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September 30, 2014

NASS launches survey of ethanol corn use, coproduct production

BY Susanne Retka SchillIn late October, ethanol producers will be receiving the first of what will become monthly surveys to report corn crush and coproduct production to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. READ MORE

September 30, 2014

EPA approves permit for ADM's second CCS well

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has approved a permit that will allow Archer Daniels Midland Co. to proceed with the development of a second well to sequester carbon dioxide captured from its Decatur, Illinois, ethanol plant. READ MORE

September 30, 2014

RFA refreshes key guidelines for quality control programs

BY Renewable Fuels Association The Renewable Fuels Association has released an updated version of its guidelines to help companies establish successful quality control and quality assurance programs. READ MORE

September 29, 2014

Comment period on DOT's proposed rail safety rule closes Sept. 30

BY Erin VoegeleRepresentatives of the ethanol industry who wish to weigh in on the U.S. Department of Transportation's recent rail transportation safety proposal have until Sept. 30 to submit comments. READ MORE

September 29, 2014

New Urban Air Initiative website highlights benefits of ethanol

BY Urban Air Initiative The Urban Air Initiative has launched a new website drawing attention to the growing problem of toxic compounds in gasoline, with a call to action for the U.S. EPA to regulate some of the most harmful components in our fuel. READ MORE

September 26, 2014

EPA: 3.5 million cellulosic biogas RINs generated in August

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) data for August, reporting that nearly 3.5 million cellulosic RINs were generated during the month. More than 1.44 billion RINs were produced across all five biofuel categories. READ MORE

September 26, 2014

UNICA: Sugarcane mills continue to prioritize ethanol production

BY Erin VoegeleUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that Brazil's sugarcane mills are continuing to prioritize the production of ethanol over sugar. However, ethanol production is expected to be down 6.14 percent from last year. READ MORE

September 26, 2014

Search for better biofuels microbes leads to the human gut

BY University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Scientists have scoured cow rumens and termite guts for microbes that can efficiently break down plant cell walls for the production of cellulosic biofuels, but some of the best microbial candidates actually may reside in the human lower intestine. READ MORE

September 25, 2014

Proposed Southern Illinois ethanol plant under development

BY Susanne Retka SchillA small town in southern Illinois has landed two grants totaling nearly $4 million for infrastructure projects to support a proposed ethanol plant. Project details on the proposed facility are expected to be released soon. READ MORE

September 25, 2014

BIO: EPA inaction on RFS proposal has increased GHG emissions

BY Erin VoegeleA new report published by the Biotechnology Industry Organization indicates U.S. EPA inaction on finalizing the 2014 renewable fuel standard has resulted in a significant increase in greenhouse gas emissions. READ MORE

September 25, 2014

Coalition examines effective alternative fuel policies

BY Susanne Retka SchillLocal policies to promote alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) are among the most effective, a recent study by the Clean Energy Coalition finds. The study compares the number of alternative fuel vehicles in each state to the types of policies. READ MORE

September 25, 2014

Universities shed light on latest bioenergy developments

BY Kansas State University A group of university engineers and scientists is spreading the word about work being done in bioenergy and its potential to reduce climate impacts linked to fossil fuels while benefiting the economy, rural communities, and national security. READ MORE

September 25, 2014

NexSteppe raises $22 million in series C financing

BY NexSteppe NexSteppe recently announced it has raised $22 million in its third round of funding. New investors Total Energy Ventures and ELFH Holding GmbH join existing investors Braemar Energy Ventures, CYM Ventures, DuPont Ventures and others. READ MORE

September 25, 2014

Plant variants point the way to improved biofuel production

BY University of York Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council have discovered variant straw plants whose cell walls are more easily broken down to make biofuels. READ MORE

September 24, 2014

GranBio begins cellulosic ethanol production in Brazil

BY GranBio GranBio has initiated production at the first commercial-scale plant for second-generation ethanol in the Southern Hemisphere. The Bioflex 1, unit built in Sao Miguel dos Campos, Alagoas, has an initial production capacity of 82 MMly (21.66 MMgy). READ MORE

September 24, 2014

SD landowners propose new first generation ethanol plant

BY Holly JessenWalt Wendland and Chris Schwarck are proposing to build a corn and milo ethanol plant in South Dakota. If the project becomes a reality it would join Dakota Spirit AgEnergy as the only corn ethanol plants in the U.S. to breakground since 2008. READ MORE

