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January 15, 2018

Kwik Trip recognized with ethanol marketing award in Iowa

BY Erin VoegeleIowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey has announced Kwik Trip Inc. and the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott as winners of the 2018 Secretary’s Ethanol and Biodiesel Marketing Awards. Kwik Trip currently sells E15 at 25 locations within the state. READ MORE

January 15, 2018

Evogene: Positive results in corn bio-stimulant field trials

BY Evogene Ltd. Evogene Ltd. recently announced highly promising second-year field trial results for its bio-stimulant microbial seed treatments for the improvement of corn yield, which are under exclusive license to DuPont Pioneer. READ MORE

January 12, 2018

USDA raises estimate for corn production in January WASDE

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA has released its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report for January, reporting larger corn production, increased food, seed and industrial use, lower estimates for feed and residual use, and reporting greater stocks. READ MORE

January 12, 2018

USDA awards Attis $3 million grant for lignin technology

BY Meridian Waste Solutions Inc. Meridian Waste Solutions Inc. has announced the USDA awarded its subsidiary, Attis Innovations, a $3 million grant to support the commercialization of patented and patent-pending lignin conversion and refining technologies. READ MORE

January 11, 2018

CropEnergies reports increased revenues, production volumes

BY Erin VoegeleEuropean ethanol producer CropEnergies has announced its revenues for the first three quarters of the 2017-’18 financial year increased by 20 percent. The increase is primarily attributed to increased production volumes. READ MORE

January 11, 2018

IRFA elects officers, executive committee for 2018

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association recently elected its board of directors, officers, and executive committee for 2018. Eamonn Byrne of Lakeview Plymouth Energy has been selected to serve a second term as president. READ MORE

January 11, 2018

ADM partners with PNNL to produce biobased propylene glycol

BY U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy has announced an Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy success story where Archer Daniels Midland partnered with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to become a leading producer of biobased propylene glycol. READ MORE

January 10, 2018

EIA predicts increased ethanol consumption in 2018, 2019

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the January edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting that ethanol production in 2018 and 2019 will be maintained at the 2017 level. READ MORE

January 10, 2018

Dürr joins the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Dürr Systems Inc. has become the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association's latest vendor member. The company provides environmental and energy-solutions, including a single rotary valve regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) system. READ MORE

January 10, 2018

Researchers make grasses more digestible

BY Rothamsted Research An international team of researchers has uncovered a way to make grasses more digestible. The achievement promises improved feed for ruminants and better biomass for biofuel production, with economic and environmental benefits for both. READ MORE

January 09, 2018

Japan opens comment period on proposal to allow US corn ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleJapan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has opened a public comment period on proposed changes to its ethanol policy that would allow for the import of U.S. corn ethanol for use in the production of bio-ETBE. READ MORE

January 09, 2018

ACE schedules 10th annual Washington, DC, fly-in for March 21-22

BY American Coalition for Ethanol The American Coalition for Ethanol formally announces the organization’s 10th annual Washington, D.C. fly-in will take place March 21-22. During the 2017 fly-in, 75 ethanol advocates met with more than 120 members of Congress from 35 states. READ MORE

January 09, 2018

Researchers map magnetic fields of bacterial cells, nano-objects

BY Ames Laboratory A research team led by U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory has demonstrated for the first time that the magnetic fields of bacterial cells and magnetic nano-objects in liquid can be studied at high resolution using electron microscopy. READ MORE

January 08, 2018

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol up in November

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA has released the January edition of its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report, announcing approximately 476 million bushels of corn was consumed for fuel alcohol production in November, up 1 percent from October. READ MORE

January 08, 2018

CHS to use Enogen corn at Illinois ethanol plant

BY Syngenta Syngenta has announced an agreement with CHS Inc. to use Enogen corn enzyme technology at its 130-million-gallon ethanol plant in Rochelle, Illinois. Enogen corn enzyme technology is an in-seed innovation that enhances ethanol production. READ MORE

January 08, 2018

Anellotech commences key R&D program at TCat-8

BY Anellotech With successful completion of TCat-8 pilot plant commissioning, Anellotech has announced an intensive process development and testing program has begun to confirm process economics and collect data for commercial plant design. READ MORE

