More than 290,000 comments filed on 2019 RFS proposal


The public comment period on the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2019 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard, along with the 2020 RVO for biomass based diesel, closed Aug. 17.
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Grassley: EPA not pursuing plan to attach RINs to biofuel exports


The U.S. EPA is no longer considering a plan would allow renewable identification numbers (RINs) to be applied to exported volumes of biofuels, according to remarks made by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, during an Aug. 15 press call.
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Ag groups urge Congress to quickly complete work on Farm Bill


More than 150 ag groups and businesses sent a letter to leaders of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and House Committee on Agriculture urging them to complete work on the 2018 Farm Bill before the Agricultural Act of 2014 expires on Sept. 30.
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USDA solicits applications for REAP funding


The USDA is soliciting fiscal year 2019 applications for the Rural Energy for America Program, which helps agricultural producers and rural small businesses install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements.
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UNICA: Sales of hydrous ethanol sets a new record


UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane association, recently announced that sales of hydrous ethanol set a new record during the second half of July, reaching approximately 930.4 million liters (245.79 million gallons).
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Report discusses Colombia’s recent move to an E10 mandate


A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network discusses Colombia’s recent decision to increase its biofuel blend mandate to 10 percent.
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Novozymes reports significant sales growth for bioenergy segment


On Aug. 10, Novozymes released financial results for the first half of 2018, reporting 14 percent organic sales growth for its bioenergy segment. Overall, the company experienced organic sales growth of 4 percent.
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Aemetis reports progress with cellulosic ethanol project


Aemetis Inc. released second quarter financial results on Aug. 9, reporting increased revenues and gross margins. The company also reported process being made with its Riverbank cellulosic ethanol plant.
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Gevo to deploy Shockwave technology at Luverne plant


Gevo Inc. has entered into operating leases and service agreements with Shockwave LLC to install Shockwave’s Thermodynamic Corn Fractionation Process and related technology and equipment at its Luverne, Minnesota, plant.
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ACE releases white paper on low carbon benefits of corn ethanol


The American Coalition for Ethanol announced the official release of a white paper Aug. 17 entitled “The Case for Properly Valuing the Low Carbon Benefits of Corn Ethanol,” coinciding with a general session panel at the 31st annual ACE conference.
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