Iowa biofuels community celebrates signing of biofuel bill

On May 21, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association joined Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and several renewable fuels and agriculture industry leaders at Poet Biorefining-Coon Rapids to celebrate the signing of Senate File 2344.
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Arisdyne adds mobile lab, announces Valero licensing agreement

Arisdyne puts mobile lab on road to improve validation testing of its Controlled Flow Cavitation system. Valero joins the list of plants employing the system to improve starch availability.
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USDA to open BCAP funding

The USDA has announced support for agriculture producers and energy facilities working to turn renewable biomass materials into clean energy. The support comes through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program, which was reauthorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
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Aemetis reports record Q1 revenue, gross profit

Aemetis Inc. has released first quarter financial results, reporting record quarterly revenues of $60.7 million, up from $19.4 million for the same three months of the previous year. Gross profit also set a quarterly record at $15.6 million.
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Senators address rail safety, congestion in letters

Several U.S. senators are continuing their efforts to push for safer, more efficient rail transportation. This month, senators wrote to federal agencies and offices asking for increased safety on short line railroads and action to reduce congestion.
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Roadmap shows how to improve lignocellulosic biofuel production

When making cellulosic ethanol from plants, one problem is what to do with a woody agricultural waste product called lignin. The old adage in the pulp industry has been that one can make anything from lignin except money.
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Minn. funds 5 biofuel and bioenergy projects, thermal RFP soon

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has named five in-state bioenergy projects as recipients of NextGen Energy grants. The projects include those in the biofuel, bioenergy and biochemical sectors.
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UNICA reports delayed sugarcane harvest, increased ethanol sales

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that mills in the country's south-central region processed only 23.89 million tons of sugarcane during the final half of April, down 25.69 percent from the previous year.
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Commodities: Wet, cold April confounds forecasting models

The good news is that while April was a month seemingly designed to confound forecasting models, May could be the antidote.
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CREW requests investigation into industry influence on RFS

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has requested U.S. EPA Inspector General Arthur Elkins investigate whether the Carlyle Group and Delta Airlines improperly influenced the EPA's proposed renewable fuel standards (RFS).
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Crop Energies reports increased revenue in annual results

European ethanol producer Crop Energies AG has reported financial results for its financial year 2013/14, which closed Feb. 28. According to the company, its revenue increased by 13 percent during the year. Crop Energies operates four ethanol plants.
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Biofuels to reach nearly $338 billion in annual revenue by 2022

Over the next 8 years, biofuels are expected to become an important part of the fuel mix for road transportation, accounting for 7.5 percent of liquid fuels consumed in the sector by 2022.
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Ethanol to reduce GHGs by 106 million metric tons in 2014

The Global Renewable Fuels Alliance in cooperation with (S&T)2 Consultants Inc. released their Global Green House Gas (GHG) Emissions Reduction Forecast for 2014., predicting ethanol use will reduce GHG emissions 106 metric million tons this year.
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Draft appropriations bill aims to cut funding for BCAP, REAP

The House Appropriations Committee has released its fiscal year 2015 agricultural appropriations bill, which aims to reduce funding levels for several Farm Bill Energy Title programs. A subcommittee markup session on the legislation was held May 20.
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China's political climate biggest impact on DDGS pricing

Planting progress will have an impact the DDGS market. But it's not as big as what's happening in China, a hot export market for the ethanol coproduct.
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RFA recognized for commitment to first responders

For the third consecutive year, the Renewable Fuels Association has been presented the "TRANSCAER National Achievement Award" for its dedication to TRANSCAER's safety goals and its continuing education of first responders across the country.
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Commodities: Fund-led rally leads to $5 cash prices

Producers had one week in early May to get 59 percent of the corn crop planted. Unfortunately, emergence may slow as cold and wet weather prevailed the second week of May.
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Commodities: Ethanol supplies, prices prepare for summer demand

It appears ethanol and gasoline markets will be contained in a moderate trading range through the end of May, with traders focusing on uncertainty about summer demand support.
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USGC expands market for US DDGS

U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles have gained popularity in markets around the world, with 9.7 million metric tons, valued at $2.9 billion, exported in 2013 to more than 45 countries. Behind this market expansion are USGC-directed efforts.
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GreenShift extends ongoing service contract with Sunoco

GS CleanTech Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of GreenShift Corp., recently announced it has extended its ongoing service contract with Sunoco Inc. through the end of 2016. The contract calls for GS CleanTech to provide maintenance and corn oil yield
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Industry Events

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 9-12, 2014
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

October 13-15, 2014
Hyatt Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 20-22, 2015
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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