Calif. appeals court upholds LCFS, vacates preliminary injunction

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that California's low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) program is constitutional, overturning a prior ruling that it violates interstate commerce laws. The court published its opinion on Sept. 18.
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CE&P gets county approval for renewable fuel, power project

A proposed project in California that will produce advanced ethanol, renewable power and pipeline-quality biogas is one step closer to fruition. On Sept. 10, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors voted to approve seven resolutions for the project.
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Novozymes, Raizen to collaborate on cellulosic ethanol

Novozymes announced that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Raizen Energia S/A. As part of the agreement, Novozymes will supply enzyme technology to Raizen's first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Brazil.
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New poll shows 82 percent of Americans support E15

After surveying more than 1,000 U.S. citizens, Fuels America released its polling results, which discovered 82 percent of U.S. citizens support the availability of E15 ethanol blends at their local gas stations.
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Summer volatility restrictions on E15 end, fuel now available

E15 is again available after summer volatility restrictions ended Sept. 15. "I know Marion-area motorists are happy to once again have low-cost E15 as an option," said Jim Becthold, manager of Iowa-based Linn Co-op Oil Co. Service.
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API continues efforts to undermine the RFS

The ethanol industry is speaking out against more misleading information released by the American Petroleum Industries as part of its push to repeal the renewable fuels standard (RFS). Growth Energy said the API's actions are about market share.
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BASF to acquire Verenium

Verenium Corp. announced it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with BASF Corp. under which BASF will commence a cash tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of Verenium's common stock.
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DOE audit report recommends improvements to bioenergy funding

The U.S. DOE's Office of Inspector General recently published up an audit report analyzing the approximately $603 million in financial assistance the DOE has provided to biorefinery projects over the past seven years.
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Airgas Carbonic, Fox River Valley Ethanol sign agreement

Airgas Inc. has announced that its subsidiary, Airgas Carbonic, has signed a long-term agreement for the supply of liquid carbon dioxide from Fox River Valley Ethanol's recently acquired plant in Oshkosh, Wis.
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Tank Cleaning with Rotary Impingement Technology

Online Exclusive Contribution: To understand the benefits of rotary impingement technology, it's important to explain what it is, and how it reduces tank downtime and eliminates contamination, as well providing significant water savings.
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Report recommends improvements to RFS monitoring

The U.S. EPA Office of Inspector General has released a report recommending ways the agency should improve monitoring activities for the renewable fuel standard (RFS) program. The EPA is taking action to make the suggested improvements.
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ACE: Big Oil is forcing lower quality gasoline on the market

Ron Lamberty, senior vice president of the American Coalition for Ethanol, is warning consumers that recent changes in fuel supplied to the Midwest by oil companies will reduce the quality of gasoline available in many states.
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IEA Task40: Biomass provides 10 percent of global energy use

A new report from the International Energy Agency takes a global overview of biomass use in the industrial and transport sectors, identifying leading countries and the top 15 production companies in each sector.
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California resolution calls for federal reform of RFS

The California legislature recently passed Assembly Joint Resolution 21, which urges federal lawmakers and the U.S. EPA to reform the renewable fuels standard (RFS), transitioning away from first-generation biofuels.
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White paper highlights global biofuels market

India-based research firm RNCOS has published a white paper on the global biofuel market that finds global biofuel production in 2012 grew at the fastest rate in the Asia Pacific region of the world, where production increased by 17.6 percent.
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Shimkus discusses possible RFS action during Platts Energy Podium

U.S. congressional action to reform the renewable fuel standard (RFS) would come by the end of this year, if it comes at all, said Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., during a Platts Energy Podium event Tuesday.
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RFA: Ethanol provides price relief at the pump

Today officially marks the 1,000th day in a row that gas prices have been above $3 per gallon. While ethanol provides drivers savings while filling up, AAA says that these gas prices are here to stay.
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GPRE prices offering of convertible senior notes due 2018

Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. announced the pricing of its offering of $100 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2018, which was upsized from the previously announced $75 million aggregate principal amount of notes.
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USGS reports DDGS-related progress in Algeria, Taiwan

The U.S. Grains Council recently made announcements about positive international developments, with the first importation of dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) arriving in Algeria and plans by Taiwan to purchase U.S. grains products.
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