BioFuels Journal News and Information for Ethanol and BioDiesel Industries American Soybean Association Supports National Biodiesel Board's Anti-Dumping Petition Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:10:52 EDT Washington - March 24, 2017 - The American Soybean Association (ASA) has signaled its support for an anti-dumping and countervailing duty petition filed yesterday by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB). The petition alleges that Argentine and Indonesian companies are flooding the U.S. market with dumped biodiesel—biodiesel sold at less than the cost of production—and subsidized biodiesel in violation of America’s trade laws. Soybean oil remains the primary biodiesel feedstock in the U.S., and the biodiesel industry provides a significant market for surplus soybean oil that is a co-product of protein meal production. ASA President Ron Moore, a soybean farmer from Growth Energy Commends QuikTrip For Joining Prime The Pump Movement and Expanding E15 Availability Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:33:23 EDT Washington, DC - Today, QuikTrip, the Oklahoma based chain of convenience stores, has joined major retailers selling E15—a biofuel that contains 15 percent ethanol—by announcing it will sell the fuel at 44 of its locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area in Texas. QuikTrip joins, Family Express, Kum and Go, MAPCO, Minnoco, Murphy USA, Protec Fuels, RaceTrac, Sheetz, and Thorntons in offering their customers expanded fuel choices at the pump. Approved for use in all vehicles 2001 and newer, E15 is a high-octane fuel that burns cleaner and cooler than traditional gasoline, giving consumers improved vehicle performance and savings ICM Inc. Introduces New Advanced Design of ICM's Selective Milling Technology Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:27:49 EDT Colwich, KS - March 15, 2017 - With a significant decrease in the electrical load requirement, same production yields and new opportunities for improved operations, ICM is proud to announce a new advanced design of ICM’s Selective Milling Technology™ (SMT™). This proven technology allows plants to produce increases of up to 3% ethanol yield and up to 15% distiller’s oil recovery, and ultimately, increased revenues. Now with this technological advancement, ICM’s new design provides up to a 50% reduction in SMT™ system connected horsepower, while providing an opportunity to dramatically change the grind profile and to reduce suspended solids throughout the American Coalition For Ethanol's 2017 Fly-In Event Promotes RVP Relief and RFS Support Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:20:49 EDT Sioux Falls, SD - March 27, 2017 - The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and over 70 of its grassroots members lobbied Members of Congress last week in Washington, D.C., during the organization’s ninth annual fly-in. The two-day event brought together retailers, ethanol producers, investors, corn growers, service and product providers, and more to participate in over 120 meetings on Capitol Hill. This year’s fly-in was focused on encouraging co-sponsorship of bipartisan legislation recently introduced in the House and Senate (S. 517, H.R. 1311) to extend Reid vapor pressure (RVP) relief to E15 to allow its use year-round, as well National Biodiesel Board Files Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty Petition Against Argentine and Indonesian Companies Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:37:20 EDT Jefferson City, MO - On, March 23, 2017, the National Biodiesel Board filed an antidumping and countervailing duty petition, making the case that Argentine and Indonesian companies are violating trade laws by flooding the U.S. market with dumped and subsidized biodiesel. The petition was filed with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission on behalf of the National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition, which is made up of the National Biodiesel Board and U.S. biodiesel producers. “The National Biodiesel Board and U.S. biodiesel industry is committed to fair trade, and we support the right of producers Renewable Fuels Association Trains 200th Ethanol Industry Employee on FSMA Preventive Controls For Animal Food Requirements Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:26:20 EDT Washington - This month the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) hit a major milestone with its Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) training program on Preventive Controls for Animal Food. During the latest course, offered in early March in St. Louis, the RFA trained its 200th employee from the ethanol industry. The RFA-facilitated FSMA training courses are based on the standardized curriculum developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) in collaboration with the FDA. The courses have been led by RFA Director of Regulatory Affairs, Kelly Davis, and Matt Frederking of Ralco Nutrition. Participants who have successfully completed the courses Growth Energy Releases Statement Regarding Confirmation Hearing For Secretary of Agriculture Nominee, Sonny Perdue Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:07:34 EDT Washington, DC - Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor released the following statement regarding the Senate Agriculture Committee’s confirmation hearing for President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Agriculture, former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue. “The role played by the Secretary of Agriculture is of critical importance to the biofuels industry and rural America. "We look forward to hearing Governor Perdue’s perspective on how to move American agriculture forward. “President Trump’s vocal support of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and ethanol gives us confidence that his cabinet nominees understand his commitment, and we are eager to hear more from Governor Perdue about the Advanced Biofuels Association Opposes National Biodiesel Board Petition Against Biodiesel From Argentina and Indonesia Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:05:23 EDT The Advanced Biofuels Association has issued the following statement attributable to Michael McAdams, ABFA President. Today, the National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition and its individual members filed petitions requesting the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on dumped and subsidized imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia. These allegations are simply not true. The members of the Advanced Biofuels Association vehemently oppose this action and expect these petitions’ rejections, similar to the EU’s recent rejections of NBB’s efforts conducted in Europe. With the future of advanced biofuels at stake, this is no time to be penny-wise and pound-foolish with Diamond Green Diesel Facility in Norco, LA to Expand Renewable Diesel Production Capacity to 18,000 Barrels Per Day Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:54:35 EDT Des Plains, IL - March 17, 2017 - Honeywell (NYSE: HON) UOP today announced that the Diamond Green Diesel facility in Norco, La., will expand its annual production capacity of renewable diesel from 10,000 barrels per day to 18,000 bpd, using Honeywell UOP's Ecofining™ process technology. Diamond Green Diesel, which is owned by Valero Energy Corp. and Darling Ingredients Inc., is the largest commercial advanced biofuel facility in the United States. The company plans to complete the expansion in the second quarter of 2018. "The expansion of the Diamond Green Diesel facility is a testament to the viability and growth potential of American Coalition For Ethanol to Hold 9th Annual Fly-In ... March 22-23 ... Washington, DC Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:13:39 EDT Washington, D.C. - March 22, 2017 - The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and over 70 of its grassroots members are in Washington, D.C. as part of the organization’s 9th annual fly-in today and tomorrow. “This unique event brings together a group of advocates from all walks of life, putting a human face on the ethanol industry to communicate our policy priorities to Members of Congress and Executive Branch decision makers,” said Brian Jennings, ACE Executive Vice President. “What sets ACE and this event apart is the emphasis we place on using our most persuasive and effective spokespeople for our industry;