BlueFire executive stresses Fulton project is not dead

The last and biggest hurdle to building the BlueFire Renewables cellulosic ethanol plant in Fulton, Miss., is obtaining the necessary debt financing. The company is still actively working to complete the 19 MMgy project.
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Pending Minnesota bill gears up for E15, biobutanol

Legislation is working its way through the Minnesota state House of Representatives and Senate that would open the door for E15, biobutanol and other biofuels. The underlining objective is to displace 30 percent petroleum by 2025.
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Dong Energy to expand biomass power generation, Inbicon plant

Denmark-based Dong Energy has released its 2012 financial results, along with a business strategy through 2020. The company has also announced the expansion of the Inbicon cellulosic ethanol plant.
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Drought expected to ease in most of Western Corn Belt

Recent heavy snowfalls were most welcome across the Corn Belt. And, while the eastern Corn Belt states of Ohio, Indiana and southern Illinois are now officially out of the drought, much of the western Corn Belt is still in various levels of drought.
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Brazil to increase ethanol blend level to 25 percent

The government of Brazil has published an official notice to increase the mandatory blend level of anhydrous ethanol from to 25 percent, effective May 1. The current blend level is set at 20 percent.
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Beta Renewables CEO declares cellulosic ethanol now ready

Interest in the Beta Renewables SpA commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant undergoing commissioning in Crescentino, Italy, has been high, attracting nearly 10 tour groups per week.
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WASDE: Offsetting adjustments leave corn ending stocks unchanged

Corn imports are up and exports down, supporting higher expected feed and residual disappearance, according to the March 8 World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate report.
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Buis addresses Growth Energy members, highlights 2013 priorities

Addressing the fourth Annual Growth Energy Executive Leadership Conference, Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, discussed the significant progress the industry has made despite constant attacks and the strategic goals for the upcoming year.
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RFA releases ethanol release prevention, mitigation guide

In support of the ethanol industry and targeting emergency responders everywhere, the Renewable Fuels Association partnered with Pinnacle Engineering, Inc., in authoring "Fuel Ethanol: Guideline for Release Prevention and Impact Mitigation."
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Third E15 station opens in Iowa

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association today announced that Kountry Korner in Baxter, Iowa, is now offering E15 as a registered fuel, joining Linn Coop Oil in Marion and Fredericksburg Coop in Fredericksburg, in offering the fuel.
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IGPC Ethanol purchases ICM's Selective Milling Technology

ICM Inc. has announced that IGPC Ethanol Inc. of Ontario, Canada has purchased its patent-pending Selective Milling Technology, which includes a license for operation of this latest ICM platform technology.
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Gevo releases Q4 results, provides operational update

Gevo Inc. has announced financial results for the final quarter of 2012. The company reported revenue of $1.9 for the three months ended Dec. 31, a decrease compared to the $14.2 million reported during the same period of 2011.
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Bloomberg report outlines 2013 issues to watch

Bloomberg New Energy Finance has published a white paper outlining eight issues it has identified as being central to the biofuels industry in 2013, including fuel mandates, cellulosic biofuel production, blending economics and politics.
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Stoel Rives provides overview of proposed RIN integrity program

Stoel Rives LLP has published a white paper that provides a comprehensive overview of the U.S. EPA's proposed rules for a voluntary renewable identification number (RIN) integrity program.
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Obama nominates Moniz as secretary of energy

President Obama has nominated Ernie Moniz as Secretary of Energy. Moniz is a physics professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A nuclear physicist, Moniz has served as director of MIT's Energy Initiative.
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Ethanol industry reacts positively to news of new head of EPA

President Barack Obama nominated a new administrator of the U.S. EPA March 4. Gina McCarthy, current assistant administrator for the EPA's office of air and radiation, is on deck.
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Industry Events

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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