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QCCP-Syngenta Collaboration Produces Cellulosic Ethanol

Syngenta and Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP) are collaborating to produce cellulosic ethanol from corn kernels as well as to license the technology to other ethanol plants. The first-of-its-kind technology is known as Adding Cellulosic Ethanol and was developed by

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Oil Continues Recent Skid

Oil futures dropped below $101 a barrel on Friday to mark a fourth weekly loss and their lowest close in two months, as worries continued to fade over near-term threats to Iraqi oil production and Libyan production came back online. West

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Facts Don’t Support Blame on Ethanol for Increased Food, Gas Prices

Time and again – Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis says Big Oil, Big Food and special interests have attacked the ethanol industry – blaming it for increasing food prices. But looking at the facts – Buis says nothing could be


Optimus’ Bolt-On Biodiesel Solution Gets EPA Approval

Hardware and software that bolt onto diesel truck engines and allow pure biodiesel to run through the system has gained some key approvals from the U.S. government. Optimus Technologies is the first to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) approval

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EPA Administrator Explains RFS Final Rule Delay

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy says the agency’s final rule on volumetric requirements for biofuels this year has been delayed because the Obama Administration wants to ensure the rule still encourages the increased use of biofuels over time –

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Growth Energy Expresses Concern Over Continued Rail Shipment Delays

In response to a recent order by the Surface Transportation Board (STB), which called on specific rail providers to resolve backlogs of rail cars for grain orders, but failed to address the substandard rail service for the delivery of ethanol,


DOE Allocates $4B in Loan Guarantees

The Department of Energy (DOE)  making as much as $4 billion in loan guarantees available for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the U.S. that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases. “As the President emphasized in his Climate

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Growth Energy Responds to EPA’s Pathways II Rules Announcement

In response to EPA’s announcement finalizing additional pathways for cellulosic ethanol and advanced biofuel under the RFS, Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis made the following statement:“We are very pleased that EPA has approved long awaited pathways for ethanol from corn

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Ethanol for Energy Independence

  By Martin Barbre President, NCGA    As our nation looks forward to another Independence Day celebration, for some it may be marred by rising gas prices that make that family drive to see fireworks a little more costly. In


Indiana Corn Farmers Encouraged to Participate in American Ethanol Photo Challenge

Indiana corn farmers have the opportunity to win tickets to the Brickyard 400 in celebration of NASCAR®’s ethanol usage by capturing a photo on their farm with the American Ethanol green flag. Sponsored by the Indiana Corn Marketing Council, the Green


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July 31st Morning Update With Arlan Suderman

                Standard & Poor’s declared Argentina in default after talks failed to find a solution and the government failed to make a $539 million interest payment on its bonds. Investors are watching to


Jim Riley Market Review for 7/30/2014

Agriculture today is not what it was a decade ago and the futures market that is at the heart of the world farm economy has changed dramatically in just the past few years. Electronic trading and speculative funds have rendered