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NEWS UPDATE November 9, 2012

Industry upbeat about elections but girds for ‘bumpy’ year

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted November 9, 2012

Proponents of the renewable fuel standard are girding for a tough year ahead despite scoring what they characterize as victories in the elections this week. They expect there will be congressional attempts to reform, if not outright repeal, the standard, which mandates certain levels of both traditional ethanol and advanced biofuels be blended into the fuel supply each year. The RFS could rise to the No. 1 energy issue in Congress next year, some industry observers predict. [ read more … ]

Turning Wood Chips into Gasoline

By MATTHEW L. WALD, New York Times  •    •  Posted November 9, 2012

KiOR, a renewable fuel start-up based in Pasadena, Tex., said Thursday that it had produced a crude oil made from wood chips at a plant in Mississippi and expected to refine it into gasoline and diesel and sell it commercially later this month. That would be a first for the cellulosic biofuel sector. In a conference call with investment analysts, company executives would not say just how much they had made at the conversion plant, in Columbus, Miss., or how well it was running. But they said the remaining step, refining the oil into products, would involve standard technology [ read more … ]

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