Alliance Bio-Products gains USDA approval to buy Ineos Bio plant

Alliance Bio-Products Inc. has received approval from the USDA to purchase an existing cellulosic ethanol plant in Vero Beach, Florida. The purchase includes the 8 MMgy plant, about 143 acres, equipment and vehicles.
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USDA: Corn consumed for fuel ethanol production up in May

The USDA recently published the July edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, showing corn consumed for fuel alcohol production reached 452 million bushels in May, up 3 percent from April and 6 percent from May 2016.
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Pacific Ethanol to acquire Illinois Corn Processing

Pacific Ethanol will acquire Illinois Corn Processing for $76 million, which includes $15 million in working capital, according to Pacific Ethanol. The transaction is expected to close this month.
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Oh resigns from REG, Howard appointed interim president, CEO

Longtime leader of Renewable Energy Group Inc., Daniel J. Oh, resigned from his position as president and CEO July 3. Biodiesel Magazine spoke with newly appointed interim president and CEO Randy Howard on Oh's departure and REG's new leadership.
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UNICA reports reduced exports of ethanol in early June

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently announced mills in the south-central region produced 5.81 billion liters (1.53 billion gallons) from the start of the current harvest season through June 16.
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IndianOil, LanzaTech to build gas-to-ethanol facility in India

Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. (IndianOil), India’s flagship national oil company and, LanzaTech, carbon recycling company, have signed a statement of intent to construct the world’s first refinery off gas-to-bioethanol production facility in India.
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Stanford scientists discover new path to ethanol production

Scientists from Stanford have discovered a process they say could produce ethanol without corn or crops. The new process uses three basic components: water, carbon dioxide and electricity, delivered through a copper catalyst.
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Opinion: Charts reveal why oil companies hate the RFS, E15

Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, responds to the American Petroleum Institute's reaction to the U.S. EPA's proposed rule to set 2018 renewable volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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USDA: No actions under Feedstock Flexibility Program during Q3

The USDA Commodity Credit Corp. recently announced that it does not expect to purchase sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program during the third quarter of this year. The program encourages the production of biofuels from surplus sugar.
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RFA: Celebrating 5 years of E15 in the marketplace

Five years ago this week, 15 percent ethanol (E15) blends debuted in the marketplace, offering consumers a new lower-cost, higher-octane fuel option at the pump. On July 10, 2012, Kansas became the first in the nation to offer E15.
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RFA: Buffalo Chip motorists can now fuel with ethanol

Motorcycle riders traveling around Sturgis, South Dakota, now have the ability to fuel with 93 octane, 10 percent ethanol. The Renewable Fuels Association has donated a permanent fueling station to the Buffalo Chip Campground.
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Solving a sweet problem for renewable biofuels and chemicals

Arizona State University scientists are harnessing the trial-and-error power of evolution to coax nature into revealing how to convert biomass into biobased products by test-tube evolving bacteria to ferment biomass sugars.
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