Court denies NBB’s petition for review regarding 2018 RFS rule


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a judgement Sept. 6 denying three petitions for review filed regarding the U.S. EPA’s 2018 RFS rule, including one filed by the National Biodiesel Board.
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USCIS urged to approve foreign investment in Aemetis project


A federal lawmaker from California is slamming the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service for its mishandling of an application submitted by Aemetis Inc. regarding foreign investment for its proposed Riverbank cellulosic ethanol project.
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Alcohol School focuses on feedstock


Representatives of the Sugarcane Technology Institute and the National Sorghum Producers discussed the the use of sugarcane and sorghum feedstocks in ethanol production at Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits’ Alcohol School in Montreal.
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Alcohol School speakers discuss yeast physiology, nutrition


Speakers representing the Ethanol Technology Institute and Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits discussed yeast behaviors, physiology and nutrition during the second day of Lallemand's Alcohol School in Montreal.
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Biofuels industry focuses on SREs in 2020 RFS RVO comments


The comment period of the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2020 RVOs under the Renewable Fuel Standard, along with the 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel closed Aug. 30. More than 5,600 comments were filed on the rulemaking.
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USDA: US exports 120 million gallons of ethanol in July


The U.S. exported 120.12 million gallons of ethanol and 834,515 tons of distillers grains in July, according to export data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Sept. 4. Exports of both products were down when compared to June.
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Brazil raises quota on US ethanol to 750 million liters


The government of Brazil announced Sept. 2 it has raised the quota on U.S. ethanol imports under the tariff rate quote (TRQ) to 750 million liters (198.13 million gallons), up from 600 million liters per year.
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USDA solicits REAP applications for fiscal year 2020 funding


The USDA announced Aug. 30 it is seeking applications for fiscal year 2020 funding under the Rural Energy for America Program, which helps agriculture producers and rural small businesses make renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements.
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MOU between EPA, IRS aims to improve biofuel tax fraud analysis


The U.S. EPA posted a notice to its websites Sept. 4 announcing a MOU with the Internal Revenue Service under which the agencies have agreed to share information in an effort to identify and respond to fraud related to renewable fuels.
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Rex: South Dakota plant negatively impacted by corn availability


Rex American Resources Corp. has released second quarter financial results, reporting continued challenging conditions for its ethanol operations. Production at the company’s South Dakota plant has been interrupted due to corn availability.
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