Ace Ethanol to install D3MAX cellulosic ethanol pilot plant

D3MAX has shipped its skid-mounted pilot reactor to Ace Ethanol in Stanley, Wisconsin, where testing of the bolt-on technology is to begin in late March.
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Ethanol trade groups congratulate, instruct new EPA chief

The Senate has confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the U.S. EPA. While congratulating Pruitt, ethanol trade groups urged him not to alter the Renewable Fuel Standard, especially the program’s point of obligation.
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SIRE reports ‘favorable margins’ in late 2016, early 2017

Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy LLC recently announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter of 2016. The 125-MMgy ethanol plant reported net income of $5.6 million, or $422.60 per unit, for the three-month period ending Dec. 31.
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Ethanol delivers $24.7 M pretax income for The Andersons in 2016

The Andersons ethanol group had a strong 2016 Q4, showing a 52 percent improvement over Q4 2015, the company reported in its Feb. 16 earnings report. The ethanol group earned pretax income of $11.7 million in Q4, up from $7.7 million a year ago.
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Lincolnway reports positive Q1 FY2017 results, improved yields

Nevada, Iowa-based Lincolnway Energy announced a positive net income of $2.4 million for the first quarter of its fiscal year. EBITDA was $3.4 million.
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Pacific Ethanol to install Edeniq technology at Madera plant

Pacific Ethanol to add Edeniq Cellunator and Pathway technologies at its Madera ethanol plant, bringing cellulosic ethanol production to a second facility.
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Iowa to Pruitt: Don't change RFS point of obligation

Broad Iowa coalition urges EPA nominee Pruitt to protect the RFS by rejecting the petition to change the successful program’s point of obligation from mostly large petroleum refiners to many fuel retailers.
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Alberta awards $60 million to 31 bioenergy companies

Through its Bioenergy Producer Program, the government of Alberta has awarded $60 million to 31 different companies that have built or are in the process of constructing in-province bioenergy projects.
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U.S. ethanol production holds steady, stocks rise

Ethanol production averaged 1.04 million barrels per day—or 43.7 million gallons daily last week. That is down slightly from the week before and a seven-week low. Stocks of ethanol continue to rise, predictably, toward last year's March high mark.
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Jungbunzlauer, Green Biologics partner on biobased plasticizers

Green Biologics entered an exclusive collaboration with Jungbunzlauer Ladenburg GmbH for supply of n-butanol from Green Biologics' Little Falls, Minnesota, production facility. Jungbunzlauer will produce tributyl citrate and acetyl tributyl citrate
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Indiana senator annouces vote against Pruitt nomination

Sen. Joe Donnelly expresses his concerns with Trump's nominee for EPA adminstrator, saying he cannot support a nominee who has sued the EPA "to stop the sale of E15 and praised the erosion of a policy...."
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2016 DDGS exports reached second highest level on record

U.S. exports of distillers grains totaled 11.48 million metric tons last year. Exports to East Asia were down, but shipments to Southeast Asia and the Middle East surged. DDGS export prices averaged $191 per metric ton, a six-year low.
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Record biofuel production powers rural Iowa economy

Record Iowa ethanol and biodiesel production brings significant ethanol impact, according to ABF Economics study. IRFA's Shaw says trade barriers, low RFS levels stunted growth and 2017 should be better yet.
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