Poet considers purchase of Flint Hills Resources’ ethanol plants


Poet LLC is considering the purchase of Flint Hills Resources’ six ethanol plants. The two companies are currently in exclusive discussions over the possible sale of Flint Hills Resources’ biofuels business, according to a Poet spokesperson.
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Inslee signs bill to implement CFS in Washington


Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on May 17 signed legislation that will create a state-wide Clean Fuel Standard that will limit the aggregate, overall greenhouse gas emissions per unit of transportation fuel energy to 20 percent below 2017 levels by 2035.
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UK moves forward with adoption of E10


The U.K. Department for Transport on May 13 released draft legislation to implement the country’s planned adoption of E10. The government in February 2021 confirmed plans to allow E10 following a public consultation opened in March 2020.
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DOE’s ARPA-E awards $35 million to 15 biofuel projects


The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy on May 14 awarded $35 million to 15 research projects that aim to advance new technologies to decarbonize biorefinery processes.
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Alto Ingredients reports profitable Q1


Alto Ingredients Inc. released first quarter financial results on May 12, reporting solid performance for the three-month period. Mike Kandris, CEO of Alto Ingredients, discussed plans for several capital improvement projects, including CCS.
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EIA: US ethanol production up 3%, stocks down 5%


U.S. ethanol production was up approximately 3 percent the week ending May 7, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on May 12. Fuel ethanol stocks were down more than 5 percent from the previous week.
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WASDE: Corn use for ethanol to rebound in 2021-‘22


The USDA predicts corn use for ethanol will increase in 2021-’22, according to projections included in its latest WASDE report, released May 12. The outlook for domestic corn production was also raised, as was the expected season-average corn price.
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Fluid Quip to install HQA system at Ohio ethanol plant


Fluid Quip Technologies has announced it will install a high-quality alcohol (HQA) system at the Three Rivers Energy Coshocton, Ohio, biofuel plant. The HQA installation will enable the plant to produce high quality and high purity GNS alcohol.
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EIA maintains 2021, 2022 ethanol forecasts, discusses corn prices


The EIA maintained its forecasts for 2021 and 2022 ethanol production in a forecast released May 11. The outlook for 2021 ethanol blending was increased slightly. The EIA also discussed the recent spike in corn, ethanol and RIN prices.
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Granholm discusses DOE’s view of biofuels during budget hearing


Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm briefly discussed how biofuels will into the U.S. Department of Energy’s priorities under the Biden administration during a House Committee on Appropriations hearing on May 6.
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