Pacific Ethanol provides update of realignment plan


Mike Kandris, CEO of Pacific Ethanol, provided an update on the company’s efforts to realign its business around specialty alcohols and essential ingredients during a third quarter earning call, held Nov. 10.
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Flint Hills Resources begins production of NexPro at second plant


Flint Hills Resources has begun deliveries of its NexPro protein ingredient from its Shell Rock, Iowa, ethanol plant. The company installed Maximized Stillage Co-Products (MSC) technology at the plant earlier this year.
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Supreme Court extends deadline for EPA response to SRE challenge


The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 10 granted a motion filed by the U.S. EPA seeking a one-month extension to its deadline to file a response to a petition filed by HollyFrontier and Wynnewood Refining in September seeking the review of an SRE ruling.
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DOE seeks proposals for Co-Optima collaboration


The U.S. Department of Energy has announced a directed funding opportunity (DFO) seeking proposals for advancing the aim of its Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines (Co-Optima) initiative. Proposals are due Jan. 14.
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IEA expects global biofuels production to rebound in 2021


The global biofuels industry has been strongly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report released by the International Energy Agency in early November, with production down approximately 11.6 percent when compared to 2019.
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Aemetis reports progress with sanitizer products, RNG production


Eric McAfee, chairman and CEO of Aemetis Inc. discussed company’s business in the sanitizer market and provided an update of its renewable natural gas (RNG) and cellulosic ethanol projects during a third quarter earnings call, held Nov. 12.
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EIA: Ethanol production up 2%, stocks expand by nearly 3%


U.S. fuel ethanol production increased by nearly 2 percent the week ending Nov. 6, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Nov. 12. Weekly ending stocks were up nearly 3 percent.
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Ethanol exports down in September, distillers grains exports up


The U.S. exported 77.21 million gallons of ethanol and 1.16 million metric tons of distillers grains in September, according to data released by the USDA on Nov. 4. Exports of ethanol were down, but exports of distillers grains were up.
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Gevo discusses development plans during Q3 earnings call


Patrick Gruber, CEO of Gevo Inc., discussed demand for the company’s renewable hydrocarbon products and the planned development of three proposed production facilities during a third quarter earnings call, held Nov. 10.
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EIA lowers ethanol production, blending forecasts for 2021


The U.S. Energy Information Administration maintained its forecast for 2020 fuel ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, which was released on Nov. 10. The forecast for 2021 ethanol production, however, was revised down.
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