Biofuel supporters call for strong RFS during Fuels America event

On June 9, Fuels America held a press conference at the site of U.S. EPA’s renewable fuel standard (RFS) hearing in Kansas City, Missouri. During the event, biofuel advocates voiced their support for the RFS program.
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Weekly US ethanol production reaches near-record highs

According to data published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. ethanol industry produced fuel at near-record levels the week ending June 3, with production averaging 1.006 million barrels per day.
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U.S. Agriculture Department reduces corn, sorghum stocks estimate

The U.S, Department of Agriculture reduced the 2016/’17 outlook for U.S. feed grain supplies in its June World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, with declines estimated in corn, and sorghum beginning stocks.
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RFA, Growth Energy applaud court decision on antidumping duty

The Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy are pleased with today’s decision by a European court to annul the European Union’s countrywide 9.5 percent antidumping duty on all ethanol imported from the United States.
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ACE’s Lamberty urges EPA to maintain a strong RFS

Ron Lamberty, senior vice president for the American Coalition for Ethanol, testified before officials from the U.S. EPA June 9, where he urged EPA to maintain a strong fuel standard as intended by Congress.
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Cooperative establishes checkoff to grow Ontario biomass sector

Ontario Biomass Producers Cooperative Inc., a group of Ontario farmers producing and marketing biomass, recently launched an effort to make it easier for its members to sell the miscanthus and switchgrass they produce to various markets.
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Flint Hills beefs up corn storage at 3 Iowa plants

Flint Hills Resources is adding corn storage capacity to two of its Iowa plants and improving its grain receiving facility at a third, with completion expected in time for the fall harvest.
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EIA revises short-term ethanol forecast in June outlook

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the June edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting ethanol production will average approximately 980,000 barrels per day this year and next year.
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USDA: Corn use for ethanol down in April

The USDA recently released the June edition of its Grain Crushing and Co-Products Production report, noting total corn consumed for alcohol and other uses was 445 million bushels in April, down 8 percent from March and down 4 percent from April 2015.
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Global companies unite in below50 to scale up sustainable fuels

Businesses are partnering with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials and Sustainable Energy for All through a new global initiative called below50 to promote sustainable fuels.
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Sugar Plus CO2 Equals More Ethanol

A microorganism found capable of mixotrophic fermentation converts carbon from both sugar and gas into ethanol.
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DOE accepting nominations for biomass committee members

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced it is soliciting nominations for members to fill vacancies on the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. Nominations are due June 30.
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USGC: Ethanol export promotion swinging into action

The U.S. Grains Council and its partners at the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service are picking up momentum on promoting U.S. ethanol exports around the globe.
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Sorghum Checkoff announces $500,000 investment

The Sorghum Checkoff recently announced a $500,000 investment in sorghum research, made at the inaugural Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture program field day at the University of Arizona's Maricopa Agricultural Center.
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Alaska Airlines to fly on Gevo’s renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel

Gevo Inc. has announced the first two commercial flights using its renewable alcohol-to jet-fuel took place June 7, originating in Seattle and flying to San Francisco International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, respectively.
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Wild sorghum shows potential for biofuel production

Scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls at the University of Adelaide have discovered that a variety of sorghum growing wild in Australia has the potential to yield over 10,000 liters of ethanol per hectare per year.
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