VEETC continues to spark heated policy debates

The future of the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit and the ethanol import tariff continue to be major topics of debate as Congress works to reduce the federal budget.
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Highmark Renewables receives 'Integrated bioRefinery' patent

Highmark Renewables in western Canada has received its sixth patent—this one for its trademarked Integrated bioRefinery, integrating anaerobic digestion with ethanol, biodiesel or other options.
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Small engine groups petition EPA to mandate E10 availability

A coalition of small engine groups representing boaters, motorcyclists, snowmobilers and outdoor power equipment manufacturers, petitioned the U.S. EPA on March 23 seeking a mandate to ensure the continued availability of E10 at retail stations.
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Argonne National Lab, Nalco ink technology license agreement

The U.S. DOE's Argonne National Laboratory and industrial processing firm Nalco Co. struck a licensing agreement for a novel electrodeionization technology that can be integrated into biorefineries to convert biomass into fuels and chemicals.
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The importance of biomass supply chain dynamics

The idea of becoming an active participant in the biomass supply chain to provide feedstock for biorefineries and power plants may be difficult to grasp for many suppliers on the outside looking in. Experts will address this in St. Louis May 2-5.
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Logos, EdeniQ get DOE funds for corn-to-cellulosic ethanol pilot

Logos Technologies Inc. and EdeniQ Inc. announced U.S. DOE approval of a $20.5 million cost share under DOE's Integrated Biorefinery Program to construct a Corn-to-Cellulosic Migration pilot plant at EdeniQ's headquarters in Visalia, Calif.
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Zein technology to go commercial at Illinois ethanol plant

Illinois-based technology developer Prairie Gold Inc. and GTL Resources USA Inc. are collaborating to produce zein protein at a commercial-scale plant, to be constructed near Illinois River Energy's 110 MMgy plant at Rochelle, Ill.
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Coalition: USDA corn reports perpetuate damaging misconceptions

The Governors' Biofuels Coalition said it believes USDA monthly corn reports provide support for "sensationalized reporting" on the food vs. fuel argument in a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
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Industry Events

International Biomass
Conference & Expo

May 2-5, 2011
America's Center
St. Louis, Missouri

International Fuel Ethanol
Workshop & Expo

June 27-30, 2011
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

International Biorefining
Conference & Trade Show

September 14-16, 2011
Hilton Americas - Houston
Houston, Texas

Northeast Biomass
Conference & Trade Show

October 11-13, 2011
Westin Place Hotel
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Algae Biomass Summit

October 25-27, 2011
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Southeast Biomass
Conference & Trade Show

November 1-3, 2011
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

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