Idled ethanol plant gets new owners, hope of restart

The former New Energy Corp. ethanol plant in South Bend, Ind., has a new owner that plans to restart the facility in late 2013 or early 2014. Noble Americas South Bend Ethanol LLC, a subsidiary of Nobel Americas Corp., purchased the plant at auction.
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Biofuel leaders advocate for RFS during day 1 of House hearing

The House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Power is holding a two-day hearing on the renewable fuels standard (RFS). The first day featured two panels discussing the impact of the RFS on fuel production, fuel sales and use.
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Day 2 of House RFS hearing focuses on agriculture, food

On July 24 House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Power hosted the final panel of its two-day hearing on the renewable fuels standard (RFS), titled "Overview of the Renewable Fuel Standard: Stakeholder Perspectives."
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Gevo supplies Coast Guard with isobutanol-blended gasoline

Gevo Inc. has begun supplying the U.S. Coast Guard Research & Development Center with initial quantities of finished 16.1 percent renewable isobutanol-blended gasoline. The fuel is being used for a long-term operational study on marine engines.
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2 Poet plants in Ohio to produce liquefied carbon dioxide

Poet Biorefining-Marion and Poet Biorefining-Fostoria are installing liquefied carbon dioxide facilities on site and will be operating in the Greater Ohio Valley liquid carbon dioxide marketplace. Poet has seven other plants that sell carbon dioxide.
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Valero reports increasing ethanol production in Q2 results

Valero Energy Corp. has released financial results for the second quarter of 2013, reporting net income attributable to shareholders of $466 million. Ethanol production averaged 3.5 million gallons per day during the quarter.
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CropEnergies acquires UK plant, releases Q1 financials

Germany-based CropEnergies AG has acquired U.K.-based ethanol producer Ensus Ltd., which operates a 400 MMly (105.7 MMgy) wheat ethanol plant in Yarm, England. The plant originally commenced operations in 2010.
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Private sector partnerships help NCERC break new ground

The NCERC at Sothern Illinois University Edwardsville is again reaping the benefits of its partnerships with the private sector in the form of donated equipment that enables the center to conduct advanced biofuels research.
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Reports highlight ethanol production in 3 South American nations

Reports recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Global Information Network provide an update on ethanol production in the South American countries of Paraguay, Peru and Argentina. Production is all three is expected to grow.
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Kinder Morgan highlights ethanol handling in Q2 results

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P. recently released financial results for the second quarter of 2013, announcing its Terminals segment and Products Pipelines segment handled 25.3 million barrels of ethanol during the three month period.
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Biofuel infrastructure to attract $69 billion in investment

A recent report from Navigant Research, titled "Market Data: Biofuels," indicates annual revenue from biofuels production will reach $7.6 billion by 2023, with $69 billion invested in new production capacity worldwide over the next 10 years.
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RIN prices climb to new heights

Prices for ethanol renewable identification numbers (RINs) increased to $1.46 per gallon on July 18, before dropping this week. University of Illinois economists point to the blend wall and expectations of market participants in driving the spike.
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DuPont, NCGA launch program to empower farmers as leaders

DuPont and the National Corn Growers Association have announced a new training program, the NCGA DuPont New Leader Program. The initiative will help to empower growers to share their story of their farms and the benefits of a robust agriculture.
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Fuels America launches new ad campaign

Fuels America coalition members have announced the launch of a new ad campaign. The ads highlight the fact that there is a choice when it comes to our energy future. We do not have to be beholden to oil's monopoly over our gasoline supply.
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NASCAR driver Austin Dillon visits Poet plant in Indiana

NASCAR driver Austin Dillon visited Poet-Biorefining - Portland today as part of his American Ethanol Heartland Tour. Dillon toured the biorefinery, signed autographs and took part in a Q&A with POET team members and farmers.
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September 10-12, 2013
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Orange County Convention Center
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June 9-12, 2014
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