Grain sorghum well received in California trial

Chromatin Inc. announced a successful grain sorghum trial for both a California ethanol producer and new sorghum grower. L and R Mussi Farms of Stockton, Calif., produced 40 acres of sorghum that was harvested and delivered to Pacific Ethanol.
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Rex American Resources expects improved margins in 2013

Rex American Resources Corp. recently released the financial results for its third fiscal quarter, the three months ended Oct. 31. While the the price of corn is currently having a negative impact on the company, its CEO predicts a better 2013.
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Colorado researchers win grant for bioenergy crop engineering

A Colorado State University team has received a $2 million grant from the U.S. DOE to produce a biological control system for bioenergy crops. The work will develop technology that allows rapid and precise improvement of bioenergy crops.
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University of Maine energy grass study scores grant

Researchers at the University of Maine at Fort Kent's Center for Rural Sustainable Development have been granted more than $62,000 to gauge farmer interest in growing energy grass on a large scale, and evaluate economic and market feasibility issues.
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Industry reacts to news EU could implement anti-dumping duties

The Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy are reacting to news that the European Commission on Dec. 6 issued a general disclosure document containing a proposed ruling on the anti-dumping investigation of U.S. ethanol exports to Europe.
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Accounting firm seeks buyer, investors for idled ethanol plant

Investors or a buyer are being sought for Amaizeingly Green LP, which produces ethanol, pet food ingredients, livestock feed and fertilizer. The company idled ethanol production in July but is continuing to produce fertilizer and some animal feed.
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UK Green Investment Bank opens for business

The U.K. Department for Business, Innovation & Skills recently declared the U.K. Green Investment Bank plc open for business. The entity is the world's first investment bank dedicated solely to green investments.
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Despite drought, USGC report indicates high quality corn crop

The overall quality of the 2012 U.S. corn crop is high and improves upon last year's very good marks across a range of test factors, according to the U.S. Grains Council's Corn Harvest Quality Report 2012/13. This is the second year for the report.
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EIA releases Annual Energy Outlook 2013 reference case

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has published Annual Energy Outlook 2013 Early Release Overview. The document, which provides up an update of the AEO reference case, predicts a lower rate of growth for biofuels than the AEO2012.
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RFA asks EPA to revise outdated GHG analyses of corn, sugarcane

The Renewable Fuels Association has sent a letter to the U.S. EPA concerning the obsolete lifecycle analyses of corn and sugarcane ethanol for the renewable fuel standard. The RFA wants EPA to update the analyses to reflect new science.
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EPA publishes final rule for grain sorghum fuel pathways

The U.S. EPA has announced that grain sorghum ethanol now qualifies as a renewable fuel under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) program. A final rule specifies pathways to generate renewable fuel and advanced biofuel renewable identification numbers.
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Fulcrum withdraws IPO, proceeds with plans to build ethanol plant

Fourteen months after filing a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock, Fulcrum BioEnergy withdrew it and is proceeding to close on $175 million in funding.
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Raizen to begin cellulosic ethanol production in 2014

Brazil's Raizen expects to begin commercial production of cellulosic ethanol in 2014, CEO Vasco Dias told shareholders at Cosan investor days, held in New York City and Sao Paolo in November. The company began operations in June 2011.
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AAA warning on E15 called inaccurate, irresponsible

Ethanol supporter-reaction to the AAA report warning consumers about E15 was swift, and included automotive expert Bobby Likis. "I'm both surprised and disappointed in the entire premise of the AAA E15 article in USA Today," the car-talk host said.
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World Energy Council ranks U.S. No. 12 in energy sustainability

The World Energy Council recently published its Energy Sustainability Index, which shows that most countries are still far from achieving fully sustainable energy systems. The U.S. ranked 27 in energy security, and 12 overall.
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LanzaTech moves towards commercial production in China

New Zealand-based LanzaTech recently announced that its waste gas-to-ethanol technology is ready to enter the commercialization phase in China. The company currently operates a 100,000 gallon per year demonstration facility at a Baosteel steel mill.
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April 8-10, 2013
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September 30-3, 2013
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