Scientists make case for sustainable approach to bioenergy

An interdisciplinary team of 11 scientists from seven European countries and the U.S. recently published a paper reviewing the breadth of discussions regarding food versus fuel and indirect land-use change.
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DDGS discussed as 'major success story' during Export Exchange

For some, it's all too easy to lose sight of the significant contributions made by ethanol's corn coproducts used as feed ingredients, RFA's Geoff Cooper told attendees of the 2012 Export Exchange, held in Minneapolis Oct. 22 to 24.
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BP cancels plans for cellulosic ethanol plant in Florida

BP announced Oct. 25 it is cancelling plans to build a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Highlands County, Florida, and refocusing its U.S. biofuels strategy on research and development.
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Profiling Team Romney: US Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's short list of possible energy secretaries includes Tea Party-backed U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, the House energy committee chairman who gained infamy for his apology to BP's CEO Tony Hayward in 2010.
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Commissioning begins at Ontario cellulosic ethanol demo plant

Woodland Biofuels Inc. has begun commissioning its new demonstration cellulosic ethanol facility in Sarnia, Ontario.
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EU Approves Syngenta corn variety, good news for DDGS exports

The U.S. Grains Council on Oct. 23 said it was pleased about the official approval of the Syngenta corn variety MIR 162 Agrisure Vipterra in the European Union, opening the way for exports of DDGS.
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Poet announces details about key technology for Project Liberty

Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels has contracted for a key technology/process component in breaking down cellulose to produced advanced biofuel. The contract is with International Technology Group Andritz, through its U.S. subsidiary Andritz Inc.
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Export Exchange addresses drought, RFS waiver

The 2012 Export Exchange drew more than 200 international attendees from more than 30 countries. The event, put on by RFA and U.S. Grains Council, ran Oct. 22 to Oct. 24 in in Minneapolis.
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Georgia ethanol plant temporarily idled

Southwest Georgia Ethanol has temporarily idled production at its 100 MMgy ethanol facility located in Mitchell County, Georgia. This decision was precipitated by market conditions which resulted from the drought in the Midwest.
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First retailer in Nebraska to offer E15

Uncle Neal's Phillips 66 in Lexington, Neb., is the first retailer in the state to offer E15. A grand opening promotion will be announced soon.
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Iowa State researchers develop bio-oil gasifier for fuels, power

Researchers at Iowa State University are working on their latest biofuel machine -utilizing fast pyrolysis to create a bio-oil from cellulosic feedstocks that is then gasified into syn gas for steam generation or to be processed into transportation
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Profiling Team Romney: Continental Resources' Harold Hamm

Harold Hamm, a.k.a. "America's Oil Man," is chairman of Romney's energy policy advisory team and likely his first runner-up choice for energy secretary after American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard.
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Coalition urges lawmakers to 'stay the course' on RFS

A coalition of seven biofuel trade associations sent a letter to leaders in Congress cautioning against changes to RFS and requesting support for opposition to EPA waiver request.
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REAP grants include money for blender pumps

A total of $16 million in investment for 244 projects received funding from the USDA's Rural Energy for America Program, including several blender pumps and a few biomass-related projects.
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GRFA: Biofuels must be larger part of future energy mix

As world and energy industry leaders gather at the World Energy Forum to chart a roadmap for a sustainable energy mix, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance renewed its call for the adoption of policies that ensure biofuels are part of the future
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