Shell files bid to purchase Abengoa’s cellulosic ethanol plant

Shell Oil Co. has offered a stalking horse bid of more than $26 million to purchase Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas LLC’s 25 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas, under Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
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EIA maintains ethanol production forecast for 2016, 2017

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the October edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting fuel ethanol production will average 990,000 barrels per day this year and next year, up from 970,000 barrels per day in 2015.
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Platte Valley Distillers produces distillers grains pellets

Platte Valley Distillers in Nebraska has developed a patented process that produces distillers grain cubes and pellets without the use of binders or additives. The products are easier to transport than bulk distillers grains.
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IRFA: Absolute Energy produces 1 billionth gallon of ethanol

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association recently recognized Absolute Energy, an ethanol production facility in St. Ansgar, Iowa, for producing its 1 billionth gallon of cleaner-burning, homegrown ethanol this month.
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UNICA releases updated ethanol production data

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association recently announced mills in the country’s south-central region produced 18.06 billion liters (4.77 billion gallons) of ethanol from the beginning of the current season through mid-September.
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USDA revises corn outlook in October WASDE report

The USDA Office of Chief Economist has released the October edition of its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report, predicting lower production for corn, with increased exports, reduced stocks and higher prices.
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Biogenic CO2 coalition launches grassroots campaign

The Biogenic CO2 Coalition has launched a grassroots campaign to urge the U.S. EPA to remove its regulatory roadblock to the development of the emerging bioeconomy. The coalition has also sent letters to 2016 presidential candidates.
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Deinove shelves Deinol program, refocuses efforts

France-based Deinove recently released financial results for the first half of 2016, announcing plans to shelve its advanced biofuel business and refocus its efforts on antibiotics and carotenoids in nutrition and cosmetics.
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Growth Energy congratulates RaceTrac on expanding E15 access

On Oct. 11, RaceTrac announced that it has expanded E15 sales to four locations in Florida, giving consumers access to a higher biofuel blend. RaceTrac also recently joined a list of major retailers as part of the Prime the Pump initiative.
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Gevo produces cellulosic jet fuel that meets ASTM specification

Gevo Inc. recently announced that it has completed production of cellulosic renewable jet fuel that is specified for commercial flights. Alaska Airlines is expected to fly the first commercial flight using fuel within the next few months.
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RFA celebrates National Farmer’s Day

In recognition of National Farmer’s Day, the Renewable Fuels Association would like to thank farmers, the backbone of the U.S. economy, providing abundant supplies of food, fuel and fiber for the U.S. and the world.
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Green Biologics introduces BioPure brand, GreenInside trademark

Green Biologics Inc. has announced a branding and product development strategy for its biobased n-butanol and acetone, as well as downstream products. Its biobased products will be branded BioPure, with downstream products trademarked GreenInside.
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RFA announces fishing sponsorship to promote ethanol

The Renewable Fuels Association has announced it will be a co-title sponsor of the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail this year with Bass Pro Shops, in an effort to educate boaters, conservation enthusiasts and consumers about ethanol’s benefits.
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High school students visit Chippewa Valley Ethanol plant

Twenty-one high school students from Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg High School recently visited the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Co. plant to get a better understanding of how clean homegrown renewable energy is produced.
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USGC: Southeast Asia trade team discusses ethanol blending

The U.S. Grains Council recently hosted a team of automobile manufacturers, ethanol policy regulators, fuel distributors, and ethanol producers from Southeast Asia to engage in a fact finding mission about higher blends of ethanol in gasoline.
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Six Poet plants installing CHP processes

Six Poet biorefineries in Ohio and Indiana are installing a new energy generation system using combined-heat-and-power (CHP). These systems will reduce reliance on the electrical energy grid and recover waste energy for additional use in the plant.
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BETO establishes Agile BioFoundry to streamline biomanufacturing

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has established the Agile BioFoundry, a new consortium of nine Energy Department national laboratories working to standardize and streamline the entire biomanufacturing pipeline.
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RFA’s Davis reappointed to renewable energy advisory committee

The Renewable Fuels Association is proud to announce that Director of Regulatory Affairs Kelly Davis has been reappointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee.
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