EPA approves RFA plan to mitigate E15 misfueling

The U.S. EPA issued its approval on March 15 of a Misfueling Mitigation Plan for E15 submitted by the Renewable Fuels Association earlier this month, clearing another hurdle toward allowing the fuel to be sold to consumers.
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Growth Energy conference examines E15, NASCAR partnership

More than 465 people attended Growth Energy's members-only Executive Leadership Conference held March 8 -11 in Las Vegas. The third annual event had the theme "Fueling A New Frontier," in recognition of ongoing work to open the marketplace for E15.
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Virdia embarks on new, improved commercialization trajectory

Oxford, N.C.-based cellulosic sugar technology developer and producer Virdia, formerly HCL CleanTech, recently announced several milestones, including a complete branding overhaul, a new CEO and the closing of a $30 million private financing deal.
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Biofuel tax incentives don't pass muster in Senate vote

A March 13 vote defeated an amendment that would have extended key biofuels tax credits -- prompting disappointed reactions from the Renewable Fuels Association, Advanced Ethanol Council and Growth Energy.
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Study eliminates factors in low amino acid digestibility in DDGS

Compared to corn, dried distillers grains with solubles has a low and variable digestibility of amino acids, nutrients which swine and poultry need. Researchers recently studied the role of syrup balls in that issue.
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Poet-DSM begins building Project Liberty

Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels LLC held a formal groundbreaking ceremony on March 13 at the site of the 20 MMgy cellulosic ethanol facility known as Project Liberty, marking the beginning of full-scale construction of the plant.
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API sues EPA over cellulosic biofuel mandate

The American Petroleum Institute filed a lawsuit March 9 in the D.C. Circuit Court against the EPA to challenge the "unachievable requirements" of the cellulosic biofuels mandate.
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EC publishes regulation classifying ethanol imports to EU

From April 3 onwards all imported ethanol/petrol blends that contain 70 percent ethanol blended with 30 percent petrol must be classified by EU customs authorities as denatured ethanol.
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