Representatives press Pruitt on Icahn’s role in shaping the RFS
Saturday, June 24, 2017 3:23 AM

Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee recently asked U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to detail policies and procedures the agency has put in place to prevent Carl Icahn from influencing the RFS for personal financial gain.

Students visit Chippewa Valley Ethanol
Saturday, June 24, 2017 3:20 AM

Thirteen students from New London-Spicer High School recently visited Chippewa Valley Ethanol Co. in Benson, Minnesota, to learn about ethanol production. The tour was organized by the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association.

Trump expresses support for ethanol in Iowa
Friday, June 23, 2017 6:52 AM

President Donald Trump expressed his support for the ethanol industry during a trip to Iowa June 21, noting his administration wants to “protect the corn-based ethanol and biofuels that power our country.”

EPA: 21.98 million cellulosic RINs generated in May
Friday, June 23, 2017 6:51 AM

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for May, reporting more than 1.66 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 21.98 million cellulosic RINs.

CropEnergies reports improved first quarter results
Friday, June 23, 2017 6:49 AM

Germany-based CropEnergies AG released first quarter financial results, reporting increased revenues and results when compared to the same period of last year. The improved results are primarily attributed to increased utilization of its plants.

Greener, on our own Accord
Friday, June 23, 2017 12:04 AM

FROM THE JULY ISSUE: Time will tell how President Trump’s exit from the Paris Climate Accord will affect the U.S. ethanol industry, which is banking on foreign demand for its low-carbon, high-octane fuel to grow.

Business briefs
Thursday, June 22, 2017 9:48 PM

FROM THE JULY ISSUE: Poet's CEO gets honorary degree from South Dakota State University, a new ambassador to China is named, another plant earns efficient producer status, and more.

DOE awards STTR, SBIR grants to several bioenergy projects
Thursday, June 22, 2017 6:40 AM

The U.S. Department of Energy is awarding 263 grants totaling $116 million to 184 small businesses under the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. Several of the awards support bioenergy projects.

New data released on Canadian biofuels
Thursday, June 22, 2017 6:38 AM

Advanced Biofuels Canada recently announced the release of the most comprehensive study to date of biofuel use in Canada. The study catalogs biofuel blending rates, biofuel types, and feedstocks utilized at the provincial level.

Perdue names 3 to USDA leadership roles
Thursday, June 22, 2017 6:27 AM

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently named three individuals who will take on leadership roles as the USDA continues the reorganization announced on May 11.

The lowest-cost, cleanest octane boost for boats
Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:03 AM

FROM THE JULY ISSUE: The U.S. has 12 million recreational boaters, and Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, wants to make sure they know about ethanol’s benefits when fueling up.

Sustainable certification for the ethanol process
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 9:37 PM

FROM THE JULY ISSUE: Access to additional markets and plant efficiencies give bottom-line significance and meaning to the often-generalized term—sustainability.

FEW panelist joins discussion via live feed from Mexico
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 2:38 AM

Kristy Moore, principal for KMoore Consulting, was live via Skype from Mexico during the Exports Update general session panel at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in Minneapolis. Mexico recently announced it will allow E10 blends.

Dinneen laments policy barriers, praises ethanol industry at FEW
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 2:35 AM

Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, told attendees of the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo that the industry needs to work to increase ethanol demand. It’ll be driven by the Renewable Fuel Standard, he said.

Summertime relief at the pump
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 12:01 AM

FROM THE JULY ISSUE: E15 suffers with no Reid vapor pressure waiver.

Bayrock, Cooper receive 2017 FEW awards
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Geoff Cooper received the High Octane Award and Dennis Bayrock was recognized with the Award of Excellence during the the 2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. Two Kathy Bryan Memorial Scholarship recipients were also named.

Meeting needs, maximizing benefits
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 9:35 PM

FROM THE JULY ISSUE: Farmers continuously implement new environmentally friendly techniques to raise their crops.

US ethanol organizations applaud Mexico’s adoption of E10
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 2:05 AM

The Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission has announced a change that will increase the maximum amount of ethanol that can be blended in gas supplies from 5.8 percent to 10 percent, except in the cities of Monterrey, Guadalajara and Mexico City.

Edeniq secures $5 million in growth equity
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 2:02 AM

Edeniq Inc. recently announced it has secured commitments for $5 million in additional equity to support existing customer workload, rapidly grow the pipeline, and roll out technology enhancements.

Tested. Proven. Driven.
Monday, June 19, 2017 11:59 PM

FROM THE JULY ISSUE: The American Coalition for Ethanol's annual conference is coming up Aug. 15 to 17 in Omaha.

Charged up
Monday, June 19, 2017 9:31 PM

FROM THE JULY ISSUE: Is it the right time for ethanol producers to consider going solar?

Novozymes adds yeast to bioenergy portfolio
Saturday, June 17, 2017 3:13 AM

Novozymes, the Denmark-based world leader in industrial enzyme development, is expanding its bioenergy offerings to include yeast. For the ethanol industry, the yeast line is expected to increase efficiency and boost yield.

Study digs more deeply into DDGS supplemental feed value
Saturday, June 17, 2017 3:09 AM

Researchers at Texas A&M University have found that DDGS increases the rate at which cattle digest bermudagrass, but decreases the overall digestibility of the forage.

