EPA finalizes 2013 RFS volumes, extends compliance deadline

The U.S. EPA has finalized the 2013 volume requirements for the renewable fuel standard (RFS). The final 2013 overall volumes and standards require 16.55 billion gallons of renewable fuels to be blended into the U.S. fuel supply.
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Dakota Spirit breaks ground on 65 MMgy corn-ethanol plant in N.D.

Groundbreaking ceremonies for the first corn-ethanol plant to begin construction in five years took place Friday, Aug. 9. The 65 MMgy Dakota Spirit AgEnergy LLC is being co-located next to Great River Energy's Spiritwood Station in Spiritwood, N.D.
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Heron Lake plant has new majority interest holder

Two Minnesota ethanol plants located less than 100 miles apart now have a strong connection. Granite Falls Energy LLC recently acquired a majority interest in Heron Lake BioEnergy LLC and will share three management positions between the facilities.
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Praj breaks ground on cellulosic demonstration plant in India

Praj Industries Ltd. has broken ground on a cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant with the the capacity to process 100 dry metric tons of feedstock per day. The facility will test a variety of feedstocks, including corn stover, cobs and bagasse.
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Genscape predicts corn supply of at least 12.6 billion bushels

Genscape LandViewer team has released its corn supply predictions to clients, putting the corn supply to at least 12.6 billion bushels. The LandViewer team is not ready to commit to the 14 billion bushels anticipated by the USDA.
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DDGS study published, shows low antibiotic concentrations

The results of a study on antibiotic residues in distillers grains (DG) published in the Journal of Animal Science suggest that antibiotic residues in DG are inactivated during the production process or are present in sublethal concentrations.
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Gevo highlights recent accomplishments in Q2 results

Gevo Inc. has released financial results for the second quarter of 2013, reporting revenues of $1.9 million. During a call to discuss the results, Gevo CEO Patrick Gruber provided an update of progress at the company's Luverne, Minn., facility.
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NREL, Ecopetrol partner to develop cellulosic process

The U.S. DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory is working with Ecopetrol, the largest oil company in Colombia, to process the residue from sugar cane and palm oil harvesting into fuel ethanol for blending with gasoline.
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EPA's expanded RE-Powering tool shows vast biomass potential

The U.S. EPA has updated its RE-Powering Mapping and Screening Tool, which is part of the RE-Powering America's Land Initiative. The tool lists thousands of potential sites for bioenergy and biofuels on contaminated land, landfill and mine sites.
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CARD Policy Brief finds E85 can overcome blend wall

A new analysis published by Iowa State University professors Bruce Babcock and Sebastien Pouliot and titled asserts that more effective pricing of E85 could help the U.S. overcome the looming E10 blend wall.
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Ethanol, rail, plant nutrients lead The Andersons earnings report

The ethanol group at The Andersons reported recording operating income of $10.6 million in the second quarter on revenues of $222 million. This compares to an operating loss of $2.1 million during the same period of 2012 on revenues of $168 million.
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ADM reports 2nd quarter results, optimistic on ethanol's future

Archer Daniels Midland Co. reported net earnings of $223 million, or 34 cents per share, for the second quarter, which ended June 30. Operating profit of the company's bioproducts segment, which includes ethanol, went up $158 million to $97 million.
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EZ Stop of Mapleton, Iowa, commits to offering E15

EZ Stop of Mapleton, Iowa, will be offering E15 to 2001 and newer vehicles this fall. In order to offer E15, a retailer must register with the U.S. EPA. The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association is assisting EZ Stop in the registration process.
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UK government releases new biofuel statistics

The U.K. Department for Transport has published statistics on its renewable transport fuel obligation (RTFO) for the most recent compliance year, which spanned from April 15, 202 through April 14, 2013.
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EIA August STEO predicts production rebound in 2014

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has published the August issue of its Short-Term Energy Outlook report, forecasting that U.S. ethanol production will average 920,000 barrels per day in 2014.
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The Andersons to acquire railcar repair network

The Andersons Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Mile Rail LLC, a railcar repair and cleaning provider headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. The company has three satellite locations in Nebraska, Kansas and Indiana.
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UK announces funding opportunity for advanced biofuels

The U.K. Department for Transport recently announced it will provide capital funding to support the development of one or more demonstration-scale advanced biofuel plants. The projects will be selected through a competitive process.
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ICM issued Canadian patent for its AOS system

ICM Inc. is pleased to announce the issuance of Canadian Patent No. 2,799,409 for its Advanced Oil Separation system. The Canadian AOS patent expires 20 years from an international filing date, expiring on May 11, 2031.
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Industry Events

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

September 10-12, 2013
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OnSite Energy Conference & Trade Show

September 23-25, 2013

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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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