December 24, 2014

Yellow Hose program brings price stability to E85 in Michigan

BY Holly JessenFound In:Markets, BusinessA Michigan ethanol plant has had success with its Yellow Hose program, blending E85 and supplying 33 area retailers, as well as sales at an on-site fuel pump. For 15 months the plant has held a $1 spread between E85 and gasoline. READ MORE

December 23, 2014

Minnesota ethanol plant to produce n-butane, acetone in 2016

BY Holly JessenFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessThe sale of a 21 MMgy corn-ethanol plant closed on Dec. 23. Green Biologics Inc. plans to continue ethanol production until sometime in 2016, when it will transition to n-butanol and acetone. READ MORE

December 23, 2014

SIRE announces year end achievements

BY Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy Found In:BusinessSouthwest Iowa Renewable Energy LLC announced it had paid in full the outstanding convertible subordinated debt held by the company's strategic partners, Bunge North America Inc. and ICM Investments LLC. READ MORE

December 22, 2014

EPA publishes request for substantiations of confidentiality

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has published a notice in the Federal Register requesting substantiations of confidentiality claims from businesses that have submitted reports and transactional information on the renewable fuels standard (RFS). READ MORE

December 22, 2014

EIA: 2 new weekly ethanol production records set in December

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyData recently released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows the U.S. ethanol industry started out the last month of the year with two record-setting weeks of production, with a new record set the week ending Dec. 12. READ MORE

December 22, 2014

USDA says corn acres to decline, yields increase in decade ahead

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyUSDA long-term projections call for slightly lower corn acres to be planted over the next decade while corn yields steadily climb. The USDA will release the complete long-term supply, use and prices projections to 2024 in February. READ MORE

December 22, 2014

Obama signs short-term tax extenders legislation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, PolicyOn Dec. 19, President Obama signed a bill that retroactively extends several tax incentives that expired at the end of 2013 and throughout this year through the end of 2014, including several incentives that benefit biofuel and bioenergy producers. READ MORE


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