Noble Group completes sale of Indiana ethanol plant


On Jan. 2, Noble Group Ltd. announced it completed the sale of its interest in Noble Americas South Bend Ethanol LLC to Mercuria Investments US Inc. on Dec. 12 for a final consideration of $18.1 million.
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Japan opens comment period on proposal to allow US corn ethanol


Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has opened a public comment period on proposed changes to its ethanol policy that would allow for the import of U.S. corn ethanol for use in the production of bio-ETBE.
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Agenda for technical sessions of 2018 IBCE released


BBI International recently announced the agenda for the technical sessions of the 11th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, North America’s largest and fastest growing biomass conference, taking place April 16-18 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol up in November


The USDA has released the January edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, announcing approximately 476 million bushels of corn was consumed for fuel alcohol production in November, up 1 percent from October.
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EPA approves pathway for Advanced BioEnergy


The U.S. EPA approved an efficient producer petition by Advanced BioEnergy LLC for a fuel pathway at its facility in Aberdeen, South Dakota. The pathway allows facility to generate RINs under the RFS for non-grandfathered volumes of ethanol.
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UNICA: Increased domestic sales of hydrous ethanol continue


UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released data for the first half of December, reporting mills in the south-central region continued to produce and sell large quantities of ethanol during the two-week period.
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USDA report says Indonesia faces ethanol dilemma


Indonesia instituted a national ethanol policy in 2006, but has been having trouble meeting its goals. The country’s plans to develop bioethanol are facing many setbacks, including costly inputs, capacity limitations and trade restrictions.
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Gevo issues corporate update, reduces staff


Gevo Inc. recently issued a corporate update, reaffirming the company’s focus on the commercial development of renewable jet fuel, isooctane, isobutanol and related products. The company also announced plans to reduce staff at its Colorado offices.
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RFA adds Jessica Bennett as vice president of external affairs


Agriculture industry advocate Jessica Bennett has joined the Renewable Fuels Association as vice president of external affairs. Bennett, who joined RFA Jan. 2, will primarily focus on building stakeholder support through policy and messaging.
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USDA NIFA invests in Integrated Biorefinery Optimization program


The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded a grant to improve biorefinery technologies through the Integrated Biorefinery Optimization program. The award was made to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
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CHS to use Enogen corn at Illinois ethanol plant


Syngenta has announced an agreement with CHS Inc. to use Enogen corn enzyme technology at its 130-million-gallon ethanol plant in Rochelle, Illinois. Enogen corn enzyme technology is an in-seed innovation that enhances ethanol production.
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ACE schedules 10th annual Washington, DC, fly-in for March 21-22


The American Coalition for Ethanol formally announces the organization’s 10th annual Washington, D.C. fly-in will take place March 21-22. During the 2017 fly-in, 75 ethanol advocates met with more than 120 members of Congress from 35 states.
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Researchers map magnetic fields of bacterial cells, nano-objects


A research team led by U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has demonstrated for the first time that the magnetic fields of bacterial cells and magnetic nano-objects in liquid can be studied at high resolution using electron microscopy.
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Anellotech commences key R&D program at TCat-8


With successful completion of TCat-8 pilot plant commissioning, Anellotech has announced an intensive process development and testing program has begun to confirm process economics and collect data for commercial plant design.
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ACE: Real cost of adding E15, flex fuels addressed in new video


The American Coalition for Ethanol has released the third video in a series of fuel marketer-focused videos on flexfuelforward.com, part of a campaign featuring retailers sharing their experiences with adding and marketing E15 and flex fuels.
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N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative announces grant recipients


The N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative recently awarded $1 million in grants for 11 research projects to boost bioenergy opportunities and production in the state. The projects address a wide range of feedstocks and technologies.
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