Aventine plant now successfully running on corn

With the recent announcement that Aventine Renewable Energy Inc. has successfully restarted its 45 MMgy ethanol plant in Aurora, Nebraska, the company has now attained its goal of restarting four Aventine facilities.
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ADM highlights strong ethanol margins in Q2 results

Archer Daniels Midland Co. has announced second quarter financial results, reporting that operating profit for its bioproducts division increased by $44 million, reaching $141 million for the quarter, driven by strong demand and good margins.
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The Andersons report quarterly record for ethanol operations

The Andersons Inc. has released financial results for the second quarter, reporting record operating income of $33.9 million for its Ethanol Group. The Ethanol Group also had record E85 sales and increased distillers dried grains and corn oil sales.
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EPA proposes further extension of 2013 RFS compliance deadline

The U.S. EPA is extending the 2013 renewable fuel standard (RFS) compliance deadlines for a third time, setting the compliance reports and attest engagement report deadlines 30 days and 90 days following the publication of the 2014 RFS, respectively.
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ACE conference kicks off with welcome from Gov. Dayton

More than 200 attendees made the trip to the 2014 American Coalition of Ethanol conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Gov. Mark Dayton delivered opening remarks at the event's welcome reception, setting the tone for the conference.
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Power by People: ACE discusses the next chapter for ethanol

The American Coalition for Ethanol revealed a new campaign at its annual conference centered on the slogan "Power by People." The campaign aims to change the way people fundamentally think about the ethanol industry.
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Producers share revolutionary efforts at corn ethanol plants

Corn ethanol producers at the 2014 American Coalition for Ethanol conference spoke on how they are differentiating themselves from the pack through the addition of biodiesel, renewable diesel and cellulosic ethanol production.
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Retailer roundtable: Giving people the choice of higher blends

Much discussion of the E10 blend wall was to be found at the 2014 American Coalition of Ethanol conference. The last day of events began with retailers who were able to get over the wall and install equipment to sell E15 and E85.
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DDG manufacturers seek better understanding of FSMA compliance

A popular breakout session at the 2014 American Coalition for Ethanol conference discussed the potential impacts the Food and Drug Administration's Food Safety Modernization Act may have on plant operations.
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Thin stillage, potential for valuable biobased products

University of Minnesota researchers spoke about their efforts to recover valuable biobased products from thin stillage in corn ethanol plants during the 2014 American Coalition for Ethanol conference.
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Comment period opens on PHMSA rail transportation safety proposal

The 60-day public comment period on a proposed rule that aims to improve the safety of rail transportation of flammable materials, particularly crude oil and ethanol, is now open. The comment period closes Sept. 30.
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USDA report aims to provide uniform method for GHG assessment

The USDA recently published a report that provides uniform scientific methods for quantifying the changes in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and carbon storage from various land management and conservation activities.
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E15, E85 now available at Murphy USA locations in Iowa

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association has announced Murphy USA has just converted four stations to now offer E15, E85 and biodiesel in Iowa, providing Iowa motorists with more low-cost, cleaner-burning fueling options.
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Fulcrum Bioenergy, Cathay Pacific announce strategic investment

Cathay Pacific Airways has announced that it is the first airline investor in Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. as part of the airline's biofuel strategy and to help it achieve a target of carbon-neutral growth from 2020.
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Economist analyzes RIN generation: 2014 pace will meet need

Analyzing the past six months of U.S. EPA reports on renewable identification number generation, University of Illinois economist Nick Paulson suggests obligated parties don't expect the EPA's 2014 volumes to be as low as the EPA's proposed levels.
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Bioenergy week planned in Ontario

Canadian Bioenergy Association, the Forest Products Association of Canada, Lakehead University, Confederation College and the Biomass Innovation Centre of Nipissing University are partnering to offer a full-slate of events from Sept. 8-13 in Ontario.
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Dyadic, CIMV to collaborate on second generation biofuels

Dyadic International Inc. recently announced that it has signed a collaboration agreement to commercialize second generation biofuel and bio-based chemical technology with Compagnie Industrielle de la Matiere Vegetale.
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Purdue: Cover crops make stover more sustainable, profitable

Farmers using cover crops as a soil conservation method can remove much more corn stover per acre for biofuels or other uses and at the same time potentially increase their income, Purdue University research shows.
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UC Riverside engineers develop new biofuel production technology

A team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have developed a versatile, relatively non-toxic, and efficient way to convert biomass into biofuels and biobased chemicals.
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Ethanol safety seminars planned in Alabama and Kansas

The Renewable Fuels Association will host several Ethanol Safety Seminars this month in Alabama and Kansas. Alabama seminars are scheduled for Aug. 7 and Aug. 8. Kansas seminars will be held Aug. 11-12 and, Aug. 13.
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October 13-14, 2014
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June 1-4, 2015
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