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February 09, 2018

Green Plains produces record 340.8 million gallons during Q4

BY Erin VoegeleGreen Plains Inc. has released fourth quarter 2017 financial results, reporting the company produced a record 340.8 million gallons of ethanol during the three-month period, up from 334.2 million gallons during the fourth quarter of 2016. READ MORE

February 09, 2018

Biofuels feedstock study supports billion-ton estimate

BY South Dakota State University Researchers are trying to determine if farmers can produce at least 1 billion tons of biomass per year that can be used as biofuels feedstock, according to North Central Regional Sun Grant Center Director Vance Owens. READ MORE

February 08, 2018

EIA maintains 2018, 2019 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has published the February edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its January forecast that ethanol production will average 1.03 million barrels per day in both 2018 and 2019. READ MORE

February 08, 2018

SIRE reports reduced revenue, increased ethanol production

BY Erin VoegeleSouthwest Iowa Renewable Energy has released financial results for the fiscal first quarter of 2018, reporting net income of $1.2 million, or $88.62 per unit, down from $5.6 million, or $422.60 per unit, for the same period of the previous year. READ MORE

February 08, 2018

ACE elects 2018 executive committee

BY American Coalition for Ethanol During its first quarter meeting, the American Coalition for Ethanol board of directors elected its officers and executive committee members for 2018. Duane Kristensen of Chief Ethanol Fuels has been elected to serve as president of the board. READ MORE

February 07, 2018

Novozymes reports solid sales growth for bioenergy segment

BY Erin VoegeleNovozymes has released 2017 financial results, reporting solid sales growth. Overall, the company achieved 4 percent organic sales growth. In the bioenergy segment, sales grew by 11 percent for the full year and 14 percent during the fourth quarter. READ MORE

February 07, 2018

ADM releases 2017 results, expects increased ethanol exports

BY Erin VoegeleArcher Daniels Midland Co. has released fourth quarter financial results, reporting reduced operating profit for the quarter and full year. Profits in the bioproducts segment, which includes ethanol, were down for the fourth quarter, but up for 2017. READ MORE

February 07, 2018

Enerkem raises its largest financing round, adds new investors

BY Enerkem Inc. Enerkem Inc. has completed a C$280 million ($222.82 million) investment round—its largest to date. In addition to new investors BlackRock and Sinobioway, existing investors also participated in this financing. READ MORE

February 07, 2018

RFA to host 8 ethanol safety seminars in Kentucky in February

BY Renewable Fuels Association The Renewable Fuels Association and Transcaer are hosting eight ethanol safety seminars in Kentucky this month. The seminars are funded through a Federal Railroad Administration/Transcaer grant, in partnership with the Paducah & Louisville Railway. READ MORE

February 06, 2018

Grassley: RFS has minimal impact on success of refineries

BY Erin VoegeleSen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has released a memo produced by his energy policy staff that finds that RFS blending requirements and the cost of RINs have little to do with the success of refineries and were not factors in the PES bankruptcy. READ MORE

February 06, 2018

US exported a record 1.37 billion gallons of ethanol in 2017

BY Renewable Fuels Association Government data released Feb. 6 confirms that U.S. ethanol exports set a new record in 2017, with an astonishing 1.37 billion gallons shipped to more than 60 countries around the world. The 2017 export total was up 17 percent from 2016. READ MORE

February 06, 2018

ICM: Corn ethanol opportunities in South America continue to grow

BY ICM Inc. South America is home to some of the world's largest producers of ethanol and has a long tradition of biofuels consumption. As the region's renewable energy policies evolve, ICM Inc. intends to provide solutions and services for the growing demand. READ MORE

February 06, 2018

RFA: Harvard professor says RVP parity will lower RIN prices

BY Renewable Fuels Association A recent paper from Harvard University Professor James H. Stock argues that the most direct way of lowering RIN prices is for the U.S. EPA or Congress to provide parity in the regulation of gasoline volatility (RVP) for E10 and E15. READ MORE

February 05, 2018

USDA: Corn use for ethanol up in December

BY Erin VoegeleCorn use for fuel alcohol production reached 487 million bushels in December, up 2 percent from November and up 3 percent when compared to December 2016, according to the USDA's February Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report. READ MORE

