Sue Retka Schill

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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

January 06, 2015

E2: Advanced biofuel production likely to double in 3 years

Advanced biofuel capacity topped 800 million gallons in 2014, up from the previous year and almost double the capacity in 2011, according to the E2 Advance Biofuel Market Report 2014 released by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). READ MORE

December 26, 2014

Dakota Spirit AgEnergy on track for Q2 startup

All buildings and major equipment are in place at the 65 MMgy Dakota Spirit AgEnergy under construction in Spiritwood, North Dakota. Staff to move into offices in mid-January and begin preparing for startup. READ MORE

December 17, 2014

Iogen announces startup of Brazilian cellulosic ethanol plant

Ottawa-based Iogen Corp. announced its first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant is producing ethanol in Brazil. The first 200,000 liters (53,000 gallons) has been distributed by Brazilian ethanol producer Raizen to its network of gas stations. READ MORE

November 21, 2014

U.S. EPA delays 2014 RVO determination until next year

On Nov. 21, the U.S. EPA announced it would not be finalizing the 2014 renewable volume obligation requirements (RVO) by the end of the year. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

UN report outlines growing biofuels role in developing economies

Biofuels now account for 1 percent of global energy use, a new report from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development finds. The document provides a sweeping global overview of the development of liquid biofuels. READ MORE