IPCC: Bioenergy to play significant role in carbon mitigation

Bioenergy plays a big role in the multiple mitigation scenarios examined in the AR5 report from the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and is expected to play a role in the future.
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EPA reports cellulosic RINs were generated in March

The U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for March, reporting that nearly 1.37 billion RINs were generated during the month across all five biofuel categories.
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NTSB plans rail safety forum on transport of crude oil, ethanol

On April 22-23, the National Transportation Safety Board will convene a forum titled, "Rail Safety: Transportation of Crude Oil and Ethanol." The forum is free and open to the public. No registration is required.
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Sen. Johanns urges FDA to reconsider proposed animal feed rule

Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., has written Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, urging the FDA to exempt distillers grain, raw agricultural commodities, and other products from a proposed rule impacting feed producers.
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GAO report addresses delays in finalizing annual RFS standards

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has published a report on the domestic petroleum industry that addresses several issues, including the U.S. EPA's recent failure to meet statutory deadlines to set yearly renewable fuel standard requirements.
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Iowa awards Fueling our Future funds to 2 retail stations

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has announced the Oak Street Station in Inwood, Iowa, and Farmers Cooperative in Mount Ayr, Iowa, have been selected as recipients of funds through the Fueling Our Future pilot program.
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GMO tobacco plants show potential for ethanol production

Researchers at the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre and the IdAB-Institute of Agrobiotechnology have conducted a study into genetically modified tobacco plants from which it is possible to produce between 20 and 40 percent more ethanol.
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STB aims to ensure rail fertilizer deliveries for spring planting

With the spring planting season underway, the Surface Transportation Board is taking action to ensure U.S. farmers have access to fertilizer. The move comes after a April 10 hearing on railroad service issues.
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Stanford scientists make ethanol without plants

Stanford University scientists have found a new, highly efficient way to produce liquid ethanol from carbon monoxide gas. The technique requires no fermentation.
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Zeeland purchases site of partially completed ethanol plant

Zeeland Farm Services Inc. has purchased 435 acres and the partially built ethanol facility at Ithaca, Mich., through its affiliate, ZFS Ithaca LLC. The developer of the project halted construction on the planned 110 MMgy project in mid-2008.
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CFDC calls for ethanol to stand up as alternative fuel

Clean Fuels Development Coalition Executive Director Douglas Durante has called on ethanol supporters to not only defend the federal renewable fuel standard, but to move beyond it by capitalizing on the benefits of mid- and high-level ethanol blends.
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Moniz testifies on DOE FY 2015 budget request

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz recently addressed U.S. DOE's fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget request at hearings held by the Senate Committee on Appropriations and the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
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EC adopts new guidelines on renewable energy, biofuel support

The European Commission recently announced it has adopted new rules on public support for renewable energy projects, including a move to market-based support. A U.K.-based trade association called the guidelines a "huge leap into the unknown."
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Iowa economists: 2014 ethanol prices drop to 58% of retail gas

The continuing shifting relationships between ethanol, corn and gasoline are the subject of two analyses done by Iowa agricultural economists Don Hofstrand and Robert Wisner for the AgMarketing Resource Center newsletter.
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Industry Events

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

International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 20-22, 2015
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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