Pacific Ethanol sells record volumes of ethanol during Q3

Pacific Ethanol Inc. has released third quarter financial results, reporting the company achieved a record total gallons sold of 250 million and a record production gallons sold of 141.8 million.
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RFA, Growth Energy, USGC urge suspension of Brazil’s GSP status

The Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and U.S. Grains Council are asking U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to suspend Brazil’s designated country status under the Generalized System of Preferences.
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Lawmakers ask FTC to investigate manipulation of RIN markets

A bipartisan group of six members of Congress wrote to the Federal Trade Commission on Nov. 7 asking the agency to investigate possible market manipulation in the renewable identification number (RIN) market.
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Aemetis provides update of cellulosic ethanol initiatives

Aemetis Inc. has released third quarter financial results, reporting revenues for its ethanol business grew 6.2 percent when compared to the same quarter of last year. Aemetis CEO Eric McAfee also noted ethanol production increased 4 percent.
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EIA maintains 2017, 2018 ethanol production forecasts

The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released the November edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its 2017 and 2018 ethanol production forecasts made in its October STEO.
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US, Israel partner to develop cellulosic ethanol technology

The U.S. Department of Energy is partnering with Israel’s Ministry of Energy and the Israel Innovation Authority on five energy projects, including one that aims to develop cellulosic ethanol technology.
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The Andersons Ethanol Group impacted by decreased margins

The Andersons Inc. has released third quarter financial results, reporting that its Ethanol Group was challenged by decreasing margins. The group generated pretax income of $6.1 million, down from $9.5 million during the same period of last year.
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Advanced biofuel companies thank Trump for commitment to RFS

A group of 19 advanced biofuel companies sent a letter to President Trump on Nov. 8 thanking him for his commitment to the Renewable Fuel Standard and outlining the need to set strong advanced and cellulosic targets in the 2018 RFS rule.
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IRFA: Iowans can save more than $1 per gallon with E85

In recent weeks, Iowa drivers have had access to exceptionally low E85 prices, in several cases more than $1 cheaper than regular E10. These tremendous savings stem from the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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Sweetwater Energy brings lignin-based activated carbon to market

Sweetwater Energy’s biomass conversion technology has produced native lignin that can be easily carbonized and activated to make high-end powdered activated carbons for the municipal potable water and home water filters markets.
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RFA: Automakers approve E15 in nearly 90% of new 2018 vehicles

Nearly 90 percent of new 2018 model year vehicles are explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use E15, according to the results of an annual analysis of warranty statements and owner’s manuals conducted by the Renewable Fuels Association.
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LBDS publishes sixth edition of its Alcohol Textbook

Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits has published the 6th edition of the Alcohol Textbook, which has become the industry standard and reference guide in the industry. The new edition spans 602 pages and can be ordered on the LBDS website.
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Growth Energy honors veterans

In recognition of Veterans Day this Saturday, Nov. 11, Growth Energy extends our deepest gratitude to the men and women who serve our nation in the United States Armed Forces.
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ACE: Video series on E15 and flex fuel retailers debuts

The American Coalition for Ethanol announced the first two in a series of fuel marketer-focused videos on the flexfuelforward.com website Nov. 13, part of a campaign to feature real world E15 and flex fuel retailer success stories.
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RFA: Consumers win with ethanol

According to crowd-sourced data from the Renewable Fuels Association’s E85prices.com, the national price spread between regular unleaded and E85 has never been greater in the 17 years of tracking on the website.
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RFA: Record corn yield underscores RFS success

The November World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates report raised the average corn yield estimate by 3.6 bushels per acre and would best the previous record of 174.6 bushels per acre set in 2016.
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RFA: Ethanol industry a natural fit for veterans

Thousands of veterans have continued to make our nation stronger and more secure by choosing careers in the ethanol industry after leaving military service. In fact, nearly one in five workers in the U.S. ethanol industry is a veteran.
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USGC: Chinese corn, sorghum, DDGS team travels to the US

A team of Chinese buyers of corn, sorghum and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) traveled to the United States last month to investigate crop production and quality as well as gain a better understanding of U.S. feed grains and co-products.
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IRFA: E15 now available at 142 stations across Iowa

In recent weeks E15 has arrived in several northern and eastern Iowa communities. Casey’s General Store, Kwik Star, and several other retailers have added E15 to their locations, according to the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association.
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Research makes plant waste a viable option in ethanol production

University of California-Riverside researchers have developed a streamlined process that could finally make the ethanol production cost from abundant second-generation plant wastes competitive with first-generation ethanol made from sugars.
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On Fly Green Day, 8 airlines fly with Gevo’s jet fuel from O’Hare

Gevo Inc. recently announced that its alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) derived from renewable isobutanol is being used Nov. 8 by eight commercial airlines for Fly Green Day, sponsored by the O’Hare Fuel Committee, at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
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VTT to develop enzymes found in wildfire-prone areas

Microorganisms found in the wildfire-prone dry tropical forests of India may be useful biochemical production because they are accustomed to the challenging conditions following a forest fire, according to VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.
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