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Farm, ethanol groups urge Trump to restore integrity to RFS

In a letter to President Trump on Sept. 12, the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union, National Sorghum Producers, American Coalition for Ethanol, Growth Energy, and Renewable Fuels Association urged the administration to act immediately to restore the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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WELTEC Group takes over 2.2-MW biogas plant in North Germany

As of Aug. 1, Nordmethan GmbH, a company of the WELTEC BIOPOWER Group, has taken over an insolvent biogas plant in Südergellersen, Lower Saxony. The German specialist for the development and operation of biomethane and biogas plants will fully modernize the technical and operational overall concept of the 2.2-Megawatt plant.
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New Florida lignin plant brings jobs, sustainability

A partnership between LignoTech Borregaard and Rayonier Advanced Materials has brought a sustainable animal feed binder and more to Amelia Island, Florida.
As sustainability becomes important to both agribusiness companies and consumers, a partnership between LignoTech Borregaard and Rayonier Advanced materials has brought a new, sustainable lignin plant to Amelia Island, Florida.
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Senators, including Ted Cruz, praising Bill Northey

After lengthy delay fueled by ethanol debate, Iowa secretary of agriculture is confirmed to USDA leadership post
U.S. senators, including Ted Cruz, are saying good things about the confirmation of Bill Northey as the under secretary of agriculture for farm production and conservation.
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Ag, commodity groups send Trump letter supporting RFS

Six industry leaders ask president not to weaken the Renewable Fuel Standard
Six leaders from farm and commodity organizations have signed a letter addressed to President Donald Trump regarding their support for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
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MHP gets EUR25 million loan for biogas facility

Company intends to build facility in the Vinnytsa region
Plans being made by Myronivsky Hliboproduct (MPH) for the construction of a new biogas plant in Ukraine’s Vinnytsa region have taken a huge step forward as the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has agreed to extend a loan to the company in the amount of EUR 25 million (US$29.5 million).
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EPA releases '18 ethanol volumes at max levels; chicken producers cry foul

Agency keeps pumping corn ethanol into a saturated fuel market
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Nov. 30 that it is mandating the statutory maximum 15 billion gallons of ethanol be added to the domestic fuel supply in 2018, the second consecutive year EPA has mandated the maximum amount of ethanol allowed under the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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Weltec Biopower extends AD plant in France

Breton biogas plant to be stepped up to 500 kW
Together with its French partner WELTEC Agripower, German biogas plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER is currently working on an extension AD project in Iffendic, Brittany. The biogas plant in Iffendic had already been built back in 2014, and now its capacity is being doubled. The biogas plant now generates 500 kW a day, enough to supply almost 1,000 households.
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