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September 20, 2017

Opinion: Ethanol: Gasoline on Steroids for Motorcycles

BY Bob Dinneen FROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: The RFA supports the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally every year. This was the first year motorists had access to a permanent E10 fueling station at the event. READ MORE

September 19, 2017

Opinion: Biofuels Have Central Role in Low-Carbon Economy

BY Bliss Baker FROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: As the only commercially available and immediately dispatchable low-carbon transport fuel alternative to crude oil, biofuels are the obvious choice for countries to slash transport sector greenhouse gas emissions. READ MORE

September 18, 2017

Opinion: The Message is Clear: We Must Create Demand

BY Doug Durante FROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: Growth above 15 billion gallons will require new markets and widespread understanding of ethanol's carbon-reduction value. READ MORE

September 17, 2017

In Depth: It’s All in the Risk

BY Lisa Gibson FROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: The ethanol industry has been conservative on risky investments since its most recent downturn, experts say. But innovating, expanding and diversifying are important and can be done prudently. READ MORE

September 18, 2017

In Depth: Evaluating Funding Options

BY Keith Loria FROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: Funding options are generally best-suited to specific types of projects. The money is out there –– producers just need to figure out which source is the right fit for them. READ MORE

September 19, 2017

In Depth: Innovation in the Lab

BY Susanne Retka Schill FROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: Ethanol laboratories use HPLCs to find issues early in fermentation, but increasingly have been using the data for process optimization. READ MORE

September 20, 2017

In Depth: Engineering and Evolution in Biotechnology

BY Lisa Gibson FROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: Advancements in yeast optimization are gaining momentum. New companies are entering the space and veterans are improving their processes. READ MORE

September 21, 2017

In Depth: The ‘Cool’ Fuel

BY Ann Bailey FROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: Multiple trade groups and ethanol companies offer internships, contests and events to get young people interested in biofuels. The next generation is drawn to ethanol's environmental and economic benefits. READ MORE

September 14, 2017

In Depth: Scaling Up Without Wall Street

BY Daniel de Liege FROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: Alliance Bio-Products’ chairman provides a detailed account of hurdles cleared and decisions made in the development of the company’s cellulose-to-sugar process. READ MORE

September 08, 2017

USGC brings Mexican media to US to learn about ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Grains Council arranged for a group of Mexico-based energy and economy media members to travel to Denver and Chicago in August to learn about U.S. ethanol production, integration in the agricultural economy, and regulations and standards. READ MORE

September 07, 2017

Ethanol groups testify at EPA hearing on CAFE-GHG standards

BY Erin VoegeleGrowth Energy, the American Coalition for Ethanol and the Renewable Fuels Association recently testified at at hearing held by the U.S. EPA to reconsider greenhouse gas emissions standards for model year 2022-2025 light-duty vehicles. READ MORE

September 07, 2017

Biofuel groups demand US government respond to Brazilian tariff

BY U.S. Grains Council, Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association, and the U.S. Grains Council are calling upon the U.S. government to develop an immediate response to Brazil’s newly implemented tariffs on U.S. ethanol imports. READ MORE

September 06, 2017

USDA: 455 million bushels of corn consumed for ethanol in July

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has released the September edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, announcing total corn consumed for alcohol and other uses reached 509 million bushels in July. READ MORE

September 06, 2017

DMT to supply desulfurization process to California AD facility

BY Erin VoegeleDMT Clear Gas Solutions recently announced that Calgren Dairy Fuels LLC is going to install DMT’s desulfurization technology, Sulfurex BR. The anaerobic digestion facility is located adjacent to Calgren Renewable Fuels LLC, a 55 MMgy ethanol plant. READ MORE

September 06, 2017

USGC: Work with Canadian producers spurs US DDGS sales

BY U.S. Grains Council The U.S. Grains Council is helping capture Canadian demand for quality feed ingredients by working with livestock producers one-on-one to demonstrate the continued advantages of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). READ MORE

September 05, 2017

Vietnam to lift suspension of US DDGS imports

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Grains Council has announced that Vietnam is lifting its suspension of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) imports and easing fumigation requirements for U.S. corn and wheat imports. READ MORE

September 05, 2017

Trump nominates Northey to serve as USDA under secretary

BY Erin VoegelePresident Donald Trump has announced his nominations for three USDA posts, including the nomination of Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey to serve as under secretary for farm production and conservation. READ MORE

September 01, 2017

RFS comment period closes, more than 44,000 comments submitted

BY Erin VoegeleThe comment period on the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2018 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard, along with the 2019 RVO for biomass-based diesel, closed Aug. 31. More than 44,000 comments were filed. READ MORE

September 01, 2017

USGC Nutrition Conference in Peru addresses DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council Industry experts and end-users shared technical knowledge and practical experience using U.S. corn, distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and sorghum during a Regional Nutrition Conference conducted in August in Peru. READ MORE

September 01, 2017

Spinning plant waste into carbon fiber for cars, planes

BY American Chemical Society Using plants and trees to make paper or ethanol leaves behind a residue called lignin that often gets burned or tossed into landfills. Now, researchers are transforming lignin into carbon fiber that can be use to build car or aircraft parts. READ MORE

August 31, 2017

Rex expects improved corn prices, ethanol demand in third quarter

BY Erin VoegeleRex American Resources has released financial results for the second quarter ended July 31, reporting net sales and revenues of $108.7 million, down 6 percent compared to the $115.7 million reported during the second quarter of last year. READ MORE

August 31, 2017

RFA: Hurricane Harvey fuel waiver should relax E15 restrictions

BY Renewable Fuels Association In a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, the Renewable Fuels Association said the full potential of the agency's Aug. 30 fuel waiver "can only be realized if EPA relaxes certain additional regulatory requirements related to the sale of E15.” READ MORE

August 31, 2017

American Ethanol Mystic Team wins Top Gun honors

BY Growth Energy Last weekend, Don Onken’s American Ethanol Mystic Powerboat recorded the fastest time at the 2017 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, earning “Top Gun” honors for the third year in a row. READ MORE

August 31, 2017

Japan’s ag ministry director visits Guardian Energy

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association The Deputy Director for Food Security at Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Kimihiko Eura, recently toured Guardian Energy in Janesville to learn about renewable fuel production in Minnesota. READ MORE

August 31, 2017

BETO evaluations presented at 2017 program management review

BY U.S. Department of Energy Following Bioeconomy 2017: Domestic Resources for a Vibrant Future, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office’s annual conference, BETO held its 2017 Program Management Review in Arlington, Virginia. READ MORE

August 30, 2017

EPA expands Hurricane Harvey fuel waiver

BY Lisa GibsonThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has expanded its Reid vapor pressure waiver to avoid fuel supply disruptions in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The waiver is effective immediately. READ MORE

August 30, 2017

Japan considers allowing US ethanol to meet biofuel mandate

BY Erin VoegeleJapan recently filed a report with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network, noting the government plans to maintain its 500 million liter (132.09 million gallon) mandate for biofuels through at least 2022. READ MORE

August 30, 2017

SIRE releases fiscal third quarter financial results

BY Erin VoegeleSouthwest Iowa Renewable Energy recently released financial results for its third fiscal quarter of 2017, the three months ended June 30. The company reported net income of $1.9 million for the quarter, or $144.74 per basic unit. READ MORE

August 30, 2017

D3MAX signs contract for design of first commercial plant

BY BBI International Pilot testing of D3Max LLC's patented corn fiber-to-ethanol process has been successful and is allowing D3MAX to move to the next stage of commercial deployment, the design of a full-scale D3MAX plant at Ace Ethanol LLC. READ MORE

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