EPA issues approval for retailers to begin selling E15

The U.S. EPA delivered its final stamp of approval for E15 on June 15 by approving the first misfueling mitigation plans (MMPs) for individual companies.
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BCAP award will support 4,000 energy crop acres in NC

A 20 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant proposed for North Carolina will utilize a feedstock- flexible technology that enables it to take advantage of seasonal crop patterns to reduce feedstock cost.
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Senators file multiple anti-energy Farm Bill amendments

Proposed amendments to the Farm Bill would eliminate loan guarantees, defund energy programs and prevent funds from being used for blender pumps.
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Diverse groups join to request cellulosic tax credit stability

Leaders advanced ethanol, scientific and environmental groups issued a letter to Congressional leaders on June 12, urging them to protect the RFS and extend the cellulosic biofuel tax credit and special depreciation allowance for cellulosic plants.
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California awards $23 million to alternative fuels projects

The California Energy Commission approved funding of $23,110,015 for projects that will advance the development of green fuels and the installation of fueling stations. Recipients include EdeniQ Inc and Aemetis Inc.
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Gevo responds to court request in patent dispute with Butamax

Isobutanol developer Gevo Inc. called the latest round in the patent battle with Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC a positive step.
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UN report: Renewable energy grew 16 percent in 2010

An annual report issued by the United Nation's interagency energy group found that renewable energy consumption and investment in renewables increased in 2010 compared to the previous year.
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Codexis, Shell agreement intact, renewal negotiations ongoing

Codexis said the termination of a three-way research agreement between Shell, Iogen Energy Corp. and Codexis Inc. won't affect its separate research deal with Shell.
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Agrivida launches field trials to test modified corn stover

Massachusetts-based Agrivida Inc. is conducting the first year of USDA-permitted field trials to grow corn that has been engineered to include enzymes in the corn stalk.
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Oil industry files second lawsuit over RFS mandates

The American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers and the Western States Petroleum Association filed a lawsuit June 11 challenging the U.S. EPA's 2011 cellulosic biofuel volume mandate as part of the renewable fuel standard.
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Industry Events

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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

International Fuel Ethanol
Workshop & Expo

June 10-13, 2013
America's Center
St. Louis, Missouri

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