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US Rep. Blum introduces companion bill to the Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act

US Rep. Blum introduces companion bill to the Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act

April 23, 2015 |

In Washington, Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA), along with Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO), Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN), and Congressman David Young (R-IA) introduced the House companion to the Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act of 2015. U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) authored the legislation, which removes the burdensome restrictions placed on the ethanol […]

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MSU researchers discover switch in plants that regulates photosynthesis

MSU researchers discover switch in plants that regulates photosynthesis

April 15, 2015 |

In Michigan, a team of Michigan State University researchers has discovered a switch that regulates plant photosynthesis – the process that lets plants store solar energy and use it to grow and produce food. Photosynthesis stores energy in two forms that are used to power plants’ metabolism. The amount of energy flowing into each of […]

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California ethanol prices high three-month high on regional demand

California ethanol prices high three-month high on regional demand

April 8, 2015 |

In California, prompt railcar delivered ethanol has hit $1.76/gallon, the highest seen since January when it hit $1.80. Near-term tightness is supporting prices thanks to increased blending demand in Northern California, Arizona and some regions of the Pacific Northwest. Traders expect stocks to have fallen last week to their lowest since early January.

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Proposed Oregon bill seeks surety bond in exchange for growing giant cane

Proposed Oregon bill seeks surety bond in exchange for growing giant cane

April 8, 2015 |

In Oregon, a proposed bill in the state’s House would require farmers who wish to grow giant cane to supply the PG&E power plant in Boardman would have to post a $1 million surety bond with the Oregon Invasive Species Council to cover potential clean up should the invasive species get out of control. That […]

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REG says Geismar fire damage could take up to four months to get back online

REG says Geismar fire damage could take up to four months to get back online

April 7, 2015 |

In Iowa, Renewable Energy Group said while preliminary damage assessments following the April 2 fire at its Geismar, Louisiana biorefinery are still ongoing, the damage appears to be contained to a limited area of the production facility. The Company’s current expectation, subject to change, is that it should take 2-4 months to restore operations. The […]

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REG investigating Geismar plant fire, will remain closed

REG investigating Geismar plant fire, will remain closed

April 6, 2015 |

In Iowa, REG has released information about the fire that occurred on the night of April 2nd at its Geismar plant. The fire was extinguished after five hours at around 11 pm. The company has not discovered the cause of the fire, but stated that an assessment of damages and investigation is ongoing. The refinery […]

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Iowa RFA happy with Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act to extend E15 approval

Iowa RFA happy with Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act to extend E15 approval

March 30, 2015 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) applauded Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) for introducing S.889, the Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act, that would extend the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 1 psi Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) volatility waiver to E15, just as the Agency has done for E10, allowing E15 to […]

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Oil industry sues Oregon in US District Court for signing LCFS

Oil industry sues Oregon in US District Court for signing LCFS

March 24, 2015 |

In Oregon, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, the American Trucking Associations and the Consumer Energy Alliance all say the newly signed Low Carbon Fuel Standard is unconstitutional, claiming it discriminates against out-of-state fuels in exchange for promoting in-state biofuels. The three filed suit on Monday in U.S. District Court in Portland in hopes of […]

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Oregon’s governor signs clean fuel legislation

Oregon’s governor signs clean fuel legislation

March 19, 2015 |

In Oregon, the state’s new governor signed legislation ending the sunset period for cleaner fuels. On the signing of Clean Fuels legislation, Governor Kate Brown said, “I strongly support SB 324’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It is difficult to deny that we are seeing the effects of a warming planet. This year, 85 […]

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4 minutes with… Ian McGregor, CTO, Drystill Technologies

4 minutes with… Ian McGregor, CTO, Drystill Technologies

March 11, 2015 |

Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. Drystill has developed a new distillation technique needed by the BioTech industry. It can gently remove alcohols from live fermentation broths at room temperature, preserving bio-catalysts and enzymes. It accomplishes this separation using less than half the energy of ordinary distillation. Tell us […]

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