Court approves Abengoa plant sales, closings expected in 30 days

The sale of Abengoa’s five first-generation plants was given final approval by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Aug. 29. The judge will be signing the sales orders, which provides court approval that the assets are to be sold free and clear.
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USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol up in July

The USDA has released its September Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, noting total corn consumed for alcohol and other uses was 508 million bushels in July, up 6 percent from June and up 1 percent when compared to July 2015.
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Mexican government issues ethanol blending regulation

The Energy Regulatory Commission of Mexico published its fuel regulation in the Mexican federal register on Aug. 29, allowing for the blending and sale of up to 5.8 percent ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply outside of the three metropolitan areas.
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Wayne makes all its North American fuel dispensers E25 compatible

Wayne Fueling Systems has announced that all Wayne North American retail fuel dispensers will be supplied as compatible and UL-Listed to E25 as a standard feature. The Renewable Fuels Association has spoken out in support of the announcement.
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Rex reports increased ethanol, DDG sales during second quarter

Rex American Resources Corp. has released second quarter financial results, reporting net sales and revenue of $115.7 million, up from $113.5 million during the same quarter of 2015. Gross profit for the second quarter was $17.3 million.
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Colombian ethanol production, demand expected to grow

Colombia has filed an annual biofuels report with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Information Network, noting that ethanol capacity has increased to 1.65 million liters (435,883.89 gallons) per day.
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Report provides updated data on Brazilian ethanol industry

Brazil has filed its annual biofuels report with the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network, noting the country is expected to produce 30.372 billion liters (8.02 billion gallons) of ethanol this year.
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Ernst, Branstad, QCCP discuss the future of renewable fuels

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad recently met with representatives of Quad County Corn Processors, Syngenta, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association and the Iowa Corn Growers Association to discuss opportunities grow ethanol demand.
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Propel launches ProShop and E85, renewable diesel clubs

Propel Fuels has announced the launch of the Propel ProShop, an online store for customers to purchase apparel and accessories. In addition to the ProShop, Propel has launched its Hi-Octane Society and Diesel Pro aficionado clubs.
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Export Exchange 2016 hosts grain buyers from Taiwan

Representatives from six feed grain importers and end-users will participate in U.S. Grains Council trade teams as part of Export Exchange 2016. The biennial conference is sponsored by USGC and the Renewable Fuels Association.
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Walz visits Al-Corn, shows support for homegrown biofuels

Rep. Tim Walz visited Al-Corn Clean Fuel in Claremont on Aug. 24 to learn more about the plant's upcoming expansion exercise and reiterate his support for clean Minnesota-produced renewable biofuels.
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SPCC plan assists ag producers in fuel spill mitigation

The Nebraska Ethanol Board recently partnered with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to develop a Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures plan for agriculture producers who maintain their own fuel storage.
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Diesel Dogs first to offer pre-blended E15 in Minnesota

Diesel Dogs Fuel Service has become the first fuel distributor in Minnesota to offer pre-blended E15, paving the way for higher consumption of locally produced clean renewable E15. The fuel blend will be offered to both fleet and retail customers.
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SuperBIO project to support EU bioeconomy innovation

SuperBIO is an innovation project supported through the EU Horizon2020 funding program. The EUR 3.8 million ($4.24 million) project supports the development of promising industrial value chains in the bioeconomy.
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Industry Events

2016 Christianson & Associates' Biofuels Financial Conference

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

2017 International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 10-12, 2017
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

2017 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

June 19-21, 2017
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 19-21, 2017
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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