EPA schedules hearing on RFS proposal, registrations due May 31

The U.S. EPA has announced it will hold a public hearing June 9 in Kansas City, Missouri, on its proposed rule for the 2017 renewable fuels standard (RFS). Parties wishing to testify at the hearing must contact the EPA by May 31.
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USDA announces application periods for BCAP

The USDA Farm Service Agency has announced incentives will resume this month through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. According to the USDA, $3 million is available for BCAP during fiscal year 2016.
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Ethanol trade groups participate in USDA trade mission to Mexico

The USDA has announced an ethanol trade mission to Mexico May 24-25. Acting Deputy Secretary Michael Scuse will lead a team of leaders in the U.S. ethanol industry to explore opportunities to expand each country’s renewable energy sector.
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EPA: Nearly 17 million cellulosic RINs generated in April

The U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) data for April, reporting more than 1.511 billion RINs were generated during the month, bringing the net total for the first four months of the year to nearly 5.88 billion RINs.
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USGC: Analysis quantifies value of ethanol, coproduct exports

The U.S. Grains Council has published a new analysis conducted by Informa Economics that determined exports of U.S. corn and corn products generated $74.7 billion in annual economic output in 2014.
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RFA: Ethanol a key player in energy security

Memorial Day weekend is a time to be thankful to our armed forces for their sacrifices, helping to keep the U.S. secure. A big part of keeping America safe involves energy security and that’s where ethanol comes into play.
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DOE: Biomass committee schedules June meeting

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee is scheduled for June 13-14 in Washington, D.C. Members of the public can observe the business of the committee.
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Ethanol plant digester to send 5 MW to California grid

Not only does Tulare County, California-based Calgren Renewable Fuels LLC manufacture renewable transportation fuel and utilize renewable energy to power its operations, but starting next month, the plant will also send electricity to the grid.
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Growth Energy applauds Trump’s pro-RFS statements

Growth Energy has spoken out to applaud a statement made by presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump in support of the renewable fuel standard (RFS). Meanwhile, two former senators are asking Trump’s energy advisor to support the RFS.
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USDA announces $21 million in bioenergy funding

The USDA has announced the availability of $21 million in funding through its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative to support the development of regional systems in sustainable bioenergy and biobased products, as well as education and training.
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Nebraska gasoline blends top 13 billion gallons of ethanol

According to the Nebraska Department of Revenue Motor Fuels Division, in the last 37 years more than 13 billion gallons of ethanol have been sold in the Nebraska fuel market .
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California biofuel industry calls on state to allocate funding

California’s biodiesel, ethanol and biomethane industries are calling on state legislators to allocate $210 million in the Governor’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to incentivize in-state production of low carbon biofuels.
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UAI calls on CARB to recognize role of ethanol in reducing carbon

In comments recently filed with the California Air Resources Board, the Urban Air Initiative made a compelling case for higher octane, lower carbon fuels like midlevel ethanol blends to help the state meet its carbon reduction goals.
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RFA hosting June 4 ethanol safety seminar in Wisconsin

The Renewable Fuels Association is hosting a free ethanol safety seminar on Saturday, June 4, in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Certificates of Completion will be handed out to all attendees at the end of each safety seminar.
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Branstad signs bill to extend biofuel incentives in Iowa

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad recently signed S.F. 2309 into law, a bill that included the extension of several important renewable fuels tax incentives through 2024. The signing took place at REG Newton, a 30 MMgy biodiesel plant.
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ADM completes sale of Brazilian sugarcane ethanol operations

Archer Daniels Midland Co. recently announced that it had completed the sale of its sugarcane ethanol operations in Limeira do Oeste, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.
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Minnesota high school students visit Highwater Ethanol

Twenty-five students from Tracy Area High School recently toured Highwater Ethanol to get a better understanding of clean Minnesota-produced renewable energy. The tour was organized by the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association.
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US Water facility in Minnesota wins safety award

U.S. Water’s Cambridge, Minnesota, facility was awarded a Meritorious Achievement in Occupational Safety 2015 Governor’s Safety Award during the 2016 Minnesota Safety & Health Conference in Minneapolis.
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Solenis licenses corn oil extraction technology to Buckman

Solenis LLC and Buckman Laboratories Inc. recently announced the resolution of a pending lawsuit filed by Buckman against Solenis regarding Solenis’ patent for using polysorbate as an additive for corn oil extraction aids.
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