Industry pleased with RFS waiver request denial

The wait is over. The U.S. EPA announced Nov. 16 that it would not waive the renewable fuel standard (RFS), as had been officially requested in mid-August. The EPA had been considering the request for more than 90 days following its submission.
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EPA denies waiver request, no evidence of 'severe economic harm'

The U.S. EPA today announced that the agency has not found evidence to support a finding of severe "economic harm" that would warrant granting a waiver of the RFS. The decision is based on analyses of the USDA and DOE.
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Direvo introduces BlueCon platform for biofuels, biochemicals

Direvo Industrial Biotechnology GmbH is commercializing its BluCon platform for complete, one-step conversion of non-food feedstocks to carbohydrates used in the production of fuels and chemicals. The platform is feedstock and product flexible.
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Slow rollout of E15 in California means higher prices at pump

Approval of E15 in California is moving slowly and, ultimately, the losers are consumers, who will pay more for gasoline, said Andy Foster, spokesperson for Aemetis Inc., a biofuel producer that's a member of the California Advanced Energy Coalition.
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Edeniq announces cellulosic demonstration plant in Brazil

Edeniq Inc. has announced that it has begun engineering and construction of a bagasse-to-sugars demonstration-scale plant together with its partner, Usina Vale, a Brazilian sugar and ethanol producer.
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ACORE webinar features biofuel policy update

The American Council on Renewable Energy hosted a webinar on Nov. 14 focused on biofuel policy. The seminar, titled "Beyond the Talking Points: The Truth About Biofuels," addressed many issues, including tax credits and the renewable fuel standard.
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Cosan issues quarterly financials

Cosan Ltd. and Cosan S.A. recently announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2013, which ended Sept. 30. The company produced approximately 924,000 cubic meters of ethanol during the quarter.
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Grassroots campaign calls for more emphasis on advanced ethanol

A new white paper published by Ethanol Across America, a grassroots educational campaign of the Clean Fuels Foundation, calls for a stronger emphasis on advanced ethanol from alternative sugar and starch feedstocks under the renewable fuel standard.
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Industry calls for more support for biofuels following IEA report

The biofuels industry responded to the latest report from the International Energy Agency by pointing to the role renewable fuels can play in the world energy outlook, and calling for policies that encourage the development of renewable alternatives.
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Ag Energy Coalition joins groups calling for Farm Bill passage

The Agriculture Energy Coalition has joined 235 farming, livestock, rural development, nutrition, conservation and renewable energy organizations in sending a letter to Congress, asking for the passage of a new, five-year Farm Bill.
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Verenium reports operational, financial progress

Verenium Corp.'s quarterly financial results show progress being made on both operational and financial fronts, despite the difficult economics that have impacted the ethanol industry. The company also reports demand in Europe is already increasing.
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New Energy files for bankruptcy, seeks buyer

An plant in South Bend, Ind., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Nov. 9. New Energy Corp. received a letter from the U.S. DOE, asserting a "termination event" of a DOE loan and requested the company cooperate with Chapter 11 proceedings.
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IEA Energy Outlook: Global energy map is changing

The International Energy Agency has released a report that shows the global energy map is changing significantly. By 2020, IEA's, "World Energy Outlook 2012," indicates, that the U.S. will become the largest oil producer in the world.
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ACE announce dates for Biofuels Beltway March fly-in

The American Coalition for Ethanol, a grassroots advocacy association for the U.S. ethanol industry has confirmed the dates for its fifth annual "Biofuels Beltway March" in Washington, D.C.
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Industry Events

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

Algae Biomass Summit

September 30-3, 2013
Hilton Orlando
Orlando, Florida

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