ASTM creates first standard for midlevel ethanol blends

A new midlevel ethanol blend standard recently completed by scientific standards development body ASTM International could serve as the missing link necessary for blender pumps to become widely used in all U.S. states.
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Novozymes built new enzyme plant in U.S. due to tax credit

Novozymes inaugurated its enzyme plant in Blair, Neb., on May 31. One day later, Monroe joined Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in a conference call to discuss the importance of the Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit.
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Iowa corn checkoff increase could help midlevel ethanol efforts

Iowa corn growers will decide July 10 whether the state corn checkoff should be increased. The Iowa Corn Promotion Board uses funds collected on education, research and market development activities related to corn, including ethanol.
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ACE to hold 25th conference in Omaha, Aug. 8-10

The American Coalition for Ethanol has adopted the theme, "Proud History, Bright Future," for its upcoming 25th annual ACE Ethanol Conference, Aug. 8-10 in Omaha, Neb.
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Georgia plant gains access to $20 million revolving credit

Southwest Georgia Ethanol LLC, a 100 MMgy corn-ethanol plant in Camilla, Ga., has been approved for a $20 million secured revolving credit facility from AloStar Bank of Commerce.
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Grain sorghum ethanol could qualify as advanced biofuel

If finalized as proposed, the EPA would consider ethanol produced from grain sorghum using biogas and CHP at a dry mill plant as an advanced biofuel, allowing its production to generate D5 RINs.
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EPA denies oil's request to waive cellulosic RFS, lawsuit pending

The EPA denied the petroleum industry's request to retroactively waive the 2011 cellulosic biofuel volume requirements under the RFS on May 22, noting that the group's issues had been addressed in the proposed rule.
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Paper outlines ways to reduce energy use at ethanol plants

The Great Plains Institute recently released a white paper outlining various methods that could be utilized by existing dry-mill corn ethanol plants to improve their efficiency rates and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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