EPA schedules hearing on RFS proposal for Aug. 1

The U.S. EPA has announced plans to hold a public hearing Aug. 1 in Washington, D.C., for its recently released rule to set 2018 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard, along with the 2019 RVO for biomass-based diesel.
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DOE provides $40 million for 4 DOE Bioenergy Research Centers

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced $40 million in awards for the establishment of four DOE Bioenergy Research Centers that will provide scientific breakthroughs for a new generation of sustainable, cost-effective bioproducts and bioenergy.
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Bill aims to establish tax credit for biobased chemicals

Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., recently introduced the Renewable Chemicals Act of 2017, or H.R. 3149, which aims to establish a 15-cent-per-pound production tax credit for renewable chemicals made from biomass.
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MSW Consulting launches energy recovery system

Siouxland Ethanol reports a 17.8 percent reduction in natural gas use during its first month using MSW Consulting Inc.’s energy recovery system (MER), which recovers low-quality energy from dryer exhaust and transforms it into steam energy.
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EIA revises 2017, 2018 ethanol production forecasts

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has reduced its ethanol production forecasts in its July Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting production will average 1.02 million barrels per day in 2017 and 1.01 million barrels per day in 2018.
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UNICA: 7.61 billion liters of ethanol produced so far this season

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced ethanol production in the country’s south-central region reached 1.78 billion liters (470.23 million gallons) during the second half of June.
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Glacial Lakes Energy celebrates 15 years, opens train facility

Glacial Lakes Energy is celebrating 15 years of operations at its 100 MMgy ethanol plant in Watertown, South Dakota, where it recently opened a unit train shipping facility. The company also operates a second 100 MMgy plant in Mina, South Dakota.
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Australian government announces support for biorefinery project

The Australian government has announced support for a $60 million proposed biorefinery that is expected to produce electricity, raw sugar and ethanol from sugarcane. Blue agave may also be used as a feedstock.
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Celtic Renewables fuels vehicle with biofuel from whisky residue

Scotland-based Celtic Renewables Ltd. has announced the inaugural journey of the first car to be fueled with its biofuel made from whisky residue. The company produces biobased butanol using draff and pot ale left over from malt whisky production.
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Indonesia supports fuel ethanol, but can’t fund it

Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources says it would like to implement fuel ethanol production incentives, but is unable to fund them. Indonesia expects to produce 205 million liters of nonfuel ethanol from molasses in 2017 and 2018.
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Thailand decreases 2036 renewables goal by 37 percent

Thailand reduced its renewable and alternative energy target for 2036 by 37 percent as it grapples with uncertainty in molasses and cassava feedstock production.
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St1 to add renewable diesel production, continues ethanol work

St1 is investing in a new hydrogen manufacturing unit that will be built in at its refinery in Gothenburg, Sweden. This is the first step in the series of investments that will enable the facility to begin producing renewable diesel in 2020.
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Onken Racing’s American Ethanol Mystic Powerboat earns top honors

On July 16, the American Ethanol Mystic Powerboat took home “Top Gun” honors at the Grand Lake of the Cherokees Shootout with a 200-mph run. The boat runs on an E90 ethanol blend.
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ExxonMobil, UW-Madison extend research agreement

The University of Wisconsin-Madison and ExxonMobil have announced a two-year renewal of an agreement to research the fundamental chemistry of converting biomass into transportation fuels.
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USDA increases 2017-‘18 corn production estimates in July WASDE

The USDA has released the July edition of its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, predicting larger corn supplies, greater feed and residual use and higher ending stocks for 2017-’18.
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Rice aids in the study of biofuel feedstocks

Rice is a model for studies of candidate bioenergy grasses such as sorghum, switchgrass, and miscanthus. To optimize crops for biofuel production, scientists are seeking to identify genes that control key traits, including yield.
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Cutting the cost of ethanol, other biofuels and gasoline

Experts at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Michigan State University have demonstrated how to design and genetically engineer enzyme surfaces so they bind less to cellulosic biomass, reducing enzyme costs in biofuels production.
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