ARC awards $1.5 million to support biorefinery center at ASC
Saturday, June 17, 2017 3:06 AM

The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded $1.5 million to New York-based Alfred State College to support its Biorefinery Development and Commercialization Center project, which aims to leverage wood resources to create sustainable business.

Winning the battle against climate change
Friday, June 16, 2017 11:55 PM

FROM THE JULY ISSUE: Governments in Canada appear poised to take the steps necessary to provoke further reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and Canada’s ethanol industry is likely to have a feature role in the policy response.

Process checkups
Friday, June 16, 2017 10:26 PM

FROM THE JULY ISSUE: Having captured the low-hanging fruit, debottlenecking and plant optimizations begin a second round.

UNICA reports continued delays in sugarcane harvest
Friday, June 16, 2017 5:37 AM

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced 31.59 million tons of sugarcane were processed by mills in the south-central region during the second half of May, down 2.83 percent when compared to the same period of last year.

USGC: Trade agreements a good deal For US feed grains
Friday, June 16, 2017 5:34 AM

Trade equals huge success for exports of U.S. feed grains in all forms, particularly to the 20 countries with which the United States has a free trade agreement (FTA), according to the U.S. Grains Council.

DOE names new director of ORNL
Friday, June 16, 2017 5:30 AM

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry recently announced the appointment of Thomas Zacharia as the new Director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He was unanimously selected by the UT-Battelle board of governors to succeed Thom Mason.

Higher ethanol blends key to driving farm economy
Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:53 PM

FROM THE JULY ISSUE: RFA caps corn ethanol at 15 billion gallons per year and we have reached and exceeded that level. Future growth must meet true demand, and that demand is blocked by unnecessary, arbitrary and baseless regulations.

Outfoxing dehydration
Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:00 PM

FROM THE JULY ISSUE: Following a successful installation at Pine Lake Corn Processors in Iowa, Whitefox Technologies is poised to eliminate molecular sieve regeneration cycles from ethanol plants forever.

Biofuel groups applaud senate hearing RVP waiver bill
Thursday, June 15, 2017 4:34 AM

On June 14, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on legislation that aims to extend the 1 pound per square inch (psi) Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to gasoline blends that contain more than 10 percent ethanol.

Hazlett selected to lead USDA Rural Development agencies
Thursday, June 15, 2017 4:31 AM

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has named Anne Hazlett to lead USDA’s Rural Development agencies. Hazlett, who’s title will be assistant to the secretary for Rural Development, will report directly to Perdue.

UNICA: CTC’s genetically modified sugarcane approved
Thursday, June 15, 2017 4:28 AM

In Brazil, CTNBio - National Biosafety Technical Commission, has approved the commercial use of the first genetically-modified sugarcane developed by the Brazilian sugarcane breeding and technology company Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira.

Understanding API tank requirements
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 10:03 PM

FROM THE JULY ISSUE: Carbon credit prices recover and multiple new pathways are certified as the state’s program gets back on track.

OSHA rescinds union walkaround memo
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 9:52 PM

FROM THE JULY ISSUE: The U.S. Department of Labor has confirmed that an Obama administration OSHA memorandum permitting union or community organization representatives to take part in OSHA workplace.

Red Trail Energy moves forward with carbon capture research
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 4:25 AM

Red Trail Energy LLC in Richardton, North Dakota, will move forward with phase two of its research into a carbon capture and storage program, following a U.S. EPA decision to grant North Dakota regulatory primacy over Class VI injection wells.

Biofuel groups urge support for legislation benefiting E15 sales
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 4:22 AM

A group of 28 biofuel producers and trade associations recently sent a letter to members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, urging them to support a bill that extends the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to E15.

NCGA contest seeks new ways to produce chemicals from corn
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 4:16 AM

The National Corn Growers Association and NineSigma have launched a global competition to identify new uses for field corn as a renewable feedstock for chemical production. Entries are due Sept. 28.

Rayeman, Saola partner on bolt-on biodiesel technology platform
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 4:14 AM

Rayeman Elements Inc. has announced the creation of a Biofuels Division to provide patented and proven technology for the production of biodiesel colocated with ethanol plants. Saola Energy LLC will provide engineering and design for the technology.

Poll: Motorcycle owners are confident in fueling decisions
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 4:07 AM

Growth Energy has released a survey showing that motorcyclists in the U.S. are extremely confident in selecting the fuel that meets their needs at the pump, and satisfied with the performance of their fuel, including regular unleaded blends of E10.

How not to kill the molecular sieve
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 11:55 PM

FROM THE JULY ISSUE: Like all processes in an ethanol plant, careful attention is required in ethanol dehydration units to care for the molecular sieve.

California LCFS guides advanced biofuels industry
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 9:58 PM

FROM THE JULY ISSUE: Carbon credit prices recover and multiple new pathways are certified as the state’s program gets back on track.

Senate hearing scheduled on bill to extend RVP waiver to E15
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 6:40 AM

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works is scheduled to hold a full committee hearing June 14 on legislation that aims to extend the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to gasoline blends containing more than 10 percent ethanol.

Poll: Small engine owners power up on ethanol blends
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 6:36 AM

Growth Energy released a new survey showing that U.S. small engine owners are pleased with the performance of their fuel and find it easy to pick the best option, including regular unleaded blends of 10 percent ethanol (E10).

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