House passes Farm Bill, but hurdles remain

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a stripped down version of the Farm Bill on July 11. Members of Congress voted 216-208 to approve the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, or H.R. 2642.
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2013 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo agenda released

The 2013 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo, taking place September 10-12, 2013, in Omaha, Neb., announced its preliminary agenda this week. The event features three program tracks and nearly 70 advanced biofuel presentations.
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Flint Hills Resources to acquire Arthur, Iowa-based ethanol plant

Flint Hills Resources LLC has announced an agreement with Platinum Ethanol to acquire its Arthur, Iowa, ethanol plant. The transaction is expected to close later this year, subject to customary closing conditions including regulatory approvals.
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EPA publishes notice of data availability for barley ethanol

The U.S. EPA has published a notice of data availability pertaining to ethanol produced from barley under the renewable fuel standard (RFS). Public comments will be accepted for 30 days following the publication of the notice in the Federal Register.
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UK wheat-to-ethanol plant officially opens for business

The Vivergo Fuels Ltd. wheat-to-ethanol plant in Hull, United Kingdom, is officially open and operating. The 420 MMlly (110 MMgy) facility, built for more than $448 million, is a joint venture between AB Sugar, BP and DuPont Industrial Biosciences.
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EU committee votes on RED, prompting response from ePURE, UNICA

A recent vote by the EU Parliament's Environment Committee has voted to adopt the report of Corinne Lepage, prompting comment by ePURE, which represents the EU ethanol industry, and UNICA, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association.
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Fuels America coalition holds educational briefing in DC

A group of biofuels experts gathered July 11, in Washington, D.C., to discuss the so-called blend wall, E15 and progress on the cellulosic ethanol front. The event was hosted by Fuels America, in cooperation with two members of Congress.
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Report: ILUC penalties under the RED will harm developing nations

A new report published by World Growth argues that the E.U.'s proposal regarding indirect land use change (ILUC) carbon emissions under the Renewable Energy Directive represents a futile effort to curb productive land use in Asia.
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Iowa governor signs 'Right to Blend' bill into law

Legislation signed by Gov. Terry Branstad will have a positive impact at the pump. The new law, effective as of July 1, preserves an Iowa petroleum marketer's right to blend with Iowa manufactured ethanol and biodiesel.
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S.D. offers grants for blender pumps

South Dakota is making $500,000 available to support the installation of blender pumps. The Governor's Office of Economic Development has announced the state's Ethanol Infrastructure Incentive Program has kicked off its third round of funding.
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ICM announces contract with Paraguay ethanol plant

ICM Inc. announced July 8 that that it has signed a contract with INPASA for sale of an evaporator and dryer system at its plant in Nueva Esperanza, Paraguay.
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Genscape estimates 96.2 million acres of corn are in production

Using satellite technology, Genscape LandViewer has developed a spatial-based algorithm to predict corn planted on a parcel by parcel basis. The tool can more accurately account for last minute planting decisions that were missed by grower surveys.
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14 billion bushel corn crop forecast, 858 million above record

Even after factoring in reduced beginning stocks for the upcoming corn marketing year and the lower forecasted harvested acres following the acreage report, the USDA is projecting U.S. corn production at just below 14 billion bushels.
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House bill aims to reinstate duty on imported ethanol

Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., recently introduced legislation that aims to reinstate and extend the additional duty on ethanol. The bill, H.R. 2564, was introduced June 27 and referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
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Missouri's first ethanol plant has rich history

Board chairman John Eggleston's vision of getting projects done dates to the mid-1990s when he first became chairman of Northeast Missouri Grain Processors Inc., the first group to propose a corn ethanol plant in the state.
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EU's Horizon 2020 program invests in biobased industries

The European Commission and members of European industry will invest more than EUR 22 billion ($28.70 billion) over the next seven years under the Horizon 2020 research initiative. A portion of that investment will support biobased innovations.
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EIA STEO predicts increasing U.S. ethanol production

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the July edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, noting that ethanol production has been increasing since April, reaching 870,000 barrels per day in June.
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Federal biomass research committee appoints new co-chair

The Biomass Research and Development Initiative Technical Advisory Committee appointed Kevin Kephart as the new co-chair. He will assist the committee in the research, development and production standards of biomass-derived fuels and materials.
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Vecoplan sponsors car #23 at NASCAR 'Feed the Children 300'

Vecoplan LLC was the proud sponsor of car #23 at the NASCAR Nationwide "Feed the Children 300" on June 28 at Kentucky Speedway. The #23 Vecoplan Ford Mustang was fielded by Rick Ware Racing and driven by Harrison Rhodes.
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Intratec report evaluates ethanol-to-ethylene economics

A new report takes a close look at the potential for ethylene production from ethanol. Ethylene is the most produced organic chemical in the world, used in the production of multiple polymers and chemicals.
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Carbo Analytics wins DOE grant for sugar analysis system

Carbo Analytics, a developer of sugar analysis systems, has announced that it has been awarded a $150,000 U.S. DOE grant under the Small Business Innovation Research program for the development of a biofuels sugar analysis system.
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EEA report calls for more efficient biomass production, use

The European Environment Agency has published a report that says bioenergy production should comply with E.U. objectives to use resources more efficiently. The report contains three future scenarios for bioenergy development in Europe.
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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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