IEA releases mid-term forecast for biofuels, renewable energy

The International Energy Agency has released its third annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report, which includes forecasts for global biofuel and renewable energy growth. For the first time, the report also includes an investment outlook.
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Rex American considers purchasing, building new ethanol plants

Rex American Resources Corp. has released financial results for the second quarter, with the company's CEO and Chairman Stuart Rose reporting the period was Rex American's best quarter in terms of earnings per share.
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Dynamic Recycling breaks ground on Tennessee plant

Dynamic Recycling LLC has broken ground on its Distilled Spirits Plant in Bristol, Tennessee. The facility will recycle ethanol-based or sugary unusable or expired products into fuel ethanol. The plant is expected to be operational early next year.
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Valero celebrates restart of Mount Vernon plant

On Aug. 26, Valero Renewable Fuels Co. LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Valero Energy Corp., and the Ports of Indiana hosted an event to commemorate the restart of a 110 MMgy ethanol plant located in Mount Vernon, Indiana.
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DOE seeks input on landscape design for feedstock production

The U.S. Department of Energy is asking for input on landscape design approaches that sustainably integrate cellulosic feedstock production into existing agricultural and forestry systems. Comments are due Sept. 2.
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Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research wins NSF grant

A grant from the National Science Foundation will allow University of Louisville's Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research to expand. The $20 million award is being made for the "Powering the Kentucky Bioeconomy for a Sustainable Future" project.
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John Deere, Hillco introduce single pass round bale system

Hillco Technologies Inc., working in developmental partnership with John Deere, has developed the Hillco Single Pass Round Bale System, a revolutionary new system for harvesting corn and baling corn stover in one simple step.
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American Science and Technology scale up uses Baisch Engineering

American Science and Technology Corp. has selected Baisch Engineering to scale up its Wausau, Wisconsin-based pilot plant from its current production capacity of 200 pounds of lignocellulosic biomass per day to 2 tons per day.
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EurOberv'ER releases annual Biofuels Barometer report

The EurObserv'ER has released its annual Biofuel Barometer, reporting that last year was the first time the consumption of biofuels in Europe decreased. The report notes the decline is essentially related to Spain and Germany.
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To maximize throughput and yield, start with liquefaction

Novozymes offers tips for trialing and optimizing its new enzyme, Avantec, and shares the story behind the lessons learned while troubleshooting issues in the intial trials.
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Cold winter could mean return to high regional basis prices

Only the October futures contract remains to be settled before the end of summer. With winter looming around the corner, sparing some time to learn a few lessons from the prior year and plan for the upcoming heating season is a prudent course.
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Cenex Tank Program assists retailers offering E15

CHS Inc.has announced a new program to better enable some of the 1,400 Cenex branded locations to meet consumer demand for E15. The Cenex Tank Program will cover a significant portion of the cost to purchase and install E15 storage tanks.
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FRA grants support development of a Short Line Safety Institute

The Federal Railroad Administration has announced two grants totaling $350,000 to support the development of a Short Line Safety Institute. According to the FRA, the institute will help mitigate risk associated with shipping hazardous materials.
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New contract lows hit in nearby corn futures

August is proving to be a month of making new contract lows in nearby corn futures. Soybeans had the same type of trade but the contract lows were for new crop. Mild temperatures and scattered moisture despite a dry July triggered some sell-off.
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Nomination deadline for export advisory committee extended

The Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration has amended a recent announcement that it is accepting nominations for its renewable energy and energy efficiency advisory committee. The deadline is now set for Aug. 29.
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China is still the big story in DDGS market

With no approval to admit DDGS into China with Syngenta's MIR 162 trait it's still the big story in the coproduct market. Shippers have been working to find resolutions for tons of product on contract but not yet shipped.
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Ethanol prices supported by stable corn prices

Despite the focus on potential record corn production this growing season, corn futures are showing an amazing sense of stability at the end of August. This is creating the potential for light to moderate buyer support.
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STB issues new reporting requirements to improve rail service

Surface Transportation Board recently announced it will require both Canadian Pacific Railway and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad to provide new information on their respective weekly grain order reports.
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Genera Energy provides insight in choosing a biomass solution

Genera Energy recently released a new infographic featuring a visual overview of biomass feedstock and guidelines for choosing the best solution for every biomass project. The four-page infographic highlights key supply chain elements.
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Geringhoff to participate in Poet-DSM Project Liberty trials

Geringhoff will participate in Poet-DSM's Project Liberty trials, starting with an open house and tours at Poet's facilities in Emmetsburg, Iowa, on Sept. 3. Trials are being performed with the Geringhoff Horizon Elite XL Stover Collection corn head.
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Industry Events

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

October 13-14, 2014
Hyatt Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

International Biomass Conference & Expo

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

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 1-4, 2015
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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