China drops DDGS anti-dumping case

Eighteen months after it was initiated, the anti-dumping investigation against U.S. dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) exports to China has been terminated.
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Ethanol plants temporarily idle during 'margin squeeze'

Two Nebraska ethanol plants and an Arizona plant have revealed plans to temporarily idle until market conditions improve.
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Senate passes Farm Bill with energy programs intact

The U.S. Senate passed its version of the 2012 Farm Bill in a 64-35 vote on June 21, opting to retain mandatory funding for energy title programs including the Biomass Crop Assistance Program and the Biorefinery Assistance Program.
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SD sees strong corn basis, distillers grains prices move up

SDSU economist: Distillers grains not following seasonal price pattern due to tight corn supplies, high corn prices and poor ethanol crush margins slowing production. In particular, the corn basis has been unusually strong this year.
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Gevo v. Butamax: Judge denies injunction request

A district judge has denied Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC's preliminary injunction request against competing butanol technology developer Gevo Inc. Butamax plans to appeal the decision.
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Novozymes partners for waste-to-ethanol project in China

Novozymes and China's Shengquan Group have agreed to work together on producing cellulosic ethanol from a waste product of Shengquan's current corncob-to-furfural production process.
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Reps. request continued Energy Title funding in House Farm Bill

The U.S. House Committee on Agriculture is not expected to begin marking up its version of the 2012 Farm Bill until July, but some members of the House have already begun expressing their support for retaining Energy Title funding.
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Alberta seeks projects for up to $10 million matching grant

The Climate Change and Emissions Management Corp. issued its call for proposals to qualify for a total of $40 million in matching funds, with a maximum of $10 million over three years for a single project.
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Official: Future of BCAP could impact future of energy crops

The nearly $10 million awarded by USDA's Farm Service Agency to energy crop projects on June 13 will be the only funding distributed through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program this year. It's unclear whether Congress will reauthorize the program.
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Cargill adds ethanol capacity to Netherlands wheat wet mill

Cargill celebrated the official opening in early June of its new starch-based ethanol plant in Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands. The facility has the capacity to produce 100 MMgy of wheat-based ethanol.
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