September 24, 2014

Proterro, Bunge plan pilot study of sucrose production process

BY Proterro Inc. Proterro and Bunge Global Innovation LLC have announced a pilot study of Proterro's sucrose-production technology in Brazil. Two of Proterro's photobioreactors have been installed at Bunge's Moema Fazenda sugarcane mill as part of the project. READ MORE

September 24, 2014

Clariant announces results of cellulosic E20 fleet test

BY Clariant Clariant, Haltermann and Mercedes-Benz have tested E20 in a fleet test since January. Initial results prove the high quality and excellent properties of sunliquid 20 fuel, a fuel blend made with 20 percent cellulosic ethanol produced by Clariant. READ MORE

September 24, 2014

ADM's Peoria plant continues operations following minor fire

BY Erin VoegeleA Peoria, Illinois-based ethanol plant owned by Archer Daniels Midland Co. is continuing operations after a minor fire was reported on Sept. 22. The incident occurred in an evaporator vessel that was down for repairs. READ MORE

September 23, 2014

Legislation would extend biofuel, bioenergy tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleLegislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 19 aims to enact two-year extensions for several clean energy tax incentives. The bill is titled the Bridge to a Clean Energy Future Act of 2014. READ MORE

September 23, 2014

Economists analyze impact of ethanol mandates on E10, E85 prices

BY Erin VoegeleEconomists with Iowa State University's Center for Agricultural and Rural Development have published a new paper that estimates increased ethanol mandates under the renewable fuels standard (RFS) would have little impact on E10 prices. READ MORE

September 23, 2014

Vecoplan opens technology center in Germany

BY Vecoplan AG Vecoplan AG recently celebrated the grand opening of its new 17,000 square-foot technology center in Germany. The facility is equipped with more than 25 machines for the processing, recycling or repurposing of waste and biomass. READ MORE

September 22, 2014

Minnesota group adds stations offering higher ethanol blends

BY Holly JessenEighteen more retail gasoline stations will convert to Minnoco, a gasoline brand of the Minnesota Service Station & Convenience Store Association. The brand generally offers E15, E30, E85 and diesel, along with regular grades of gasoline. READ MORE

September 22, 2014

Baltimore welcomes first E85 station

BY Maryland Grain Producers Association Offering the first E85 in Baltimore, Three Brothers/A1 Auto Repair and Protec Fuel recently joined forces to launch a new E85 station to give more choice for the hundreds of thousands of flex-fuel vehicle drivers traveling in Baltimore, Maryland. READ MORE

September 19, 2014

NRDC loses challenge to Indiana ethanol air permits

BY Susanne Retka SchillThe Indiana Supreme Court ruled in favor of the state's ethanol industry in a case filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council challenging Indiana's implementation of the Clean Air Act. The case begun in 2010 has undergone several reversals. READ MORE

September 19, 2014

USGC, RFA, Growth Energy promote ethanol overseas

BY USGC Representatives from the U.S. Grains Council, Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy traveled this week to Japan and Korea to explore the potential for U.S. ethanol in those markets. READ MORE

September 19, 2014

Comment period opens on FRA rule impacting ethanol trains

BY Erin VoegeleThe Federal Railroad Administration has opened a comment period on a proposed rule that aims to amend brake system safety standards for certain trains. According to the rulemaking, trains carrying ethanol would be among those impacted. READ MORE

September 19, 2014

IRENA report features bioenergy supply, demand projections

BY Erin VoegeleThe International Renewable Energy Agency has published a new report predicting a major role for modern, sustainable biomass technologies in the world's energy mix. It includes forecasts for power, thermal and liquid fuels production. READ MORE

September 19, 2014

Gevo provides update on Luverne, Minnesota, plant

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo reported an update on the progress of the side-by-side operational mode (SBS) of its plant in Luverne, Minnesota, on Sept. 18. READ MORE

September 18, 2014

Cellulosic developers call for favorable EPA rule on 2014 RVO

BY Susanne Retka SchillThe cellulosic industry continues to keep the pressure on the administration as the Office of Management and Budget reviews the U.S. EPA's final determination on the 2014 renewable volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

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