Broin resumes role as Poet CEO after nearly 4 years as chairman

Jeff Broin, founder of Poet LLC, has resumed his role as the company’s CEO after stepping into the Executive Chairman role for the last three and one-half years.
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Most candidates get passing grades for renewable fuel support

The majority of U.S. presidential candidates, to some degree, support renewable futures, earning them a favorable grade mid-term grade from America’s Renewable Future. Candidates received grades of “good,” “needs work,” or “bad."
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IEA says 3-fold or greater increase in biofuels possible by 2040

The IEA released its latest World Energy Outlook 2015, saying there are clear signs that an energy transition is under way. The report finds that the plunge in oil prices has set in motion the forces that lead the market to rebalance.
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Fuels America launches TV campaign to counter anti-RFS letter

New Fuels America TV campaign in the Burlington, Vermont, market blasting Vermont Rep. Welch for signing an anti-RFS letter written by oil lobbyists.
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Sweetwater Energy gets $26 million loan for biochemical plant

Sweetwater Energy received a loan for its planned northeastern Minnesota plant that will convert locally timber into biomass sugars, industrial alcohol and activated carbon. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2016.
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Big Oil caught 'red handed' writing letter signed by lawmakers

Ethanol industry supporters say a recent anti-renewable fuel standard letter to the U.S. EPA is another attempt by petroleum companies to misinform the public and lawmakers about renewable volume obligations (RVO).
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RFA urges Sec. of State Kerry to promote RFS success in Paris

RFA encourages Secretary of State John Kerry to highlight the success of the renewable fuels standard in lowering U.S. GHG emissions at the upcoming climate talks in Paris.
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Market changes in sorghum affect corn use for ethanol projections

USDA projects corn production higher with 169.3 bushel-per-acre yield. Changing sorghum dynamics mean more sorghum to be used for ethanol, lowering corn use for ethanol by 75 million bushels.
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DuPont to acquire biotech enzyme assets from Dyadic

DuPont to acquire proprietary enzyme production technology, the C1 fungal expression platform, from Dyadic in order to expand DuPont's biobased offerings.
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Nebraska Ethanol Producers association announces new director

The Association of Nebraska Ethanol Producers announced Mark Palmer will become its new executive director beginning Jan. 1. Palmer comes to Nebraska from the Washington, D.C., office of Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin.
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Solenis to acquire Brazil Quimatec Produtos Quimicos

Solenis announces pending acquisition of South American firm in Brazil's sugar-to-ethanol business. Quimatec offers process chemistries while Solenis will offer water treatment options.
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Ethanol industry participates in clean energy mission to India

USDA led a team of ethanol industry representatives to India to discuss opportunities for developing clean energy solutions, technologies and policies, aimed at strengthening the level of coordination and cooperation.
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Gevo signs licensing, joint development agreements with Praj

Gevo announced it has entered into a license and a joint development agreement with Praj to enable the licensing of Gevo’s isobutanol technology to processors of non-corn based sugars, including the majority of Praj’s global ethanol plant owners.
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SE Asia conference facilitates $81 M in US DDGS sales

More than a fifth of Southern Asia and Oceania's annuals sales volumes were inked or discussed during a recent conference in Cambodia. The 335,000 metric tons traded that week market a new record.
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Ethanol fire know-how when it’s needed

Classroom training provides invaluable information for boots-on-the-ground firefighters and emergency responders. This story appears in the December issue of EPM.
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Probing the FSMA rule

Work begins to help the ethanol industry comply with far-reaching food and feed safety rule. This article appears in the December issue of EPM.
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DuPont's cellulosic celebration

The proof-of-concept facility in Nevada, Iowa, is expected to unlock opportunities in biomass conversion around the world. This article appears in the December issue of EPM.
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