EIA issues latest monthly ethanol statistics

The U.S. Energy Information Administration published its latest Monthly Energy Review on Aug. 29. The review includes a monthly overview of ethanol statistics. The new report addresses ethanol production, stocks and exports through May 2012.
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ACE: RFS keeps gas prices down

The American Coalition for Ethanol is reminding consumers with Labor Day travel plans that the renewable fuel standard (RFS) helps stabilize gas prices, particularly during events like the recent severe weather in the Gulf of Mexico.
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As gas prices spike, ethanol offers stability and savings

With gas prices spiking toward $4 per gallon The oil companies are quick to blame Hurricane Isaac for causing the sudden inflation, but reports show that damage to refineries in the Gulf of Mexico suffered little, if any damage.
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Researchers tweak microbe to turn carbon dioxide into isobutanol

Scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology modified a microbe to turning carbon dioxide into isobutanol. In nature, the wild soil bacterium turnscarbon compounds into a polymer. MIT researchers have modified it to produce isobutnaol instead.
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EPA, DOT finalize fuel efficiency rule, address biofuel comments

The U.S. EPA and U.S. Department of Transportation finalized new fuel efficiency standards on Aug. 28. The new corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards will increase fuel economy to 54.5 mpg for cars and light-duty trucks by model year 2025.
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Advanced biofuels industry: Policy instability hurts

Calls for a waiver to the renewable fuels standard (RFS) are not helpful to the nascent advanced biofuels sector, said industry representatives who participated in an Aug. 28 press conference organized by the Biotechnology Industry Organization.
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RFS waiver battle wages on, official notice publication expected

Letters supporting the renewable fuel standard (RFS) and those asking for a waiver are continuing to fly fast and furious. Publication of the official notice of RFS waiver requests is expected Aug. 30. It was supposed to be published Aug. 26.
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TMO Renewables, Chinese officials sign MOU for biomass supply

TMO Renewables Ltd. took its first step towards the development of a series of second-generation biofuel plants in China. The company signed an agreement with the authorities of Heilongjiang, China to secure large volumes of biomass.
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Enzyme giant to market advanced biofuel yeast strain

A C5 yeast strain developed by Terranol for use in advanced biofuel production may soon be available worldwide thanks to Novozymes. The yeast is optimized to convert C5 sugars and works under standard ethanol fermentation temperatures.
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EU: No duties on U.S. ethanol now, but door still open

Although provisional countervailing duties still haven't been adopted, the European Commission has decided to proceed with registration of U.S. ethanol imports, according to information published Aug. 24 in the Official Journal of the European Union.
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Proposed Canadian plant gains approval, local community objects

The community of Oshawa, Ontario is taking action against the recent approval of a proposed ethanol plant. On Aug. 9, the Oshawa Port Authority announced its approval for FarmTech Energy Corp. to build and operate a 210 million liter ethanol plant.
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Waste Management, Renmatix announce joint development agreement

Waste Management Inc. and Renmatix announced they have entered into a joint development agreement (JDA) to explore the feasibility of converting post-consumer waste into affordable, sufficient-quality sugars for manufacturing biobased materials.
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Biofuels group to Obama: 'Stay the course on the RFS'

The newly formed Biofuels Producers Coordinating Council sent a letter to President Obama Aug. 27, cautioning against granting a waiver to the renewable fuel standard (RFS). The letter was signed by the leaders of eight biofuel trade groups.
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University of Georgia plant gene discovery benefits biofuels

University of Georgia researchers have identified a previously uncharacterized gene that plays a major role in cell wall development of Arabidopsis plants, a discovery that promises to help turn plants into biofuel more efficiently.
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Trade groups react to Romney's support of the RFS

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney recently announced his support for the renewable fuel standard (RFS). His energy policy noted he will "support increased market penetration and competition among energy sources by maintaining the RFS."
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