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February 6, 2013
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  • Live from NEC: Ethanol rose to 2012's challenges, Dinneen says
    Between a historic drought and attacks from food and oil lobby groups, the U.S. ethanol industry faced new challenges in 2012, but it faced them all, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen said. "In 2012, we produced 13.3 billion gallons of high quality, high octane fuel ethanol, representing 9.7% of the nation's motor fuel marketed in every state from coast to coast and border to border. We saw the first E15 station open up, a Phillips 66 Station in Lawrence, Kan.," Dinneen said at the National Ethanol Conference in Las Vegas today. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CBO expects record corn crop next year if weather normalizes
    Soaring corn prices will spur U.S. farmers to plant corn on 97 million acres this year, potentially yielding a record 14.454 billion bushels if weather conditions normalize, according to projections by the Congressional Budget Office. The expected output would end three consecutive years of declining production, the CBO said. Reuters (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Nebraska chemical engineering student lands NEC scholarship award
    A University of Nebraska-Lincoln student is this year's winner of the National Ethanol Conference scholarship award given by the Renewable Fuels Foundation. The scholarship pays for the winner to attend the National Ethanol Conference. "I'm definitely using this conference to learn more about the opportunities in the industry," said Wade Hunt, who is graduating with a degree in chemical engineering in May. (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Technology & Trends 
  • Investors sought for DDGS-to-ethanol process
    Energy firm NEAtech is looking for investors to help it develop its process for converting distillers dried grains with solubles or spent brewers grains into cellulosic ethanol. NEAtech's system, which received a U.S. patent last year, has undergone extensive testing at laboratory scale with the help of Novozymes, Danisco and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, said President and CEO Mark Yancey. (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Global Agenda 
  • Petrobras to make 29% more ethanol next season, exec says
    Brazil's Petrobras could produce 280 million gallons of ethanol next sugarcane season, up 29% from this year, according to a report in Valor Economico newspaper, which cited Miguel Rossetto, CEO of Petrobras Biocombustivel. Next season's crop will be bigger, thanks to more acreage and better weather conditions, Rossetto said. Bloomberg Businessweek (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Austria's Andritz to equip Brazilian cellulosic ethanol project
    Austria-based Andritz expects to formalize a deal this month to provide equipment to a $40 million demonstration-scale cellulosic ethanol plant that Brazilian research agency Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira will develop in Sao Manoel. Finland's Poyry Oyj will begin building the plant in July, with production expected to begin mid-2014, said Robson Cintra de Freitas, CTC's director of business and new technology. Bloomberg Businessweek (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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