Ethanol helps reduce high gas prices of summer months

As drivers head out for trips over Memorial Day weekend, increasing attention is being focused on gasoline prices. In the meantime, ethanol industry advocates are pointing ethanol's power to reduce gas prices.
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Proposed rule defines corn fiber ethanol, butanol as advanced

The U.S. EPA has proposed categorizing as advanced biofuels ethanol produced from corn fiber and butanol that meets the 50 percent GHG emission reduction.
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New state law protects retailers' right to offer ethanol blends

The Iowa legislature approved a retailers 'bill of rights' on May 22, allowing them the right to offer higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel.
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Ethanol industry: RFS cuts GHG emissions, biofuels keep improving

The benefits from the renewable fuels standard are clear in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, proponents of the ethanol industry have said in response to questions posed by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
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RFA responds to House energy committee with 10 questions

The RFA responded to seven questions about the impact of the RFS that have been posed by the House Energy and Commerce Committee with 10 questions of its own asking about the comparable impacts of the oil industry.
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EIA publishes U.S. nameplate capacity data

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has published new data that shows a slight increase in total ethanol operating capacity as of Jan. 1, when compared to the prior year. Most existing capacity is located in the Midwest (PAD District 2).
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Advanced biofuels RIN futures trading starts off briskly

CME Group is pleased with the interest generated in its new renewable identification numbers (RINs) futures contracts. In addition to the first trades of D6 ethanol RINs reported earlier, D5 RINs were traded.
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CME Group announces first trade of ethanol RINs futures

CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, has announced the first ethanol renewable identification number (RINs) futures contract was cleared over CME ClearPort. This trade was brokered by StarFuels Inc.
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RFA receives award for emergency readiness training

The Renewable Fuels Association accepted the "2012 TRANSCAER National Achievement Award" May 21 at the Association of American Railroads/Bureau of Explosives HazMat Seminar in Addison, Texas.
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Hologram display shows off Egan fabrication of Edeniq project

Mechanical contractor and fabricator Andy J. Egan Co. will brings its partner's technology to life in 3-D CAD models with a hologram display at the 2013 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo.
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Current prosperity period differs greatly from the '70s

The current period of prosperity in U.S. agriculture is unfolding much differently than 30 years ago: planted acres are not expanding at the same rate, farm income is steadily improving and farm debt is declining.
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GPRE earns ISCC certification from SCS Global Services

Omaha-based biofuel producer Green Plains Renewable Energy has qualified for recognition under the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) program, based on the findings of a third-party audit conducted by SCS Global Services.
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April ethanol production, sales up in South-Central Brazil

The sugarcane crush in Brazil's South Central region from the start of the 2013/14 season through April 30 totaled 41.01 million tons, compared to 14.13 million tons processed during the same period last year.
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USDA announces payments to advanced ethanol producers

The USDA has announced $14 million payments to advanced biofuel 162 producers in 38 states under the Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels. More than a dozen ethanol producers will receive payments under the latest round of funding.
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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

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