RFA, Growth Energy file lawsuit over RFS exemption records


The Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy filed a lawsuit in federal district court Aug. 30, alleging that the U.S. EPA and U.S. Department of Energy have improperly denied agency records requested by RFA, Growth Energy and others.
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USDA memo encourages EPA to account for small refinery waivers


A recent memo sent to the U.S. EPA by the USDA Office of the Chief Economist shows the USDA believes the EPA should account for the impact of small refinery hardship waivers in its annual Renewable Fuel Standard rulemaking.
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NCGA says USDA trade aid not enough, calls for RFS, E15 support


The USDA has released details on the $12 billion in aid it previously announced would be provided to assist farmers who have been impacted by retaliatory tariffs. The NCGA said the plan will provide little relief to corn farmers.
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Rex reports improved second quarter financial results


On Aug. 28, Rex American Resources Corp. released second quarter 2018 financial results, reporting increased net sales, revenue and net income. The company also briefly discussed ongoing work to increase the efficiency of its plants.
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Pressure to Perform


FROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: Growing export markets and new coproduct lines are increasing demands on the ethanol laboratory.
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DCS Upgrade Detailed


FROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: Distributed control systems continuously evolve. Trident Automation has tips for staying current and efficient.
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Report: Ethanol production in Brazil to increase 9% in 2018


A report recently filed with the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Network provides an update of Brazil’s biofuel industry, predicting the country’s ethanol production will reach 30.755 billion liters this year.
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Growth Energy, Prime the Pump hold annual retreat for retailers


Growth Energy recently welcomed the fuel industry’s leading independent E15 retailers at the fourth annual Prime the Pump retreat in Brainerd, Minnesota. The three-day event allowed attendees to share best practices for tackling industry challenges.
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ACE participates in fifth ethanol workshop in Mexico


American Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty traveled to Xalapa last week for the fifth of seven technical ethanol workshops the U.S. Grains Council is holding for Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers.
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UK REA: Introduction of E10 should not be delayed


New analysis from the U.K. Renewable Energy Association indicates that there are significantly fewer main household cars on the road that are unwarrantied to use E10 than the Department for Transport presently estimates.
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Researcher wins DOE grant to create value from biorefinery waste


Rajesh Shende, an associate professor at SD Mines, has received a $2.16 million grant from the Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office to research and demonstrate ways to turn waste from biorefineries into valuable products.
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