EPA's RVO announcement to be discussed at 2015 FEW

Produced by BBI International, the 2015 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop will bring together the largest gathering of ethanol producers to discuss the industry's renewed certainty for long-term growth supported by the U.S. government.
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Parliament votes to approve EU biofuels cap, provides closure

The European Parliament voted April 28 to approve the 7 percent cap on first-generation biofuels, providing a degree of closure to the long-debated measure. European biofuel trade associations now want talks to focus on post-2020 policy.
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New RSB standard proposed to certify low-risk ILUC biomass

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials released a draft standard, titled "Low iLUC Risk Biomass Criteria and Compliance Indicators," that could make it possible to certify biomass as low risk for indirect land use change (ILUC).
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Valero reports increased ethanol production in Q1 results

Valero Energy Corp. has released financial results for the first quarter, reporting net income of $964 million, While operating income for the company's ethanol segment was down, average quarterly ethanol production volumes were up.
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Green Plains: 2015 outlook strong in spite of Q1 dip in profits

In spite of a first quarter net loss overall and its ethanol segment breaking even on an EBITDA basis, Todd Becker, CEO of Green Plains Inc., remains confident the company will see a strong performance overall for 2015.
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Kum & Go to offer E15 at more than 65 stores in 7 states

Kum & Go has announced it will begin offering E15 as a fuel option. Over the next two years, the company plans to make E15 available at more than 65 stores across Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Dakota.
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Canada limits speeds of crude oil, ethanol trains in urban areas

The Canadian government issued an emergency directive to railway companies to slow trains transporting dangerous goods. Companies must now slow their trains to a maximum of 40 miles per hour when traveling in highly urbanized areas.
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DOE publishes Quadrennial Energy Review

In April, the U.S. Department of Energy released its Quadrennial Energy Review. The report focuses on energy infrastructure and identifies threats, risks, and opportunities for U.S. energy and climate security.
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UNICA reports final 2014-'15 ethanol data, initial 2015-'16 stats

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced final numbers for the 2014-'15 crop along with initial data for the new crop. Ethanol production was up 2.23 percent last season, and the current season is off to a strong start.
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Ample corn supplies expected, modestly higher prices forecast

As corn planting gets in full swing across the Corn Belt, ag economists are looking at projections and implications. Planted corn acres are projected lower and yields are expected to be slightly below the trend-line.
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Supercomputer identifies materials to improve fuel production

Using supercomputing resources at Argonne, a research team from the University of Minnesota and Rice University has demonstrated a predictive modeling capability that can help accelerate the discovery of new materials to improve biofuel production.
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Solenis to introduce new chemical innovations during 2015 FEW

Solenis will introduce a novel family of antibiotic-free fermentation aids and a new scale inhibitor at the 2015 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo to be held June 1-4 in Minneapolis.
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Freudenberg-NOK develops EPDM rubber from ethanol-based feedstock

With the ever-increasing emissions standards and push for sustainability solutions, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies has developed an ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber compound from a polymer produced from sugarcane-based feedstock.
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Intrexon, FuturaGene collaborate on eucalyptus, poplar

Intrexon Corp. and FuturaGene Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A., recently announced they have entered into an exclusive collaboration to increase biomass in eucalyptus and poplar trees.
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USDA: New private funds to make investments in rural America

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the launch of two new private funds, known as rural business investment companies (RBICs), which make equity investments in rural businesses, helping them grow and create jobs.
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Thompsons announces agreement with IGPC Ethanol

Thompsons Ltd. announces an agreement with IGPC Ethanol Inc. to partner for sourcing corn for 50 MMgy facility for IGPC in Aylmer, Ontario, effective Oct. 1. Cargill will continue to serve IGPC for corn purchases and deliveries through Sept. 30.
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Aloterra announces foodservice ware line made from miscanthus

Sustainable agribusiness leader, Aloterra, and compostable foodservice ware innovator, World Centric, are jointly developing and marketing a new line of certified compostable foodservice ware made from Miscanthus plant fiber.
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Report: Illinois could reduce carbon pollution with E15

A new analysis produced by the University of Illinois at Chicago's principal research economist, Steffen Mueller, found that giving Illinois consumers more access to cleaner fuel options, such as E15, would provide significant environmental benefits.
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Propel Fuels relocates headquarters to Sacramento

Propel Fuels has announced it will move its headquarters from Redwood City to Sacramento, California. The company also said it will announce new products for operators seeking to offer low carbon fuels at their locations during the fourth quarter.
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New poll: 62 percent of Americans support the RFS

On April 27, Morning Consult released the results of a national survey conducted on behalf of the Renewable Fuels Association. The results show that Americans overwhelmingly support the renewable fuel standard (RFS).
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Charlotte Convention Center
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