Industry reacts to RFS Reform Act introduced in House

The ethanol industry reacted swiftly to the so-called RFS Reform Act, legislation introduced April 10 in the U.S. House of Representatives, which they said would gut the renewable fuel standard (RFS).
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The industry comments on proposed 2013 RFS volumes

The public comment period on the U.S. EPA's proposed rule for the 2013 renewable fuel standard (RFS) is now closed. According to the rulemaking's docket folder on Regulations.gov, nearly 50 public comments were submitted on the proposal.
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U.S. ethanol exports down, while maintaining net exporter title

U.S. ethanol exports decreased by a third from January to February, landing at a total of 42.5 million gallons of denatured and undenatured (non-beverage) ethanol, according to the most recent government data.
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EIA predicts higher RIN prices could stimulate E85 sales

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the April 2013 issue of its Short-Term Energy and Summer Fuels Outlook. The report addresses projected gasoline prices, ethanol production levels, blending, and the impact of higher RIN prices.
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IEA publishes global update of advanced, cellulosic projects

The International Energy Agency Bioenergy Task 39 group recently published a report that outlines progress on more than 100 advanced biofuel projects under development worldwide.
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The EIA publishes data on E85-capable vehicles

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has published updated data on alternative fuels and vehicles through 2011. The analysis addresses several alternative transportation fuels, including E85, hydrogen, electricity, natural gas and propane.
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White House issues fiscal year 2014 budget request

President Obama has sent his fiscal year 2014 budget to Congress. It includes increased spending on several renewable energy initiatives.
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Abengoa Bioenergy begins operations at demonstration plant

Abengoa SA has announced its demonstration plant in Babilafuente, Spain, has begun operations. The facility uses Abengoa's waste-to-biofuels (W2B) technology convert municipal solid waste (MSW) into ethanol.
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Agrebon to co-locate nitrogen production at N.D. ethanol plant

Project development is in the financing stage for a nitrogen fertilizer facility to be co-located with Tharaldson Ethanol Inc., a 153 MMgy facility located in Casselton, N.D. The fertilizer plant would produce urea, anhydrous ammonia and UAN.
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UK ethanol project gains momentum with US plant acquisition

A United Kingdom company hopes the purchase of Appomattox Bio Energy, a failed U.S. ethanol plant, will be the boost it needs to start construction on a 200 MMly (52 MMgy) ethanol plant in Grimsby, England.
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CME to offer three contracts in RINs starting in late May

CME Group is working on the specifications for three contracts to be offered on renewable identification numbers (RINs), including one for ethanol and one for biodiesel. The contracts should be available for trading on the NYMEX by the end of May.
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Iowa corn production costs to reach $777 per acre in 2013

Corn farmers have seen dramatically higher prices in recent years, increasing the profitability of farming and the prosperity of rural communities. A significant portion of this increase is being offset by higher production costs.
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Berkeley researchers catalyze more sugars from biomass

Researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory through support from the Energy Biosciences Institute have literally shed new light on cellulase catalysis using an ultrahigh-precision visible light microscopy technique.
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IRFA: Baxter has driven around the world two times on E15

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association has announced that after a month of E15 sales at Kountry Korner, Baxter residents have successfully driven the equivalent of more than two trips around the world on E15.
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EIA publishes RIN generation data for February

The U.S. EPA has published data on renewable identification numbers (RINs) generated under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) during February 2013.
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Economists propose RFS ethanol mandate be frozen at 2013 levels

Two University of Illinois economists are proposing to freeze renewable fuel standard (RFS) mandates in 2014 and 2015 at 2013 levels, arguing it represents a pragmatic way forward.
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WASDE: Corn stocks increase, feed use down, ethanol use up

The April WASDE report increased feed grain ending stocks for 2012-'13, while projecting feed disappearance lower and increasing corn use for ethanol by 50 million bushels.
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Advanced biofuel feedstocks targeted in N.C. research awards

The Biofuels Center of North Carolina recently awarded $684,000 for six projects to accelerate the renewable fuels industry in western North Carolina. Awards were determined through a competitive, peer-reviewed process.
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FCStone plans energy outlook conference

INTL FCStone Inc. is planning its first energy outlook conference to address both oil and biofuel outlooks and discuss available risk management tools.
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SDSU extension offers safety training for ethanol producers

A safety training course for ethanol producers will be held April 10-11 in Brookings, S.D., sponsored by the Engineering Extension Office, College of Engineering, at South Dakota State University. It qualifies as a 10-hour OSHA training course.
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Industry Events

International Fuel Ethanol
Workshop & Expo

June 10-13, 2013
America's Center
St. Louis, Missouri

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

September 10-12, 2013
CenturyLink Center Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

Algae Biomass Summit

September 30-3, 2013
Hilton Orlando
Orlando, Florida

International Biomass Conference & Expo

March 24-26, 2014
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida

Industry Jobs

Employer: Corn Plus
Employer: Pinal Energy LLC
Employer: Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC
Employer: Trenton Agri Products

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