Seminar focuses on corn stover as a biofuel feedstock

As a precursor to the National Advanced Biofuel Conference and Expo in Omaha, Neb., Sept. 10-12, the Corn Stover Harvest & Transport Seminar hashed over technological, logistical and environmental issues of using corn stover as an advanced biofuel.
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Advanced biofuel industry leaders: now is the time to unite

Industry leaders at the National Advanced Biofuel Conference & Expo had an adamant, clear-cut message for attendees: if there was ever a time to unite and work together as one force, that time is now.
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European Parliament votes to cap crop-based biofuels

The European Parliament has voted on draft legislation, calling for a cap on first-generation biofuels and a transition to second-generation renewable fuels. The series of tight votes is expected to prolong instability in European biofuels policy.
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USDA increases corn supply by 80 million bushels for new record

The USDA surprised the trade in its Sept. 12 World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates report by increasing its projections for the current crop year. The average corn yield is forecast at 155.3 bushels per acre, up 0.9 bushels from last month.
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LandViewer pegs 2013 corn crop at 12.69 billion bushels

The team with Genscape LandViewer held to its corn forecast of a month ago projecting a 12.69 billion bushel crop with an average yield of 141.8 bushels per acre, a number that is lower than most analysts' predictions.
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Cellulosic leaders talk feedstock procurement at Neb. event

In front of an attentive crowd at the 2013 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo in Omaha, Neb., representatives from Abengoa Bioenergy S.A., Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels LLC and Ineos Bio presented updates on their cellulosic ethanol projects.
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USDA announces payments to advanced ethanol producers

The USDA has announced payments to biofuel producers under the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program. USDA Rural Development Acting Under Secretary Doug O'Brien made the announcement Sept. 12 at the National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo.
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Ethanol industry reacts to Valero's letter to EPA on waiving RFS

Valero recently sent a letter to the U.S. EPA, requesting a waiver of the renewable fuel standard to provide relief from high renewable identification number prices. The move is being criticized by Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association.
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USDA officials tour Novozymes' enzyme facility in Blair, Neb.

Doug O'Brien, USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development, visited Novozymes' enzyme manufacturing facility in Blair, Neb., on Sept. 12. O'Brien went on the tour following his keynote address at the National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo.
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Green Biologics to acquire assets of Central MN Ethanol Co-op

Biochemical producer Green Biologics Inc. and Central MN Ethanol Co-op, an ethanol producer in Little Falls, Minn., have announced that Green Biologics has entered into an exclusive letter of intent to acquire substantially all of CMEC's assets.
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PEI research estimates E15 conversion costs for retail stations

Responding to a request made by the USDA, the Petroleum Equipment Institute has published estimates of the cost to convert a station dispensing E10 to one that supplies E15. The PEI's estimated costs are lower than those projected by Big Oil.
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Project Liberty data shows viability of biomass harvesting

Harvesting crop residue for cellulosic ethanol production is consistent with good farm management, according to the latest data from researchers with Iowa State University and USDA. The work was commissioned by Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels.
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U.S. Grains Council releases Study on low-oil DDGS

Recognizing a changes in ethanol industry practices and in response to questions in the marketplace, the U.S. Grains Council commissioned a study in partnership with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to examine the use of low-oil DDGS in cattle diets.
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Latest EIA STEO report revises 2014 ethanol production forecast

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the September issue of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, forecasting that the U.S. ethanol industry will produce an average of 890,000 barrels per day in 2014,.
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Second 'You're No Dummy' ad campaign launched

Growth Energy is in the midst of a multi-week, multi-million advertising blitz, fighting back against the misinformation crusade waged by Big Oil. The group recently released the second in a series of ads, as part of its "You're No Dummy" campaign.
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Trade groups speak out prior to European biofuels vote

With the European Parliament scheduled to vote on the future of its biofuel policy on Wednesday, representatives of the European biofuels industry are speaking out and asking members of parliament to vote down a cap on first-generation biofuels.
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Rex American Resources reports improved margins

Rex American Resources Corp. recently released financial results for the second quarter of its 2013 fiscal year, the three months ended July 31. The company, which holds ownership interest in seven ethanol plants, reported improved ethanol margins.
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RFA to co-host ethanol safety seminar in Boardman, Ore.

The Renewable Fuels Association and the Oregon State Police - Office of State Fire Marshal will co-host a free Ethanol Safety Seminar on Sept. 16 at the SAGE Center in Boardman, Ore. There will be a morning session and an evening session.
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Industry Events

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

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

October 13-15, 2014
Hyatt Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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