Renewables groups form coalition to fight for Farm Bill program

Fifty renewable energy groups have formed the Ag Energy Coalition to urge Congress to retain Energy Title programs in the upcoming Farm Bill.
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GPRE reports on 10th consecutive profitable quarter

Corn oil production was just one of the bright spots in Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc.'s third quarter financial report. The company produced 32.7 million pounds of corn oil and generated operating income of $9.6 million.
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Ethanol companies put FFV in Autoweek American Adventure race

ICM and Ignite Racing Fuel are sponsoring a team in a six-day treasure hunt and race-track rally that begins Oct. 27 and includes race car driver Eric O'Sullivan and Steve Vander Griend, head of ICM research and development of ethanol engines.
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Ag Secretary Vilsack addresses Farm Bill priorities

Secretary Tom Vilsack outlined USDA priorities for the 2012 Farm Bill during a speech at the John Deere Des Moines Works. Vilsack noted the U.S. has gone from importing 60 percent of its oil to 52 percent due to biofuels expansion.
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Open Fuel Standard backed by big name supporters

NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace and former National Security Advisor Robert McFarlane recently joined forces with others to promote passage of the Open Fuel Standard Act at an Energy Security Roundtable held in Washington, D.C., Oct. 25.
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Bowyer puts American Ethanol in the NASCAR spotlight

For two weekends in a row, race car driver Clint Bowyer will have put his best foot forward for American Ethanol. On Oct. 23 the spokesperson for American Ethanol won his first race of the year.
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Brazilian sugarcane mills take steps required to export ethanol

The number of Brazilian sugarcane mills registered with the U.S. EPA, a required step before exporting ethanol to the U.S., has nearly doubled since February, UNICA said.
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Ill. bill seeks R&D tax credit for ethanol, biodiesel

Illinois lawmakers seek to re-enact the Illinois Research and Development tax credit and include ethanol and biodiesel as qualified R&D activities.
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Algenol breaks ground on pilot biorefinery in Florida

Algenol Biofuels Inc. broke ground on the construction of its pilot-scale integrated biorefinery on Oct. 24. This production facility will be the first large-scale deployment of Algenol's patented and trademarked Direct To Ethanol technology.
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Aventine event provides ethanol safety training to diverse group

Aventine Renewable Energy Inc. hosted two day-long anhydrous ammonia and ethanol safety training seminars Oct. 21 and 22 at its 160 MMgy corn-based ethanol facility in Pekin, Ill., as part of its ongoing effort to educate first responders.
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Purdue researcher studies poplar genetics, ethanol conversion

In separate studies, Purdue University is genetically altering poplar for cellulosic ethanol production while creating a model to project poplar production potential for the industry.
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ZeaChem teams with Pacific Ethanol to operate demo plant

Pacific Ethanol will provide operations, maintenance and accounting services for ZeaChem's 250,000 gallon per year demonstration-scale facility in Boardman, Ore., currently under construction.
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REX repurchases shares, to increase capital investments

REX American Resources Corp., an investor with interests in six ethanol plants, authorized repurchase of an additional 500,000 common shares, taking advantage of investor position and favorable market conditions.
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