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  • Apr 12, 2013
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    Ethanol advocates fight bill at Capitol that that would cut production 3

    Growth Energy, a coalition of U.S. ethanol supporters, met on Capitol Hill this week to counter mounting attacks made by the oil industry to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard....More
  • Apr 11, 2013
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    Goodlatte introduces legislation to eliminate RFS 8

    "The [bill's] authors state they want a 'free market' for energy, but they do nothing to end the billions in subsidies to Big Oil."...More
  • Mar 26, 2013
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    Engine Products Group asks for Supreme Court review related to E15 11

    "We will push on to protect our consumers from the engine failure and product harm that comes from misfueling with E15,” says OPEI's Kris Kiser....More
  • Mar 24, 2013
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    Poet says its corn stover removal rates are sustainable 1

    Bioenergy producer Poet-DSM last week issued a response to a Purdue report stating that removing corn stover from fields can have negative effects on the environment, such as greenhouse gas emissions and erosion. Poet stated that the levels of stover removal instituted in its contracts with corn growers are below the amount found to increase soil erosion or have measurable affects on nitrogen loss....More
  • Mar 22, 2013
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    ACE sees strong political support for RFS

    "We expect that the RFS will remain intact despite the oil industry spending millions to repeal it.”...More
  • Mar 21, 2013
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    Corn stover collection has trade-offs, Purdue study finds 3

    "Some crop rotation and tillage combinations are more environmentally benign than others."...More
  • Dec 3, 2012
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    Corn stover key ingredient for new DuPont cellulosic ethanol biorefinery 119

    DuPont recently broke ground on a new 30-million-gallon cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa. The plant is expected to require 350,000 tons of corn stover annually when it begins operation in 2014. DuPont Pioneer’s Andy Heggenstaller talks about the efforts to develop a steady supply of the feedstock from farmers in a 30-mile radius of Nevada (Neh VAY Duh)....More
  • Nov 26, 2012
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    Syngenta increases involvement in ethanol market 37

    Growers will begin planting Enogen corn under contract in spring 2013 and deliver the grain to a Kansas ethanol plant next fall....More
  • Nov 16, 2012
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    EPA keeps renewable fuels levels in place, livestock and poultry industry vow to fix “misguided policy”

    “How many more jobs and family farms have to be lost before we change this misguided policy and create a level playing field on the free market for the end users of corn?” the coalition asked....More
  • Oct 26, 2012
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    BP cancels plans for cellulosic ethanol plant 7

    BP has cancelled its plans to build a cellulosic ethanol plant in the U.S., but has completed construction of its joint venture 110 million gallon per year ethanol plant in Hull, England and is expanding sugarcane ethanol mills in Brazil....More
  • Aug 10, 2012
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    Ag players at odds over RFS

    "Waiving the RFS mandate for ethanol may have a smaller impact on the price of corn or the quantity of corn available for feed than many expect."...More
  • Jul 27, 2012
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    API sues EPA over cellulosic biofuels quota 23

    "They lost the first time and we think they’re going to lose again,” said Growth Energy's Frohlich about the American Petroleum Institute's lawsuit against the EPA concerning the cellulosic biofuels quota....More
  • Jul 13, 2012
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    First service station to offer E15 stirs controversy 1

    "It’s time to move past the nonsense and constructively work to bring Americans the choice at the pump they want and deserve," said Renewable Fuels Association President Bob Dinneen....More
  • Jul 11, 2012
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    Biomass harvesting shows minimal impact on soil

    “From the beginning we’ve said we would pay close attention to the data in determining our contracts with farmers. We’re clearly well within the limits of what the research says is responsible biomass harvesting.”...More
  • Jul 3, 2012
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    Commercial cellulosic ethanol a reality, DuPont Industrial Biosciences president says 36

    Four cellulosic ethanol facilities under construction could eventually produce 110 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year. These facilities alone could generate more than $60 million in additional annual revenue for farmers, said Jim Collins, president, DuPont Industrial Biosciences....More
  • Jun 29, 2012
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    Cellulosic ethanol commercialization getting closer, but still dependent on RFS 10

    The RFS is the single largest reason Abengoa Bioenergy (as one example) has invested millions in developing technologies for the production of cellulosic ethanol....More
  • Jun 27, 2012
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    Heat-tolerant enzyme for cellulosic ethanol production isolated from Russian hot springs 1

    This enzyme can function in temperatures up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit compared to fungal enzymes that cannot function in such extreme temperatures....More
  • Jun 18, 2012
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    EPA approves misfueling mitigation plans, OPEI voices concerns

    EPA’s prior experience with the introduction of new fuels shows that labeling alone is insufficient to prevent misfueling, says the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute....More
  • May 16, 2012
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    American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers disputes ethanol study findings

    “If ethanol and other biofuels are such superior products, producers should join petroleum refiners in calling for an end to the Renewable Fuel Standard," said Charles Drevna, AFPM president....More
  • May 15, 2012
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    How ethanol has reduced gas prices

    Ethanol reduced the average American household’s spending on gasoline by more than $1,200 in 2011, the RFA estimates....More
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