Dinneen: 'Elections matter'

Two weeks from Election Day, Bob Dinneen told grain and animal feed buyers gathered in Seattle that whichever party controls Congress next year will "have the gavel" on energy and agriculture but lack the power to advance or upset biofuels policy.
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Bunge analyst: exports outlook 'incredibly strong'

A growing world population, urbanization and rising income will continue to drive investment in commodities, and the link between energy and agriculture will stay strong for years to come. But there are still many unknowns about world grain stocks.
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Court rejects challenge to EPA E15 regulation

On Oct. 21, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia denied a petition of review filed by the American Petroleum Institute and other groups challenging the E15 misfueling mitigation rule published by the U.S. EPA in June 2011.
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CREW sues EPA for release of RFS-related documents

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a nonprofit legal watchdog group, has announced it is suing the U.S. EPA for failing to release documents related to oil industry efforts to influence the renewable fuel standard (RFS).
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Class I railroads file first weekly status reports with the STB

On Oct. 8, the Surface Transportation Board published a decision announcing new weekly data reporting requirements for Class I railroads in order to help mitigate issues with poor service and delays. The first reports were filed Oct. 22.
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Fiberight still working toward MSW plant in Iowa

Despite delays, Fiberight's plans to produce cellulosic ethanol from municipal solid waste in Iowa are moving forward. In fact, an equity drive happening now is attracting quite a few interested people and money is starting to come in.
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EPA: Cellulosic fuel production continues in September

The U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) data for September, reporting that both D3 cellulosic biofuel and D7 cellulosic diesel RINs were generated during the month.
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Urban Air Initiative calls new EPA emission models flawed

A computer model that states use to assess mobile source emissions is seriously flawed, according to an analysis by Urban Air Initiative and could effectively block access to the market for higher ethanol blends.
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Economist: Ethanol profits face decline

Ethanol production profits hit a wall in the past month, according to an analysis by University of Illinois economist Scott Irwin in a recent FarmDocDaily post.
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LSU AgCenter releases sweet sorghum production guide

To help guide commercial production of sweet sorghum, the Louisiana State University AgCenter has released the Sweet Sorghum Production Guide.
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DOE opens funding opportunity for feedstock research

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced plans to award up to $14 million to support the development of landscape design approaches for cellulosic feedstocks that enhance environmental and socio-economic sustainability.
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Maple Energy announces strategic investment offer

Peru-based Maple Energy plc has announced it has received an offer from two strategic investors. The agreement is expected to provide sufficient capital to support ongoing operations of the company's ethanol business.
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U.S. Water launches corn oil recovery product line for biofuels

U.S. Water has launched the first in what will be a series of products developed for the biofuels industry specific to corn oil recovery. COR NS is a new, non-sorbitol based product line designed aid in the extraction of corn oil.
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Cellerate process technology earns EPA certification for D3 RINs

Quad County Corn Processors has achieved U.S. EPA certification to generate D3 cellulosic biofuel renewable identification numbers (RINs) for cellulosic ethanol produced with Cellerate process technology.
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DuPont announces MOU for cellulosic ethanol project in Macedonia

The government of the Republic of Macedonia has joined a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to facilitate the development of the cellulosic ethanol market in the Pelagonia region between Ethanol Europe and DuPont.
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Total supplying racing fuel containing Gevo's biobased isooctane

Gevo Inc. announced that it is selling renewable isooctane to Total for formulation into Formula 1 racing fuel. Gevo's renewable isobutanol from Luverne, Minnesota, is being converted into bio-isooctane at its biorefinery at South Hampton Resources.
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CBiRC helps ISU researchers launch startup companies

The Biobased Foundry, established by the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals based at Iowa State University, is helping researchers launch startup companies.
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Biobased materials, chemicals attract significant investment

The bio-based materials and chemicals industry is poised to attract $974 million in investment this year, led notably by later-stage funding rounds, according to Lux Research. The investment represents a 28 percent increase from last year.
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