EPA's final 2014 RVO delivered to the OMB; industry reacts

The U.S. EPA has finalized its 2014 renewable volume obligation rule for the renewable fuels standard and submitted it to the Office of Management and Budget for review on Friday, Aug. 22.
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Butamax corn oil separation system fully operational at Highwater

Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC and Highwater Ethanol held an Aug. 20 ribbon cutting, celebrating the completion of phase one of a two-phase retrofit to biobutanol production. The facility is now separating corn oil with Butamax technology.
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Aventine celebrates completion of natural gas boiler project

Aventine Renewable Energy recently held a ribbon cutting celebration Aug. 15 to mark the completion of a project to replace three aging coal boilers with two new natural gas boilers at its Pekin, Illinois, ethanol production complex.
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King of Netherlands to attend Project Liberty event

Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, has announced that he will attend the Grand Opening of Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels' Project Liberty cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa on Wednesday, Sept. 3.
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Aemetis reports Q2 results, plans future improvements

Aemetis Inc. has released second quarter financial results, reporting revenue of $57.2 million, a 21 percent increase over the same quarter of 2013. The company also outlined future improvement plans in a recent business update conference call.
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Abengoa reports strong quarter for biofuels, bioenergy

Abengoa's biofuels and bioenergy business saw a strong second quarter in the Americas, Abengoa CEO Manuel Sanchez Ortega said during the company's first half of 2014 earnings call on Aug. 12.
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Despite current issues, China 'hit for the cycle' in 2014

Despite challenges surrounding imports, China has accomplished a feat never before seen. According to Chinese and USDA data, China has imported more than 3 million metric tons each of corn, sorghum and DDGS this marketing year, which ends Aug. 31.
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Dyadic releases Q2 results, files registration statement with SEC

Dyadic International Inc. has released financial results for the second quarter of 2014, reporting a an increase in net product-related revenue. Dyadic has also filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Grants help develop sorghum feedstock program in California

Calgren Renewable Fuels, Aemetis Inc. and Pacific Ethanol Inc. each received a $3 million matching grant from the California Energy Commission's Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program to support sorghum feedstock development.
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Cosan reports increased ethanol production in Q2 results

Brazil-based Cosan recently released financial results for the second quarter, reporting a 16 percent increase in EBITDA for its Raizen Energia business unit, which comprises its sugar, ethanol and cogeneration operations.
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St1 Biofuels to develop cellulosic ethanol plant in Finland

North European Bio Tech Oy has made an investment decision concerning the construction of a bioethanol plant on the Renforsin Ranta industrial estate in Kajaani, Finland. The raw material for the plant will be sawdust from local sources.
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Geneticists develop tree biomass crop to grow on marginal land

Two Virginia Tech researchers have received a $1.4 million grant to investigate the genetic regulatory networks that will allow an important bioenergy crop to be bred so it will grow in less than ideal soils and climate.
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USGC: Malaysia grants U.S. DDGS exemption from new regulations

Malaysian officials recently agreed to permanently exempt imports of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles and corn gluten meal from the nation's new sanitary and phytosanitary and inspection regulations for agricultural commodities.
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JBEI research paves the way for closed loop biorefineries

While the powerful solvents known as ionic liquids show great promise for liberating fermentable sugars from lignocellulose and improving the economics of advanced biofuels, an even more promising candidate is on the horizon, bionic liquids.
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Ethanol safety seminar planned for Massachusetts

The Renewable Fuels Association and Fore River Transportation Corp. will co-host a free Ethanol Safety Seminar on Aug. 26-27 in the auditorium of South Middle School in Westfield, Massachusetts.
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