March 31 USDA report shows 2016 corn stocks similar to last year

The amount of corn on hand in the United States totaled 7.81 billion bushels on March 31, the USDA said in its annual stocks report. That amount was 7 million bushels more than the trade expected.
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Iowa bill to establish renewable chemical PTC sent to governor

Iowa is one step closer to establishing a production tax credit (PTC) for renewable chemicals. Legislation to establish a PTC program has passed both houses of the state legislature and currently awaits the signature of Gov. Terry Branstad.
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EPA approves Green Plains Bluffton as 53rd efficient producer

Green Plains Bluffton LLC has achieved efficient producer status from the U.S. EPA with a 21.2 percent greenhouse gas reduction compared to the baseline. The facility is the fourth Green Plains plant to achieve the status.
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Aemetis releases 2015 results, licenses cellulosic technologies

Aemetis Inc. has also released 2015 financial results, reporting a decline in revenues and production volume when compared to 2014. The company has announced technology licensing agreements with Edeniq and LanzaTech.
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Gevo Q4 results highlight isobutanol upgrades, ASTM approval

Gevo Inc. released 2015 financial results, highlighting restarted production of isobutanol in Luverne, Minnesota, ASTM revision approval to support isobutanol based ATJ aviation biofuels and agreements to construct isobutanol plants in Argentina.
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Annual report: U.S. Grains Council promotes ethanol, DDGS in 2015

The U.S. Grain’s Council intensified its promotion of ethanol and sought increased markets for distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in 2015, according to the organization’s 2015 annual report.
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Report: Midwest clean energy jobs continue to grow

A report recently released by Clean Energy Trust and Environmental Entrepreneurs has determined nearly 569,000 people currently work in clean energy throughout the Midwest, with that number expected to grow by more than 4 percent over the next year.
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DOE releases first annual energy employment report

The U.S. Department of Energy has released its first annual energy employment analysis. The report focuses on how changes in America’s energy profile are affecting energy sector employment. It includes data related to biofuel and bioenergy jobs.
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USDA: No second quarter sugar purchases expected under FFP

On March 31, the USDA Commodity Credit Corp. announced it does not expect to purchase sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program during the second quarter of this year. The agency last sold sugar to bioenergy producers under the program in 2013.
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Deinove releases financial results, reports reduced net loss

Deinove has reported a loss of EUR 6.34 million ($7.23 million) for 2015, compared to a loss of EUR 6.46 million the previous year. The company also noted it achieved key milestones in its Deinol and Deinochem programs last year.
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RFA: OPEI poll on ethanol blend awareness insulting to consumers

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute has released a poll finding that awareness and knowledge of how to use higher ethanol fuel blends remains relatively unchanged. The Renewable Fuels Association called the poll insulting to consumers.
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Researchers study how to utilize willow biomass more efficiently

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Aalto University investigated how willow biomass can be utilized more efficiently. When processed correctly, willow is eminently suitable as a source of sugar in the production of ethanol.
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GRFA offers support for policies to reduce transport emissions

Bliss Baker, the president of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance, recently sent letters to the national leaders of 47 countries that committed to combating climate change as contributors to the historic agreement at COP21.
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Comet Biorefining, farmer cooperative collaborate on feedstock

Cellulosic Sugar Producers Cooperative, an Ontario-based farmer's cooperative, has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Comet Biorefining to collaborate on the development of a sustainable agricultural biomass supply chain.
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Gevo’s alcohol-to-jet fuel meets approved ASTM standard

Gevo Inc. recently announced that an ASTM committee and subcommittee have passed a concurrent ballot approving the revision of ASTM D7566 to include alcohol-to-jet synthetic paraffinic kerosene derived from renewable isobutanol.
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