Algenol to distribute ethanol through Protec Fuel

Algenol and Protec Fuel have agreed to market and distribute ethanol from Algenol's Fort Myers, Florida., commercial demonstration module. The two will also offer Algenol's future production from a planned 18 MMgy facility for central Florida.
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FDA releases details of FSMA rule, extends compliance deadlines

The final rule implementing FSMA reforms food safety laws, shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it. The rule introduces new rules for feed manufacturers, including the ethanol industry’s coproducts.
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USDA announces grants to expand E15, E85 infrastructure

The USDA announced that 21 states will receive grants to add infrastructure needed to supply more renewable fuel to America's drivers. The grants will support an estimated 5,000 pumps at over 1,400 fueling stations across the country.
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Ethanol industry applauds USDA BIP grant announcement

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s announcement 21 states will receive a total of $100 million in matching grants through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership was applauded by the ethanol industry.
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DENCO II to make energy efficiency improvements

DENCO II, an ethanol plant in Morris, Minnesota, has received grant money it will use to improve the facility’s energy efficiency.
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The Andersons names Bowe, former Cargill vp, as new CEO

Pat Bowe is appointed CEO of The Andersons, beginning in November, succeeding founder's grandson, Mike Anderson. Bowe served as corporate vice president of Cargill, leading the food ingredients and systems segment.
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EPA gives Valero Albert City efficient ethanol producer status

EPA names Valero Renewables, Albert City, Iowa, as an efficient producer, bringing the total to 41. Efficient producer status allows plants to generate RINs above the volumes grandfathered in under the RFS rule.
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Enerkem raises $150 million for Alberta project

Enerkem raises $150 million, Canadian dollars, in both debt and private placements from investors, announcing the initiation of biomethanol production.
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Ethanol industry disputes API’s ethanol claims

The U.S. fuel ethanol industry has dismissed the American Petroleum Institute’s latest diatribe on the Renewable Fuel Standard, saying the API’s assertions are false and an effort to restrict American consumers’ fuel choice.
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Urban Air Initiative: Real harm is to keep using gasoline

Officials from the Urban Air Initiative called the recent effort by the American Petroleum Institute to discredit ethanol a smokescreen to hide the fact that the toxic components in gasoline are endangering the lives of millions of people.
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Direvo announces enzyme blend increases oil recovery

Direvo announces results of extended commercial trial at a U.S. ethanol plant showing new enzyme blend increases oil recovery by over 20 percent.
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USDA lowers project corn yield by 1.3 bushels per acre

USDA lowers projected national average corn yield to 167.5 bushels, lowering projected new crop and raising season-average farmgate corn prices by 10 cents.
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UK Department of Transport awards advanced biofuel projects

Three UK companies get 11 million pounds in grant funding to advance waste-to-biofuels projects.
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US ethanol exports rebound July in after 2 month decline

U.S. ethanol exports recovered in July 2015, rising nearly 30 percent from the previous month to 77.2 million gallons, according to a Renewable Fuels Association analysis of the most recently available government data.
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Research on poplar for biofuel heads into 5th year

A five-year $40 million study, led by the U of Washington is laying the foundation for a Pacific Northwest industry converting poplar into fuels and chemicals. ZeaChem is one of 10 partners in the research.
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Bringing in the biomass for cellulosic ethanol

Building a supply chain from scratch demands attention to detail and high agricultural IQ. This article appears in the October issue of EPM.
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Equipment company has strong biomass knowledge-base

AGCO is well-equipped to aid the first U.S. cellulosic ethanol plants in devising efficient and effective feedstock supply chain models. This article is titled "From Blueprint to Baler" in the October issue of EPM.
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Ricketts, biofuels champion at home, abroad

There’s no question biofuels and a strong RFS are important to the future of the Cornhusker State. This article appears in the October issue of EPM.
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