Ethanol polls show strong RFS support, refuting API ‘push poll’

RFA and Growth Energy cite different polls showing strong support for ethanol and the RFS to counter the American Petroleum Institute's latest poll findings.
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California ethanol plant to build biodiesel refinery on site

Pixley, California-based Calgren Renewable Fuels has received a notice of proposed award from the CEC to help fund construction of a supercritical biodiesel plant on site. The ethanol producer is working with technology company Jatrodiesel Inc.
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Ethanol markets on seasonal upswing anticipating summer driving

Commodity report: Ethanol markets begin to anticipate increased demand from the summer driving season. Production remains steady based on expected relatively stable corn markets.
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Summer comes into focus as natural gas inventories find bottom

Commodity report: Sliding domestic production combined with rising exports and record usage for power result in the second slowest injection season and an impressive price recovery.
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DDGS value boosts US inclusion rates, exports to smaller markets

Commodity report: Plentiful supplies and lack of business from two major importers results in muted prices for distillers grains.
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RFA: USDA county-level land use data counters NWF study

RFA analysis of cropland data in 180 counties where 199 grain ethanol plants are located finds the majority of counties saw cropland reductions as corn ethanol plants were built, refuting environmentalists' claims.
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Aromatics poisoning prompts partnership with Formula Drift racer

Urban Air Initiative is partnering with driver Alec Hohnadell this season to educate Formula Drift fans about improving air quality with ethanol.
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Military veterans make up nearly one-fifth of ethanol workforce

About 19 percent of people working in ethanol are U.S. military veterans, compared to a national average of 7 percent across all sectors of the workforce. Per 100 workers, the ethanol industry employs twice as many veterans as the oil and gas sector.
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E15 infrastructure bill would add $35.9M to Minnesota GDP

Minnesota biofuels infrastructure bill would provide one-time funding of $12.5 million to install equipment necessary to story or dispense E15, enabling an estimated 150 retail stations to offer the fuel.
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Scientists engineer sugarcane to produce more sugar, oil

Research consortium engineers sugarcane to produce oil in its leaves and stems for biodiesel production, creating a dual-purpose crop that simultaneously produces more sugar than conventional varieties.
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Biodiesel Magazine goes quarterly to serve growing market

BBI International is pleased to announce that due to a rebounding, growing U.S. biodiesel market, the Grand Forks, North Dakota-based publishing company is increasing print frequency of its second-longest-running publication, Biodiesel Magazine.
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RFA: February ethanol exports neared record, DDGS shipments rose

Brazil was again the top ethanol customer, taking more than one-third of all U.S. exports, but 14 percent less than the record volume it received in January. Ethanol shipments to Canada dipped while India doubled its intake. DDGS exports picked up.
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DSM ramps up R&D capabilities with new biotech center

The Delft campus is home to the company’s Bioprocess Pilot Facility and its Bio-based Products and Services operation, the branch of DSM engaged in a joint venture with U.S. ethanol producer Poet to commercialize cellulosic ethanol.
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Industry Events

2017 International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 10-12, 2017
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

2017 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

June 19-21, 2017
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 19-21, 2017
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Christianson PLLP Biofuels Financial Conference

September 27-28, 2017
Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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