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June 23, 2017

Representatives press Pruitt on Icahn’s role in shaping the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleMembers 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. READ MORE

June 23, 2017

Students visit Chippewa Valley Ethanol

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association 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. READ MORE

June 22, 2017

Trump expresses support for ethanol in Iowa

BY Erin VoegelePresident 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.” READ MORE

June 22, 2017

EPA: 21.98 million cellulosic RINs generated in May

BY Erin VoegeleThe 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. READ MORE

June 22, 2017

CropEnergies reports improved first quarter results

BY Erin VoegeleGermany-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. READ MORE

June 21, 2017

DOE awards STTR, SBIR grants to several bioenergy projects

BY Erin VoegeleThe 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. READ MORE

June 21, 2017

New data released on Canadian biofuels

BY Advanced Biofuels Canada 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. READ MORE

June 21, 2017

Perdue names 3 to USDA leadership roles

BY USDA 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. READ MORE

June 20, 2017

FEW panelist joins discussion via live feed from Mexico

BY Lisa GibsonKristy 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. READ MORE

June 20, 2017

Dinneen laments policy barriers, praises ethanol industry at FEW

BY Lisa GibsonBob 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. READ MORE

June 20, 2017

Bayrock, Cooper receive 2017 FEW awards

BY Susanne Retka SchillGeoff 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. READ MORE

June 19, 2017

US ethanol organizations applaud Mexico’s adoption of E10

BY Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, and U.S. Grains Council 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. READ MORE

June 19, 2017

Edeniq secures $5 million in growth equity

BY Edeniq Inc. 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. READ MORE

June 16, 2017

Novozymes adds yeast to bioenergy portfolio

BY Lisa GibsonNovozymes, 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. READ MORE

June 16, 2017

Study digs more deeply into DDGS supplemental feed value

BY Lisa GibsonResearchers 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. READ MORE

June 16, 2017

ARC awards $1.5 million to support biorefinery center at ASC

BY Erin VoegeleThe 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. READ MORE

June 15, 2017

UNICA reports continued delays in sugarcane harvest

BY Erin VoegeleUNICA, 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. READ MORE

June 15, 2017

USGC: Trade agreements a good deal For US feed grains

BY U.S. Grains Council 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. READ MORE

June 15, 2017

DOE names new director of ORNL

BY U.S. Department of Energy 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. READ MORE

June 14, 2017

Biofuel groups applaud senate hearing RVP waiver bill

BY Erin VoegeleOn 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. READ MORE

June 14, 2017

Hazlett selected to lead USDA Rural Development agencies

BY Erin VoegeleAgriculture 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. READ MORE

June 14, 2017

UNICA: CTC’s genetically modified sugarcane approved

BY UNICA 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. READ MORE

June 13, 2017

Red Trail Energy moves forward with carbon capture research

BY Lisa GibsonRed 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. READ MORE

June 13, 2017

Biofuel groups urge support for legislation benefiting E15 sales

BY Erin VoegeleA 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. READ MORE

June 13, 2017

NCGA contest seeks new ways to produce chemicals from corn

BY Erin VoegeleThe 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. READ MORE

June 13, 2017

Rayeman, Saola partner on bolt-on biodiesel technology platform

BY Rayeman Elements Inc. 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. READ MORE

June 13, 2017

Poll: Motorcycle owners are confident in fueling decisions

BY Growth Energy 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. READ MORE

June 22, 2017

Opinion: Greener, on our own Accord

BY Tom BryanFROM 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. READ MORE

June 21, 2017

Opinion: The lowest-cost, cleanest octane boost for boats

BY Bob Dinneen 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. READ MORE

June 20, 2017

Opinion: Summertime relief at the pump

BY Emily Skor FROM THE JULY ISSUE: E15 suffers with no Reid vapor pressure waiver. READ MORE

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