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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...

2013-02-15 08:20:49

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) applauds Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and David Vitter (R-La.) for taking steps to reverse the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) illegal decision to allow E15 into the fuel supply even though this fuel damages existing vehicles. The proposed legislation, if passed by Congress, will set a cap of 10 percent ethanol (E10) that is approved for use in the nation's gasoline...

2013-02-07 16:21:18

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Common sense will prevail if Congress passes legislation to modify the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The Phantom Fuels Reform Act of 2013, introduced today by Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), David Vitter (R-La.) and Michael Crapo (R-Idaho), follows the introduction of its House companion yesterday by Reps. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) and Jim Matheson (D-Utah). This legislation would ensure that EPA sets the RFS cellulosic biofuel requirement based...

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 16:20:20

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Selected as part of This Old House's Top 100 Best New Home Products list is "Advanced Formula Fuel Treatment & Stabilizer" from Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG), the world's largest producer of gasoline powered engines for outdoor power equipment. Advanced Formula Fuel Treatment is a complete, 5-in-1 proprietary formula that protects small gasoline powered engines from damage caused by ethanol-blended fuels. (Photo:...

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...

2013-01-31 08:29:25

VANCOUVER, Jan. 31, 2013 /CNW/ - Lignol Energy Corporation (TSXV: LEC) ("LEC" or "the Company"), a leading technology company in the advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals sector, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Lignol Innovations Ltd. ("LIL") has secured a commercial supply agreement with a market leader in the sustainable thermoplastics industry. The agreement provides for the supply of LIL's proprietary HP-L(TM) lignin to a European company, a global leader in...

2013-01-29 20:20:05

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research released by the Coordinating Research Council (CRC) today found that E15, gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol, would damage millions of post-2001 model year vehicles. The CRC study concluded that E15 would result in fuel system failures. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120125/MM41823LOGO) "This latest research is further evidence that E15 is not just an abstract public policy gone wrong; it's likely to harm...

2013-01-25 16:20:53

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a decision that questions the motivation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit today vacated EPA's 2012 cellulosic biofuel mandate, concluding that its biased forecast was in 'excess of the agency's statutory authority.' (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120125/MM41823LOGO) "The Court's decision provides welcome relief and puts EPA on notice that it must act as a neutral...

2013-01-17 10:41:23

Marginal lands ­— those unsuited for food crops — can serve as prime real estate for meeting the nation´s alternative energy production goals. In the current issue of Nature, a team of researchers led by Michigan State University shows that marginal lands represent a huge untapped resource to grow mixed species cellulosic biomass, plants grown specifically for fuel production, which could annually produce up to 5.5 billion gallons of ethanol in the Midwest alone....