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RFA to host 3 ethanol safety seminars in Oregon

BY Holly JessenFound In:Operations, BusinessThe Renewable Fuels Association, the Oregon State Police’s Office of State Fire Marshal and the Roseburg Fire Department will co-host three free Ethanol Safety Seminars Aug. 31–Sept. 2 in Roseburg, Oregon. READ MORE

August 21, 2015

U.K. DECC: Ethanol consumption down slightly during first quarter

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has published updated renewable energy statistics, reporting a 19 percent decrease in liquid biofuels consumption. Biodiesel consumption fell 36 percent while ethanol consumption fell only 1.6 percent. READ MORE

August 20, 2015

API announces temporary closure of Alpena biorefinery

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessAmerican Process Inc. temporarily closed its Alpena Biorefinery in Alpena, Michigan. The company is currently reviewing the facility and exploring options for its restart. API is also evaluating technologies for higher-margin products. READ MORE

August 20, 2015

Cosan reports increased ethanol sales in second quarter results

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessBrazil-based Cosan recently released second quarter financial results, reporting Raizen Energia, its sugar, ethanol and cogeneration business unit, was adversely affected by the late start of the crushing season due to heavy rains. READ MORE

August 20, 2015

USDA announces incentives to establish biomass crops

BY USDA Farm Service Agency Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyOn Aug. 19, the USDA Farm Service Agency announced that enrollment has begun for farmers and forest landowners seeking financial assistance for growing new sources of biomass for designated project areas under the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. READ MORE

August 19, 2015

UNICA: Increase in hydrous ethanol production continues

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced mills in the country’s south-central region continued to prioritize ethanol production during the second half of July, with production up 37.07 percent from the same period of 2014. READ MORE

August 18, 2015

ICM completes two 1,000-hour performance runs of Gen 2.0 process

BY ICM Inc. Found In:Operations, Cellulosic, BusinessICM Inc. has announced the successful completion of the first and second 1,000-hour performance runs of its patent-pending Generation 2.0 Co-Located Cellulose Ethanol process at the company's pilot plant in St. Joseph, Missouri. READ MORE

August 17, 2015

Lincolnway releases financial results for fiscal third quarter

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, BusinessLincolnway Energy LLC has announced financial results for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015, the three months ended June 30. The company reported net income of $600,000, or $14.24 per unit. Gross profit for the quarter was $1.3 million. READ MORE

August 14, 2015

USDA GAIN report highlights EU ethanol, biodiesel markets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service's Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of the European Union's liquid biofuel industry, including information related to ethanol and biodiesel. READ MORE