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March 12 -- Poet LLC, the second-largest U.S. ethanol maker by production capacity, agreed to process sorghum from Chromatin Inc. into ethanol at its largest plant. Poet’s Chancellor plant in South Dakota will use sorghum from as many as 4,400 acres grown in the state, Chicago-based Chromatin said today in a statement. Terms weren’t disclosed. >>View Article

December 17 -- This has been a tough year for the U.S. biofuels industry: drought curtailed corn starch ethanol production and investment in the industry shrank to its lowest level in nearly a decade. Headed into 2013, though, industry momentum appears to be regaining steam. Led by advanced biofuels, the potential for expanding biofuels production has improved dramatically as Washington offers clarity on key policy issues. >>View Article

Friday, 16 November 2012 19:42

U.S. EPA Maintains Renewable Fuels Standard

November 16 -- U.S. EPA today announced that the agency has not found evidence to support a finding of severe “economic harm” that would warrant granting a waiver of the renewable fuels standard (RFS). The decision is based on economic analyses and modeling done in conjunction with the USDA and U.S. DOE. >>View Article 

Monday, 20 August 2012 12:05

Racers Say Ethanol Is One Cool Track Fuel

August 19 --  What is the best way to counter ethanol’s naysayers? How about throttling up race car engines to drown out the critics’ pessimism about the clean, renewable energy source? Ethanol is one cool fuel, and that’s worth roaring about. >>View Article

August 29 -- As the Obama Administration continues to support farmers and businesses impacted by the drought, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a two-month extension for emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres, freeing up forage and feed for ranchers as they look to recover from this challenging time. This flexibility for ranchers marks the latest action by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide assistance to producers impacted by the drought, which has included opening CRP and other conservation acres to emergency haying and grazing, lowering the interest rate for emergency loans, and working with crop insurance companies to provide flexibility to farmers. >>View Article

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