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June 19, 2018

USGC outlines market development strategy in submission to USDA

BY U.S. Grains Council The U.S. Grains Council recently submitted the organization’s operational blueprint, known as the Unified Export Strategy, to the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. Through the UES, the Council applies for matching funding from USDA programs. READ MORE

June 19, 2018

DOE: 31 projects will advance fundamental science for bioenergy

BY U.S. Department of Energy On June 18, the U.S. Department of Energy announced $40 million in funding for 31 projects to advance research in the development of microbes as practical platforms for the production of biofuels and other bioproducts from renewable resources. READ MORE

June 15, 2018

EIA maintains 2018, 2019 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the June edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, maintaining its May prediction that ethanol production will average 1.04 million barrels per day in 2018 and 2019. READ MORE

June 15, 2018

SOS Leak Repair recognized with safety award

BY SOS Leak Repair Inc. SOS Leak Repair Inc., a provider of cutting-edge solutions to pipe leaks, has received safety awards from the Minnesota Safety Council and North Dakota Safety Council. The company can help ethanol producers solve industrial pipe repair problems. READ MORE

June 15, 2018

BASF invests in carbon recycling company LanzaTech

BY BASF BASF Venture Capital GmbH has announced plans to invest in LanzaTech. Using special microbes, LanzaTech has developed a technology for gas fermentation that first enables ethanol to be produced from residual gases. READ MORE

June 14, 2018

EU reaches deal on REDII, sets new goals for renewables

BY Erin VoegeleOn June 14, negotiators from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council reached a deal on a revised Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) that sets new targets for renewables. READ MORE

June 14, 2018

USGC: Brazilian, US representatives discuss RenovaBio

BY U.S. Grains Council Representatives from Brazil discussed the development and implementation of RenovaBio, Brazil’s new biofuels policy, during meetings in Washington, D.C. with the U.S. Grains Council, the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the USDA. READ MORE

June 14, 2018

DSM launches fermentation solution to improve ethanol production

BY DSM Royal DSM has introduced eBOOST, a complete solution for ethanol producers seeking higher yield and significantly reduced glycerol production in starch conversion processes. The launch took place at the annual Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Omaha. READ MORE

June 14, 2018

PNNL technology clears way for ethanol-derived jet fuel

BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ASTM International recently revised ASTM D7566 Annex A5, Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons, based on fuel produced by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory partner LanzaTech. READ MORE

June 13, 2018

Senate ag committee restores 2018 Farm Bill Energy Title funding

BY Erin VoegeleThe Senate ag committee has approved its version of the 2018 Farm Bill with bipartisan support. The legislation includes an amendment offered by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., that restores mandatory funding to Farm Bill Energy Title programs. READ MORE

June 13, 2018

Biofilms can form anywhere, but can be scrubbed out

BY Tim AlbrechtBiofilms have gained attention recently across the ethanol industry. They really have an impact on all industries, Wayne Mattsfield, staff scientist for Phibro Ethanol Performance Group, said during a panel at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. READ MORE

June 13, 2018

FSMA at FEW: Panelists share experiences, advice

BY Lisa GibsonThe Food Safety Modernization Act requires plants to develop and implement procedures they previously hadn’t had to consider, according to Brian Schasel, environmental/technical manager for Big River Resources LLC. READ MORE

June 13, 2018

South Dakota’s rural champions rally against EPA’s war on biofuel

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Farm, biofuel, and community leaders hosted a tractor rally in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where participants voiced their concerns about attacks on homegrown biofuels led by the chief of the U.S. EPA, who is passing through the state this week. READ MORE

June 13, 2018

East Kansas Agri-Energy hosts Pruitt for roundtable

BY East Kansas Agri-Energy LLC East Kansas Agri-Energy LLC hosted EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt June 12 for a round table discussion with a diverse group of Kansas agricultural interests and organizations that addressed the RFS, RINs, E15 and the EPA's use of hardship waivers. READ MORE

June 13, 2018

RFA, Paul Teutul Jr. team up on ethanol-fueled motorcycle

BY Renewable Fuels Association The Renewable Fuels Association and master motorcycle designer Paul Teutul, Jr. have teamed up to prove ethanol fuel blends work in high performance motorcycles. Teutul’s latest bike, commissioned for the RFA, runs on E85. READ MORE

