Vilsack visits home of the GreenGenes

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited Medford, Mass., on May 13 to tour Agrivida Inc.'s laboratory and draw attention to the company's innovative approach to produce advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals and other bio-based products
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Abengoa sues over failed boiler, countersues in second case

Abengoa Bioenergy has two lawsuits filed regarding events at its ethanol plants in Colwich, Kan., and Ravenna, Neb. In the first lawsuit, the company is suing a vendor over a boiler explosion; in the second it is countersuing a trucking firm.
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Verdezyne acquires strategic investments from BP, DSM

Verdezyne Inc., an industrial biotechnology company developing yeast platforms, has received strategic investments from BP Alternative Energy Ventures and Dutch chemical firm DSM Venturing BV.
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Texas plant asks bankruptcy court to approve tolling agreement

If approved in bankruptcy court, a tolling agreement with Tenaska BioFuels LLC may help the 40 MMgy Levelland Hockley County Ethanol LLC in Texas start production again after sitting idle since December.
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ADM's Rice considers ethanol 'most competitive fuel in the world'

Archer Daniels Midland Co. executives painted a good-news/bad-news situation for ethanol during a May 3 conference call on the company's third quarter results.
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IPCC report highlights policy's role in advancing renewables

The IPCC is preparing to release an exhaustive, 1,000-page report on May 31 that will highlight the significant global role renewables can play in providing sustainable energy and reducing GHG emissions over the next 40 years.
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G2BioChem enters race to commercialize cellulosic ethanol

Backed by GreenField Ethanol, Novozymes and others, the newly launched, Ontario-based G2BioChem plans to begin construction on a cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant in July and reach start up a year later.
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ICM debuts commercial-scale biomass gasifier

ICM Inc. has announced the availability of a commercial-scale biomass gasification system that can be used as a cogeneration unit or to completely eliminate fossil fuel intake at various facilities, including ethanol plants.
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Industry Events

International Fuel Ethanol
Workshop & Expo

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

Algae Biomass Summit

October 25-27, 2011
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Southeast Biomass
Conference & Trade Show

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

Industry Jobs

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Employer: Novozymes NA, Inc.
Employer: Corn Plus

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