Aemetis to acquire Edeniq and its cellulosic technology

Aemetis Inc. and Edeniq have entered into a definitive agreement under which Aemetis will acquire all of Edeniq’s outstanding shares in a stock plus cash merger transaction. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter.
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Pacific Ethanol reports progress with plant improvements

Pacific Ethanol Inc. has released first quarter financial results, reporting increased net sales, gross profit and adjusted EBITDA. The company also reported progress with improvements it is making to its ethanol plants.
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Green Plains reports first quarter loss, expects improvement

Green Plains reported losses of $24 million in the first quarter of 2016, compared to a loss of $3.3 million the same quarter a year ago. Moving forward, the company expects exports to remain strong and domestic demand to improve.
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Valero expects improved ethanol margins in second quarter

Valero Energy Corp. has released first quarter financial results, reporting the ethanol segment posted $9 million of adjusted operating income for the three-month period, down from $12 million during the same period of last year.
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ADM reports strong Q1 results for sweeteners, bioproducts down

In a tough environment for agribusiness, Archer Daniels Midland Co. reported first quarter earnings per share of 42 cents, down from 78 cents in the same period a year ago. Adjusted segment operating profit was $573 million.
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USDA: Corn use for fuel alcohol at 431 million bushels in March

The USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service has released the May edition of its Grain Crushing and Co-Products Production report, which shows corn consumed for fuel alcohol production was down slightly in March when compared to March 2015.
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The Andersons report Q1 loss, positive cash position for ethanol

The Andersons Inc. reported a net loss of $14.7 million for the first quarter, with a pre-tax loss of $17.4 million in the grain group offsetting positive results for the rail and plant nutrient groups.
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Novozymes reports slight decrease in bioenergy sales

In April, Novozymes released first quarter 2016 financial results, reporting that bioenergy sales decreased by 6 percent organically during the quarter. For the full year, the company expects to see a small contraction in bioenergy sales.
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USDA: FSFL program now includes microloan option

The USDA has updated its Farm Storage Facility Loan Program, which provides low-interest financing so agricultural producers can build or upgrade permanent facilities to store commodities. Renewable biomass is among the eligible commodities.
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Poet reports Project Liberty in ‘ramp-up’ phase

Project Liberty in Emmetsburg, Iowa, has produced and shipped several tank cars of cellulosic ethanol even as the plant is ramping up to its full 20 million gallon-per-year capacity.
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EIA: Almost all US gasoline is blended with 10% ethanol

Blends of petroleum-based gasoline with 10 percent ethanol, commonly referred to as E10, account for more than 95 percent of the fuel consumed in motor vehicles with gasoline engines.
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RFA launching boating campaign to combat E10 misinformation

As Memorial Day weekend approaches later this month and people start heading out to the beaches and on the water, the Renewable Fuels Association is launching an ad campaign to correct misinformation regarding ethanol usage in marine engines.
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QUT research aims to eliminate fossil fuel use in sugar industry

Queensland University of Technology researchers are leading the way in developing and testing new technologies as part of a $5.7 million three-year project with the potential to eliminate the use of fossil fuels in the sugar industry.
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ARENA supporting Australia’s largest bioenergy project

A bioenergy project in Queensland could become a reality thanks to early stage funding support from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. The project would produce ethanol, lignin for power production and fuel pellets.
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Ceres sugarcane traits approved for field testing in Brazil

Ceres Inc. has received approval to field test its biotech sugarcane in Brazil. The company plans to test its biomass and sugar yield and stress tolerance traits in several commercial sugarcane cultivars adapted to Brazil's major production areas.
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