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USDA: Corn use for fuel alcohol at 431 million bushels in March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service has released the May edition of its Grain Crushing and Co-Products Production report, which shows corn consumed for fuel alcohol production was down slightly in March when compared to March 2015. READ MORE

April 29, 2016

Biomass Research and Development Board to hold webinar May 5

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn May 5, Biomass Research and Development Board operations committee is expected to hold a listening session, titled “Building a Billion Ton Bioeconomy in the United States.” The two-hour webinar is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. EDT. READ MORE

April 27, 2016

Iowa DOT publishes study on ethanol, crude oil rail transport

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyIowa Department of Transportation and Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management have released a study that reveals insights into the transportation of biofuels and crude oil by rail around and through the state. READ MORE

April 20, 2016

Alliance BioEnergy Plus: Technology adds value to ethanol plants

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Operations, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessAlliance BioEnergy Plus Inc. has developed a technology that the company said will allow corn ethanol plants to process their own distillers grains and corn kernel fiber into cellulosic ethanol, adding millions of gallons to their annual output. READ MORE

April 19, 2016

Green Biologics announces distribution agreements

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessGreen Biologics Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of U.K.-based Green Biologics Ltd., announced two distribution agreements in April. The company is currently retrofitting a corn ethanol plant in Little Falls, Minnesota, to produce n-butanol and acetone. READ MORE

April 18, 2016

EPA submits 2017 RFS rule to White House OMB for review

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA delivered the proposed rule for the 2017 renewable fuel standard (RFS) to the White House Office of Management and Budget on April 15. OMB review marks a final step before the proposed rule is published in the Federal Register. READ MORE

April 14, 2016

EIA: 2016, 2017 ethanol production to increase over 2015

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the April edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting 2016 ethanol production will increase when compared to 2015 levels, averaging 970,000 to 980,000 barrels per day in 2016 and 2017. READ MORE

April 13, 2016

Missouri bill aims to extend ethanol producer incentive fund

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyThe Missouri House of Representatives has passed legislation that aims to extend the sunset date on the state’s ethanol producer incentive fund from Dec. 31, 2015 to Dec. 31, 2020. The Missouri Senate is now considering the bill. READ MORE

April 13, 2016

ACE members advocate for RFS, urge E15 RVP relief during fly-in

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe American Coalition for Ethanol and nearly 70 of its grassroots members are in Washington, D.C., as part of the group’s 8th annual fly-in April 13-14. ACE members will have more than 125 meetings with lawmakers representing 36 states. READ MORE