Ethanol industry gets boost from EPA decision to lift E15 restrictions

The U.S. ethanol industry is celebrating a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to lift a summertime ban on the use of E15, a fuel blended with 15 percent ethanol. The EPA’s action allows the sale of E15 fuel throughout the year.

“This is an important milestone for the ethanol industry that should significantly increase the amount of ethanol blended into gasoline. As a result, it will help us further reduce emissions and lower prices at the pump,” said Greg Thompson, PureField Ingredients CEO.

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PureField Ingredients Announces Leadership Team

PureField Ingredients, one of America’s most trusted providers of food ingredients, biofuels and animal nutrition, has announced its new leadership team. Greg Thompson has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and Gareth Jones will serve as Chief Financial Officer.

As CEO of White Energy, Thompson has hands-on experience managing PureField Ingredients’ two manufacturing facilities in Russell, Kansas. He worked closely with SVPGlobal at White Energy and was a logical choice to retain those leadership responsibilities after SVPGlobal completed its purchase of the Russell assets in April 2019.

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Introducing PureField Ingredients

Strategic Value Partners, LLC and its affiliates (“SVPGlobal”), a global investment firm with approximately $8 billion of assets under management, today announced that is has rebranded the food ingredient and ethanol business it purchased from White Energy in April 2019. The new company will be known as PureField Ingredients.

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SVPGlobal Completes Purchase of White Energy’s Food Ingredients and Biofuels Business in Russell, Kansas

Strategic Value Partners, LLC and its affiliates (“SVPGlobal”), a global investment firm with approximately $8 billion of assets under management, today announced that is has completed its purchase of White Energy’s food ingredient and ethanol business.

The transaction includes two integrated plants in Russell, Kansas: the largest vital wheat gluten manufacturing facility in North America, and one of the most cost-efficient ethanol production facilities in the United States.

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