June 13, 2018

Syngenta: Enogen corn has agreements with more than 30 plants

BY Syngenta Syngenta announced June 12 that it has agreements in place with more than 30 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of approximately 3 billion gallons. Production using Enogen corn is expected to reach 2.5 billion gallons this year. READ MORE

June 13, 2018

DuPont celebrates opening of Industrial Biosciences’ headquarters

BY DuPont Industrial Biosciences DuPont Industrial Biosciences officially opened the doors of its renovated global business headquarters June 8 in Wilmington, Delaware. This new center of technological innovation, known as Building E353, is part of DuPont’s Experimental Station. READ MORE

June 12, 2018

FEW general session focuses on RVP and RIN waivers

BY Tim AlbrechtA panel of industry leaders discussed Reid vapor pressure (RVP) relief and small refiner exemptions during the general session of the 2018 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo in Omaha on June 12. READ MORE

June 12, 2018

Growth Energy: Top 5 answers Pruitt owes farmers, biofuel workers

BY Growth Energy Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor offered up tough questions to greet U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt during his expected travel through farm communities in Kansas, South Dakota, and Nebraska. READ MORE

June 12, 2018

Skor to FEW: Battles ahead are tough, but we can win

BY Lisa GibsonGrowth Energy CEO Emily Skor delivered the keynote address at the 2018 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in Omaha, telling attendees that no other industry can hold a candle to the pace of growth of the ethanol industry. READ MORE

June 12, 2018

FEW recognizes Moore, Walker for contributions to fuel ethanol

BY Tim Albrecht and Erin Voegele Kristin Moore and Graeme Walker were recognized June 12 for their contributions to ethanol industry during the 2018 Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo in Omaha. Moore was presented with the High-Octane Award and Walker received the Award of Excellence. READ MORE

June 12, 2018

US Water to appeal recent court ruling on pHytOUT patents

BY U.S. Water U.S. Water has announced it plans to appeal a May 25 ruling by the U.S. Court for the Western District of Wisconsin that overturned a decision by a federal court jury regarding the validity of two patents relating to U.S. Water's pHytOUT technology. READ MORE

June 11, 2018

Temperatures are the key to heat load efficiency

BY Tim AlbrechtDiscussions about process heat began the Efficient Ethanol Production Seminar and it brought it to a close on June 11. A panel titled “Towards the More Efficient Delivery of Common Process Heat Loads at Ethanol Plants” closed the event. READ MORE

June 11, 2018

Making heat more efficient can create energy savings

BY Tim AlbrechtThe Efficient Ethanol Production Seminar preconference at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo kicked off June 11 with a panel titled, “Surveying the Untapped Potential for Energy Savings via the More Efficient Use of Process Heat." READ MORE

June 11, 2018

Researcher wins DOE grant to study sustainability of biofuels

BY University of Idaho A researcher at the University of Idaho was awarded $750,000 by the Department of Energy to study the sustainability of biofuels. The grant is part of a larger project to create a new generation of bioproducts and bioenergy. READ MORE

June 11, 2018

CHP brings significant opportunities to ethanol industry

BY Lisa GibsonDuring the first-ever Efficient Ethanol Production Seminar preconference at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, conversations focused on all things efficiency, including process heat, dehydration and combined-heat-and-power (CHP). READ MORE

June 08, 2018

Senate’s 2018 Farm Bill reauthorizes Energy Title programs

BY Erin VoegeleThe Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry released its version of the 2018 Farm Bill on June 8. The bill reauthorizes Energy Title programs, but provides insufficient funding to ensure their success, according to the AgEC. READ MORE

June 08, 2018

Carbon utilization bill could create value for CO2 emissions

BY Tim AlbrechtSen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., has introduced legislation would allow carbon utilization technologies and biogas production to access USDA loan guarantees, research programs and rural development loans. READ MORE

June 07, 2018

EPA to change how it considers costs, benefits of regulations

BY Erin VoegeleOn June 7, the U.S. EPA issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking, announcing the agency is soliciting public input on whether and how to change the way it considers costs and benefits in making regulatory decisions. READ MORE

June 07, 2018

IRFA announces new Monarch Fueling Station locations

BY Erin VoegeleIn late May, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association announced that two additional ethanol producers and one retailer have announced plans to establish Monarch Fueling Stations at several locations within Iowa. READ MORE

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