2018 International FEW releases technical sessions agenda


The 2018 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo has released its highly anticipated agenda featuring more than 150 speakers and four comprehensive tracks. The event will be held June 11-13 in Omaha, Nebraska.
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EPA proposes to settle RFS obligation with PES


The U.S. EPA has proposed to settle with Philadelphia Energy Solutions over its Renewable Fuel Standard compliance obligations, according to documents filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on March 12.
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Senators ask Trump to dismiss RFS waiver cap, request meeting


On March 15, Sens. John Thune, R-S.D.; Deb Fischer, R-Neb.; Roy Blunt, R-Mo.; Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa; and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, sent a letter to President Donald Trump opposing proposed changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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Governors ask Trump to reject proposals that would weaken the RFS


On March 15, a group of five Midwestern governors send a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to reject proposals designed to weaken the Renewable Fuel Standard, specifically those recently proposed by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.
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Biofuel groups advocate for tax credit extensions at hearing


On March 14, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means held a hearing on post tax reform evaluation of recently expired tax provisions. Several representatives of the biofuels industry offered testimony at the event.
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UNICA: Domestic sales of hydrous ethanol up in February


UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced domestic sales of hydrous ethanol remained high in February, up nearly 38 percent when compared to the volume sold during the same period of last year.
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Export Exchange 2018 scheduled for Oct. 22-24 in Minneapolis


Export Exchange 2018 has been set for Oct. 22 to 24 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The event will focus on timely topics related to exports of U.S. corn, sorghum, barley, distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and related products.
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Aemetis validates yields at cellulosic demonstration plant


Aemetis Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Aemetis Advanced Products Keyes Inc., has received third-party validation from Leidos Engineering of ethanol and protein yields produced its integrated demonstration unit.
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RFA, Paul Jr. Designs develop custom ethanol-powered motorcycle


The Renewable Fuels Association has joined forces with Paul Jr. Designs to conceive of and fabricate a signature motorcycle that thrusts American-made fuel ethanol into the spotlight. The bike will be featured on the new series of American Chopper.
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University of Minnesota grad students tour Guardian Energy


A group of graduate students from the University of Minnesota toured Guardian Energy in Janesville March 8 to get a deeper understanding of ethanol production. The tour was organized by the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association.
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Better solvents improve production of biofuels, bioproducts


Researchers have found a new way to measure and analyze how a solvent alters the stability of two different points of a chemical reaction, the initial state and the transition state. The findings could help improve biofuel production.
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IRFA: Murphy USA locations plan E15 discount promotions


The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association has announced Murphy USA plans to hold E15 discount promotions at five of its locations in Iowa during March, including two promotions March 16 at its locations in Clinton and Indianola.
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Syngenta corn class action lawsuit settles for $1.51 Billion


A $1.51 billion settlement has been reached in the nationwide class action lawsuit filed in Kansas federal court over Syngenta's genetically modified corn seed. Ethanol plants are among those covered by the settlement.
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NREL, NRCan partner on alternative fueling station locator tool


The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has teamed up with Natural Resources Canada to create the Electric Charging and Alternative Fuelling Stations Locator, a Canadian version of the lab-developed Alternative Fueling Station Locator.
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