Trump administration expected to release SRE deal


The Trump Administration is expected to update an existing proposed RFS rulemaking this week to increase proposed 2020 RVOs, a move designed to quell outrage from the ag and biofuel communities over the administration's treatment of SREs.
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Colorado to evaluate feasibility of an LCFS program


Colorado has taken an initial step toward considering the establishment of a Low Carbon Fuel Standard. The Colorado Energy Office issued a documented quote (DQ) Sept. 11 inviting bids from independent contractors to conduct a LCFS feasibility study.
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Alcohol School: Yancey delivers D3Max project update


Minimizing feedstock cost is one rule for a successful cellulosic ethanol project, according to Mark Yancey, chief technology officer for D3Max. Yancey spoke Sept. 13 at Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits’ Alcohol School in Montreal.
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Alcohol School: Innovations in ethanol


Scott Kohl, chief technology officer for Franzenburg, discussed several innovations in ethanol production during Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits' Alcohol School on Sept. 12 in Montreal, including accelerated fermentation and GM yeast.
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Alcohol School: The case for fractionation


Vijay Singh, professor in Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, told his Alcohol School audience Sept. 12 that he was going to “make the case for fractionation.”
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Comment period on Section 610 review of RFS closes Sept. 23


Those who wish to weigh in on the U.S. EPA’s review of the Renewable Fuel Standard under Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act have approximately one week left to do so. A public comment period on the review closes Sept. 23.
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WASDE: Corn production, corn use in ethanol forecast down


The USDA lowered its 2019-’20 forecast for corn use in ethanol by 25 million bushels in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report, released Sept. 12. The forecast for corn production was also lowered.
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Siouxland Energy temporarily idles production


Siouxland Energy Cooperative, a 90 MMgy ethanol plant in Sioux Center, Iowa, has temporarily idled operations, according to Jeff Altena, Siouxland director of operations and controller. Production will resume when economic conditions improve.
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FAS: Columbian ethanol production expected to rise in 2019


The USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service’s annual Colombia Biofuels Report for 2019 says domestic ethanol production in the country is expected to rise in 2019, while imports of U.S. ethanol are expected to rise at a slower rate.
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EIA lowers 2020 ethanol production forecast


The U.S. Energy Information Administration maintained its forecast for 2019 ethanol production in its latest Short Term Energy Outlook, released Sept. 10. The forecast for 2020 ethanol production, however, was lowered slightly.
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