Senate releases phase 4 COVID-19 relief package


The Senate released a COVID-19 relief package on July 27 that could provide relief to biofuel producers. It would also reduce and extend supplemental UI payments, provide a second stimulus payment and allow some companies to access a second PPP loan.
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United Refining sues EPA over failure to act on SRE petition


Pennsylvania-based United Refining Co. is suing the U.S. EPA over the agency’s failure to act on a small refinery exemption (SRE) petition the company filed for compliance year 2019 in December 2019.
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Pacific Ethanol expands high-quality alcohol production capacity


Pacific Ethanol Inc. is expanding its production capacity of USP grade high quality alcohol at its Pekin, Illinois, facility by 30 million gallons per year. The new capacity will be online in the fourth quarter of 2020.
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Homeland Energy Solutions to produce USP grade industrial ethanol


Homeland Energy Solutions filed an 8-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on July 20 announcing plans to begin construction on a new USP grade industrial ethanol plant later this month.
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ACE CEO reflects on the life of the ‘Ethanol Answer Man’


The ethanol industry has lost another pioneer. Larry Johnson, the one and only “Ethanol Answer Man,” passed away on Sunday, July 19. ACE CEO Brian Jennings reflects on his memories of the ethanol industry pioneer.
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Clariant licenses sunliquid technology to Eta Bio


Clariant and Eta Bio, a company of the Pavlovi family, running a leading business in the agricultural sector in Bulgaria, have announced that a license agreement for the sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology has been signed.
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EPA approves efficient producer pathway for South Dakota plant


The U.S. EPA has approved an efficient producer pathway for Glacial Lakes Corn Processor’s 33 MMgy dry mill ethanol plant in Huron, South Dakota, allowing the facility to generate RINs for non-grandfathered volumes of ethanol.
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EIA: Weekly ethanol production down 2.5%, stocks fall 4%


U.S. ethanol production was down approximately 2.5 percent the week ending July 17, while weekly ending stocks of fuel ethanol fell by nearly 4 percent, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on July 22.
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ITA seeks nominations for renewable energy advisory committee


The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration is seeking nominations for members of its Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee. Nominations are due July 31.
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Whitefox ICE system surpasses 250 days of operation at SIRE


Whitefox Technologies has announced that Southwest Iowa Renewable Fuels has surpassed 250 days of operation of its Whitefox ICE membrane dehydration system at its ethanol plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
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Industry Events

2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

September 15-17, 2020
Virtual Event
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Biodiesel Production Technology Summit

September 15-17, 2020
Virtual Event
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ACE Conference

September 15-17, 2020
Virtual Event
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Ethanol 101

September 15-15, 2020
Virtual Event
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Biofuels Environmental, Health & Safety Forum

September 15-15, 2020
Virtual Event
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Low Carbon Fuel Production Workshop

September 15-15, 2020
Virtual Event
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2020 UAS Summit & Expo

October 13-14, 2020
Alerus Center
Grand Forks, North Dakota

2021 International Biomass Conference & Expo

March 15-17, 2021
Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center
Jacksonville, Florida

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