Novozymes explores seaweed-to-ethanol in India

Novozymes has entered into a one-year exploratory research agreement with India's Sea6 Energy to develop a process to convert seaweed to ethanol.
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Construction of five-acre algae farm begins at ethanol plant

BioProcess Algae and Green Plains Renewable Energy formally broke ground Feb. 1 on a five-acre algae production facility in southwest Iowa at the site of Green Plains' 65 MMgy ethanol plant near Shenandoah, and should be complete in the fall.
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CRFA says report wrong on connection between ethanol, livestock

Ethanol and grain producers in Canada reacted to a report by the George Morris Centre charging it misinterprets the connection between clean-burning, renewable ethanol and the livestock and meat markets.
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IATP paper probes deeper implications of ILUC debate

Looking for a middle ground where environmentalists and ethanol advocates could meet, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy released a paper by Julia Olmstead reflecting on the the debate over indirect land use change.
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Senate energy outlook hearing focuses on fossils first

Howard Gruenspecht, acting EIA administrator, testified in a Senate energy committee hearing that while domestic crude oil production is expected to grow by more than 20 percent in the next decade, biofuels production will also grow steadily.
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Re-opened Aventine plant will provide much-needed jobs

The long and frustrating wait for ethanol production at the 38 MMgy ethanol plant built in Canton, Ill., appears to finally be coming to an end. Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings Inc. announced Jan. 31 that it was resuming work to restart the plant.
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ADM Q2 profits down from last year's record showing

Archer Daniels Midland Co. reported financial results for its second quarter ending Dec. 31 that showed earnings sharply lower than last year's record results. The company reported net earnings for the quarter of $80 million.
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Think tank seeks expert input for energy subsidy wiki

The Institute for Policy Integrity, a non-partisan advocacy organization and policy cost-benefit analysis think tank sponsored by the New York University School of Law, is seeking expert contributors for a wiki regarding energy tax breaks.
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BP's energy outlook projects strong renewables growth

Biofuels and other renewables are expected to be the fastest growing sources of energy globally for the next two decades, according to BP's latest Energy Outlook 2030.
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NEDAK restructures capital, brings in $10 million in equity

A 44 MMgy ethanol plant in Atkinson, Neb., NEDAK Ethanol LLC, recently completed a capital restructuring deal, raised $10 million in equity and entered into an asset management agreement.
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Canadian ethanol plant will operate 'off grid'

A project to build an ethanol plant co-located with anaerobic digesters is in its final phase. Growing Power Hairy Hill L.P., a 40 MMly feed wheat ethanol plant under construction in Canada, will convert manure into power.
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Industry Events

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February 22-24, 2012
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April 16-19, 2012
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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

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