Illinois ethanol plant plans to double capacity to 280 MMgy

Construction may begin this fall to expand Marquis Energy LLC at Hennepin, Ill. "We're basically planning to double the size of the plant--for the most part, a mirror image of the existing facility," said Mark Marquis.
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GM, Coskata join forces to correct misconceptions about ethanol

Ethanol is the superior molecule for renewable fuels, argues Coskata's Rathin Datta, in a study done in collaboration with GM, and the biomass-to-ethanol conversion enjoys natural efficiencies.
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REX reports high feedstock costs strained ethanol returns

REX American Resources Corp., an investor in seven ethanol plants, recently released financial results for its fourth quarter of 2010 and the 2010 fiscal year.
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ND cellulosic project revamps following feedstock study

Plans for a proposed cellulosic ethanol plant at Spiritwood, N.D., located near Jamestown in south-central portion of the state, have been revamped following the completion of a comprehensive feedstock supply and marketing study.
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Obama: Stop hitting snooze button on energy security

U.S. President Barack Obama released his administration's plan to reduce the country's dependence on foreign oil by one-third within the next 14 years, including support for alternative energy.
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Effort to repeal blenders credit stalls in Senate

Sen. Tom Coburn, R.-Okla, lashed out against holds placed on his amendment to eliminate the ethanol blenders credit and said he plans to force a vote on the amendment as soon as possible.
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Senate hearing examines oil price spikes, role of biofuels

A U.S. Senate ag committee hearing March 30 heard testimony evaluating "high gas prices and how new rules and innovative farming can help." Poet CEO Jeff Broin and University of Michigan's Bruce Dale testified.
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EPA streamlines regulations for car, truck fuel conversion units

The U.S. EPA has updated rules making it easier for manufacturers to sell systems converting vehicles to run on alternative fuels. The rules will vary based on vehicle age or the engine being converted.
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