Advanced biofuel industry: RFS proposal is damaging industry

Nearly two dozen top executives from the advanced and cellulosic biofuels industry recently sent a letter to President Obama regarding the U.S. EPA's RFS volume requirement proposal, four of whom spoke during a Sept. 16 conference call.
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RFA expresses disappointment with Oregon Clean Fuels proposal

The RFA expressed disappointment with a proposal by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to include ILUC emissions when calculating the carbon intensity of biofuels regulated under the state’s Clean Fuels Program.
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Farmers Co-op hosting grand opening of renewable fuels station

Farmers Cooperative Co. announced a grand opening event will be held for a newly operational fueling station, located at 403 East South St. in Mount Ayr, Iowa. The new fueling station will offer a wide range of ethanol blends, including E15 and E85.
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UN data shows ethanol not causing food price increases

UN FAO data showing recent decline in food prices casts doubt on the impact of ethanol production in food prices. That decline coincided with increased and record ethanol production.
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Algenol ethanol plant will have capacity to produce 18 MMgy

Within the next two years, Algenol Biotech LLC will have an 18 MMgy algae-to-ethanol plant in central Florida. The company and Protec Fuel Management LLC have entered into an agreement to sell the ethanol, initially in that state.
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Michigan company patents AFEX technology

MBI has received an innovative biomass pretreatment patent for its AFEX technology, which unlocks sugar in biomass and converts it into material that can be made into a source of cattle feed or biofuel or chemical feedstock.
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Novozymes rolls out ethanol education training program

A new training tool called Novozymes Bioenergy University is available to the ethanol industry. Novozymes created the online training program to address the educational needs of the diverse workforce in the ethanol industry.
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Canadian researchers study sugar corn stover as ethanol feedstock

Canadian farmers might one day grow sugar corn, or sweet corn, for a potentially huge alternative fuels market through a new project involving University of Guelph researchers. Sugar from sweet corn stalks is similar to Brazilian sugar cane.
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Vertimass, Technip to work together to scale up ORNL technology

Vertimass LLC announced today the company has chosen Technip to provide pilot testing, scale-up, and initial plant design for their novel technology for converting alcohol to renewable gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel blend stocks.
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German ethanol production rises, consumption falls in first half

Ethanol production in Germany grew slightly more than 5 percent to a total of 370,484 metric tons from production during the same period, last year, the Federation of German bioethanol fuel industry said.
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Ethanol powered boat wins top prize at Ozarks Shootout

American Ethanol made a huge splash at the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in central Missouri, the largest unsanctioned boat race in the Midwest. The winner, a 51-foot Mystic Powerboats catamaran, was named after its fuel source.
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