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Green Plains completes acquisition of 3 Abengoa facilities
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:22 AM

On Sept. 26, Green Plains Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of three ethanol plants from Abengoa Bioenergy and immediately sold the ethanol storage assets associated with those plants to Green Plains Partners LP.

Pacific Ethanol to install 5 MW solar PV plant at Madera facility
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:15 AM

Pacific Ethanol Inc. is installing a 5 MW photovoltaic power system designed and built by Borrego Solar Systems at its Madera, California, ethanol plant. Pacific Ethanol financed $10 million of the investment through the CleanFund SolarPACE program.

RFA welcomes new member Siouxland Ethanol
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:12 AM

The Renewable Fuels Association has announced the addition of Siouxland Ethanol to its membership, Located near Jackson, Nebraska, the locally owned company began operations in May 2007 and has the capacity to produce 70 million gallons pear year.

Corn market focused on big crop
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 5:33 AM

Big yield expectations from the USDA put some pressure in the market, but are yields really that high

China's anti-dumping tariff grabs DDGS market headlines
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 1:35 AM

With harvest around the corner, the focus had been on the big corn and soybean crops, but Sept. 26 China came out with its preliminary anti-dumping tariff of 33.8 percent on DDGS.

UNICA: Ethanol production at 16.46 billion liters through August
Saturday, September 24, 2016 1:26 AM

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced mills in the country’s south-central region crushed 38.31 million tons of sugarcane during the second half of August, down 14.56 percent when compared to the first half of the month.

China issues preliminary duties against US DDGS
Saturday, September 24, 2016 1:16 AM

China’s Ministry of Commerce has issued a preliminary determination claiming that U.S. dried distillers grains with or without solubles (DDGS) are being dumped and have caused injury to China’s DDGS industry.

USDA ARS: Tapping sorghum's genetic potential
Saturday, September 24, 2016 1:13 AM

An Agricultural Research Service plant geneticist has developed new genetic resources that allow the breeding of sorghum varieties with higher grain yields and greater resistance to diseases and pests.

Ethanol prices gain on counter-seasonal supply shift
Friday, September 23, 2016 10:48 PM

Ethanol futures gained renewed buyer support through the last week of September with traders focusing on higher corn prices and tighter ethanol supplies.

Long, hot summer buoys natural gas prices
Friday, September 23, 2016 9:49 PM

Widespread heat that has lingered well into the beginning of the traditional fall shoulder season has kept natural gas prices propped up and sent nearby futures to 20-month highs.

EPA approves efficient producer pathway for Poet plant
Friday, September 23, 2016 7:13 AM

On Sept. 19, the U.S. EPA approved an efficient producer pathway petition for Poet Biorefining – Lake Crystal, bringing the total number of plants to receive pathway approvals under the efficient producer program to approximately 62.

Court rules several GS Cleantech patents unenforceable
Friday, September 23, 2016 7:10 AM

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana has issued an order finding problems with certain GS CleanTech Corp. patents that are subject to multiple lawsuits filed by the company against many ethanol plants and technology providers.

Assobari sugarcane producer organization earns RSB certification
Friday, September 23, 2016 7:07 AM

Assobari is the first organization of sugar cane producers in Brazil to earn the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials certification. The RSB certification is for the production of sugarcane by 62 farmers and approximately 1,860 hectares.

Another Big Harvest, More New Rules
Friday, September 23, 2016 1:12 AM

Editor's note outlines the content of the October print edition from Ethanol Producer Magazine.

Business Briefs
Thursday, September 22, 2016 11:56 PM
Turning CO2 Emissions into Fuel
Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:42 PM

Process combines carbon dioxide, water and lignin into syngas.

Ethanol industry advocates for tax credit extensions
Thursday, September 22, 2016 6:26 AM

Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association and Advanced Biofuels Business Council are among 52 organizations that signed a Sept. 20 letter addressed to congressional leadership advocating for a multi-year extension of expiring tax provisions.

Study: Gas becomes stale before water uptake becomes a concern
Thursday, September 22, 2016 6:23 AM

A new study by the Department of Energy is providing fresh insight into a decades-old debate about the impacts of ethanol-blended gasoline on water uptake and “phase separation” in small and off-road engines.

Petrobras to exit biofuel production business
Thursday, September 22, 2016 6:20 AM

On Sept. 20, Brazil-based Petrobras announced plans to withdraw from biofuel production as part of a new strategic plan. The company did not elaborate on future plans for its biofuel assets within its announcement.

Enerkem CEO receives 2017 Clean16 sustainability award
Thursday, September 22, 2016 6:17 AM

Enerkem Inc., a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer based in Canada, is pleased to announce that Vincent Chornet has been named in the prestigious 2017 Clean16 awards by the Delta Management Group and the Clean50 organization.

EPA: 15.63 million cellulosic RINs generated in August
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:49 AM

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for August, reporting more than 1.76 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 15.63 million cellulosic RINs.

Borregaard invests in ethanol plant upgrade
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 4:07 AM

Borregaard has decided to invest NOK 63 million ($7.61 million) in a project that includes an upgrade of the bioethanol plant and a facility to capture and store biogas. Construction is expected to start during the second half of 2016.

ACE ad buy urges congress to act on RVP legislation
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 3:48 AM

The American Coalition for Ethanol has kicked-off a two-week ad campaign in Environment & Energy Publishing, a Washington DC-based media outlet with five daily online publications and a daily video webcast for energy and environmental policy leaders.

