CARB re-adopts state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

The California Air Resources Board has re-adopted a Low Carbon Fuel Standard requiring a 10 percent reduction in the carbon intensity of transportation fuels by 2020.
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Data indicates demand for 1B gallons E85, if priced right

E85 would make the original RVO achievable, a new report from Babcock and Pouliot at Iowa State's CARD, shows. The economists analyze 3 years of retail data on E85 price and sales to estimate national demand, if E85 is priced right.
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New organization formed to advocate for RFS

The ethanol industry has a new advocate in Americans for Energy Security and Innovation. The organization will target its efforts on expanding support of the RFS and is made up of U.S. biofuel producers and investors.
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Amendment to eliminate corn-ethanol blending defeated

The Senate Banking Committee has defeated an amendment that would have eliminate corn-ethanol blending targets under the RFS. The amendment introduced by Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., was defeated Oct. 1 by a vote of 7-15.
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Annual safety summit kicks off Oct. 13 in Nebraska

Safety professionals from across the state will gather in Kearney, Nebraska, for the 11th annual Environment, Health and Safety Summit Tuesday, Oct. 13. The event includes speakers from agencies across the country.
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EPA registers Joule's CO2-recycled ethanol

Joule, a company working toward commercial-scale production of liquid fuels from recycled CO2, announced that its fuel grade Sunflow-E ethanol has been registered by the U.S. EPA for commercial use in E10 and E15 gasoline blends.
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RFA announces new officers for board of directors

The Renewable Fuels Association has announced the election of officers for the board of directors at its annual membership meeting in Omaha, Nebraska.
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Aemetis harvesting biomass sorghum in California

Aemetis Inc., an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company, announced the harvesting of 12- to 15- foot tall biomass sorghum grown in Central California. The company has a multi-year strategy to transition from grain to biomass feedstocks.
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Gevo sells renewable isooctene to BCD Chemie

Gevo and BCD Chemie commence a relationship to begin the marketing of renewable hydrocarbons into Europe. Gevo will produce isooctene in Texas derived from isobutanol produced at its retrofitted corn ethanol plant in Luverne, Minnesota.
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Grants provide HazMat training for crude oil, ethanol incidents

The U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced $5.9 million in grants to provide hazardous materials training for emergency responders responding to crude oil or ethanol-related incidents.
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UNL to lead research project to improve sorghum as a biofuel

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will lead a $13.5 million, multi-institutional research effort to improve sorghum as a sustainable source for biofuel production.
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Platts publishes price assessments for DDGS

Platts, a global provider of energy and commodities information, has began publishing price assessments for a key ethanol coproduct increasingly used as animal feed in the United States and globally.
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Commodities: Gulf storms can impact natural gas market

In general, hurricanes do not pose the same level of fundamental threat to the natural gas market as they once did. Still, a Gulf storm can still usher volatility into the futures market as traders react to the news and anticipate the impact.
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Commodities: USDA yield projections may be justified

The USDA has been more optimistic with yield potential than most of the trade. With harvest getting started in Midwest areas less affected by the heavy rains yield outlooks look more promising and the USDA may be justified in the projections.
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