Poet puts dedicated ethanol pipeline project on hold

Citing slim prospects for a federal loan guarantee, Poet LLC has decided to put a dedicated ethanol pipeline on hold in order to focus on other priorities.
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Fiberight step closer to $25 million loan guarantee from USDA

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Jan. 20 that USDA has approved a conditional commitment for a $25 million guaranteed loan to build a biorefinery plant with funding support from USDA's Biorefinery Assistance Program.
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USDA launches renewable energy data website

The USDA has launched a new energy website dedicated to providing information and statistics related to the agency's energy efficiency and renewable energy data.
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Verdezyne receives patent for xylose-eating yeast

California-based biotechnology developer Verdezyne has been granted a U.S. patent for an engineered yeast and class of enzymes it developed which can be used to ferment the abundant, but hard-to-process, xylose found in cellulosic feedstocks.
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Bill proposes fossil fuel-derived ethanol should qualify for RFS

Rep. Pete Olson, R-Texas, introduced legislation on Jan. 17 that would amend the Clean Air Act to allow ethanol produced from domestic fossil fuel sources other than petroleum to qualify as a conventional biofuel under the RFS beginning this year.
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MGP, KABB, Kan. universities forge biorefining R&D collaboration

The Kansas Alliance for Biorefining and Bioenergy has teamed up with Atchison, Kan.-based MGP Ingredients Inc. and four Kansas universities to develop innovative technologies and bioproducts using biobased raw materials.
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Florida pilot plant to produce ethanol, organic acids

A dedication ceremony was held recently for the Stan Mayfield Biorefinery Pilot Plant in Perry, Fla. -- a cooperative venture between the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Buckeye Technologies Inc.
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2011 US ethanol exports expected to total 1.11 billion gallons

By the end of 2011, the U.S. ethanol industry will have exported more than twice the amount of ethanol than was exported the year before. Government data released Jan. 13 shows 1.02 billion gallons of U.S. ethanol was exported through November.
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Industry Events

National Ethanol Conference

February 22-24, 2012
Gaylord Palms Resort
Orlando, Florida

International Biomass
Conference & Expo

April 16-19, 2012
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado

International Fuel Ethanol
Workshop & Expo

June 4-7, 2012
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

International Biorefining
Conference & Trade Show

November 27-29, 2012

Houston, Texas

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