Ace Ethanol begins construction of D3Max plant in Wisconsin


D3Max LLC and Ace Ethanol LLC have started construction of the first D3Max facility at Ace Ethanol’s facility in Stanley, Wisconsin. Ace Ethanol will be the first ethanol plant to integrate the patented D3Max corn kernel fiber-to-ethanol technology.
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EPA: Additional small refinery petitions filed for 2017, 2018


The U.S. EPA has released updated data on small refinery waivers filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The new data shows that additional petitions were filed for 2017 and 2018 compliance years over the past month.
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OMB releases estimated timelines for EPA’s E15 rule, 2 RFS rules


The Trump Administration has released estimated timelines for the development of three U.S. EPA rulemakings that pertain to the Renewable Fuel Standard and year-round E15 sales, including one that includes a “reset” of statutory blending targets.
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CropEnergies announces plans to idle UK ethanol plant


On Oct. 22, European ethanol producer CropEnergies AG announced plans to idle production at its Wilton, U.K.-based ethanol plant at the end of November due to difficult market conditions and falling ethanol prices.
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UNICA: Sales of anhydrous ethanol remain high in late September


UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced the volume of sugarcane processed by mills in the south-central region of the country was down in late September. Sales of hydrous ethanol, however, remained high.
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House lawmakers ask EPA to stop issuing RFS waivers


On Oct. 15, a group of 19 democratic members of Congress sent a letter to the U.S. EPA expressing concern over the Trump Administration’s widespread issuance of waivers to the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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ACE launches cooling system webinar series


The American Coalition for Ethanol recently began a webinar series aimed at helping plant managers understand how proper cooling system design, maintenance, and upkeep affects their business.
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USGC: Exports of ethanol, DDGS up in marketing year 2017-‘18


The U.S. Grains Council has released final numbers for marketing year 2017-’18 exports. For the second year in a row, the U.S. has set a new record for exports of feed grains and coproducts, led by higher corn and ethanol shipments.
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Cumberland Farms partners with Prime the Pump to sell E15


Oct. 16, Growth Energy and Prime the Pump announced Cumberland Farms as the newest E15 retail partner to join the Prime the Pump program. Massachusetts-based Cumberland Farms will begin offering E15 at more than 120 of its stores.
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Feed grain buyers, suppliers arrive at Export Exchange 2018


More than 200 international buyers and end-users of coarse grains and coproducts from upwards of 35 countries are arriving in Minneapolis for Export Exchange 2018, ready to meet with U.S. suppliers and service providers across the value chain.
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