South Dakota Hosts 30-for-30 #Ethanol Event

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Flex-fuel Vehicle (FFV) drivers in South Dakota who are looking to save money at the pump need look no further an upcoming event: 30-For-30. The South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) is hosting this #ethanol celebration where drivers who fill with Premium E30 (thirty percent ethanol, 70 percent gas) will receive 30 cents for each gallon of Premium E30 purchased. The …

blends, E15, E85, Education, Ethanol

Get to Know @GrowthEnergy New CEO Emily Skor

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Shortly after Emily Skor took the helm as the new CEO of Growth Energy, she hit the road in support of the Renewable Fuel Standard. Skor testified during the EPA hearings in Kansas City, Missouri in June as well as participated in a RFS Rally press conference. She then landed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to give the keynote speech during the …

Audio, biofuels, Ethanol, Growth Energy

Gaz Métro Converts Forest Waste to Natural Gas

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Gaz Métro has announced that its pilot project – to convert forest waste into second generation renewable natural gas – was successful. The tests were conducted in collaboration with G4 Insights at the Natural Gas Technologies Centre in Boucherville. The demonstration process enabled Gaz Métro to develop a conversion process that they say is unique in the world. The company …

Alternative energy, biomass, Natural Gas

BioEnergy Bytes

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Global Bioenergies has announced that its German subsidiary, Global Bioenergies GmbH, secured a [Eur] 400.000 grant from the BMBF (the German Federal Ministry for Research and Education) to finance a 14 month-project aimed at producing renewable gasoline additives. The company will first produce ETBE, a molecule obtained by the condensation of ethanol and isobutene, and presently used as a gasoline …

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#Ethanol Exports Fall to 9 Month Low

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U.S. ethanol exports reached a nine month low in May at 55.7 million gallons (mg) a 42 percent drop from April according to government data and analyzed by Ann Lewis, research analyst with the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Monthly ethanol exports have only dipped lower twice in the past two years. In May, Canada exported 21.5 mg taking the top …

Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, RFA

DuPont Launches OPTIMASH Biogas Enzyme

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DuPont Industrial Biosciences has launched a new enzyme for the biogas industry to enable biomethane producers to improve biogas yields and process robustness – OPTIMASH AD-100. The company said the product should ultimately increase their revenue and profitability. DuPont says the enzyme has been shown to produce up to a 13 percent increase in biogas yields in anaerobic digesters. The …

biogas, biomethane, enzymes

AMERIgreen Energy Lets Students Find #Energy Solutions

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Students of all ages were able to voice their ideas on America’s energy future in AMERIgreen Energy’s Video Essay Challenge. Students ranging in grades 1st-12th, as well as undergraduate college students submitted 30 second videos focused on one of two question prompts related to what is the best energy source for the future. Winners were chosen by the most online …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, bioenergy, Education, Ethanol, Video

#USDA Study Examines Land-Use & Ethanol in Brazil

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a new report, “Brazil’s Agricultural Land Use and Trade: Effects of Changes in Oil Prices and Ethanol Demand“. The study looked at the issue of land-use changes in Brazil as westward expansion of agriculture, especially in the Cerrados Savannah region, continues in an effort to grow more food and produce more fuels …

biofuels, Brazil, Ethanol, Research

RaceTrac Joins Prime the Pump – Offers #E15

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RaceTrac is the latest retailer to join Prime the Pump and offer consumers more fuel choices at the pump. The program assists retailers in installing infrastructure to sell ethanol blends such as E15 and E85. Prime the Pump is a Growth Energy initiative. “We are thrilled to have RaceTrac join our retailer family and look forward to expanding access to …

E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy

Pacific Biodiesel Rolls Back Maui #Biodiesel Prices

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Maui drivers using #biodiesel have a reason to celebrate today as city eliminated its 9 cents per gallon on-road biodiesel fuel tax effective July 1, 2016. In response, Maui’s own Pacific Biodiesel rolled back biodiesel prices at the pump 9 cents. The fate of the tax was uncertain when earlier this year the Maui County mayor’s budget actually requested the …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel