Carbon America plans CCS projects at 2 Colorado ethanol plants


Carbon America announced on May 12 agreements with Sterling Ethanol LLC and Yuma Ethanol LLC to develop CCS projects at two Colorado ethanol production facilities. Carbon America will finace, build, own and operate the CCS systems.
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Navigator CO2, Big River announce CCUS agreement


Navigator CO2 Ventures LLC announced on May 10 a long-term agreement to connect Big River's biorefineries in West Burlington, Iowa; Dyersville, Iowa; and Galva, Illinois, to Navigator's Heartland Greenway CCUS system.
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Raizen announces plans for 2 new cellulosic ethanol projects


Brazil-based energy company Raizen announced on May 11 that its board has approved plans to invest R$2 billion ($389.8 million) in the development of two cellulosic ethanol plants that will be located in São Paul.
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Summit Carbon Solutions completes $1 billion equity raise


Summit Carbon Solutions, the deveoper of a large scale CCS project in the Midwest, on May 11 announced the successful completion of its equity fundraising efforts, which have resulted in over $1 billion in total equity commitments.
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2022-’23 corn use in ethanol forecast at 5.375 billion bushels


The USDA predicts that 2022-’23 corn use in ethanol will be flat with 2021-’22 in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released May 12. Corn production is expected to be down, with prices up significantly.
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EPA seeks comments on candidates for peer review of RFS report


The U.S. EPA on May 9 opened a 15-day public comment period on the pool of 20 candidates who have been selected to serve on an external expert panel to peer review the EPA’s third triennial report to Congress on biofuels and the environment.
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EIA: Ethanol production up 2%, stock up 1%


U.S. fuel ethanol production expanded by more than 2 percent the week ending May 6, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on May 11. Stocks were up more than 1 percent for the week.
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Aemetis reports progress with biogas, SAF projects


Aemetis Inc. released Q1 2022 financial results on May 12, confirming that the company’s corn ethanol plant in Keyes, California, is operating at near capacity and discussing progress with the company’s RNG, SAF, renewable diesel and CCS projects.
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Alto Ingredients: Diversification strategy pays off in Q1


Alto Ingredients Inc. released Q1 2022 financial results on May 9, reporting positive gross margin and adjusted EBITDA for the three-month period. Mike Kandris, CEO of Alto, credited the company’s diversification efforts in achieving those results.
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Gevo reports progress with RNG, Net-Zero 1 projects


Officials at Gevo Inc. discussed progress with the development of the company’s renewable natural gas (RNG) project in Iowa and the proposed Net-Zero 1 refinery under development in South Dakota during a first quarter earnings call, held May 9.
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USDA reports strong interest for Climate-Smart Commodities funds


The USDA on May 10 announced it received more than 450 proposals for large-scale projects under its new Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program. The agency is accepting proposals for smaller-scale projects through June 10.
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Study: California drivers save big on clean fuels, including E85


As the nation grapples with skyrocketing gas prices, the Low Carbon Fuels Coalition has released a new study that conclusively determined that California drivers are saving money by using clean fuels induced under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard.
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