Independent petroleum marketers group joins E85 coalition

The Petroleum Marketers Association of America, which represents 8,000 independent petroleum marketers nationwide, will help spread the message that E85 is a true alternative fuel and should receive a 50-cent per gallon tax credit.
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USDA cancels distillers grains survey

NASS's much-needed DDGS survey has been cancelled as a result of expected budget cuts. The first national survey was set to be conducted in January to determine the rate of use of various types of distillers grains.
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McCain pulls amendment targeting ethanol pump money

The ethanol industry is taking partial credit for the swift removal of a Senate amendment that would have prevented any agriculture-related appropriations funds from being used for ethanol infrastructure.
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Idle Ohio ethanol plant struggles to restart, repay loans

Efforts to restart Coshocton Ethanol remain unsuccessful. And now, the clock is ticking on the plant's obligations, such as its commitment to provide 41 jobs as well as loan repayments to the city and Coshocton Port Authority.
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Nipawin Biomass Ethanol advances research through SRC contract

Saskatchewan-based Nipawin Biomass Ethanol New Generation Co-operative Ltd. has contracted with the Saskatchewan Research Council to further develop its catalytic process.
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South African project reaching for ethanol, biodiesel co-location

One World Clean Energy has secured its first memorandum of understanding to construct and commission a $115 million Integrated Biorefinery in South Africa, where it would produce10 megawatts of electricity, 10 MMgy of ethanol and 10 MMgy biodiesel
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Site of proposed MSW plant near Chicago up for sale

The land that had been pegged as the site of a 42 MMgy municipal solid waste-to-ethanol plant near Chicago in Lake County, Ind., went on the market this week, the physical "For Sale" sign indicating this project may have reached its end.
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EU draft regulation would close E90 import loophole, ePURE says

The European Union's Customs Code Committee recently approved a draft regulation to classify E90, any blend of 70 percent ethanol or more and 30 percent gasoline or less, as denatured ethanol.
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US on pace to export record ethanol gallons, DG exports down

U.S. ethanol exports are at a whopping 640.7 million gallons for January through August. The number is especially impressive as the industry has already exported more than 243 million gallons more ethanol than it did in total during 2010.
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Algae from ethanol plant shows promise as poultry feed

An algae strain grown by BioProcess Algae LLC at Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc.'s 65 MMgy ethanol plant in Shenandoah, Iowa, is one step closer to entering the poultry feed market.
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WI congressman introduces bill to require more E15 testing

Citing "serious concerns" with the U.S. EPA's decision on E15, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., introduced legislation in the House requiring an independent scientific of E15 use in vehicle, marine and small engines.
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