Ace Ethanol to install D3MAX technology

D3MAX LLC and Ace Ethanol LLC announced April 24 that Ace Ethanol will be the first ethanol plant to integrate the patented D3MAX technology with its existing corn dry mill. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer.
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Biofuel industry criticizes EPA handout to Icahn

Supporters of the biofuels industry are speaking out to condemn reports that the U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt granted an undisclosed small refiner “hardship” waiver to a refinery owned by billionaire Carl Icahn.
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Perdue questioned on RFS, waivers, E15 during hearing

The Renewable Fuel Standard, Reid vapor pressure (RVP) relief and the U.S. EPA’s misuse of small refiner hardship waivers were among the topics discussed during a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing held on April 24.
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Pruitt grilled on Capitol Hill while Cruz 'sideshow' held on lawn

The debate in Washington, D.C., over RFS was in full force April 26 as U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt was grilled at a House committee hearing on his issuance of waivers while Sen. Ted Cruz stumped with refinery and steel workers on the lawn.
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Senators urge EPA to allow year-round E15 sales

A group of senators sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt April 30 outlining the benefits of year-round E15 sales. The letter follows remarks made by President Donald Trump on April 12 in support of a year-round waiver for E15.
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EPA: 20.98 million cellulosic RINs generated in March

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for March, reporting that more than 1.56 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 20.98 million cellulosic RINs.
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Novozymes reports strong growth for bioenergy segment

Novozymes has released first quarter financial results, reporting a significant growth in sales for its bioenergy segment. The increase is attributed, in part, to the recent launch of the company’s first yeast solution for conventional biofuels.
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USDA: February corn use for fuel ethanol at 434 million bushels

The USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for April, reporting that corn used for fuel ethanol production in February was down from January, but up when compared to February 2017.
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ICM, KnipBio to create fermentation process for aquafeed

KnipBio Inc., an animal feed firm, and ICM Inc. announced this week that they’ve entered into a joint development agreement to create a commercial fermentation process for KnipBio’s single cell protein aquafeed, KnipBio Meal.
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EPA seeks nominations for MSTRS

The U.S. EPA is seeking nominations for its Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee, which is designed to provide the Clean Air Advisory Committee with independent advice on programs related to mobile source air pollution and its control.
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EIA: Subsidies for renewables down as tax credits diminish

Federal subsidies for renewable energy—including biofuels for transportation use and renewable generation of electricity—dropped to $6.7 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2016, a 56 percent decline from FY 2013.
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RFA to CARB: Ethanol plays a key role in LCFS success story

Ethanol has played a key role in the success of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard and is poised to make even greater contributions to the state’s climate policy objectives if certain regulatory actions are taken to allow greater market access.
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LLNL maps out deployment of CCS for ethanol production

To better understand the near-term commercial potential for capturing and storing CO2, researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have mapped out how CO2 might be captured from U.S. ethanol biorefineies and sequestered underground.
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RFA: Small refiner waivers lowered 2016, 2017 RVOs significantly

EPA’s recent actions in exempting small refineries from their Renewable Fuel Standard blending obligations for 2016 and 2017 have effectively lowered the volumetric obligations by at least 1.6 billion gallons, according to an analysis by the RFA.
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Growth Energy: American Ethanol partners with UTI

Growth Energy has announced a new partnership between its American Ethanol program and Universal Technical Institute, the nation’s leading provider of technical training for automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians.
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ACE returns to Mexico to address ethanol retail questions

American Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty recently traveled to Mexico to speak at a meeting of Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers in Monterrey about switching over a station to offer E10 for the first time.
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