Pacific Ethanol completes Aventine merger

Pacific Ethanol, Inc., the leading producer and marketer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the western United States, announced it completed its merger with Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings Inc. The combined company has an capacity of 515 MMgy.
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OMB weighs in on biomass language included in appropriations bill

The White House Office of Management and Budget has published a statement detailing its opposition to several components of an appropriations bill pending the in the U.S. House of Representatives, including a provision related biogenic emissions.
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Clean fuel standards face political attacks in Washington, Oregon

Clean fuel standards under development in Oregon and Washington have been under attack by their respective state legislatures in recent weeks. While the threat against the Oregon program has passed, the Washington program could still be eliminated.
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UNICA: Increase in hydrous ethanol production continues

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane association, has announced mills in the country's south-central region produced 1.66 billion liters (438.53 million gallons) of ethanol during the first half of June, including 1.02 billion liters of hydrous ethanol.
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DOE announces intent to fund innovative bioenergy technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has announced its intent to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) targeting innovative technologies and solutions to help advance bioenergy development.
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ACE: Ethanol providing a few extra bucks in people’s pockets

More drivers in the United States are expected to hit the road for the long 4th of July holiday weekend than any time in the past eight years, and they should notice an extra benefit after they fill up at the pump—more money left over.
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EU approves funding for circular bioeconomy projects

The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium, has approved the funding of 10 projects totaling EUR 120 million ($132.66 million).
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Unlocking fermentation secrets opens the door to new biofuels

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign reserachers have uncovered the complex interdependence and orchestration of metabolic reactions, gene regulation, and environmental cues of clostridial metabolism, providing insights for biofuel development.
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ACE: Fuel retailers counter EPA's blend wall assumptions

Station owners who offer ethanol blends above 10 percent are gaining increased sales and higher customer counts, contrary to assumptions made by the U.S. EPA in its recent proposal for the renewable fuel standard (RFS).
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July 14-14, 2015
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National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

October 26-28, 2015
Hilton Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

2016 International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 11-14, 2016
Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, North Carolina

2016 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 20-23, 2015
Wisconsin Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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