Business

January 30, 2015

Flint Hills Resources acquires Southwest Georgia Ethanol

BY Flint Hills Resources LLC Found In:Operations, BusinessOn Jan. 30, Flint Hills Resources LLC announced that it has finalized the acquisition of an ethanol plant near Camilla, Georgia, from Southwest Georgia Ethanol LLC. The Camilla plant opened in 2008 and has an annual capacity of 120 million gallons. READ MORE

January 30, 2015

DOE accepting comments on engineered high-energy crop proposal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy is accepting public comments on an environmental impact statement related to proposed confined field trials of engineered high-energy crops for use in bioenergy applications. READ MORE

January 30, 2015

Government app to help companies export clean energy solutions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyA group of federal agencies are developing an interactive app that will serve as a mobile business directory for U.S. clean energy exports. U.S.-based suppliers of certain energy solutions are invited to apply to participate in the pilot phase. READ MORE

January 29, 2015

Valero ethanol segment earns record 2014 income of $786M

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, BusinessValero Energy Corp. showed strong earnings in its fourth quarter and year-end financial report. The oil refiner and ethanol producer showed adjusted net income of $952 million, or $1.83 per share in Q4. READ MORE

January 29, 2015

EPA: Agricultural Science Committee nomination deadline extended

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyIn late 2014, the U.S. EPA invited the public to nominate scientific experts to be considered for appointment to its Science Advisory Board's Agricultural Science Committee. The deadline for submitting those nominations has been extended to March 30. READ MORE

January 29, 2015

DuPont releases 2014 financial results

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:BusinessDuPont has released financial results for the fourth quarter of 2014, reporting earnings of 71 cents per share, up from 59 cents per share during the same period of 2013. For the full year, DuPont reported operating earnings of $4.01 per share. READ MORE

January 29, 2015

RFA testifies at ozone hearing on E10 volatility waiver

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, PolicyOn Jan. 29, Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, testified before the U.S. EPA at a Washington, D.C.-based hearing today focused on a proposal to lower the National Ambient Air Quality Standard ozone levels. READ MORE

January 29, 2015

POET partners to fight pollution, deforestation in Haiti

BY Poet LLC Found In:Markets, BusinessPoet LLC is fighting pollution and deforestation in Haiti through a new partnership with Project Gaia to replace wood-burning stoves with clean, ethanol-fueled cook stoves. Poet Biorefining - Jewell will produce the ethanol needed for the project. READ MORE

January 28, 2015

Economists evaluate ethanol profitability cycles, outlook

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicySince launching the renewable fuels report in the Agriculture Marketing Resource Center in 2008, retired Iowa State University ag economist Don Hofstrand has followed the swings in ethanol profitability through a model Iowa-based ethanol plant. READ MORE