Enerkem holds grand opening at Edmonton waste-to-biofuels plant

Enerkem officially celebrated bringing its first commercial-scale waste-to-biofuels plant online in Edmonton, Alberta, on June 4. The facility is currently undergoing commissioning, with that process expected to be complete within days.
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Fuel Ethanol Workshop attracts record number of ethanol producers

Produced by BBI International, the FEW has 500 plus producers from 194 facilities, representing more than 15 billion gallons of ethanol already registered to attend.
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EPA regulations complicate things for E15 consumers, retailers

Charlie Good, owner of Good and Quick, a Nevada, Iowa, gas station offering E15 and other ethanol blends, has changed the stickers on his gas pumps to comply with the U.S. EPA's Reid Vapor Pressure regulations.
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Study: Land use for corn ethanol production to drop significantly

Study finds that increased corn yields and more efficient use of corn ethanol coproducts will decrease land needed for ethanol production. Land attributable to ethanol will drop from current 25 percent to as little as 11 percent of U.S. corn acres.
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European Commission widens application of anti-dumping duty

The European Commission came to a decision June 4 to apply anti-dumping duties on all U.S. ethanol coming to the European Union through Norway, according to ePURE, the European Renewable Ethanol Association.
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USDA not likely to offer sugar for sale under FFP this year

The USDA's Commodity Credit Corp. has announced that it does not expect to sell sugar to biofuel producers through the Feedstock Flexibility Program this year.
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Trade mission to Peru to address biomass, biofuel opportunities

The U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration is organizing a renewable energy and energy efficiency trade mission to Peru in November that will promote the export competitiveness of U.S. technologies.
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China, India lead in Asia's emerging alternative fuels landscape

Driven by aggressive mandates, government support and cost advantages, China and India, the world's two most populous countries, dominate Asia's alternative fuels landscape, according to Lux Research.
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ICM announces agreements for cellulosic technology, SMT

On June 5, ICM Inc. announced agreements with two plants; one that plans to install its Fiber Separation Technology and Generation 1.5 Grain Fiber to Cellulosic Ethanol Technology, and another that has purchased its Selective Milling Technology.
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ePURE criticizes EU energy security plan for neglecting ethanol

The European renewable ethanol industry association, ePURE, recently spoke out to criticize a new European Energy Security Strategy that fails to recognize the importance of domestically produced ethanol in meeting energy security needs.
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UGA researchers engineer microbes that convert biomass to fuel

New research from the University of Georgia allows the direct conversion of switchgrass to fuel. The research group engineered a synthetic pathway into a microorganism that allows it to produce ethanol directly from biomass.
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Report provides global overview of bioenergy, biofuel development

A new report published by Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) provides a global overview of advances in renewable energy development, including development related to bioenergy, ethanol and other types of biofuels.
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Genera Energy COO to speak at Fuel Ethanol Workshop

Keith Brazzell, chief operating officer of Genera Energy Inc., is scheduled to speak at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo June 9-12 in Indianapolis. He will discuss the company's biomass feedstock supply solutions.
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Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels executives to speak at FEW

Executives from cellulosic bio-ethanol leader Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels will speak at the upcoming Fuel Ethanol Workshop, which will be conducted June 9-12 in Indianapolis.
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Deinove announces agreements with Abengoa, Suez Environnement

On June 3, France-based Deinove announced a collaboration agreement with Abengoa and a separate research and development agreement with Suez Environnement Group. The company is developing a bacterial platform for biofuel and biochemical production.
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ACE says best way to cut GHG emissions is to restore RFS

Brian Jennings, executive vice president for the American Coalition for Ethanol, said, "the RFS is the strongest and most successful law ever enacted to reduce dangerous GHG emissions from transportation fuels."
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Texas A&M study: Bioenergy sorghum could help with GHG emissions

Bioenergy sorghum may offer more than another energy supply; it may offer a "sink" for greenhouse gases, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study funded by the AgriLife Research Cropping Systems bioenergy program and a USDA grant.
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FTC extends comment period on proposed ethanol labeling rule

The Federal Trade Commission has extended the comment period for its proposed rule that would adopt and revise rating, certification and labeling requirements for ethanol-gasoline blends of higher than 10 percent ethanol.
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Aventine produces sugar-based ethanol at Nebraska plant

Aventine Renewable Energy Inc., a producer, marketer and end-to-end supplier of ethanol, has announced its first railcar shipment of ethanol produced at its Aurora West facility in Aurora, Nebraska, using sugar-based only feedstock.
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FEW general session to discuss where ethanol producers may invest

Produced by BBI International, the 2014 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo begins June 9th and features more than 140 speakers and four highly informative track sessions.
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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 13-14, 2014
Hyatt Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 20-22, 2015
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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