EPA: 1.84 billion RINs generated in December

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for December, reporting more than 1.84 billion RINs were generated during the final month of last year, including nearly 16.83 million cellulosic RINs.
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USGC releases corn, sorghum harvest quality reports

The U.S. Grains Council has published the first two of its annual reports on corn and sorghum harvest quality, reporting that U.S. farmers produced an estimated 387 million metric tons of corn in 2016, along with 12 million metric tons of sorghum.
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EPA seeks comments on sugar beet GHG analysis

The U.S. EPA is seeking comments on its analysis of upstream greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributable to the production of sugar beets for use as a biofuel feedstock. A 30-day public comment period is expected to open soon.
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2017 RFS rule among regulations subject to additional review

The rule to set 2014 volume obligations under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) is among 30 recent rules published by the U.S. EPA set to be temporarily delayed in order to allow for additional review by the Trump administration.
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Report considers the impact of dedicated energy crop production

In early January, the USDA Economic Research Service published a report, titled “Dedicated Energy Crops and Competition for Agricultural Land,” that examines three policy scenarios that could create a market for bioelectricity using switchgrass.
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U.S. Water: Court of appeals overturns patent decision

U.S. Water has announced that on Dec. 15, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated an adverse judgment against it by the District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin relating to the use of phytase in ethanol plants.
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Renewable fuel marketing awards presented in Iowa

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced that Charlie Good from Good & Quick in Nevada and Richard Weiner from Cartersville Elevator Inc. in Nora Springs are the 2017 winners of the Secretary’s Ethanol and Biodiesel Marketing Awards.
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QRFA announces partnership with TSBE

Queensland Renewable Fuels Association is excited to announce a landmark partnership with Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise, which promises to drive consistent growth of the burgeoning biofuels industries in the region.
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ePURE: More ambition needed to decarbonize EU transport

Europe needs a realistic mix of renewable energy solutions—including low-emission options such as sustainably produced European ethanol—if it wants to achieve its goal of decarbonizing EU transport, according to speakers at a debate Wednesday.
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Rayeman Elements announces DDG range cube technology

Rayeman Elements and its team have successfully designed a patented technology that takes distillers dried grains (DDGs) and densifies them into a “compact, non-breaking, economical form.”
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St1 signs MOU for cassava ethanol project in Thailand

St1, a Finnish energy company, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Ubon Bio Ethanol to launch a pilot project of the production of bioethanol from cassava waste, with the aim of setting up a joint venture for ethanol production in Thailand.
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Poll: Europeans want EU policy to promote crop-based biofuels

Europeans overwhelmingly support the use of conventional biofuels made from crops and believe EU policy should encourage it, according to a recent EU-wide opinion survey.
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European researcher aims to generate more value from biomass

Roberto Rinaldi FRSC, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London has been awarded a European Research Council Consolidator Grant to fund his work on lignin valorization.
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RFA sponsors Crappie Masters Tournament Trail

Last fall, the Renewable Fuels Association announced it would co-sponsor the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail in an effort to educate boaters, conservation enthusiasts and consumers about ethanol. The first of 19 tournaments begins Jan. 27.
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RFA to offer FSPCA preventive controls for animal food course

The Renewable Fuels Association has scheduled a training course to help ethanol plants meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act. This class is designed for personnel overseeing a facility’s food safety plan.
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