EPA renewable fuel standard management scrutinized at hearing

U.S. EPA Acting Administrator Janet McCabe fielded dozens of hard questions and endured heavy scrutiny during a June 18 hearing held to discuss the agency’s management of the federal renewable fuel standard (RFS).
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Green Plains Partners launches IPO

Green Plains subsidiary to provide ethanol and fuel storage, terminal and transportation services by owning, operating, developing and acquiring ethanol and fuel storage tanks, terminals and other assets.
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79% in Sully County SD approve rezoning for ethanol plant

Ring-Neck Energy and Feed clears two hurdles, getting voter approval for its challenged zoning permit and notice from EPA that the plant meets GHG reduction requirements.
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Farmers, biofuel industry call on Congress to leave RFS alone

On June 17, Fuels America hosted a press call during which farmers and representatives of the biofuel industry discussed how legislative changes to the renewable fuel standard would threaten America’s security, consumers, climate and rural economy.
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Taurus Energy poised to bring 2nd generation yeast to U.S. market

A company based in Lund, Sweden, recently received a welcome notification from the U.S. EPA, indicating the company’s 90-day Microbial Commercial Activity Notice review has been completed without objections.
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Illinois economists examine long-term trajectory of proposed RVO

University of Illinois economists Scott Irwin, Darrell Good continue their analysis of the implications of the EPA's proposed RVO, this time through 2022.
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Weekly U.S. ethanol production ties previous record

The U.S. ethanol industry has tied its previous record for weekly ethanol production, with the U.S. Energy Information Administration reporting an average of 992,000 barrels per day of production the week of June 5.
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ePURE releases annual report on state of EU ethanol industry

ePURE, the European renewable ethanol association, has released its annual 2015 State of the Industry Report, which illustrates that although the industry has faced a difficult year, there are reasons to be optimistic the situation will improve.
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Queensland considers ethanol mandate

The government of Queensland, Australia, has announced plans to implement a 2 percent ethanol mandate, beginning in July 2016. A similar mandate is planned for biodiesel, however an exact percentage has not been proposed.
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Comment period open on proposed discretionary changes to BCAP

The USDA has announced its intent to prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS) to assess the potential environmental consequences associated with proposed discretionary changes to the Biomass Crop Assistance Program.
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Syngenta extends donation commitment to Prime the Pump Fund

Syngenta announced today that it will donate approximately $600,000 to the Prime the Pump Fund. Prime the Pump is an ethanol industry initiative created to help retailers cover the cost to install fueling infrastructure.
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Iowa delegation calls on EPA to hold hearing on RFS in Iowa

The entire Iowa delegation, led by Rep. David Young, R-Iowa, on June 15 pressed the U.S. EPA to host a public hearing in Iowa on the proposed renewable fuel standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs).
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Gevo lands marine endorsement for isobutanol

Gevo has received an endorsement for the use of its renewable isobutanol by the marine industry from the National Marine Manufacturers Association.
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USGC: Aquaculture summit encourages diversification of feed

Growth of aquaculture operations meant to help meet customer demand from the 1 billion people who rely on fish as their primary protein source is also encouraging diversification of feed ingredients, including distillers dried grains with solubles.
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Bioproducts industry contributes $369 billion to U.S. economy

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the release of a new report that shows the U.S. biobased industry is generating substantial economic activity and American jobs. It builds on the "Why Biobased?" report released by the USDA in October.
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DOE initiatives launch as part of Clean Energy Investment Summit

The Department of Energy has announced several new and expanding initiatives as part of the administration's Clean Energy Investment Summit, including the launch of a Clean Energy Impact Investment Center.
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Stockholders approve merger of Pacific Ethanol and Aventine

Pacific Ethanol Inc. and Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings Inc. announced their respective stockholders approved the proposed merger of the two companies at separate meetings held June 11. Completion of the merger is expected to be effective July 1.
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USDA accepting applications for biofuels infrastructure funding

The USDA's Commodity Credit Corp. has announced that all 50 states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., may now apply for up to $100 million in grants under the Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership.
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