SIRE reports improved quarterly margins

Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy LLC has released financial results for its fiscal year 2015 third quarter, the three months ended June 30. SIRE reported net income of $6.1 million, or $457.04 per basic unit, for the quarter.
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EIA predicts ethanol production will hold steady through 2016

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has published the August edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting that ethanol production will remain near current levels in 2015 and 2016. A similar prediction was made in the July STEO.
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Poet releases first-ever economic impact study

Poet LLC released its first-ever economic impact study, revealing the significant impact the company made to national economic growth and job creation in 2014. Poet operates 27 ethanol plants accounting for 11 percent of U.S. capacity.
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USDA GAIN report highlights EU ethanol, biodiesel markets

A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service's Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of the European Union's liquid biofuel industry, including information related to ethanol and biodiesel.
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RFA member East Kansas Agri-Energy celebrates a decade of success

The Renewable Fuels Association will join member company East Kansas Agri-Energy on Saturday to celebrate 10 successful years of operation at its plant in Garnett, Kansas. The event will feature several speakers and a plant tour.
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Biomass Research and Development Committee to meet in August

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Committee. The event is scheduled to be held Aug. 27-28 in Washington, D.C.
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Thailand ethanol production, consumption expected to increase

An annual biofuels report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service's Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of Thailand's ethanol industry, reporting production of fuel ethanol is expected to grow.
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USDA projects total corn supply to reach record 15.5 B bushels

USDA boosted its corn projections in its monthly supply and demand report, forecasting this year's production at 13.7 billion bushels, up 156 million from the July projection. The survey-based corn yield forecast calls for 168.8 bushels per acre.
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Introducing E15 with a smile

Brand ambassadors target consumer education for lasting results. This article appears in the September issue of EPM.
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Ethanol producers tackle blend wall with direct sales

A small number of ethanol producers sell E85 and other ethanol blends directly to consumers with on-site blender pumps or, in a few cases, own retail gas stations. This article is titled "Producers Tackle Blend Wall" in the September issue of EPM.
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Forest Concepts awarded SBIR contract to improve biomass drying

Forest Concepts LLC was recently notified that it has been awarded a two-year $499,997 Small Business Innovation Research contract from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture to improve biomass drying efficiency.
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RFA: E15 could provide consumer relief in wake of refinery outage

Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen asks U.S. EPA to provide relief to consumers in wake of refinery outage in Whiting, Indiana. According to the RFA, E15 could help alleviate spikes in gasoline prices.
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UIC: EPA's RFS proposal would increase carbon dioxide emissions

A proposal by the U.S. EPA to change ethanol blending rules would significantly increase carbon emissions to the equivalent of adding nearly 1 million more passenger vehicles on the road, according to the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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Protec Fuel, Patriot Capital announce financing program

Through an expansion of an existing partnership, Patriot Capital Corp. is offering a zero-percent financing program to dealers who enlist Protec Fuel to create or expand their capabilities in offering E15, E85 and higher ethanol fuel blends.
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ANEEP approves restructure plan, searches for executive director

The Association of Nebraska Ethanol Producers board of directors recently approved a plan to bringing daily management and operations in house. As part of that plan, ANEEP is seeking a new executive director.
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Researcher uses vibrations to identify materials’ composition

A researcher now at the University of Central Florida has developed a new method for identifying materials' unique chemical "fingerprints" and mapping their chemical properties at a much higher spatial resolution than ever before.
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Pearson Fuels to supply E85 at 5 Sacramento-area gas stations

Pearson Fuels is announcing new supply agreements with five additional gas stations in and around the Sacramento, California, metropolitan area. On Aug. 12, the stations will offer E85 for 85 cents per gallon from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Retailers to highlight E15 interest, experiences at ACE event

The topic of how higher ethanol blends help fuel retailers to succeed will be highlighted during the ACE conference in Omaha, Nebraska. Todd Garner of Protec Fuel and Jim Pirolli of Kum & Go will participate in an E15 panel during the event.
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7 ethanol safety seminars to be held in North Dakota

The Renewable Fuels Association and North Dakota Firefighter’s Association will co-host more than half a dozen free Ethanol Safety Seminars this month across North Dakota. The seminars focus on numerous areas of ethanol safety.
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Alliance BioEnergy Plus announces plant development agreement

Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc. recently announced that it entered into a non-exclusive development agreement with Renewable Resources Development of America LLC for the construction and operation of up to 56 cellulose conversion plants.
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