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November 24, 2014

Supply concerns accelerate buying interest

BY Rick Kment, DTN As ethanol futures prices have surged higher, gasoline prices and the entire energy complex have remained under pressure. This has quickly changed the dynamic between ethanol and gasoline markets. READ MORE

November 21, 2014

EPA punts: Agency delays 2014 RVO determination into next year

BY Susanne Retka SchillThe U.S. EPA announced Friday morning it would not be finalizing the 2014 renewable volume obligation requirements (RVO) by the end of the year. This will also affect the compliance deadline for 2013, which will be moved into 2015. READ MORE

November 20, 2014

EPA November RIN data shows increased cellulosic production

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for October, reporting that more than 1.4 billion RINs were generated during the month across all five categories, including more than 7 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

November 20, 2014

House passes bill that would impact EPA rulemaking

BY Erin VoegeleOn Nov. 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that aims to prohibit the U.S. EPA from proposing regulations based on science that is not transparent or not reproducible by a vote of 237 to 190. READ MORE

November 20, 2014

Court documents regarding corn oil patent case unsealed

BY Holly JessenCourt documents dated Oct. 23, which ruled in favor of 14 ethanol plant defendants, were unsealed Nov. 13, revealing details of a court battle over corn oil separation technology. The cases concern patents owned by a subsidiary of GreenShift Corp. READ MORE

November 20, 2014

RSB partners with Elements Traceability Software

BY Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials and Elements Software Ltd. are working together to help RSB members track their biofuel feedstocks. Elements is a web based traceability platform that will help with Renewable Energy Directive compliance. READ MORE

November 19, 2014

Iowa biofuel producers urge swift passage of extenders package

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association has reported that nine of Iowa's advanced biofuel producers sent a letter to the entire Iowa Congressional Delegation encouraging the swift passage of a tax extenders package. READ MORE

November 19, 2014

EPA releases updated biogenic emissions framework

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released a revised framework for assessing biogenic CO2 emissions from stationary sources, along with a memo that provides regulatory guidance on how the framework will impact the Clean Power Plan and certain permitting requirements. READ MORE

November 19, 2014

USDA ARS: Boosting butanol's role in the biofuel world

BY USDA Agricultural Research Service The potential for producing butanol as a biofuel has become a bit more promising, thanks to USDA scientists and their partners. The research suggests that barley straw and corn stover could be cost-effective feedstocks for producing biobutanol. READ MORE

November 18, 2014

Dyadic reports increase in product-related revenue

BY Erin VoegeleDyadic International has released third quarter financial results, reporting increases in net product revenue and gross profit. "The past quarter continues to be an extremely exciting time at Dyadic," said Dyadic CEO Mark Emalfarb. READ MORE

November 18, 2014

Abengoa releases Q3 results, highlights Hugoton plant startup

BY Erin VoegeleAbengoa recently released third quarter financial results, reporting positive performance for the company's biofuels business. For the first nine months of the year, the company reported overall revenues in line with those achieved in 2013. READ MORE

November 18, 2014

Study: Ethanol use in Michigan reduces pollution by reducing GHGs

BY Michigan Corn Growers Association A new study released by Michigan State University researchers Bruce Dale and Seungdo Kim shows ethanol use by Michigan drivers and boaters reduces pollution by cutting down on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. READ MORE

November 17, 2014

Fuels Institute report predicts increased E85 sales through 2023

BY Erin VoegeleThe Fuels Institute recently published a study that predicts a substantial increase in E85 sales over the next several years. At minimum, the report predicts E85 sales will double by 2023. Under certain circumstances, the growth rate could be higher. READ MORE

November 17, 2014

Study: Real-world data casts grave doubt on land use models

BY Renewable Fuels Association An analysis of real-world land use data recently released by Iowa State University raises serious doubts about the accuracy of economic models used by regulatory agencies to penalize ethanol for purported "indirect land use changes." READ MORE

November 14, 2014

EIA predicts increased ethanol production in 2015

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has published the November issue of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting that ethanol production will average 934,000 barrels per day next year. READ MORE

