Red Trail Energy moves forward with carbon capture research

Red Trail Energy LLC in Richardton, North Dakota, will move forward with phase two of its research into a carbon capture and storage program, following a U.S. EPA decision to grant North Dakota regulatory primacy over Class VI injection wells.
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Senate hearing scheduled on bill to extend RVP waiver to E15

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works is scheduled to hold a full committee hearing June 14 on legislation that aims to extend the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to gasoline blends containing more than 10 percent ethanol.
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Senators ask EPA to explain Icahn’s role in shaping the RFS

On June 6, a group of five senators sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt requesting any information the agency has on Carl Icahn’s role in crafting policy and regulations at the EPA, particularly regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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EIA maintains 2017, 2018 ethanol production forecasts

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the June edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting fuel ethanol production will average 1.03 million barrels per day this year, falling to 1.02 million barrels per day in 2018.
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Biofuel groups urge support for legislation benefiting E15 sales

A group of 28 biofuel producers and trade associations recently sent a letter to members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, urging them to support a bill that extends the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to E15.
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NCGA contest seeks new ways to produce chemicals from corn

The National Corn Growers Association and NineSigma have launched a global competition to identify new uses for field corn as a renewable feedstock for chemical production. Entries are due Sept. 28.
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USDA maintains forecast for 2017-’18 corn production

The USDA has released the June edition of its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, reporting projected corn production for 2017-’18 is unchanged at 14.065 billion bushels.
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USDA, DOE open $9 million BRDI funding opportunity

The USDA and U.S. Department of Energy are making up to $9 million in funding available through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative to support the development of bioenergy feedstocks, biofuels and biobased products.
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Greenbelt Resources to partner on duckweed-to-ethanol plant

The Andrew J. Young Foundation, based in Atlanta, has signed a letter of intent to purchase Greenbelt Resources Corp.’s ethanol production technology for a 500,000-gallon-per-year plant to be sited in the southeast U.S.
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European ethanol achieves higher GHG savings in 2016

European renewable ethanol delivered an average of more than 66 percent greenhouse gas (GHG) savings over fossil petrol in 2016, according to new certified data from European ethanol producers.
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Poll: Small engine owners power up on ethanol blends

Growth Energy released a new survey showing that U.S. small engine owners are pleased with the performance of their fuel and find it easy to pick the best option, including regular unleaded blends of 10 percent ethanol (E10).
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Rayeman, Saola partner on bolt-on biodiesel technology platform

Rayeman Elements Inc. has announced the creation of a Biofuels Division to provide patented and proven technology for the production of biodiesel colocated with ethanol plants. Saola Energy LLC will provide engineering and design for the technology.
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Siouxland Energy receives EPA D3 RIN registration

Edeniq Inc., a cellulosic technology company, and Siouxland Energy Cooperative recently announced that the U.S. EPA approved Siouxland Energy’s registration of its 60 MMgy corn ethanol plant for generation of D3 RINs from cellulosic ethanol.
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Poll: Motorcycle owners are confident in fueling decisions

Growth Energy has released a survey showing that motorcyclists in the U.S. are extremely confident in selecting the fuel that meets their needs at the pump, and satisfied with the performance of their fuel, including regular unleaded blends of E10.
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US Water celebrates 20 years

U.S. Water, a subsidiary of Allete Inc., celebrates 20 years in business June 9. The company started as a team of three individuals in 1997 and has since grown to a company with 450 employees and multiple locations throughout North America.
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Growth Energy announces ad launch for E15 fix

Growth Energy recently announced a seven-figure campaign aimed at promoting legislation that will allow U.S. retailers to offer more biofuel choices to customers year-round.
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Minnesota students visit Heron Lake Bioenergy

Eleven students from Worthington High School visited Heron Lake Bioenergy on May 30 to learn about ethanol production. The students, all 12th graders, were briefed on the various processes of ethanol production during the tour.
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RFA analysis: RFS has been ‘tremendous success’ since adoption

More than a decade after the original Renewable Fuel Standard was signed into law, tremendous progress has been made toward its goals of energy security, clean air and boosting local economies, according to the Renewable Fuels Association.
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