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August 27, 2015

RFA to host 3 ethanol safety seminars in Oregon

BY Holly JessenThe Renewable Fuels Association, the Oregon State Police’s Office of State Fire Marshal and the Roseburg Fire Department will co-host three free Ethanol Safety Seminars Aug. 31–Sept. 2 in Roseburg, Oregon. READ MORE

August 27, 2015

Plymouth Energy adds remote rail loading capacity

BY Ann BaileyMerrill, Iowa-based Plymouth Energy is building a rail spur and ethanol holding capacity six miles away at Le Mars, providing better access to eastern markets. READ MORE

August 26, 2015

ACE honors ethanol contributors with 2015 awards

BY ACE, Nebraska Ethanol Board The American Coalition for Ethanol honored a select group of individuals and companies for their substantial efforts to advance the U.S. ethanol industry during ACE’s annual conference in Omaha, Nebraska, last week. READ MORE

August 26, 2015

Commodities: USDA report shocked traders

BY Jason Sagebiel, FCStone Corn is trying to make headwinds despite the USDA increasing its production outlook in August. In addition, outside influences will limit upside momentum. READ MORE

August 26, 2015

Commodities: Short-term price weakness hits natural gas market

BY Ben Straus, U.S. Energy Services Seasonal pressure is coming to bear on the natural gas market. As summer is ending and winter is still a ways off, the natural gas market is positioned for short term price weakness. READ MORE

August 26, 2015

USGC reports progress in ethanol export promotion

BY U.S. Grains Council The U.S. Grains Council expects this year's ethanol exports to reach 850 million gallons, valued at $1.9 billion. That's up from 768 million gallons last year. READ MORE

August 25, 2015

GAIN releases report on Australian ethanol industry

BY Ann BaileyAustralia will produce 70 million gallons this year, about 60 percent of capacity, according to GAIN report. READ MORE

August 24, 2015

Commodities: Stock market steals the show

BY Rick Kment, Telvent DTN Over the last month, the Dow Jones Index posted significant losses nearing 3000 points, with over 2,000 of those erased last week. Concerns about the devaluing of China's currency and distress in other global economies have created market pressure. READ MORE

August 24, 2015

Commodities: DDGS prices drop to July levels

BY Sean Broderick, CHS With Labor Day approaching, DDGS prices have dropped back down to early July values, at best, after having rebounded a bit at the end of July and early August. Chinese Gulf demand has begun to drop. READ MORE

August 24, 2015

Fuels America ad targets Obama, decries RFS proposal

BY Fuels America Fuels America sponsors full-page ad in Las Vegas aimed at President Obama during his appearance at the National Clean Energy Summit. READ MORE

August 24, 2015

Butamax, Gevo settle, will work together on market development

BY Gevo, Butamax Gevo Inc. and Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC, a joint venture between BP and DuPont, announced that they have entered into worldwide patent cross-license and settlement agreements, ending a patent dispute. READ MORE

August 21, 2015

EPA solicits comments on Agricultural Science Committee nominees

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA is inviting public comments on the list of candidates being considered for appointment to its Science Advisory Board Agricultural Science Committee, which provides advice on matters related to farming and agriculture-related industries. READ MORE

August 21, 2015

U.K. DECC: Ethanol consumption down slightly during first quarter

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has published updated renewable energy statistics, reporting a 19 percent decrease in liquid biofuels consumption. Biodiesel consumption fell 36 percent while ethanol consumption fell only 1.6 percent. READ MORE

August 21, 2015

E15, E85 at retail gas stations highlighted at ACE conference

BY Holly JessenThe argument that consumers don’t want E15 because they aren’t asking for it doesn’t ring true with Ron Lamberty, senior vice president for the American Coalition for Ethanol, he said at the ACE conference, held Aug. 19-21 in Omaha. READ MORE

August 20, 2015

API announces temporary closure of Alpena biorefinery

BY Ann BaileyAmerican Process Inc. temporarily closed its Alpena Biorefinery in Alpena, Michigan. The company is currently reviewing the facility and exploring options for its restart. API is also evaluating technologies for higher-margin products. READ MORE

