US ethanol production sets new weekly record

The U.S. ethanol industry set a new weekly ethanol production record the week ending June 10, with production reaching an average of 1.013 million barrels per day, according to data published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
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Valero petitions EPA to redefine RFS obligated party

On June 13, Valero Energy Corp. issued a petition to U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy asking the agency to redefine obligated party under the renewable fuel standard (RFS). In February, Valero made a similar request.
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Abengoa announces agreements to sell 4 US ethanol plants

On June 13, Abengoa Bioenergy U.S. Holding LLC, along with certain of its direct and indirect subsidiaries, announced an agreement to sell four of its first-generation ethanol plants in the U.S. for at least $350 million.
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CVEC celebrates 20 years of operations at Benson, MN

Chippewa Valley Ethanol Co. celebrated its 20th year of operations June 10 with over 500 cooperative members and guests attending a noon meal followed by a short program and tours of the plant just outside of Benson, Minnesota.
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DOE seeks input in support of developing a billion-ton bioeconomy

The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a request for information (RFI) regarding the ability to eventually supply up to a billion dry tons of biomass feedstock annually for a variety of end uses.
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REN21 report shows global increase in ethanol production

REN21 recently published its annual overview on the state of renewable energy, reporting 2015 was a record year for renewable energy installations. Renewable power and renewable heat both increased, along with renewables used in transportation.
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CE&P awards Technip engineering services agreement

California Ethanol & Power LLC has awarded a engineering services agreement to Technip for its proposed biorefinery project in Imperial Valley, California. The facility will produce ethanol, electricity and biogas.
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ICM advances pathway to cellulosic ethanol

With clear application of science and engineering principles, ICM Inc. continues to create advancements in the development and optimization of ethanol technology by creating a stepping stone for future generations of advanced biofuels.
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Report: Crop-based biofuels don’t harm food supplies

The Renewable Fuels Association is pleased with the findings from a recent report that concluded biofuels from crops do not harm food supplies.
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Chemistry lessons from bacteria may improve biofuel production

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers study how a certain group of bacteria called Streptomyces may improve biofuel production. The study identifies important enzymes produced when Streptomyces flex particular genes.
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Growth Energy, Front Range Energy award funds to veterans groups

Growth Energy Cares, the charitable arm of Growth Energy, and Front Range Energy provided $125,000 in support for five veterans’ organizations at the Growth Energy/Front Range Energy annual golf tournament on June 15 in Windsor, Colorado.
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Gevo signs agreement to supply isobutanol for gasoline blending

Gevo Inc. has entered into an agreement with Musket Corp. to supply isobutanol for blending with gasoline. Initial target markets are expected to include the marine and off-road markets in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah.
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Pacific Ag acquires Calagri

Pacific Ag has acquired Calagri. The transaction further solidifies Pacific Ag's ability to ensure cost-competitive, year-round supply and more streamlined harvesting and delivery of forages and other crop residues to customers.
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Green Plains enters joint venture to develop Texas fuels terminal

Green Plains Inc. and Jefferson Gulf Coast Energy Partners recently announced that they have formed a joint venture to construct and operate an intermodal export and import fuels terminal at Jefferson's existing Beaumont, Texas, terminal.
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Nissan developing SOFC-powered system that runs on ethanol power

Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. recently announced that it is currently researching and developing a solid oxide fuel-cell (SOFC)-powered system that runs on bioethanol electric power. The new system features an e-Bio Fuel-Cell with an SOFC power generator.
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White Dog Labs wins DOE grant

White Dog Labs recently emerged from stealth by announcing a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The company's innovative fermentation technology platform promises to increase output of practically any biochemical by 50-100 percent.
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Deinove completes key milestone in its Deinochem program

Deinove recently announced that it has validated the second key milestone of the Deinochem program, dedicated to the production of biosourced isoprenoids, funded by the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME).
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GRFA: Commit to biofuels policies to achieve COP21 targets

The biofuels industry will have a significant role to play in international efforts to transition away from carbon-intensive fossil fuels in the transport sector. The GRFA will work with governments to develop policies to achieve their goals.
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Industry Events

2016 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 20-23, 2016
Wisconsin Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

June 20-23, 2016
Wisconsin Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2016 Christianson & Associates' Biofuels Financial Conference

October 17-18, 2016
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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