Successful bidders named in sale of 5 Abengoa ethanol plants

On Aug. 22, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri named the successful bidders for five Abengoa first-generation ethanol plants in the U.S. The court is expected to approve the sale of the assets to the bidders on Aug. 29.
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Advanced biorefinery proposed for eastern North Dakota

A biorefinery proposed to be built in Grand Forks, North Dakota, would transform low-value agricultural byproducts, including sugar beet tailings, wheat straw and potato waste, into biofuel.
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EPA: 1.61 billion RINs generated in July

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for July, reporting more than 1.61 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 15.21 million cellulosic RINs.
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Ethanol industry criticizes API-funded study on biofuel emissions

Representatives of the U.S. ethanol industry are speaking out to criticize a University of Michigan study that claims biofuels increase carbon dioxide emissions. The study was funded in part by the American Petroleum Industry.
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Report: Canadian ethanol industry operating at full capacity

Canada recently filed annual biofuels report with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network, reporting the nation’s ethanol industry has consolidated and plants are running at capacity.
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Scaling Up conference to focus on Canada’s low-carbon future

Low-carbon alternative energy will be the focus of a new Canadian conference in the planning. “Scaling Up: Delivering Canada’s low carbon, biobased economy through sustainable innovation,” is set for Nov. 14-16 in Ottawa.
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DOE: 5 bioenergy businesses selected for round two of SBV pilot

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced 43 small businesses will participate in the second round of the Small Business Vouchers pilot, including five businesses in the bioenergy space. Together, the 43 awards are worth more than $8 million.
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Report discusses Australian biofuel industry

A recent report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides updated data on Australia’s biofuel industry, noting ethanol production is expected to reach 250 million liters this year.
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Enerkem facility earns ISCC certification for methanol production

Enerkem Inc. announced it has obtained certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification system for the biomethanol production of its Enerkem Alberta Biofuels full-scale facility in Edmonton, Canada.
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USGC: Taiwanese stakeholders see advantages of US corn, DDGS

A group of grain buyers from Taiwan visited Indiana and Michigan this week to become familiar with production, application, grading and quality standards for U.S. corn and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS).
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EC to appeal ethanol duties ruling, US industry disappointed

The Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy are disappointed with the Aug. 26 decision by the European Commission to file an appeal with the EU General Court related to its June 2016 ruling invalidating certain ethanol duties.
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St1 signs letter of intent for cellulosic ethanol plant

St1 Nordic Oy’s Norwegian subsidiary, Smart Fuel AS, has signed a letter of intent with Viken Skog SA and its subsidiary Treklyngen Holding AS to construct a Cellunolix ethanol plant in Norway.
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USGC: Ethanol exports prompt global conversation at recent event

From flex fuels and carbon intensity to the future of ethanol and technological advancements, speakers at the American Coalition for Ethanol annual conference last week in Minneapolis continued to highlight ethanol’s unique advantages.
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RFA hosting ethanol safety seminars in Nebraska, Connecticut

The Renewable Fuels Association is hosting three free ethanol safety seminars this and next week in Nebraska and Connecticut. Certificates of Completion will be handed out to all attendees at the end of each safety seminar.
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Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy celebrates 10 years of operation

Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy thanked the local community for 10 years of support with a public celebration on Aug. 19. The 40 MMgy facility is located in Phillipsburg, Kansas, and employs 35 people.
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