NCGA announces winners of Ethanol Rocks Video Contest

The results of the National Corn Growers Association's Ethanol Rocks Video Contest are in. High school senior Jason Girouard from Brimfield, Mass. received first-place honors and an award of $1,500. Two second-place winners were also named.
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Sens. bring biofuels to post-Sandy N.J., address climate change

New Jersey Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez ask the U.S. EPA to temporarily ease biofuel delivery rules to expedite delivery to New Jersey in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Lautenberg also applauded Sen. Harry Reid's climate change stance.
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Aemetis partners with Edeniq to implement Cellunator technology

Edeniq Inc. has announced that Aemetis, Inc., an advanced fuels and renewable chemicals company, has entered into an agreement to install Edeniq technology at the Aemetis Advanced Fuels Keyes plant in California.
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Ethanol plant idles, plans to restart when conditions improve

The oldest ethanol plant in Indiana has temporarily idled. "Our goal is to restart the plant and recall our employees but at this point it's hard to say when that will occur," said Russ Abarr, president of New Energy Corp., a 102 MMgy plant.
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India gets cellulosic demonstration plant, new bioenergy plan

Praj Industries Ltd. is developing a 10 million liter (2.64 million gallon) cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant in India. Praj's announcement came the same day that the India government announced a new five-year plan for biofuel development.
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Vopak earns ISCC multisite certificate

Royal Vopak has obtained an International Sustainability and Carbon Certification for multiple sites. The certification is another step to further enhance Vopak's biofuels terminal network and to remain a reliable partner for biofuel customers.
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Coproducts partially offset ethanol margins for The Andersons

The Andersons Inc. has released financial results for the third quarter of 2012. For its ethanol group, The Andersons reported an operating loss, but noted in its filing that service income and income from coproducts, partially offset lower margins.
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Copersucar and Eco-Energy join ethanol operations

Eco-Energy Inc. and Copersucar S.A. have announced the internationalization of their ethanol operations with a joint investment in Eco-Energy to build and expand their integrated biofuel platform, becoming the largest ethanol trader in the world.
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Industry reacts to re-election of President Obama

Members of the ethanol industry are extending their congratulations to President Barack Obama, who will go on to a second term in the White House. The industry plans to continue working with the administration to support the renewable fuel standard.
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Hugoton project moves forward with Televent contract

Abengoa Bioenergy has selected Telvent GIT S.A. to design, manufacture and program a distributive control system for its 25 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant under construction in Hugoton, Kan., another sign that the project is steadily moving forward.
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Scientists propose new ILUC analysis method

A recent research paper proposes the use of a new method to calculate land use change, referred to as baseline time accounting. The paper was authored by Jesper Kloverpris of Novozymes and Steffen Mueller from the University of Illinois, Chicago.
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Company expands corn oil extraction, signs agreement with lenders

Pacific Ethanol Inc. recently announced it would add corn oil extraction technology to one of its ethanol plants and, separately, that it had secured a new $10 million revolving line of credit from its existing lenders.
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Stoel Rives publishes legal guide on biorefineries

Stoel Rives LLP has published a new legal guide for the advanced biofuels and biochemical industries. The guide, titled "The Law of Biorefineries and Advanced Biofuels," is designed for entrepreneurs, investors, lenders and developers.
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RFA to host safety seminar in Fort Worth, Texas

The Renewable Fuels Association will host a free Ethanol Safety Seminar in Fort Worth, Texas on Nov. 29 at the Fire Service Training Center on the northwest campus of Tarrant County College. There will be a day session and an evening session.
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Financing in place, Cobalt ready to deploy n-butanol in Brazil

With the announcement of new investment from Bunge Global Innovation LLC, Cobalt Technologies' n-butanol development is ready for deployment in Brazil. Bunge's commitment follows an earlier agreement with company in the Solvay group.
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Industry Events

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

November 27-29, 2012
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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

Algae Biomass Summit

September 30-3, 2013
Hilton Orlando
Orlando, Florida

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