EIA report illustrates biofuel, bioenergy subsidies

On March 12, the U.S. Energy Information Administration published a report on direct federal financial interventions and subsidies in energy for fiscal year (FY) 2103. The report responds to a request from two members of Congress.
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PHMSA finalizes pipeline rulemaking that addresses ethanol

The Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has published a final rule in the Federal Register that amends pipeline safety regulation, including adding ethanol to the definition of hazardous materials.
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San Francisco welcomes E85

March 19 marks the first offering of E85 to flex-fuel vehicle owners in San Francisco. Pearson Fuels and All Stars Fuel celebrated the high-octane E85 at a ribbon cutting by offering E85 at 85 cents per gallon.
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Minnesota bill aims to create cellulosic biomass incentives

Legislation pending in Minnesota aims to establish state production incentives for advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals and biomass thermal. The measure was introduced in the Minnesota House of Representatives and the Minnesota Senate in February.
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AEE report illustrates growth in the U.S. advanced energy market

The Advanced Energy Economy recently commissioned a study completed by Navigant Research that found the U.S. advanced energy market grew by 14 percent last year, which is five times the rate of the U.S. economy overall.
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UAI files petition challenging EPA emissions data

The Urban Air Initiative filed a new petition against the U.S. EPA as the next step in what UAI officials describe as their ongoing effort to challenge EPA's defective models and policies relating to ethanol.
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API, AFPM sue EPA over RFS delays

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers and American Petroleum Institute have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia against the U.S. EPA regarding delays in finalizing 2014 and 2015 renewable fuel standards.
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Iowa sets new E85 sales record in 2014

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association has announced Iowa motorists purchased more than 2.93 million gallons of E85 in the fourth quarter of 2014, and a record-setting 11.96 million gallons in all of 2014.
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ICM celebrates 20 years in the ethanol, renewable fuels industry

ICM Inc. is proudly celebrating 20 years of innovation in the ethanol and renewable fuels industries. ICM was founded on Jan. 23, 1995 with only 20 employees. Through the years the company grew, designing more than 100 ethanol plants.
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Ceres, Raizen to scale-up sweet sorghum for ethanol

Ceres Inc. and Raizen S.A., have signed a multiyear collaboration agreement to develop and produce sweet sorghum on an industrial scale. Sweet sorghum can extend the operating season of Brazilian sugarcane ethanol mills.
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Supercomputers help solve puzzle-like bond for biofuels

One of life's strongest bonds has been discovered by a science team researching biofuels with the help of supercomputers. Their find could boost efforts to develop catalysts for biofuel production from non-food waste plants.
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Dynamic Recycling installs distillation column at Tennessee plant

MXI Environmental Services LLC has completed installation of the distillation column for the company's new plant in Bristol, Tennessee. The installation went smooth and company is one step closer to operating.
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Dyadic releases annual results, calls 2014 a turning point

Dyadic International Inc. recently released 2014 financial results, reporting revenue of $12.5 million, down from $17.1 million the prior year. The decrease is primarily attributed to a $6 million BASF upfront license fee in 2013.
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Scientists harness enzymes to break down tough cell walls

Researchers at the University of Toronto Bioproducts Research Lab studying ways to isolate components of plant cell walls so they can be used to create renewable fuels, high-value chemicals, and novel bio-based materials.
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Patriot Renewables featured in Car Clinic radio show

Bobby Likis featured Judd Hulting, commodities manager at Patriot Renewable Fuels LLC, Annawan, in Illinois, during his two-hour Saturday morning radio show, Bobby Likis Car Clinic, on March 14.
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June 1-4, 2015
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National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

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