BBI International and NEAtech form consulting joint venture

BBI International and NEAtech announced a joint venture for a new international consulting service called BBI Consulting Services. The service will allow BBI International and NEAtech to deliver additional expertise to customers.
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EPA releases first GHG emissions data reporting results

Calling it a "major milestone" in the agency's work to address climate change, U.S. EPA Assistant Administrator Gina McCarthy announced the release of the 2010 GHG emissions reports submitted to the EPA by more than 6,700 U.S. stationary sources.
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Iowa economist computes ethanol contribution at just $1 billion

Iowa's ethanol industry added $1 billion to the state's economy in 2011, Dave Swenson, Iowa State University associate scientist in economics, said in a recent report that shows dramatically lower numbers than many other reports.
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WASDE: US corn yield, supply estimates increased

The corn market was expected to drop sharply following the release of the USDA's monthly World Agriculture Supply and Demand report. The report, indeed, did increase the projection for U.S. feed grain supplies for 2011-'12.
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Gevo signs iDGs offtake with nation's largest feed producer

Gevo has signed an offtake and marketing agreement with Land O'Lakes Purina Feed for isobutanol coproducts, dried and modified wet distillers grains, produced at a former corn ethanol plant in Luverne, Minn.
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Mascoma to commercialize GM yeast for corn ethanol

Mascoma's first commercial application of its proprietary consolidated bioprocessing will be in the corn ethanol industry. The company announced several agreements to test, produce and use the modfied yeast with three industry leaders.
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Research unveils ethanol's role in future fuel efficiency

Higher-octane fuel will be required if new fuel-efficient engines are to be used to their full potential. ICM funded year-long testing showed that ethanol offers twice the octane potential of gasoline.
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Feeders explore implications of low-fat distillers grains

As ethanol producers look to corn oil extraction as a new revenue stream, more of the distillers grains sold to feeders will have reduced levels of fat, a consequence that could be good or bad for animal producers, depending on the animal type.
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IRFA meets with retailers, plans annual summit

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association is holding a free renewable fuels workshop for Iowa retailers Jan. 11 as it prepares for its 6th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit later in the month.
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Industry Events

Pacific West Biomass
Conference & Trade Show

January 16-18, 2012
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco, California

National Ethanol Conference

February 22-24, 2012
Gaylord Palms Resort
Orlando, Florida

International Biomass
Conference & Expo

April 16-19, 2012
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado

International Fuel Ethanol
Workshop & Expo

June 4-7, 2012
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

International Biorefining
Conference & Trade Show

November 27-29, 2012

Houston, Texas

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