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December 18, 2012
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  • RFA CEO: Industry must unite to repulse attacks on the RFS
    Biofuel supporters must unite to counter the threat posed by the oil industry to the Renewable Fuel Standard, according to Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association. "They've got $25 million in a war chest that they will use in legislative lobbying, in grassroots organizing, in misinformation and in an advertising campaign designed to keep people from focusing on the real issues," Dinneen said. "Fuels America is a coalition of all the biofuels trade associations. ... Coming together, pooling our resources, we will have a campaign to beat back Big Oil's efforts," Dinneen stated. Brownfield (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Market Update 
  • Corn prices fall on lackluster demand
    Corn sales for delivery in the 2012-2013 marketing year amounted to 12.488 million metric tons as of Dec. 6, down 46% from a year ago and the lowest since the Department of Agriculture began keeping records in 1990, the agency said. Ethanol production slumped 1.3% in the week that ended Dec. 7, while supplies of the fuel swelled to the highest level since June 29, data from the Department of Energy showed. "Export demand is disappointing, and ethanol production is slowing," said Joseph Vaclavik, president of Standard Grain. Bloomberg Businessweek (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Census Bureau releases October ethanol export, import data
    The U.S. exported 643.3 million gallons of ethanol and imported nearly 390 million gallons through October this year, according to Census Bureau data. In August, the U.S. became a net importer of ethanol for the first time this year, after exporting a record 1.19 billion gallons in 2011. (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Technology & Trends 
  • Woodland Biofuels moves closer to commercialization
    Woodland Biofuels expects to have enough data from the commissioning of its demonstration cellulosic ethanol plant in Sarnia, Ontario, by spring next year to start planning for ramping up production, said CEO Greg Nuttall. The facility can convert up to 7.2 metric tons of biomass into ethanol per day. "Woodland's demonstration plant will show that our technology can produce renewable fuels from cellulose, reliably and at low cost," Nuttall said. (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Global Agenda 
  • Thailand, Japan team up for cassava pulp-to-ethanol project
    Thailand's National Innovation Agency and Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a pilot-scale facility for converting cassava pulp into ethanol in Thailand. The Japanese agency will provide an $8.2 million grant for the proposed facility, which would have a capacity of 211 gallons of ethanol per batch. Bangkok Post (Thailand) (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  RFA & Member News 
  • National Ethanol Conference Sponsorship Opportunities Available
    Don't miss your opportunity to be a sponsor at the 18th Annual National Ethanol Conference in Las Vegas, Feb. 5 through 7, 2013 at the Wynn Las Vegas. Becoming a sponsor is one of the most effective ways you can connect your business with the ethanol decision makers. Sponsorship offers significant visibility and exposure, including reduced or free conference registrations, booth space in main traffic area, and ads in the onsite conference program. Deadline is Jan. 4, 2013. Get complete information on and download the official 2013 NEC Sponsorship Prospectus. Visit the conference site for more information. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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