Grant supports infrastructure development for NC biorefinery

Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., recently announced that the city of Clinton, North Carolina, has received a $1.76 million federal grant to construct water and sewer infrastructure to support a proposed 20 MMgy cellulosic biofuel plant.
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Legislation would create Short Line Rail Safety Institute

Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Patty Murray, D-Wash., have introduced legislation to authorize a new Short Line Rail Safety Institute with the goal of enhancing the safety practices and the culture of short line railroads.
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USDA-ISU report validates cellulosic biomass sustainability

Five years of soil nutrient data gathered at Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels LLC's Project Liberty site are consistent with more than 500 site-years of additional soil research, experts at USDA and Iowa State University have determined.
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USDA announces funding for 2 Farm Bill bioenergy programs

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced up to $14.5 million in funding for two USDA bioenergy programs made available through the 2014 Farm Bill. USDA also announced the availability of its new Bioeconomy Tool Shed.
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ePURE calls for better EU policy in State of the Industry Report

The European renewable ethanol industry association, ePURE, recently published its first ever State of the Industry Report. It provides a comprehensive overview of the European ethanol industry and advocates for additional ethanol use.
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Spero Energy wins DOE grant for its lignin catalysis technology

A Purdue Research Park-based company whose one-step, patent-pending technology could improve the efficiency of alternative fuel production has received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy.
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High crude, shifting trade patterns brighten ethanol prospects

An extended period of higher crude oil and gasoline prices and low corn prices could result in surprisingly large amount of corn used for ethanol production, conclude University of Illinois economists in a recent analysis posted to FarmDocDaily.
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Genera, partners collaborate for advancement of advanced biofuels

Genera Energy Inc. has partnered with academic and industrial institutions with the goal of demonstrating the production of advanced biofuels from sustainable sources of lignocellulosic biomass.
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Hydro-Thermal announces breakthrough in increasing ethanol yield

Nathan Misirian, director of key accounts and strategy at Hydro-Thermal, announced an innovative breakthrough for optimizing enzymes at the slurry tank with a new heating method at the 2014 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Indianapolis.
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Ohio State team wins EcoCar 2 Competition with E85-fueled car

On June 13, U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors Co. announced the Ohio State team has won of the North American EcoCAR 2 Competition. The team's 2013 Chevrolet Malibu features energy storage, electric drive and E85-fueled engine technology.
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GRFA: UN sustainable development goals must include biofuels

As the 12th Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals is under way at the United Nations in New York City, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance is encouraging participants to include specific targets for biofuels development.
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Byogy Renewables invests in AusAgave Australia

Byogy Renewables Inc. has invested in a strategic partnership with AusAgave Australia as part of the upstream integration of multiple feedstocks to develop low cost sugars for the production of renewable fuels and chemicals.
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UNICA: Ethanol sales up, production down slightly from last year

A recent industry updated issued by UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, indicates that ethanol production in the country's south-central region totaled 1.601 billion liters (422.94 million gallons) during the second half of May.
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Drivers can save 62 cents per gallon by choosing renewable fuels

As the situation in Iraq comes home to motorists paying higher prices at the pump, the Fuels America coalition is urging greater reliance on less expensive, homegrown fuels as opposed to reliance on the volatile market for foreign oil.
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Legislation aims to eliminate corn ethanol portion of RFS

Rep. James Lankford, R-Okla., recently introduced legislation that aims to alter the renewable fuel standard (RFS) by repealing the corn ethanol portion of the standard and requiring the remaining mandates to be met with domestically produced fuels.
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Experts, economists criticize recent EWG ethanol report

Experts from a national laboratory and three universities have published an extensive response to a recent report issued by the Environmental Working Group that claims the lifecycle emissions of corn ethanol are greater than those of gasoline.
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