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February 24, 2017

IRFA: ‘Merchant refiners not paying for RINs’

BY EPM Staff Merchant refiners claim they are paying millions for RINs to meet their RFS obligations. In a letter to the EPA this week, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association argues that the fundamental underpinning of the petitioners' argument is not true. READ MORE

February 23, 2017

Propel Fuels serves largest US E85 market in California

BY Propel Fuels Propel Fuels describes its innovative strategy to build customer loyalty in the California market for its branded E85. Successfully executive consumer strategies will be worth billions of dollars, CEO Elam says. READ MORE

February 23, 2017

Alliance Bioenergy makes offer on IneosBio Vero Beach property

BY Alliance BioEnergy Alliance BioEnergy Plus submitted an offer to buy the Vero Beach, Florida, cellulosic ethanol facility built by INEOS. If successful, the company says it will immediately begin retrofitting the front end with its CTS cellulosic ethanol process. READ MORE

February 22, 2017

UNICA: REGS could limit US access to advanced biofuels

BY Leticia Phillips, UNICA UNICA asks EPA to clarify the biointermediate definition in its proposed REGS rule that updates several technical aspects of the agency's rules regarding the RFS. As written, the proposed rule would have unintended consquences. READ MORE

February 22, 2017

Pacific Ethanol CEO honored at national conference

BY Renewable Fuels Association Pacific Ethanol CEO Neil Koehler, cofounder of California’s first ethanol production company, has received the RFA’s 2017 Industry Award. The award is given annually to individuals who demonstrate great dedication and innovation within the industry. READ MORE

February 22, 2017

Retailers, marketers urge EPA to maintain point of obligation

BY NATSO As the EPA public comment period on the RFS' point of obligation closes today, truck stop owners trade association NATSO reports vast support to keep the program's current compliance structure. The group says most of the sector opposes a shift. READ MORE

February 21, 2017

Trump reiterates support for ethanol, RFS

BY Renewable Fuels Association In a letter to National Ethanol Conference attendees, the president reconfirmed his support for biofuels, while making it clear that his focus on reducing regulatory burdens on American businesses supersedes his defense of renewable energy. READ MORE

February 21, 2017

Novozymes launches advanced enzyme to boost ethanol yields

BY Novozymes Novozymes' new trehalase enzymes convert residual sugars that would otherwise be wasted. An average 100 MMgy corn ethanol plant could make up to $1 million in additional revenue, the company says. READ MORE

February 21, 2017

Greenyug signs offtake agreement for ethyl acetate

BY Greenyug Germany-based HELM AG will handle worldwide sales and marketing of ethyl acetate from Greenyug's planned facility to be colocated with ADM in Columbus, Nebraska, using ethanol from the corn-processing facility. READ MORE

February 21, 2017

US drivers to rely on internal combustion for decades to come

BY Fuel Freedom Foundation At best, alternative vehicles will account for 50 percent of the worldwide fleet by 2015, leaving hundreds of million of cars with internal combustion engines. Fuel Freedom argues all possible solutions must be advanced. READ MORE

February 21, 2017

Dinneen: U.S. ethanol industry strong, profitable

BY Renewable Fuels Association Addressing more than 1,000 people at the National Ethanol Conference in San Diego, the leader of the Renewable Fuels Association said the U.S. ethanol industry is poised for continued growth and 'steeled for the challenges' ahead in 2017 and beyond. READ MORE

February 21, 2017

Iowa ethanol plant boosts capacity with new technology

BY Whitefox Technologies Ltd. Pine Lake Corn Processors has installed Whitefox’s Integrated Cartridge Efficiency membrane solution to increase production capacity and improve overall plant efficiency. After early success with ICE, an expansion of the modular system is underway. READ MORE

February 20, 2017

Ethanol advocates critical of EPA proposed RFS revisions in REGS

BY Susanne Retka SchillEPA's proposed revision to the RFS dubbed REGS for Renewable Enhancements and Growth Support Rule, is inadequate, says the RFA. The UAI focused several of its comments on the EPA's inadequate interpretation of the Clean Air Act. READ MORE

February 20, 2017

Poet-DSM plans enzyme manufacturing facility at Project Liberty

BY Poet-DSM Construction is expected to start midyear on an on-site enzyme-manufacturing plant at Poet-DSM's cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa, pending state and local approvals. Production is still ramping up; conversion rates reach 70 gal per ton. READ MORE

February 20, 2017

2017 global ethanol production forecast remains stable

BY Global Renewable Fuels Alliance GRFA and F.O. Licht forecast 97.8 billion liters (25.84 billion gallons) of ethanol production globally, continuing a trend of incremental growth since 2013. READ MORE

