Ringneck Energy in South Dakota sets construction start date

Ringneck Energy plans to start construction Aug. 14 on an 80 MMgy plant in Onida, South Dakota. Walt Wendland, president and CEO of Ringneck Energy, says the plant has 185 investors.
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The Andersons reports a profitable quarter for ethanol business

The Andersons Inc. recently released second quarter financial results, reporting its ethanol group earned $4.7 million of pretax income attributable to the company despite weaker year-over-year margins.
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Pacific Ethanol provides update of plant improvement projects

On Aug. 3, Pacific Ethanol Inc. released second quarter financial results, providing an update of plant improvement projects and reporting improving market conditions and margins moving into the third quarter.
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Green Plains explains Q2 decision to idle portion of its capacity

Green Plains Inc. recently released second quarter financial results, reporting it idled approximately 50 million gallons of production capacity during the quarter due to low margins, increased corn prices and other factors.
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ADM announces plans to reconfigure ethanol complex in Illinois

On Aug. 1, Archer Daniels Midland Co. released second quarter financial results, reporting improved ethanol margins. During an investor call, the company also announced plans to reconfigure an ethanol plant in Illinois.
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DOE biomass technical advisory committee to meet in August

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee Aug. 15-16 in Los Angeles, California.
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USDA: June corn use for ethanol production up over last year

The USDA recently released the August edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, announcing fuel ethanol production in June was up when compared to the same month of last year.
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EU ethanol production expected to grow

A report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network expects bioethanol production in the European Union to increase in 2017 and 2018, despite a decline in bioethanol consumption since 2011.
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NDSU: Ethanol contributes $623.4 million to ND economy annually

North Dakota’s ethanol industry contributes $623.4 million to the economy annually, according to a report from the North Dakota State University Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics.
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Gevo discusses Luverne operations, Praj agreement

Gevo Inc. has released second quarter financial results, reporting its Luverne, Minnesota, biorefinery exclusively produced ethanol during the period. The facility is expected to transition to isobutanol production following a future expansion.
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UNICA releases ethanol production data for first half of July

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced sugarcane mills in the country’s south-central region processed 47.83 million tons of sugarcane during the first half of July.
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Evogene collaborates with DuPont for corn bio-stimulant research

Evogene will collaborate with DuPont Pioneer for research into the development of corn bio-stimulants. The research aims to create a product that protects and maximizes corn yield, according to Evogene.
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RFA, Pinnacle Engineering announce webinar series

The Renewable Fuels Foundation has teamed up Pinnacle Engineering Inc. to sponsor a five-part webinar series that educates stakeholders within the renewable fuels industry about oil release planning, prevention and impact mitigation.
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Aemetis to produce cellulosic ethanol using InEnTec technology

Aemetis Inc. recently announced that it has signed a master agreement with key exclusive rights for the use of an advanced gasification technology from InEnTec Inc. of Richland, Washington, to produce cellulosic ethanol.
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Keller elected USGC chairman, first woman to hold the office

Deb Keller, a farmer from Clarion, Iowa, was elected as U.S. Grains Council chairman at the organization’s 57th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting in Vancouver, Washington. She is the first female selected for the role in the organization's history.
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DOE announces additional MEGA-BIO award

The U.S. Department of Energy is awarding a fourth project up to $1.8 million under the MEGA-BIO: Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels Funding Opportunity. The new project will optimize a process for deconstruction of biomass into sugars and lignin.
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ACE scholarship program awards 3 deserving students

The American Coalition for Ethanol announces and congratulates the 2017 scholarship winners: Carrie Kemmet, Hailea DeJong and Keithen Drury. Each student receives a $1,000 scholarship through ACE’s Scholarship Program.
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Lignin can make building materials less toxic

A collaborative study led by a Michigan State University researcher proves that lignin, a byproduct of paper and bioethanol production, can completely replace phenol in phenolic adhesive formulation.
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