EPA: 12.39 million cellulosic RINs generated in November

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for November, reporting that more than 1.49 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 12.39 million cellulosic RINs.
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Obama signs spending bill, tax extenders legislation

On Dec. 18, President Obama signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill and accompanying legislative package of tax extenders into law. The legislation includes two-year extensions of several tax credits that benefit the bioenergy sector.
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The Andersons expands Michigan ethanol facility

The Andersons Inc. has announced plans to double capacity of its ethanol plant in Albion, Michigan. ICM Inc., which constructed the original plant, is contracted to build the expansion. The expansion project is expected to be complete in April 2017.
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RISC notice includes projected 2017 RFS rulemaking timeline

A notice published in the Federal Register by the Regulatory Information Service Center includes a projected timeline for the U.S. EPA's rulemaking for the 2017 renewable fuel standard (RFS) volume obligations.
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Lincolnway Releases fiscal year financial results

Lincolnway Energy LLC has released financial results for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, reporting net income of $2.7 million, or $63.06 per unit, down from $18.1 million, or $428.70 per unit, for the prior fiscal year.
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USDA to request extension of residue, biomass field study

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has published a notice announcing its intention to request a revision and extension of a currently approved information collection for a residue and biomass field survey.
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ACE: Restored tax credit to increase availability of E85

Bipartisan congressional approval of recent legislation restoring tax credits for retail fuel station owners who buy equipment to offer alternative fuels could further increase availability of E85 and profitability for retailers.
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UK consumed more ethanol than biodiesel during second quarter

The U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has released renewable energy statistics for the second quarter of 2015, reporting ethanol accounted for 57 percent of biofuel consumption during the three-month period.
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DOE awards $13.5 million to enhance sorghum for biofuel

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced that it will be part of a major collaborative research project to improve sorghum's productivity under resource-limited conditions. The research is funded by the the U.S. Department of Energy.
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ADM to develop new ethanol hub in North Carolina

Archer Daniels Midland Co. has announced an agreement with Kinder Morgan Inc. and Bailey Feed Mill to construct a new unit train rail facility and ethanol offloading system in Selma, North Carolina.
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RFA analysis shows more automakers have approved E15

An analysis of 2016 model year warranty statements and owner's manuals conducted by the Renewable Fuels Association shows that auto manufacturers explicitly approve E15 use in more than 70 percent of new vehicles.
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Praj to begin work on ethanol plant expansion in Argentina

Argentina-based ethanol producer Ingenio Tabacal has selected Praj for the expansion of its existing alcohol and ethanol plant. The 800 cubic meter (211,338 gallon) per day plant is located in the Salta province.
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Sunoco ethanol plant receives grant for barley malting facility

The Sunoco Fulton Ethanol manufacturing facility in Volney, New York, has received a Central New York Regional Economic Development Grant in the amount of $700,000 to help fund a new $9.1 million barley malting facility.
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Striving for clean, infection-free ethanol production

Two producers share stories of how they keep bacteria in check. This article appears in the January issue of EPM.
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