Oak Ridge National Laboratory has published a study on mid-level ethanol blends that has determined high-octane fuels (HOF), specifically ethanol blends of E25 to E40, could offer significant benefits to the U.S. READ MORESHARE
On Aug. 1, Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, asked the U.S. EPA and U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission to investigate potential manipulation in the renewable identification number (RIN) market.
Green Plains Inc. produced a record 274.3 million gallons of ethanol in the second quarter, realizing a net income of $8.2 million, or 21 cents per diluted share. Revenues in Q2 2016 were $887.7 million. READ MORESHARE
Seven parties have expressed interest in Archer Daniels Midland Co.’s dry mill ethanol assets, and bids are expected by the end of August, Chairman and CEO Juan Luciano said in the company’s second quarter investor call. READ MORESHARE
The Andersons Inc. Ethanol Group was profitable in the second quarter of 2016. Steady exports, seasonal driving demand, lower corn prices and stronger demand for sales of E10 ethanol boosted margins, company officials said.
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the availability of up to $7 million in project funding to accelerate the introduction of affordable, scalable, and sustainable high-performance fuels for use in high-efficiency, low emissions engines. READ MORESHARE
The USDA has submitted an information collection request (ICR) to the White House Office of Management and Budget focused on cellulosic production volume projections and efficient producer reporting. READ MORESHARE
The Renewable Fuels Association member company Al-Corn Clean Fuel held a celebration Aug. 2 to mark its 20th anniversary in operation. The farmer-owned ethanol production cooperative was founded in 1994 and began production in 1996. READ MORESHARE
The Renewable Fuels Association is offering an online version of its Ethanol Emergency Response course for first responders. The two-hour training course is offered in partnership with the International Association of Fire Chiefs and TRANSCAER. READ MORESHARE
California Ethanol & Power, LLC recently announced its award of a $2.5 million grant from the Imperial Irrigation District, a public agency which provides water and energy service to the communities it serves. READ MORESHARE
Rayeman Elements Inc. has developed a patented method to cube distillers dried grains (DDGs). The company has also announced a new grain drying system that aims to reduce the risks and costs associated with operating grain dryers.
University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers have found that sweet potato vines, usually thrown out during harvest, can serve well as livestock feed while the roots are an ideal source for biofuel. READ MORESHARE
The Renewable Fuels Association will once again partner with the Buffalo Chip Campground to host the 76th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, scheduled for Aug. 8–14 in Sturgis, South Dakota.
Scientists from Illinois Institute of Technology received a patent for a method to genetically engineer bacteria and yeast to increase bioethanol production, especially from cellulosic material in biomass. READ MORESHARE