Record corn crop refutes critics, ethanol industry says

While the USDA lowered its corn crop estimates in its monthly supply/demand report, the ethanol industry is pointing out that it is still a record crop and demonstrates the weaknesses in the arguments from opponents of the renewable fuel standard.
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Big Oil already pushing for partial waiver of 2014 RFS volumes

One week after the U.S. EPA finalized the 2013 volume requirements for the renewable fuels standard (RFS), the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers and American Petroleum Institute are already gearing up to fight the 2014 RFS standards.
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Edeniq, Pacific Ag to offer bolt-on cellulosic solution

Edeniq and Pacific Ag have announced a five-year exclusive collaboration agreement to assist existing corn-based ethanol production facilities to add cellulosic ethanol production, thereby diversifying feedstock sources, and enhancing margins.
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Ace Ethanol completes sale of former Utica Energy plant

The sale of the Oshkosh, Wis.-based Utica Energy LLC ethanol plant to Stanley, Wis.-based Ace Ethanol LLC officially closed Aug. 12. The plant will now be a wholly owned subsidiary of Ace Ethanol, and is to be named Fox River Valley Ethanol.
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Patriot Renewable Fuels names CHS ethanol marketing partner

CHS Inc. was named the ethanol marketing partner of Patriot Renewable Fuels LLC, a 100 MMgy ethanol plant in Annawan, Ill. The partnership could give the ethanol plant additional global market access, as CHS is expanding its ethanol platform rapidly.
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Schumer calls for phase out or improvement of DOT-111 rail cars

On Aug. 13 Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., issued a statement urging the U.S. Department of Transportation to require freight rail carriers to either create a plan to retrofit DOT-111 tank cars, or phase them out completely.
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U.S. Energy Services purchased by World Fuel Services

U.S. Energy Services was purchased by World Fuel Services Corp., based in Miami, Florida. WFS is a global fuel logistics company, engaged in the marketing, sale and distribution of aviation, marine and land fuel products and related services.
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USDA announces REAP funding

On Aug. 15, the USDA awarded more than $21 million in grant and loan funding to 631 projects under the Rural Energy for America Program. A portion of that funding will support the installation of ethanol blender pumps.
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Dyadic announces increased biofuel R&D efforts in Q2 release

Dyadic International Inc. has announced financial results for the second quarter of 2013, noting that total revenue for the three-month period decreased to $7.1 million compared to $7.8 million for the same period of last year.
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Valero pulls out of Mascoma's Michigan proposed plant project

Mascoma Corp. says it is actively seeking project financing to build its two proposed cellulosic ethanol plants amid news that Valero Energy Corp. is no longer involved in its U.S. project planned for Kinross, Mich.
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BioFuel Energy releases Q2 financial results

BioFuel Energy Corp. has its financial results for the second quarter of 2013, reporting a net loss of 44.7 million on revenues of $91 million, and noting that it has received indications of interest from parties regarding the purchase of its plants.
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Brazil sees increase in ethanol production, sales in late July

Brazilian ethanol sales were booming in late July, according to UNICA, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association. Specifically, sales by sugar mills in Brazil's South Central region are up more than 30 percent compared to sales early in the month.
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Marathon Petroleum acquires interest in 3 ethanol plants

On Aug. 1, 2013, Marathon Petroleum Corp. acquired from Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.) Inc. its interests in three ethanol companies operated by The Andersons for $75 million in cash.
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IRFA launches E85 wholesale price listing service

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association has announced the launch of its E85 Wholesale Price Listing Service. The IRFA lists E85 prices from wholesale distributors with the intent of increasing transparency in the marketplace.
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Cosan reports increased ethanol production in Q2 financial report

Cosan Ltd. and Cosan S.A. Industria E Comercio recently released financial results for the second quarter of 2013, reporting consolidated EBITDA of R$833 million ($364.92 million) and a net revenue of R$8.7 7 billion.
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USDA projects 154.4 bu/acre for 13.8 billion bushel corn crop

The USDA's monthly supply/demand estimates pegs to the 2013/14 corn crop 187 million bushels lower than last month's report at 13.8 billion bushels, accounting for its first survey-based corn yield forecast for the season of 154.4 bushels per acre.
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