Qteros changes leadership, continues technology development

Massachusetts-based cellulosic ethanol technology developer Qteros Inc. has laid off a number of employees, including CEO John McCarthy, but is still operating and continuing to focus on developing its technology platform.
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Fulcrum BioEnergy snags $70 million to build ethanol plant

The 10 MMgy municipal solid waste-to-ethanol facility now under construction near Reno, Nev., recently received a $70 million equity investment from Waste Management Inc.
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City sues failed Osage ethanol plant

The city of Hopewell, Va., has moved forward with a court case against Osage Bio Energy LLC after the company failed to meet a deadline to post a $5 million letter of credit. The 65 MMgy plant never reached full production and is for sale.
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EPA, DOE release 2012 fuel economy guide

Want to know what the best vehicles are for fuel economy, including flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs)? Consult the 2012 Fuel Economy Guide, released by the U.S. EPA and U.S. DOE on Nov. 16.
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Dupont changes cellulosic ethanol name, adds management

DuPont Industrial Biosciences announced changes to the name and management of its cellulosic ethanol operations on Nov. 15. Formerly known as DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol, operations will proceed as DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol.
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Sensenbrenner introduces second attempt to delay E15

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., has introduced a bill that would prohibit the EPA from granting a waiver for any fuel that would reduce fuel efficiency or damage engines, claiming E15 could do both.
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EIA issues 2012 cellulosic biofuel predictions

The U.S. DOE's Energy Information Administration predicts that only six cellulosic biofuel producers will make fuel available for sale in 2012, producing a total of just 6.9 million gallons of fuel over the course of the coming year.
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Big River Resources to purchase Western Wisconsin Energy

Big River Resources LLC entered into an exclusive agreement to purchase 100 percent ownership of the Western Wisconsin Energy LLC 55 MMgy ethanol plant located in Boyceville, Wis.
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AE Biofuels, now Aemetis, to add renewable rubber to ethanol line

AE Biofuels Inc. has a new name and, with it, a plan to expand the product line at existing ethanol plants. The company announced Nov. 15 that its shareholders have approved the company's name change to Aemetis Inc.
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GPRE expands blending capability with 96-car unit train terminal

BlendStar LLC, a wholly owned company of Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc., is adding a tenth biofuels terminal location -- its second terminal in Birmingham, Ala.
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