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July 14, 2017

Thailand decreases 2036 renewables goal by 37 percent

BY Staff Report Thailand reduced its renewable and alternative energy target for 2036 by 37 percent as it grapples with uncertainty in molasses and cassava feedstock production. READ MORE

July 14, 2017

Australian government announces support for biorefinery project

BY Erin VoegeleThe Australian government has announced support for a $60 million proposed biorefinery that is expected to produce electricity, raw sugar and ethanol from sugarcane. Blue agave may also be used as a feedstock. READ MORE

July 27, 2017

Opinion: Closing In On Cellulosic

BY Tom BryanTom Bryan, president and editor in chief of Ethanol Producer Magazine, discusses the U.S. EPA's recent RFS rule, the cellulosic biofuels industry, and the 2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. READ MORE

July 26, 2017

Opinion: Pushing for Year-Round Access to E15

BY Bob Dinneen The Renewable Fuels Association has been pushing for a change that would ensure consumers have year-round access to E15. READ MORE

July 25, 2017

Opinion: NASCAR, Growth Energy Salute Our Veterans

BY Emily Skor At Growth Energy, honoring our military is a tradition and, on July 1, we were proud to work with our partners at NASCAR and Richard Childress Racing to publicly express gratitude for our military service members, past and present. READ MORE

July 24, 2017

Opinion: Better to Burn Out Than Fade Away?

BY Ron Lamberty Ron Lamberty, senior vice president at the American Coalition for Ethanol, discusses a recent statement by Eddie O’Connor, CEO of Mainstream Renewable Power, that “Fossil fuels have lost. The rest of the world just doesn’t know it yet.” READ MORE

July 21, 2017

Opinion: Decarbonizing Transportation to Meet Climate Goals

BY Leticia Phillips As nations around the world begin implementing their Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris Agreement, decarbonizing transportation becomes increasingly important in limiting global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius. READ MORE

July 20, 2017

Opinion: What’s In a Number?

BY Dave VanderGriend Some people hate math, while others have a talent for it that comes from a love of numbers. In either case, as the ethanol industry seeks to increase its demand and market share, it is unavoidably a numbers game—one that can get confusing. READ MORE

July 13, 2017

MSW Consulting launches energy recovery system

BY Haley Olson Siouxland Ethanol reports a 17.8 percent reduction in natural gas use during its first month using MSW Consulting Inc.’s energy recovery system (MER), which recovers low-quality energy from dryer exhaust and transforms it into steam energy. READ MORE

July 13, 2017

EIA revises 2018, 2018 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has reduced its ethanol production forecasts in its July Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting production will average 1.02 million barrels per day in 2017 and 1.01 million barrels per day in 2018. READ MORE

July 13, 2017

Cutting the cost of ethanol, other biofuels and gasoline

BY Rutgers University Experts at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Michigan State University have demonstrated how to design and genetically engineer enzyme surfaces so they bind less to cellulosic biomass, reducing enzyme costs in biofuels production. READ MORE

July 26, 2017

In Depth: Inside the Cellulosic Industry

BY Susanne Retka Schill and Ann Bailey FROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: Ethanol Producer Magazine provides an update on 10 cellulosic ethanol projects around the world striving for continuous, large-scale production. READ MORE

July 25, 2017

In Depth: FEW: Challenges and Possibilities

BY Lisa GibsonFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: Presentations and trade show conversations at the 2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo centered around technology, policy barriers and hope for the future of the ethanol industry. READ MORE

July 24, 2017

In Depth: Processing Pathways

BY Lisa GibsonFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: Interest in cellulosic ethanol from corn fiber is piqued, as technology providers improve on their processes, increasing revenue stream possibilities for producers. READ MORE

July 24, 2017

In Depth: Biofilm: A Hidden Threat

BY Andrew Ledlie FROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: Biofilm on heat transfer surfaces in ethanol plant cooling water systems can cause corrosion, reducing efficiency and equipment lifespan. READ MORE