January 05, 2018

Noble Group completes sale of Indiana ethanol plant

BY Erin VoegeleOn Jan. 2, Noble Group Ltd. announced it completed the sale of its interest in Noble Americas South Bend Ethanol LLC to Mercuria Investments US Inc. on Dec. 12 for a final consideration of $18.1 million. READ MORE

January 05, 2018

Gevo issues corporate update, reduces staff

BY Erin VoegeleGevo Inc. recently issued a corporate update, reaffirming the company’s focus on the commercial development of renewable jet fuel, isooctane, isobutanol and related products. The company also announced plans to reduce staff at its Colorado offices. READ MORE

January 05, 2018

USDA NIFA invests in Integrated Biorefinery Optimization program

BY USDA The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded a grant to improve biorefinery technologies through the Integrated Biorefinery Optimization program. The award was made to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. READ MORE

January 04, 2018

EPA approves pathway for Advanced BioEnergy

BY Tim AlbrechtThe U.S. EPA approved an efficient producer petition by Advanced BioEnergy LLC for a fuel pathway at its facility in Aberdeen, South Dakota. The pathway allows facility to generate RINs under the RFS for non-grandfathered volumes of ethanol. READ MORE

January 04, 2018

ACE: Real cost of adding E15, flex fuels addressed in new video

BY American Coalition for Ethanol The American Coalition for Ethanol has released the third video in a series of fuel marketer-focused videos on flexfuelforward.com, part of a campaign featuring retailers sharing their experiences with adding and marketing E15 and flex fuels. READ MORE

January 04, 2018

N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative announces grant recipients

BY North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services The N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative recently awarded $1 million in grants for 11 research projects to boost bioenergy opportunities and production in the state. The projects address a wide range of feedstocks and technologies. READ MORE

January 03, 2018

UNICA: Increased domestic sales of hydrous ethanol continue

BY Erin VoegeleUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released data for the first half of December, reporting mills in the south-central region continued to produce and sell large quantities of ethanol during the two-week period. READ MORE

January 03, 2018

USDA report says Indonesia faces ethanol dilemma

BY Tim AlbrechtIndonesia instituted a national ethanol policy in 2006, but has been having trouble meeting its goals. The country’s plans to develop bioethanol are facing many setbacks, including costly inputs, capacity limitations and trade restrictions. READ MORE

January 03, 2018

RFA adds Jessica Bennett as vice president of external affairs

BY Renewable Fuels Association Agriculture industry advocate Jessica Bennett has joined the Renewable Fuels Association as vice president of external affairs. Bennett, who joined RFA Jan. 2, will primarily focus on building stakeholder support through policy and messaging. READ MORE

January 03, 2018

Agenda for technical sessions of 2018 IBCE released

BY BBI International BBI International recently announced the agenda for the technical sessions of the 11th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, North America’s largest and fastest growing biomass conference, taking place April 16-18 in Atlanta, Georgia. READ MORE

January 02, 2018

Brazil establishes national biofuels policy

BY Erin VoegeleBrazilian President Michel Temer has approved legislation creating RenovaBio, a new national biofuels policy. The law was published in the official federal gazette of Brazil on Dec. 26. The Brazilian Senate approved the bill on Dec. 12. READ MORE

January 02, 2018

Minnesota continues as leader in alternative fuel in 2017

BY American Lung Association in Minnesota Minnesota again led the region in the growth and use of cleaner alternatives to traditional petroleum fuels last year, according to the American Lung Association in Minnesota. In 2017, 40 new E85 stations opened throughout the state. READ MORE

January 02, 2018

FCIC to fund projects to improve biomass handing

BY Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium To accelerate innovation and adoption of new practices and technologies to determine the root cause of biomass handling failures and designing solutions, the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium is overseeing a directed funding opportunity call. READ MORE

December 29, 2017

EPA: 21.9 million cellulosic RINs generated in November

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for November, reporting that nearly 1.64 billion RIN were generated during the month, including more than 21.9 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

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