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2013-02-28 12:23:23

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) lauds proposed legislation recently introduced by Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) that would effectively halt the sale of gasoline blends containing more than 10 percent ethanol. The bill (H.R. 875) would prohibit the sale of so called "mid-level ethanol blends" - fuels containing more than 10 percent and up to 20 percent ethanol - into the general fuel supply pending a...

2013-02-20 16:23:17

DENVER, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BIOFUEL ENERGY CORP. (NASDAQ: BIOF), an ethanol production company, announced today that it has reduced staffing at its Fairmont, Minnesota ethanol facility, resulting in the elimination of approximately forty full-time positions. The plant ceased ethanol production in September of 2012, and will continue to operate its adjacent grain storage facility with its remaining employees. The Company now expects the Fairmont plant to remain idle until...

2013-02-04 08:22:09

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verenium Corporation (Nasdaq: VRNM), a leading industrial biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of high-performance enzymes, today announced that the Company is a sponsor of the Renewable Fuels Association's (RFA) 18(th) Annual National Ethanol Conference. The conference is taking place February 5 - 7, 2013 at the Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120924/MM79973LOGO) The...

2013-01-31 12:22:48

DALLAS, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Murex LLC, a global marketer and distributor of renewable fuels, crude oil and RINs, will be a 2013 Sponsor at the 18th Annual National Ethanol Conference (NEC), hosted by the Renewable Fuels Association. The NEC is scheduled to run from February 5 to February 7, 2013 at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to being a title sponsor, Murex will also be hosting a Networking Reception on Wednesday, February 6 at the NEC. The NEC is the...

2013-01-08 08:22:55

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. ENERGY INITIATIVES CORP (OTC: USEI) today announces that is has signed a Letter of Intent to form a Joint Venture that will provide the tools, experience and support to build several small scale biodiesel plants in California featuring Methes Energies Canada Inc.'s Denami 600 technology. According to Anthony Miller, CEO, "We are excited to be working with companies with such stellar reputations. The Management of USEI believes that In...

2012-11-19 12:22:02

WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Butamax(TM) Advanced Biofuels, LLC, the leading biobutanol technology company, commented on the decision by the Federal Circuit. While the Federal Circuit affirmed the District Court's preliminary injunction decision, Butamax is pleased with the Federal Circuit's direction on claim construction. The District Court's narrow interpretation of Butamax's patent was not endorsed and, in the words of the Federal Circuit: (Logo:...

2012-10-09 15:22:19

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO), announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded the company U.S. Patent No. 8,283,505, which protects Gevo's Integrated Fermentation Technology(®) (GIFT(®)). "This patented technology includes a proprietary separation unit that is designed to elegantly enable cost-efficient separation of isobutanol from other components of the fermentation broth," said Brett Lund,...

2012-09-24 14:20:10

DENVER, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BIOFUEL ENERGY CORP. (NASDAQ:BIOF), an ethanol production company, announced today that it has decided to idle its Fairmont, Minnesota ethanol facility until further notice. The plant ceased ethanol production as of the end of last week. The Company reported that its second plant in Wood River, Nebraska continues to operate. "Commodity margins have continued to weaken as the impact of the drought in the Corn Belt continues and ethanol remains in...

2012-08-20 22:13:36

A new process for converting municipal waste, algae, corn stalks and similar material to gasoline, diesel and jet fuel is showing the same promise in larger plants as it did in laboratory-scale devices, the developers reported here today. It was part of the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society, which continues through Thursday. "These results are essential in establishing the credibility of a process that may...

2012-08-01 10:23:09

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following recent calls for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to waive the current volume goals of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) will be holding a joint press conference to discuss the current drought, ethanol production and the unnecessary calls to waive the RFS. Additionally, RFA and Growth Energy will discuss the built in flexibility of the RFS and how the market...