Poet receives tax abatement for Ohio plant expansion

In Ohio, the Marion County Commission has granted a tax abatement for Poet Biorefining’s ethanol plant expansion in Marion. The project is expected to begin this summer and be complete in the third quarter of 2018, according to Poet.
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Rex reports improved net sales, gross profit

Rex American Resources Corp. recently released financial results for its fiscal 2017 first quarter, reporting net sales grew 12.9 percent and gross profit increased 48.3 percent during the three-month period, which ended April 30.
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Trump’s proposed budget includes cuts to EPA, DOE and USDA

President Donald Trump has released his proposed budget for fiscal year (FY) 2018, which includes $3.6 trillion in cuts. According to the White House, the reductions are the most proposed by any president.
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ICM installs SMT V2 at Carbon Green BioEnergy, Iroquois BioEnergy

ICM Inc. and NUVU Fuels LLC have announced the adoption of ICM’s patented Selective Milling Technology V2 (SMT V2) at Carbon Green BioEnergy in Lake Odessa, Michigan, and Iroquois BioEnergy in Rensselaer, Indiana.
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CropEnergies hits record-high operating profit

The reopening of a United Kingdom ethanol plant brought increased revenue for Germany-based CropEnergies AG in its 2016-‘17 fiscal year, and led to a record operating profit of 98 million euros ($109.9 million).
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Renewable energy jobs push 10 million globally

The renewable energy industry directly and indirectly employed 9.8 million people worldwide in 2016, an increase of 1.1 percent over the previous year, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency’s newly released annual jobs report.
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USTR seeks comments, schedules hearing on NAFTA renegotiation

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has opened a comment period and schedule a hearing to gain public input on its plan to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada.
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Reynolds sworn in as Iowa governor, highlights renewable fuels

In her first remarks as the governor of Iowa on May 24, Kim Reynolds outlined her main goals for her work as the state’s first female governor. Among them is innovating Iowa’s energy policy.
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MSEA video opposes efforts to move RFS point of obligation

The Main Street Energy Alliance recently released a video outlining some of the negative impacts associated with shifting the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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Greenfield Specialty Alcohols changes name, logo

Toronto-based Greenfield Specialty Alcohols Inc., Canada’s largest ethanol producer, has changed its name to Greenfield Global and introduced a new logo and domain name.
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DOE announces biomass committee meeting, solicits members

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee and has published a notice soliciting nominations for new members.
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IRFA: Kwik Star aggressively rolls out E15 locations in Iowa

Kwik Star recently added E15 to 17 of its Iowa locations, securing its position as the 2nd largest retailer of E15 in Iowa. According to the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, Iowa now has 121 E15 fueling locations.
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RFA launching ‘Ethanol Days of Summer’ contest to report prices

Beginning on Memorial Day, the Renewable Fuels Association is launching an “Ethanol Days of Summer” contest, allowing both retailers and consumers to report the price posted for E85 and other ethanol blends.
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Insight into enzyme's 3-D structure could cut biofuel costs

A Los Alamos research team has mapped the three-dimensional structure of a protein that breaks down polysaccharides, such as the fibrous cellulose of grasses and woody plants, a finding that could help bring down the cost of creating biofuels.
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American drivers surpass 1 billion miles on E15

According to Growth Energy’s ongoing analysis of fuel sales and consumption data reported by major gasoline retailers, drivers across the United States have logged more than 1 billion miles on E15.
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UW technology converts biomass into 3 high-value chemicals

University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers and their collaborators have developed a new process for obtaining three high-value products from biomass in one fell swoop using gamma valerolactone (GVL), a solvent that is derived from plant material.
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Florida city fuels municipal fleet with E85

Protec Fuel Management LLC recently completed a project to enable the city of Hollywood, Florida, to run flex-fuel capable vehicles on cleaner-burning E85. Hollywood is the first municipality in south Florida to fuel its fleet with E85.
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