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Comment period on DOT's proposed rail safety rule closes Sept. 30

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyRepresentatives of the ethanol industry who wish to weigh in on the U.S. Department of Transportation's recent rail transportation safety proposal have until Sept. 30 to submit comments. READ MORE

September 26, 2014

EPA: 3.5 million cellulosic biogas RINs generated in August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) data for August, reporting that nearly 3.5 million cellulosic RINs were generated during the month. More than 1.44 billion RINs were produced across all five biofuel categories. READ MORE

September 26, 2014

UNICA: Sugarcane mills continue to prioritize ethanol production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that Brazil's sugarcane mills are continuing to prioritize the production of ethanol over sugar. However, ethanol production is expected to be down 6.14 percent from last year. READ MORE

September 24, 2014

GranBio begins cellulosic ethanol production in Brazil

BY GranBio Found In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, BusinessGranBio has initiated production at the first commercial-scale plant for second-generation ethanol in the Southern Hemisphere. The Bioflex 1, unit built in Sao Miguel dos Campos, Alagoas, has an initial production capacity of 82 MMly (21.66 MMgy). READ MORE

September 24, 2014

SD landowners propose new first generation ethanol plant

BY Holly JessenFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessWalt Wendland and Chris Schwarck are proposing to build a corn and milo ethanol plant in South Dakota. If the project becomes a reality it would join Dakota Spirit AgEnergy as the only corn ethanol plants in the U.S. to breakground since 2008. READ MORE

September 19, 2014

Gevo provides update on Luverne, Minnesota, plant

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Operations, Markets, CoproductsGevo reported an update on the progress of the side-by-side operational mode (SBS) of its plant in Luverne, Minnesota, on Sept. 18. READ MORE

September 18, 2014

In Depth: Control System Upgrade Yields Greater Sustainability and Output

BY Mitch Miller Found In:Operations, BusinessCarbon Green BioEnergy's Mitch Miller details a plant turnaround effort. The company purchased a mothballed plant in Lake Odessa, Michigan, and brought it back online. READ MORE

September 17, 2014

Florida cellulosic ethanol plant upgraded, coming back online

BY Holly JessenFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, BusinessThe Indian River BioEnergy Center, a cellulosic ethanol production center near Vero Beach, Florida, has completed a major turnaround, including technology upgrades, and the facility is now being brought back online. READ MORE

September 15, 2014

Pacific Ethanol to sell CO2 from Columbia plant in Oregon

BY Pacific Ethanol Inc. Found In:Operations, Coproducts, BusinessPacific Ethanol Inc. has announced an agreement with Kodiak Carbonic LLC to sell CO2 from the Pacific Ethanol Columbia plant located in Boardman, Oregon. Kodiak plans to construct a liquefaction and dry ice processing facility adjacent to the plant. READ MORE