Hundreds of ethanol producers to converge in St. Louis

The 29th annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the ethanol industry's largest and longest-running conference, will take place June 10-13 in St. Louis. The conference will feature more than 140 speakers and four program tracks.
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Novozymes to unveil new enzyme solutions at the FEW

At this year's International Fuel Ethanol Workshop, Novozymes will unveil two new enzyme technologies designed to increase ethanol and corn oil yields and improve profits. Two new fermentation solutions will join Avantec.
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GPRE announces agreement to purchase former NEDAK Ethanol plant

Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. has announced that it has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the membership interests of Choice Ethanol Holdings LLC, the entity that owns the former NEDAK Ethanol LLC ethanol plant located in Atkinson, Neb.
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IRFA, E15 retailers fight for blendstock needed for E15 in summer

Iowa's E15 retailers were recently forced to stop selling E15 because oil refiners won't supply the gasoline blendstock required for the summer months. A recent conference call was held to discuss the petroleum distribution monopoly.
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Inbicon logs 15,000 testing hours at its demonstration plant

Since opening December in 2009, Inbicon's demonstration plant in Kalundborg, Denmark, has operated more than 15,000 hours, turning wheat straw into cellulosic ethanol and other renewable fuels.
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Biofuels industry criticizes content of House RFS hearing

On June 5, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements held a hearing on the federal renewable fuel standard (RFS). No members of the biofuel industry were invited to testify.
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Clariant demonstrates Sunliquid process with stover, bagasse

Less than a year after opening a demonstration facility, Switzerland-based Clariant AG announced that it has expanded the feedstocks successfully converted to cellulosic ethanol beyond wheat straw to include corn stover and sugarcane bagasse.
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April generation of D6 RINs at highest level since mid-2012

The U.S. EPA has published data on renewable identification numbers (RINs) generated in April. More than 1.08 billion D6 renewable fuel RINs were generated during the month, the highest monthly number reported since August 2012.
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RFA disputes study on climate change impacts on corn production

The Renewable Fuels Association has spoken out to criticize a study published by Rice University and the University of California-Davis that claims climate change will increase irrigation costs for corn while reducing yields.
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Cellulosic, drop-in fuels needed to meet Calif. GHG goals

The California Council on Science and Technology has released the final report associated with its California's Energy Future project, finding that substantial amounts of cellulosic and drop-in biofuels are required to meet the state's GHG goals.
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New E85 blender pump location opens in Nebraska

New flex fuel pumps are now open in David City, Neb., at the RB's Corner Stop on Highway 15. This is the state's 83rd retail location with E85/flex fuel pumps that offer ethanol blended fuels such as E85 for flex fuel vehicles.
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ICM signs software development, marketing agreement with NCAT

ICM Inc. has signed a software development and marketing agreement with NCAT Inc. to co-develop and market the Inseo Suite line of software services. ICM has exclusive rights to market the first release of the suite to the biofuel industry.
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Ultrasound 'making waves' for enhancing biofuel production

All chefs know that "you have to break some eggs to make an omelet," and that includes engineers at Iowa State University who are using high-frequency sound waves to break down plant materials in order to cook up a better batch of biofuel.
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Poet-DSM hires business development manager

Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels' new Business Development Manager will be meeting with ethanol producers to discuss licensing options for commercializing cellulosic ethanol, starting at next week's Fuel Ethanol Workshop in St. Louis, Mo.
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Growth Energy announces hiring vice president, chief economist

Growth Energy has announced that Jim Miller, a seasoned agricultural policy expert has joined the organization to serve as vice president and chief economist. He most recently served as the senior policy advisor on on the Senate Budget Committee.
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Lower corn prices could boost E85 use, infrastructure still short

Starting with the question, "What price of corn will make E85 competitive?" University of Illinois economists Scott Irwin and Darrel Good examined the breakeven prices of E85, ethanol and corn.
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UNICA says cane crush, ethanol sales up in south central Brazil

At the start of the new season, the sugarcane crush in Brazil's south central region is nearly double that of a year ago, though it is still down from the volume processed two years ago. Ethanol production is keeping pace with last year.
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Court rules California's LCFS will remain in effect

California's Fifth District Court of Appeal handed down a provisional ruling in the lawsuit filed by Poet LLC against the California Air Resources Board that states the the state's low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) program will continue to operate.
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Maine anti-ethanol bill passes, with implementation conditions

State legislators in Maine have approved a bill prohibiting the sale of corn-based ethanol. However, the ban only goes in effect if 10 other states or a number of states with the collective population of 30 million pass similar bills.
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Florida governor signs legislation to repeal state RFS

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed legislation into law repealing the state's renewable fuel standard (RFS), calling the program a state mandate on Florida businesses that is duplicative of the federal renewable fuel standard.
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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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