Senate bill introduced to give E15 year-round market presence

The bipartisan Senate bill would extend the Reid vapor pressure waiver to ethanol blends above 10 percent, allowing retailers to sell E15 all year. The proposed law would expand consumer fuel choices and strengthen the nation's energy diversity.
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ICM to build showcase biorefinery next to its Kansas headquarters

The 70 MMgy plant will cost about $175 million to build. ICM plans to be the majority owner and is in current discussions with investors who recognize the value of the project to the industry. The plant will house several cutting-edge technologies.
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Pacific Ethanol reports improved profitability in 2016

The company grew net sales by 17 percent and improved gross profit by $17.2 million compared to the fourth quarter of 2015. The ethanol producer's improved performance reflects the benefits of the acquisition and integration of Midwest facilities.
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Ethanol brings $2 billion per year to Minnesota's economy

According to a new study, the state’s ethanol industry used 410 million bushels of corn, about one-fourth of the Minnesota crop, to produce 1.18 billion gallons of ethanol, 3.5 million tons of DDGS and 244 million pounds of corn oil in 2016.
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New biofilm detection and control solution introduced

Solenis’ water cooling system solution helps prevent biofilm while reducing water usage and energy consumption and prolonging the lifespan of equipment and improving operations. The system is tailored for industrial facilities like ethanol plants.
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Delaware refinery to move forward with ethanol infrastructure

The Delaware City Refinery's plan to expand its ethanol handling and blending capabilities has overcome a challenge from two community groups that claimed the new biofuels infrastructure would lead to disruptive rail and barge traffic in the area.
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Two-thirds of Europeans want more biofuels

In Germany, 61 percent of consumers support the use of biofuels. There is even greater support in France, where 73 percent of consumers want to see ethanol and other plant-based fuel use increase. More than 11,000 people were surveyed across the EU.
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Industry Events

2017 International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 10-12, 2017
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

2017 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

June 19-21, 2017
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 19-21, 2017
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Industry Jobs

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