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CARD: Trade disruptions cost Iowa ethanol producers $105 million

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyA new study by researchers at Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Development has determined current trade disruptions are having a significant impact on the state’s economy, including its ethanol industry. READ MORE

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USGC: US ethanol exports set new record

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyPartnering with the RFA, Growth Energy and USDA’s FAS, the USGC has been able to help promote corn ethanol sales globally for a new export record in marketing year 2016/2017 of nearly 1.4 billion gallons. READ MORE

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Researchers study best time to harvest switchgrass

BY Paige Short, Michigan Tech Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, BusinessSwitchgrass is a promising biofuel feedstock, but farmers, environmentalists and biofuel developers, find deciding on the right time to harvest particularly thorny. Researchers at Michigan Tech are working to find some answers. READ MORE

September 24, 2018

Cellulosic biorefinery to break ground in North Dakota

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessA biorefinery that will produce 16 MMgy of cellulosic ethanol and 120,000 of lignin pellets is set to break ground in Spiritwood, North Dakota, in spring 2019. The facility, under development by New Energy Blue, will feature Inbicon technology. READ MORE

September 24, 2018

NextFerm partners with Mascoma to produce new yeast strain

BY Matt Thompson Found In:BusinessNextFerm, an Israeli company that produces fermentation products for the food and feed industries, is venturing into the ethanol industry by partnering with Mascoma, a subsidiary of Lallemand, a leading supplier of yeast to ethanol producers. READ MORE

September 21, 2018

UNICA: Sales of hydrous ethanol break bi-weekly record

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, BusinessUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced sales of hydrous ethanol set a new bi-weekly record during the second half of August, reaching 1.05 billion liters (277.38 million gallons). READ MORE

September 21, 2018

USGC: South Korean trade team focuses on ethanol potential

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFuel ethanol would benefit South Korea’s economy and environment, but the nation currently lacks a national blend mandate. A September trade team, organized by the USGC, offered South Korean decision-makers information on ethanol's benefits. READ MORE

September 21, 2018

New method more than doubles sugar production from plants

BY EPFL Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessEPFL chemists have developed a method that can significantly increase the yield of sugars from plants, improving the production of renewable fuels, chemicals, and materials. READ MORE

September 20, 2018

EPA releases data on small refinery hardship waivers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released new data on small refinery hardship waivers confirming the agency has, to date, waived volumes equal to approximately 1.46 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) for 2017 and 790 million RINs for 2016. READ MORE