February 05, 2018

Ocean Park: Biofuels mergers and acquisitions hit a lull in 2017

BY Ocean Park The North American biofuels industry experienced the fewest merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions in recent history in 2017. For the year, just six M&A transactions occurred, with a total estimated value of more than $100 million. READ MORE

February 05, 2018

RFA: 31 states broke through so-called ‘blend wall’ in 2016

BY Renewable Fuels Association Data released by the U.S. Department of Energy shows that gasoline consumed in 31 states contained more than 10.0 percent ethanol on average in 2016, proving once again that the so-called “E10 blend wall” continues to crumble. READ MORE

February 05, 2018

Novozymes launches yeast platform for corn ethanol production

BY Lisa GibsonToday, well-known enzyme developer Novozymes launches Drive, the first product from its Innova yeast platform for corn ethanol production. READ MORE

February 02, 2018

UNICA reports increased hydrous ethanol sales

BY Erin VoegeleUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced increased sales of hydrous ethanol during the first half of January. Total ethanol production for the current season is up slightly when compared to the previous season. READ MORE

February 01, 2018

Valero: Ethanol net income down, ethanol production volumes up

BY Erin VoegeleValero Energy Corp. has released fourth quarter financial results, reporting the company’s ethanol segment earned $37 million of operating income during the final three months of last year, down from $126 million during the same period of 2016. READ MORE

February 01, 2018

BP Verenium Biofuels plant up for sale

BY Erin VoegeleThe BP Verenium Biofuels plant in Jennings, Louisiana, is being offered for sale. The 1.4 MMgy demonstration-scale facility celebrated its grand opening in 2008, and was acquired by BP Biofuels North America in mid-2010. READ MORE

February 01, 2018

ACE: New video answers why retailers add E15

BY American Coalition for Ethanol The American Coalition for Ethanol announced the release of the fourth video in its series of fuel marketer-focused videos on the flexfuelforward.com website Jan. 31. The series addresses common marketer questions about E15 and flex fuels. READ MORE

February 01, 2018

IBBR to investigate how to protect poplar from disease

BY University of Maryland IBBR The Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research has been awarded a $1.1 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to elucidate the mechanism of rust pathogenesis in poplar in an effort to engineer durable resistance the biofuel crop. READ MORE

February 15, 2018

Opinion: Catalysts, Cleaning and Cook

BY Tom BryanFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Editor in Chief Tom Bryan previews the magazine, including features about a catalyst to convert carbon dioxide to ethanol, bacterial control, biofilm removal and liquefaction efficiency. READ MORE

February 14, 2018

Opinion: E15 Continues to Build Momentum

BY Mike O’Brien FROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Growth Energy's Mike O'Brien outlines efforts and advances in the E15 market. READ MORE

February 13, 2018

Opinion: Ambitious Policies Position Canadian Biofuels for Growth

BY Jim Grey FROM THE MARCH ISSUE: Jim Grey, of Renewable Fuels Canada, discusses Canada's biofuels success and what's coming. READ MORE

February 12, 2018

Opinion: The Wisdom of Thumper

BY Ron Lamberty FROM THE MARCH ISSUE: ACE's Ron Lamberty reviews a letter the Petroleum Marketers of America recently sent to the Federal Trade Commission. READ MORE

February 15, 2018

In Depth: Next-Level Nanoscience

BY Lisa GibsonFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: The accidental discovery that a carbon, nitrogen and copper-based catalyst can convert carbon dioxide to ethanol shows potential. READ MORE

February 14, 2018

In Depth: Prevention-Control Partnership

BY Tim AlbrechtFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: A regimen of cleaning and antibiotics is vital for success in the fight against bacterial contamination. But the industry is evolving to include the use of more natural treatment options. READ MORE

February 13, 2018

In Depth: Sticking To It

BY Lisa GibsonFROM THE MARCH ISSUE: The Food Safety and Modernization Act limits options for biofilm control, but chemical and service providers have overhauled their product lines and treatment avenues to comply. READ MORE

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