E15 analysis shows no issues with engine durability, maintenance

A recently released National Renewable Energy Laboratory report concluded that there are no meaningful differences between E10 and E15 on engine durability, emissions and other categories. The analysis included the review of 43 studies on E15 use.
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Report shows ethanol revenue resurgence in first half of 2013

After the drought of 2012, ethanol producers saw a strong increase in grind margins, better ethanol netbacks and decreased feedstock costs in the first two quarters of 2013, according to a recently Christianson & Associates PLLP report.
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LandViewer predicts 13.3 billion bushel corn crop in October call

Genscape LandViewer released its October corn yield projection this week, revising its yield upwards to 13.3 billion bushels, which would be a 150 bushel-per-acre average national yield. The estimate is on the low end of many analysts' projections.
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Penn State Extension offers biomass short course in November

Penn State Extension has announced plans to host a two-day short course on next generation biomass conversion in Philadelphia Nov. 11-12. The event will feature researchers and biofuel business developers who will discuss a wide range of issues.
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Patriot Renewable Fuels to install ICM's SMT system

ICM Inc. has announced that Patriot Renewable Fuels LLC of Annawan, Ill., has purchased its patent-pending Selective Milling Technology, a value-added ICM platform technology that increases ethanol yield, reduces viscosity and increases oil recovery.
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Iowa redirects federal funds for E30, biodiesel initiative

Government officials in Iowa have announced a new biofuels pilot program called "Fueling Our Future." The public-private partnership aims to help expand the market for mid-level biofuel blends, including ethanol and biodiesel.
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UNICA updates sugarcane harvest, ethanol production statistics

UNICA, the sugarcane industry association of Brazil, recently reported that rains are slowing the sugarcane harvest in South-Central Brazil. However, the quantity of sugarcane processed and volume of ethanol produced are still up from last year.
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Chempolis, ONGC partner on cellulosic fuel, chemical production

Chempolis Ltd., a Finland-based biorefining technology corporation, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with ONGC, India's leading oil and gas exploration company for the development of a biorefinery project.
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RFA, BNSF to host ethanol safety seminar in Tacoma, Wash.

The Renewable Fuels Association and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway will co-host a free Ethanol Safety Seminar on Oct. 23 and 24 at the Tacoma Fire Department Training Center in Tacoma, Wash.
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CropEnergies reports financial results, startup of Ensus plant

Germany-based CropEnergies AG has released financial results for the first half of its 2013-'14 financial year, which spans from March 1 through Aug. 31. The company has reported increased revenues and startup activities at its Ensus plant.
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Missouri lawmakers block access to E15

The Missouri Joint Committee on Administrative Rules blocked a proposed rule change from the state's Department of Agriculture that could have allowed higher ethanol blends to be sold at fueling stations.
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ADM reports water, energy, emissions reductions

Archer Daniels Midland Co. has released a new corporate responsibility report that outlines efforts to curb emissions, reduce energy use and decrease water consumption at its facilities. The company is on track to meet its reduction goals.
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University of Florida gets new distillation module

Greenbelt Resources Corp. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Diversified Ethanol Corp., a provider of sustainable energy production systems, has announced delivery of a distillation module to the University of Florida.
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ERB to construct cogeneration project at Brazilian ethanol plant

Energias Renovaveis do Brasil has signed a contract to construct a cogeneration facility to produce power and steam from sugarcane bagasse biomass at an ethanol plant owned by SVAA, a joint venture of Dow Chemical and Mitsui & Co.
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Industry Events

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

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

October 13-15, 2014
Hyatt Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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