Economists: Octane premium offsets ethanol energy penalty

Much of the analysis of the cost of ethanol relative to CBOB has ignored the potential benefit of the biofuel's octane-enhancing qualities. Looking at ethanol's energy penalty alone is misleading, say University of Illinois economists Irwin and Good.
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ASTM calls new 100 octane fuel spec groundbreaking

ASTM develops new standard for 100 octane fuel in record time. The specs open the way for engine designs that utilize higher ethanol blends to achieve more power, more efficiently.
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Ethanol groups back new review of fuel economy, GHG rules

The U.S. biofuels industry reacted positively to President Trump's move to reevaluate hard-to-reach, Obama-era fuel economy and emissions standards. A deeper review of the rules could give high-octane fuels a larger, more defined role in the plan.
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Senators urge Trump to maintain RFS point of obligation

Sens. Chuck Grassley and Amy Klobuchar led 23 senators in a bipartisan letter advising the president to maintain the Renewable Fuels Standard’s longtime compliance mechanism, and reject proposed changes that threaten to upend the current system.
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National Farmers Union passes resolution to support E30 use

National Farmers Union called for the EPA to open the market to higher blends of ethanol in a landmark resolution passed during the group’s annual meeting held last week in San Diego. The group's South Dakota affiliate brought the concept forward.
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Company hopes to make cellulosic ethanol at under $1 per gallon

After announcing plans to purchase an aspirant cellulosic ethanol plant in Florida, Alliance BioEnergy Plus has released a bold cost-of-production estimate and supportive research on the economics of its cellulose-to-sugar conversion process.
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Conference to examine low-carbon shortage, sustainability

One-day conference in San Francisco to look at low-carbon fuels on the West Coast, international trade requirements and the need for secure sustainability certification for low-carbon fuels trading.
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Webinars planned to train the trainers for ethanol emergencies

RFA/Transcaer webinars aim to teach individuals how to train others in ethanol emergency response tactics and procedures. The 2-hour, free webinars will take place in April, June and August.
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Industry Events

2017 International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 10-12, 2017
Minneapolis Convention Center
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2017 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

June 19-21, 2017
Minneapolis Convention Center
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2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

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

Christianson & Associate's Biofuels Financial Conference

September 27-28, 2017
Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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