Quad County receives $4.25 million for cellulosic ethanol add on

Galva, Iowa-based Quad County Corn Cooperative is closer to installing a patent-pending system that will turn corn fiber into cellulosic ethanol. On July 25, the USDA and U.S. DOE announced it would invest $4.25 million in the project.
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Coskata shelves cellulosic ethanol, IPO plans

Coskata Inc. is shelving its plans to convert biomass into ethanol and complete an initial public offering (IPO) at this time. The company has shifted its focus to natural gas feedstock, and may proceed with IPO plans in the future.
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Free ethanol safety seminars to be held in Iowa

The Renewable Fuels Association, CN Railway and the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association will co-host two Ethanol Safety Seminars. One will be held in Sioux City, Iowa on July 30, and the second will be held in Fort Dodge, Iowa on August 1.
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USPTO grants request from Butamax to reexamine Gevo patent

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC request for reexamination of Gevo Inc.'s Gift Technology, U.S. patent 8,101,808. The litigation between the two companies is expected to last for years.
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iDiverse discovers yeast gene that increases fuel ethanol product

iDiverse has discovered a yeast gene that when inserted into yeast and properly modulated can increase ethanol production yield by up to 34 percent. It functions by protecting the yeast against lethal stresses encountered during fermentation.
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BP to showcase biofuel, offer biomass carbon offsets at Olympics

BP is providing advanced fuels to help fuel the Olympic fleet of vehicles, including cellulosic ethanol, biomass-based diesel and biobutanol. BP also offers attendees the opportunity to offset carbon emission through biomass power and biogas projects
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API challenges 2011 RFS cellulosic volumes again

The American Petroleum Institute filed yet another lawsuit challenging the 2011 cellulosic requirement of the Renewable Fuel Standard. According to the API, the lawsuit was filed with the D.C. Circuit Court on July 24.
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USDA designates additional counties as natural disaster areas

The USDA has designated 76 additional counties as primary natural disaster areas due to damage and losses caused by drought and excessive heat. A total of 1,234 counties have been designated as disaster areas due to drought in the 2012 crop year.
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Brazilian ethanol producer aims for co-location with algae unit

By fall, Vienna, Austria-based See Algae Technology GmbH expects to begin construction on a one hectare dual-use algae production plant co-located with a sugarcane ethanol plant in Recife, Brazil. The plant could be operational in 2013.
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Sunliquid cellulose ethanol process reaches demo scale in Germany

The Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant is now operating its demonstration-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Straubing, Germany. The plant, which features fully-integrated, enzymatic hydrolysis, has an annual capacity of up to 1,000 tons.
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GPRE expects to return to profitability by Q4 2012

Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. posted a $7.6 million loss during the second quarter of 2012. Information presented during a call to discuss the quarterly financial results reveals that GPRE expects to be profitable by the end of the year.
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Growth Energy, pump equipment manufactures to increase E15 access

following the U.S. EPA approval of E15 for commercial sale, several fuel dispensing equipment manufacturers have introduced new products for retailers to modify existing fuel dispensers to accommodate higher ethanol blends.
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Plymouth Energy operates Edeniq equipment, boosts yields

Edeniq Inc., a biomaterials and sustainable fuels innovator, has announced that its proprietary Cellunator milling equipment has been running commercially at Plymouth Energy LLC's corn ethanol facility since the first quarter of the year.
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Economists: Rising ethanol prices allow even higher corn prices

With ethanol prices rising to follow the drought-driven rise in corn prices, there is still room for ethanol producers to bid those prices higher, according to a recent analysis by ag economists at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
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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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