Troubled ethanol plant looks to sell water for fracking

Idled ethanol plant Bionol Clearfield LLC is working to get approval to sell some of the water it would be using for ethanol production to sell to the natural gas extraction industry for "fracking."
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Inbicon selects preferred engineering firm

Cellulosic ethanol technology developer Inbicon A/S has certified the U.S. division of Helsinki, Finland-based engineering firm Poyry as meeting all of the quality, reliability and professional standards necessary for engineering Inbicon projects.
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USPTO rules on Butamax and Gevo dispute, companies respond

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued reexamination rulings on two isobutanol-related patents owned by Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC, and both companies involved, Butamax and Gevo Inc., responded on Nov. 28.
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Mobile application streamlines corn sales

A mobile application, developed the Dupont business Pioneer Hi-Bred and Farms Technology LLC, streamlines corn sales enabling growers to trade directly from their mobile devices.
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Corn Plus agrees to fines, probation for emissions violations

Winnebago, Minn.-based Corn Plus LLLP pleaded guilty on Nov. 23 to charges that it violated the Clean Air Act by delivering falsified emissions reports to the U.S. EPA earlier this year and on multiple occasions in 2010.
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EU moves forward with investigation into US trade practices

As requested by ePURE, the European Producers Union of Renewable Ethanol, the European Commission has launched an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation in response to dramatic increases in imports of U.S. ethanol.
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Norwegian wood ethanol makes its way to country's cars

Statoil Fuel & Retail, Scandinavia's top fuel retailer, and timber firm/cellulosic ethanol producer Borregaard have signed an agreement to introduce Norwegian timber-based ethanol to drivers in Norway for the first time ever.
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Novozymes expands R&D capability in Brazil

Novozymes launched additional R&D laboratories and customer solutions facilities in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil, increasing its Brazilian workforce by 10 percent as the company takes advantage of the country's expanding biofuels market.
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