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Growth Energy Thrilled with Automotive Training Partnership

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 21:07:31 +0000

A new partnership between the American Ethanol program and the biggest automotive technical institute in the country is an important step forward in Growth Energy‘s mission to show consumers the many benefits of high octane biofuels. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor says the new partnership is with Universal Technical Institute (UTI), the nation’s leading provider of technical training for automotive, ...

Cellerate® Can Help Ethanol Producers Access New Markets

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:06:39 +0000

As ethanol plants seek new ways to be more competitive, Cellerate® process technology offers an opportunity for ethanol producers to access new markets and increase ROI potential for co-products, which has been demonstrated by the success of Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP). According to Syngenta, performance results achieved at QCCP to date through combining Cellerate with Enogen® corn include: a ...

EPA Data Shows Waivers Have Lowered RFS Obligations

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:45:20 +0000

An analysis of EPA data by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) shows that small refinery exemptions for 2016 and 2017 have cost at least 1.6 billion gallons of biofuels in lost blending obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The volume of lost blending obligations for these two years is 10 times the collective volume of lost volume from 2013-2015. ...

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Ag Reporters Grill EPA Chief on RFS Issues

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 11:10:37 +0000

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt faced a grilling from agricultural reporters Tuesday about the agency granting waivers exempting refineries from Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) obligations and why it is taking so long to decide on allowing year round use of 15% ethanol in all markets. The embattled administrator, who faces Congressional hearings this week on ethics issues, started off his conversation ...

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American Ethanol Teams With Universal Technical Institute

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:43:52 +0000

Growth Energy has announced a new partnership between its American Ethanol program and Universal Technical Institute (UTI), the nation’s leading provider of technical training for automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians. As part of the agreement, Growth Energy will support the student resource center at UTI’s NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, North Carolina. “Growth Energy will be a ...

HERO BX Partners With Iowa Renewable Energy for Biodiesel

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:17:25 +0000

Lake Erie Biofuels, doing business as HERO BX, has announced a partnership to manufacture and market biodiesel from the Iowa Renewable Energy plant in Washington, Iowa. HERO BX Founder & CEO Samuel P. “Pat” Black, III, said, “It has been my ambition to expand the biodiesel expertise harvested from our flagship plant in Erie, PA, nationwide much like has already ...

Program Can Help Biodiesel Industry Meet FSMA Requirements

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:05:35 +0000

Glycerin is a byproduct of biodiesel production that is often sold to be used as an animal food ingredient. As such, it must comply with the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) guidelines that go into effect this September, so the Iowa Biodiesel Board has developed a biodiesel Food Safety Program to help producers get into compliance with the new ...

ACE Addresses Ethanol Retailers in Mexico

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:03:40 +0000

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty was in Mexico this week to help Mexican petroleum equipment installers and retailers with the technical details of switching stations to E10 for the first time. It’s the second time this month that Lamberty headed south of the border to conduct seminars as part of a U.S. Grains Council series ...

House Ag Committee Advances Agriculture and Nutrition Act

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:18:56 +0000

The House Agriculture Committee voted along party lines Wednesday to pass the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R.2) out of committee, a new farm bill designed by Republicans to “address the economic challenges facing the nation’s farmers and ranchers, while making historic investments in opportunities for SNAP recipients.” All 20 Democrats on the historically-bipartisan committee voted against the legislation ...

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4th Plant to Install Whitefox ICE™ System

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:08:52 +0000

Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) in Benson, Minnesota will become the fourth U.S. ethanol plant to install a Whitefox ICE™ membrane dehydration system. Whitefox has already installed its membrane dehydration system at Fox River Valley Ethanol and at United Ethanol in WI, Pine Lake Corn Processor in IA, and Pacific Ethanol in CA. “With the installation of the Whitefox ICE™ ...