Growth Energy: Tom Buis receives America’s Fuel Award
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 3:39 AM

On Sept. 19, former Growth Energy CEO and current co-chairman of the Growth Energy board of directors, Tom Buis, was presented with the America’s Fuel award. The award is the highest honor given by Growth Energy.

RFA hosting 2 ethanol safety seminars in Illinois Sept. 27
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 3:31 AM

The Renewable Fuels Association is hosting two free ethanol safety seminars later this month in Benton, Illinois. The seminars will be held on Sept. 27 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. CT or 5:30 p.m.–10 p.m. CT at the Benton Fire Department.

Sandia: Turning ubiquitous lignin into high-value chemicals
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 3:26 AM

Lignin has frustrated scientists for years. With the help of an unusual soil bacteria, Sandia National Laboratories researchers believe they now know how to crack open lignin, which could transform the economics of biofuel and ethanol production.

Shimadzu announces new integrated HPLC ethanol analyzer
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 3:23 AM

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has announced the release of its new bioethanol analyzer. Based on the popular Prominence-i integrated HPLC platform, the analyzer is an advanced tool for real-time monitoring of the fermentation process.

Passing the Torch
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 2:45 AM

I’ll stop here and express my gratitude to friends and the ethanol industry, in general, for giving me 30 years of fruitful work and the ability to not only look back with pride and satisfaction, but to look forward with renewed optimism.

At the Heart of the Ethanol Process
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 1:55 AM

Long-time ethanol lab manager, Jennifer Roepke, wears many hats while striving for overall plant success. This article appears in the October print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine.

The Definition of Insanity Is...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 1:45 AM

Ethanol can replace the toxic compounds used to increase octane in gasoline, which are directly related to the harmful emissions identified in several studies.

Export Exchange 2016 Presents Great Opportunity
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 1:09 AM

The Export Exchange 2016 is essential. It brings together international buyers and end users of coarse grains and other products, including DDGS, with U.S. suppliers and agribusiness representatives.This article appears in the October print issue.

Mycotoxin Monitoring in the FSMA Era
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:48 AM

Ethanol plants gear up systems to document compliance. This article appears in the October print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine.

BIO releases report on renewable chemical progress, opportunities
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 7:05 AM

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization recently released a report documenting substantial, ongoing growth in the renewable chemical industry and outlining federal and state policies that support the industry.

Higher ethanol blends can alleviate gas shortages, price spikes
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 7:02 AM

A Sept. 9 leak in the Colonial pipeline has resulted in gasoline shortages and price spikes. As workers act to fix the leak and remediate the environmental consequences, Growth Energy notes higher ethanol blends can help mitigate those issues.

E85 fuels Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 6:55 AM

Indiana corn farmers are helping power the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay as sponsors of the E85 fuel keeping the torch burning brightly as it travels through Indiana’s 92 counties over 35 days.

Support Breast Cancer Awareness Through October Retailer ‘Pink Out’
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:07 AM

It's time for consumers to feel good about their decisions at the pump. Let's turn a simple transaction into a public statement and be proud of the efforts we are making to improve our world every day. This article appears in the October EPM.

Blog: More on octane and knock
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:56 AM
Bin-Busting Bushels
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:43 AM

A huge U.S. corn crop is expected to strain storage and pressure prices. This article appears in the October print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine.

USDA: No FY 2017 sugar purchases expected under FFP
Saturday, September 17, 2016 1:59 AM

In September, the USDA Commodity Credit Corp. announced it does not expect to purchase and sell sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program during fiscal year 2017. The USDA sold surplus sugar to bioenergy producers under the program in 2013.

Several bioenergy projects receive SBIR funding
Saturday, September 17, 2016 1:55 AM

The USDA recently announced $7.4 million in grants will be awarded to 76 small businesses through the Small Business Innovation Research program. The USDA also indicated the SBIR program is currently accepting Phase I grant applications.

Growth Energy celebrates E15 Day with U.S. governors, mayors
Saturday, September 17, 2016 1:52 AM

Growth Energy joined some of America’s top biofuel champions for a celebration marking the expansion of consumer access to E15. Consumer access to E15 was marked with proclamations in Iowa, Minnesota and North Carolina.

Indian Oil, Praj sign MOU for second generation ethanol
Saturday, September 17, 2016 1:45 AM

Indian Oil Corp. Ltd., India’s flagship national oil company, has selected Praj Industries Ltd., a Pune-based global process solutions leader, as its technology partner for setting up multiple second generation (2G) bioethanol plants.

Propel Fuels: California leads nation in low carbon fuels
Saturday, September 17, 2016 1:42 AM

California's Big Oil-disrupting climate-change policies have been extended to 2030, and the state now leads the nation in low carbon fuel retail volumes with more than 14 million gallons of E85 Flex Fuel sold in 2015.

ACE’s New E15, Flex Fuel Retailer Roadmap
Saturday, September 17, 2016 1:03 AM

The biggest question to answer for most petroleum marketers about E15 is how will it help them make more money. This article appears in the October print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine.

Aemetis’ Multiple Ventures
Saturday, September 17, 2016 12:40 AM

California-based ethanol company moves Edeniq and LanzaTech developments to the forefront. This article appears in the October print issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine.

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