USGC initiates industry response to China’s DDGS investigations

China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) recently announced it has initiated anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations of U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) exported to China, prompting a U.S. industry response.
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Poet increases production capacity by 25 million gallons

Three Poet biorefineries will expand ethanol production capacity by a combined total of 25 million gallons in this year. Poet Biorefining – Hanlontown, Poet Biorefining – Hudson, and Poet Biorefining – Caro will all expand capacity.
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Novozymes reports drop in bioenergy sales for 2015

Novozymes has released financial results for 2015, reporting sales grew by 4 percent organically last year. Bioenergy sales dropped 5 percent organically. EBIT grew by 15 percent and the EBIT margin was 27.7 percent. Net profit grew by 12 percent.
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USDA GIPSA seeks comments on its treatment of distillers grains

The USDA’s Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Administration is soliciting comments to ensure that current services reflect market needs to facilitate the marketing of grain and related commodities, including disillers grains.
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Report: Iowa well positioned for biobased chemical development

A white paper published by Iowa’s Cultivation Corridor and the Iowa Biotechnology Association shows that Iowa is better positioned than many domestic competitors to capitalize on the next frontier of bioprocessing in the U.S.
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FTC rule amends labeling requirements for certain ethanol blends

The Federal Trade Commission has published a rule finalizing amendments to its rule for automotive fuel ratings, certification and posting. The new rule adopts rating, certification and labeling requirements for certain ethanol fuel blends.
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CropEnergies reports reduced revenues, increased profitability

CropEnergies has released financial results for the first three quarters of the current fiscal year, the nine months ended Nov. 30, reporting that profitability improved significantly despite reduced revenues.
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Economist dissects arguments on RFS, EPA’s final rule

University of Illinois economist Coppess outlines the EPA’s assertion that Congress’ use of ambiguous terms provides some degree of reasonable delegation to the agency, and the ethanol industry’s countering argument.
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Upside down ethanol-gas ratio appears to be new normal

After a decade of ethanol mostly being priced lower than gasoline, the ethanol/gasoline price ratio has been above 1.0 for the past four months, according to University of Illinois economists Scott Irwin and Darrel Good.
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CHS reports lower ethanol margins, increased production volumes

CHS Inc. has released financial results for the fiscal first quarter of 2016. The company reported $385.3 million in revenue from its renewable fuels business, down $109 million, or 22 percent, compared to the same period of the previous year.
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IRFA announces winner of ‘Fuel the Future’ video contest

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association recently announced Helena Gruensteidl, a student at Des Moines Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa, won first place in IRFA's 6th Annual "Fuel the Future" video contest for Iowa high school students.
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Clariant’s sunliquid technology wins German award

Clariant was recently honored for its innovative sunliquid technology for the production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues as part of the 2015 German Innovation Prize for Climate and Environment.
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USGC continues US DDGS promotion in Middle East, North Africa

The U.S. Grains Council’s outreach program in the Middle East and North Africa promoting U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles continued last month with feed consultants traveling to both Algeria and Egypt to meet with potential customers.
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IRFA: RFS is key to long-term renewable fuels success

Fighting to maintain a strong and growing federal renewable fuel standard (RFS) is key to long-term renewable fuels success, stated Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Executive Director Monte Shaw at the 10th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit Jan. 19.
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JBEI researchers develop one-pot process for cellulosic ethanol

Joint BioEnergy Institute researchers have developed a “high-gravity” one-pot process for producing ethanol from cellulosic biomass that gives unprecedented yields while minimizing water use and waste disposal.
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Joule completes acquisition of Red Rock Biofuels

Joule, a developer of drop-in liquid fuels from recycled CO2, has announced the formal completion of its acquisition of Red Rock Biofuels, a project development company of renewable jet and diesel fuel based on waste from biomass or other sources.
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Iowa delegation urges EPA to get RFS back on track

In a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Jan. 19, the entire Iowa Congressional delegation urged the agency to set the next round of renewable fuel standard (RFS) volume levels in line with the statute.
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Study seeks nature's best biocatalysts for biofuel production

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center are looking beyond the usual suspects in the search for microbes that can efficiently break down inedible plant matter for conversion to biofuels.
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