Final RFA Octane Webinar Sept. 29

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The Renewable Fuels Foundation is hosting its last of five webinars tomorrow (Thursday, September 29, 2016) focused on ethanol’s unqiue octane properties, its importance as a blend component in today’s gasoline supply, and its potential role as the low-carbon octane source of choice in future fuels. The fifth webinar will focus on the economics of high octane fuels, specifically the …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Octane, RFA

Pacific Ethanol to Install 5 MW Solar Energy System

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Pacific Ethanol, Inc. has announced the purchase and installment plans for a new 5 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) power system at its Madera, California biorefinery that produces ethanol, wet distiller grains and corn oil. The solar plant will be located adjacent to the Pacific Ethanol industrial facility, which currently sits on 137 acres in Madera County, California. The 5 …

Ag group, Clean Energy, Ethanol, Facilities, Solar

ePure Reports #Ethanol GHG Savings Increasing

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According to new data reported by the European renewable ethanol association (ePURE), ethanol’s direct greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) savings in Europe has increased from 59 percent in 2014 to 64 percent in 2015. The European renewable ethanol industry – Annual statistics report 2016 also found that 99 percent of the agricultural crops and residues used to produce European ethanol in …

biofuels, Ethanol, International

Global Bioenergies Leads Wood Residue to Energy Team

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A new team has been created, led by Global Bioenergies, to produce fuel from forest residues. The first step of the partnership, that also includes Preem, Sekab and Sveaskog, will be to conduct a conceptual scope study for building the first biorefinery in Sweden. Back in April the consortium announced its partnership with partial financial support from the Swedish Energy …

advance biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Waste-to-Energy

#Ethanol Groups Submit CAFE Comments

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Comments regarding the goals of the CAFE-GHG standards were due yesterday to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and ethanol organizations made their voices heard. Comments submitted by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) call for a federal pathway to be established to assist automakers to meet future mileage and environmental standards with higher blends of ethanol. Blends such as …

ACE, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Octane

Siouxland Ethanol Joins RFA

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Siouxland Ethanol has become the newest member of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). The ethanol plant is located near Jackson, Nebraska and began production in May of 2007. Today the biorefinery processes 24 million bushels of corn per year into 70 million gallons of ethanol per year and also produces multiple co-products including 2,000 tons of corn oil and 175,000 …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

Green Plains Finalizes Abengoa Acquisition

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Green Plains Inc. has announced the completion of the acquisition of three ethanol plants from Abengoa Bioenergy. The biorefineries are located in Madison, Ill., Mount Vernon, Ind. and York, Neb and were purchased for approximately $237 million in cash plus some working capital adjustments. The ethanol facilities are currently in operation and will produce 236 million gallons per year of …

biofuels, Ethanol

China Imposes Duties on U.S. DDGs

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China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) issued a preliminary ruling Friday claiming that U.S. dried distillers grains (DDGS) are being dumped and have caused injury to China’s DDGS industry and imposing immediate duties of 33.8 percent on the import value of the DDGS. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy issued a joint statement saying …

Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, Growth Energy, International, RFA, USGC

NCGA’s Role in Increasing #Ethanol Market Access

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Wesley Spurlock, National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) incoming president, farms on the Texas panhandle – in a state better known for oil than ethanol. While ethanol has gained considerable market share the last decade and the majority of gas sold in the U.S. has a 10 percent blend of ethanol (E10) Spurlock says that ethanol can, and should, continue to …

E15, Ethanol, Farm Progress Show, NCGA

Borregaard Invests in Bioethanol Upgrade, Biogas

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Norway company Borregaard has announced a bioethanol upgrade project. The company is committing NOK 63 million to the project that includes a new facility to capture and store biogas. Norwegian government agency Enova has awarded Borregaard a NOK 18.9 million grant. The funds are given to projects that promote environmentally friendly restructuring of energy end-use renewable energy production and new …

advance biofuels, biogas, Ethanol