Rex American reports record Q3 results

Rex American Resources Corp. has released fiscal third quarter financial results, reported record third quarter net income of $23.34 million for the three-month period ended Oct. 31, up from $9.87 million during the same period of the previous year.
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SIRE reports 'monumental' fiscal year results

Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy LLC announced its financial results for the twelve months ended Sept. 30. SIRE reported net income of $48.6 million or $3,681 per basic unit for the twelve months ended Sept. 30.
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House passes tax extenders package, Senate vote expected soon

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to pass a short-term tax extenders package that aims to retroactively extend several tax incentives that expired at the end of 2013 and during the current year for one year, through the end of 2014.
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Novozymes launches enzyme for biodiesel from corn, waste oils

Novozymes has launched a new enzyme, trademarked Eversa, for the conversion of lower-grade oils, such as waste cooking oil or corn oil, into biodiesel meeting the same trade specifications as biodiesel created through traditional chemical processing.
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Report on rail car retrofits pegs $5.3 B cost to ethanol in 2019

A new report prepared by economic research firm The Brattle Group showed that the proposed Department of Transportation rule on rail tank cars could cost the economy as much as $60 billion. The ethanol industry is expected to be impacted.
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Weekly status reports illustrate rail delay issues

Reports filed with the Surface Transportation Board for the week ended Nov. 29 show that the BNSF Railway Co. held only 12 ethanol unit trains short of destination or scheduled interchange for long than six hours. For Canadian Pacific, it was seven.
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USDA announces advanced biofuel payments, bioenergy grants

On Dec. 2, the USDA announced it is making more than $5.6 million grant payments to 220 producers under the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program. An additional $4 million in grants are being awarded though three programs supporting bioenergy initiatives.
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DOE awards $7 million to 2 feedstock logistics projects

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced up to $7 million for two projects aimed at developing and demonstrating ways to reduce the cost of delivering bioenergy feedstocks to biorefineries.
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Trestle Energy gets low carbon intensity rating for ethanol in BC

Trestle Energy LLC has received approval from the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines for three fuel pathways that drive down the carbon intensity of corn ethanol. The approach focuses on leveraging the agricultural sector.
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Quality Farms plans waste alcohol-to-fuel ethanol plant in S.C.

A processor and convertor of wine and beer waste into fuel-grade ethanol and livestock feed is establishing operations in Marion County. Quality Farms is investing $1.9 million resulting in the creation of 27 new jobs in Mullins, South Carolina.
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Canadian government funds enzyme research

Canadian officials have announced that the University of Toronto has been selected to receive $5 million to launch its Industrial Biocatalysis Network, which will explore new ways to use enzymes to produce biobased chemicals, plastics and products.
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USDA report highlights impact of CTPA on exports to Columbia

A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service's Global Agricultural Information Network highlights the impact of the Columbia Trade Promotion Agreement on U.S. ethanol exports. The agreement went into force in May 2012.
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CRFA announces Canadian Green Fuels Award winners

The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association has announced the 2014 Green Fuels Award recipients. The awards are the preeminent national awards recognizing the hard work and dedication of those working in Canada's renewable fuels industry.
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Model evaluates where bioenergy crops grow best

Farmers interested in bioenergy crops now have a resource to help them determine which kind of bioenergy crop would grow best in their regions and what kind of harvest to expect.
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Reader response to hazcom story in December EPM

American Coatings Association and OSHA do not believe there is a conflict in the differences between the HMIS Hazard Rating and the GHS Hazard Classification category, writes Stephen Wieroniey of the American Coatings Association.
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Protec Fuel announces launch of E15 at 2 Florida locations

Offering the first E15 in Florida, Sarasota's Easy Stop Citgo and a Ft. Myers Marathon both held kickoff events with substantial discounts on E15 and E85 fuel on Dec. 3. The stations partnered with Mid-State Energy and Protec Fuel to launch E15.
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Edeniq, Global Bio-chem announce joint development agreement

Edeniq Inc. has announced a joint development agreement with Global Bio-chem Technology Group Ltd. The companies will cooperate on the development of technology to convert corn stover to cellulosic sugars for use in the production of biochemicals.
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Ethanol safety seminars scheduled for December in Oregon

The Renewable Fuels Association will co-host free Ethanol Safety Seminars Dec. 10-12 at the Portland Fire and Rescue Training Center in Portland, Oregon. The events primarily target first responders and safety officials, but are open to the public.
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Industry Events

International Biomass Conference & Expo

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

106th AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcases

May 3-6, 2015
Rosen Shingle Creek
Orlando, Florida

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 1-4, 2015
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

October 26-28, 2015
Century Link Center Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

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