Agenda announced for 2013 Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

The 2013 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the ethanol industry's largest and longest-running conference, released its highly anticipated agenda featuring more than 140 speakers and four content-packed tracks.
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Illinois economists, Dinneen weigh in on RIN price increase

The speed and magnitude of the recent runup in the price of D6 RINs is "indeed startling," Illinois ag economists Scott Irwin and Darrel Good write in a FarmDoc Daily post, noting the price increase is fundamentally supported by the blend wall.
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ZeaChem announces commercial production of ethanol, chemicals

ZeaChem Inc. reached a milestone March 12, announcing its 250,000 gallon per year demonstration facility in Boardman, Ore., has officially produced commercial-grade cellulosic ethanol and biobased chemicals.
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Novozymes: Renewable fuel is key to Obama's energy plan

Renewable fuels are a powerful component in President Obama's plan for a cleaner, more secure energy future, according to Novozymes. The President discussed his plans during a March 15 speech.
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Air Liquide to capture carbon dioxide from Calif. ethanol plant

Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP has announced a new carbon dioxide liquefaction plant in the California central valley that will capture gases from an ethanol plant. The plant joins Air Liquide's five other plants in the state.
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Cresco's Fast Stop becomes Iowa's newest E15 station

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association has announced that Fast Stop in Cresco, Iowa, is now offering E15 as a registered fuel, joining Kountry Korner in Baxter to be the second station to offer the fuel to 2001 and newer vehicles in less than a week.
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Clean Edge report projects growth in global biofuel industry

Clean Edge Inc. has released a report finding that although 2012 was a difficult year for the clean energy industry, the fundamental global market drivers for the sector remain largely intact moving into 2013, including those for biofuel production.
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Chromatin, Poet sign pact to use SD-grown sorghum for ethanol

Sorghum developer Chromatin Inc. and Poet LLC have reached an agreement that aims to expand grain sorghum acres in South Dakota up to 4,400 acres. The sorghum will be used at Poet Biorefining-Chancellor, the company's 110 MMgy plant in South Dakota.
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Annual ACE fly-in attracts more than 50 attendees

The American Coalition for Ethanol and more than 50 of its grassroots members are on Capitol Hill March 13-14 for the group's "Biofuels Beltway March" annual fly-in. The ethanol advocates will have more than 120 meetings with lawmakers.
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Codexis launches new enzyme products biobased fuels, chemicals

Codexis Inc., a developer of engineered enzymes, has announced the launch of CodeXyme 4 and CodeXyme 4X cellulase enzyme packages for use in producing cellulosic sugar for production of biofuels and biobased chemicals.
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Ethanol exports up in January, back in net exporter category

The latest figures show U.S. ethanol exports for January increased 16 percent from December. The 63.6 million gallons of denatured and undenatured (non-beverage) ethanol exported in January is the largest in six months.
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Ethanol producers respond to market conditions

Beginning in summer 2012, the prices of ethanol and corn reached levels where production costs at relatively simple ethanol plants exceeded revenue. However, facilities that extract corn oil have enjoyed higher profit margins.
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Davy Process Technology, SEKAB form strategic partnership

Davy Process Technology Ltd. and SEKAB announced at World Biofuels Markets that they are embarking on a collaboration to develop and market CelluTech, SEKAB's lignocellulosic based biorefinery technology.
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Dyadic releases 2012 financial results

Dyadic International Inc. has released financial results for 2012, announcing the company was profitable for the full 2012 fiscal year. During the year, Dyadic's gross revenue was up 121 percent while total expenses decreased 18 percent.
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BNEF report highlights findings of Bioenergy Leadership Forum

In early March, Bloomberg New Energy Finance published a report outlining its Bioenergy Leadership Forum, which was held in October. The report includes information on the first- and second-generation biofuels, biochemicals, biopower and pellets.
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Wyoming plant settles with EPA, corrects violations

A 10 MMgy ethanol plant in Torrington, Wyo., has agreed to pay a $49,000 in penalties and is now is back into compliance with the U.S. EPA. Wyoming Ethanol LLC allegedly failed to properly report chemicals used, a violation of right-to-know laws.
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Korea imports more U.S. DDGS, ups its production of mixed feeds

Byong Ryol Min, the U.S. Grains Council director in Korea, recently highlighted a positive story for distillers grains in that country. Declaring 2012 an overall good year for U.S. DDGS, he said Korea imported 469,000 metric tons from the U.S.
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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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