ZeaChem forms strategic partnership with Chrysler Group

ZeaChem Inc. announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chrysler Group LLC to accelerate the commercialization of its cellulosic ethanol process and to assist in establishing a strong consumer market for the fuel.
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Increased corn trade limit sparks volatility concerns for some

The Commodities Futures Trading Commission has approved a request from the CME Group to increase the daily trading limit on corn by 10 cents per bushel beginning Aug. 22.
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USDA, DOE fund further energy crop research

The USDA and U.S. DOE will jointly fund 10 research projects focused on improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of various energy crops for biofuel production.
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Final corn yield numbers will depend on August weather

The remaining weeks in August will have a big impact on actual yield numbers for the 2011 corn crop. Supply was tight in 2010 as well and lowered yields this year will mean the industry won't be able to begin rebuilding inventories.
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Hearing set for patent lawsuit in GreenShift corn oil case

A hearing has been set for Aug. 22 in a patent litigation case. GreenShift Corp. will face its defendants and counterclaimants in the consolidated case in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Indiana.
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Ethanol, petroleum industries explain concerns over proposed RFS

Members of the ethanol and petroleum industries voiced their concerns over the U.S. EPA's proposed renewable fuel standard volumes for 2012 during a public hearing.
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Butamax files second patent infringement case against Gevo

Two advanced biofuels companies working toward commercial-scale production of biobutanol or isobutanol will battle it out in the courts. Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC announced Aug. 9 it was filing a second patent infringement case against Gevo Inc.
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DOE updates Billion Ton Study

The U.S. DOE has released an update to its 2005 Billion Ton Study, adding pricing estimates and supply curves for various feedstocks, a county-by-county inventory of primary feedstocks, and in-depth sustainability modeling.
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Harkin, Herseth Sandlin to speak at ACE conference

Congressional ethanol supporters will give an insiders' view of ethanol's standing in Washington at the American Coalition for Ethanol's national conference being held Aug. 22-24 at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Des Moines, Iowa.
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Study finds beef, dairy farm profits rose since RFS expansion

Economic conditions have improved for beef and dairy farmers since the implementation of the expanded renewable fuel standard in 2007, according to a new study by Texas A&M University and Doane Advisory Services.
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