Future of farm bill energy provisions 'murky' as deadline nears

With such wide differences between the existing versions of the farm bill in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives it's unknown if Congress will be able to agree on a new farm bill before the old one expires Sept. 30.
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House begins Farm Bill mark-up, considers energy title amendment

The U.S. House Agricultural Committee has begun marking up its draft of the 2012 Farm Bill. The mark-up is expected to last up to three days, and includes 100 amendments, one of which could restore mandatory funding to energy title programs
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Gevo produces corn isobutanol, eyes 2G with Beta Renewables

Gevo Inc. has successfully produced measurable amounts of isobutanol at its first commercial-scale facility, a retrofitted corn ethanol plant in Luverne, Minn., and is jointly developing cellulosic isobutanol technology with Beta Renewables.
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Golden Grain pursues project to lower carbon intensity score

Thanks to some legislative maneuvering in Iowa, Golden Grain Energy LLC is on a pathway that could lead to getting a premium price for ethanol sold in the California marketplace.
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First station in the nation offers E15 in Kansas

The nation's first E15 gallons are being sold at the Zarco 66 "Oasis" station at 1500 E. 23rd St. in Lawrence, Kan.
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House hearing sends RFS through the policy wringer

A House Subcommittee on Energy and Power hearing held July 10 to discuss the challenges and opportunities of alternative fuels provided the latest platform for the ongoing and increasingly heated battle over the future of the RFS.
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Aemetis buys Keyes, Calif. plant, plans 2G biofuels testing

Aemetis Inc. has acquired Cilion Inc. and its 55 MMgy ethanol plant in Keyes, Calif., with plans to continue operating the corn ethanol plant as it enters the next stage in its cellulosic ethanol development project.
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KBR gets EPC contract for DuPont's commercial cellulosic plant

KBR will provide front-end engineering, detailed engineering and procurement services to DuPont's Industrial Biosciences Group for this first-of-a-kind plant to be constructed in Nevada, Iowa.
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Researchers: Sorghum holds promise as next-gen ethanol crop

First-generation ethanol producers who are looking for ways to provide advanced biofuels for the U.S. renewable fuel standard (RFS) may find an easy 'in' with sweet or biomass sorghum, according to a group of university researchers.
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Vilsack: Biofuels can continue to lower consumer gas prices

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack addresses biofuels' impact on gas prices and pledges continued USDA support for the industry.
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