EPA report on pollutants, ethanol is flawed, white paper says

Ethanol Across America has released a new white paper that indicates mid-level ethanol blends offer much greater emission and health benefits than indicated by U.S. EPA models. The three-page document is authored by Steve Vander Griend.
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Ethanol industry on the offensive after August recess

In a Thursday morning media call, representatives of the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, the National Corn Growers Association, and Quad County Corn Processors stressed there is no need to modify the renewable fuels standard (RFS).
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Food price, ILUC studies released in run-up to EU biofuel vote

Members of the European Parliament are set to vote on biofuel policy next week. In the lead-up to the vote, biofuel trade organizations have released studies on food price impacts and indirect land use change emissions.
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Colo. ethanol plant scores sugar feedstock for 6 cents per pound

Front Range Energy LLC, a 40 MMgy ethanol plant in Widsor, Colo., was the winning bidder on 14.2 million pounds of table sugar sold under the Feedstock Flexibility Program for Bioenergy Producers for 6 cents per pound.
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Cellulosic biofuel, cellulosic diesel RINs generated in July

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for July, showing that 56,460 D3 cellulosic biofuel and 44,253 D7 cellulosic diesel RINs were generated. during the month. Advanced biofuel production was also up.
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Aemetis gains EPA approval to generate D5 advanced biofuel RINs

The U.S. EPA has granted Aemetis Inc. approval to to generate D5 advanced biofuels renewable identification numbers (RINs) for its grain sorghum ethanol. The company's plant uses biogas and a combined-heat-and-power (CHP) system.
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Report: Strong potential for biofuel industry in Atlantic Canada

The Atlantic Council for Bioenergy Co-operative, in partnership with BioAtlantech New Brunswick, has released a report demonstrating a strong business case for the development of a biofuels industry in the Atlantic region of Canada.
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Flint Hills closes on 110 MMgy ethanol plant in Arthur, Iowa

Flint Hills Resources LLC has finalized the acquisition of the 110 MMgy ethanol plant in Arthur, Iowa, from Platinum Ethanol. The purchase brings the total capacity for Flint Hills Resources to 660 MMgy.
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Guyana's first ethanol plant begins operation

The first ever biofuel ethanol plant in Guyana was started up and commissioned on Aug. 20. The demonstration unit will use black strap molasses as a feedstock, which is essentially a waste stream, from the Guyana Sugar Corp. Albion Sugar Factory.
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Research aims to develop 'enzyme cocktail' for biofuel production

Clemson University researchers focusing on switchgrass as a renewable fuel source are looking to fungi and bacteria to help make cost-competitive biofuels from plant biomass, with the aim of bringing costs down to $3 to $4 per gallon.
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Report: 160 commercial advanced biofuel plants under development

Environmental Entrepreneurs has released a new report that predicts projected growth in advanced biofuel production capacity will be sufficient to meet both the federal renewable fuels standard and California's low carbon fuel standard through 2016.
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Clariant cellulosic ethanol plant earns ISCC certification

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has received the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification for its sunliquid demonstration plant in Straubing, Germany, which was opened in July 2012.
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Flagship VentureLabs launches Midori Renewables

Flagship VentureLabs has announced that Midori Renewables is globally deploying their trademarked Breaking the Biomass Barrier technology, a novel catalyst that melts non-food biomass into low cost sugar.
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RFA offers more reports and studies on its website

The Renewable Fuels Association has updated and greatly expanded the "Reports and Studies" section of its web site, offering fast and easy access to more than 230 research papers, technical analyses, and studies.
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EIA data shows ethanol consumption continued to grow in May

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the August issue of its Monthly Energy Review, which includes ethanol production, trade and consumption statistics through May 2013. The data showed ethanol consumption continued to grow.
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Analysts reduce corn estimates, move closer to Genscape forecast

Over the past week many corn crop analysts have significantly reduced their 2013 corn supply predictions to be more in line with the much lower corn crop harvest predicted by Genscape on its Aug. 8 press release.
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