EU reaches deal on REDII, sets new goals for renewables

On June 14, negotiators from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council reached a deal on a revised Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) that sets new targets for renewables.
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Senate ag committee restores 2018 Farm Bill Energy Title funding

The Senate ag committee has approved its version of the 2018 Farm Bill with bipartisan support. The legislation includes an amendment offered by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., that restores mandatory funding to Farm Bill Energy Title programs.
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EIA maintains 2018, 2019 ethanol production forecasts

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the June edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its May prediction that ethanol production will average 1.04 million barrels per day in 2018 and 2019.
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FSMA at FEW: Panelists share experiences, advice

The Food Safety Modernization Act requires plants to develop and implement procedures they previously hadn’t had to consider, according to Brian Schasel, environmental/technical manager for Big River Resources LLC.
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Biofilms can form anywhere, but can be scrubbed out

Biofilms have gained attention recently across the ethanol industry. They really have an impact on all industries, Wayne Mattsfield, staff scientist for Phibro Ethanol Performance Group, said during a panel at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo.
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DSM launches fermentation solution to improve ethanol production

Royal DSM has introduced eBOOST, a complete solution for ethanol producers seeking higher yield and significantly reduced glycerol production in starch conversion processes. The launch took place at the annual Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Omaha.
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BASF invests in carbon recycling company LanzaTech

BASF Venture Capital GmbH has announced plans to invest in LanzaTech. Using special microbes, LanzaTech has developed a technology for gas fermentation that first enables ethanol to be produced from residual gases.
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SOS Leak Repair recognized with safety award

SOS Leak Repair Inc., a provider of cutting-edge solutions to pipe leaks, has received safety awards from the Minnesota Safety Council and North Dakota Safety Council. The company can help ethanol producers solve industrial pipe repair problems.
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USGC: Brazilian, US representatives discuss RenovaBio

Representatives from Brazil discussed the development and implementation of RenovaBio, Brazil’s new biofuels policy, during meetings in Washington, D.C. with the U.S. Grains Council, the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the USDA.
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South Dakota’s rural champions rally against EPA’s war on biofuel

Farm, biofuel, and community leaders hosted a tractor rally in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where participants voiced their concerns about attacks on homegrown biofuels led by the chief of the U.S. EPA, who is passing through the state this week.
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East Kansas Agri-Energy hosts Pruitt for roundtable

East Kansas Agri-Energy LLC hosted EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt June 12 for a round table discussion with a diverse group of Kansas agricultural interests and organizations that addressed the RFS, RINs, E15 and the EPA's use of hardship waivers.
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PNNL technology clears way for ethanol-derived jet fuel

ASTM International recently revised ASTM D7566 Annex A5, Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons, based on fuel produced by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory partner LanzaTech.
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RFA, Paul Teutul Jr. team up on ethanol-fueled motorcycle

The Renewable Fuels Association and master motorcycle designer Paul Teutul, Jr. have teamed up to prove ethanol fuel blends work in high performance motorcycles. Teutul’s latest bike, commissioned for the RFA, runs on E85.
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Syngenta: Enogen corn has agreements with more than 30 plants

Syngenta announced June 12 that it has agreements in place with more than 30 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of approximately 3 billion gallons. Production using Enogen corn is expected to reach 2.5 billion gallons this year.
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DuPont celebrates opening of Industrial Biosciences’ headquarters

DuPont Industrial Biosciences officially opened the doors of its renovated global business headquarters June 8 in Wilmington, Delaware. This new center of technological innovation, known as Building E353, is part of DuPont’s Experimental Station.
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