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NEWS UPDATE August 8, 2014

EPA Bracing for RFS Lawsuit

By DANIEL LOOKER, Agriculture.com  •    •  Posted August 8, 2014

An official with the Environmental Protection Agency told members of the American Coalition for Ethanol Tuesday that EPA is still working on the final 2014 blending levels that will be mandated under the Renewable Fuel Standard. “We’re working as hard as we can to get it out the door as soon as possible,” said Paul Machiele, center director for fuel programs in the assessment and standards division of the agency. [ read more … ]

Ripe for ethanol innovations: Midlands research is boosting value of corn distillation process

By Russell Hubbard / World-Herald staff writer  •    •  Posted August 8, 2014

Novozymes, publicly traded in Denmark, started full production in Blair in 2012 and now employs 114 people. The $200 million enzyme production center looks like a cross between a spotless candy kitchen and a brewery, but populated by white-coated professionals with doctorates in chemistry and biology. “What we have here is basically a small-scale bio-based economy right here in Blair, Nebraska,” said Peter Grier, the plant’s general manager. [ read more … ]

E15, E85 now available at Murphy USA locations in Iowa

Ethanol Producer Magazine  •    •  Posted August 8, 2014

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association has announced Murphy USA has just converted four stations to now offer E15, E85 and biodiesel in Iowa, providing Iowa motorists with more low-cost, cleaner-burning fueling options. The Murphy USA stations in Fort Dodge, Mason City, Clinton and Davenport joined the previously converted Indianola location in offering more renewable fuels blends. “It’s exciting to welcome four more Murphy USA fueling sites to the growing list of stations in Iowa providing more American-made fuel choices to motorists,” stated IRFA Managing Director Lucy Norton. “With five Murphy USA stations already converted, and another two stations on the way, motorists in seven large Iowa cities will have greater access to cleaner-burning, lower-cost ethanol and biodiesel blends.” [ read more … ]

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