Clariant completes construction of commercial sunliquid plant


Clariant on Oct. 15 announced the official completion of its sunliquid cellulosic ethanol plant in Podari, Romania. The facility will be operational in the fourth quarter, producing cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues.
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Senators ask USDA to explain delay in COVID-19 aid for biofuels


A group of eight senators sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Oct. 18 expressing concern that the biofuel sector has yet to receive any of the $700 million in COVID-19 relief announced by the agency in June.
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Navigator to proceed with development of carbon capture pipeline


Navigator CO2 Ventures has obtained the necessary board approvals to proceed with its proposed carbon capture pipeline system, the Heartland Greenway. Permitting activities are underway with commissioning scheduled to begin in late 2024.
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RFA comments seek to foster export competitiveness


The Renewable Fuels Association late Friday submitted comments to the International Trade Administration responding to questions posed about the U.S. Clean Technologies Export Competitiveness Strategy.
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Poet completes first on-site solar farm


On Oct.12, Poet announced the completion of its first Poet Solar Farm, which will help power the company’s corporate headquarters in Sioux Falls and showcase its ability to construct similar projects for others.
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EIA: Ethanol production up 6%, stocks down slightly


U.S. ethanol production expanded by nearly 6 percent the week ending Oct. 8, surpassing 1 million barrels per day for the first time in more than two months, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Oct. 14.
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RFA to Biden: Low-carbon fuels can solve pump price concerns


In response to media reports that the White House has been meeting with oil industry officials to discuss solutions to recent higher gas prices, the RFA is reminding President Biden that low carbon ethanol can help reduce prices at the pump.
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FDA withdraws temporary policies on alcohol for use in sanitizers


The Food and Drug Administration on Oct. 13 announce the withdrawal of three guidance documents that created temporary policies related to the production of alcohol-based hand sanitizer during the COVID-19 pandemic, effective Dec. 31, 2021.
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EIA reduces 2021, 2022 ethanol production forecasts


The U.S. Energy Information Administration made slight reductions to its forecasts for 2021 and 2022 U.S. fuel ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released Oct. 13. Forecasts for ethanol blending, however, were maintained.
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USDA maintains forecast for 2021-’22 corn use in ethanol


The USDA maintained its forecast for 2021-’22 corn use in ethanol in its latest World Agricultural Demand and Supply Estimates report, released Oct. 12. Estimated 2020-’21 corn use for ethanol production was reduced slightly.
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Argonne National Laboratory releases 2021 GREET update


Argonne National Laboratory’s Systems Assessment Center on Oct. 11 announced the 2021 release of the suite of GREET models, an analytical tool that stimulates the energy use and emissions output of vehicle and fuel combinations.
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EPA appoints Rod Snyder as EPA agriculture advisor


On Oct. 7, U.S. EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan announced the appointment of Rod Snyder to become EPA’s Agriculture Advisor. Snyder will lead outreach and engagement efforts with the agricultural community for EPA.
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