Report: Ethanol and biodiesel sectors support union jobs


A new report demonstrates that America’s biofuel industry is a major creator of union jobs for the middle class, supporting more than 30,000 union jobs in agriculture, manufacturing, transportation, utilities, construction and others.
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SDSU: POET Bioproducts Institute breaks ground


POET, a global leader in the production of bioproducts, South Dakota State University and South Dakota Mines held a groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 10 for the POET Bioproducts Institute at the Research Park at SDSU.
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EPA delivers final vehicle emissions standards rule to OMB


The U.S. EPA on Nov. 11 submitted its final rule to revise GHG emissions standards for model year (MY) 2023 and later light-duty vehicles to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OBM review marks a final step before a rule is published.
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IRENA: Global bioenergy jobs at 3.52 million in 2020


Bioenergy accounted for approximately 3.52 million of the 12 million global renewable energy jobs in 2020, according to an annual jobs report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in late October.
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Supreme Court extends deadline in challenge to E15 ruling


The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 9 approved a motion delaying the deadline for the government to respond to a petition filed by Growth Energy on Oct. 4 seeking review of a lower court’s decision to vacate a rule allowing year-round sales of E15.
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Gevo provides update of proposed Net-Zero 1 project


Officials from Gevo Inc. discussed progress on the development of the company’s proposed Net-Zero 1 biorefinery during a Q3 earnings call. The facility will be located in Lake Preston, South Dakota, and produce 45 MMgy of renewable hydrocarbons.
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EIA: Ethanol production falls 6%, stocks up 1%


U.S. fuel ethanol production fell by 6 percent the week ending Nov. 5 following three weeks of near-record production levels, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Nov. 10. Stocks were up approximately 1 percent.
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Alto reports progress with high-protein, corn oil initiatives


Alto Ingredients Inc. CEO Mike Kandris discussed the recent sale of the company’s Stockton, California, ethanol plant and ongoing work to expand the company’s essential ingredients business during a third quarter earnings call, held Nov. 9.
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Aemetis announces progress with low-carbon fuel initiatives


Representatives of Aemetis Inc. discussed progress with the company’s biogas, ethanol, cellulosic biofuel and carbon capture and storage (CCS) initiatives during a third quarter earnings call, held Nov. 11.
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USDA increases forecast for corn use in ethanol


The USDA increased its forecast for 2021-’22 corn use in ethanol in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released Nov. 9. The agency is also predicting a record corn yield of 177 bushels per acre.
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EIA maintains forecast for 2022 ethanol production


The U.S. Energy Information Administration maintained its forecast for 2021 ethanol production, but slightly reduced its production forecast for next year in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released Nov. 9.
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Axne, Small announce $250,000 grant for Elite Octane


On Nov. 10, Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, joined USDA’s Under Secretary of Agriculture for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small at the Elite Octane dry-mill ethanol plant in Atlantic, Iowa, to announce a $250,000 energy efficiency grant funded by REAP.
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