Comment period on 2019 RFS proposal closes this week


The public comment period on the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2019 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard, along with the 2020 RVO for biomass-based diesel, closes Aug. 17.
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USDA solicits applications for loan guarantee program


The USDA’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service has announced it is soliciting applications for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program.
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Biofuel and farm leaders mark 13th anniversary of the RFS


Thirteen years ago, Aug. 8, the Renewable Fuel Standard was signed into law, sparking a new era of U.S. biofuel leadership that continues to support rural jobs, increase energy security, and deliver clean, affordable options at the fuel pump.
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The Andersons reports strong performance for ethanol group


The Andersons Inc. released second quarter 2018 financial results on Aug. 7, reporting improved performance for the company’s ethanol group and the company as a whole. The ethanol group reported a 30 percent year-over-year increase in pretax income.
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Pacific Ethanol discusses impact of trade barriers, EPA actions


Pacific Ethanol Inc. released second quarter financial results on Aug. 9, reporting a slight increase in net sales. The company also discussed how current trade barriers and the U.S. EPA’s administration of the RFS are impacting ethanol demand.
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Gevo discusses future expansion plans for Luverne plant site


Gevo Inc. released second quarter financial results on Aug. 8, reporting a 28.9 percent increase in product sales when compared to the same period of last year, and discussing the company’s future plans.
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EIA maintains 2018, 2019 ethanol production forecasts


The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the August edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its July prediction that ethanol production will average 1.04 billion barrels per day in both 2018 and 2019.
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DOE schedules meeting of biomass R&D advisory committee


The U.S. Department of Energy has announced it will hold an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee on Aug. 22-23 in Arlington Virginia.
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D3Max joins the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association


D3Max has become the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association’s (MN Biofuels) latest member. The company's corn fiber-to-cellulosic ethanol technology converts the fiber and residual starch in wet cake (wet distillers grains) into cellulosic ethanol.
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USGC joins USDA trade mission to promote ethanol


The U.S. Grains Council and ethanol industry partners added an octane enhancer to the USDA’s Agricultural Trade Mission to Indonesia in July, led by USDA Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney.
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