EPA: 15.63 million cellulosic RINs generated in August

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for August, reporting more than 1.76 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 15.63 million cellulosic RINs.
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China issues preliminary duties against US DDGS

China’s Ministry of Commerce has issued a preliminary determination claiming that U.S. dried distillers grains with or without solubles (DDGS) are being dumped and have caused injury to China’s DDGS industry.
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Ethanol industry advocates for tax credit extensions

Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association and Advanced Biofuels Business Council are among 52 organizations that signed a Sept. 20 letter addressed to congressional leadership advocating for a multi-year extension of expiring tax provisions.
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EPA approves efficient producer pathway for Poet plant

On Sept. 19, the U.S. EPA approved an efficient producer pathway petition for Poet Biorefining – Lake Crystal, bringing the total number of plants to receive pathway approvals under the efficient producer program to approximately 62.
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BIO releases report on renewable chemical progress, opportunities

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization recently released a report documenting substantial, ongoing growth in the renewable chemical industry and outlining federal and state policies that support the industry.
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UNICA: Ethanol production at 16.46 billion liters through August

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced mills in the country’s south-central region crushed 38.31 million tons of sugarcane during the second half of August, down 14.56 percent when compared to the first half of the month.
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Court rules several GS Cleantech patents unenforceable

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana has issued an order finding problems with certain GS CleanTech Corp. patents that are subject to multiple lawsuits filed by the company against many ethanol plants and technology providers.
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Petrobras to exit biofuel production business

On Sept. 20, Brazil-based Petrobras announced plans to withdraw from biofuel production as part of a new strategic plan. The company did not elaborate on future plans for its biofuel assets within its announcement.
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RFA hosting 2 ethanol safety seminars in Illinois Sept. 27

The Renewable Fuels Association is hosting two free ethanol safety seminars later this month in Benton, Illinois. The seminars will be held on Sept. 27 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. CT or 5:30 p.m.–10 p.m. CT at the Benton Fire Department.
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Assobari sugarcane producer organization earns RSB certification

Assobari is the first organization of sugar cane producers in Brazil to earn the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials certification. The RSB certification is for the production of sugarcane by 62 farmers and approximately 1,860 hectares.
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Study: Gas becomes stale before water uptake becomes a concern

A new study by the Department of Energy is providing fresh insight into a decades-old debate about the impacts of ethanol-blended gasoline on water uptake and “phase separation” in small and off-road engines.
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USDA ARS: Tapping sorghum's genetic potential

An Agricultural Research Service plant geneticist has developed new genetic resources that allow the breeding of sorghum varieties with higher grain yields and greater resistance to diseases and pests.
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Sandia: Turning ubiquitous lignin into high-value chemicals

Lignin has frustrated scientists for years. With the help of an unusual soil bacteria, Sandia National Laboratories researchers believe they now know how to crack open lignin, which could transform the economics of biofuel and ethanol production.
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Enerkem CEO receives 2017 Clean16 sustainability award

Enerkem Inc., a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer based in Canada, is pleased to announce that Vincent Chornet has been named in the prestigious 2017 Clean16 awards by the Delta Management Group and the Clean50 organization.
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Borregaard invests in ethanol plant upgrade

Borregaard has decided to invest NOK 63 million ($7.61 million) in a project that includes an upgrade of the bioethanol plant and a facility to capture and store biogas. Construction is expected to start during the second half of 2016.
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ACE ad buy urges congress to act on RVP legislation

The American Coalition for Ethanol has kicked-off a two-week ad campaign in Environment & Energy Publishing, a Washington DC-based media outlet with five daily online publications and a daily video webcast for energy and environmental policy leaders.
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Growth Energy: Tom Buis receives America’s Fuel Award

On Sept. 19, former Growth Energy CEO and current co-chairman of the Growth Energy board of directors, Tom Buis, was presented with the America’s Fuel award. The award is the highest honor given by Growth Energy.
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Shimadzu announces new integrated HPLC ethanol analyzer

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has announced the release of its new bioethanol analyzer. Based on the popular Prominence-i integrated HPLC platform, the analyzer is an advanced tool for real-time monitoring of the fermentation process.
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Higher ethanol blends can alleviate gas shortages, price spikes

A Sept. 9 leak in the Colonial pipeline has resulted in gasoline shortages and price spikes. As workers act to fix the leak and remediate the environmental consequences, Growth Energy notes higher ethanol blends can help mitigate those issues.
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E85 fuels Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay

Indiana corn farmers are helping power the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay as sponsors of the E85 fuel keeping the torch burning brightly as it travels through Indiana’s 92 counties over 35 days.
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Industry Events

2016 Christianson & Associates' Biofuels Financial Conference

October 17-18, 2016
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2017 International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 10-12, 2017
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2017 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

June 19-21, 2017
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2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 19-21, 2017
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