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The Fundamentals of Fly-Ins
Saturday, January 20, 2018 4:25 AM

FROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: The Washington, D.C., events provide opportunities for constituents to meet with lawmakers and help influence biofuels policy.

NEC scholarship awarded to NCERC technician
Saturday, January 20, 2018 4:16 AM

Christopher Wense, a former steel mill worker who has returned to school while working full-time in the U.S. ethanol industry, is this year’s student scholarship winner to attend the Renewable Fuels Association’s National Ethanol Conference.

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada named resource champion
Saturday, January 20, 2018 4:11 AM

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has recognized Bioindustrial Innovation Canada as one of Canada’s Resource Champions for its efforts to promote natural resources development and trade in Canada.

Study shows producers where, how to grow cellulosic biofuel crops
Saturday, January 20, 2018 4:09 AM

A new multi-institution report provides practical agronomic data for five cellulosic feedstocks, including switchgrass, Miscanthus, sorghum, energycane, and prairie mixtures. The data could improve adoption and increase production across the country.

More Countries Adopting Ethanol Policies
Friday, January 19, 2018 10:13 PM

FROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Bliss Baker looks at ethanol policies around the world.

UNICA: 2017-’18 sugarcane harvest nearly complete
Friday, January 19, 2018 6:35 AM

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced the 2017-’18 harvest is substantially complete, with approximately 25.22 billion liters (6.7 billion gallons) of ethanol produced since the beginning of the season.

Growth Energy: American drivers top 3 billion miles driven on E15
Friday, January 19, 2018 6:33 AM

Growth Energy has announced that American drivers have logged yet another billion miles on clean burning E15 in just the past three months. The total number of miles driven on E15 now sits at more than 3 billion.

Unexpected Incentive
Friday, January 19, 2018 4:23 AM

FROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: RIN values do affect fuel prices, but Ron Lamberty, senior vice president of the American Coalition for Ethanol, says it’s not the effect many assume.

Respecting the Law
Thursday, January 18, 2018 10:12 PM

FROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: David Hallberg discusses the U.S. Department of Energy's adherence to laws, and a proposal from the Urban Air Initiative to escape the aromatics dilemma.

MEPs approve renewable energy, biofuel targets under RED II
Thursday, January 18, 2018 6:12 AM

Members of the European Parliament endorsed a set of proposals Jan. 17 that set new goals for renewable energy, energy efficiency and renewable transportation fuels. The proposals also cap first-generation biofuels and phase-out the use of palm oil.

JTI Services joins the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association
Thursday, January 18, 2018 6:10 AM

JTI Services LLC has joined the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association as a vendor member. The company provides electrical preventative maintenance and safety services to ethanol plants in southern Minnesota.

Bolivia announces intent to establish E10 mandate at USGC seminar
Thursday, January 18, 2018 6:06 AM

The Bolivian government announced its intention to establish an ethanol blend mandate during a December seminar conducted by the U.S. Grains Council. The mandate is start at 10 percent in 2018 with goals of mid-level blends in coming years.

CHP: Obstacles and Opportunities
Thursday, January 18, 2018 4:21 AM

FROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Generating heat and power on-site saves money and lowers carbon intensity, but has barriers to success.

Business Briefs
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 10:07 PM

FROM THE FEBRUARY ISSUE: Green Plains to use Enogen corn; RICanada launches new campaign; and United Ethanol will employ the Whitefox membrane system.

USGC sees growth potential for US grain exports to Myanmar
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 5:15 AM

The U.S. Grains Council recently assessed the growth potential for Myanmar’s animal and feed manufacturing sectors, and has shown how that growth could translate to increased feed grain exports, including distillers dried grains with solubles.

Alkol BioTech to supply cane feedstock to BRD
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 5:06 AM

Bio Refinery Development BV has signed a letter of intent with Alkol Biotech for the supply of up to 500,000 tons of EUnergyCane annually for use in a proposed biorefinery. EUnergyCane is a naturally occurring cold-resistant variety of sugarcane.

RFA adds 4 associate members
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 5:05 AM

The Renewable Fuels Association has announced four new associate members have joined in recent weeks. The new members are NALCO Water, Whitefox Technologies, Renewable Fuels Nebraska, and K Coe Isom.

Kwik Trip recognized with ethanol marketing award in Iowa
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 6:25 AM

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey has announced Kwik Trip Inc. and the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott as winners of the 2018 Secretary’s Ethanol and Biodiesel Marketing Awards. Kwik Trip currently sells E15 at 25 locations within the state.

Evogene: Positive results in corn bio-stimulant field trials
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 6:19 AM

Evogene Ltd. recently announced highly promising second-year field trial results for its bio-stimulant microbial seed treatments for the improvement of corn yield, which are under exclusive license to DuPont Pioneer.

USDA raises estimate for corn production in January WASDE
Saturday, January 13, 2018 3:47 AM

The USDA has released its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report for January, reporting larger corn production, increased food, seed and industrial use, lower estimates for feed and residual use, and reporting greater stocks.

USDA awards Attis $3 million grant for lignin technology
Saturday, January 13, 2018 3:44 AM

Meridian Waste Solutions Inc. has announced the USDA awarded its subsidiary, Attis Innovations, a $3 million grant to support the commercialization of patented and patent-pending lignin conversion and refining technologies.

