USDA predicts record corn production at 15.2 billion bushels

The USDA has released the August edition of its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, forecasting corn production will reach a record 15.2 billion bushels, up 613 million from the July projection.
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American Coalition for Ethanol conference wraps in Minneapolis

The American Coalition for Ethanol used its well-attended annual gathering as a platform to launch a reinvigorated campaign for the industry to make its case for ethanol as a clean source for vitally important octane.
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AFPM petitions EPA to redefine obligated party under the RFS

On Aug. 4, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers filed a petition for rulemaking with the U.S. EPA, asking the agency to move the point of obligation under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) to the owner of hydrocarbons at the rack.
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U.S. ethanol plant capacity increases for third consecutive year

Fuel ethanol production capacity in the United States was nearly 15 billion gallons per year, or 973,000 barrels per day (b/d), at the beginning of 2016, according to EIA's most recent U.S. Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity report.
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Green Plains considers purchase of food ingredients company

Green Plains Inc. recently announced the company has executed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire a complementary business in the food ingredients industry for a proposed price of $225 million to $275 million.
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Gevo’s Q2 results highlight key, corporate activity like ATJ use

Gevo Inc. recently released its quarter two financial results, providing an update on Luverne’s operational status and progress, efforts in the jet fuel and specialty fuels markets, as well as its partnership with Clariant Corp.
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Novozymes revises 2016 outlook after slow second quarter growth

Novozymes’ second quarter sales grew by 3 percent organically, less than the company had earlier expected. The company attributed the slower growth to BioAg and Bioenergy divisions sales that were weaker than it had anticipated.
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California delegation issues letter to EPA in support of RFS

On Aug. 8, members of the California delegation sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, urging the agency to increase final renewable fuel standard (RFS) blending targets to statutory levels.
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SIRE reports fiscal third quarter financial results

Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy LLC has reported financial results for its third fiscal quarter, the three months ended June 30, reporting a net loss of $300,000 million, or a loss of $20.48 per basic unit.
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EIA maintains 2016, 2017 ethanol production forecasts

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the August edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting ethanol production will average approximately 980,000 barrels per day in 2016 and 2017.
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DuPont cellulosic feedstock storage area experiences fire

On Aug. 5, a lightning strike caused a fire at a feedstock storage area a few miles from DuPont’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa. An estimated 10,000 bales of corn stover were lost, but the facility itself was unaffected.
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RFA: Record corn, ethanol production underscore need for RFS

America’s farmers are poised to harvest a record corn crop this fall and achieve the highest yield per acre in U.S. history, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates released Aug. 12.
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USGC: Japanese reporters learn about biotech, biofuels

This week, key members of the Japanese media traveled across the United States to learn about corn production, ethanol and how biotechnology and other production innovations are helping U.S. farmers feed and fuel the world sustainably.
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RFA hosting 4 ethanol safety seminars in Delaware, New Jersey

The Renewable Fuels Association is hosting four free ethanol safety seminars in Delaware and New Jersey. The Delaware seminars will be held on Aug. 16 in Wilmington, and the New Jersey seminars will be held in Mahwah on Aug. 18.
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ACE unveils guide on E15, flex fuels for retailers

The American Coalition for Ethanol is releasing a new publication, titled the "E15 and Flex Fuel Retailer Roadmap," that will help answer some of the most frequently asked questions by retailers about E15, E85 and flex fuels.
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AST receives patent for method to improve biomass processing

American Science and Technology, an emerging technology company, has been awarded a patent for a system and method for the extraction of chemicals from lignocellulosic biomass that reduces the cost of Organosolv processing.
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ACE honors ethanol industry contributors with 2016 awards

The American Coalition for Ethanol recently honored a select group of ethanol advocates during the group’s annual conference, for their contributions and efforts to promote ethanol both on a local and a national basis.
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Technique could reduce contamination in biofermentation plants

The cost and environmental impact of producing liquid biofuels and biochemicals as alternatives to petroleum-based products could be significantly reduced, thanks to a new metabolic engineering technique.
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Red Trail Energy, EERC win funding to support CCS study

Red Trail Energy LLC and the Energy & Environmental Research Center have been awarded $490,000 in support of a study examining the integration of carbon capture and storage (CCS) at a North Dakota ethanol facility.
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Nissan reveals ethanol fuel-cell EV in Brazil

Nissan Motor recently revealed the world’s first Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell (SOFC)-powered prototype vehicle in Brazil that runs on bio-ethanol electric power. The vehicle has a cruising range of more than 600 kilometers.
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UF/IFAS research could lead to more and healthier sorghum

A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher has identified two areas of the sorghum genome that could boost the plant’s resistance to the anthracnose disease.
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Biofuel advocates celebrate 11th anniversary of the RFS

Eleven years ago this Aug. 8, the renewable fuel standard (RFS) was signed into law, ushering in a new era of rising energy security, cleaner air, and more affordable options at the pump.
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ACE honors Sheetz for E15 efforts

The American Coalition for Ethanol named Sheetz Inc. as the 2016 recipient of the group’s Paul Dana Marketing Vision Award. ACE cited Sheetz for its leadership in introducing E15 in 60 of the company’s stores in North Carolina.
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Biological wizardry ferments carbon monoxide into biofuel

Cornell University biological engineers have deciphered the cellular strategy to make the biofuel ethanol using an anaerobic microbe feeding on carbon monoxide, a common industrial waste gas.
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