EPA: 2014 cellulosic RIN generation tops 33 million

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for December, reporting that more than 8.53 million cellulosic RINs were generated during the month, bringing the total for 2014 to 33.01 million.
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RFA: Ethanol producers meet statutory 2014 RFS without final rule

Renewable identification number (RIN) generation data released by the U.S. EPA shows that the statutory 2014 renewable fuel standard (RFS) requirements established by Congress in 2007 could have easily been met.
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EIA predicts increased ethanol production in 2015 and 2016

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the January issue of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, which includes its first short-term prediction of 2016 ethanol production levels.
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STB rule aims to make new rail reporting requirements permanent

The Surface Transportation Board is taking action to make its recently announced temporary weekly reporting requirements for Class I railroads permanent. On Jan. 6, the STB published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register.
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RFS amendment would set U.S. energy agenda back decades

Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Pat Toomey, R-Pa., have attached an amendment that would eliminate corn ethanol from the renewable fuel standard (RFS) to the Keystone bill that is currently before the U.S. Senate.
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EPA: Deadline extended for substantiations of confidentiality

The U.S. EPA has extended the deadline to respond to its notice requesting substantiations of confidentiality claims from businesses that have submitted reports and transactional information on the renewable fuels standard (RFS) through Jan. 23.
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Penford highlights ethanol sales in first quarter results

Penford Corp. has released financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, reporting its industrial ingredients division reported sequential improvements for the past five quarters in gross margin and operating income.
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Ethanol plant brings 85 cent E85 to Minnesota

A Minnesota ethanol producer is having success with its efforts to provide E85 directly to gas retailers, bringing low-priced E85 to Minnesota. On Jan. 12, one retail gas station was selling E85 for only 85 cents thanks to a price promotion program.
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Pacific Ethanol to install cogeneration system at Stockton plant

Pacific Ethanol Inc. has announced an agreement with Dresser-Rand to install a 3.5 MW cogeneration system with gradual oxidizer at its Stockton, California, plant for approximately $12 million. The system is expected to be operational in 2016.
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EPA approves Algenol's RFS fuel pathway petition

Algenol recently announced the U.S. EPA has approved fuels made from Algenol's process as an advanced biofuel, meeting the greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction requirements under the renewable fuels standard (RFS).
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ePURE calls for stronger, longer-term fuel regulations

The European Parliament has voted in support of a motion for resolution to reject the European Commission's proposal to implement Article 7a of the Fuel Quality Directive, but the vote did not gain the majority needed to block the proposal.
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Gevo launches sales of renewable isobutanol to Brenntag Canada

Gevo Inc. recently announced it has launched sales of renewable isobutanol to Brenntag Canada Inc. for distribution into the solvents, oil and gas, mining and specialty chemicals markets. The initial market entry is focused on Canada.
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Brazilian doctoral candidate wins NEC scholarship

The Renewable Fuels Association and Renewable Fuels Foundation are proud to announce Lais Thomaz as the winner of a student scholarship that will send her to the 20th annual National Ethanol Conference next month in Grapevine, Texas.
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Ceres multi-gene traits increase yields in hybrid corn trials

Ceres Inc. recently announced favorable results from its biotech corn evaluations in China, where a second year of field trials demonstrated significant yield advantages under normal and drought conditions.
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Sorghum Partners announces winners of 2014 producers competition

Sorghum Partners, a Chromatin Inc. brand, is pleased to announce that three sorghum growers who planted Sorghum Partners brand products have won at the county, state, and national level in the 2014 National Sorghum Producers competition.
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