikes

BY Growth Energy A Sept. 9 leak in the Colonial pipeline has resulted in gasoline shortages and price spikes. As workers act to fix the leak and remediate the environmental consequences, Growth Energy notes higher ethanol blends can help mitigate those issues. READ MORE

September 19, 2016

E85 fuels Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay

BY Indiana Corn Marketing Council Indiana corn farmers are helping power the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay as sponsors of the E85 fuel keeping the torch burning brightly as it travels through Indiana’s 92 counties over 35 days. READ MORE

September 16, 2016

USDA: No FY 2017 sugar purchases expected under FFP

BY Erin VoegeleIn September, the USDA Commodity Credit Corp. announced it does not expect to purchase and sell sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program during fiscal year 2017. The USDA sold surplus sugar to bioenergy producers under the program in 2013. READ MORE

September 16, 2016

Several bioenergy projects receive SBIR funding

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA recently announced $7.4 million in grants will be awarded to 76 small businesses through the Small Business Innovation Research program. The USDA also indicated the SBIR program is currently accepting Phase I grant applications. READ MORE

September 16, 2016

Growth Energy celebrates E15 Day with U.S. governors, mayors

BY Growth Energy Growth Energy joined some of America’s top biofuel champions for a celebration marking the expansion of consumer access to E15. Consumer access to E15 was marked with proclamations in Iowa, Minnesota and North Carolina. READ MORE

September 16, 2016

Indian Oil, Praj sign MOU for second generation ethanol

BY Praj Industries Indian Oil Corp. Ltd., India’s flagship national oil company, has selected Praj Industries Ltd., a Pune-based global process solutions leader, as its technology partner for setting up multiple second generation (2G) bioethanol plants. READ MORE

September 16, 2016

Propel Fuels: California leads nation in low carbon fuels

BY Propel Fuels California's Big Oil-disrupting climate-change policies have been extended to 2030, and the state now leads the nation in low carbon fuel retail volumes with more than 14 million gallons of E85 Flex Fuel sold in 2015. READ MORE

September 15, 2016

Fuel stations to resume offering E15 on Sept. 16

BY Erin VoegeleThe ethanol industry is celebrating the ability of fuel retail stations to again offer E15 to customers for use in all 2001 and newer vehicles beginning Sept. 16. Retailers are currently prohibited from selling E15 from June 1 through Sept. 15. READ MORE

September 15, 2016

API calls for RFS repeal rather than point of obligation change

BY Erin VoegeleThe American Petroleum Institute recently spoke out against efforts to move the point of obligation under the renewable fuel standard (RFS). Rather that changes to the point of obligation, the API is calling for repeal or major reform of the RFS. READ MORE

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