FEW adds Emerging Corn Production Technologies & Science Forum

Produced by BBI International, the forum will take place the day before the 2014 Fuel Ethanol Workshop and focus on the latest innovations in maximizing corn yields.
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CHS to acquire Illinois River Energy ethanol plant

CHS Inc. has announced it has signed an agreement with Sinav Ltd. of London, England, to acquire 100 percent of the company's stock, which includes Illinois River Energy LLC, a 133 MMgy ethanol plant at Rochelle, Ill.
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Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy to integrate renewable diesel plant

Mike Erhart, CEO and general manager of Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy, has announced the formation of a partnership with WB Services LLC to integrate a renewable diesel production facility into the existing ethanol plant.
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Pacific Ethanol reports record Q1 results, restarts Madera plant

Pacific Ethanol Inc. has released its first quarter financial results, reporting record operating income of $34.9 million. The company also announced the restart of its 40 MMgy Madera, Calif.-based plant.
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Valero reports record ethanol income in first quarter

Valero Energy Corp. has released its financial results for the first quarter, reporting record operating income for its ethanol segment, despite production slowdowns caused by weather-related challenges in transporting ethanol by rail.
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Green Plains reports record earnings, 34 cent margin for Q1

Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. reported yet another quarter of record earnings. Net income for the first quarter of 2014 was $43.2 million, or $1.04 per diluted share, compared to $2.6 million, or 8 cents per share, in the same period in 2013.
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21 states ask Supreme Court to review California's LCFS

Several states are joining the fight to take a legal dispute over California's low carbon fuels standard (LCFS) to the U.S. Supreme Court. On April 21, a group of 21 states requested a review of a lower court ruling that the LCFS is constitutional.
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Repreve Renewables deploys innovative biomass crop system

Repreve Renewables is collaborating with farmers and landowners in the United States to grow giant miscanthus, combining an innovative business model with proprietary equipment technologies custom-built for rhizome-propagated crop production.
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University of Iowa, Repreve, to host miscanthus planting day

The University of Iowa and Repreve Renewables will host a miscanthus rhizome planting field day on May 7. During the demonstration, which is open and free to the public, 13 acres of miscanthus will be planted via Repreve's ACCU DROP planter.
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Genera Energy biomass harvest delivers time and costs savings

Genera Energy Inc. has announced a 14 percent reduction in harvest costs utilizing Genera's recently demonstrated in-field harvesting operations when compared to similar operations using typical field-edge systems.
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Hawaii law authorizes industrial hemp research for biofuels

On April 30, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed legislation into law that allows the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources to establish a two-year industrial hemp remediation and biofuel crop research program.
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UNICA: Higher percentage of cane harvest to go to ethanol

The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) has announced it is projecting a cane crush of 580 million tons for the 2014/2015 harvest. This is a 16.94 million ton reduction from the 2013/2014 crush of 596.94 million tons.
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RFA: API letter to EPA is rife with hypocrisy, misdirection

The Renewable Fuels Association said that the oil industry's suggestion that outdated fuel consumption projections should be used to establish 2014 renewable fuel standard requirements amounts to "the highest form of hypocrisy and misdirection."
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Iowa legislature votes to pass bill supporting E15, biodiesel

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association recently applauded the Iowa legislature for voting overwhelmingly to pass Senate File 2344, showing a strong, bipartisan commitment to protecting Iowa biodiesel jobs and providing increased consumer access to E15.
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Avianca Brasil, Byogy Renewables partner on alcohol-to-jet fuel

Byogy Renewables Inc. and airline partner Avianca Brasil have launched a significant initiative to support advanced testing to accelerate the Byogy alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) ASTM approval. The technology transforms ethanol into a biobased jet fuel.
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Scoular, Vireol announce exclusive partnership at Virginia plant

The Scoular Co. and Vireol Bio-Industries LLC are pleased to announce their exclusive partnership at the revitalized ethanol plant in Hopewell, Va. Scoular will procure all the corn, operate the grain facility, and market the distillers grain.
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Pro-RFS, anti-RFS ads planned for release

The fight over the future of the renewable fuels standard (RFS) is continuing. Next week, both pro-RFS and anti-RFS ads are scheduled to run in Washington, D.C. The U.S. EPA is expected to release its final rule for the program in June.
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Commodities: Supply concerns ease, ethanol prices tumble

April has provided a wild and volatile ride for ethanol markets. Prices moved sharply lower due to supply concerns easing across the country.
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Commodities: Future natural gas prices hang on inventory levels

Natural gas storage inventories ended the traditional heating season at 822 billion cubic feet (Bcf), nearly 1,000 Bcf below the five year average level of 1,814 Bcf.
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Monthly EIA ethanol data shows high net exports in January

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the April issue of its Monthly Energy Review, which includes monthly ethanol production, net import and consumption data. The U.S. exported 2.05 million barrels of ethanol in January.
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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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