August 20, 2015

Cosan reports increased ethanol sales in second quarter results

BY Erin VoegeleBrazil-based Cosan recently released second quarter financial results, reporting Raizen Energia, its sugar, ethanol and cogeneration business unit, was adversely affected by the late start of the crushing season due to heavy rains. READ MORE

August 20, 2015

USDA announces incentives to establish biomass crops

BY USDA Farm Service Agency On Aug. 19, the USDA Farm Service Agency announced that enrollment has begun for farmers and forest landowners seeking financial assistance for growing new sources of biomass for designated project areas under the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. READ MORE

August 19, 2015

UNICA: Increase in hydrous ethanol production continues

BY Erin VoegeleUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced mills in the country’s south-central region continued to prioritize ethanol production during the second half of July, with production up 37.07 percent from the same period of 2014. READ MORE

August 19, 2015

RFA tells AMA to stop spreading misinformation about E15

BY Renewable Fuels Association The Renewable Fuels Association has released a statement in response to a press release issued by the American Motorcyclist Association in which the group calls on motorcycle riders to support legislation that would amend the renewable fuel standard. READ MORE

August 19, 2015

EIA data show refinery outage caused spike in Midwest gas prices

BY Renewable Fuels Association Data released this week by the U.S. Energy Information Administration confirm that the unplanned outage of a 240,000-barrels-per-day unit at a refinery in Whiting, Indiana, caused gas prices to spike throughout the Midwest. READ MORE

August 18, 2015

Dyadic highlights biofuel, biogas business during investor call

BY Erin VoegeleDyadic International Inc. has released second quarter financial results, reporting increased revenue and gross profit for the first half of this year. The company also announced progress with its C1 Technology Platform. READ MORE

August 18, 2015

ICM completes two 1,000-hour performance runs of Gen 2.0 process

BY ICM Inc. ICM Inc. has announced the successful completion of the first and second 1,000-hour performance runs of its patent-pending Generation 2.0 Co-Located Cellulose Ethanol process at the company's pilot plant in St. Joseph, Missouri. READ MORE

August 18, 2015

IRFA: Grants available for E15 infrastructure upgrades in Iowa

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Iowa fuel retailers wishing to offer E15 now have assistance available to them through the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program. Since 2007, the Iowa RFIP has provided cost-share grants to increase the accessibility of higher biofuel blends. READ MORE

August 17, 2015

Lincolnway releases financial results for fiscal third quarter

BY Erin VoegeleLincolnway Energy LLC has announced financial results for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2015, the three months ended June 30. The company reported net income of $600,000, or $14.24 per unit. Gross profit for the quarter was $1.3 million. READ MORE

August 17, 2015

RFA applauds Fiat Chrysler approval of E15

BY Renewable Fuels Association The Renewable Fuels Association is applauding Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' decision to approve the use of E15 in its model year (MY) 2016 Chrysler/Fiat, Jeep, Dodge and Ram vehicles. READ MORE

August 17, 2015

BESC creates microbe that bolsters isobutanol production

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center have engineered of a microbe that improves cellulosic isobutanol yields by a factor of 10. The finding builds on results from 2011. READ MORE

August 14, 2015

USDA GAIN report highlights EU ethanol, biodiesel markets

BY Erin VoegeleA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service's Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of the European Union's liquid biofuel industry, including information related to ethanol and biodiesel. READ MORE

August 14, 2015

Biomass Research and Development Committee to meet in August

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Committee. The event is scheduled to be held Aug. 27-28 in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

August 14, 2015

RFA: E15 could provide consumer relief in wake of refinery outage

BY Renewable Fuels Association Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen asks U.S. EPA to provide relief to consumers in wake of refinery outage in Whiting, Indiana. According to the RFA, E15 could help alleviate spikes in gasoline prices. READ MORE

August 14, 2015

Researcher uses vibrations to identify materials’ composition

BY University of Central Florida A researcher now at the University of Central Florida has developed a new method for identifying materials' unique chemical "fingerprints" and mapping their chemical properties at a much higher spatial resolution than ever before. READ MORE

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