RFA: RFS has reduced GHG emissions by 355 million metric tons

Biofuels consumed under the expanded renewable fuel standard have reduced U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 354 million metric tons of CO2-equivalent since 2008, according to a new analysis conducted by California-based Life Cycle Associates.
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EPA sets 2016 cellulosic waiver credit prices at $1.33

The U.S. EPA has published a notice to its website announcing its cellulosic waiver credit (CWC) price calculation for next year. The agency has set the CWC price for 2016 at $1.33.
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RFA, Growth Energy meet with OMB, advocate for RFS to be upheld

At a meeting on Nov. 18 with the Office of Management and Budget, Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, and Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, delivered the message that the renewable fuel standard (RFS) is working.
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ITA announces app to help companies export clean energy solutions

The International Trade Administration has announced a beta version of an interactive app to serve as a mobile business directory for U.S. clean energy exporters. Companies interested in participating are encouraged to contact the ITA.
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Moralco develops technology to reduce glycerin in ethanol

A start-up company in the Netherlands is working to commercialize a patented technology that it hopes significantly will increase ethanol in the fermentation processes by reducing the formation of glycerin as a byproduct.
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Real cost of producing corn lower today than the late '70s

The real cash cost of producing a bushel of corn and other crops is lower now than during the late 1970s, according to analysis by Ohio State University economist Carl Zulauf in a recent FarmDoc Daily post.
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Bill aims to create tax incentives for renewable chemicals

Sen Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., recently introduced legislation that aims to provide tax credits for the production of renewable chemicals and investments in renewable chemical production facilities.
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SD, VA projects receive USDA value-added grant funding

Five bioenergy projects in two states were among the 258 businesses nationwide receiving a total of nearly $34 million from the USDA Rural Development Value-Added Producer Grant program. Since 2009, USDA has awarded $154 million under the program.
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EIA revises 2016 ethanol forecast in short-term outlook

The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released the November edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting ethanol production will average more than 950,000 barrels per day this year and in 2016.
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RFA: E85Prices.com website, app upgraded

The Renewable Fuels Association has unveiled a redesigned version of its fuel market website E85prices.com. The revamped crowdsourcing site integrates mobile device compatibility so that users can access E85prices.com no matter where they are.
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DOE biomass advisory committee schedules November meeting

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee is scheduled for Nov. 18-19. The event will be held in Emeryville, California.
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ePURE: Stronger focus on decarbonizing transport needed

ePURE has announced that while it supports the objectives of Europe's Energy Union, the commission should swiftly introduce stronger measures to support Europe’s climate ambitions, particularly in transport.
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Fuels America launches new ad focused on the RFS

On a press conference call Nov. 19, top executives from Fuels America announced the launch of a new ad campaign targeting President Obama and urging him to lead the world on climate by getting the renewable fuel standard (RFS) back on track.
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API announces first nanocellulose patent

American Process Inc. recently announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent for its BioPlus nanocellulose technology. The patent covers an AVAP process for producing a nanocellulose material and downstream applications.
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Pacific Ag announces completion of record wheat straw harvest

Pacific Ag recently completed its largest harvest of wheat straw on record. Working closely with more than 200 growers across seven states, the company harvested more than 100,000 acres of wheat straw for use in end-markets.
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U.S. Water acquires A and W Technologies

U.S. Water, an Allete company, has announced the acquisition of A and W Technologies. The purchase agreement for $9 million dollar was signed by both parties Nov. 17. A and W Technologies is located in Georgia and serves the Southeastern U.S.
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UNH, Yale researchers develop economic, green catalytic process

Researchers at the University of New Haven and Yale University have discovered a high-quality catalytic process for converting biomass model compounds, which can be used to convert biomass into value-added chemicals, such as biofuels.
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ACE ads feature people who have done well with the RFS

In support of the renewable fuel standard (RFS) the American Coalition for Ethanol is promoting the success stories of two of its members in Washington, D.C., in Morning Consult's daily energy brief and the Nov. 18 edition of The Washington Post.
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