Skor to FEW: Battles ahead are tough, but we can win


Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor delivered the keynote address at the 2018 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in Omaha, telling attendees that no other industry can hold a candle to the pace of growth of the ethanol industry.
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FEW general session focuses on RVP and RIN waivers


A panel of industry leaders discussed Reid vapor pressure (RVP) relief and small refiner exemptions during the general session of the 2018 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo in Omaha on June 12.
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FEW recognizes Moore, Walker for contributions to fuel ethanol


Kristin Moore and Graeme Walker were recognized June 12 for their contributions to ethanol industry during the 2018 Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo in Omaha. Moore was presented with the High-Octane Award and Walker received the Award of Excellence.
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Temperatures are the key to heat load efficiency


Discussions about process heat began the Efficient Ethanol Production Seminar and it brought it to a close on June 11. A panel titled “Towards the More Efficient Delivery of Common Process Heat Loads at Ethanol Plants” closed the event.
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Making heat more efficient can create energy savings


The Efficient Ethanol Production Seminar preconference at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo kicked off June 11 with a panel titled, “Surveying the Untapped Potential for Energy Savings via the More Efficient Use of Process Heat."
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CHP brings significant opportunities to ethanol industry


During the first-ever Efficient Ethanol Production Seminar preconference at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, conversations focused on all things efficiency, including process heat, dehydration and combined-heat-and-power (CHP).
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Trump rejects RFS deal, fight for year-round E15 will continue


On June 5, Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, broke news that President Trump has rejected a deal on the RFS that would have allowed year-round E15 sales, but also allowed RINs from exported biofuels to be used to meet RVOs.
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Senate’s 2018 Farm Bill reauthorizes Energy Title programs


The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry released its version of the 2018 Farm Bill on June 8. The bill reauthorizes Energy Title programs, but provides insufficient funding to ensure their success, according to the AgEC.
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Carbon utilization bill could create value for CO2 emissions


Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., has introduced legislation would allow carbon utilization technologies and biogas production to access USDA loan guarantees, research programs and rural development loans.
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EPA to change how it considers costs, benefits of regulations


On June 7, the U.S. EPA issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking, announcing the agency is soliciting public input on whether and how to change the way it considers costs and benefits in making regulatory decisions.
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DuPont Industrial Biosciences launches 3 new ethanol products


Building off the launch of its fuel ethanol platform DuPont Xcelis, DuPont Industrial Biosciences unveiled the first three products from the innovation hub—designed to increase yields, speed fermentation and reduce energy and chemical consumption.
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Bill aims to increase E15 labeling requirements


In mid-May, Reps. Austin Scott, R-Ga., and Lois Frankel, D-Fla., introduced legislation that aims to introduce more stringent labeling requirements for E15. The bill was introduced May 16 and referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
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IRFA announces new Monarch Fueling Station locations


In late May, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association announced that two additional ethanol producers and one retailer have announced plans to establish Monarch Fueling Stations at several locations within Iowa.
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US Water to appeal recent court ruling on pHytOUT patents


U.S. Water has announced it plans to appeal a May 25 ruling by the U.S. Court for the Western District of Wisconsin that overturned a decision by a federal court jury regarding the validity of two patents relating to U.S. Water's pHytOUT technology.
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Growth Energy: Top 5 answers Pruitt owes farmers, biofuel workers


Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor offered up tough questions to greet U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt during his expected travel through farm communities in Kansas, South Dakota, and Nebraska.
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Researcher wins DOE grant to study sustainability of biofuels


A researcher at the University of Idaho was awarded $750,000 by the Department of Energy to study the sustainability of biofuels. The grant is part of a larger project to create a new generation of bioproducts and bioenergy.
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Researchers hope better technology produces less costly biofuel


University of Florida scientists wondered how cheaply cellulosic ethanol can be made from inedible plant material using currently available technology. They found the cost of feedstock and size of the biorefinery are key factors in lowering costs.
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NREL finds easier ways to deconstruct biomass


Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory are working to develop a one-step process to deconstruct biomass.
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