Proposed CAFE standards could pose deadly threat to biofuels

The treatment of FFVs in proposed fuel economy standards for 2017 and beyond could result in diminished vehicle production, negatively affecting the ability to meet renewable fuel standard requirements, according to several groups
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Ohio ethanol plant going through foreclosure, restart possible

A long-idle ethanol plant in Coshocton, Ohio, may have a chance at new life again after bondholders initiated the foreclosure process. Once complete, the 60 MMgy ethanol plant could be sold to new owners.
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Valero idles second ethanol plant due to tight margins

Add another idle ethanol plant to the list of those cutting their losses as the current margin squeeze tightens. Bill Day, executive director of media relations, confirmed Valero idled a second plant.
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Global oil production grows at slightly higher pace than ethanol

The rate of growth in global oil consumption is declining as ethanol production increases. Worldwatch Institute and Global Renewable Fuels Alliance, in cooperation with F.O. Licht, recently released separate reports on the subjects.
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REAP funding announced for blender, flex-fuel pump projects

Out of 430 REAP awards announced by the USDA June 25, four were for blender pumps or flex fuel pumps. In all, projects in Florida, Georgia, Missouri and South Dakota received a total of $112,214 in funding out of more than $6.9 million distributed.
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Edeniq celebrates corn to cellulosic migration plant startup

About 150 industry members, government officials, company stakeholders and plant personnel gathered at Edeniq Inc.'s headquarters in Visalia, Calif., on June 26 to celebrate the official launch of its pilot-scale corn to cellulosic migration plant.
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Big River considers isobutanol production at its four facilities

Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC's early adopters group is now made up of 11 ethanol production plants with total capacity of nearly 900 MMgy. Big River Resources LLC, which owns four ethanol plants in three states, officially joined the EAG June 26.
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KL Energy extends joint development deal with Petrobras

KL Energy Corp. today announced it has successfully completed the first phase of the work program under the Joint Development Agreement with Petrobras America Inc. has extended the deal with an eye toward commercialization.
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September 24-27, 2012
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April 8-10, 2013
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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June 10-13, 2013
America's Center
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