November 14, 2014

Class I railroads file status reports for week ending Nov. 8

BY Erin VoegeleClass I railroads have filed their fourth weekly status reports with the Surface Transportation Board. The reports provide an overview of operational performance for the week ending Nov. 8. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

Gevo reports progress at ethanol, isobutanol plant

BY Anna Simet Exciting progress is being made at Gevo Inc.'s Luverne, Minnesota, renewable fuel plant, and also within the company's recent commercial activities, Gevo CEO Pat Gruber reported during the company's third quarter conference call. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

UI economists: Ethanol/CBOB ratio at breakeven, unlikely to last

BY Susanne Retka SchillThe recent drop in gasoline prices raises the question whether ethanol's competitiveness in blends is being threatened. University of Illinois economists Scott Irwin and Darrel Good examined the prices relationship in a recent FarmDocDaily post. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

UN report outlines growing biofuels role in developing economies

BY Susanne Retka SchillBiofuels now account for 1 percent of global energy use, a new report from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development finds. The document provides a sweeping global overview of the development of liquid biofuels. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

EIA: Rail traffic up 4.5% from last year

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration U.S. rail traffic, including carloadings of all commodity types, has increased 4.5 percent through October compared to the same period in 2013. Increased movement of grain represents the biggest commodity increase in rail traffic so far this year. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

Distillers grains with calcium oxide improve cattle diets

BY Purdue University Research by Purdue University scientist Jon Schoonmaker and his colleagues has shown that small amounts of calcium oxide can neutralize the acid in distillers grains, a commonly used alternative to corn in many livestock feed mixes. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

Digestion strategy in shipworms holds potential for biofuels

BY Northeastern University An international research team led by Dan Distel, director of the Ocean Genome Legacy Center of New England Bio­labs at North­eastern University, has discovered a novel digestive strategy in ship­worms that could benefit biofuel development. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

Xylome, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation reach deal on yeast

BY Xylome Corp. Xylome Corp. has signed licensing and equity agreements with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation to develop and market unconventional yeasts with the power to transform tough biomass into sustainable fuels and chemicals. READ MORE

November 12, 2014

Aemetis reports positive earnings, receives 3% EB-5 loan

BY Susanne Retka SchillCalifornia ethanol producer Aemetis Inc. reported record earnings for the first three quarters of 2014, turning the company around from the losses reported in 2013. For the first nine months of the year, Aemetis reported revenues of $166.2 million. READ MORE

November 12, 2014

Ergon Biofuels to restart Mississippi ethanol plant in May

BY Ergon Inc. Ergon BioFuels LLC, a subsidiary of Ergon Inc., has announced plans to restart its 60 MMgy ethanol facility in Vicksburg, Mississippi, beginning May 2015. Ergon BioFuels is one of the largest ethanol producers in the southeastern United States. READ MORE

November 12, 2014

Enerkem, AkzoNobel partner to explore development in Europe

BY Enerkem Inc. Enerkem Inc. recently announced it has signed an agreement with AkzoNobel to develop a project partnership to explore the development of waste-to-chemicals facilities in Europe. READ MORE

November 12, 2014

Cosan reports slight increase in ethanol production in Q3 results

BY Erin VoegeleBrazil-based Cosan has released financial results for the third quarter, reporting a 2 percent increase in the volume of ethanol produced despite a 9 percent reduction in sugarcane crush volumes. READ MORE

November 12, 2014

GRFA: Fossil fuel subsidies discourage investment in renewables

BY Global Renewable Fuels Alliance The International Energy Agency has released its annual World Energy Outlook, revealing that fossil fuel consumption subsidies reached $550 billion in 2013. According to the EIA, those subsidies discourage investment in renewables. READ MORE

November 24, 2014

Opinion: Government Intervention a No-Brainer

BY Mike Bryan It's confusing to watch Congress do nothing but saber rattling in the face of the current U.S. rail crisis, writes Mike Bryan. Government intervention in this issue seems like a no brainer. READ MORE

November 24, 2014

Opinion: What’s App-ening?

BY Bob Dinneen A new free mobile app offered by the RFA provides smartphone users with access to ethanol news and information, writes Bob Dinneen. READ MORE

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