Export Exchange: DDGS has multiple benefits as livestock feed

Besides being a good buy, DDGS offers environmental benefits in reducing methane and phosphorus emissions and improves animal health, Shurson told international buyers.
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Valero reports improved operating income for ethanol segment

On Oct. 25, Valero Energy Corp. released third quarter financial results, noting the company’s ethanol segment reported $106 million of operating income for the three-month period, up from $35 million reported for the same quarter of 2015.
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EPA: 1.67 billion RINs generated in September

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for September, announcing 1.67 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 17.14 million D3 cellulosic biofuel RINs and 99,563 D7 cellulosic diesel RINs.
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IGPC considers investment to double ethanol production capacity

Integrated Grain Processors Co-operative Inc. on behalf of itself and its wholly-owned subsidiary IGPC Ethanol Inc., announced that the company has commenced a process to explore the feasibility of doubling the production capacity of its plant.
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Homeland Energy Solutions produces 1 billionth gallon of ethanol

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association recently recognized Homeland Energy Solutions, an ethanol production facility near Lawler, Iowa, for producing its one billionth gallon of ethanol.
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USDA awards $327 million in REAP funding

The USDA is investing more than $300 million to help hundreds of small businesses adopt renewable energy sources or implement more efficient energy options. The investment includes $327 million in Rural Energy for America Program funding.
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White Dog Labs advances in $20 million Carbon Xprize contest

New technology developer White Dog Labs has been selected as a semifinalist in the $20 million Carbon Xprize, announced shortly after its peer-reviewed research paper was published in the journal Nature Communications.
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Biomass research and development committee to meet in November

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee has been scheduled to be held Nov. 17-18 in Washington, D.C.
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Novozymes reports reduced bioenergy sales

On Oct. 26, Novozymes released third quarter financial results, reporting that sales to the bioenergy industry were down 7 percent organically during the first nine months of the year when compared to the same period of 2015.
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UNICA publishes sugarcane harvest, ethanol production update

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane association, recently released a crop update for the second half of September, reporting ethanol production reached 1.81 billion liters (478.15 million gallons) during the two-week period.
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Petrobras negotiates to sell interest in sugarcane company

On Oct. 21, Brazil-based Petrobras announced it is beginning negotiations with Tereos International S.A. regarding the sale of 45.9 percent interest of Petrobras Biocombustivel in the sugarcane company Guarani S.A.
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Ag buyers, suppliers head to Detroit for Export Exchange 2016

More than 200 international buyers and end-users of coarse grains and co-products from more than 35 countries are arriving in Detroit for Export Exchange 2016, ready to meet with U.S. suppliers and service providers across the value chain.
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USGC: US corn ethanol can help Japan reach GHG reduction targets

A recently released U.S. Grains Council study finds that a significant portion of U.S.-produced corn ethanol will likely meet Japan's 50 percent greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction threshold over gasoline.
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Researchers reproduce evolutionary path with designer lignin

A study led by the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center has shown poplar trees and many other plants have evolved to naturally produce zip-lignin, which readily breaks down under simple chemical conditions.
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GRFA calls for G20 leadership on emissions reduction plans

Oct. 24, Bliss Baker, the president of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance, called on G20 countries to take action to reduce GHG emissions in response to recent reports showing that global temperatures are rising at higher-than-anticipated rates.
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CSPC announces equity raise, corn stover field trial

Cellulosic Sugar Producers Cooperative has initiated an equity campaign to develop a corn stover and wheat straw to dextrose supply chain in southwestern Ontario. CSPC will engage with growers in the region to supply feedstock to Comet Biorefining.
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Fortum and Taaleri invest in Chempolis

Fortum and Taaleri Kiertotalous Ky recently signed an agreement with Chempolis Oy to invest in the company. The deal is part of a restructuring of Chempolis Oy’s ownership and financing, in order to strengthen the balance sheet and operations.
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EPFL: Turning biofuel waste into wealth in a single step

Lignin is a bulky chain of molecules found in wood and is usually discarded during biofuel production. But in a new method by EPFL chemists, the simple addition of formaldehyde could turn it into the main focus.
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Growth Energy appoints head of communications and public affairs

Growth Energy recently announced the appointment of veteran D.C. communicator, Christopher Hogan, as the trade association’s new vice president of communications and public affairs, effective Nov. 28.
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