Kosher distillers corn oil opens market prospects for glycerin

With nearly a fifth of the U.S. biodiesel feedstock market share, corn oil from the ethanol production process is contributing more glycerin to the marketplace. But if that oil is not kosher, the market opportunities for its glycerin are limited.
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ITA seeking nominations for renewable energy committee

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has published a notice announcing plans to reestablish its Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Committee and solicit membership nominations.
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ASABE announces standard for sustainable agriculture production

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has announced the completion of ANSI/ASABE S629, a standard that establishes a framework for charting progress toward sustainable agriculture production.
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USDA: Corn planted acres up 7 percent from last year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service estimates U.S. soybean planted area at a record high 83.7 million acres, while corn acreage is up 7 percent when compared to last year, reaching 94.1 million acres.
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Report provides update of India’s ethanol industry

A decline in Indian sugarcane acres during the past two growing seasons is expected to result in a decline in ethanol production next year, said a report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network.
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Thorntons station near Chicago begins offering E15, E85

Thorntons has unveiled a new station near Chicago introducing Thorntons branded E15 fueling option, known as Unleaded15, as well as E85. State Sen. Bill Cunningham made an appearance at the Thorntons retail location to celebrate the new store.
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Missouri governor signs bill benefiting biofuels

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed a law that will promote the installation of blender pumps by ensuring that the liability insurance will provide gas stations with coverage for the release of blended fuels from incompatible storage tanks.
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Study shows trees with altered lignin are better for biofuels

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and collaborators have altered the lignin in aspen trees in a way that increases access to biofuel building blocks without inhibiting plant growth.
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RFA holding second octane webinar on July 7

The Renewable Fuels Foundation, the education and research arm of the Renewable Fuels Association, is hosting the second of five webinars focused on ethanol’s unique octane properties on July 7. The one-hour event will start at 11:00 a.m. CT.
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DOE announces SBIR, TCF grant recipients

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced $16 million for 54 projects to help commercialize promising technologies and $23 million for small businesses focused on clean energy innovations. Biomass projects were among those to receive funding.
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USGC workshop in Peru promotes US sorghum, DDGS

The U.S. Grains Council, in partnership with the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service office in Lima, recently hosted technical workshops in Peru, focused on the nutritional value of U.S. sorghum and distillers dried grains with solubles.
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Visits by USGC consultant promote low-oil DDGS in Taiwan

The U.S. Grains Council office in Taiwan had a consultant visit the country late last month to bolster ongoing efforts to promote the use of low-oil U.S. distillers dried grain with solubles (DDGS) in poultry rations.
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PNNL, Australian university form research pact

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Queensland University of Technology have signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance their bioenergy research, promote education, and develop industry around viable bioenergy solutions.
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June 19-21, 2017
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