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U.S. fuel ethanol production was up 3 percent the week ending Sept. 22, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Sept. 27. Stocks of fuel ethanol were up nearly 2 percent and exports were down 29 percent.

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The Federal Aviation Administration on Sept. 25 launched a new competitive grant program that, in part, can support projects to add sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production capacity to existing renewable diesel and ethanol plants.

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Badger State Ethanol is updating and expanding its grain processing facility to produce 90 MMgy of ethanol along with corn oil and CO2. As a result, surplus processing and support equipment will be sold via a timed online auction.

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Sept. 25 participated in a White House press briefing where he discussed how USDA operations, rural America and work on the 2023 Farm Bill could be impacted by the looming government shutdown.

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The U.S. DOE's Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management on Sept. 15 announced it is making up to $27 million to support the transport of captured CO2, including CO2 from biomass sources. IRFA has issued a statement in support of the funding.

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Throughout the ethanol industry, multi-plant executive management is an approach that leads to unique opportunities for networking and growth for the plants involved. In recent years, multi-plant executive management has been on the rise. The boards of some ethanol plants are consolidating their resources by sharing a CEO between multiple plants—even those not owned by the same company—or hiring a CFO on a temporary basis. Ethanol Producer Magazine recently spoke with industry executives who manage two or more plants to shed light on why multi-plant executive management happens, as well as the benefits and challenges of this strategy.

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Two decades after opening—helping the ethanol industry advance as it experienced 12-fold growth—the Southern Illinois research facility is not only proving why it's worth celebrating, but how it can impact the future of biorefining.

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After revamping its process and management team, Blue Biofuels believes it is primed for big cellulosic ethanol achievements at commercial scale.

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CropEnergies on May 24 announced it achieved record revenues during the 2022-’23 financial year, the 12-months ended Feb. 28. The company attributed the record high results to improved sales prices for all product segments, particularly ethanol.

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