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NEWS UPDATE March 11, 2013

Progress of Biofuels Outlined at Growth Energy Meeting

by Gary Truitt, Hoosier Ag Today  •    •  Posted March 11, 2013

Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis discussed the significant progress the biofuels industry has made despite constant attacks, strategic goals for the upcoming year and how critics are trying to kill renewable energy in his address at the fourth annual Growth Energy Executive Leadership Conference. [ read more … ]

Obama huddles with energy execs, ‘thought leaders’

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted March 11, 2013

President Obama met Thursday night with more than a dozen executives and “thought leaders” to discuss energy policies, including natural gas, renewables, research and development, and efficiency, the White House said today. The meeting comes ahead of a planned trip by Obama to Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois to discuss energy policy. [ read more … ]

Energy and Climate on the White House Agenda

By JOHN M. BRODER, New York Times  •    •  Posted March 11, 2013

President Obama hosted a casual off-the-record meeting with a diverse group of energy and climate change experts at the White House on Thursday evening, officials and participants said Friday. The session appeared to mark an early stage of the “national conversation” on how to deal with climate change that Mr. Obama promised to lead shortly after he was re-elected in November. [ read more … ]

U.S. Ethanol Mandate Puts Squeeze on Oil Refiners

By RYAN TRACY, Wall Street Journal  •    •  Posted March 11, 2013

The cost of complying with a federal mandate to use corn ethanol in fuel has risen sharply in the past few months, putting a squeeze on oil refiners. The price of each credit that refiners need under the law topped $1.00 Friday, up from just a few cents last year. [ read more … ]

U.S. ethanol makers eye pros and cons of corn alternatives

By Carey Gillam and Michael Hirtzer, Reuters  •    •  Posted March 11, 2013

Short supplies of U.S. corn are causing ethanol makers to look at alternatives to the high-priced feedstock, with everything from wheat to sugar under consideration as a possible substitute. “You’d be crazy not to,” said Bob Dinneen, president and chief executive of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). “Everybody is always looking for other things that might make them a little more competitive. They’ll be looking at a variety

of things as we get into the spring and summer until we get anew robust corn crop.” [ read more … ]

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