ORNL study shows benefits of mid-level ethanol blends

Oak Ridge National Laboratory has published a study on mid-level ethanol blends that has determined high-octane fuels (HOF), specifically ethanol blends of E25 to E40, could offer significant benefits to the U.S.
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RFA asks EPA, CFTC to examine possible manipulation of RIN market

On Aug. 1, Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, asked the U.S. EPA and U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission to investigate potential manipulation in the renewable identification number (RIN) market.
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Green Plains reports record Q2 production, improved earnings

Green Plains Inc. produced a record 274.3 million gallons of ethanol in the second quarter, realizing a net income of $8.2 million, or 21 cents per diluted share. Revenues in Q2 2016 were $887.7 million.
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ADM to receive bids on dry mill assets; reports Q2 results

Seven parties have expressed interest in Archer Daniels Midland Co.’s dry mill ethanol assets, and bids are expected by the end of August, Chairman and CEO Juan Luciano said in the company’s second quarter investor call.
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The Andersons Ethanol Group reports profitable second quarter

The Andersons Inc. Ethanol Group was profitable in the second quarter of 2016. Steady exports, seasonal driving demand, lower corn prices and stronger demand for sales of E10 ethanol boosted margins, company officials said.
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DOE opens funding opportunity to support Co-Optima initiative

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the availability of up to $7 million in project funding to accelerate the introduction of affordable, scalable, and sustainable high-performance fuels for use in high-efficiency, low emissions engines.
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EPA seeks comments on cellulosic, efficient producer ICR

The USDA has submitted an information collection request (ICR) to the White House Office of Management and Budget focused on cellulosic production volume projections and efficient producer reporting.
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RFA congratulates Al-Corn Clean Fuels on 20th anniversary

The Renewable Fuels Association member company Al-Corn Clean Fuel held a celebration Aug. 2 to mark its 20th anniversary in operation. The farmer-owned ethanol production cooperative was founded in 1994 and began production in 1996.
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E85 rolled out at a northern Virginia Mobil

Working its way up the seaboard, E85 is now available for the first time on I-95, in Woodbridge, Virginia
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RFA offering online version of ethanol emergency response course

The Renewable Fuels Association is offering an online version of its Ethanol Emergency Response course for first responders. The two-hour training course is offered in partnership with the International Association of Fire Chiefs and TRANSCAER.
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California sugar cane ethanol project awarded grant

California Ethanol & Power, LLC recently announced its award of a $2.5 million grant from the Imperial Irrigation District, a public agency which provides water and energy service to the communities it serves.
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Rayeman Elements announces new DDG, grain processing technologies

Rayeman Elements Inc. has developed a patented method to cube distillers dried grains (DDGs). The company has also announced a new grain drying system that aims to reduce the risks and costs associated with operating grain dryers.
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UF/IFAS study: Sweet potato crop shows promise as feed and fuel

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers have found that sweet potato vines, usually thrown out during harvest, can serve well as livestock feed while the roots are an ideal source for biofuel.
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RFA: Motorcyclists to celebrate 76th annual Sturgis Rally

The Renewable Fuels Association will once again partner with the Buffalo Chip Campground to host the 76th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, scheduled for Aug. 8–14 in Sturgis, South Dakota.
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Scientists patent method to increase ethanol production

Scientists from Illinois Institute of Technology received a patent for a method to genetically engineer bacteria and yeast to increase bioethanol production, especially from cellulosic material in biomass.
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