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September 28, 2016

China claims US-subsidized DDGS are injuring its DDGS industry

BY Erin VoegeleOn Sept. 28, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China issued a preliminary ruling, claiming U.S. distillers grains are being unfairly subsidized by the U.S. government and are causing injury to China’s distillers grains industry. READ MORE

September 28, 2016

GreenWood Resources licenses ORNL process to boost biofuel yield

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory GreenWood Resources has licensed an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology based on the discovery of a gene in poplar (Populus trichocarpa) that makes it easier to convert poplar trees into biofuels. READ MORE

September 28, 2016

RFA hosts final octane webinar Sept. 29

BY Renewable Fuels Association The Renewable Fuels Foundation, the education and research arm of the Renewable Fuels Association, is hosting the last of five webinars on Sept. 29 focused on ethanol’s octane properties. The event will focus on the economics of high-octane fuels. READ MORE

September 27, 2016

Ethanol industry says ethanol can help meet CAFE, GHG standards

BY Erin VoegeleEthanol industry leaders have weighed in on a draft technical assessment report for the midterm assessment on greenhouse gas emissions and CAFE standards for model year 2022-2025 light-duty vehicles, focusing on the benefits of high-octane fuel. READ MORE

September 27, 2016

Grassley receives Fueling Growth award from Growth Energy

BY Sen. Chuck Grassley's office Growth Energy presented Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, with its 2016 Fueling Growth award, which the group called its “highest honor given to congressional leaders who advocate for renewable fuels like ethanol and consumer choice at the pump.” READ MORE

September 27, 2016

UT-ORNL team hopes to ease path from vegetation to biofuel

BY University of Tennessee A University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory team led by governor’s chair Jeremy Smith, is using supercomputing to figure out ways to ease the path of turning vegetation into biofuel. READ MORE

September 26, 2016

Green Plains completes acquisition of 3 Abengoa facilities

BY Erin VoegeleOn Sept. 26, Green Plains Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of three ethanol plants from Abengoa Bioenergy and immediately sold the ethanol storage assets associated with those plants to Green Plains Partners LP. READ MORE

September 26, 2016

Pacific Ethanol to install 5 MW solar PV plant at Madera facility

BY Erin VoegelePacific Ethanol Inc. is installing a 5 MW photovoltaic power system designed and built by Borrego Solar Systems at its Madera, California, ethanol plant. Pacific Ethanol financed $10 million of the investment through the CleanFund SolarPACE program. READ MORE

September 26, 2016

RFA welcomes new member Siouxland Ethanol

BY Renewable Fuels Association The Renewable Fuels Association has announced the addition of Siouxland Ethanol to its membership, Located near Jackson, Nebraska, the locally owned company began operations in May 2007 and has the capacity to produce 70 million gallons pear year. READ MORE

September 26, 2016

Corn market focused on big crop

BY Jason Sagebiel, INTL FCStone Big yield expectations from the USDA put some pressure in the market, but are yields really that high READ MORE

September 26, 2016

China's anti-dumping tariff grabs DDGS market headlines

BY By Sean Broderick, CHS With harvest around the corner, the focus had been on the big corn and soybean crops, but Sept. 26 China came out with its preliminary anti-dumping tariff of 33.8 percent on DDGS. READ MORE

September 23, 2016

UNICA: Ethanol production at 16.46 billion liters through August

BY Erin VoegeleUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced mills in the country’s south-central region crushed 38.31 million tons of sugarcane during the second half of August, down 14.56 percent when compared to the first half of the month. READ MORE

September 23, 2016

China issues preliminary duties against US DDGS

BY U.S. Grains Council, the Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy China’s Ministry of Commerce has issued a preliminary determination claiming that U.S. dried distillers grains with or without solubles (DDGS) are being dumped and have caused injury to China’s DDGS industry. READ MORE

September 23, 2016

USDA ARS: Tapping sorghum's genetic potential

BY Dennis O'Brien, USDA Agricultural Research Service An Agricultural Research Service plant geneticist has developed new genetic resources that allow the breeding of sorghum varieties with higher grain yields and greater resistance to diseases and pests. READ MORE

September 23, 2016

Ethanol prices gain on counter-seasonal supply shift

BY Rick Kment, DTN Ethanol futures gained renewed buyer support through the last week of September with traders focusing on higher corn prices and tighter ethanol supplies. READ MORE

