Pruitt resigns, Wheeler to become acting administrator of the EPA


On July 5, President Trump announced the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the administrator of the U.S. EPA. Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler is set to assume the role of acting administrator of the EPA on July 9.
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North Dakota ethanol plant to explore use of barley feedstock


The North Dakota Industrial Commission has awarded a grant to Midwest AgEnergy Group to research using barley to produce a high-value protein concentrate designed for aquaculture and a low-carbon advanced ethanol at Dakota Spirit AgEnergy.
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Growth Energy: American drivers pass 5 billion miles on E15


Growth Energy announced July 9 that American drivers have logged 5 billion miles on E15. The latest milestone was reached in the midst of Reid vapor pressure (RVP) restrictions on the sale E15 fuel across most of the country.
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ITA seeks nominations for renewable energy advisory committee


The ITA has renewed its Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee and is soliciting nominations for membership. Renewable fuels, including liquid biofuels and biomass pellets, are among the goods addressed by the committee.
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UNICA: Ethanol sales set new record during first half of June


UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that mills in the south-central region of the country sold a record 1.41 billion liters (372.48 million gallons) of ethanol during the first half of June.
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USDA: No Q3 actions under Feedstock Flexibility Program


On June 28, the USDA’s Commodity Credit Corp. announced that it does not expect to purchase sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program during the third quarter of this year. The USDA will issue its estimate for the fourth quarter by Sept. 1.
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Export Exchange 2018 scheduled for October 22-24


The USGC, the RFA and Growth Energy encourage U.S. suppliers of coarse grains and coproducts, industry representatives and members of the grain trade to register now for Export Exchange 2018, scheduled for October 22-24, 2018, in Minneapolis.
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USGC: Mission to Japan turns US ethanol opportunity into sales


The U.S. Grains Council explored the potential for increased exports of U.S. ethanol under Japan’s new energy policy as part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture agricultural trade mission to the country in June.
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Ethanol helps travelers declare independence from high gas prices


A record number of travelers will take to America’s highways and byways this Fourth of July holiday, and ethanol will be lowering the price they pay for gasoline while simultaneously strengthening our nation’s energy security.
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New enzyme boost could hasten biofuel production


Scientists at Imperial College London have enhanced the process of using biology to make products such as fuels, plastics, medicines, and cosmetics. This could lead to cheaper and more environmentally friendly biofuel production.
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USGC: Trade school empowers corn state leaders to talk trade


Nearly 50 corn state leaders convened in St. Louis, Missouri, in June to arm themselves with the knowledge and skills needed to advocate for trade at and event conducted by the U.S. Grains Council and the National Corn Growers Association.
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Saipem signs MOU with California Ethanol & Power


Saipem has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) as well as an exclusive agreement with California Ethanol & Power LLC for the realization of a low carbon emission plant for the production of ethanol, electricity, biomethane and other products.
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