February 17, 2017

Ethanol trade groups congratulate, instruct new EPA chief

BY Tom BryanThe Senate has confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the U.S. EPA. While congratulating Pruitt, ethanol trade groups urged him not to alter the Renewable Fuel Standard, especially the program’s point of obligation. READ MORE

February 17, 2017

SIRE reports ‘favorable margins’ in late 2016, early 2017

BY EPM Staff Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy LLC recently announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter of 2016. The 125-MMgy ethanol plant reported net income of $5.6 million, or $422.60 per unit, for the three-month period ending Dec. 31. READ MORE

February 16, 2017

Ace Ethanol to install D3MAX cellulosic ethanol pilot plant

BY BBI International D3MAX has shipped its skid-mounted pilot reactor to Ace Ethanol in Stanley, Wisconsin, where testing of the bolt-on technology is to begin in late March. READ MORE

February 16, 2017

Pacific Ethanol to install Edeniq technology at Madera plant

BY Pacific Ethanol Inc. Pacific Ethanol to add Edeniq Cellunator and Pathway technologies at its Madera ethanol plant, bringing cellulosic ethanol production to a second facility. READ MORE

February 16, 2017

Iowa to Pruitt: Don't change RFS point of obligation

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Assoc. Broad Iowa coalition urges EPA nominee Pruitt to protect the RFS by rejecting the petition to change the successful program’s point of obligation from mostly large petroleum refiners to many fuel retailers. READ MORE

February 16, 2017

Ethanol delivers $24.7 M pretax income for The Andersons in 2016

BY Ann BaileyThe Andersons ethanol group had a strong 2016 Q4, showing a 52 percent improvement over Q4 2015, the company reported in its Feb. 16 earnings report. The ethanol group earned pretax income of $11.7 million in Q4, up from $7.7 million a year ago. READ MORE

February 15, 2017

Lincolnway reports positive Q1 FY2017 results, improved yields

BY Susanne Retka SchillNevada, Iowa-based Lincolnway Energy announced a positive net income of $2.4 million for the first quarter of its fiscal year. EBITDA was $3.4 million. READ MORE

February 15, 2017

U.S. ethanol production holds steady, stocks rise

BY Renewable Fuels Association Ethanol production averaged 1.04 million barrels per day—or 43.7 million gallons daily last week. That is down slightly from the week before and a seven-week low. Stocks of ethanol continue to rise, predictably, toward last year's March high mark. READ MORE

February 15, 2017

Jungbunzlauer, Green Biologics partner on biobased plasticizers

BY Green Biologics Green Biologics entered an exclusive collaboration with Jungbunzlauer Ladenburg GmbH for supply of n-butanol from Green Biologics' Little Falls, Minnesota, production facility. Jungbunzlauer will produce tributyl citrate and acetyl tributyl citrate. READ MORE

February 14, 2017

Indiana senator annouces vote against Pruitt nomination

BY Office of U.S. Sen. Donnelly Sen. Joe Donnelly expresses his concerns with Trump's nominee for EPA adminstrator, saying he cannot support a nominee who has sued the EPA "to stop the sale of E15 and praised the erosion of a policy...." READ MORE

February 14, 2017

Alberta awards $60 million to 31 bioenergy companies

BY Anna Simet Through its Bioenergy Producer Program, the government of Alberta has awarded $60 million to 31 different companies that have built or are in the process of constructing in-province bioenergy projects. READ MORE

February 14, 2017

2016 DDGS exports reached second highest level on record

BY Renewable Fuels Association U.S. exports of distillers grains totaled 11.48 million metric tons last year. Exports to East Asia were down, but shipments to Southeast Asia and the Middle East surged. DDGS export prices averaged $191 per metric ton, a six-year low. READ MORE

February 13, 2017

Record biofuel production powers rural Iowa economy

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Assoc. Record Iowa ethanol and biodiesel production brings significant ethanol impact, according to ABF Economics study. IRFA's Shaw says trade barriers, low RFS levels stunted growth and 2017 should be better yet. READ MORE

February 10, 2017

Comment periods on 2 EPA RFS proposals to close in mid-February

BY Erin VoegeleThe comment periods on two U.S. EPA proposals that impact the renewable fuel standard (RFS) close later this month, including the proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support rule and the EPA's proposed denial of point of obligation petitions. READ MORE

February 10, 2017

Growth Energy recognizes Vilsack with America’s Fuel Award

BY Growth Energy On Feb. 10, Growth Energy awarded former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack with the America’s Fuel Award at its eighth annual Executive Leadership Conference. Several individuals were also presented with “TOBI” awards. READ MORE

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