Biofuel trade groups comment on EPA’s proposed consent decree

Biofuel trade organizations have submitted comments to the U.S. EPA regarding its recently announced proposed legal agreement that sets specific deadlines for establishing 2014, 2015 and 2016 volume requirements under the renewable fuel standard.
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EPA: Nearly 8 million cellulosic RINs were generated in April

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for April, reporting that more than 1.44 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 7.82 cellulosic RINs.
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REX reports profitable first quarter

REX American Resources Corp. has released first quarter financial results, reporting net sales and revenue of $105.2 million, down from $155.9 million during the same quarter of the prior year. The company did, however, report a profitable quarter.
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Ethanol industry weighs in on API E0 claims

Several ethanol trade associations have weighed in on recent announcements by the American Petroleum Institute regarding demand for E0 and the use of E10 in marine and small engines.
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Protec Fuel opens E15 station near Orlando

Protec Fuel has announced E15 is now available in the Orlando, Florida, metro area. The fuel blend is being offered by Protec and Kissimmee Citgo. The fuel station, located in Kissimmee, Florida, is owned by Mid-State Energy Inc.
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IRENA publishes renewable energy jobs report

The International Renewable Energy Agency has announced 7.7 million people worldwide were employed by the renewable energy industry in 2014, including, 822,000 jobs in biomass, 381,000 jobs in biogas, and 1.788 million in liquid biofuels.
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CropEnergies reports increased ethanol production

European Ethanol producer CropEnergies AG has released financial results for the fiscal year ended Feb. 28, reporting that ethanol production increased 20 percent last year, reaching 1.06 million cubic meters.
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UNICA: Producers prioritize hydrous ethanol production in April

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced producers in the country's south-central region have prioritized hydrous ethanol production since the beginning of the season.
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RFA: Retail gas prices unaffected by RFS RIN credits

Retail gasoline prices from 2013 through the first quarter of 2015 were unaffected by prices for renewable identification number (RIN) credits that are used to demonstrate compliance with the renewable fuel standard (RFS).
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Taurus Energy, Lallemand announce agreement

Lund, Sweden-based Taurus Energy AB and Canadian-based Lallemand have signed an agreement for collaboration with respect to the development, marketing, sale and licensing of Taurus' Gen 2 XyloFerm yeast platform on the U.S. market.
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Poet selects Aras for enterprise product lifecycle management

Aras recently announced that Poet has selected the Aras PLM Solution Suite to drive product development and engineering best practices, improve processes and product tracking, and improve visibility into product-related data.
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Air Liquide commissions carbon dioxide plant at Calgren facility

Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP has commissioned a carbon dioxide liquefaction plant in Tulare County, California. The new 450 ton-per-day facility is one of three carbon dioxide liquefaction facilities owned and operated by Air Liquide in the state.
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UN SE4ALL announces global bioenergy initiative

UN FAO, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Carbon War Room, KLM, Novozymes and the UN Foundation partner to scale up the sustainable bioenergy solutions to meet the global need for sustainable energy.
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RFA, USGC, Growth Energy participate in mission to Japan

Representatives of the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the U.S. Grains Council recently traveled to Tokyo to follow up on an industry market assessment of the potential to export U.S. ethanol to Japan.
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RFA honored by Transcaer for ethanol education safety initiatives

The Renewable Fuels Association was recently awarded the 2014 Transcaer Achievement Award. This is the third year in a row that RFA has been awarded this honor as it continues working to ensure first responders have the proper training and resources.
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EIA: Nonpetroleum share of transportation energy growing

In the United States, petroleum is by far the most-consumed transportation fuel. But recently the share of fuels other than petroleum for U.S. transportation has increased to its highest level since 1954.
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Lincolnway Energy releases first quarter financial results

Lincolnway Energy LLC has announced its unaudited financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2015.The company reported a net loss of $255,856 for the quarter, compared to net income of $4.3 million for the same three-month period of 2014.
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Industry Events

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

Industry Jobs

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