Federal judge finds California LCFS unconstitutional

A judge in Federal District Court in Fresno, California, today sided with America's ethanol industry in ruling that the State of California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard is unconstitutional, agreeing that it is is in violation of the Commerce Clause.
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CVEC snags stimulus money for energy upgrade

Chippewa Valley Ethanol Plant Co. LLLP is one of 36 Minnesota projects that will receive grant money for energy upgrades thanks to American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant money.
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Researcher: Low corn oil DDGS less competitive in Canada

With more U.S. ethanol plants extracting corn oil, about half the DDGS coming into Canada is low oil. For the Canadian swine industry, especially in Alberta and Saskatchewan, that makes it a less desirable and less cost-competitive product.
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DOE researchers say genetic breakthrough to benefit biofuels

Researchers at the U.S. DOE's Joint BioEnergy Institute announced a major breakthrough in engineering systems of RNA molecules through computer-assisted design, which could lead to important improvements across a range of industries
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Iowa ethanol production slows as E10 market becomes saturated

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association announced that Iowa's ethanol production ticked up in 2011, but the rate of annual growth slowed. About 3.7 billion gallons was produced in the state in 2011.
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SD to launch blender pump incentive program

The South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development will begin accepting applications on Jan. 9 for financial assistance to help retailers in the state install blender pumps.
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Ignite Racing Fuels receives Paul Dana award at Indiana event

Ignite Racing Fuels, a company that produces an ethanol racing fuel, was honored by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture with the 2011 Paul Dana Excellence in Bioenergy Leadership Award.
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RFS volume requirements released by EPA

A month after the Nov. 30 deadline, the U.S. EPA has finalized the biofuels volume requirements for the 2012 renewable fuel standard. The list, released Dec. 27, looked virtually the same as what was proposed in June.
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