Green Plains reports net loss in Q1, plus several bright spots

Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. announced a Q1 net loss of $12.7 million -- 39 cents per share. During a conference call April 26, Todd Becker, president and CEO, said although the quarter was very challenging, there were several positives.
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Senate ag committee votes to restore energy funding in Farm Bill

The Senate Agriculture Committee marked up the 2012 Farm Bill on April 26 and approved a new version by a vote of 16 to 5 that includes an amendment to restore funding for the Farm Bill energy title programs.
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Appeals court temporarily reinstates California LCFS

After having received a respite, fuel distributors, ethanol producers and consumers are back under the thumb of California's controversial LCFS, following a recent appeals court decision to allow CARB to enforce the LCFS while it considers the case.
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Research finds dairy cow diets could safely include more DGs

SDSU research shows distillers grains can comprise up to 20 percent of the diets (on a dry basis) for lactating dairy cows without negatively affecting milk production. Most dairy farmers currently use only about 10 percent in rations.
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Paper evaluates consequences of dueling CAFE, RFS policies

Increasing fuel efficiency standards are expected to shrink U.S. gasoline demand over the coming years while, at the same time, the renewable fuel standard will require increasing amounts of alternative fuels to be blended into the supply.
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Coalitions support E85 inclusion in alternative fuel tax credit

The Governors' Biofuels Coalition has joined forces with the Coalition for E85, pressing lawmakers to extend the 50-cent per gallon alternative fuel tax credit and make E85 eligible for the tax credit.
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Bionol plant purchased for $9.35 million at auction

Pennsylvania Grain Processing LLC, affiliate of Zeeland Farm Services Inc., bid $9.35 million in bankruptcy court for the hot-idled Bionol Clearfield LLC, a 110 MMgy, $270 million ethanol plant that began operations in early 2010.
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Ethanol producers step up to pay for required E15 fuel survey

A group of 99 ethanol producers has taken on the task of funding the nationwide fuel survey required by the EPA for E15 implementation. The fuel survey represents the final federal hurdle to allowing E15 to be sold for use in 2001 and newer vehicles.
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Kansas consumers could get E15 access May 1, retailer says

Scott Zaremba was one of the first retailers in the nation to install a blender pump and he'll probably soon become one of the first to offer E15 to customers driving 2001 and newer vehicles.
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China increasingly good market for US corn, DDGS, experts say

China -- the largest swine producer and consumer -- will become a large and permanent importer of corn, according to the U.S. Grains Council. It is also expected to be an increasingly more consistent importer of feed grains, such as distillers grains
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Minnesota plant receives large fine for wastewater violations

Bushmills Ethanol Inc., a 65 Mmgy production facility in Atwater, Minn., recently paid an $800,000 civil penalty for illegal wastewater discharges occurring from August 2008 through December 2009.
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