Green Biologics starts construction of renewable chemical plant

Green Biologics Ltd. is moving forward with the construction of its 100 percent renewable, biobased n-butanol and acetone manufacturing facility in Little Falls, Minnesota. Commercial operations are scheduled to begin next year.
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Abengoa reportedly lays off staff at Hugoton, other US locations

Abengoa has reportedly laid off staff at its Hugoton, Kansas, cellulosic ethanol plant and other facilities and offices worldwide. A former Abengoa employee said that the company cited financial difficulties as the reason for its actions.
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USDA: Corn consumption for fuel ethanol up in October

USDA's National Agriculture Statistics Service recently released its December Grain Crushings and Coproducts Production report, noting total corn consumed for alcohol and other uses was 495.8 million bushels in October.
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Rex American Resources releases third quarter financial results

Rex American Resources Corp. has released fiscal third quarter financial results, reporting net sales and revenue of $110.6 million for the three-month period ended Oct. 31, down from $138.4 million reported for the same period of last year.
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UNICA reports increased ethanol production

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced mills in the south-central region of the country processed 25.61 million tons of sugarcane during the first half of November, up 10.71 percent from the same period of last year.
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Agreement to address climate change under negotiation in Paris

This week, President Obama traveled to Paris to join nearly 200 nations for the COP21 global conference on climate change. Coinciding with the conference, was the announcement that Obama and 19 other world leaders launched "Mission Innovation."
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Biofuel groups call for 15% biofuel in transportation fuel

The global biofuels and industrial biotechnology sectors have united to call on world leaders attending the COP21 in Paris to support a global commitment to replace at least 15 percent of the world’s total petroleum transportation fuel with biofuels.
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Abengoa to file for preliminary creditor protection

Abengoa recently announced that it is filing for preliminary creditor protection. The company, however, said it "currently intends to continue to operate its ethanol plants in a normal course of business," including the cellulosic plant in Kansas.
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DOE to host bioenergy webinar for educators

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced it will hold a live webinar titled "Integrating Bioenergy into the 9th-12th Grade Classroom," on Dec. 10. According to the DOE, the webinar is part of the BioenergizeME Office Hours webinar series.
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RFA announces contest on E85prices.com

The Renewable Fuels Association recently announced today that users of E85prices.com will now have the ability to win $100 E85 fuel card. Each month, RFA will draw one user from those that have submitted E85 price experiences during the past month.
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GRFA: COP21 an opportunity for world leaders to support biofuels

Bliss Baker, the president of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance, has called upon world leaders participating in the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris to signal their support for biofuels as one of the tools to fight climate change.
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Midwest Renewable Energy to use Enogen corn from Syngenta

Syngenta recently announced that it has signed an agreement with Midwest Renewable Energy LLC to begin using Enogen corn enzyme technology at its Sutherland, Nebraska, ethanol production facility beginning with the 2016 planting season.
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Invista, LanzaTech sign agreement for biobased butadiene

Invista and LanzaTech have signed a joint development agreement to collaborate on projects to develop one-step and two-step technologies to convert industrial waste gas carbon monoxide into butadiene. Initial commercialization is expected in 2016.
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DOE announces expanded GREET model

Argonne National Laboratory recently released a new version of the Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) model, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office.
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