Nearly 8 million cellulosic RINs generated in February

The U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for February, reporting that nearly 1.25 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 7.93 million cellulosic RINs.
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Groups defend USDA funding for blender pumps, trade programs

Ethanol and agricultural groups have sent a letter to a House of Representatives subcommittee, advocating for the continued funding of U.S. blender pump initiatives and U.S. export promotion efforts.
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Maintenance managers meet to share experiences, meet vendors

Ethanol maintenance managers met in Des Moines, Iowa, for their semiannual gathering to meet with vendors and learn from each other. In the best attendance yet, nearly 50 maintenance managers from plants in 12 states gathered, along with 85 vendors.
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EPA rule allows timely release of cellulosic waiver credit prices

The U.S. EPA has introduced rulemaking that aims to clarify the data sources and methodology used to calculate the price of cellulosic waiver credits (CWC). The rule would also allow CWC prices to be announced in a more timely manner.
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Gevo releases 2014 results, reports progress with SBS operations

Gevo Inc. has released 2014 financial results, reporting increased revenues when compared to 2013. During the fourth quarter, the company continued to progress with commercial production of isobutanol at its Luverne, Minnesota, plant.
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Croda to manufacture surfactant from ethanol, opening new market

Croda Inc. is planning to break ground on a $170 million upgrade to its Atlas Point manufacturing site in Delaware. When completed, the company will begin converting between 10 million and 14 million gallons of ethanol into ethylene oxide.
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ACE emphasizes 'Power by People' during Capitol Hill fly-in

The American Coalition for Ethanol and more than 70 of its members are in Washington, D.C., to meet with top Administration officials and Members of Congress as part of the advocacy group's "Biofuels Beltway March" annual fly-in March 24 and 25.
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California demo produces first low-carbon, whole-beet ethanol

Mendota Bioenergy has made the first whole-beet ethanol in a California demonstration facility. The technology promises a carbon intensity rating of 22 to meet state's Low Carbon Fuel Standard.
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UGA researchers create trees that are easier to turn into fuel

Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that manipulation of a specific gene in a hardwood tree species not only makes it easier to break down the wood into fuel, but also significantly increases tree growth.
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Praj to license Gevo's technology for sugar-based ethanol plants

Gevo, Inc. announced March 24 that Praj Industries Ltd. has signed a memorandum of understanding to become a Gevo licensee for producing renewable isobutanol at sugar-based ethanol plants.
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Industry Events

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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