FEW begins with grand opening, ribbon cutting

FEW kicked off the evening of June 9 with a ribbon cutting and grand opening of the expo hall. Tom Bryan of BBI International, Ron Beemiller of WB Services LLC and Ray Defenbaugh of Big River Resources spoke briefly.
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FEW general session features Growth Energy, NCGA speakers

Attendees of the 30th anniversary International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo heard from Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, and Rick Toleman, CEO of National Corn Growers Association, during the general session held June 10 in Indianapolis.
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FEW speakers talk increasing shareholder value, plant valuation

With current profit levels, ethanol producers are keeping their heads down and working to make as much money as possible for as long as possible, said James Eiler, principal of Eiler Capital Advisors LLC, during an FEW presentation June 11.
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Producers, industry veterans describe opportunities in ethanol

Applying lessons from the past, ethanol industry veterans shared their outlook for the future at the opening morning sessions of the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, Tuesday, June 10, at Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Producers presented with options for coproduct diversification

Diversifying ethanol coproduct streams is big business in today's market as producers seek to add value to their product portfolios, a major focus of discussion at the 2014 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in Indianapolis this week.
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Developers of the first cellulosic plants share updates at FEW

Cellulosic ethanol projects around the globe are nearing completion, attendees at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo learned in breakout sessions featuring reports from several companies bringing these technologies to commercialization.
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POET-DSM, DuPont, Abengoa begin commissioning cellulosic plants

POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels LLC, DuPont and Abengoa shared exciting updates of their respective cellulosic ethanol projects at the 2014 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in Indianapolis. All three plants are expected to be operational soon.
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FEW: Ball, Dunn receive awards in Indianapolis

The cream of the crop were recognized at the 2014 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in Indianapolis on June 10. Lars Dunn received the Award of Excellence and Shirley Ball received the High Octane Award.
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Poet Biorefining-Cloverdale welcomed FEW attendees

An industry tour of this Poet Biorefining-Cloverdale rounded off the 2014 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in Indianapolis. Approximately 55 conference attendees took part in the sold out event.
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Corn forum: Stover market emergence tipping forward

The collection and handling of corn stover was the focus of a panel discussion at the Emerging Corn Production Technologies and Science Forum, an event collocated with the 2014 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo.
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Agriculture to rely on drones despite regulatory lag

UAS hold great promise in agriculture, but the FAA is lagging in its understanding of how important drones are becoming to farmers, and in developing regulations, according to panelists at the Emerging Corn Production Technologies and Science Forum.
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EPA extends 2013 RFS compliance deadline, 2014 rule expected soon

The U.S. EPA is extending the compliance deadline for the 2013 renewable fuel standard (RFS) and the associated deadline for submission of attest engagement reports for the 2013 RFS. The new deadlines are Sept. 30, 2014 and Jan 30, 2015.
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EU reaches an agreement on ILUC, caps conventional biofuels at 7%

The European Union Energy Council has reached a political agreement on measures to incorporate indirect land use change into E.U. biofuel policies. Biofuel trade groups said the move is expected to restore investor confidence.
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NC plant to restart with corn, transition to energy tobacco

Danville, Virginia-based Tyton BioEnergy Systems plans to restart the former Clean Burn Fuels ethanol plant soon. The 60 MMgy facility will initially restart using corn feedstock, but plans to later transition to the use of energy tobacco.
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USDA to accept applications for BCAP matching payments

The USDA has published a notice of funds availability for the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. According to the notice, the USDA will provide $12.5 million in BCAP matching payments this year, with $12.5 million spent on technical assistance.
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Ceres begins field evaluations of its biotech traits in sugarcane

Ceres Inc. will evaluate a number of its biotech traits in sugarcane in South America. Plantings were recently completed and preliminary performance observations will be available by the end of the year.
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EIA increases 2014, 2015 ethanol production forecasts

The U.S. Energy Administration has released the June issue of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, increasing its forest for ethanol production to an average of 920,000 barrels per day this year. The forecast of 2015 has also been increased.
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York scientists provide new insights into biomass breakdown

Scientists at the University of York are playing a key role in the quest for a better understanding of how a recently discovered family of enzymes can degrade hard-to-digest biomass into its constituent sugars.
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ACE announces innovators panel for August conference

The American Coalition for Ethanol is announcing the participants for the innovators panel discussion for the ethanol group's upcoming 27th annual Ethanol Conference, Aug. 4-6.
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June WASDE report maintains prediction of record corn crop

The USDA has released the June issue of its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, maintaining its prediction that 2014-'15 corn production will be a record 13.935 billion bushels, with yields at 165.3 bushels per acre.
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Mid-Missouri Energy, Arisdyne conduct fiber conversion test

Following three years of continuous operations, licensing Arisdyne's Controlled Flow Cavitation system, Mid-Missouri Energy LLC and Arisdyne Systems Inc. will be conducting innovative corn fiber conversion tests for greater ethanol production.
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Hydro Dynamics offers bolt-on biodiesel solution

Hydro Dynamics Inc. and its partners World Energy and PhiBro Ethanol Performance Group are now offering bolt-on biodiesel plants incorporating the ShockWave Power Reactor for the conversion of corn oil to biodiesel.
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Green Plains purchases Supreme Cattle Feeders from Agri Beef

Green Plains Inc. announced that it has acquired the assets of Supreme Cattle Feeders from Agri Beef Co. The acquisition includes the feed yard doing business as Supreme Cattle Feeders and the Cimarron Grain storage facility near Kismet, Kansas.
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Nebraska Kum & Go offers E85 for 85 cents per gallon

Drivers of flex fuel vehicles will be able to fill up with E85 for just 85 cents per gallon during four upcoming promotions at Omaha area Kum & Go locations.
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IGPC Ethanol to implement ICM's Fiber Separation Technology

ICM Inc. is pleased to announce that IGPC Ethanol Inc. of Ontario, Canada, has signed a contract to be the first Canadian Adopter of ICM's patent-pending Fiber Separation Technology, which increases ethanol yield and throughput.
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Edeniq validates ethanol yield increases

Edeniq Inc. has announced the successful performance of its Pathway Validation Facility. Edeniq's Pathway Platform is a proprietary, integrated platform that produces cellulosic ethanol inside existing corn ethanol plants.
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Grant supports scale-up of AFEX cellulosic pretreatment process

The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization Program for the Bio-Economy has awarded funding to support the scale-up of a cellulosic pretreatment technology, with the goal of making it more broadly available for consumer use.
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