FEW general sessions address policy, production


Discussions during the general session of the 2020 virtual Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo focused on the RFS, SREs, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the U.S. ethanol industry, its product mix and operations.
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Skor focuses on the road ahead in FEW keynote


“What a year we’ve had,” Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy, said in her keynote address at the 2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. She discussed the many challenges the U.S. ethanol industry currently faces.
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Novozymes launches Fibrex platform for corn fiber-to-ethanol


Novozymes on Sept. 16 announced the launch of Fiberex, a comprehensive platform based on novel enzymes and yeast strains to convert corn fiber into ethanol. Fiberex is specifically aimed at breaking down tough fibers in the corn.
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Lallemand launches new fermentation technology for biofuels


Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits has introduced Convergence, a new yeast and enzyme platform that combines a new yeast that generates virtually all the GA required for fermentation with a small amount of complementary exogenous enzyme.
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Stabenow criticizes plan to bail out oil refiners with USDA funds


Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., is speaking out to criticize the Trump administration over reports that it plans to use $300 million in USDA funding to bail out small oil refineries that are denied small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the RFS.
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EPA delivers final Fuels Regulatory Streamlining rule to OMB


The U.S. EPA delivered its final Fuels Regulatory Streamlining rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget on Sept. 17. OMB review marks a final step before a rulemaking is released publicly.
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EPA: 7 new SRE petitions filed, including 5 gap year SREs


The U.S. EPA has published updated SRE data that reflects the denial of 54 gap year SRE petitions announced by the agency on Sept. 14. The data also shows seven new SRE petitions have been filed in recent weeks, including five new gap year SREs.
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Letter urges EPA to comply with GOA investigation of SRE process


Seven federal lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Sept. 15 expressing disappointment with the agency’s failure to cooperate with the Government Accountability Office’s investigation into the SRE waiver process.
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EIA: Ethanol production down 2%, stocks fall by 1%


U.S. ethanol production fell by nearly 2 percent the week ending Sept. 11 while weekly ending stocks of fuel ethanol fell by 1 percent, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Sept. 16.
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Prairie Horizon adopts ICM’s APP to produce higher-value feed


ICM Inc. has completed the first installation of its proprietary Advanced Processing Package for Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy LLC. The APP empowers ethanol plants to diversify their product offerings, thereby increasing revenues.
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