EPA punts: Agency delays 2014 RVO determination into next year

The U.S. EPA announced Friday morning it would not be finalizing the 2014 renewable volume obligation requirements (RVO) by the end of the year. This will also affect the compliance deadline for 2013, which will be moved into 2015.
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EPA November RIN data shows increased cellulosic production

The U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for October, reporting that more than 1.4 billion RINs were generated during the month across all five categories, including more than 7 million cellulosic RINs.
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House passes bill that would impact EPA rulemaking

On Nov. 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that aims to prohibit the U.S. EPA from proposing regulations based on science that is not transparent or not reproducible by a vote of 237 to 190.
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Fuels Institute report predicts increased E85 sales through 2023

The Fuels Institute recently published a study that predicts a substantial increase in E85 sales over the next several years. At minimum, the report predicts E85 sales will double by 2023. Under certain circumstances, the growth rate could be higher.
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Abengoa releases Q3 results, highlights Hugoton plant startup

Abengoa recently released third quarter financial results, reporting positive performance for the company's biofuels business. For the first nine months of the year, the company reported overall revenues in line with those achieved in 2013.
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EPA releases updated biogenic emissions framework

The U.S. EPA has released a revised framework for assessing biogenic CO2 emissions from stationary sources, along with a memo that provides regulatory guidance on how the framework will impact the Clean Power Plan and certain permitting requirements.
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Court documents regarding corn oil patent case unsealed

Court documents dated Oct. 23, which ruled in favor of 14 ethanol plant defendants, were unsealed Nov. 13, revealing details of a court battle over corn oil separation technology. The cases concern patents owned by a subsidiary of GreenShift Corp.
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Study: Real-world data casts grave doubt on land use models

An analysis of real-world land use data recently released by Iowa State University raises serious doubts about the accuracy of economic models used by regulatory agencies to penalize ethanol for purported "indirect land use changes."
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Iowa biofuel producers urge swift passage of extenders package

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association has reported that nine of Iowa's advanced biofuel producers sent a letter to the entire Iowa Congressional Delegation encouraging the swift passage of a tax extenders package.
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USDA ARS: Boosting butanol's role in the biofuel world

The potential for producing butanol as a biofuel has become a bit more promising, thanks to USDA scientists and their partners. The research suggests that barley straw and corn stover could be cost-effective feedstocks for producing biobutanol.
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Dyadic reports increase in product-related revenue

Dyadic International has released third quarter financial results, reporting increases in net product revenue and gross profit. "The past quarter continues to be an extremely exciting time at Dyadic," said Dyadic CEO Mark Emalfarb.
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Study: Ethanol use in Michigan reduces pollution by reducing GHGs

A new study released by Michigan State University researchers Bruce Dale and Seungdo Kim shows ethanol use by Michigan drivers and boaters reduces pollution by cutting down on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
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RSB partners with Elements Traceability Software

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials and Elements Software Ltd. are working together to help RSB members track their biofuel feedstocks. Elements is a web based traceability platform that will help with Renewable Energy Directive compliance.
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