New Energy Blue to construct cellulosic biorefinery in Iowa


New Energy Blue on July 20 announced plans to construct a cellulosic ethanol biorefinery that utilizes Inbicon technology on a 155-acre site near Mason City, Iowa. Construction is expected to begin next year, with commissioning scheduled for 2024.
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RFA signals intent to fight court’s decision on EPA’s E15 rule


The RFA sent a letter to the U.S. EPA on July 15 urging the agency to exercise its enforcement discretion to continue allowing sales of E15 and announcing its intent to fight a recent court decision vacating the agency's 2019 E15 rule.
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DOE: Corn ethanol employment expected to grow in 2021


The DOE on July 19 released its 2021 U.S. Energy Employment Report, which shows fuel ethanol employment fell slightly last year, but at a much lower rate than the overall U.S. fuels sector. Corn ethanol employment is expected to rebound this year.
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Governors urge EPA, OMB to address octane in upcoming SAFE rule


The Governors Biofuels’ Coalition on July 23 sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan and Shalanda Young, acting director of the OMB, urging the Biden administration to include a higher octane gasoline standard in the upcoming SAFE rule.
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Poet brings second purified alcohol facility online


Poet Bioprocessing – Alexandria is now producing purified alcohol following an improvement project launched in late 2020. The facility will produce purified alcohol, including grain neutral spirits (GNS) and USP-grade alcohol.
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Growth Energy: Ad campaign urges Washington to stop Big Oil


Growth Energy on July 21 launched a new digital ad campaign urging President Biden and leaders in Congress to stop oil industry handouts and uphold their commitments to reduce carbon emissions and support low-carbon biofuels.
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NCGA campaign promotes environmental benefits of ethanol


The National Corn Growers Association launched a new campaign in Washington D.C., outlining the environmental benefits of corn ethanol that can be realized today. The camapign targets government workers and other key policy influencers.
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Bill aims to make corn ethanol ineligible for meeting RFS RVOs


Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Bob Menendez, D-N.J., on July 20 introduced legislation that aims to make corn ethanol ineligible to meet the requirements of the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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EIA: Ethanol production down 1%, stocks up 7%


U.S. fuel ethanol production fell by approximately 1 percent the week ending July 16, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on July 21. Stocks of fuel ethanol were up nearly 7 percent.
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ITA: Renewable energy advisory committee to meet July 29


The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has announced the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee will hold a virtual meeting via WebEx on July 29. The event is open to the public.
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