Keep your word

In a month, none of the 1,000 ethanol industry professionals gathered in Orlando for the 2014 National Ethanol Conference will remember the event's official motto, but they will recall Bob Dinneen's impassioned directive to "Keep your word."
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NEC panel affirms 2014 is the year of cellulosic ethanol

Chris Standlee, executive vice President at Abengoa Bioenergy New Technologies, began his remarks at the National Ethanol Conference by stating, "I'm thrilled to be able to say that this is the pivotal year in advanced ethanol production."
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Ethanol tariff induces debate at NEC

A provocative 45-minute discourse between ethanol industry leaders from the United States, Canada, Brazil, India and Europe grew heated over standing disagreements about the European Union's import duty on U.S. ethanol.
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Cellulosic ethanol RINs were generated in January

The U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) data for January, reporting the first generation of cellulosic ethanol RINs since 2012. Cellulosic RINs were generated last year, but those RINs were for drop-in gasoline and diesel.
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Indiana city negotiating with new owners of idled ethanol plant

The owners of an idle Indiana ethanol plant currently being retrofitted are working on a plan to add corn oil to the facility's coproduct mix. The city of South Bend, Ind., will purchase the corn oil extraction equipment and lease it to the plant.
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Study reveals economic impact of U.S. ethanol industry

The Renewable Fuels Association has released a study conducted by ABF Economics, titled "Contribution of the Ethanol Industry to the Economy of the United States," that demonstrates the impact of the ethanol industry on jobs and energy independence.
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Ethanol pioneer Harold Newman dies

Harold Newman, a pioneer in the ethanol world and a North Dakota businessman, died Feb. 20 at his home in Jamestown, N.D. He was 80 years old.
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American Ethanol enhances partnership with Austin Dillon

American Ethanol is enhancing its partnership with Richard Childress Racing and driver Austin Dillon for the 2014 NASCAR season. Dillon will race the No. 3 American Ethanol Chevrolet SS in select races during the 2014 season.
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Butamax, Gevo patent infringement case returning to court

A Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC's patent infringement case against Gevo Inc. will return to U.S. District Court for trial, as ordered by Judge Sue L. Robinson on Feb. 18.
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USGC highlights 2013 achievements in annual report

The U.S. Grains Council recently published its 2013 annual report, highlighting achievements made over the past year. The report notes that U.S. corn production set a new record last year, as did the export of distillers dried grains with solubles.
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Proterro receives patent on unique photobioreactor

Proterro Inc.'s latest patent is on its way to being finalized. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a notice of allowance to Proterro for a device patent covering the company's proprietary photobioreactor.
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Iowa E85 sales set record in 2013

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association has announced that Iowa's E85 sales set a new record in 2013, according to Iowa Department of Revenue data. Total E85 sales in 2013 reached 10.85 million gallons, up nearly 20 percent from 2012.
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Give Me a Renewable Future

Ethanol enhances America's economy by creating jobs, raising the GDP, increasing incomes and contributing taxes. The positive economics are due to the hard work of community-based ethanol producers, hard-working employees and local farmers.
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Santos-Leon of Abengoa honored with RFA's 2014 Industry Award

The Renewable Fuels Association's President and CEO Bob Dinneen presented the "RFA 2014 Industry Award" to Gerson Santos-Leon, the executive vice president of Abengoa Bioenergy New Technologies. The award was given at the National Ethanol Conference.
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RFA unveils 2014 industry outlook and pocket guide

The Renewable Fuels Association released its annual 2014 Ethanol Industry Outlook and 2014 Pocket Guide to Ethanol providing an in-depth look at the current state of the ethanol industry at the National Ethanol Conference in Orlando, Fla.
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USDA predicts modest growth in corn demand through 2023

The USDA has released new 10-year agricultural projections, predicting a moderate growth in corn demand over the next decade.While corn-based ethanol production has rebounded since the 2012 decline, the pace of further expansion is slowing.
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Bunge reports improved results for sugar, bioenergy segment

Bunge Ltd. released its 2013 financial results, reporting a loss of $34 million for its sugar and bioenergy segment, an improvement over the $118 million loss the reported in 2012. Overall, the company reported net sales of $61.347 billion for 2012.
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Valicor announces VFRAC stillage optimization technology

The U.S. Patent Office has issued a notice of allowance to Valicor Inc. and James Robert Bleyer for its invention titled, "Process and Method for improving water reuse, energy efficiency, fermentation and products of an ethanol fermentation plant."
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Industry Events

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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