Heat-loving bacteria could lead to next-generation microbe

Key proteins have been identified in a family of heat-loving bacteria that help the microbes grab onto pieces of plant material in order to better degrade it.
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Blue Sugars claims first cellulosic RIN, extends Petrobras deal

Blue Sugars Corp., formerly KL Energy Corp., can lay claim to a first in the world of cellulosic ethanol technology developers. The company generated the first RINs for cellulosic ethanol in the U.S. in late 2011.
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EPA opts not to lower GHG emissions threshold

The U.S. EPA has decided not to expand its greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting requirements to include smaller sources of emissions in 2016 as was suggested in its 2010 Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Title V GHG Tailoring Rule.
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Asian researchers develop oil palm waste-to-ethanol process

Researchers in Southeast Asia have identified an approach to producing ethanol using an abundant waste feedstock that could potentially add a significant source of biofuel production from oil palm plantations.
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ACE prepares for 25th annual conference Aug. 8-10 in Omaha

The American Coalition for Ethanol will be celebrating its 25th annual conference Aug. 8-10 in Omaha, Neb. The theme of this year's historic gathering is "Proud History, Bright Future."
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IRFA survey checks impact of renewable fuels industry

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association recently conducted an online survey of shareholders in Iowa's ethanol and biodiesel plants. Nearly 500 renewable fuels supporters took part in the survey and provided some intriguing responses.
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Nebraska Corn Board offers blender pump grants

The Nebraska Corn Board recently allocated funds in its 2012-'13 fiscal year budget to further develop the renewable fuel infrastructure in Nebraska.
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Energy Outlook: E85, FFV market shares to lead growth

The latest look at long-term projections by the U.S. DOE's Energy Information Administration shows E85 use growing to a 37 percent share of domestic ethanol production by 2035.
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