Ineos first to close USDA loan guarantee for cellulosic ethanol

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, the USDA and Ineos Bio announced that Ineos New Planet BioEnergy LLC's $75 million federal loan guarantee application has been finalized. Construction of the 8 MMgy facility is about 20 percent complete.
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Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy shows Q3 loss, improved cash flow

Council Bluffs, Iowa-based Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy ended the third quarter June 30 reporting a net loss of $1.29 million, while reporting continued financial and production improvements.
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Vilsack: USDA will continue to push for blender pump expansion

The USDA's Aug. 17 announcement of 900 Rural Energy for America Program grants included just 21 awards for blender pumps. USDA officials promise, however, that more funding is on the way.
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Abengoa gets DOE $133.9 million conditional loan guarantee

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the offer of a conditional commitment for a $133.9 million loan guarantee to Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas LLC to support the development of a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant.
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Poet partners with ecological restoration firm on energy grass

Poet LLC is venturing into the realm of energy grasses with a newly launched collaborative effort to establish native grasses on degraded lands in areas surrounding its 100 MMgy ethanol plant at Chancellor, S.D.
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EIA energy outlook shows oil demand could outpace supplies

The EIA said it expects average refiner acquisition cost of crude oil to rise from $100 per barrel in 2011 to $107 per barrel in 2012, based on continuing decline of global inventories and global spare production.
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BioFuel Energy reports Q2 losses, focuses on yield improvements

Publicly traded BioFuel Energy Corp. reported losses in its second quarter financial report, while highlighting the company's improved yield performance and coproduct optimization efforts.
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Petrobras boosts ethanol investment to increase capacity

Petrobras' biofuels division will invest heavily in the expansion of its ethanol and biodiesel production capabilities in order to meet growing domestic demand. The firm has earmarked a total of $4.1 billion for biofuels over the next five years.
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LanzaTech, Harsco agree to develop ethanol-from-steel gas process

Harsco Corp., service provider to the global steel industry, signs with New Zealand-based LanzaTech to develop and deploy technology converting steel mill flue gases to fuel ethanol.
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