Construction of first D3MAX plant nears completion


Construction of the first commercial-scale D3MAX plant at Ace Ethanol in Stanley, Wisconsin, is nearly complete. The corn fiber-to-ethanol facility is expected to begin startup in December and ramp up to full production capacity in early 2020.
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Court dismisses ABFA’s petition for review of EPA SRE methodology


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Nov. 12 dismissed a petition for review filed by the Advanced Biofuels Association challenging the U.S. EPA’s methodology for granting small refinery exemptions (SREs).
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Growth Energy: E15 summer sales up 46 percent in 2019


Growth Energy announced that summer sales of E15 are up 46 percent in 2019 compared to 2018 on a per-store basis. Additionally, for the first time, this past summer saw the number of stores offering Unleaded 88 increase.
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Welch, Udall introduce bills to gut the RFS, walk back E15


Legislation introduced on Nov. 14 aims to alter the RFS by phasing out the participation of corn ethanol in the program, capping ethanol content in gasoline, and altering mandates and eligible feedstocks for cellulosic and advanced biofuel.
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USDA: U.S. ethanol exports top 100 million gallons in September


The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service released September export data on Nov. 5 reporting the U.S. exported 100.31 million gallons of ethanol and 1.05 million tons of distillers grains during the month.
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Senators urge Trump to honor SRE deal


A group of six Midwestern senators send a letter to President Trump on Nov. 15 renewing their call for the administration to take corrective action in its RFS rulemaking to uphold the agreement reached between Trump and the senators on Sept. 12.
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Aemetis provides update of RNG, cellulosic ethanol projects


Aemetis Inc. released third quarter financial results on Nov. 14, reporting progress with efforts to lower the carbon score of its corn ethanol plant and develop renewable natural gas (RNG) and cellulosic ethanol projects.
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Biofuel producers make gains in efficiency, productivity


The nation’s biofuel producers have made significant gains in both energy efficiency and water conservation in recent years, according to a report released by the U.S Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory.
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EIA maintains 2019, 2020 ethanol production forecasts


The U.S. EIA has maintained its 2019 and 2020 ethanol production forecasts its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, published Nov. 13. The agency currently predicts ethanol production will average 1.03 million barrels per day in both 2019 and 2020.
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Gevo discusses plans for low-carbon ethanol, RNG


Gevo Inc. released third quarter financial results on Nov. 12, highlighting plans to sell low-carbon ethanol into the California market, develop a 1 MMgy hydrocarbon plant and implement RNG and wind energy at its existing biorefinery in Minnesota.
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