December 2012

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Business Briefs

Randall Doyal is a 30-year veteran of the fuel ethanol industry.

Business Briefs

By Erin Voegele



An international federation of biofuels associations has been fighting biofuel's opponents for the past three years.

The Alcohol School reviews key focus areas for ethanol producers.

Advanced Ethanol Council Executive Director Brooke Coleman talks controlling the industry's narrative and the delicate challenge of battling ethanol's only customer for market share.

Roskam stands next to a Feedstox vehicle and a Case IH 275 Magnum tractor used to pull a square baler, part of the nonprofit’s fleet of biomass harvesting equipment.

Perspectives on 2013

By Holly Jessen & Susanne Retka Schill

Ethanol Industry executives approach 2013 with optimism and concern.

Valerie Reed faces the challenges of driving down the cost of biomass conversion, replacing the whole barrel and holding her own at Thanksgiving amongst a family full of scientists.

Outdated renewable energy cost data may be stymieing growth, but experts are working to collect and present the truth to policymakers.

How election results, under-fire programs and agendas will impact 2013.


New property definitions will change tax treatment of certain repairs

Multiple revenue streams lessen impact of ethanol prices

Foresters and timberland managers have stabilized woody biomass in the U.S. for the last century, meeting consumer demand without exhausting supply.

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