Oil industry relies on bad assumptions in asking for RFS waiver

The American Petroleum Institute has asked the Obama administration use its waiver authority to lower the ethanol blending requirements of the renewable fuel standard. In response, the Renewable Fuels Association called it flat out wrong.
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Ethanol industry responds to NCCR's RFS attack

The National Council of Chain Restaurants has launched a new campaign to repeal the renewable fuels standard (RFS). Representatives of the ethanol industry have been quick to criticize the action and dispute NCCR's claims.
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Enerkem raises $50 million in latest financing round

Enerkem Inc., a waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals company, has announced the closing of a $50 million financing, which brings total equity investment raised by Enerkem in 2013 to $87 million.
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Ethanol margins improve in past 3 months

A recent FarmDocDaily post shows increased ethanol prices over the past three months has moderated the impact of high corn prices and put the ethanol industry into positive margins again.
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Gevo resumes commercial production of biobased isobutanol

Gevo Inc. has announced that it has resumed commercial production of isobutanol at its Luverne, Minn., plant in single train mode, successfully utilizing its proprietary Gevo Integrated Fermentation Technology (GIFT).
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EIA June STEO report predicts further ethanol rebound in 2013

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has published data showing that ethanol production has partially recovered since last year's drought. Production is expected to increase after the third quarter, and average 930,000 barrels per day in 2014.
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House votes down Farm Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted down its version of the Farm Bill, the "Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act," by a vote of 195 to 234. The bill did not include mandatory funding for Energy Title programs.
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Motorcycle lobbying day 'absurd,' E15 illegal for small engines

On June 19 an American Motorcycle Association-organized group of motorcyclists will descend on Capitol Hill to talk about the dangers of E15 for use in motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles. E15, however, isn't approved for use in those vehicles.
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Three U.S. Senators introduce bill to repeal RFS

Senators John Barrasso, R-WY, Mark Pryor, D-AR, and Pat Toomey, R-PA, introduced the Renewable Fuel Standard Repeal Act which aims to eliminate the regulations and statutory authorizations of the standard.
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California LCFS to meet 10 percent carbon reduction goal by 2020

The alternative fuels market is evolving faster than anticipated in California, heartening those involved in implementing the state's Low Carbon Fuel Standard. A report concludes the state can meet its carbon intensity goals for transportation fuel.
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LANL investigates the properties of a novel cellulose structure

Scientists are investigating the unique properties of crystalline cellulose nanofibers to develop novel chemical pretreatments and designer enzymes for biofuel production from cellulosic, or non-food, plant derived biomass.
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Vermeer supports stronger U.S.-Brazil trade relations at hearing

A representative of Pella, Iowa-based Vermeer Corp. advocated for a more open, transparent trade relations with Brazil during a recent U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee hearing.
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MIT discovery could lead to cheaper biofuels, biochemicals

MIT chemical engineers have devised a cheaper way to synthesize a key biofuel component, which could make its industrial production much more cost-effective. The compound, known as gamma-valerolactone (GVL), is attractive because of its versatility.
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Siemens, LanzaTech partner to convert industrial gases to ethanol

Siemens Metals Technologies and LanzaTech have signed a 10-year cooperation agreement to develop and market integrated environmental solutions for the steel industry worldwide. The collaboration will utilize LanzaTech's ethanol production technology.
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Black locust trees evaluated in Illinois for biofuel potential

The black locust tree is being evaluated by researchers at the Energy Biosciences Institute at the University of Illinois to determine its potential for biofuel production. The tree features high biomass production and rapid growth rates.
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BCNC publishes woody biomass assessment

The Biofuels Center of North Carolina recently completed a statewide woody biomass assessment in cooperation with Gelbert, Fullbright & Randolph Forestry Consultants and North Carolina's seven economic development regions.
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Cosan FY 2013 results show improved ethanol revenue

The Raizen Energia business unit, which focuses on the production and sale of sugarcane products, operated 24 sugar, ethanol and cogeneration mills during the fourth quarter of FY 2013, producing 1.9 billion liters of ethanol.
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Leaf-cutter ants teach researchers about biofuel production

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin, Madison are studying how fungus and bacteria work together to process biomass within fungus gardens of insects. The enzymes found in these fungus gardens may be useful for biofuel production.
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RFA to co-host ethanol safety seminar in Oregon

The Renewable Fuels Association and Portland & Western Railroad will co-host a free Ethanol Safety Seminar June 18 and 19 at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Ore. Certificates will be awarded to attendees at the completion of the course.
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Industry Events

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

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 9-12, 2014
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

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