2014-'15 RFS rule under review by White House OMB

The U.S. EPA's proposed rule for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 renewable fuel standard (RFS) volume requirements is undergoing review by the White House Office of Management and Budget, marking a final step before the rule is released for public review.
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Distillers industry looks toward good marketing year, FSMA

Discussions on the China market and FSMA dominated the presentations at the 19th Distillers Grains Symposium held in Kansas City.
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Biofuel trade groups discuss RFS rulemaking, announce ad campaign

On May 12, representatives of two biofuel trade organizations discussed the choice the White House and U.S. EPA face in proposing upcoming renewable volume requirements (RVOs) under the renewable fuel standard.
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Senate bill to extend RVP waiver introduced by Donnelly

Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., has introduced legislation to extend the U.S. EPA’s waiver for Reid vapor pressure (RVP) to ethanol blends beyond E10. The bill, S. 1239, is cosponsored by Sens. Chuck Grassley; R-Iowa, and Deb Fischer, R-Neb.
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Pacific Ethanol predicts 2015 will be a transformational year

Pacific Ethanol Inc. has released first quarter financial results, reporting a net loss of $4.7 million. According to Neil Koehler, president and CEO of the company, margins have improved so far in the second quarter.
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Dyadic Q1 results show revenue growth, improved gross profits

Dyadic International Inc. recently released its financial results for quarter one of 2015, reporting an established market position with its licensee Abengoa and more recent collaborator Compagnie Industrielle de Matiere Vegetale for its products.
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Biomass advisory committee to meet in May

The U.S. Department of Energy has published a notice announcing an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee on May 20-22 in Washington, D.C.
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EIA revises short-term ethanol production forecast

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the May edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, slightly revising its ethanol production forecasts for this year, but maintaining the forecast for 2016 production made in April.
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Corn, ethanol exports robust, DDGS see encouraging export rebound

The current robust pace of corn and ethanol exports and prospects for further improvement in the pace of distillers grains exports are encouraging, University of Illinois economist Darrel Good said in his weekly outlook published in FarmDoc Daily.
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Gevo Q1 results highlight isobutanol batches, jet fuel agreement

On May 12, Gevo Inc. released financial results for the first quarter, with an update on recent corporate highlights, including successful isobutanol batches run its Luverne, Minnesota, plant and the recent jet fuel agreement with Alaska Airlines.
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Cosan reports increased revenue for Raízen Energia business unit

Cosan has released first quarter financial results, reporting Raizen Energia, the company's sugar, ethanol and cogeneration segment, achieved a 3 percent increase in net revenue during the 2014-'15 crop year.
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Joule announces new investment, results of fuel testing

Joule Unlimited Inc. has announced third-party testing of its fuel ethanol has confirmed its ethanol meets U.S. and European standards. The company has also secured $40 million in private equity and venture debt financing.
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U.S. corn production projected down, use up on plentiful supply

With spring planting progressing rapidly, USDA is projecting total U.S. feed grain supplies for 2015-'16 will slightly exceed the record level of 2014-'15 as larger beginning stocks more than offset lower expected production.
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Wisconsin ethanol plant will install Fluid Quip system

Fluid Quip Process Technologies has announced that United Wisconsin Grain Producers LLC, a 58 MMgy corn-ethanol plant, has purchased and will install the company's trademarked Maximized Stillage Coproducts System.
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Kum & Go E15 expansion continues with two more stations

Two additional Kum & Go locations in the greater Des Moines-area are now offering cleaner-burning, lower-cost E15 to 2001 and newer vehicles. The most recent Kum & Go stations offering registered E15 are located in Des Moines and Ankeny.
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Lux Research: Biofuel developers can thrive despite cheap oil

While alternative fuels like biofuels had obvious appeal when oil prices were well over $100 a barrel, the plummet in oil prices to $50 levels can threaten the cost-competitiveness of alternative fuels.
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Biofuels: the right crop at the right place

According to recent findings by environmental scientists at Radboud University, the location of the agricultural lands used to grow biofuel crops has a major impact on the greenhouse gas emission they ultimately produce.
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Research highlights potential of double-cropping for food, fuel

The use of double-cropping systems, a winter annual biomass crop is grown then harvested in the spring, followed by a summer annual crop, has been suggested as an option to produce biofuel feedstocks.
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Dyadic receives funding for new advanced biofuels program

Dyadic International Inc. has announced details regarding 2G BIOPIC, a new advanced biofuels project funded by the European Commission's Horizon 2020 program. In the 2G BIOPIC project, Dyadic's subsidiary will develop a demonstration-scale facility.
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EIA: Corn ethanol yields continue to improve

In 2014, U.S. fuel ethanol production reached 14.3 billion gallons of ethanol fuel, the highest level ever. The growth in U.S. fuel ethanol production has outpaced growth in corn consumed as feedstock.
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Protec Fuel opens 3 E15 stations near Atlanta

A Marietta Gulf station celebrated with its customers May 8, while offering some of the first E15 sales in Georgia. The Gulf Quick Stop Food Store on S. Cobb, assisted by Protec Fuel, has launched the 88-octane E15 fuel in the Atlanta metro area.
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Industry Events

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 1-4, 2015
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

October 26-28, 2015
Hilton Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

2016 International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 11-14, 2016
Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, North Carolina

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