EIA revises 2017, 2018 ethanol production forecasts

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the February edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting U.S. fuel ethanol production will average 1.01 million barrels per day in 2017 and 2018, up slightly from 2016.
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Comment periods on 2 EPA RFS proposals to close in mid-February

The comment periods on two U.S. EPA proposals that impact the renewable fuel standard (RFS) close later this month, including the proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support rule and the EPA's proposed denial of point of obligation petitions.
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Green Plains reports Q4, 2016 profits, good prospects for 2017

Green Plains Inc. reported profitable fourth quarter and year-end results, with earnings before taxes and depreciation of $174.4 million and a net income of $10.7 million, or 28 cents per diluted share.
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ADM corn processing performs well in Q4; annual earnings down

Archer Daniels Midland Co. reported a strong fourth quarter, making up for what was described as difficult marketing conditions for much of 2016. ADM reported Q4 net earnings of $424 million. For the year, earnings before taxes were at $1.82 billion.
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Ontario seeks comments on proposed RFS for gasoline

Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has proposed establishing a renewable fuel standard (RFS) for gasoline that aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from gasoline by 5 percent by 2020.
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USDA: Corn consumed for fuel ethanol up in December

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service has released the February edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, noting corn use for fuel alcohol reached 477 million bushels in December.
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Growth Energy recognizes Vilsack with America’s Fuel Award

On Feb. 10, Growth Energy awarded former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack with the America’s Fuel Award at its eighth annual Executive Leadership Conference. Several individuals were also presented with “TOBI” awards.
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RFA: New report shows 2016 ethanol exports reached record high

Net exports of ethanol from the United States set a new record of 1.01 billion gallons in 2016, according to a new eight-page summary of 2016 ethanol trade data published today by the Renewable Fuels Association.
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Companies partner on reference plant for biobased chemicals

Avantium has announced a partnership with AkzoNobel, Chemport Europe, RWE and Staatsbosbeheer for the development of a reference plant at the Chemie Park Delfzijl to evaluate the feasibility of a wood-to-chemicals biorefinery.
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NDSU scientists study distillers grains as fertilizer

Wet distillers grains and condensed distillers solubles could be a source of fertilizer for some crops, according to research at North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center.
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USDA raises projected corn use for ethanol in monthly report

USDA boosted its monthly projections on corn for ethanol by 25 million bushels to 5.35 billion bushels for the 2016-'17 production year. Projected ending stocks were lowered by 35 million bushels to 2.32 billion bushels,
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USGC, RFA, Growth Energy urge action on China trade tariffs

In a letter to President Donald Trump this week, the U.S. Grains Council, Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy are asking for help addressing China’s implementation of protectionist trade barriers against ethanol and distillers grains.
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QRFA: Ethanol fuel tide carries all industries

Queensland Renewable Fuels Association is addressing concerns and questions over the impacts of the ethanol fuel industry on other agricultural industries, such as grain and livestock, now that the Queensland ethanol fuels mandate is in force.
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Clariant fleet tests sunliquid 20 with Mercedes-Benz vehicles

Clariant, Mercedes-Benz and Haltermann Carless recently performed a 12 month fleet test using a 20 percent cellulosic ethanol blend in Mercedes-Benz series vehicles. The results of the testing program were positive.
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Montclair State University professor receives PECASE award

Pankaj Lal, associate professor of Earth and Environmental Studies and associate director of the PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies at Montclair State University, has been recognized for his biofuel research.
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Adding Flowability

New DDGS additive saves ethanol plants energy and improves flowability. In-depth reporting profiles a new technology in the March print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine.
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Ethanol Industry Provides Critical CO2 Supply

Strategically located ethanol sources cannot be economically replaced. This expert contribution appears in the March print edition of Ethanol Producer Magazine.
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