ASTM incorporates E15 language into ongoing standard revision

ASTM International announced progress has been made in the ongoing project to update its standards. New language in the standards incorporates E15 and updates driveability information. Additional revisions to the standard are in the pipeline.
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Rex reports strong first quarter, continues capacity expansion

Rex American Resources Corp. has released first quarter financial results, reporting net sales and review of $100.2 million, compared to $105.02 million during the same period of the prior year. Gross profit for the quarter was $8.4 million.
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USDA awards $8.8 million under Advanced Biofuel Payment Program

On May 27, the USDA announced more than $8.8 million in awards through its Advanced Biofuel Payment Program, which makes payments to producers for advanced biofuels produced from renewable biomass other than corn kernel starch.
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Chief Ethanol Fuels buys Cornhusker Energy Lexington

Chief Ethanol Fuels, a Chief Industries Inc. company, has acquired Cornhusker Energy Lexington LLC, a 50 MMgy ethanol plant located in Lexington, Nebraska. Chief Ethanol Fuels also owns a 70 MMgy ethanol plant located in Hastings, Nebraska.
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IRENA: Global renewable energy jobs increased in 2015

The International Renewable Energy Agency has released a report finding more than 8.1 million people worldwide are currently employed by the renewable energy industry, up 5 percent from last year. The report includes data on bioenergy employment.
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Gevo to review strategic alternatives

Gevo Inc. has commenced a review of strategic alternatives and engaged Cowen & Co. LLC as a financial advisor to assist in the review. The announcement was made approximately two weeks after the company released its first quarter financial results.
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EPA posts supporting documents for RFS rulemaking

On May 31, the U.S. EPA published its proposed rule to set 2017 renewable fuel standard (RFS) volume requirements in the Federal Register and posted dozens of supporting documents under the rule’s docket folder on Regulations.gov.
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Economists: Proposed RVO could result in 15 B gallon mandate

The U.S. EPA is continuing to provide a substantial push above the E10 blend for conventional biofuels is the conclusion of two University of Illinois economists, Scott Irwin and Darrel Good in a recent FarmDoc Daily post.
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Trestle, Larksen partner to reduce CO2 from ethanol, coal power

Trestle Energy LLC and Larksen LLC have announced a collaboration to commercialize a new fuel pathway management platform to enable ethanol producers to reduce their fuel carbon intensity and facilitate the use of biomass pellets at power plants.
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ICM: Selective Milling Technology reaches milestone

ICM Inc.’s Selective Milling Technology has shifted from a new technology to a proven process at approximately 15 percent of the ethanol plants in the U.S. and has allowed them to produce more than 300 million gallons of ethanol since installation.
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Biofuel boosters rally support for higher blend levels in 2017

The nation’s leading biofuel advocates are rallying supporters to urge the U.S. EPA to increase its proposed 2017 targets under the renewable fuel standard (RFS). Supporters are urged to testify at the EPA field hearing or submit written comments.
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OSU researching bacteria to begin biofuel production process

The popular method of breaking down lignin to convert biomass into valuable biofuels and chemicals is done by using fungi. However, researchers at Oklahoma State University are turning that process on its head.
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Repreve Renewables celebrates grand opening of processing center

Repreve Renewables LLC celebrated the official opening of its North Carolina processing center on June 1. The company's primary crop is giant miscanthus, a high-yielding, low-input and drought tolerant perennial that improves soil and water quality.
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CRFA changes name to Renewable Industries Canada

Canadian Renewable Fuels Association has relaunched under the name Renewable Industries Canada. The change from the reinforces the 32 year-old non-profit association's mission to promote the use of value-added products made from renewable resources.
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DOE: 2016 BioenergizeME infographic challenge winners crowned

The winner of the 2016 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge was announced in May. The winning infographic entitled “Cellulosic Ethanol: Fueling the Future,” was developed by students from Smithtown High School East in St. James, New York.
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