EPA, NHTSA address high-octane fuels in CAFE/GHG rulemaking


Representatives of the ethanol industry are applauding the U.S. EPA and U.S. DOT for addressing the potential of high-octane fuels in their proposed rule to set new fuel economy and tailpipe greenhouse gas standards for model year 2021-2026 vehicles.
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Wheeler: EPA to create public ‘dashboard’ on RFS waivers


Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler discussed the Renewable Fuel Standard, small refinery hardship waivers, Reid vapor pressure (RVP) relief for E15, and issues related to agency transparency during a Senate hearing Aug. 1.
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EIA: US fuel ethanol production capacity continues to increase


Fuel ethanol production capacity in the United States reached more than 16 billion gallons per year, or 1.06 million barrels per day (b/d), at the beginning of 2018, according to EIA's most recent U.S. Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity report.
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DOE seeks input on needs related to biomass catalyst scale-up


The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has opened a request for information (RFI) that aims to help it understand current needs related to catalyst development for the conversion of biomass and waste streams.
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Green Plains reports improved performance of its ethanol segment


On Aug. 1, Green Plains Inc. released second quarter financial results reporting a year-over-year increase in revenues, reduced net loss and improved performance for its ethanol production segment.
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ADM releases Q2 results, discusses China’s impact on US ethanol


On July 31, Archer Daniels Midland Co. released second quarter financial results, reporting strong overall net earnings, but lower results for the bioproducts segments, which includes ethanol.
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UNICA: New record set for bioweekly hydrous ethanol production


UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released sugarcane milling and ethanol production data for the first half of July, reporting ethanol production was up 26.24 percent when compared to the same period of last year.
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RFA: US ethanol exports on pace to shatter record


Government data released Aug. 3 show that U.S. ethanol exports through June stood at 927.7 million gallons (mg), up 33 percent from the first half of 2017 and on pace to shatter last year’s record of 1.38 billion gallons (bg).
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Bipartisan bill promotes biogas, CCUS technology


Rep. Scott Peter, D-Calif., and David Young, R-Iowa, recently introduced the bipartisan Carbon Utilization Act of 2018, which promotes biogas and carbon capture utilization and sequestration (CCUS) technologies.
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USGC explores potential ethanol demand in Chile and Argentina


Increased global bioethanol use is only a well-constructed policy decision away in markets like Argentina and Chile. The USGC traveled to both countries in June to investigate their existing ethanol markets and discover how to boost demand.
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New membrane technology may aid biofuel production


Named for the mythical god with two faces, Janus membranes—double-sided membranes that serve as gatekeepers between two substances—have emerged as a material with potential industrial uses, including biofuel production.
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RFA hosts ethanol safety seminar in New Hampshire


The Renewable Fuels Association, in partnership with Transcaer, International Association of Fire Chiefs, and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, is hosting an ethanol safety seminar on Aug. 6 in Nashua, New Hampshire.
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Scott Richman joins RFA as chief economist


The Renewable Fuels Association has announced that Scott Richman is joining the organization in early August as its chief economist. In this role, Richman will lead the development and execution of a wide range of research and analysis initiatives.
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Growth Energy welcomes Element as 100th plant member


Growth Energy has announced Element LLC as its newest member. The addition of the new Colwich, Kansas-based biorefinery marks the 100th plant member for Growth Energy.
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RFA partners with Buffalo Chip Campground at Sturgis


For the tenth consecutive year, the Renewable Fuels Association is partnering with the Buffalo Chip Campground to host the 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, scheduled for Aug. 3-12 in Sturgis, South Dakota.
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Emerging markets for ethanol discussed at USGC meeting in Denver


In a global trade environment challenged by tariffs and tensions, emerging markets for grains and ethanol provided a bright spot for U.S. farmers, agribusinesses and industry officials at the USGC's 58th Annual Board of Delegates meeting in Denver.
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RFA hosting ethanol safety seminars in Virginia


The Renewable Fuels Association and several organizations are hosting ethanol safety seminars in Virginia this week. The events will be held on July 30, July 31 or Aug. 1 in Chesapeake, Virginia.
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