NREL updates survey of advanced biofuel producers

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has updated its annual survey of U.S. non-starch ethanol and renewable hydrocarbon biofuel producers. The report includes data on 29 ethanol projects and 32 renewable hydrocarbon projects.
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CFTC, EPA enter MOU to share RFS data, collaborate on RIN market

On March 17, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the U.S. EPA entered a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that allows the agencies to share renewable fuel standard (RFS) data and analysis.
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House hearing on RFS fails to include input from biofuel industry

On March 16, subcommittees of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing on U.S. EPA management of the renewable fuel standard. The event has been criticized for failing to include testimony from the biofuels industry.
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Advanced biofuel event to colocate with Fuel Ethanol Workshop

BBI International has announced the National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo. The event will take place June 20-23, 2016 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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Minnesota ethanol industry contributes $2.13 billion to state GDP

The Minnesota Biofuels Association recently commissioned a study by ABF Economics that has determined Minnesota’s ethanol industry contributed $2.13 billion to the state’s gross domestic product last year.
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Ethanol industry takes part in USDA trade mission to Peru, Chile

Several representatives of the biofuel industry are participating in a USDA trade mission to Peru and Chile March 14-18. The mission, led by Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack, aims to expand export opportunities for food and agricultural products.
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Report quantifies employment, turnover impacts of EU bioeconomy

A recent study commissioned by the Belgium-based Biobased Industries Consortium has determined the European bioeconomy employs 18.3 million people and results in EUR 2.1 trillion ($2.31 trillion) in turnover.
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DOE seeks input on biorefinery scale-up, operational challenges

The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking feedback that will will help its Bioenergy Technologies Office better understand capabilities, barriers and opportunities, associated with the operation of integrated biorefineries.
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Deinove, Arbiom announce collaboration

Deinove and Arbiom have announced a collaboration that involves the characterization forestry residues pretreated with Arbiom's technology and the evaluation of Deinococcus potential for assimilating the sugars extracted from this biomass.
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RFA asks Lowe’s CEO to remove ‘Ditch the Ethanol’ sign

The Renewable Fuels Association recently sent a letter to Lowe’s CEO Robert Niblock, urging his company to remove a sign appearing at several Midwest locations that inaccurately warns consumers to not use ethanol blends in small engines.
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Growth Energy thanks farmers on National Agriculture Day

Tom Buis, co-chair of Growth Energy, has issued a statement in recognition of National Agriculture Day, which celebrates the abundance of food, feed and fuel that American farmers provide to the world.
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IRFA: Interest in offering renewable fuels higher than ever

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association recently reported interest amongst Iowa retailers in offering renewable fuels is at an all-time high, following the recent Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Board meeting.
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RFA, Growth Energy join USGC

The U.S. Grains Council has announced the Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy have joined the organization as members. The formal addition of these two critical stakeholders will benefit council programs in myriad ways.
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Hibner appointed to USGC board of directors

Greg Hibner, president of J.D. Heiskell & Co.’s Hawkeye Gold division, has been selected to represent the agribusiness sector on the U.S. Grains Council’s board of directors.
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RFA: Don’t forget to thank a farmer on National Agriculture Day

March 15 is National Agriculture Day. In recognition of this day, the Renewable Fuels Association would like to thank farmers, the backbone of the U.S. ethanol industry. Ethanol is the single most important, value-added market for farmers.
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Study confirms European ethanol’s low land use change impacts

The European renewable ethanol association (ePURE) welcomes the recent publication of the European Commission’s long-awaited GLOBIOM study on the land use change (LUC) impacts of biofuels demand.
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Industry Events

2016 International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 11-14, 2016
Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, North Carolina

2016 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 20-23, 2016
Wisconsin Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

June 20-23, 2016
Wisconsin Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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