Ethanol industry reacts to API criticism of RFS

Representatives of the ethanol industry are speaking out to criticize comments on the renewable fuel standard (RFS) made by American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Jack Gerard during a recent speech.
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USDA: Corn use for fuel alcohol up slightly in November

On Jan. 4, the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service published the January edition of its Grain Crushing and Coproducts Production report, showing total corn consumed for alcohol and other uses was 484.5 million bushels in November.
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2015 ethanol profits average 7 cents per gallon in model plant

Net profits in the first half of 2015 held up surprisingly well, writes University of Illinois economist Scott Irwin, and, at 10 cents per gallon, were more than twice the average net profit of 4 cents per gallon from 2007-'12.
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EIA publishes updated state-level ethanol consumption data

On Dec. 18, the U.S. Energy Information Administration published 2014 state-level estimates for fuel ethanol consumption. The data shows the U.S. consumed nearly 320.1 million barrels (13.44 billion gallons) of ethanol in 2014.
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California sugarcane ethanol pathway certified by CARB

California Ethanol & Power LLC (CE+P) recently announced the certification of the carbon intensity (CI) pathway for its anticipated sugarcane and sweet sorghum ethanol by the California’s Air Resources Board.
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USDA: No actions expected under Feedstock Flexibility Program

The USDA's Commodity Credit Corp. has announced it does not expect to purchase sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program during the first quarter of this year. The program encourages the production of domestic biofuels from surplus sugar.
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Bill aims for long-term extension of renewable energy tax credits

In mid-December, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who is seeking the democratic presidential nomination, introduced legislation that aims to enact long-term extensions of several clean energy tax credits that benefit the bioenergy and biofuel sectors.
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Solenis acquires Quimatec Produtos Quimicos

Solenis LLC, through its Brazilian subsidiary, recently completed the acquisition of 100 percent of the shares of Quimatec Produtos Químicos Ltda, a Brazilian manufacturer of specialty chemicals for the sugar and ethanol processing industry.
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Green Plains Partners completes first drop down transaction

Green Plains Partners LP recently announced that it has acquired the storage and transportation assets of the Hopewell, Virginia, and Hereford, Texas, ethanol production facilities from Green Plains Inc. for $62.5 million.
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Branstad to discuss Iowa’s biofuels leadership at January event

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will discuss Iowa’s leadership in the production and use of homegrown biofuels at the 10th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit on Jan. 19 in Altoona, Iowa.
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BIO changes name to Biotechnology Innovation Organization

To better reflect the remarkable progress and groundbreaking innovations its members achieve in healing, fueling and feeding the world, BIO is changing its name to Biotechnology Innovation Organization.
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ARF releases candidate report card on RFS support

America's Renewable Future recently released its final candidate report card. The report card places each presidential contender into a good or bad category based on their support for the federal renewable fuel standard (RFS).
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Study suggests perennial crop yields can compete with corn stover

A six-year Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center study on the viability of different bioenergy feedstocks recently demonstrated that perennial cropping systems can yield as much biomass as corn stover.
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