4 ethanol plants added to EPA efficient producer list

Three Valero ethanol plants and a Michigan plant join the club of ethanol producers achieving greenhouse gas reductions of 20 percent or better, when compared to the baseline gasoline used in the renewable fuels standard.
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CoBank ethanol report: Industry rebalances in 2015

After a year and a half of record earnings, the ethanol industry stabilized in 2015, according to a CoBank ethanol industry report. Going forward, ethanol margins are expected to remain “modestly positive,” on average, for the next 12 to 18 months.
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NFU, NCGA: RFS uncertainty drives down US farm income

National Corn Growers and Farmers Union leaders say weakening the renewable fuel standard will harm rural America, citing USDA projections of a 50 percent decline in net farm income in 2015 compared to the 2013 high.
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Carbon Green opens C-store in Ionia, Michigan

Cars have been streaming into NuVu Fuels in Ionia, Michigan, this week. The new c-store, which sells blended fuels and locally-grown food, is seven miles from Carbon Green Green Bioenergy LLC, which provides the ethanol.
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Enogen corn expands to 16 plants, reaches billion gallon capacity

Syngenta announced that, to date, it has reached agreements with 16 ethanol plants to use Enogen grain. Together, the plants have a combined production capacity of more than 1 billion gallons.
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USGC: Trade ministers' approval of TPP win for US farmers

U.S. Grains Council says trade ministers' approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a win for U.S. agriculture and trade partners.Reducing barriers to open trade benefits both the grain industry and overseas customers.
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U.S. ethanol exports sank in August, DDGS shipments down slightly

In August, U.S. ethanol exports fell 35 percent t to the lowest monthly volume in more than two years, according to RFA analysis of government data released Oct. 7. DDGS exports also decreased 6 percent from the record high set in July.
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WASDE: U.S. corn yields rise slightly, production down slightly

Total U.S. corn production will be lower than estimated last month, but the average yield of their crop is expected to be slightly higher, according to the agency’s October World Agricultural Supply and Demand estimate.
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August corn crush down 1% from July, DDGS down 3%

Ethanol dry mills, at 445.2 million bushels, used nearly 90 percent of the corn consumed for fuel ethanol production in August, the remainder being used by wet millers.
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Former Shell president to speak at National Ethanol Conference

The Renewable Fuels Association announced that the founder and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy, John Hofmeister, will headline next year’s National Ethanol Conference, which is set to take place Feb. 15–17 in New Orleans.
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Alliance Bioenergy achieves record CTL conversion rates

Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc. recently announced that it's subsidiary Ek Laboratories in Longwood, Florida, achieved 63 percent conversion of coastal hay, at commercial scale, into fermentable sugars in less than 30 minutes.
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Wisconsin Center
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