Greenfield Global resumes operations at Winnebago plant


Greenfield Global Inc.’s 48 MMgy ethanol plant in Winnebago, Minnesota, resumed operations in November. The facility, formerly operated by Corn Plus, had been idle since September 2019. Greenfield acquired the plant in late 2020.
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USDA announces $3.1 million in HBIIP awards


The USDA on Dec. 3 awarded a combined $3.1 million to eight recipients under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Inventive Program, which aims to increase the sales and use of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel by expanding biofuels infrastructure.
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Biofuel groups urge the EPA to get the RFS back on track


Representatives of the U.S. biofuels industry slammed the U.S. EPA’s delays in setting Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements and called on the agency to get the RFS back on track during a Dec. 3 hearing.
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Rex reports increased sales for fiscal Q3


Rex American Resources released fiscal Q3 financial results on Dec. 1, reporting a 63 percent increase in sales for the quarter despite a reduction in gallons sold. The company attributed the increase to higher pricing for ethanol and coproducts.
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Growth Energy: Oregon finalizes E15 rule


Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor on Dec. 2 applauded the State of Oregon for finalizing its rule to allow the sale of a 15 percent ethanol blend (E15) throughout the state. The rule will take effect in January 2022.
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Summit Carbon Solutions reaches carbon storage project milestones


Summit Carbon Solutions is pleased to announce it has commenced drilling multiple stratigraphic test wells, a key milestone in its development of the world's largest carbon capture and storage project.
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POET to adopt FBN digital grain sustainability technology


POET and Farmers Business Network has announced that FBN’s grain origination and carbon-scoring sustainability tech platform, Gradable, will be adopted at all 33 of POET’s ethanol bioprocessing facilities.
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EIA: Ethanol production down 4%, stocks up 1%


U.S. fuel ethanol production was down more than 4 percent the week ending Nov. 26, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Dec. 1. Stocks of fuel ethanol were up nearly 1 percent.
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FTC: US ethanol industry remains unconcentrated


The FTC on Dec. 1 released its annual report on ethanol market concentration. As in previous reports, the agency determined that the U.S. ethanol indsutry remains unconcentrated, with more than 100 firms currently producing ethanol.
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Aemetis signs MOUs with 8 airlines in the oneworld Alliance


Aemetis Inc. announced Nov. 30 that memorandum of understanding’s have been signed with eight airline members of the oneworld Alliance for 350 million gallons of blended fuel containing SAF to be delivered to San Francisco International Airport.
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EIA: US biofuel capacity up in September, feedstock use down


Operable biofuels production capacity in the U.S. expanded by 32 MMgy in September to 20.766 billion gallons per year, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Nov. 30. Feedstock consumption was down for the month.
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H2O Innovation completes retrofit at Iowa ethanol plant


H2O Innovation Inc. recently completed a plant retrofit for an ethanol client located in Iowa. The company was awarded the contract for membrane replacement of the client’s existing microfiltration (MF) system.
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