Ethanol, refiners united in support for E15 liability bill

Members of the House energy and commerce subcommittee were treated to a rare moment of solidarity between ethanol and petroleum industry groups during a hearing on the Domestic Fuels Protection Act of 2012, that addresses E15 liability issues.
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Butamax, Fagen announce collaboration to retrofit ethanol plants

Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC, a joint venture between BP and DuPont, announced that it has entered into collaboration with Fagen Inc. for the introduction of commercial biobutanol production using Butamax technology.
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RFA forms Renewable Fuels PAC

RFA has formed a political action committee. The Renewable Fuels Association PAC will help RFA members support candidates for federal office that understand and share their belief in the importance of domestic renewable fuels like ethanol.
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Chinese companies announce yeast, enzyme products for ethanol

Two Chinese companies recently made announcements about products for the ethanol industry--one a yeast company and the other in enzymes.
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Report illustrates interconnected web of alternative fuel players

A Lux Research report, "Mapping Empires, Goldmines, and Landmines in the Alternative Fuels Network," examines the role of partnerships within the alternative fuels sector and concludes that the industry has become deeply interconnected.
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Houston to host National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

BBI International announced that it will host the 2012 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo in Houston, Nov. 27-29. The event was launched as the International Biorefining Conference in 2011.
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Florida offers tax incentives, repeals ethanol blending mandate

An energy bill that contains tax incentives for biofuels recently passed the desk of Florida Gov. Rick Scott -- although he warned it could be repealed if there isn't sufficient return to taxpayers.
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Harvesting equipment expected to reduce cellulosic ethanol costs

The largest bale picker in the world is on display at the International Biomass Conference & Expo in Denver, Colo. The picker is designed to reduce the cost of biomass field collection with a capacity of three semi-loads of square bales per hour.
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Americans show strong support for renewable fuels agenda

By an overwhelming majority, American voters are supportive of the RFS, the key federal policy driving renewable fuel innovation in America today. In a poll commissioned by RFA 61 percent of adults said they supported the RFS.
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US ethanol exports up compared to same period last year

So far, U.S. ethanol export numbers for 2012 are much smaller than last year's end-of-the year monthly figures. On the other hand, the numbers are still higher than what was exported during the same time period in 2011.
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Industry Events

International Fuel Ethanol
Workshop & Expo

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

Algae Biomass Summit

September 24-27, 2012
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Denver, Colorado

Industry Jobs

Employer: Pinal Energy LLC
Employer: Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC
Employer: Trenton Agri Products
Employer: Novozymes NA, Inc.

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