Gevo announces first pump sales of isobutanol-blended gasoline

Gevo Inc. has announced that Express Lube of Fredericksburg, Texas, is the first U.S. service station to sell gasoline blended with Gevo's renewable isobutanol at the pump. Express Lube has been selling the fuel at over a 50 percent premium to E10.
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Buis to step down as Growth Energy CEO, assume role of co-chair

Growth Energy has announced that CEO Tom Buis has been named as co-chairman of the organization's board of directors. He will continue overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization until a new CEO has been appointed.
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Pacific Ethanol sets second quarter record for ethanol sales

Pacific Ethanol Inc. has released second quarter financial results, reporting the company sold a record 140.7 million gallons of ethanol during the three-month period. Net sales were $277.6 million and gross profit was $6.3 million.
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DuPont: Iowa cellulosic biorefinery mechanically complete

DuPont has released second quarter financial results, reporting an 11 percent drop in sales and a slight increase in earnings per share. The company also noted its cellulosic refinery in Iowa is now mechanically complete.
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Green Plains investor call highlights export demand, MLP IPO

Green Plains Inc. has announced second quarter financial results, reporting net income of $7.8 million, or 19 cents per diluted share, compared to $32.3 million, or 82 cents per diluted share, during the same quarter of 2014.
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Valero Energy Q2 earnings strong overall, weaker on ethanol

Valero Energy Corp. reported strong second quarter earnings for the company on July 30, reporting net income from continuing operations attributable to Valero stockholders of $1.4 billion, or $2.66 per share, compared to $1.22 in Q2 2014.
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3 bioenergy-related House bills introduced in late July

In late July, several pieces of legislation were introduced that aim to impact the biorefining industry. Two of the bills aim to benefit bioenergy technologies, while a third would limit the U.S. EPA's ability to set cellulosic mandates.
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DOE solicits applications for loan guarantee program

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced it is soliciting applications for up to $4 billion in loan guarantees to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the U.S. that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases.
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Biofuel industry voices support for RFS as comment period ends

July 27 is the final day members of the public can weigh in on the U.S. EPA's recently released renewable fuel standard (RFS) proposal. As the comment period comes to a close, supporters of the biofuel industry are actively making their voices heard.
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Syngenta releases half year financial results

Syngenta recently released its half-year results, reporting sales of $7.6 billion, up 3 percent at constant exchange rates. Second quarter sales increased 7 percent. EBITDA was $2 billion, up 21 percent at constant exchange rates.
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USGC presents ethanol export promotion strategy to delegates

An ethanol export promotion strategy developed in consultation with industry partners and the USDA was presented to U.S. Grains Council members from throughout the grains sector at USGC's 55th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting.
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FRA rule aims to prevent unattended trains from rolling away

On July 29, the Federal Railroad Administration issued a final rule to prevent unattended trains that carry crude, ethanol, poisonous by inhalation (PIH), toxic by inhalation (TIH), and other highly flammable contents from rolling away.
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UAI: Removing ethanol from gasoline increases toxic emissions

Many gas stations are promoting E0. It not only costs more than regular gasoline that contains 10 percent ethanol, new data shows it also burns dirtier in your engine which then puts more toxic emissions into the air.
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Pacific Ethanol now producing corn oil at Columbia plant

Pacific Ethanol Inc. has begun commercial production of corn oil utilizing Valicor's corn oil recovery system at its Columbia ethanol plant located in Boardman, Oregon. All four of the western Pacific Ethanol plants are now producing the coproduct.
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USGC: Unlocking opportunities for DDGS in Canada

A team of Canadian buyers and end-users of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) recently visited the United States on a learning journey cosponsored by the U.S. Grains Council and the Corn Marketing Program of Michigan.
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USDA scientist helps Texas sorghum growers reduce water use

Susan O'Shaughnessy, an agricultural engineer with the USDA's Agricultural Research Service in Bushland, Texas, is providing guidance to sorghum farmers in the Texas High Plains who are trying to save water by using less-than-optimal amounts of it.
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Brazilian president officially opens cellulosic ethanol plant

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff launched Iogen Energy's cellulosic ethanol technology at the official opening of Raizen's newly expanded Costa Pinto sugar cane mill in Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil on July 22.
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USGC: Ethanol can improve China’s air, water quality

A U.S. Grains Council mission including U.S. environmental and public health specialists recently traveled to China to discuss how air and water quality in that country could be improved through the use of ethanol in the country's fuel.
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Argonne National Lab finds butanol is good for boats

Argonne National Laboratory recently teamed with industry to investigate alternative fuels for recreational marine applications. Research has demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of a blend of fuel that includes 16 percent butanol.
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National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

October 26-28, 2015
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Omaha, Nebraska

2016 International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 11-14, 2016
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Charlotte, North Carolina

2016 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 20-23, 2015
Wisconsin Center
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