EPA faces new legal challenge over E15

A coalition of automakers, marine manufacturers and small engine manufacturers continue to mount lawsuits against the U.S. EPA regarding its decision to allow E15 to be used in 2001 and newer vehicles.
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Novozymes establishing food-energy business in Africa

Novozymes and CleanStar Ventures announced a joint project Sept. 21 that will replace thousands of charcoal-burning cookstoves in Mozambique with cleaner-burning ethanol stoves.
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NASCAR reaches million-mile mark with E15, releases white paper

More than 1.3 million miles into using E15 in its three major national racing series, NASCAR is still singing the praises of ethanol.
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Vilsack emphasizes support for ethanol, energy security

There are two main strategies to meet President Obama's goal of reducing the nation's dependence on foreign oil by one third within the next 10 years, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack told members of Growth Energy on Sept. 21.
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Abengoa begins building 23 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant

The countdown to commissioning can officially begin for Abengoa Bioenergy's first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant. On Sept. 20, the company announced it has received the air permit for the 23 MMgy multi-feedstock facility.
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Auto additive manufacturer dispels ethanol myths

Gold Eagle Co., producer and distributor of automobile aftermarket fluids and additives, has released a 48-page white paper outlining the petroleum refining process, gasoline standards and the effects of ethanol-blended gasoline on engine components.
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Guardian Energy celebrates grand opening of Ohio plant

The 54 MMgy Guardian Lima LLC ethanol plant in Lima, Ohio, celebrated its grand opening on Sept. 15 after being idle for nearly three years following the previous owner's bankruptcy.
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Poet gets final approval on DOE cellulosic ethanol loan guarantee

Poet LLC received final approval for a $105 million loan guarantee issued through the U.S. DOE's Loan Programs Office. The loan guarantee and financing allows Poet to construct Project Liberty, a 25 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa.
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Fulcrum BioEnergy registers for proposed IPO

Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc., a producer of advanced biofuel from garbage, announced today that it filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock.
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Mascoma files registration for proposed initial public offering

Mascoma Corp. announced Sept. 19 that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the proposed initial public offering of shares of its common stock.
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