Biofuel projects named as semi-finalists in Ontario competition


The Ontario Centres of Excellence have announced 20 semi-finalists for Ontario’s Solutions 2030 Challenge, which calls on innovators to propose solutions to help the province’s industry reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution.
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Alberta to provide funding to support biofuels, bioenergy


In early December, the government of Alberta announced plans to award $1.4 billion over seven years to support innovative projects funded by the Climate Leadership Plan. A portion of that funding will support bioenergy and biofuel projects.
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Iowa supermarket adds E15 fuel location


Hy-Vee Inc., a chain of supermarkets throughout the Midwest, now offers E15 at five locations across its eight-state region. The Hy-Vee store located at 3120 Agency Street in Burlington, Iowa, is the latest to offer the fuel option.
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CropEnergies releases third quarter financial report


CropEnergies, a leading European manufacturer of ethanol, released its third quarter financial report Dec. 15. The company saw an operating profit of 12 million euros ($14.3 million), down from 18 million euros during the same quarter of last year.
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UNICA: Ethanol production up in late November


UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently released production data for the last two weeks of November, reporting that sales of ethanol increased while the rate of sugarcane milling slowed.
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DOE announces plan to modernize department


The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced its intent to modernize the agency’s organizational structure to advance its policy goals consistent with its statutory requirements.
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Iowa seeks nominations for renewable fuel marketing awards


The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is encouraging Iowa fuel retailers and gas stations to submit nominations for the Secretary’s Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards. The winners will be announced in January.
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USGC: Corn harvest, DDGS roadshow garners record attendance


More than 350 people attended a roadshow in Southeast Asia highlighting new-crop U.S. corn and distillers dried grains with solubles and offering a sneak-peak at information from the U.S. Grains Council’s forthcoming report on corn harvest quality.
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UW studies say petite poplars are the future of biofuels


A University of Washington team is trying to make poplar a viable biofuel feedstock by testing the production of younger poplar trees that could be harvested more frequently—after only two or three years—instead of the usual 10- to 20-year cycle.
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