DOT rule includes new tank car standards, retrofit schedule

The U.S. Department of Transportation has released a final rule unveiling a new enhanced tank car standard and risk-based retrofitting schedule for older tank cars carrying crude oil and ethanol.
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Biofuel industry reacts to API, AFPM letter to EPA

A group of 10 biofuel trade associations and companies recently sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in response to a May 1 letter issued by the American Petroleum Institute and American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers.
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Biofuel industry requests meeting with White House to discuss RFS

A group of 12 biofuel trade organizations and companies recently sent a letter to President Obama, requesting a high-level White House meeting to discuss rulemaking related to the renewable fuels standard (RFS).
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Novozymes releases Q1 results, announces deal with St1 Biofuels

Novozymes recently issued its interim financial report for the first quarter of 2015 and announced a deal to supply enzyme technology to St1 Biofuels for its proposed cellulosic biofuel plant in Finland.
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FEW expected to attract record number of ethanol producers

BBI International recently reported that this year's International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, taking place June 1-4, 2015 in Minneapolis, is set to have the largest number of ethanol producers ever gathered at an industry event.
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Aemetis reports improved margins, demand following first quarter

Aemetis Inc. has released first quarter financial results, reporting revenues of $34.7 million for the quarter, compared to $60.7 million during the same period of the prior year. Gross loss for the quarter was $200,000.
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ADM reports strong Q1 earnings, in spite of weak ethanol margins

Archer Daniels Midland Co. reported solid earnings for the first quarter, even though its corn processing segment was down due to tight ethanol margins. Overall, ADM reported adjusted earnings per share of 77 cents for the quarter.
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Murphy USA reports production, yield increase for Hereford plant

Murphy USA has released financial results for the first quarter, reporting that while the company's Texas ethanol plant generated an operating loss during the first three months of the year, the plant set records in terms of production and yield.
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The Andersons report lower Q1 earnings at 14 cents per share

Net income was down substantially, but still in the black for Ohio-based The Andersons Inc. Its ethanol group achieved record first quarter ethanol production volumes and saw E85 sales progress to a first quarter record as well.
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SIRE releases financial results, expects good financial year

On May 6, Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy LLC announced its unaudited financial results for the three and six months ended March 31, 2015. SIRE reported net income for the six months ended March 31 of $6.9 million, or $519.10 per basic unit.
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Pacific Ethanol installs upgrades at Madera plant

Pacific Ethanol is completing upgrades at its 40 MMgy ethanol plant in Madera, California. The company recently announced corn oil production at the plant has commenced. In addition, an-industrial scale membrane system is scheduled to be installed.
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BIO analysis illustrates impact of RFS delays on investment

The Biotechnologies Industry Organization recently released an analysis that shows delays in renewable fuel standard (RFS) rulemaking by the U.S. EPA over the past two years have chilled investment in advanced and cellulosic fuels.
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Renmatix acquires former Mascoma production unit

Renmatix has acquired existing assets of the former Mascoma Corp.'s 56,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Rome, New York. The new feedstock processing facility utilizes proprietary Plantrose process conditions to convert biomass to sugars.
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Fulcrum awards Abengoa EPC contract for 10 MMgy biofuel plant

On May 5, Fulcrum Bioenergy Inc., announced it awarded Abengoa with a $200 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the construction of the Sierra Biofuels Plant, the company’s first waste-to-transportation fuel facility.
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March ethanol corn crush up from February, lags behind January

The corn crush for ethanol was up from the short month of February, but still down a bit from January's corn crush, according to the Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report released May 1 by the USDA.
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Cargill joint venture to install FQPT systems in Brazilian plant

SJC Bioenergia, a joint venture between Cargill and Group USJ, has purchased Fluid Quip Process Technology's systems to integrate corn ethanol production at its sugar-cane ethanol facility located in Quirinopolis, Brazil.
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Ethanol industry contributes $2.34 billion to Minnesota economy

Minnesota's ethanol industry accounted for $2.34 billion of the state's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2014, according to a new study by ABF Economics. The study also concludes the industry supported 18,630 full time jobs in the state last year.
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Gevo, Alaska Airlines sign renewable jet fuel agreement

Gevo Inc. recently announced that it has signed a strategic alliance agreement with Alaska Airlines to purchase Gevo's renewable jet fuel and fly the first-ever commercial flight on alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ).
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Report explains how bioenergy supports sustainability goals

According to an international report on bioenergy and land use, informed management of bioenergy crops can alleviate factors contributing to food insecurity, as well as provide practical avenues to achieve a wide variety of benefits.
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Kum & Go to offer E15 discount at grand opening event in Iowa

Kum & Go recently announced it is offering E15 at its store in Windsor Heights, Iowa. To introduce the new, cleaner-burning fuel, Kum & Go in Windsor Heights will offer E15 for $1.99 per gallon during a May 11 promotion.
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USGC: Upbeat corn outlook prompts focus on market access

As U.S. corn farmers kick their planters into high gear, signals on the ground, in the sky and in the markets look promising for the 2015 crop. Planting progress is ahead of schedule in Kansas, Minnesota and the Dakotas.
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Urban Air Initiative partners in Clean Fuels Omaha campaign

The Urban Air Initiative joined with a broad cross section of public and private interest groups supporting the call for more aggressive regional pollution control measures in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area.
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Industry Events

WEBINAR: Developing a Successful Plan and Attracting Investors to Your Biofuels Project (Part 2)

May 13-13, 2015
BBI Project Development's Webinar Series
2:00 PM CDT, COST: FREE

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 1-4, 2015
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

October 26-28, 2015
Hilton Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

2016 International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 11-14, 2016
Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, North Carolina

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