The Andersons to purchase Amaizing Energy plant in Denison, Iowa

The Andersons Inc. has entered into an agreement to purchase the 55 MMgy Amaizing Energy Denison LLC plant in Denison, Iowa, along with an adjacent 2.7 million bushel grain terminal. The sale is expected to be complete in the second quarter.
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Open Fuel Standard act attached to Senate transportation bill

Sens. Maria Cantwell and Dick Lugar recently attached the Open Fuel Standard as an amendment to Senate bill 1813, a transportation bill, which, if passed, would reauthorize federal aid highway and highway safety construction programs.
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Ethanol industry responds to LCFS legal filing

A coalition of national ethanol groups, along with California and Midwest farming groups, filed a brief urging the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a court-ordered injunction on the California Air Resource Board's low-carbon fuel standard.
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Biomass harvesting guidelines for Southeast U.S. released

The Forest Guild has released its report, "Forest Biomass Retention and Harvesting Guidelines for the Southeast," identifying how expanding markets for forest bioenergy can enhance forests, while meeting the social and economic needs of society.
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ND ethanol-blended fuel sales nearly double in 2011

The sale of ethanol-blended fuel in North Dakota nearly doubled from 2010 to 2011. According to the North Dakota Tax Department, more than 1.3 million gallons were sold in 2011.
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'Mini-cellulose' discovery may maximize thermochemical processes

A team of chemical engineers at UMass Amherst coined the discovery the "mini-cellulose" molecule, and it reveals for the first time the chemical reactions that take place in wood or prairie grasses during high-temperature conversion into biofuels.
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EPA suggests maintaining GHG emissions thresholds

The U.S. EPA has issued its proposal for the third leg of its greenhouse gas Tailoring Rule, suggesting that emissions thresholds should remain at their current levels rather than expand to include smaller sources of GHG emissions.
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Petroleum group discounts ethanol's role in gas prices

The American Petroleum Institute's chief economist, John Felmy, blamed crude oil prices for high prices at the pump, and said refinery closures and increasing exports of U.S. gas and diesel are not major factors in the spike in prices.
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Industry Events

International Biomass
Conference & Expo

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

Rocky Mountain Forest Restoration & Bioenergy Summit

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

International Fuel Ethanol
Workshop & Expo

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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