Flint Hills Resources acquires Southwest Georgia Ethanol

On Jan. 30, Flint Hills Resources LLC announced that it has finalized the acquisition of an ethanol plant near Camilla, Georgia, from Southwest Georgia Ethanol LLC. The Camilla plant opened in 2008 and has an annual capacity of 120 million gallons.
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Valero ethanol segment earns record 2014 income of $786M

Valero Energy Corp. showed strong earnings in its fourth quarter and year-end financial report. The oil refiner and ethanol producer showed adjusted net income of $952 million, or $1.83 per share in Q4.
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DOE accepting comments on engineered high-energy crop proposal

The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy is accepting public comments on an environmental impact statement related to proposed confined field trials of engineered high-energy crops for use in bioenergy applications.
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Government app to help companies export clean energy solutions

A group of federal agencies are developing an interactive app that will serve as a mobile business directory for U.S. clean energy exports. U.S.-based suppliers of certain energy solutions are invited to apply to participate in the pilot phase.
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EPA: Agricultural Science Committee nomination deadline extended

In late 2014, the U.S. EPA invited the public to nominate scientific experts to be considered for appointment to its Science Advisory Board's Agricultural Science Committee. The deadline for submitting those nominations has been extended to March 30.
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RFA testifies at ozone hearing on E10 volatility waiver

On Jan. 29, Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, testified before the U.S. EPA at a Washington, D.C.-based hearing focused on a proposal to lower the National Ambient Air Quality Standard ozone levels.
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DuPont releases 2014 financial results

DuPont has released financial results for the fourth quarter of 2014, reporting earnings of 71 cents per share, up from 59 cents per share during the same period of 2013. For the full year, DuPont reported operating earnings of $4.01 per share.
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Poet partners to fight pollution, deforestation in Haiti

Poet LLC is fighting pollution and deforestation in Haiti through a new partnership with Project Gaia to replace wood-burning stoves with clean, ethanol-fueled cook stoves. Poet Biorefining - Jewell will produce the ethanol needed for the project.
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Economists evaluate ethanol profitability cycles, outlook

Since launching the renewable fuels report in the Agriculture Marketing Resource Center in 2008, retired Iowa State University ag economist Don Hofstrand has followed the swings in ethanol profitability through a model Iowa-based ethanol plant.
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Supreme Court rules in Gevo's favor, remands case to lower court

Gevo Inc. has announced that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in its favor in the case of Gevo Inc. v. Butamax Advanced Biofuels. The court's decision reinstates Gevo's District Court victory and remands the case back to a Federal Court of Appeals.
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Protec Fuel: 2 stations now offering E15 in Georgia

Protec Fuel has announced two convenience stores in the Atlanta metro area are now offering E15, including a Mountain Express-Quick Stop Food Store in Marietta, Georgia, and the Mountain Express-Food Mart in Greensboro, Georgia.
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York scientists shed further new light on biomass breakdown

Scientists at the University of York are part of a research team which has found that a recently discovered family of enzymes, lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases, can degrade resistant forms of starch.
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IRFA: Renewable fuels community 'Ready to Roll' in 2015

Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Executive Director Monte Shaw said that Iowa's renewable fuels industry is "ready to roll" in 2015 at the 9th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit. The IRFA also released an economic study during the event.
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Researchers identify materials to improve biofuel processing

Using one of the largest supercomputers in the world, a team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota has identified potential materials that could improve the production of ethanol and petroleum products.
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Genera Energy celebrates four years accident free

Genera Energy Inc. recently celebrated 1,533 days, or four years, without an accident. Recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data show that Genera's core operations intersect three of the 10 most deadly occupations in the U.S.
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Report highlights growth of biofuel production in China

A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service's Global Information Network estimates China's fuel ethanol production reached 2.8 billion liters (739.68 million gallons) last year, up 6 percent from 2013.
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Deinove completes first key milestone of its Deinochem program

Deinove announced it has reached the first milestone of its Deinochem green chemistry program funded by the French Environment and Energy Management Agency and will receive a EUR 1 million ($1.12 million) repayable advanced in early February.
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