Green Plains completes acquisition of 3 Abengoa facilities

On Sept. 26, Green Plains Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of three ethanol plants from Abengoa Bioenergy and immediately sold the ethanol storage assets associated with those plants to Green Plains Partners LP.
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Ethanol industry says ethanol can help meet CAFE, GHG standards

Ethanol industry leaders have weighed in on a draft technical assessment report for the midterm assessment on greenhouse gas emissions and CAFE standards for model year 2022-2025 light-duty vehicles, focusing on the benefits of high-octane fuel.
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Pacific Ethanol to install 5 MW solar PV plant at Madera facility

Pacific Ethanol Inc. is installing a 5 MW photovoltaic power system designed and built by Borrego Solar Systems at its Madera, California, ethanol plant. Pacific Ethanol financed $10 million of the investment through the CleanFund SolarPACE program.
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China claims US-subsidized DDGS are injuring its DDGS industry

On Sept. 28, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China issued a preliminary ruling, claiming U.S. distillers grains are being unfairly subsidized by the U.S. government and are causing injury to China’s distillers grains industry.
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EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2016 addresses ethanol

The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released its Annual Energy Outlook 2016, which includes projections through 2040. The outlook features forecasts for liquid biofuels, including ethanol.
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ePURE releases 2016 statistical report

ePURE, the European renewable ethanol association, recently released its annual statistics report for 2016, finding direct GHG savings associated with European ethanol increased 8.5 percent last year, when compared to 2014.
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Iowa: Funds available through Fueling our Future 100 initiative

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey recently announced that approximately $350,000 in uncommitted funds are now available through the Fueling Our Future 100 initiative. Interested retailers in Iowa can apply funds through Oct. 14.
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RFA welcomes new member Siouxland Ethanol

The Renewable Fuels Association has announced the addition of Siouxland Ethanol to its membership. Located near Jackson, Nebraska, the locally owned company began operations in May 2007 and has the capacity to produce 70 million gallons per year.
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USGC: US feed grains exports to Mexico soar in 2015-‘16

A recent U.S. Grains Council Chart of Note shows the standout performance of U.S. exports of U.S. feed grains in all forms to Mexico. For marketing year 2015-‘16, USGC forecasts U.S. exports of these products to Mexico will increase 14 percent.
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Grassley receives Fueling Growth award from Growth Energy

Growth Energy presented Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, with its 2016 Fueling Growth award, which the group called its “highest honor given to congressional leaders who advocate for renewable fuels like ethanol and consumer choice at the pump.”
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UT-ORNL team hopes to ease path from vegetation to biofuel

A University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory team led by governor’s chair Jeremy Smith is using supercomputing to figure out ways to ease the path of turning vegetation into biofuel.
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USGC roadshow focuses on DDGS supply, inclusion in poultry diets

The U.S. Grains Council recently held a series of roadshows throughout Southeast Asia that invited broiler and layer integrators and growers to learn about the advantages of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS).
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Researchers develop method to separate lignin from wood

Washington State University researchers have developed a way to practically separate lignin from wood, a breakthrough that could provide new sources of lignin for advanced renewable fuel and advanced materials applications.
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RFA hosts final octane webinar Sept. 29

The Renewable Fuels Foundation, the education and research arm of the Renewable Fuels Association, is hosting the last of five webinars on Sept. 29 focused on ethanol’s octane properties. The event will focus on the economics of high-octane fuels.
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GreenWood Resources licenses ORNL process to boost biofuel yield

GreenWood Resources has licensed an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology based on the discovery of a gene in poplar (Populus trichocarpa) that makes it easier to convert poplar trees into biofuels.
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2017 International Biomass Conference & Expo

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2017 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

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2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 19-21, 2017
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