Growth Energy gathers for 6th leadership conference in Phoenix

For the ethanol industry, 2015 is about "moving ahead and moving faster," Growth Energy co-chairman Jeff Broin told attendees in his opening remarks at Growth Energy's sixth annual Executive Leadership Conference Feb. 26-27 in Phoenix.
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Vilsack calls for ethanol industry support of trade negotiations

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack asked for the ethanol industry's support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership in his keynote address at the 2015 Growth Energy Executive Leadership Conference held in Phoenix Feb. 26-27.
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EPA: More than 4 million cellulosic RINs generated in January

The U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for January, reporting that nearly 1.38 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 4.07 million D3 cellulosic biofuel RINs.
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Abengoa reports top year for biofuel business

Abengoa's biofuels segment experienced the best year in its history in 2014 due, in part, to high margins and increased ethanol production and sales, company CEO Manuel Sanchez Ortega reported during the company's 2014 fiscal year financial results.
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EU committee votes to cap first-generation biofuels

On Feb. 24, the Environment Committee of the European Parliament approved a draft law to cap the production of traditional biofuels and accelerate the shift to alternative feedstocks, such as seaweed and waste.
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Biofuel industry criticizes Toomey, Feinstein RFS bill

On Feb. 26, Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced the Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015. The bill, which is cosponsored by Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., aims to alter the renewable fuel standard (RFS).
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DOE announces biomass advisory committee meeting

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee will be held March 5-6 in Washington, D.C. Members of the public are welcome to observe the business of the committee.
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Pigs can regulate sulfur retention when DDGS is included in diet

Researchers at the University of Illinois are investigating the impact of sulfur levels on pigs fed a diet that includes distillers grains with solubles (DDGS). Results show pigs fed DDGS did not have elevated sulfur levels in their organs.
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California GHG reporting obligations extend to ethanol

Graham Noyes, an attorney with Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP, discusses California's Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions program and its impact on ethanol producers and others who do business in the state.
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Byogy Renewables, Gen 2 Energy enter partnership agreement

Byogy Renewables, a biofuels producer based in San Jose, California, has executed a strategic partnership agreement with Gen 2 Energy, an alternative energy company from Ames, Iowa, to develop a more cost-effective biofuel production process.
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Superior Oil granted corn oil extraction patent

Superior Oil, a national full line manufacturer and distributor of chemical and solvents, was awarded a U.S. patent for its innovative approach to extracting corn oil from the ethanol production processes.
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Comet Biorefining secures funding led by Sofinnova Partners

Comet Biorefining Inc. announces the closing of a funding round led by Sofinnova Partners. Comet will use the proceeds to complete the design of its commercial facility, expand the team and continue to develop commercial partnerships.
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Aventine installs corn oil system at Nebraska plant

Aventine Renewable Energy Inc. has announced the successful installation of a $2.4 million Valicor corn-oil separation system at its Nebraska Energy LLC plant in Aurora, Nebraska. The system began operations in early January.
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Raizen reports increased net revenue in quarterly report

Brazil-based Raizen has released financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015, reporting net revenue of R$16.98 billion ($5.9 billion), up from R$14.88 billion during the same period of the prior year.
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Ethanol plants, growers partner with Syngenta

Because higher quality corn means higher ethanol yields, Syngenta is working with ethanol plants to help growers improve grain quality and earn a premium for doing so.
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Novel pretreatment could cut biofuel costs by 30 percent or more

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have invented a novel pretreatment technology that could cut the cost of biofuels production by about 30 percent or more by dramatically reducing the amount of enzymes needed.
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Report provides overview of European biobased economy

A report published by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service's Global Information Network provides an overview of the EU biobased economy and estimated biomass requirements for the production of biofuels, bioplastics, biochemicals and other products.
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Greenbelt Resources offers commercial-scale feedstock testing

Greenbelt Resources Corp. has launched an innovative program offering use of its operating commercial-scale facility to third parties for feedstock feasibility testing services. The services are available confidentially.
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Growth Energy announces new partnership with Mycogen Seeds

Growth Energy has welcomed Mycogen Seeds, the national retail seed company of Dow AgroSciences, as a premiere associate member.
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RFA acquires E85prices.com

The Renewable Fuels Association recently announced that it has acquired E85prices.com, which is a crowdsourced website that offers updated prices for E85 and other ethanol flex-fuels, including E15, from thousands of stations across the country.
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Growth Energy's Buis speaks at Energy Independence Summit

At the 2015 Energy Independence Summit, Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis participated in the "Strategies for Advancing Alternative Fuels Policies" panel. He discussed the critical role the renewable fuel standard plays in achieving energy independence.
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Deinove strengthens its position in the United States

Deinove recently announced it has has been granted a U.S. patent. The patent covers the biofuel production process from cellulosic or hemicellulosic material by a consolidated bioprocess of degradation and fermentation based on Deinococcus bacteria.
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E15 is new to most fuel stations, but not to NASCAR

Fuel with 15 percent ethanol, known as E15, has made its way into south Florida recently. E15 has been approved for sale by the U.S. EPA since January 2011 and has been offered to consumers since July of 2012.
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DOE awards $10 million to develop innovative bioenergy processes

The Energy Department's Bioenergy Technologies Office announces the selection of seven projects across the country to receive up to $10 million to support innovative technologies and solutions to help advance bioenergy development.
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