Abengoa highlights Hugoton plant during half year investor call

Abengoa has released half year financial results, reporting revenues of EUR 3.39 billion ($3.71 billion), up 3 percent when compared to the first six months of the prior year. EBITDA increased by 9 percent, reaching EUR 650 million.
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Murphy USA’s Texas ethanol plant achieves record yields

Murphy USDA Inc. has released second quarter financial results, reporting that its ethanol plant in Hereford, Texas, achieved record yields during the quarter and first six months of the year. The improved yields partially offset crush spreads.
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Aemetis criticizes RFS rulemaking delays during investor call

Aemetis Inc. has released second quarter financial results, reporting revenues of $38.1 million, down from $57.2 million during the same period of 2014. Net loss was $6.3 million, compared to a net income of $2.7 million for the same quarter of 2014.
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Celebrating a decade of success: The RFS turns 10

This Saturday marks 10 years since the Energy Policy Act of 2005 containing the original renewable fuel standard (RFS) was signed into law. The Renewable Fuels Association has compiled a report examining the impact of the RFS over the past decade.
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ADM reports Q2 operating profits of $724M, down 13% from 2014

Archer Daniels Midland Inc. reported adjusted earnings per share of 60 cents for the quarter ended June 30, down from 79 cents in the same period last year. Adjusted segment operating profit was $724 million, down 13 percent.
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Rail group leads The Andersons Q2 earnings, ethanol performs well

The Andersons Inc. reported solid results for the second quarter with net income of $31.1 million, or $1.09 per diluted shared. Last year's Q2 net income was $44.3 million, or $1.56 per diluted share.
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Novozymes full-year profit outlook maintained in H1 earnings

On Aug. 6, Novozymes released its interim report for the first half of 2015, reporting that sales to the bioenergy industry were up by 2 percent organically compared with the first half of 2014, however, overall, sales growth slowed in bioenergy.
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Corn use for fuel ethanol up in June

The USDA recently published the August edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, noting total corn consumed for alcohol and other uses was 493.1 million bushels in June. Corn for fuel alcohol was 440.8 million bushels.
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UNICA: Prioritization of ethanol production continues

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has reported that mills in the country's south-central region continued to prioritize ethanol production during the first half of July. Rains, however, disrupted harvest activities.
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Gevo highlights corporate developments during investor call

Gevo Inc. has released second quarter financial results, reporting revenue of $8.9 million, up from $7.7 million during the same period of 2014. The net loss was $17.8 million, compared to $17.2 million during second quarter of last year.
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USDA accepting comments on Monsanto genetically engineered corn

The USDA recently opened a public comment period on a preliminary plant pest risk assessment and draft environmental assessment for maize designated as event MON 87403, a Monsanto corn that has been genetically engineered for increased ear biomass.
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Pacific Ag raises $7 million from ACAP

Pacific Ag has announced $7 million investment from Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners LP. The capital will enable Pacific Ag to accelerate the expansion of its operations through acquisitions, technology, equipment, sales and marketing.
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RFA offers free fuel to motorcyclists at Sturgis Rally

Continuing its four-year tradition, the Renewable Fuels Association will be on hand to provide free E10 fill-ups for bikers during the annual motorcycle rally held in Sturgis, South Dakota, Aug. 2 through Aug. 6.
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Governors announce American Ethanol pump labeling initiative

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has jointly announced the launch of a statewide pump labeling initiative to promote the American Ethanol brand, which will provide nationwide consistency in pump labeling for ethanol blends.
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Genera Energy launches unique biomass crop planning app

Genera Energy Inc. announced the launch of its first mobile agriculture app, Biomass. The Biomass app was developed to serve as a practical, easy-to-use mobile crop planning and learning tool for biomass farmers and landowners.
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Growth Energy: AAA gets it wrong again

The American Automobile Association comments on the U.S. EPA's renewable fuel standard (RFS) proposed rule show its ignorance on issues when it comes to the importance of consumer choice, American jobs and homegrown fuel.
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Argonne scientists study benefits of bioenergy crop integration

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory are studying multifunctional landscapes and how they can benefit farmers, the environment, and the bioenergy industry nationwide. Their study is set to be published in the journal Biomass and Bioenergy.
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WSU: New course offers hands-on training in bioproducts

A new summer course, titled Survey of Technical Equipment for Processing, is offered through Washington State University Tri-Cities and covers topics from fermentation and pyrolysis of biomaterials to process controls and industrial maintenance.
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Researchers report a novel approach to cellulose hydrolysis

A novel approach to cellulose hydrolysis using a consortium of motile bacteria moving on solid surfaces and carrying microbial luggage, another bacteria that can efficiently hydrolyze cellulose, was demonstrated by the group of researchers.
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RFA schedules ethanol safety seminars in Illinois

The Renewable Fuels Association announces that it will partner with the Sangamon Valley Local Emergency Planning Committee as well as the Springfield and Taylorville Fire Departments in Illinois to hold two free Ethanol Safety Seminars on Aug. 10.
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EPA paves the way for Algenol's carbon reduction technology

The Clean Power Plan rule acknowledges for the first time the value of carbon utilization, the cornerstone of Algenol's Direct-to-Ethanol technology, as a method for utilities to reduce emissions from electricity production.
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Tiemann elected USGC chairman

Alan Tiemann, a farmer from Nebraska, was recently elected as U.S. Grains Council chairman during the organization's 55th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting in Montreal, Canada. He has spent more than 35 years in production agriculture.
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RFA applauds EPA for recalculating 2014 ethanol export estimates

The Renewable Fuels Association has applauded a decision by the U.S. EPA to recalculate ethanol export estimates for 2014. In a memorandum, EPA said that it made an error in determining the 2014 available supply of renewable identification numbers.
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Grains of rice hold big promise for GHG reductions, bioenergy

Rice is a large source of atmospheric methane. With the addition of a single gene, researchers have developed rice that can be cultivated to emit virtually no methane from its paddies and features more starch for food and bioenergy production.
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