EPA releases RIN generation data for May

The U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for May. More than 34.23 million D5 advanced biofuel, 211.93 million D4 biomass-based diesel and 1.16 billion D6 renewable fuel RINs were generated in May.
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Global sugar surplus could incent additional ethanol production

The weakening of the Brazilian real versus the U.S. dollar affects the attractiveness of ethanol in relation to sugar, lowering the level of the world sugar price to a point at which millers begin favoring ethanol over sugar production.
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Canadian company gets federal funding for cellulosic demo plant

Woodland Biofuels received word on June 26 that it will receive up to $800,000 in funding from in Federal Economic Development funding from the Canadian Government. The money will be used to optimize its demonstration plant in Sarnia, Ontario.
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Abengoa inaugurates W2B demonstration plant

Abengoa has inaugurated its demonstration plant that uses Waste-to-Biofuels (W2B) technology. The plant has a capacity to treat 25,000 tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) from which it will obtain up to 1.5 million liters of bioethanol.
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Supreme Court will not take up E15 challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not take up the petroleum industry's E15 appeal, which was filed by the American Petroleum Institute, Grocery Manufacturers Association and a consortium of other organizations in February.
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Obama unveils climate change action plan

On June 25, President Obama laid out his three-part plan to address climate change during a speech at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. "As a president, as a father, and as an American, I am here to say we need to act," he said.
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House committee hearing aims to perform 'check-up' on RFS

The U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Power Subcommittee held a hearing June 26 on the renewable fuel standard (RFS), titled "Overview of the Renewable Fuel Standard: Government Perspectives." It featured testimony from government officials.
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GRFA: HLPE report biased against biofuels

The Global Renewable Fuels Alliance has reacted to a Food and Agriculture Organization report by noting that while many improvements have been made since the first draft, the report still contains several methodological and factual errors.
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Americans tired of volatile gas prices, want more renewable fuel

With summer driving season here, a new public opinion poll gauges the consumer impacts of constantly fluctuating gas prices and reveals what Americans think is the solution: renewable fuel. The survey was commissioned by Fuels America.
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Rural N.D. town gets new gas station with blender pumps

Six blender fuel pumps are featured at a new gas station in Velva, N.D. The Farmer's Union Oil Co. convenience store was financed with more than $3 million in loans and grants, including a grant of $159,000 from the Rural America for Energy Program.
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Enogen corn to present 'American Ethanol 200' NASCAR truck race

Officials at Iowa Speedway have announced that Syngenta and its Enogen brand seed corn will be the presenting sponsor for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Newton track on July 13.
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Growth Energy, RFA respond to House white paper on RFS

Responding to the fourth in a series of five white papers from the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, two trade associations pointed to the renewable fuel standard (RFS) as a successful energy policy that is working.
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Industry hopeful Obama's climate change plan will address biofuel

President Obama is expected to speak about his plan to fight climate change during a speech at Georgetown University on June 25. Those in the biofuels industry are hopefully the plan will recognize the benefits of renewable transportation fuels.
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Industry Events

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

September 10-12, 2013
CenturyLink Center Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

OnSite Energy Conference & Trade Show

September 23-25, 2013

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Algae Biomass Summit

September 30-3, 2013
Hilton Orlando
Orlando, Florida

International Biomass Conference & Expo

March 24-26, 2014
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 9-12, 2014
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

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