Report outlines export, domestic ethanol market opportunities

The opportunity for U.S. ethanol producers to continue exporting significant quantities of corn ethanol to Brazil in 2012 will rely significantly on the outcome of Brazil's latest sugarcane harvest, according to a recent Rabobank report.
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No changes to corn supply/demand in March crop report

No changes to the U.S. corn balance sheet from the previous month were made to the USDA's monthly World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates report released Friday morning.
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Obama unveils plan to expand alternative fuels infrastructure

President Obama unveiled new initiatives aimed at increasing the affordability of alternative fuel vehicles and the number of alternative fueling stations during remarks delivered March 7 at the Daimler Trucks manufacturing plant in Mt. Holly, N.C.
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Industry supports extension of cellulosic, advanced tax credits

The Renewable Fuels Association, Advanced Ethanol Council and Growth Energy March 8 expressed support for an amendment to the Senate transportation bill offered by Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.
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Testing proves scalability of Cobalt's pretreatment process

Next-generation n-butanol developer Cobalt Technologies announced the achievement of major progress toward commercial scale by successfully demonstrating its biomass pretreatment process.
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Energae signs purchase agreement for Alchem, investors sought

A corn ethanol plant that has been idle since October 2007 and was sold at auction in the fall of 2010 is now being reinvented as a 10 MMgy sugar beet-to-ethanol production facility.
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Engineering study looks at ethanol plus bolt-on green diesel

Al-Corn Clean Fuel, a 50 MMgy plant in Claremont, Minn., is working with a St. Paul company investigating secondary production of green diesel at a new or existing ethanol plant.
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USPTO approves Butamax patent for engineered enzymes

Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC has been granted a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for engineered ketol-acid reductoisomerase (KARI) enzymes that will be used to optimize the company's biobutanol production process.
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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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