MAPCO sets goal to offer E15 at 100 mega stores in the Southeast

Brentwood, Tenn.-based convenience store operator MAPCO Express Inc. has announced it will begin offering E15 to customers. According to the company, E15 will be included in new build and select mega store locations beginning in 2014.
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Webinar discusses DDGS challenges, opportunities

Experts in the DDGS industry addressed current challenges and opportunities during a Jan. 16 webinar hosted by Ethanol Producer Magazine. The event was sponsored by the 2014 Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo.
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ACE announces dates for annual Washington, D.C., fly-in

The American Coalition for Ethanol has announced the sixth annual Washington, D.C., fly-in will be held March 25-26. The event, known as the "Biofuels Beltway March," provides ethanol supporters an opportunity to meet with government representatives.
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Marathon executive to headline National Ethanol Conference

The Renewable Fuels Association is proud to announce David Whikehart, director of product supply and optimization at Marathon Petroleum Co., as the keynote speaker at the 19th annual National Ethanol Conference in Orlando, Fla.
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Study compares ethanol GHG reductions to fracking, tar sands

Life Cycle Associates' new study found that the carbon footprint of corn ethanol continues to shrink, while the carbon impacts associated with crude oil production continue to worsen as more marginal sources are introduced to the fuel supply.
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Iowa passes RFS resolution, plans public hearing

On Jan. 16, the Iowa Senate and House of Representatives both passed a resolution urging the U.S. government to "renew its commitment to farmers, lower fuel prices and the environment by supporting a robust and sustainable renewable fuel standard."
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Valmet provides prehyrolysis system to BPF

Valmet Corp. has announced it will supply a prehydrolysis system to Bioprocess Pilot Facility BV's (BPF) pilot plant, which is located in Delft, the Netherlands. The BPF is a multi-purpose facility established by a consortium of industrial partners.
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Researchers: There is more to biofuel production than yield

When it comes to biofuels, corn leads the all-important category of biomass yield. However, Michigan State University researchers show that looking at the big picture allows other biofuel crops to score higher as viable alternatives.
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Deinove announces progress with Deinococcus bacteria

Deinove, a cleantech company that designs and develops new industrial production processes based on the exploitation of Deinococcus bacteria, has managed to produce 9 percent ethanol with unparalleled performance.
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Patent filed for ethanol-water separation module technology

Greenbelt Resources Corp. has announced a patent protection filing for its proprietary ethanol-water separation membrane module technology on behalf of its subsidiary Diversified Ethanol Corp. The system utilizes the Hitachi-Zosen membrane.
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AgEC says 2014 budget agreement highlights need for Farm Bill

The 2014 Consolidated Appropriations agreement to be considered by Congress today leaves Farm Bill energy programs with no discretionary funding for the year, highlighting the need for Congress to prioritize consideration of the 5-year Farm Bill.
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Genera Energy showcases commercial biomass harvesting concept

Genera Energy Inc. is showcasing some of the most cutting-edge, effective and innovative commercial harvesting techniques available in the biomass industry as it begins its latest harvest of biomass energy crops.
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Fire damages grain drying tower at United Ethanol

United Ethanol LLC has temporarily ceased ethanol production at its 48 MMgy plant in Milton, Wis., following a fire that broke out in a grain drying tower on Jan. 12. It is currently unclear how many days the plant will remain idle.
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CropEnergies reports increased ethanol production in Q3 results

Germany-based CropEnergies AG has released financial results for the first three quarters of its current fiscal year, reporting a 5 percent increase in the production of ethanol. Production for the nine-month period reached 626,000 cubic meters.
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Researchers identify a coppicing response gene in biomass willow

Rothamsted Research scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge, and funded by the BBSRC Crop Science Initiative, have discovered a gene that contributes to the coppicing response of willows.
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Industry Events

8th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

January 28-28, 2014
The Meadows Conference Center
Altoona, Iowa

National Ethanol Conference

February 17-19, 2014
JW Marriott Orlando
Orlando, Florida

International Biomass Conference & Expo

March 24-26, 2014
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida

Bioenergy Project Development Seminar

March 24-24, 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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