ePURE examines U.S. ethanol imports, questions fair trade

While it has not yet reached the formal investigation stage, ePURE, the European Producers Union of Renewable Ethanol, is examining U.S. trade practices for exporting U.S. ethanol to the EU.
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EPA to defer biogenic emissions regulations for 3 years

The U.S. EPA announced Jan. 12 it will defer greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting requirements for biogenic emissions for three years while it conducts scientific analysis and develops a rulemaking to specifically address emissions from those sources.
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Mascoma, Valero ink deal to move Mich. cellulosic project forward

Mascoma Corp. announced that Valero Energy Corp. has invested in Mascoma and its operating subsidiary Frontier Renewable Resources. The deal includes an offtake agreement and Valero's project development and construction oversight services..
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Abengoa restarts 30 MMgy Portales ethanol plant

After nearly two years of sitting idle, the 30 MMgy Abengoa Bioenergy Corp. plant in Portales, N.M., restarted Jan 12. "They've been working on it for a few months," said Greg Fisher, economic developer for the county and city.After nearly two years
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Range Fuels lays off workers in Colorado, Georgia

Range Fuels lays off a "handful" of employees but says it still plans to produce cellulosic ethanol at its Soperton Plant by mid-January.
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Researchers study biofuels impact on bird biodiversity

U.S. DOE-funded research finds that feedstocks such as mixed-grass prairies have the greatest potential to support a diverse number of species.
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DuPont buys Danisco, no changes expected for cellulosic project

Global science-based products and services company DuPont says it will pay nearly $6 billion to acquire enzyme and specialty food ingredient manufacturer Danisco. The purchase is expected to close in the second quarter.
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GPRE signs purchase agreement for Otter Tail Ag Enterprises

Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. announced it has signed an asset purchase agreement with Otter Tail Ag Enterprises LLC to acquire its 55 MMgy capacity dry-mill ethanol plant near Fergus Falls, Minn.
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September 14-16, 2011
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October 11-13, 2011
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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