Green Plains reports on profitable quarter, full year

In 2014, Green Plains Inc. produced a record 966 million gallons of ethanol, processed 10 million tons of corn and earned more than $100 million in non-ethanol operating income, and is close to meeting its goal of having zero net term debt.
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ADM strengthens 2014 investor return in spite of lower revenues

Archer Daniels Midland Co. reported adjusted earnings per share for the calendar year 2014 of $3.20, up 37 percent compared to the prior year. That was in spite of total revenues being down from the previous year at $81.2 billion.
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Murphy USA: Hereford ethanol plant achieves record annual income

Murphy USA Inc. has released 2014 financial results, reporting the company's ethanol plant in Hereford, Texas, achieved record annual income of $20.1 million last year, up from $2.9 million in 2013.
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Syngenta reports increased sales for 2014

Syngenta has released 2014 financial results, reporting integrated sales were up 6 percent last year at constant exchange rates, while fourth quarter sales were up 12 percent. EBITDA was $2.9 billion, up 1 percent from 2013.
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House bills aim to alter, eliminate the RFS

On Feb. 4, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., announced the introduction of two bills that aim to alter the renewable fuel standard (RFS), including the RFS Elimination Act, H.R. 703, and the RFS Reform Act, H.R. 704.
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Oregon bills aim to remove sunset date from Clean Fuels Program

Efforts are underway in Oregon to repeal the Dec. 31 sunset date under the state's Clean Fuels Program. Several bills pending in the Oregon legislature aim to remove the sunset date, allowing the program to be implemented past the end of this year.
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Redfield Energy contracts with ICM to install SMT, FST

ICM Inc. is pleased to announce that Redfield Energy LLC has purchased ICM's patent-pending Selective Milling Technology and patent-pending Fiber Separation Technology for their Redfield, South Dakota, ethanol plant.
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Ethanol industry criticizes WRI bioenergy paper

Representatives of the ethanol industry have spoken out to criticize a World Resources Institute paper written by Tim Searchinger and Ralph Heimlich that rehashes previously debunked theories related to food versus fuel and indirect land use change.
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RSB solicits public comments on its principles and criteria

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials has opened a 60-day comment period on a revision of the RSB Principles & Criteria. Comments gathered will inform discussions among RSB members over the forthcoming Version 3.0 of the P&Cs.
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Process could enable on-farm biofuel, animal feed production

The efficient production of both biofuel and animal feed from one crop is now possible, and can be done on a farm without the need for off-site processes. The process is known as solid-state fermentation.
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Fire suppressant provider targets biomass industry

GelTech Solutions Inc., the creator of the patent-pending fire suppressant compound called FireIce, recently began working in the agriculture industry and is now initiating outreach to some biomass producers.
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Energycane varieties look promising for north Louisiana

Louisiana State University AgCenter researchers continue to evaluate energycane varieties planted in north Louisiana as a possible new crop for producers to grow as a biofuel feedstock. Energycane is a cross between sugarcane and its wild relatives.
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IU biologists use bacterium, nitrogen gas to produce ethanol

Indiana University biologists believe they have found a faster, cheaper and cleaner way to increase bioethanol production by using nitrogen gas, the most abundant gas in Earth's atmosphere, in place of more costly industrial fertilizers.
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Ohio Corn Marketing Program to expand ethanol infrastructure

The Ohio Corn Marketing Program, in partnership with the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest and the American Lung Association of the Midland States has announced a new grant funding opportunity to expand ethanol infrastructure.
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