EIA: US ethanol still likely to lead world export market

The U.S. ethanol industry is on track to be a net exporter of ethanol in 2012, although at lower levels that last year's record. The EIA highlighted ethanol in its July 18 report, "This Week in Petroleum."
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Ethanol industry commends court for RFS ruling

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected a petition by the Chicken Council challenging the U.S. EPA rulemaking on the renewable fuel standard.
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Ceres releases Q3 results, provides project updates

California-based Ceres Inc. recently announced financial results for the third quarter 2012, which ended on May 31. As part of the release, the company also provided an update on its operations, including its business in Brazil.
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E15 sold for $1.15 at extremely successful grand opening

A week after it became the first retail gas station to offer E15 under the waiver granted by the U.S. EPA, a celebration was held at Zarco 66 "Oasis" station in Lawrence, Kan. From 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. consumers could fill up with E15 at a discount.
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Researchers: National LCFS would address RFS weaknesses

A national low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) could provide a new framework to incentivize alternative transportation fuels and lower the nation's carbon intensity, according to the National LCFS Project which released its findings July 18.
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Ethanol industry faces tough decisions due to worsening drought

As drought conditions continue to creep across much of the lower 48 states, the ethanol industry is preparing for the possibility of tight corn supplies for the second year in a row. A majority of the corn crop is now in fair or worse condition.
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USDA makes more counties eligible for disaster assistance

The USDA has designated 39 additional counties in eight states as primary natural disaster areas due to damage and losses caused by drought and excessive heat. During the 2012 crop year, the USDA has designated parts of 29 states as disaster areas.
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Market reacts to weather conditions, outcome yet unknown

Continued drought is impacting the futures prices for corn and ethanol, resulting in significant movement in the last three weeks. Emotions are high, said Rick Kment, Telvent DTN biofuels analyst, as the possibility of tight corn supply looms large.
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Danforth Center wins DOE funding to study drought, biomass crops

The U.S. DOE awarded a five-year, $12.1 million grant to researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and their collaborators to develop a new model plant system, Setaria viridis, to advance bioenergy grasses as a biofuel feedstock.
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Protabit receives NSF award for biofuels research

The National Science Foundation awarded a Small Business Innovative Research Phase I grant to Protabit LLC, a Pasadena, Calif.-based spin-out from the California Institute of Technology. The grant will be used to engineer cellulase enzymes.
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Researchers make hydrogen as cellulosic ethanol coproduct

Rather than focusing on a single microbe capable of converting cellulose to ethanol in a fermenter, researchers at Michigan State University are culturing two bacteria that grow synergistically.
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South Dakota to award grants for flex fuel pumps

Growth Energy applauds South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard and the Office of Economic Development for authorizing the Ethanol Infrastructure Incentive Program, providing $960,000 in funding during Fiscal Year 2013.
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Industry Events

Algae Biomass Summit

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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