September 23, 2016

Long, hot summer buoys natural gas prices

BY Andy Huenefeld, U.S. Energy Widespread heat that has lingered well into the beginning of the traditional fall shoulder season has kept natural gas prices propped up and sent nearby futures to 20-month highs. READ MORE

September 22, 2016

EPA approves efficient producer pathway for Poet plant

BY Erin VoegeleOn Sept. 19, the U.S. EPA approved an efficient producer pathway petition for Poet Biorefining – Lake Crystal, bringing the total number of plants to receive pathway approvals under the efficient producer program to approximately 62. READ MORE

September 22, 2016

Court rules several GS Cleantech patents unenforceable

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana has issued an order finding problems with certain GS CleanTech Corp. patents that are subject to multiple lawsuits filed by the company against many ethanol plants and technology providers. READ MORE

September 22, 2016

Assobari sugarcane producer organization earns RSB certification

BY Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Assobari is the first organization of sugar cane producers in Brazil to earn the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials certification. The RSB certification is for the production of sugarcane by 62 farmers and approximately 1,860 hectares. READ MORE

September 21, 2016

Ethanol industry advocates for tax credit extensions

BY Erin VoegeleGrowth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association and Advanced Biofuels Business Council are among 52 organizations that signed a Sept. 20 letter addressed to congressional leadership advocating for a multi-year extension of expiring tax provisions. READ MORE

September 21, 2016

Study: Gas becomes stale before water uptake becomes a concern

BY Renewable Fuels Association A new study by the Department of Energy is providing fresh insight into a decades-old debate about the impacts of ethanol-blended gasoline on water uptake and “phase separation” in small and off-road engines. READ MORE

September 21, 2016

Petrobras to exit biofuel production business

BY Erin VoegeleOn Sept. 20, Brazil-based Petrobras announced plans to withdraw from biofuel production as part of a new strategic plan. The company did not elaborate on future plans for its biofuel assets within its announcement. READ MORE

September 21, 2016

Enerkem CEO receives 2017 Clean16 sustainability award

BY Enerkem Inc. Enerkem Inc., a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer based in Canada, is pleased to announce that Vincent Chornet has been named in the prestigious 2017 Clean16 awards by the Delta Management Group and the Clean50 organization. READ MORE

September 21, 2016

In Depth: Turning CO2 Emissions into Fuel

BY Gary C. Young Process combines carbon dioxide, water and lignin into syngas. READ MORE

September 20, 2016

EPA: 15.63 million cellulosic RINs generated in August

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for August, reporting more than 1.76 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 15.63 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

September 20, 2016

Borregaard invests in ethanol plant upgrade

BY Borregaard Borregaard has decided to invest NOK 63 million ($7.61 million) in a project that includes an upgrade of the bioethanol plant and a facility to capture and store biogas. Construction is expected to start during the second half of 2016. READ MORE

September 20, 2016

ACE ad buy urges congress to act on RVP legislation

BY American Coalition for Ethanol The American Coalition for Ethanol has kicked-off a two-week ad campaign in Environment & Energy Publishing, a Washington DC-based media outlet with five daily online publications and a daily video webcast for energy and environmental policy leaders. READ MORE

September 20, 2016

Growth Energy: Tom Buis receives America’s Fuel Award

BY Growth Energy On Sept. 19, former Growth Energy CEO and current co-chairman of the Growth Energy board of directors, Tom Buis, was presented with the America’s Fuel award. The award is the highest honor given by Growth Energy. READ MORE

September 20, 2016

RFA hosting 2 ethanol safety seminars in Illinois Sept. 27

BY Renewable Fuels Association The Renewable Fuels Association is hosting two free ethanol safety seminars later this month in Benton, Illinois. The seminars will be held on Sept. 27 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. CT or 5:30 p.m.–10 p.m. CT at the Benton Fire Department. READ MORE

September 20, 2016

Sandia: Turning ubiquitous lignin into high-value chemicals

BY Sandia National Laboratories Lignin has frustrated scientists for years. With the help of an unusual soil bacteria, Sandia National Laboratories researchers believe they now know how to crack open lignin, which could transform the economics of biofuel and ethanol production. READ MORE

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