Webinar highlights ethanol use in motorsports

Ethanol's role in American motorsports was the subject of Ethanol Producer Magazine's Oct. 24 webinar. Surveys have shown that NASCAR fans are 50 percent more likely than non-fans to be accepting of higher blends of ethanol.
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Pratt Energy plant in Pratt, Kan., restarts operations

After being shut down and idle for more than five years, the ethanol plant in Pratt, Kan., is back in business under the ownership of Pratt Energy, a partnership between The Scoular Company and Pratt Biofuel Investors.
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Members of Congress ask for RIN market investigation

Thirteen members of Congress have sent a letter to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission advocating for an investigation into the role fraud and manipulation have played in the volatility of the renewable identification number (RIN) markets.
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Companies turn CO2 into C3 sugars, adding to biomass-based model

Sweetwater Energy Inc. and Naturally Scientific Technologies Ltd. are expanding their relationship, announcing a joint venture to produce sugar from carbon dioxide. The joint venture will add flexibility synergies to Sweetwater's business model.
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IRFA releases E15 sales data, declares E10 blend wall dead

On the heels of surging E15 and E85 sales, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association has declared the so-called E10 blend wall dead. The Organization has released the first month of sales data for E15 in Iowa following its Sept. 16 reintroduction.
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EPA publishes updated GHG data

The U.S. EPA has released its third year of greenhouse gas data gathered through its Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program, which tracks more than 8,000 facilities in the U.S. An online tool provides users with easy access to the information.
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Bunge to evaluate Brazil sugar, ethanol segment on poor earnings

Bunge Ltd. reported disappointing earnings in its Brazilian sugar and ethanol holdings, although overall, the agribusiness firm reported third quarter earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of $404 million on $14.7 billion in sales.
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USDA accepting applications for Biorefinery Assistance Program

The USDA has announced it is accepting applications for the Biorefinery Assistance Program, which provides loan guarantees to viable commercial-scale advanced biofuel projects. Applications are due Jan. 30, 2014.
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Farmers harvesting biomass for Project Liberty opening

Farmers are now harvesting and delivering cob bales for the 2014 opening of Project Liberty in Emmetsburg, Iowa. Project Liberty is Poet-DSM's 20 MMgy cellulosic bioethanol plant under construction today.
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NCERC celebrates 10 years, biofuel industry growth, development

The National Corn-to-Ethanol Center opened its doors for tours, lunch and demonstrations during a recent open house celebration. NCERC began operation in October 2003, and conducts biofuel research for both the public and private sectors.
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Conestoga Energy agrees to use Enogen corn at second plant

Trial testing of Enogen corn at Bonanza BioEnergy LLC has convinced Conestoga Energy Partners LLC to sign a second commercial agreement to use Syngenta's corn with enzymes built right into it at two of the three plants it manages and operates.
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Flint Hills to expand its use of Edeniq's Cellunator technology

Edeniq Inc. has announced that Flint Hills Resources Renewables LLC will expand its use of Edeniq's Cellunator proprietary technology by installing Cellunators at two additional locations. Flint Hills already employs the process in Fairbank, Iowa.
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RFA, USGC to hold 2014 Export Exchange in Seattle

The Renewable Fuels Association and U.S. Grains Council have announced that Export Exchange 2014 will take place Oct. 20-22 in Seattle. The event, held every two years, is the nation's premier international trade conference on coarse grains.
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Enerkem, Myriant top Lux Research Q3 list

Enerkem Inc. and Myriant Corp. are two of the companies highlighted by Lux Research in its recently released top-10 list of companies profiled during the third quarter of 2013. The selected companies show potential for near-term growth.
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Yokogawa to supply control system cellulosic ethanol plant

Yokogawa Electric Corp. announced that its subsidiary, Yokogawa America do Sul Ltda., has received an order to supply the control system and field instruments for the Sao Miguel dos Campos second-generation ethanol plant in Brazil.
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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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