Sue Retka Schill

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November 17, 2015

SD, VA projects receive USDA value-added grant funding

Five bioenergy projects in two states were among the 258 businesses nationwide receiving a total of nearly $34 million from the USDA Rural Development Value-Added Producer Grant program. The grants were announced last week. READ MORE

October 21, 2015

Advanced D5 RINs continue to climb, D3, D6 RINs down slightly

U.S. EPA data on RINs generation through September shows D3 cellulosic biofuels RINs generation tapered off slightly for the month of September, after a steady climb seen each month throughout the year. READ MORE

October 14, 2015

EIA report summarizes Brazil’s energy sectors

The Energy Information Agency recent released a report on Brazil’s energy sector, noting that the South American country is the 8th largest total energy consumer and 9th largest liquid fuels producer in the world. READ MORE

October 12, 2015

D3, D5 RINs climb in August, D4 RINs down slightly

U.S. EPA data on RINs generation through August reveals cellulosic D3 biofuels continue to climb, advanced biofuel D5 RINs generation is up sharply and the mainstay, D6 renewable fuels (primarily ethanol) continues on pace. READ MORE

September 03, 2015

EPA: 12.97M cellulosic D3 RINs generated in July, 1.28B D6 RINs

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for July, reporting that more than 1.59 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 13 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

June 18, 2015

Illinois economists examine long-term trajectory of proposed RVO

University of Illinois economists Scott Irwin, Darrell Good continue analysis of the implications of the EPA's proposed RVO, this time through 2022. READ MORE

June 02, 2015

FEW panel optimistic on ethanol outlook, despite EPA rule

If the ethanol industry unites behind a common goal, "we will be undefeatable," Big River Resources CEO Ray Defenbaugh told the opening session at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop underway in Minneapolis. READ MORE

May 01, 2015

New RSB standard proposed to certify low-risk ILUC biomass

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials released a draft standard, titled "Low iLUC Risk Biomass Criteria and Compliance Indicators," that could make it possible to certify biomass as low risk for indirect land use change (ILUC). READ MORE

April 02, 2015

Riding it Out

Growth Energy's 6th Annual Leadership Conference made evident that progress over the last year has trumped challenges. READ MORE

March 04, 2015

Beta Renewables CEO Guido Ghisolfi dead at age 58

Guido Ghisolfi, 58, leader of Mossi & Ghisolfi Group died March 3. "He was suffering from severe depression and yesterday this resulted in his untimely passing close to his home in Tortona, Northern Italy," said a statement from the company. READ MORE