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Abengoa plant featured in the Grey Lady

Nice overview of the Abengoa 20 MGY cellulosic ethanol facility under construction in Hugoton: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/15/business/energy-environment/dual-turning-point-for-biofuels.html Apparently it’s supposed to come on line in just a few weeks!

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cellulosic industry reaching maturity?

Nice status report on the cellulosic industry in the US.. http://www.nature.com/news/cellulosic-ethanol-fights-for-life-1.14856

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analysis of proposed 2014 RFS volumes

Nice analysis of the proposed 2014 volumes for the RFS here: http://farmdocdaily.illinois.edu/2013/11/proposed-rules-2014-rfs.html Remember, there is a 90 day comment period before a final rule is made.. interesting to see how this will play out.

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EPA to cut down on Brazilian imported ethanol

Since the RFS, economically interesting and sometimes confusing things have happened between US and Brazilian produced ethanol.  For a while, boats of ethanol were crossing eachother in the gulf of Mexico: US produced ethanol to brazil due to a lack … Continue reading

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Is E85 a good deal?

Sometimes biofuelsdigest.com has some useful insight and data, but often it can be said in two sentences rather than the several pages they try to fill.  So check out this page of a recent post and importantly the chart: http://www.biofuelsdigest.com/bdigest/2013/06/20/freedom-of-choice-e20-ethanol-blends-take-the-value-crown-from-gasoline-e10/5/Continue reading

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Could sugar dumping push ethanol production up?

Pulling out an interesting little option from the 2008 Farm bill, the USDA is considering re-directing US produced sugar to ethanol production to drive up sugar prices.  From what I understand, the US sugar industry is completely supported by farm … Continue reading

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Corn, ethanol, RIN prices, and the blend wall!

As we’ve hinted at before, some interesting things are starting to happen with high corn prices, high RIN prices, the blend wall and ever compounding RFS requirements! We all know that corn prices have been high – so high in … Continue reading

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