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December 20, 2012
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  • AEC's Coleman: Cellulosic success is thanks to RFS, administration
    The Advanced Ethanol Council released a report detailing the progress of the cellulosic biofuels industry, five years after the enactment of the Renewable Fuel Standard. "This rapid progress is due to the Renewable Fuel Standard and to Secretary Vilsack's and the Obama administration's leadership on the issue, ensuring the policy has remained stable and allowing investors to feel confident about committing the capital necessary to take the industry to scale," said AEC Executive Director Brooke Coleman. EthanolProducer.com (12/19), BiofuelsDigest.com (12/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • U.S. ethanol output slipped last week; imports surged
    U.S. ethanol output slipped to 822,000 barrels per day in the week that ended Dec. 14, down 0.2% from the week before and the lowest since Nov. 23, according to the Department of Energy. Supplies of the fuel swelled to 20.8 million barrels, up 4% from the week before and the most since June 15. Ethanol imports surged to 37,000 barrels per day, from 12,000 barrels per day in the previous week, the agency said. Bloomberg Businessweek (12/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Eco-Energy, NuStar to build ethanol distribution hub in Va.
    Eco-Energy has entered into an agreement with NuStar to develop an ethanol storage and distribution facility just outside Dumfries, Va. The facility will be built along a railway operated by CSX and used by trains of Virginia Railway Express. The facility is expected to have a 155,000-barrel storage space and a 400,000-barrel distribution capacity per month. PotomacLocal.com (Dumfries, Va.) (12/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Consortium gets $263M EU grant for Dutch biorefinery project
    A consortium involving BioMCN, Siemens, Linde and Visser & Smit Hanab has received a $263 million grant to further the development of a biorefinery in the Netherlands. The grant was administered by NER300, a funding program managed by the European Commission, the European Investment Bank and EU member states. The proposed biorefinery is slated to convert wood residue into chemicals and fuels. Biofuels-News.com (U.K.) (12/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Canadian ethanol research project gets favorable review
    Atlantec Bioenergy's proposed sugar beet-to-ethanol research facility in Canada's Prince Edward Island province would have no significant impact on the environment, according to a report by Stantec Consulting. Atlantec hopes Stantec's findings will persuade the province to issue an environmental permit for the project next month. CBC.ca (Canada) (12/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Petrobras unit to invest $400M in new barges to ferry ethanol
    Petrobras' logistics unit, Transpetro, is close to completing its shipyard in Aracatuba, Brazil, where the company intends to build barges for shipping ethanol from the country's center-west region to consumer markets in the southeast. Transpetro plans to spend $400 million to build 20 barges, which would have the capacity to carry 45,000 barrels of ethanol. Transpetro plans to start building the barges in the first half of 2013. Argus Media (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • NEC Speakers Announced; Registration Deadlines Approaching
    Prominent industry leaders and experts have been confirmed to speak at the 18th annual National Ethanol Conference, addressing the most pressing issues affecting the ethanol industry. View the latest agenda and learn who will be presenting vital ethanol information at this highly visible industry event. Conference session highlights include: perspectives on the future of the RFS, expanding renewable fuels globally, coproduct considerations, tax policies critical to the future of the industry, future fuels and higher octane, and a panel discussion on E15. View a list of registered attendees to date.

    Don't miss this opportunity. Register for the National Ethanol Conference and book your hotel reservation before Jan. 19 and save $100 on the registration fee.

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