Gevo releases Q1 results, launches side-by-side operations

Gevo Inc. has released its first quarter financial results, reporting it recently closed on $25.9 million in financing and has successfully begun side-by-side operation at its Luverne, Minn., plant, with the intent to produce ethanol and isobutanol.
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Advanced biofuel companies advocate for RFS in letter

On May 15, 33 advanced biofuel companies, led by the Advanced Ethanol Council and Biotechnology Industry Organization, sent a letter to President Obama to express the industry's concern about the proposed rule for the 2014 renewable fuel standard.
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The Andersons announce record ethanol income in Q1 results

The Andersons Inc. has released financial results for the first quarter, reporting the company's Ethanol Group achieved record operating income of $19.8 million during the three-month period. The company's overall net income was $22.7 million.
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USDA predicts another record corn crop

In its May 9 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, the USDA predicted that U.S. farmers are on track to produce another record corn crop. According to the report, corn production is expected to reach 13.9 billion bushels this year.
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IRENA: Renewables employ 6.5 million globally

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has published a study that determined 6.5 million people were employed by the renewable energy globally last year. The report highlights the role that renewables play in the global economy.
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DuPont CEO calls on Congress, administration to preserve RFS

In a keynote speech at the 11th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology on May 13, DuPont Chair and CEO Ellen Kullman called on Congress and the administration to preserve the renewable fuel standard (RFS).
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Corn dwarfed by temperature dip could be grown in caves, mines

Lowering temperatures for two hours each day reduces the height of corn without affecting its seed yield, a Purdue study shows, a technique that could be used to grow crops in controlled-environment facilities in caves and former mines.
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Vermeer to showcase perennial grasses at its global headquarters

Vermeer Corp. and CenUSA Bioenergy, a multi-state USDA sponsored research project led by Iowa State University, have announced a new, perennial grass energy collaboration.
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Green Plains Renewable Energy changes name to Green Plains

Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. announced May 16 that it has changed its name to Green Plains Inc. to reflect the continued diversification of the company's operations. The name change was approved by the company's shareholders May 14.
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Repreve Renewables adds genetic assets from Mendel

Repreve Renewables announced it has purchased certain genetic assets or germplasm for its giant miscanthus grass product development program from Mendel Biotechnology Inc., a privately held company in Hayward, Calif.
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Dyadic reports increased revenues in Q1 results

Dyadic International Inc. has released first quarter financial results, reporting a strong start to the year. "Investments in our proprietary technologies are continuing to pay off on multiple fronts," said Mark Emalfarb, CEO of Dyadic.
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NCGA: Users of distillers grains invited to take survey

Interested growers are invited to participate in a survey currently being conducted by Iowa State University Assistant Professor Kurt Rosentrater on how the use of distillers grains has changed in the United States over the past several years.
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Ceres awarded patent for innovation in corn

Ceres Inc. has been awarded a U.S. patent, titled Nucleic Acid Sequences Encoding Strictosidine Synthase Proteins, for a genetic sequence derived from corn, covering uses of the gene in areas such as research, product development and seed production.
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UK report highlights economic impact of bioenergy, biofuels

The U.K.-based Renewable Energy Association has published the results of an analysis that determined the renewable energy supports more than 100,000 jobs in the U.K. and has attracted almost $50.95 billion in investment since 2010.
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RFA announces availability of new training materials

The Renewable Fuels Association has unveiled an updated version of "The Training Guide to Ethanol Emergency Response." The resource provides in-depth information on proper training techniques to respond to an ethanol-related emergency.
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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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