Study shows corn ethanol lowers GHG emissions by 46%


A new study published by researchers from Environmental Health and Engineering Inc., Harvard University and Tufts University shows corn ethanol emits 46 percent fewer greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than gasoline.
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ADM predicts improved ethanol supply-demand balance


ADM discussed the status of its ethanol operations during a Q4 earnings call held Jan. 26. While ethanol margins are low, the company expects the supply-demand balance to improve through increased exports to China and industry reconfiguration.
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DuPont launches new high-performance yeasts for US ethanol market


DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences has announced the launch of the SYNERXIA Gemstone Collection, the next advancement in high-performance yeasts. The new collection from the XCELIS platform includes SYNERXIA SAPPHIRE and SYNERXIA RUBY.
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Peru reverses decision on countervailing duty against US ethanol


A Peruvian tribunal announced on Jan. 29 that the U.S. ethanol industry and the U.S. government won an appeal on a countervailing duty case brought against U.S. ethanol in Peru, reversing 15-cent per gallon duty on U.S. ethanol.
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Growth Energy battles in court to reverse demand destruction


On Jan. 29, Growth Energy, along with others in the biofuels industry, filed an opening brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit challenging the U.S. EPA's failure to properly establish 2020 RFS blending targets.
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EIA: Ethanol production down 1%, stocks down slightly


U.S. ethanol production fell by more than 1 percent the week ending Jan. 22, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Jan. 27. Stocks of fuel ethanol were down slightly.
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Biden’s climate crisis order addresses biobased fuels, products


President Biden on Jan. 27 issued an executive order that aims to tackle the climate crisis, create jobs and restore scientific integrity across the federal government. The order addresses the production and sourcing of biobased products and fuels.
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Green Plains enters agreement to sell Ord, Nebraska ethanol plant


Green Plains Inc.'s subsidiary, Green Plains Ord LLC, has entered into an asset purchase agreement with GreenAmerica Biofuels Ord LLC to sell its 65 MMgy ethanol plant located in Ord, Nebraska, for $64 million, plus working capital.
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Growth Energy: Biofuels can help decarbonize federal fleet


President Biden on Jan. 25 announced plans to replace the federal government’s fleet of vehicles with American-made electric vehicles (EVs). Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor expressed disappointment that he did not address the potential of biofuels.
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Sugar Valley Energy announces sugarcane production program


California Ethanol + Power announced it will engage with the local Imperial Valley farming communities to secure formal commitments to grow the first 20,000 acres of sugarcane feedstock for Sugar Valley Energy, a planned low-carbon ethanol plant.
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