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NEWS UPDATE April 16, 2013

Mandate drives wedge between conventional ethanol, advanced sectors

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted April 16, 2013

Producers of next-generation biofuels are bristling over recent calls by the nation’s two largest ethanol trade groups to lower this year’s federal advanced biofuels mandate. The requests by the Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy are making it difficult for advanced biofuels CEOs to obtain financial commitments, said Michael McAdams, president of the Advanced Biofuels Association. McAdams, whose group represents 40 companies in the advanced biofuels space, expressed feelings of betrayal over the actions by the major ethanol groups, which have traditionally been strong allies to his industry. [ read more … ]

USDA, DOT sign agreement to support renewable fuels for airlines

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted April 16, 2013

The Departments of Agriculture and Transportation today renewed a multiyear agreement to fast-track the development of a domestic aviation biofuels industry. The program builds on USDA’s “Farm to Fly” initiative and will target funding toward building up the supply chains and infrastructure necessary to support an advanced jet fuel industry, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said today at an annual biofuels industry conference. They signed a memorandum of understanding solidifying the agreement for the next five years.
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