DOE to offer funding for biorefinery projects

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced plans to issue a funding opportunity to support technology development plans for the manufacture of drop-in biofuels, bioproducts, or biopower in a pilot- or demonstration-scale integrated biorefinery.
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Iowa Senate passes resolution calling for federal support of RFS

On April 20, the Iowa Senate adopted a resolution calling on the U.S. Congress, U.S. EPA, President Obama and the next president of the United States to continue to support the renewable fuels standard (RFS) through 2022.
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EPA: 1.52 billion RINs generated in March

The U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) data for March, reporting nearly 1.52 billion RINs were generated during the month, bringing the total for the first three months of the year to more than 4.37 billion.
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APEC ethanol forum highlights Asia as next frontier for exports

The growing interest for ethanol in the Asia-Pacific region is driven in part by ever-growing environmental concerns, especially those related to rising greenhouse gas emissions and deteriorating air quality associated with increased fossil fuel use.
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Alliance BioEnergy Plus: Technology adds value to ethanol plants

Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc. has developed a technology that the company said will allow corn ethanol plants to process their own distillers grains and corn kernel fiber into cellulosic ethanol, adding millions of gallons to their annual output.
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EPA submits 2017 RFS rule to White House OMB for review

The U.S. EPA delivered the proposed rule for the 2017 renewable fuel standard (RFS) to the White House Office of Management and Budget on April 15. OMB review marks a final step before the proposed rule is published in the Federal Register.
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UAI calls court decision on MOVES Model a temporary setback

The effort to stop the U.S. EPA from implementing a model that unfairly blames ethanol for increased emissions hit a “temporary setback,” according to the Urban Air Initiative in response to action by the U.S Court of Appeals.
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RFA questions fairness of Big Oil tax subsidies

April 18 is tax day. While hardworking Americans will receive an average of more than $2,800 in refunds, oil producers and refiners receive $4 billion–6 billion in federal tax incentives and subsidies every year.
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Green Biologics announces distribution agreements

Green Biologics Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of U.K.-based Green Biologics Ltd., announced two distribution agreements in April. The company is currently retrofitting a corn ethanol plant in Little Falls, Minnesota, to produce n-butanol and acetone.
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FAA approves alcohol-based jet fuel

The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a new biobased fuel, known as Alcohol to Jet Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosene (ATJ-SPK). It is created from an alcohol called isobutanol that is derived from renewable feedstocks such as sugar or corn.
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Study helps map path to improved cassava production

A new analysis of the genetic diversity of cassava will help improve strategies for breeding disease resistance and climate tolerance into the root crop, which represents both a food source and a strategic source of renewable energy.
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New York bill calls for ethanol-free fuel to be sold at marinas

Legislation pending in the New York State Assembly aims to allow filling stations located within marinas to sell motor fuel that does not contain ethanol.
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Comet signs supply agreement with BioAmber, announces investment

Comet Biorefining Inc. has signed an offtake agreement with bio-succinic acid producer BioAmber for high-purity dextrose from Comet's planned commercial plant in Sarnia, Ontario. The dextrose will be produced from agricultural residues.
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Student startup converts waste lignin to mulch film for farm use

Researchers have developed a process that makes lignin biodegradable and turns it into the large rolls of mulch film that farmers use to block weeds, retain moisture and soil temperature, and improve crop yield.
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