Court approves sale of ethanol plant, closing expected Monday

A plant in cold idle since December 2010 is one step closer to being under new ownership. A judge approved the sale of Levelland Hockley County Ethanol LLC at a May 10 court hearing.
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Iowa dedicates $1 million more for renewable fuels infrastructure

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Board is accepting applications for cost-share funding to assist with the installation of ethanol and biodiesel equipment at retail stations and wholesale distribution centers.
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Judge finds in favor of Danisco, reverses ruling for Novozymes

More than six months after Danisco and Genencor International were ordered to pay damages of $18.2 million for infringing on a Novozymes patent, a judge has reversed the jury's decision.
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Flint Hills Resources, others invest $32 million in EdeniQ

EdeniQ Inc. has raised more than $32 million in capital through equity investments and a debt facility to further support the company's research and development and commercialization activities related to cellulosic sugar production.
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USDA projects record new crop prospects, sharply lower corn price

USDA projects record feed grain supplies and a sharp drop in corn prices for the 2012-'13 corn crop in its May 10 World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates report.
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Report outlines biofuels' contribution to global economy

A new report reveals the biofuels industry contributed $277.3 billion to the global economy in 2010 and predicts the global biofuels industry will produce more than 51 billion gallons and support more than 2.2 million jobs by 2020.
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Minnesota extends E20 mandate to start in 2015

The 2012 Omnibus Agriculture Policy bill calls for all gasoline blends sold in Minnesota to contain at least 20 percent ethanol by volume or the maximum percent of ethanol by volume allowed by the U.S. EPA by Aug. 30, 2015.
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BioTork develops xylose-fermenting yeast for ethanol facilities

After nearly two years of collaborative research, biotechnology company BioTork LLC and NCERC have developed a yeast strain capable of fermenting the xylose found in ligno-cellulosic biomass in a commercial-scale environment
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Industry Events

International Fuel Ethanol
Workshop & Expo

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

Ethanol Industry 101

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

Algae Biomass Summit

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

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

November 27-29, 2012
Hilton Americas - Houston
Houston, Texas

International Biomass
Conference & Expo

April 8-10, 2013
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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