Pacific Ethanol reports 2014 was a record year

Pacific Ethanol Inc. has released 2014 financial results, reporting record net sales, gross profit, operating income, adjusted EBITDA and gallons sold. Neil Koehler, CEO of Pacific Ethanol, called 2014 a pivotal year for the company.
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USDA publishes final BCAP rule

The USDA has released the final rule for the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. Although the general scope of BCAP is not changing, there are some key changes being made to several components of the program. A public comment period is now open.
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Fuels America launches 'Clean, Secure, American Energy' campaign

As America marks the 102nd anniversary of tax breaks for oil companies this week, the Fuels America coalition is launching a "Clean, Secure American Energy" campaign that will highlight the success of the renewable fuel standard (RFS).
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Oregon governor considers Clean Fuels Program sunset date bill

Legislation that aims to repeal the Dec. 31, 2015 sunset date of Oregon's Clean Fuels Program has been sent to the governor for consideration. The bill, S.B. 324, was passed by the Oregon House of Representatives on March 4 by a single vote.
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Ethanol industry pretax profit estimated at $7.8 B for 2014

The U.S. ethanol industry came off its best streak of profitability in January, one that ran 95 consecutive weeks without a loss for the model Iowa plant used to estimate and track industry profitability.
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Wyoming imposes 24-cent-per-gallon tax on alternative fuels

Wyoming Gov. Matthew H. Mead recently signed a bill into law imposing a fuel tax on previously exempt alternative fuels such as biodiesel and ethanol. The new rate of taxation on alternative fuels beginning July 1 is 24 cents per gallon.
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Total invests in Renmatix, signs joint development agreement

Renmatix has announced an investment by the New Energies Division of Total, and the signing of a joint development agreement. Under the agreement, the companies will utilize Renmatix's Plantrose process with specific feedstocks.
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Corn crush, DDGS production down slightly in January

Corn consumed for fuel ethanol was 445.7 million bushels in January, down 2 percent from December, but up 3 percent from November. Dry mills used 89.3 percent of that, while wet milling fuel production consumed the remaining 10.7 percent.
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Beta Renewables CEO Guido Ghisolfi dead at age 58

Guido Ghisolfi, 58, leader of Mossi & Ghisolfi Group died March 3. "He was suffering from severe depression and yesterday this resulted in his untimely passing close to his home in Tortona, Northern Italy," said a statement from the company.
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N.D. survey shows support for ethanol fuels

The North Dakota Alliance for Renewable Energy has published results of a statewide public opinion survey on renewable energy and energy efficiency. Ethanol was one of the renewable energy types addressed in the survey.
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NREL refines method to convert lignin to nylon precursor

A new study from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory demonstrates the conversion of lignin-derived compounds to adipic acid, an important industrial dicarboxylic acid.
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USDA announces $8.7 million BRDI funding opportunity

The USDA announced it is now accepting applications for research and education grants through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative. Approximately $8.7 million in grants are expected to be awarded through the program.
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DOE updates announcement for biomass advisory committee meeting

The U.S. Department of Energy updated its notice for the recently announced meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. The meeting will now take place as a webinar on March 5.
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GLBRC files 100th patent application

The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, one of three bioenergy research centers established in 2007 by the U.S. Department of Energy, recently celebrated the filing of its 100th patent application.
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Economists examine recent trends in ethanol production, policy

A decline in ethanol prices has accompanied the decline in gasoline prices, yet ethanol production has been at record levels for much of the current corn marketing year, biofuels economist Robert Wisner noted in a recent analysis.
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Lallemand announces patent approval

Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits and Mascoma LLC are proud to announce that Lallemand has been awarded a patent for the technology that is used in TransFerm Yield+.
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Miscanthus ethanol increases environmental benefits, profits

A recent study simulated a side-by-side comparison of the yields and costs of producing ethanol using miscanthus, switchgrass, and corn stover. The fast-growing energy grass miscanthus was the clear winner.
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E15 would reduce CO2 emissions in Wisconsin

A recent analysis found that replacing just half of the 2.4 billion gallons of regular E10 gas consumed in Wisconsin with E15 would eliminate 175,636 tons of CO2 equivalent emitted to our air every year.
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Step change for screening could boost biofuels

Researchers at the Institute of Food Research have developed a new way of rapidly screening yeasts that could help produce more sustainable biofuels. The technique could also aid in the search for new ways of deriving valuable renewable chemicals.
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Emergent Technologies Institute breaks ground

Florida Gulf Cost University officials recently held groundbreaking ceremonies for the Emergent Technologies Institute, a new research campus that will team academics and private sector partners to study and incubate renewable energy technology.
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Metabolic path to improved biofuel production

Researchers with the Energy Biosciences Institute have found a way to increase the production of fuels and other chemicals from biomass fermented by yeast by introducing new metabolic pathways into the yeast.
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Ethanol storage tank units added to S.D. incentive program

In order to expand the Flex Pump Incentive Program, the state of South Dakota has announced that it is earmarking $300,000 for the installation of ethanol storage tank units.
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Industry Events

WEBINAR: EPA's Efficient Producer Petition Process - Proving GHG Reductions

March 12-12, 2015
Ethanol Producer Magazine's Webinar Series
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International Biomass Conference & Expo

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

106th AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcases

May 3-6, 2015
Rosen Shingle Creek
Orlando, Florida

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

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

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

October 26-28, 2015
Hilton Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

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