Democrats introduce legislation to end oil's 'wasteful subsidies'

Democrats are working to direct attention to billions of dollars in tax breaks to oil and gas companies and on Feb. 10, the "Ending Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act," which seeks to cut oil subsidies, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Study examines impact of crop residue harvest on soil

Crop residues such as corn stover and wheat straw have potential as cellulosic ethanol feedstocks, but they also play a crucial role in maintaining soil quality in the fields in which those crops are grown.

Danisco vs. Novozymes patent infringement case will go to court

A U.S. District judge ruled that Danisco A/S didn't prove that a Novozymes patent is invalid, meaning the case will go to trial in October. Novozymes filed the patent-infringement lawsuit against Danisco in May regarding an alpha-amylase enzyme.

USDA feasibility grants give efficiency, feedstock opportunities

Three ethanol producers were among 68 companies receiving USDA Rural Energy for America Program grants to conduct feasibility studies to seek solutions for reducing energy costs and to identify renewable energy alternatives.

Construction starts at Ineos Bio JV's commercial cellulosic plant

Ineos Bio JV got the gold shovels out Feb. 9 and broke ground at its facility that will produce 8 MMgy of cellulosic ethanol and six megawatts of electricity. The Indian River BioEnergy Center will use a gasification fermentation approach.

EPA: Draft bill to stop GHG regulations would jeopardize RFS

In her testimony before a House energy and power subcommittee, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said a bill to stop EPA's enforcement of greenhouse gas regulations would prohibit the EPA from taking further actions to implement the RFS.

DOE's ORNL launches one-stop shop biofuels website

The U.S. DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has launched a new interactive website meant to integrate a wide variety of data and resources related to bioenergy in an attempt to provide a holistic view of bioenergy and inspire collaboration.

Montana company hopeful it will receive DOE loan guarantee

After 20 years of unsuccessful attempts to build an ethanol plant in Great Falls, Mont., Montana Ethanol Holdings LLC is one step closer to making the proposed plant a reality. The company has applied for the U.S. DOE loan guarantee program.

Industry Events

International Biomass
Conference & Expo

May 2-5, 2011
America's Center
St. Louis, Missouri

International Fuel Ethanol
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June 27-30, 2011
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

International Biorefining
Conference & Trade Show

September 14-16, 2011
Hilton Americas - Houston
Houston, Texas

Northeast Biomass
Conference & Trade Show

October 11-13, 2011
Westin Place Hotel
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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