July 12, 2017

EPA schedules hearing on RFS proposal for Aug. 1

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has announced plans to hold a public hearing Aug. 1 in Washington, D.C., for its recently released rule to set 2018 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard, along with the 2019 RVO for biomass-based diesel. READ MORE

July 12, 2017

USDA increases 2017-‘18 corn production estimates in July WASDE

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA has released the July edition of its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, predicting larger corn supplies, greater feed and residual use and higher ending stocks for 2017-’18. READ MORE

July 12, 2017

Rice aids in the study of biofuel feedstocks

BY U.S. Department of Energy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Rice is a model for studies of candidate bioenergy grasses such as sorghum, switchgrass, and miscanthus. To optimize crops for biofuel production, scientists are seeking to identify genes that control key traits, including yield. READ MORE

July 11, 2017

Alliance Bio-Products gains USDA approval to buy Ineos Bio plant

BY Staff Report Alliance Bio-Products Inc. has received approval from the USDA to purchase an existing cellulosic ethanol plant in Vero Beach, Florida. The purchase includes the 8 MMgy plant, about 143 acres, equipment and vehicles. READ MORE

July 11, 2017

RFA: Celebrating 5 years of E15 in the marketplace

BY Renewable Fuels Association Five years ago this week, 15 percent ethanol (E15) blends debuted in the marketplace, offering consumers a new lower-cost, higher-octane fuel option at the pump. On July 10, 2012, Kansas became the first in the nation to offer E15. READ MORE

July 11, 2017

Oh resigns from REG, Howard appointed interim president, CEO

BY Ron Kotrba Longtime leader of Renewable Energy Group Inc., Daniel J. Oh, resigned from his position as president and CEO July 3. Biodiesel Magazine spoke with newly appointed interim president and CEO Randy Howard on Oh's departure and REG's new leadership. READ MORE

July 11, 2017

Solving a sweet problem for renewable biofuels and chemicals

BY Arizona State University Arizona State University scientists are harnessing the trial-and-error power of evolution to coax nature into revealing how to convert biomass into biobased products by test-tube evolving bacteria to ferment biomass sugars. READ MORE

July 10, 2017

USDA: Corn consumed for fuel ethanol production up in May

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA recently published the July edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, showing corn consumed for fuel alcohol production reached 452 million bushels in May, up 3 percent from April and 6 percent from May 2016. READ MORE

July 10, 2017

Stanford scientists discover new path to ethanol production

BY Staff Report Scientists from Stanford have discovered a process they say could produce ethanol without corn or crops. The new process uses three basic components: water, carbon dioxide and electricity, delivered through a copper catalyst. READ MORE

July 10, 2017

IndianOil, LanzaTech to build gas-to-ethanol facility in India

BY LanzaTech Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. (IndianOil), India’s flagship national oil company and, LanzaTech, carbon recycling company, have signed a statement of intent to construct the world’s first refinery off gas-to-bioethanol production facility in India. READ MORE

July 07, 2017

UNICA reports reduced exports of ethanol in early June

BY Erin VoegeleUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently announced mills in the south-central region produced 5.81 billion liters (1.53 billion gallons) from the start of the current harvest season through June 16. READ MORE

July 07, 2017

Pacific Ethanol to acquire Illinois Corn Processing

BY Haley Olson Pacific Ethanol will acquire Illinois Corn Processing for $76 million, which includes $15 million in working capital, according to Pacific Ethanol. The transaction is expected to close this month. READ MORE

July 06, 2017

USDA: No actions under Feedstock Flexibility Program during Q3

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA Commodity Credit Corp. recently announced that it does not expect to purchase sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program during the third quarter of this year. The program encourages the production of biofuels from surplus sugar. READ MORE

July 06, 2017

Opinion: Charts reveal why oil companies hate the RFS, E15

BY Bob Dinneen Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, responds to the American Petroleum Institute's reaction to the U.S. EPA's proposed rule to set 2018 renewable volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

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