EPA considers reductions to 2018, 2019 RVOs

The U.S. EPA has published a NODA concerning potential reductions in RVOs for 2018 and 2019 under the RFS. The reductions primarily concern RVOs for biomass-based diesel, but could result in corresponding reductions in advanced and total biofuels.
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DOT releases new rail tank car data

On Sept. 22, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics released new data on the fleet composition of rail tank cars in 2013-2016 that transport flammable liquids, including ethanol.
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EPA: 20.4 million cellulosic RINs generated in August

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for August, reporting that nearly 1.76 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 20.4 million cellulosic RINs.
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Censky, McKinney nomination hearing addresses biofuels, RFS

The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry held a hearing on the nomination of Stephen Censky at deputy secretary of agriculture and Ted McKinney as under secretary of agriculture for trade and foreign agricultural affairs.
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IRFA: Magellan to offer E15 at all Iowa fuel terminals

Magellan Midstream Partners is now offering pre-blended E15 at many terminals across the U.S., including all Magellan terminals that service Iowa. The availability of pre-blended E15 means stations without blender pumps can now offer the fuel blend.
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UK proposes to increase biofuel obligations, cap crop-based fuels

The U.K. Department for Transport has published proposals that aim to increase the amount of renewable fuel in the transportation energy mix and make several other changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation.
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USDA trade mission to Brazil aims to expand export opportunities

During a U.S. Department of Agriculture trade mission to Brazil Sept. 25-29, leaders from 24 U.S. agribusinesses and trade organizations will explore opportunities to expand their agricultural exports and further develop their business relationships.
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ACE congratulates Jetz on addition of E15, E85 at second location

The American Coalition for Ethanol congratulates Jetz Convenience Centers for the addition of new ethanol blender pumps at its station in Muskego, Wisconsin. A grand opening event was scheduled to take place Sept. 26.
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USGC: New Zealand triples US DDGS purchases

New Zealand’s got milk—record amounts of milk production—and the country’s dairy industry is feeding triple the amount of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) year-over-year.
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DOE announces integrated biorefinery optimization projects

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry recently announced that the U.S. Department of Energy has selected eight projects to negotiate for up to $15 million in total DOE funding to optimize integrated biorefineries.
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MBA rewards E15 drivers in Minnesota

The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association and KS95 FM teamed up on Sept. 20 to reward drivers who fueled up with E15 (Unleaded Plus) at Bona Bros Minnoco in Fridley. Twelve drivers who switched to E15 were rewarded during the event.
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Minnesota high school students visit Highwater Ethanol

Eleven students from Red Rock Central High School traveled across town on Sept. 15 to visit Highwater Ethanol to learn about renewable energy production. The tour was organized by the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association.
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Studies show corn stover provides a business opportunity

Trestle Energy LLC has announced that two new studies show that generating energy from corn stover can fuel a billion-dollar business opportunity for the farm economy by replacing coal in power plants.
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Enzyme’s worth to biofuels shown in latest NREL research

An enzyme discovered at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory proves adept at breaking down cellulose fibers regardless of whether their crystalline structure is simple or highly complex.
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