EPA sets 2014, 2015 and 2016 RFS RVOs

The U.S. EPA has released its long-anticipated final rule setting the 2014, 2015 and 2016 renewable volume requirements (RVOs) under the renewable fuel standard (RFS), along with the 2017 RVO for biomass-based diesel.
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Renewable fuel associations express mixed reactions to final rule

Positive aspects were found in the U.S. EPA's final rule establishing the renewable volume obligations for compliance with the renewable fuel standard, but the overall tone from associations responding immediately after the announcement was negative.
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US sets new weekly ethanol production record

The U.S. ethanol industry set a new weekly production record the week ending Nov. 20 with production averaging 1.008 million barrels per day. This is the first time weekly production has surpassed the 1 million barrel-per-day mark.
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EPA: 1.54 billion RINs generated in October

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for October, reporting that 1.54 billion RINs were generated during the month, bringing the total for the first 10 months of the year to net total of 14.79 billion RINs.
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Barley pathway approved for proposed Montana ethanol plant

Developers of a proposed barley-to-ethanol plant for Great Falls, Montana, received notice from the U.S. EPA that its pathway has been approved both as a renewable fuel and as a advanced biofuel, as long as it meets specified energy and yield levels.
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Kanas Ethanol, Corn LP named to efficient producer list

Kansas Ethanol LLC, Lyons, Kansas, and Corn LP, Goldfield, Iowa, have received letters of notification that they have been approved as efficient ethanol producers by the U.S. EPA, bringing the total to 52 corn ethanol plants.
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RFA call features experts on ethanol’s impact on GHG emissions

On Nov. 24, the Renewable Fuels Association hosted a press call featuring several experts in the field of biofuel life cycle greenhouse gas analysis and agricultural land use. The speakers addressed the flawed arguments made by ethanol opponents.
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Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee to meet Dec. 1

The Surface Transportation Board has announced the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee meeting has been rescheduled for Dec. 1. The committee serves as a forum for the discussion of issues related to the transportation of energy resources.
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Growth Energy releases RFS ad featuring Bachelor star

Growth Energy has announced the launch of a new television ad in support of the renewable fuel standard (RFS) featuring Chris Soules, an Iowa farmer and star of "The Bachelor" and "Dancing with the Stars."
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Redfield Energy unveils ICM's Fiber Separation Technology

There is a new look to the Redfield Energy ethanol plant, as officials with both Redfield Energy and ICM Inc. unveiled ICM's Fiber Separation Technology in a public ribbon cutting ceremony Nov. 19.
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Study: Crop prices, climate variables affect yield, acreage

When corn prices increase farmers reap higher yields by making changes. According to a recent study, about one-third of the yield increase derives from more intensive management practices and two-thirds from cropping additional acreage.
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High octane ethanol fuels championship for Oder

John Oder claimed the Kearney Raceway Pro Class Points Championship in a come-from-behind victory Nov. 1. This was his first year racing on Ignite Fuel, a 90 percent ethanol and 10 percent gasoline blend.
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USGC: US corn exports down, but sales continue

With 96 percent of this year’s U.S. corn crop harvested as of Nov. 15 according to the USDA's weekly Crop Progress report, U.S. farmers are now turning toward the market, looking for pockets of demand to sell their bountiful crop.
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Ontario program to boost industrial bioproduct development

Ontario Centres of Excellence and the Agricultural Adaptation Council are fostering innovation in the province's growing agri-based industrial bioproducts sector through the $3 million Agri-Based Industrial Bioproducts R&D Challenge launched Nov. 9.
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Deinove produces second generation ethanol on 300-liter scale

Deinove recently announced that it has produced second generation ethanol with an exceptional performance level in a 300-liter fermenter. The trials were conducted at VTT1, Deinove's long-term partner, using a mixture of glucose and xylose.
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Fluid Quip Process Technologies develops new technologies

Fluid Quip Processors LLC has developed a fiber bypass system that will remove solids before ethanol fermentation. The system has already been installed in two U.S. plants, and will be installed in an additional U.S. facility and one in Brazil soon.
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RFA: API push poll proved false by real poll

Renewable Fuels Association dismissed a push poll released Nov. 19 by the American Petroleum Institute, which claimed that a majority of voters are concerned about using ethanol in their engines and are opposed to the renewable fuel standard (RFS).
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April 11-14, 2016
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June 20-23, 2015
Wisconsin Center
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