World oil demand could peak in 2020, study says

A study conducted by Ricardo Strategic Consulting has found that global energy security policies and fuel efficiency technologies are likely to contribute to a peak in world oil demand at about 4 percent above current levels in 2020.
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IEA report predicts rising oil prices, addresses subsidy issues

The International Energy Agency's latest World Energy Outlook predicts a rise in global oil demand of nearly 15 percent over the next 24 years, up to 99 million barrels per day in 2035, due to economic growth and rising populations.
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Court reverses KAAPA's $4 million property damage award

On Nov. 3, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a $4 million award to KAAPA Ethanol LLC from Affiliated FM Insurance Co. for property damage to tanks used for ethanol production.
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USDA ERS report offers RIN price outlook for coming decade

The USDA Economic Research Service has released a 24-page report offering an overview of renewable identification numbers and outlining how the RIN market works in relation to the renewable fuel standard.
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Big Oil's lawsuit against RFS won't be heard by Supreme Court

A lawsuit challenging the renewable fuel standard won't be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. The National Petrochemical & Refiners Association and American Petroleum Institute filed the lawsuit against the RFS2 in the spring.
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Ineos, BlueFire begin marketing cellulosic technologies

Cellulosic producers Ineos Bio, BlueFire separately announce technology licensing programs to advance their technologies as their projects move forward.
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New micro-video shows benefit of alternative fuels

"Alternative fuel isn't just the future of energy -- it's the future of energy independence." That's the message of a new minute-long video released Nov. 9 by Pearson Fuels.
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Biofuels makes list of priorities at Farm Bill conference

All sectors of agriculture were represented in Fargo, N.D., Nov. 7-8 to the 2012 Farm Bill at a conference organized by Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., and Won Koo, director of the Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies.
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Ethanol industry reorients discussion about E15 and boating

Recent talk about a study of the damage E15 can cause to marine engines missed the point, according to RFA's Kristy Moore. The subject came up during a Nov. 2 House Energy and Environment Subcommittee hearing on motor fuel standards.
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Novozymes comes out on top in patent lawsuit against Danisco

Following a jury ruling that Danisco infringed on a Novozymes patent, Novozymes filed a motion Nov. 4, asking for a permanent injunction against Danisco. Dupont Danisco plans to appeal the ruling.
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Retired generals: Ethanol part of maintaining national security

Ethanol is a large part of maintaining our national security, according the Military Advisory Board, who urged policymakers to decrease the reliance on foreign oil through swift and aggressive measures in a recent report.
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