7 hours ago

SREs addressed during White House cabinet meeting

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy
The EPA’s actions regarding SREs were addressed during an Oct. 21 meeting at the White House. Trump directed the EPA to “make sure the small refineries are happy” while USDA indicated farmers will be fine with the plan once they see it implemented. READ MORE

7 hours ago

RFA: New court documents detail rampant EPA abuse of SRE program

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, Policy
New court documents show that the EPA inappropriately granted RFS compliance exemptions to certain small refineries that did not even qualify for the waivers, and that there was division within in the Trump administration about its approach to SREs. READ MORE

7 hours ago

$2.3 million DOE grant to advance ethanol fuel research

BY Purdue University Found In:Cellulosic, Policy
Researchers at Purdue University have received $2.3 million in funding from the Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office for their work to create computer models to simplify the design and construction of biorefineries. READ MORE

October 21, 2019

USDA biofuel infrastructure initiative to be up and running soon

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Policy, Retailer
The USDA hopes to have a new program up and running in early 2020 that will support retail sales of higher ethanol blends, including E15, according to statements made by U.S. Deputy Agriculture Secretary Stephen Censky during an Oct. 17 hearing. READ MORE

October 21, 2019

Energy Secretary Rick Perry announces plans to resign

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Policy
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Oct. 17 announced plans to resign from his post, effective later this year. The White House has not yet announced a nominee to replace Perry following his departure. READ MORE

October 21, 2019

Air Liquide, ArcelorMittal partner in pilot project

BY Air Liquide Found In:Feedstocks, Business
Air Liquide is partnering with ArcelorMittal in the first industrial-scale demonstration plant to capture carbon gas from the steelmaking process and recycle it into chemicals, specifically advanced bioethanol. READ MORE

October 18, 2019

UNICA: Ethanol production up in second half of September

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business
UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced ethanol production was up significantly during the second half of September. A new record was also set for the volume of ethanol produced per ton of processed raw material. READ MORE

October 18, 2019

Sustainable Technology acquires DuPont’s G2 ethanol technology

BY Sustainable Technology Corp. Found In:Cellulosic, Business
Sustainable Technology Corp., a subsidiary of Petron Scientech Inc., has completed the acquisition from DuPont, the complete technology assets for the world-class, second-generation technology developed and demonstrated by DuPont. READ MORE


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