Conservation biomass demonstration shows potential

A demonstration project completed by The Earth Partners LP, Applied Ecological Services and Poet LLC has shown that biomass from native grasses, grown for conservation purposes, can successfully fuel a boiler to create heat and power.
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Lignol, Novozymes successfully complete enzyme optimization work

Lignol Energy Corp. recently announced that it has successfully completed a major body of work in producing cellulosic ethanol at Lignol's pilot-scale biorefinery, in partnership with Novozymes Inc. Significant performance improvements were observed.
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Ethanol to reduce global GHG emission by 100 million tons in 2012

As the world gathers at the Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change in Hanoi, Vietnam, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance released its annual Green House Gas (GHG) Reduction Forecast.
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New Calif. law excludes corn ethanol from DRIVE program funding

California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed a bill into law that prevents corn ethanol projects within the state from being eligible for funding under California's Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, effective July 1, 2013.
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Gulf Oil opens first E85 stations on Mass. turnpike

In partnership with the Massachusetts DOT and the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Gulf Oil recently announced the grand opening of its E85 fueling station at the Charlton East Service Plaza on the Massachusetts Turnpike.
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Kentucky company to grow herbicide-resistant energy beet hybrid

Patriot Bioenergy Corp. announced that it will begin field trials of recently deregulated Roundup Ready energy beets at a Sept. 6 press conference in Williamsburg, Ky., which is the same city where the company hopes to build its first ethanol plant.
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USDA GAIN report provides outlook of Brazil's ethanol industry

A recently published USDA GAIN report addresses the Brazilian biofuel industry. The annual report includes an update of the country's biofuel policies and programs and provides production, supply and demand estimates and forecasts for 2012 and 2013.
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RFA ethanol safety seminar planned for Willmar, Minn.

The Renewable Fuels Association, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, and Chippewa Valley Ethanol Co. will cohost a free ethanol safety seminar in Willmar, Minn., on Sept. 10 at the Willmar Education and Arts Center Auditorium.
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ICM: Why we must keep the renewable fuel standard

ICM Inc. CEO Dave Vander Griend addresses misinformation published in a recent Wichita Eagle editorial, titled "End Ethanol Mandate," and discusses the many benefits created by ethanol and the renewable fuel standard.
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Minnesota ethanol plant restarts under new ownership

If not for a failed pump, the former Minnesota Energy ethanol plant near Buffalo Lake, Minn., would have shipped its first gallons of ethanol in more than two years. A minor fire that resulted is expected to delay the shipment by about a week.
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Lallemand acquires NABC, forms new business unit

Lallemand Inc. has announced the acquisition of North American Bioproducts Corp. and its ancillary businesses. The acquired companies will be combined with Lallemand's existing business, Lallemand Ethanol Technology, to form a new business unit.
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Biofuel groups file an intervenors brief in API lawsuit

Seven biofuel organizations filed an intervenors brief on Sept. 4 in the American Petroleum Institute case against the U.S. EPA challenging the 2012 cellulosic and advanced biofuel requirements under the renewable fuel standard (RFS).
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Shell grants enzyme licensing rights to Codexis

The research agreement between Royal Dutch Shell and Codexis Inc. may be over, but the California-based enzyme producer now has the ability to commercialize cellulose enzymes developed during the research partnership that started in 2006.
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Industry Events

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

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

November 27-29, 2012
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International Biomass
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April 8-10, 2013
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

International Fuel Ethanol
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June 10-13, 2013
America's Center
St. Louis, Missouri

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