Operations

July 01, 2015

OMB weighs in on biomass language included in appropriations bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyThe White House Office of Management and Budget has published a statement detailing its opposition to several components of an appropriations bill pending the in the U.S. House of Representatives, including a provision related biogenic emissions. READ MORE

June 29, 2015

UNICA: Increase in hydrous ethanol production continues

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane association, has announced mills in the country's south-central region produced 1.66 billion liters (438.53 million gallons) of ethanol during the first half of June, including 1.02 billion liters of hydrous ethanol. READ MORE

June 29, 2015

ACE: Fuel retailers counter EPA's blend wall assumptions

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyStation owners who offer ethanol blends above 10 percent are gaining increased sales and higher customer counts, contrary to assumptions made by the U.S. EPA in its recent proposal for the renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

June 25, 2015

RFS supporters testify at EPA hearing, participate in rally

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn June 25, the U.S. EPA held a hearing to address its proposed rule for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 renewable fuels standard (RFS) in Kansas City, Kansas. More than 250 people were scheduled to testify at the event. READ MORE

June 25, 2015

EIA: U.S. ethanol production sets new weekly record

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. ethanol production set a new record the week of June 19, when production averaged 994,000 barrels per day. The new record comes only two weeks after the previous weekly record of 992,000 barrels per day was tied. READ MORE

June 25, 2015

Microvi ethanol technology validated at LBNL

BY Microvi Biotechnologies Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyMicrovi Biotechnologies, working with the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has demonstrated breakthrough improvements to biological ethanol production. READ MORE

June 25, 2015

Spero Energy receives $1 million in funding from DOE

BY Spero Energy Inc. Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicySpero Energy Inc., a company that licenses Purdue intellectual property, has received federal funding to develop its one-step, patent-pending technology that could improve the efficiency of alternative fuel production. READ MORE

June 25, 2015

EPA officials observe innovation, ingenuity at EKAE plant

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, PolicyRenewable Fuels Association member company East Kansas Agri-Energy recently hosted key officials from the U.S. EPA at its facility in Garnett, Kansas, 70 miles southwest of Kansas City. READ MORE

June 24, 2015

Call-in information released for EPA’s June 25 RFS hearing

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has posted a notice to its website providing call-in information for the June 25 hearing scheduled to address the agency's proposed rule for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE