Iowa DOT publishes study on ethanol, crude oil rail transport

Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management have released a study that reveals insights into the transportation of biofuels and crude oil by rail around and through the state.
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Ethanol groups criticize US climate plan for excluding biofuels

On April 22 a ceremony was held at United Nations headquarters in New York to coincide with Earth Day during which several nations signed the COP21 agreement. The ethanol industry has criticized the U.S. plan for not including biofuels.
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Indiana funding supports deployment of 45 blender pumps

On April 25, the Indiana Office of Development and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council awarded more than $789,000 to fuel retailer Family Express under the Hoosier Homegrown Fuels Blender Pump Program, supporting the deployment of 45 blender pumps.
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Biomass Research and Development Board to hold webinar May 5

On May 5, Biomass Research and Development Board operations committee is expected to hold a listening session, titled “Building a Billion Ton Bioeconomy in the United States.” The two-hour webinar is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. EDT.
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RFA publishes analysis of California LCFS data

The Renewable Fuels Association has released an analysis of recently published data on California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, noting grain ethanol provided nearly half of the greenhouse gas reductions achieved through 2015.
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Iowa House passes bill extending biofuel tax incentives

On April 21, the Iowa House of Representatives passed legislation that aims to extend state tax incentives for renewable fuels. The measure passed the state Senate in mid-April and will now go to Gov. Terry Branstad for consideration.
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Minnesota high school students visit Highwater Ethanol plant

Close to 70 high school students from Minnesota-based Pipestone Area High School recently visited Highwater Ethanol to get a better understanding of how clean Minnesota-grown renewable energy is produced.
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‘War of the plants’ being studied by AgriLife Research scientists

Two Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists are studying the virtual tug-of-war that takes place when a pathogen attacks a plant. Better understanding those changes could unlock new ways to improve plants by making them more disease-resistant.
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Iowa legislature approves funding for state blender pump program

The Iowa legislature voted 94 – 0 in the House of Representatives and 49 – 0 in the Iowa Senate to secure another year of funding for the state’s very successful biodiesel and ethanol blender pump program, the Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program.
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CARB issues update on LCFS pathway certification

California Air Resources Board has completed review of all ethanol pathway applications submitted by Jan. 31 through the alternative fuels portal. The submissions included both new applications and requests to have legacy pathways recertified.
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US Water to present at Fuel Ethanol Workshop

U.S. Water has announced its representatives will give three technical presentations during the upcoming Fuel Ethanol Workshop, June 20–23, 2016 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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USGC talks ethanol with Mexican policymakers

As Mexico works to implement energy reforms, the U.S. Grains Council’s staff there has been working to educate end-users and energy policymakers on the advantages of using ethanol as an oxygenate in fuel.
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Lux: Low-carbon fuels, vehicle efficiency to cut CO2 emissions

Global road transportation accounts for a sixth of all global carbon dioxide emissions, and its share is rising. A new analysis from Lux Research finds that low-carbon fuels and vehicle efficiency will cut emissions by 29 percent in 2030.
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RFA issues new equipment guidance for E15 retailers

With many new retailers preparing to offer E15, the Renewable Fuels Association is concerned that retailers could potentially order equipment that cannot legally dispense E15 and has issued new information about how to properly offer E15 at retail.
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USGC assesses demand for DDGS, sorghum in Turkey

Increasing demand for meat, dairy and poultry products is a key driver for growth in the feed industry all around the world, including Turkey, where rising household incomes are leading consumers to demand more and higher-quality protein products.
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