Poet buys Flint Hills Resources’ 6 ethanol plants, biofuel assets


Poet LLC announced on June 1 it has acquired the ethanol assets of Flint Hills Resources in their entirety, including six ethanol plants, two terminals and Flint Hill’s NexPro animal feed ingredients business.
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Biden’s 2022 budget includes funds for SAF, biofuels, bioenergy


President Biden on May 28 released his proposed budget for fiscal year (FY) 2022. The budget includes proposed support for biofuels; biorefinery, renewable chemical and biobased product manufacturing; renewable energy; and sustainable aviation fuel.
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New reports correct record on land use change assertations


Two studies examining purported cropland expansion in the Midwest are based on a flawed methodology that “suffers from accuracy and certainty issues,” according to a review of the studies by researchers at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
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ORNL: Catalyst holds promise for ethanol-to-jet fuel conversion


In the first step of a multi-step ethanol-to-jet-fuel process developed by DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a catalyst is used to convert ethanol into butene-rich C3+ olefins, intermediates that can then be processed into aviation fuels.
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EIA: Ethanol production up 2%, stocks up 3%


U.S. fuel ethanol production expanded by more than 2 percent the week ending May 28, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on June 3. Ethanol stocks were up by more than 3 percent.
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UNICA: Ethanol sales up 10% for first half of May


UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that anhydrous ethanol production was up significantly during the first half of May. Ethanol sales for the period were up more than 10 percent when compared to the prior year.
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IFF to commercialize DSM yeast technology


IFF’s Health & Biosciences division announced June 2 that it has entered into an agreement to offer advanced yeasts for first generation ethanol production developed by DSM Bio-based Products & Services.
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EPA seeks nominations for technical review committee


The U.S. EPA is seeking nominations for its Mobile Sources Technical Review Committee, including nominations for individuals who have experience related to renewable fuels, biofuels and clean energy.
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Agricultural feedstock costs drive RIN prices to all-time highs


The prices of RIN credits—the compliance mechanism used for the RFS program administered by the U.S. EPA—sharply increased through April of this year, and they are now higher than at any time during the 13-year history of the RFS program.
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EIA: Biofuel capacity falls slightly in March, feedstock use up


The U.S. Energy Information Administration released data on May 28 that shows 20.577 billion gallons of U.S. biofuel production capacity was in place in March, down slightly from 20.64 billion gallons in February.
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