ICM retrofits Indiana ethanol plant for new owners

An idle ethanol plant in South Bend, Ind., is expected to resume operations this year following the completion of retrofit activities that kicked off in December. The 100 MMgy plant was purchased by Noble Americas South Bend Ethanol LLC in 2013.
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Sinav offers GTL Resources, Illinois River Energy for sale

The Board of Directors of Sinav Ltd., the owners of GTL Resources and Illinois River Energy, have retained Ascendant Financial Partners LLC to assist them in the sale of the GTL/IRE business.
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Ethanol coproduct to be used in enhanced oil recovery

Australia-based Elk Petroleum Inc. recently announced it has finalized and executed a binding agreement with Nebraska-based Bridgeport Ethanol LLC to purchase carbon dioxide for use in enhanced oil recovery operations.
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Governors advocate for robust RFS

A group of six Midwestern governors, led by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, recently sent a letter to President Obama and officials at the U.S. EPA and USDA expressing their opposition to the EPA's 2014 renewable fuel standard (RFS) proposal.
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Iowa produced 3.7 billion gallons of ethanol in 2013

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association has announced that Iowa's 42 ethanol plants produced 3.7 billion gallons during 2013, matching 2011 and 2012 production. Iowa continues to be the number one ethanol producing state.
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Poll reveals support for Ohio clean energy initiative

A new poll conducted in Ohio has revealed citizens of the state overwhelmingly support the Ohio Clean Energy Initiative, which aims to enact a constitutional amendment that would provide $1.3 billion a year for Ohio to invest in clean energy.
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Field trial of lignin modified poplars shows potential

VIB has announced that the results of a field trial with genetically modified poplar trees in Zwijnaarde, Belgium, shows that the wood of lignin modified poplar trees can be converted into sugars in a more efficient way.
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Analysis addresses RIN carryover and 2014 proposed RFS

A recent FarmDocDaily post addresses renewable identification number (RIN) stocks and the implications of the U.S. EPA's proposed 2014 volume requirements for the renewable fuel standard, predicting 1.7 billion RINS will be carried over into 2014.
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Pacific Ethanol increases ownership in ethanol plants

Pacific Ethanol recently announced its entrance into debt reducing and ownership increasing agreements. he move will increase the company's ownership interest in the Pacific Ethanol plants to 91 percent.
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Poet-DSM provides update of Project Liberty

Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuel's first commercial cellulosic ethanol plant remains on schedule for startup in the first part of 2014 as workers continue equipment installation and other activity through the winter.
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January 28-28, 2014
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February 17-19, 2014
JW Marriott Orlando
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International Biomass Conference & Expo

March 24-26, 2014
Orange County Convention Center
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Bioenergy Project Development Seminar

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International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 9-12, 2014
Indiana Convention Center
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National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

October 13-15, 2014
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