Outdoor power equipment maker kicks off ethanol awareness effort

Husqvarna has launched a new promotion focused on educating its customers about ethanol use in small engines. The Husqvarna Ethanol Challenge includes a brief educational video followed by an animated, online quiz.
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USDA offers to back ZeaChem's first commercial biorefinery

The USDA announced it has approved a $232.5 million conditional commitment to support the construction of ZeaChem Boardman Biorefinery LLC, a 25 MMgy integrated biorefinery to be built in Boardman, Ore., along the Columbia River.
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Fiberight expects loan guarantee approval in about six months

With the USDA announcing a conditional commitment for a $25 million guaranteed loan, Fiberight has taken a giant step forward. The company has been working to retrofit a former corn-ethanol plant in Blairstown, Iowa, to produce cellulosic ethanol.
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California bill seeks to eliminate future corn ethanol funding

The California State Assembly is expected to vote soon on a watered-down version of a bill initially proposed last year, targeting corn ethanol production for elimination from a state subsidy program.
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LanzaTech to use funding to further develop core technology

Although LanzaTech is not saying how much of the $55.8 million it raised in Series C funds will be used to restart the former Range Fuels plant in Soperton, Ga., the company has made it clear the facility is a key asset for its future plans.
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Obama skips biofuels in State of the Union, touts clean energy

President Barack Obama stressed the need for the nation to "double-down" on clean energy during his Jan. 24 State of the Union address, but neglected to include biofuels in his list of domestically available energy sources.
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ACE plans 'Biofuels Beltway March' for March 27-28

The American Coalition for Ethanol confirmed the dates for its fourth annual Biofuels Beltway March in Washington, D.C. ACE's fly-in will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, March 27-28.
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Judge denies California attempt to reimplement LCFS

On Jan. 23, Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill denied the California Air Resources Board's motion to stay the decision he issued on Dec. 29 that had halted the enforcement of the California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard regulation.
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Poet drops DOE loan guarantee, partners with DSM

Poet will decline the $105 million DOE loan guarantee and form a joint venture instead with The Netherlands-based Royal DSM to complete its 20 MMgy cellulosic ethanol facility in Emmetsburg, Iowa.
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Green Biologics announces merger with butylfuel

Green Biologics Ltd., a UK-based industrial biotechnology company announced the merger between GBL and butylfuel Inc., a U.S.-based renewable chemicals and biofuels company.
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Industry Events

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February 22-24, 2012
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International Biomass
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April 16-19, 2012
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International Fuel Ethanol
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June 4-7, 2012
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Algae Biomass Summit

September 24-27, 2012
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Denver, Colorado

International Biorefining
Conference & Trade Show

November 27-29, 2012

Houston, Texas

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