US expected to become world's top ethanol exporter

A recent report from the U.S. DOE's Energy Information Administration confirms what many in the ethanol industry already knew -- exporting ethanol has become big business.

ACE Conference looks at life without VEETC, fight to protect RFS

About 225 people attended ACE's "Rooted in America" conference Aug. 22 -24 in Des Moines, Iowa, where Sen. Tom Harkin promised he'd fight vigorously to protect RFS2 and predicted that the biofuels industry would exceed the 36-billion-gallon target.

Propel inks deal to install E85 pumps throughout West Coast

Propel Fuels signed a deal to co-locate its Clean Fuel Point alternative fuel dispensers at more than 80 of PC&F's 300 gas stations and convenience stores located in California, Washington Oregon and Colorado.

Gene discovery may enable more efficient consolidated biorefining

The U.S. DOE has announced a team of researchers in its BioEnergy Science Center have pinpointed the gene that controls ethanol production capacity in a microorganism

Federal GHG reporting tool opens for business

EPA's electronic tool for reporting GHG emissions, dubbed e-GRRT, is ready for use. Any stationary source emitting more than 25,000 tons per year of CO2 equivalent is required to report its emissions data, which includes most ethanol producers.

USDA develops method to gauge ethanol potential of switchgrass

USDA researchers say they have developed a cost-effective method of determining the ethanol potential of energy grasses that could be used to evaluate the feedstock at the ethanol plant's loading dock using near-infrared sensing.

UPDATED: Bionol wins $230 million arbitration case against Getty

Bionol Clearfield LLC recently came out on top in an arbitration case with Getty Petroleum Marketing Inc. The 110 MMgy facility was awarded $47 million in damages incurred to-date and more than $180 million in future damages.

Syngenta alerts industry to export issue with GM corn variety

Corn and DDGS exports to China will be getting added scrutiny this fall by some buyers. Syngenta has launched an informational campaign, plus filed suit against one of those buyers, regarding its newly released Agrisure Viptera trait.

Clean Burn Fuels ethanol plant heads for auction block

A foreclosure auction is scheduled to be held Aug. 24 for the 60 MMgy Clean Burn Fuels LLC corn-based ethanol plant in Raeford, N.C. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this year and later converted the filing to a Chapter 7.

Industry Events

International Biorefining
Conference & Trade Show

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

Northeast Biomass
Conference & Trade Show

October 11-13, 2011
Westin Convention Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Algae Biomass Summit

October 24-27, 2011
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Southeast Biomass
Conference & Trade Show

November 1-3, 2011
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

Pacific West Biomass
Conference & Trade Show

January 16-18, 2012
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco, California

National Ethanol Conference

February 22-24, 2012
Gaylord Palms Resort
Orlando, Florida

International Biomass
Conference & Expo

April 16-19, 2012
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado

International Fuel Ethanol
Workshop & Expo

June 4-7, 2012
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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