CropEnergies reports increased revenues, production volumes
Friday, January 12, 2018 5:55 AM

European ethanol producer CropEnergies has announced its revenues for the first three quarters of the 2017-’18 financial year increased by 20 percent. The increase is primarily attributed to higher production volumes.

IRFA elects officers, executive committee for 2018
Friday, January 12, 2018 5:52 AM

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association recently elected its board of directors, officers, and executive committee for 2018. Eamonn Byrne of Lakeview Plymouth Energy has been selected to serve a second term as president.

ADM partners with PNNL to produce biobased propylene glycol
Friday, January 12, 2018 5:50 AM

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced an Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy success story where Archer Daniels Midland partnered with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to become a leading producer of biobased propylene glycol.

EIA predicts increased ethanol consumption in 2018, 2019
Thursday, January 11, 2018 5:44 AM

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the January edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting that ethanol production in 2018 and 2019 will be maintained at the 2017 level.

Dürr joins the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association
Thursday, January 11, 2018 5:41 AM

Dürr Systems Inc. has become the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association's latest vendor member. The company provides environmental and energy-solutions, including a single rotary valve regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) system.

Researchers make grasses more digestible
Thursday, January 11, 2018 5:38 AM

An international team of researchers has uncovered a way to make grasses more digestible. The achievement promises improved feed for ruminants and better biomass for biofuel production, with economic and environmental benefits for both.

Japan opens comment period on proposal to allow US corn ethanol
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 2:17 AM

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has opened a public comment period on proposed changes to its ethanol policy that would allow for the import of U.S. corn ethanol for use in the production of bio-ETBE.

ACE schedules 10th annual Washington, DC, fly-in for March 21-22
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 2:12 AM

The American Coalition for Ethanol formally announces the organization’s 10th annual Washington, D.C. fly-in will take place March 21-22. During the 2017 fly-in, 75 ethanol advocates met with more than 120 members of Congress from 35 states.

Researchers map magnetic fields of bacterial cells, nano-objects
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 1:58 AM

A research team led by U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has demonstrated for the first time that the magnetic fields of bacterial cells and magnetic nano-objects in liquid can be studied at high resolution using electron microscopy.

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol up in November
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 5:46 AM

The USDA has released the January edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, announcing approximately 476 million bushels of corn was consumed for fuel alcohol production in November, up 1 percent from October.

CHS to use Enogen corn at Illinois ethanol plant
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 5:42 AM

Syngenta has announced an agreement with CHS Inc. to use Enogen corn enzyme technology at its 130-million-gallon ethanol plant in Rochelle, Illinois. Enogen corn enzyme technology is an in-seed innovation that enhances ethanol production.

Anellotech commences key R&D program at TCat-8
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 5:40 AM

With successful completion of TCat-8 pilot plant commissioning, Anellotech has announced an intensive process development and testing program has begun to confirm process economics and collect data for commercial plant design.

Noble Group completes sale of Indiana ethanol plant
Saturday, January 6, 2018 4:50 AM

On Jan. 2, Noble Group Ltd. announced it completed the sale of its interest in Noble Americas South Bend Ethanol LLC to Mercuria Investments US Inc. on Dec. 12 for a final consideration of $18.1 million.

Gevo issues corporate update, reduces staff
Saturday, January 6, 2018 4:47 AM

Gevo Inc. recently issued a corporate update, reaffirming the company’s focus on the commercial development of renewable jet fuel, isooctane, isobutanol and related products. The company also announced plans to reduce staff at its Colorado offices.

USDA NIFA invests in Integrated Biorefinery Optimization program
Saturday, January 6, 2018 4:46 AM

The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded a grant to improve biorefinery technologies through the Integrated Biorefinery Optimization program. The award was made to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

EPA approves pathway for Advanced BioEnergy
Friday, January 5, 2018 5:17 AM

The U.S. EPA approved an efficient producer petition by Advanced BioEnergy LLC for a fuel pathway at its facility in Aberdeen, South Dakota. The pathway allows facility to generate RINs under the RFS for non-grandfathered volumes of ethanol.

ACE: Real cost of adding E15, flex fuels addressed in new video
Friday, January 5, 2018 5:12 AM

The American Coalition for Ethanol has released the third video in a series of fuel marketer-focused videos on flexfuelforward.com, part of a campaign featuring retailers sharing their experiences with adding and marketing E15 and flex fuels.

N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative announces grant recipients
Friday, January 5, 2018 5:08 AM

The N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative recently awarded $1 million in grants for 11 research projects to boost bioenergy opportunities and production in the state. The projects address a wide range of feedstocks and technologies.

UNICA: Increased domestic sales of hydrous ethanol continue
Thursday, January 4, 2018 5:11 AM

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released data for the first half of December, reporting mills in the south-central region continued to produce and sell large quantities of ethanol during the two-week period.

USDA report says Indonesia faces ethanol dilemma
Thursday, January 4, 2018 5:09 AM

Indonesia instituted a national ethanol policy in 2006, but has been having trouble meeting its goals. The country’s plans to develop bioethanol are facing many setbacks, including costly inputs, capacity limitations and trade restrictions.

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