Ethanol plant may end up on auction block to pay tax bill

The city of Hopewell, Va., is moving forward with plans to auction off Appomattox Bio Energy LLC in an effort to recoup more than $1.6 million in lost tax revenue. The 65 MMgy barley-to-ethanol plant was built by Osage Bio Energy LLC.
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Ethanol saves Americans $29.13 on average Thanksgiving trip

Ethanol is helping reduce the cost of the Thanksgiving holiday for the average American family. The average American family traveling by automobile this holiday will drive 558 miles save $29.13 on gasoline purchases because of ethanol.
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Nickel Institute publishes guide on stainless steel for biofuels

The Nickel Institute has published a guide, "Stainless Steels: Cost-Efficient materials for the Global Biofuels Industries," to help ethanol, biodiesel, biogas producers and others realize economic benefits of selecting the correct grade of material.
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New Holland sponsors ethanol video contest

New Holland is offering members of the National FFA Organization a chance to win $5,000 for their chapter through a video contest designed to promote ethanol. FFA members are invited to research, film and edit a 60 to 90 second video.
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ACS publishes podcast on white rot fungus, ethanol production

The latest episode in the American Chemical Society's award-winning Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions podcast series reports new evidence that the so-called white rot fungus shows promise in the production of cellulosic ethanol.
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Ethanol doubles corn's food production value

Saying ethanol has been demonized for too long, Orrie Swayze, a farmer from Wilmot, S.D., has sent a letter to the editor to a number media outlets offering a new perspective, which he summarizes as "Ethanol doubles corn's food production."
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Ethanol producers applaud RFS waiver decision, stay vigilant

The ethanol industry breathed a collective sigh of relief on Nov. 16, with the U.S. EPA's announcement that it was denying the renewable fuel standard (RFS) waiver request submitted in August.
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USDA announces payments to advanced ethanol producers

On Nov. 16 the USDA announced more than $15.7 million in payments to 189 companies under USDA Rural Development's Advanced Biofuel Payment Program, which provides payments to support the production and expansion of advanced biofuels.
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DDGS nutrient profiles showing greater variability

A distillers grains nutrient survey by the University of Minnesota Animal Science Department shows some change from a similar one done 10 years ago, although perhaps not as much as might be expected, given the growth of corn oil extraction.
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