OMB reviewing final rule to set 2018 RFS RVOs

The White House Office of Management and Budget is reviewing the U.S. EPA’s final rule to set 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard renewable volume requirements (RVOs), along with the 2019 RVO for biomass-based diesel.
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DuPont announces plans to sell cellulosic ethanol plant

DuPont Industrial Biosciences has announced plans to sell its 30 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa. The move comes almost exactly two years after the company celebrated the grand opening of the facility in October 2015.
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EPA registers Enerkem to sell cellulosic ethanol under the RFS

Enerkem Inc. has received approval from the U.S. EPA to sell cellulosic ethanol produced at its Edmonton, Alberta, facility under the U.S. Renewable Fuels Standard. Enerkem expanded the Edmonton facility to produce ethanol earlier this year.
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Wolf asks EPA to waive 2017, 2018 RFS RVOs, RFA responds

On Nov. 2, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf issued a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt asking for a nationwide waiver of the 2017 and 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard renewable volume requirements (RVOs).
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Green Plains reports increased ethanol production, net income

Green Plains Inc. has released third quarter financial results, reporting net income of $34.4 million, or 74 cents per diluted share, up from $7.9 million, or 20 cents per diluted share, for the same period of last year.
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Gevo announces strategic review, reduces staff at Luverne plant

Gevo Inc. has released third quarter financial results, reporting that the company’s management and board of directors are reviewing its strategic and financial operations. Gevo also said it reduced staff at its Luverne, Minnesota, plant in October.
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Bill aims to extend MLP benefits to renewables, clean energy

Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and Reps. Ted Poe, R-Texas, and Mike Thompson, D.-Calif., have reintroduced legislation that aims to level the playing field for clean energy.
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Expansion of sugarcane ethanol in Brazil could cut GHG emissions

A massive expansion of land use for sugar cane growth in Brazil, and a subsequent increase in ethanol production with the feedstock could reduce global carbon dioxide emissions in the transportation sector by up to 86 percent of 2014 levels.
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USDA ERS publishes report on ethanol, DDGS export opportunities

In October, the USDA Economic Research Service published a report on global ethanol mandates that outlines the opportunities for exports of U.S. ethanol and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS).
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UNICA: Mills continue to focus on ethanol in early October

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently announced that mills in the south-central region of the country continued to focus on ethanol production during the first half of October.
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Jury rules in favor of U.S. Water in patent infringement suit

A federal jury in the Western District of Wisconsin unanimously found in favor of U.S. Water Services in a patent infringement lawsuit against Novozymes A/S and Novozymes North America Inc.
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US corn, DDGS compete in Canada for feed grains market share

A short hour north of the Montana border, the U.S. Grains Council is exploring the geographic advantage of unit trains carrying U.S. corn and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to Canadian feedlots around Lethbridge, Alberta.
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RFA releases brochure to inform consumers which vehicles use E85

More than 22 million automobiles on U.S. roadways today are flex fuel vehicles (FFVs) that can run on E85. A new brochure released by the Renewable Fuels Association helps consumers determine if their vehicles are FFVs.
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More than 200 stations in Minnesota now offer E15

In a landmark development for Minnesota's ethanol industry, there are now 202 stations in the state that offer E15. In 2014, there were 17 stations offering E15 in Minnesota. In 2015, that total rose to 27 and nearly tripled to 61 stations in 2016.
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USGC adds overseas staff to boost global presence, grain sales

The U.S. Grains Council is adding a new strategic director in Asia and assistant director in Southeast Asia as part of a global resource expansion meant to capture near-term demand for feed grain sales and build long-term demand for ethanol.
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Aemetis signs feedstock supply agreement for cellulosic ethanol

Aemetis Inc. recently announced that its Aemetis Advanced Products Keyes subsidiary signed a 20-year feedstock supply agreement to produce cellulosic ethanol at a former U.S. Army munitions facility located in Riverbank, California.
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New method makes ethanol from waste in existing plants

A research project has been carried out by a doctoral student at the University of Borås shows it is possible to produce bioethanol from agricultural and industrial waste in existing plants in a socioeconomically sustainable way.
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New ad hails Trump’s rejection of refiner attacks on biofuels

The nation’s top renewable fuel advocates have launched a new television ad recognizing President Trump’s steadfast support for rural communities, farmers, and workers in the biofuel sector. The ad begins airing Nov. 6 on Fox News.
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