Cooper delivers FEW keynote from Iowa ahead of Trump’s visit


The 2019 FEW kicked off June 11 with RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper delivering his keynote address remotely from Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy. President Trump visited SIRE later in the day to celebrate the approval of year-round E15 sales.
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Vander Griend, Kohl receive awards at FEW


Two long-time ethanol industry professionals received honors at this year’s Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana. Steve Vander Griend received the High Octane Award and Scott Kohl was recognized with the Award of Excellence.
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Novozymes unveils new alpha-amylase, yeast at FEW


Novozymes, a yeast and enzyme provider, announced this week at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo it’s new products: Fortiva, a new alpha-amylase, and Innova Force, a new yeast that is part of the Innova platform announced by Novozymes last year.
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FEW pre-conference event highlights capital improvement projects


A new event helped kick off the 2019 Fuel Ethanol and Workshop in Indianapolis, Indiana this week. The Ethanol Plant Construction and Project Summit was a half-day seminar, focusing on recent capital projects in the industry.
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Ship & Shore to showcase pollution abatement solutions at FEW


Ship & Shore Environmental Inc., a U.S.-based global manufacturer, designer and fabricator of regenerative thermal oxidizers (RTO) and custom pollution control solutions, is bringing its products and expertise to the ethanol industry.
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EPA solicits nominations for SAB, related committees


The EPA is inviting nominations of scientific experts to be considered for appointment to the agency’s Science Advisory Board and four SAB committees, including the SAB Agricultural Science Committee, which provides advice on ag-related industries.
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USDA: 440 million bushels of corn used for fuel alcohol in April


The USDA has released the June edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report with data for April, reporting that corn consumed for fuel alcohol was up from the prior month, but down from April 2018.
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Letter urges extension of 3 biofuel-related tax credits


Reps. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, and Josh Harder, D-Calif., authored a letter June 3 urging the House Ways and Means Committee to retroactively extend several expired biofuel tax credits. The letter was signed by 17 additional members of the House.
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UAI: Ethanol reduces emissions connected to heart disease, asthma


A new study finds that ethanol blends reduce particulate matter coming out of the tailpipe, which in turn reduces overall toxic emissions. The study was conducted by the University of California Riverside and the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
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Lallemand announces TransFerm platform milestone


Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits, a business unit of Lallemand Inc., announced June 4 that its TransFerm platform of biotech yeasts has surpassed over 25 billion gallons of ethanol production.
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