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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 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

January 27, 2015

Genera Energy celebrates four years accident free

BY Genera Energy Inc. Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessGenera Energy Inc. recently celebrated 1,533 days, or four years, without an accident. Recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data show that Genera's core operations intersect three of the 10 most deadly occupations in the U.S. READ MORE

January 22, 2015

Iowa RFS campaign targets presidential candidates, caucus-goers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyIowa Gov. Terry Branstad has announced a new campaign to promote the renewable fuel standard (RFS) during the 2016 Iowa presidential caucuses. The multimillion dollar effort will aim to educate both candidates and caucus-goers on the RFS. READ MORE

January 22, 2015

Argonne model analyzes water footprint of biofuels

BY Argonne National Laboratory Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyA new version of an online tool created by the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory will help biofuels developers gain a detailed understanding of water consumption of various types of feedstocks. READ MORE

January 21, 2015

Green Biologics raises $76 million to support plant conversion

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.K-based Green Biologics Inc. has raised $76 million to support the acquisition and conversion of a Minnesota ethanol plant to produce n-butanol and acetone. The funding will also support continued development of the company's process technology. READ MORE

January 21, 2015

Gevo announces cost-saving initiatives, new technology

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessGevo Inc. has announced several cost-saving initiatives aimed at improving its overall cash flow. The actions are expected to decrease the company's average monthly corporate-wide EBITDA burn rate by 40 percent this year. READ MORE

January 21, 2015

Algenol launches algae fuels demonstration project in India

BY Algenol Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessAlgenol and Reliance Industries Ltd. have successfully deployed India's first Algenol algae production platform. The demonstration module is located near the Reliance Jamnagar Refinery. Construction on the project was complete in November. READ MORE

January 20, 2015

Novozymes: Bioenergy drives 2014 growth

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessNovozymes has released 2014 financial results, reporting that sales growth was in line with expectations. During an investor call, Peder Holk Nielsen, president and CEO of Novozymes, said bioenergy was the strongest growth driver last year. READ MORE