Ethanol production hits 11-month high, discount to gas 22 cents

The most recent data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that ethanol production is ramping up, reaching the highest weekly average since the end of June.
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Verenium to introduce new enzyme product at FEW

Verenium to launch its newest corn-ethanol enzyme product at FEW. The acid protease trademarked Deltazym improves yeast health, ethanol and corn yields.
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Some ethanol plants cut out middleman to pass savings to drivers

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association is pointing to examples of ethanol plants that sell E85 directly to retailers, passing the value of renewable identification numbers (RINs) on to the consumer in lower E85 prices.
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European, US Patents granted to Direvo Industrial Biotechnology

Direvo Industrial Biotechnology GmbH, an enzyme development and optimization company from Cologne, announced the granting of U.S. and European patents covering novel cellulase enzymes.
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Fulcrum lands Phase 1 defense grant for MSW-to-jet fuel plant

Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. has successfully demonstrated the conversion of municipal solid waste (MSW) into renewable jet and diesel fuels. It also announced it has received a grant from the Department of Defense.
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University of Illinois to build $23 million biofuel research lab

The University of Illinois-Urbana will begin construction this fall on a new bioprocessing laboratory to research biomass-derived biofuels, such as cellulosic ethanol.
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Waiting time for EPA pathway determination averages 1.37 years

Just as the U.S. EPA announced it was seeking comment on a new rule to establish a pathway for corn fiber to advanced biofuels, two University of Illinois researchers published an analysis of the long waits companies face when petitioning the agency.
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Vermeer introduces chip drum for biofuel production

Among existing innovations of the Vermeer Tier 4i HG6000 and HG6000TX horizontal grinder is the all-new chip drum, which allows the grinder to produce a consistent sized chip necessary for many applications, including biofuel chip production.
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Center for advanced research in drying technology planned

The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant to Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to support the creation of the Center for Advanced Research in Drying.
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Sweden's SEKAB partners to handle Russian ethanol

SEKAB, a Sweden-based player in the field of ethanol-based chemicals and biofuels, has announced a partner agreement with Wine & Agro LLP for the marketing and sale of Russian high quality bioethanol in the European market.
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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

OnSite Energy Conference & Trade Show

September 23-25, 2013

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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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