Red River Biorefinery gearing up for production


Red River Biorefinery, a 16.5 MMgy ethanol plant located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, is on track to begin operations in the beginning of 2020. The facility takes in sugar beet tailings and potato processing waste as feedstock.
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Green Plains, Novozymes partner on protein production


Green Plains and Novozymes announced an exclusive partnership and commercialization agreement for biological solutions in the production of high protein ingredients. The partnership will be aimed at aquaculture, pet food, other novel ingredients.
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Deal reached on USMCA, House and Senate votes expected soon


U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Dec. 10 announced a deal regarding the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The House and the Senate much each vote to approve the deal before it takes effect.
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Ethanol leaders urge Noem to continue voicing support for E30


A group of five ethanol, agriculture and clean air supporters sent a letter to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Dec. 10 commending her for remarks she made in support of E30 during Glacial Lakes Energy LLC’s recent annual meeting.
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Grassley: SRE rule to reflect Sept. 12 Oval Office agreement


Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said on Dec. 10 Trump administration officials have assured him that the EPA’s rule regarding agency’s plan to reallocate future RFS volumes lost to SREs will be finalized according to the agreement reached on Sept. 12.
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EIA maintains 2020 ethanol production forecast


The U.S. Energy Information Administration lowered its forecast for 2019 ethanol production, but maintained its forecast for 2020 ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, published Dec. 11.
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NCGA calls Trump, Congress to complete work on ethanol and trade


The National Corn Growers Association hosted a news conference Dec. 11 during which NCGA officials and state leaders urged the Trump Administration and members of Congress to complete work related to trade and ethanol.
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Iowa lawmakers urge OMB to uphold Trump’s commitment to RFS


Reps. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa; Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa; and Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, send a letter to OMB leadership on Dec. 11 urging the agency to ensure that EPA’s final SRE rule upholds the administration’s commitment to ethanol.
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USDA: US ethanol exports reach 113 million gallons in October


The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service released October export data on Dec. 5, reporting the U.S. exported approximately 112.82 million gallons of ethanol and 759,979 tons of distillers grains during the month.
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WASDE maintains corn, ethanol forecasts


The USDA maintained its 2019-’20 for corn use in ethanol in its latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates Report, released Dec. 10. The forecasts for U.S. corn supply, use and season-average farm price were also unchanged.
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