Brazil establishes national biofuels policy

Brazilian 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.
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EPA qualifies distiller sorghum oil as advanced biofuel feedstock

The U.S. EPA has released a notice of proposed rulemaking related to fuel pathways using distiller sorghum oil as feedstock for biofuel production. A 30-day comment period on the proposal is set to close Jan. 26.
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EPA: 21.9 million cellulosic RINs generated in November

The 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.
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USDA: No FY 2018 actions under Feedstock Flexibility Program

On Dec. 28, USDA Commodity Credit Corp. announced it does not expect to purchase sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program for fiscal year (FY) 2018. The CCC is expected to release its next quarterly estimate for the FPP by April 1.
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Bolivia plans E10 mandate in 2018

Bolivia announced a plan this week to implement an ethanol blend mandate for gasoline in 2018. The mandate would begin at a 10 percent blend and increase as the industry increases production capacity in Bolivia.
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USGC’s corn quality report see record yields

The U.S. Grain Council released its latest corn quality report Dec. 21. The seventh annual survey showed a record corn yield and overall great crop quality due to an outstanding growing season.
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USGC explores potential for ethanol use in Indonesia, Thailand

Representatives from the U.S. Grains Council recently traveled to Indonesia and Thailand to visit with ministry and industry officials and gain a better understanding of the opportunities for and challenges to expanded ethanol use in both markets.
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ePURE against EU’s roll back of ethanol use

The European renewable ethanol association, ePURE, issued a statement decrying the recent agreement by EU energy ministers to roll back plans to use renewable energy in transportation, calling it a step in the wrong direction.
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Minnesota continues as leader in alternative fuel in 2017

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.
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FCIC to fund projects to improve biomass handing

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.
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EERC, Red Trail Energy continue to reduce CO2 emissions

The University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center has been awarded $345,000 of North Dakota Renewable Energy Program funding to continue work with Red trail Energy LLC to investigate the use of CCUS technology at ethanol plants.
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IRFA announces monarch fueling station project

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association recently launched the Monarch Fueling Station Project to help ethanol and biodiesel producers across the state establish monarch butterfly habitats on green spaces surrounding biofuels plants.
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