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January 16, 2020

Gov. Reynolds highlights recent wins in IRFA address

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds highlighted recent positive developments for the biofuels industry during the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association’s 2020 summit. She also spoke about her plan to increase funding for the state's biofuel infrastrcuture program. READ MORE

January 16, 2020

Censky discusses infrastructure grant program at IRFA Summit

Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky told attendees of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit that “there are some really positive things that are happening that are going to be great for the biofuels sector.” READ MORE

January 16, 2020

Shaw opens 2020 IRFA Summit with optimism

Monte Shaw, executive director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, kicked off the 2020 IRFA Summit in Altoona, Iowa, by acknowledging the difficulties 2019 brought to the biofuels industry, but also expressing optimism for recent policy changes. READ MORE

January 09, 2020

Green Plains sells interest in JGP Energy Partners

Green Plains Inc. has sold its interest in JGP Energy Partners LLC, an import and export fuel terminal in Beaumont, Texas. Green Plains held a 50 percent interest in the joint venture, and sold its share for $29 million, plus working capital. READ MORE

January 08, 2020

EPA approves SIRE’s D6 RIN pathway

Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy in Council Bluffs, Iowa, has received approval for a pathway for D6 renewable identification numbers (RINs) generated from non-grandfathered ethanol. The U.S. EPA approved SIRE’s pathway in late November last year. READ MORE

December 30, 2019

Forest Service grants license for biomass conversion technology

The U.S. Forest Service has granted a license for technology that can efficiently fractionate lignocellulosic biomass to Ontario-based Whispering Green Energy. The company plans to begin experiments using the technology this spring. READ MORE

December 23, 2019

New York producer expresses optimism for E15

Timothy Winters, president and CEO of Western New York Energy, said New York’s approval of E15 is an important step for the state’s ethanol industry. WNYE is working with the RFA and Growth Energy to educate consumers and retailers on E15. READ MORE

December 19, 2019

Common Ground

FROM THE JANUARY ISSUE: The future of liquid fuels, whether derived from renewable resources or not, might depend on a collaboration between ethanol and petroleum interests. READ MORE

December 13, 2019

Red River Biorefinery gearing up for production

Red River Biorefinery, a 16.5 MMgy ethanol plant located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, is on track to begin operations in the beginning of 2020. The facility takes in sugar beet tailings and potato processing waste as feedstock. READ MORE

December 02, 2019

Report: Thailand could benefit from ethanol imports

A recently released report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service says that while Thailand has relied on domestic ethanol production, the country could benefit from importing ethanol and other biofuels. READ MORE