2018 Biodiesel Seminar Tour Announced

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Biodiesel is going on tour this summer for a series of regional, one-day seminars designed to educate fuel wholesalers, distributors, retailers, marketers, fleets, municipalities, and other end users on the benefits and opportunities surrounding America’s first advanced biofuel. The Exploring Biodiesel (XBX) seminars, organized by the National Biodiesel Board and several industry sponsors, will be held in five major cities …

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Asia Pacific Ethanol Summit Meeting in Minneapolis

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Industry and government officials from the United States and 17 countries in Asia and Oceania are meeting in Minneapolis this week at the Ethanol Summit of the Asia Pacific, focused on current and future prospects for expanded ethanol use throughout the region. The event, sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), is …

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RFA Plans 2nd Ethanol Summer Contest

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Beginning Memorial Day, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is re-launching the “Ethanol Days of Summer” contest, allowing both fuel retailers and consumers to report prices posted for E85 and other higher ethanol blends for the chance to win $50 in free fuel per day. “This contest was a huge success last year and we expect this year to be even …

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Ruling in DSM vs Lallemand Patent Case

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A Federal Court in Wisconsin this week ruled that that all glycerol-reducing ethanol yeast products sold by Lallemand infringe on US Patent 8,795,998 held by Royal DSM. “We are happy with the outcome of the case. Our focus is to bring customers the latest in yeast technology allowing them to deliver the best fermentation results,” says Atul Thakrar, President of …

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ACE CEO Keynotes Indiana Ethanol Forum

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American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings keynoted the 2018 Indiana Ethanol Forum this week in Indianapolis, providing a state of the industry update to those in attendance and sharing what ACE and its allies are doing to expand market access for ethanol. The forum, organized by the Indiana Corn Growers Association, brought together ethanol plants, fuel retailers, ag …

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POET Ethanol Plant Plans Monarch Project

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POET Biorefining is establishing a Monarch Fueling Station at its plant near Coon Rapids, Iowa. The Monarch Fueling Station Project was established by Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) in partnership with the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium in December 2017. The monarch habitat will span half an acre and seeding is expected to take place within the next month. The plant …

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Federal Fleets Double E85 Usage

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A Renewable Fuels Association analysis of new Energy Information Administration (EIA) data shows that federally-regulated fleets more than doubled their usage of E85 (85% ethanol, 15% gasoline) and other flex fuels between 2010 and 2016. According to the EIA data, federally-regulated fleets, including government and transit agencies, used 17.9 million gallons of E85 in 2010, increasing to more than 38 …

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Grassley Talks Tough on EPA Refinery Waivers

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Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa wants EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to stop issuing “small refinery hardship exemptions” or step down from the job. “I’ve supported Pruitt but if he pushes changes to RFS that permanently cut ethanol by billions of gallons he will have broken Trump promise & he should step down & let someone else do the job of …

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Volvo Ocean Race Stays Sustainable Course with Biodiesel

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Sustainable, local biodiesel is fueling the festivities as the Volvo Ocean Race ports in Rhode Island for its only North American stopover through May 20. A blend of 20 percent biodiesel (B20) is being used in vessels, generators and diesel-powered land vehicles throughout the 13-day event. The biodiesel for the event is supplied by Newport Biodiesel, a local biodiesel producer, …


New ND Petro Serve Offers Higher Ethanol Blends

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The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) joined Petro Serve USA to celebrate the grand opening of its new facility in Valley City, North Dakota on Friday and congratulate them for providing higher ethanol blends to more consumers. “Petro Serve has been offering ethanol blends to their customers for a long time now, and they keep adding more stations like this …

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