EPA proposes 2014 renewable fuels standards

Friday, the U.S. EPA proposed 2014 volumes for renewable fuels to be blended into gasoline and diesel: cellulosic at 17 million gal., biomass-based diesel at 1.28 billion, advanced at 2.2 billion and renewable fuel at 15.21 billion gallons.
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Fuels America members talk about EPA proposal, vow to fight back

Fuels America held a media call on Nov. 15, reacting to a U.S. EPA proposal that would lower the required volumes of both conventional ethanol and advanced biofuels in 2014.
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ACE, AEC, Novozymes disappointed in proposed 2014 RVO

The American Coalition for Ethanol, the Advanced Ethanol Council and Novozymes all expressed disappointment in the U.S. EPA's proposed 2014 renewable volume obligations for the RFS.
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Abengoa to begin cellulosic ethanol production in April

Abengoa has released its financial results for the third quarter, reporting continuing improvements in its bioenergy division. Ethanol margins have improved and the company announced plans to begin cellulosic production in early 2014.
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CARD report: Altering RFS would have modest effect on corn prices

A new paper from CARD at Iowa State University indicates that if the U.S. EPA does significantly reduce the renewable fuel standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations, it would mean only modestly lower corn prices.
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Illinois ethanol plant to build co-located biodiesel plant

Adkins Energy LLC, a 48 MMgy ethanol plant located in Lena, Ill., is poised to begin construction on a 2 MMgy co-located biodiesel plant, which will utilize the distillers corn oil separated at the ethanol plant as a biodiesel feedstock.
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Ethanol industry examines implications of record corn crop

The record corn supply has multiple implications for the ethanol industry. The USDA's Nov. 8 supply/demand report pegged the 2013 corn crop at 13.989 billion bushels, a new record at more than 700 million bushels higher than the previous record.
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Corn oil extraction examined from several angles during webinar

During a webinar held Nov. 14 four experts talked about corn oil extraction from the viewpoint of animal nutrition, corn oil markets, its financial impact on ethanol plants and coproduct diversification.
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Algenol Biofuels joins Advanced Ethanol Council

The Advanced Ethanol Council is pleased to welcome Algenol Biofuels as a new member. Algenol is a global, industrial biotechnology company focused on commercializing its algae technology platform for the production of ethanol and other biofuels.
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Pacific Ethanol reports positive third quarter results

Pacific Ethanol Inc. recently reported its financial results for its third quarter, as well as for the first three quarters of the year.
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EIA increases 2014 ethanol production forecast

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the November issue of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting ethanol production will reach 900,000 barrels per day in 2014. Production was 892,000 barrels per day in October.
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Favorable feedstock costs can drop cellulosic sugar prices

Lower feedstock prices can drive down prices of fermentable cellulosic sugar to 26 cents per kilogram (kg), down from 32 to 36 cents per kg, competitive with sugars from corn or sugarcane, according to Lux Research.
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NCGA: NASCAR reaches 5 million miles on E15

NASCAR has announced that during the NASCAR Nationwide Series race in Phoenix it surpassed more than 5 million competition miles across its three national series on Sunoco Green E15.
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CE&P receives construction permit

California Ethanol & Power LLC recently announced it has received its Authority to Construct permit from California's Imperial County Air Pollution Control District. Construction on the project is expected to begin in early 2014.
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Biomass, biofuels projects awarded REAP funding through USDA

More than $14 million in funding for 424 projects in 22 states, including several biomass- and biofuels-related projects, was recently awarded under the Rural Energy for America Program by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
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The Andersons report record operating income from ethanol group

The Andersons Inc. has released third quarter financial results, reporting record quarterly and year-to-date operating income for the its ethanol segment, which realized operating income of $10.9 million for the quarter on revenues of $213 million.
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Ethanol industry examines implications of record corn crop

The record corn supply has multiple implications for the ethanol industry. The USDA's Nov. 8 supply/demand report pegged the 2013 corn crop at 13.989 billion bushels, a new record at more than 700 million bushels higher than the previous record.
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Co-location of torrefaction, power, biofuel plants reduces costs

Douglas Tiffany, assistant extension professor at the University of Minnesota, discussed the economics of co-locating torrefaction, ethanol and coal power plants at the University of North Dakota on Nov. 6.
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Industry Events

8th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

January 28-28, 2014
The Meadows Conference Center
Altoona, Iowa

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

Industry Jobs

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