Poet begins construction on new ethanol plant in Indiana


Following a strong directive from President Trump to lift the outdated regulations stifling E15 fuel, Poet is moving forward with full construction of a new biofuel facility in Shelbyville, Indiana. The facility is scheduled to be complete in 2020.
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High-octane, low-carbon fuels can help meet CAFE/GHG standards


The comment period on U.S. EPA’s SAFE Vehicles Rule closed on Oct. 26. More than 100,000 comments were filed on the rulemaking, with those in the biofuel industry stressing that high-octane, low-carbon ethanol can help meet emissions standards.
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Valero discusses ethanol acquisitions, E15 during investor call


Valero Energy Corp. has released third quarter financial results, reporting lower operating income for its ethanol division. Overall, the company reported increased net income when compared to the same period of last year.
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EPA: 28.84 million cellulosic RINs generated in September


The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for September, reporting that 1.58 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 28.84 million cellulosic RINs.
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RFA hosts discussion to dispel E15 myths and misinformation


The Renewable Fuels Association held a panel discussion Oct. 25 to address concerns and misconceptions about E15. The panel included auto industry experts, attorneys, air quality experts and boating and small engine experts.
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Novozymes reports sales growth for bioenergy segment


On Oct. 24, Novozymes released third quarter 2018 financial results, reporting a significant growth in sales for its bioenergy segment. The company said strong growth in demand for enzymes in the conventional biofuel market helped drive the increase.
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USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol down slightly in August


The USDA recently released the October edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, noting corn use for fuel alcohol reached 479 million bushels in August, down slightly when compared to July and August 2017.
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Automakers explicitly approve E15 for 93% of new 2019 vehicles


More than 93 percent of 2019 model year (MY) vehicles are explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use 15 percent ethanol blends (E15), according to the results of an annual analysis of warranty statements and owner’s manuals conducted by the RFA.
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Redfield Energy to implement ICM’s TS4 system


ICM Inc. has announced that it reached an agreement with Redfield Energy LLC to implement ICM’s patent-pending, proprietary Thin Stillage Solids Separation System (TS4) at Redfield’s plant in Redfield, South Dakota.
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Valmet to supply BioTrac system to cellulosic plant in Romania


Valmet has announced it will supply its BioTrac biomass pretreatment system to Clariant for use in its 500,000-ton-per-year (16.74 MMgy) sunliquid cellulosic ethanol plant in Podari, Romania. The facility is expected to begin operations in 2020.
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