Poet-DSM announces grand opening for Project Liberty

Poet-DSM has planned a Sept. 3 grand opening celebration at the Project Liberty cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsberg, Iowa. It's a milestone many have been waiting for eagerly.
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Gevo provides update on side-by-side operations in Q2 results

Gevo inc. has released second quarter financial results, reporting revenues of $7.7 million, up from $1.9 million during the same period of 2013. The company attributes the increase to the production and sale of ethanol and distillers grains.
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Recent ethanol production volumes among highest recorded levels

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the August issue of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, reporting that ethanol production has averaged approximately 940,000 barrels per day over the past three months.
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Novozymes reports strong growth in bioenergy sales

Novozymes has released financial results for the first half of the year, reporting that sales growth was in line with expectations. Organically, sales grew by 8 percent. EBIT grew by 19 percent and EBIT margin reached 28.1 percent.
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Murphy USA reports record quarterly net income for ethanol plant

Murphy USA Inc. recently announced financial results for the second quarter, reporting that income from its Hereford, Texas, ethanol plant set a quarterly record. The company reported $8.8 million of net income from ethanol production at the facility
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Report forecasts growth in Brazil's ethanol output

An annual report on Brazil's biofuel sector has been filed with the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service's Global Agricultural Information Network, predicting Brazilian ethanol production will increase 5 percent next year.
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Irwin RINs analysis points to rollback of proposed RFS cuts

The ratio between D6 ethanol renewable identification numbers (RINs) and D4 biodiesel RINs are primary clues indicating the market expects the U.S. EPA to roll back its proposed cuts to the renewable fuels standard (RFS).
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USDA: New switchgrass variety promises more biofuel at lower cost

The release of a new type of switchgrass specifically designed for bioenergy generation has been announced by USDA researchers and their partners. The cultivar "Liberty" can yield 8 tons of biomass per acre.
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Study shows ethanol impact on retail ag service sales

Ethanol production in North Dakota generates significant income for retail agricultural service and supply dealers, roughly $700 million a year, according to a study recently released by North Dakota State University.
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ICM announces startup of ACA Bio ethanol plant in Argentina

ICM Inc. is pleased to announce the successful start-up and commissioning of the dry-mill corn ethanol plant designed for ACA Bio Cooperative Limitada. The plant is located in Villa Maria, which is in the central province of Cordoba, Argentina.
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Researcher: Regulations needed to identify invasive feedstocks

In response to the need to prevent invasive species, researchers at the University of Illinois have developed both a set of regulatory definitions and provisions and a list of 49 low-risk biofuel plants from which growers can choose.
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CRFA member first to bring E85 to western Canada

The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association congratulates Arcade Station, Western Canada's only gas station selling E85 Ethanol fuel, on its opening in Vancouver.
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Groups advocate for biogenic emissions framework in letter

More than 100 organizations recently partnered to issue a letter to John Podesta, counselor to President Obama, urging his support in the release of the U.S. EPA's biogenic accounting framework.
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Corn use for ethanol likely to top 5 billion bushels this year

Corn use for ethanol production is likely to hit 5.1 billion bushels for the current marketing year, based on current estimates of 14.1 billion gallons of ethanol production, said University of Illinois ag economist Darrel Good in a recent analysis.
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Green Plains announces share repurchase program, doubles dividend

Green Plains Inc.'s board of directors has approved a share repurchase program of up to $100 million of the company's shares of common stock effective immediately, and has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 8 cents per share on its common stock.
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USDA projects corn yield at record 167.4 bushels per acre

The USDA survey-based yield forecast in the August supply/demand report pegs corn yield at a record 167.4 bushels per acre, up 2.1 bushel from last month's projection. The new forecast projects a record corn crop of 14.032 billion bushels.
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