Agenda set for 2014 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

Produced by BBI International, the agenda for the 30th annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo includes more than 140 speakers and four highly informative track sessions.
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Fiberight begins construction of waste processing facility

Waste-to-energy firm Fiberight LLC is beginning construction of its waste processing facility in Marion, Iowa. "We are now building," said Craig Stuart-Paul, chief executive of the company, noting that workers are scheduled to be onsite April 7.
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Glacial Lakes Energy upgrades two South Dakota ethanol facilities

Glacial Lakes Energy LLC announced it will be upgrading and expanding corn handling areas at both its Watertown, S.D., and Mina, S.D., facilities to improve the company's corn procurement strategy and customer service.
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Ackerly, Abengoa recognized for contributions to biomass industry

John Ackerly, president of the Alliance for Green Heat, was presented with the Excellence in Bioenergy award at the 2014 International Biomass Conference and Expo, while Abengoa Bioenergy was recognized with the Groundbreaker of the Year award.
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Gevo to produce isobutanol and ethanol simultaneously

Gevo Inc. has released 2013 financial results, reporting total revenues of $17.91 million for the year. The company also announced it will produce both ethanol and isobutanol concurrently at its plant in Luverne, Minn.
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Biomass association leaders discuss triumphs, troubles

Leaders of seven bioenergy trade associations participated in the International Biomass Conference & Expo's State of the Industry general session on March 25 in Orlando, Fla.
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Rex American Resources reports record quarter, record year

Rex American Resources Corp. has released its fiscal year 2013 financial results, reporting record net income of $35.1 million, compared to a $2.3 million loss in 2012. Moving into 2014, the company expects to set a new quarterly record.
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Commodities: Cold winter, other factors boost natural gas prices

Winter 2013-'14 may be on its last legs, but the experience is still fresh in the minds of many natural gas consumers across the upper Midwest. The coldest winter in the past ten years lifted spot prices to unheard-of levels in the shale era.
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February RIN data reveals continued cellulosic production

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for February, reporting that more than 1.21 billion RINs were generated during the month across all five fuel categories, including 7,072 D3 cellulosic biofuel RINs.
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Commodites: Corn prices up, supported by potential global turmoil

March was a strong month for the corn market with May futures trading to the $5.02 level. With that price action the producer was actively rewarding the market allowing basis levels to relax.
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European report shows increased ILUC levels for ethanol

The European Commission's Joint Research Center recently published a new report on indirect land use change (ILUC) emissions from biofuels. The study presents the results of a new run on the economic model MIRAGE.
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ACE meets with officials, members of Congress during fly-in

The American Coalition for Ethanol and more than 80 of its members were in Washington, D.C., to meet with top administration officials and members of Congress as part of the advocacy group's "Biofuels Beltway March" annual fly-in March 25-26.
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EurObserv'ER annual report highlights EU bioenergy sector

EurObserv'ER has released the 2013 edition of its annual renewable energy report, which determined that final energy consumption from renewable resources, including biofuels and biomass, increased significantly in 2012.
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Biofuel PR launched to help tell America's biofuel story

Veteran biofuel experts Joshua Morby and Joanna Schroeder have launched Biofuel PR in response to the ethanol industry's call for assistance in helping tell Americans the story about biofuels.
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Commodities: Logistics problems, demand equal tight DDGS supply

A look back at the last month of DDGS supply and demand can be summarized with one word: Logistics. Railroads encountered a myriad of shipment problems causing issues to the east and west.
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Commodities: Ethanol prices surge due to supply shortage fears

Trade through the ethanol market seems to indicate additional aggressive buying still stepping in. Traders are focusing on supplies that seem to tighten week-after-week, even with production levels falling.
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Mitsui leads investment in LanzaTech's $60 million series D round

LanzaTech has attracted new strategic investors. Led by Mitsui & Co. with a $20M investment, the $60M round includes new investors Siemens via its Venture Capital unit (SFS VC), CICC Growth Capital Fund I L.P., along with existing investors.
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Dyadic International receives new patent

Dyadic International Inc. was issued a new patent for enzyme composition and development to convert plant biomass into fermentable sugars. The patent broadens Dyadic's advanced biofuel and biobased material portfolio.
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Ethanol plant CO2 sequestration project reaches new milestone

The $163.9 million Illinois Basin-Decatur Project celebrated as new milestone as its carbon sequestration project stored 750,000 metric tons carbon dioxide from Archer Daniels Midland Co.'s ethanol plant in Decatur, Ill.
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Biofuel trade organizations ask for tax incentive extensions

On March 24, a group of biofuel trade organizations sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, encouraging extension of critical advanced biofuel tax incentives.
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BP sustainability report highlights biofuel projects

BP has released its 2013 sustainability report, announcing it has fulfilled its 2005 commitment to invest $8 billion in alternative energy by 2015 two years early. The company has not made another public commitment for alternative energy spending.
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Industry Events

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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