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NEWS UPDATE May 2, 2013

Senators seek challenge to E.U. anti-dumping duty

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted May 2, 2013

A bipartisan group of senators this week called on the Obama administration to consider challenging a new E.U. anti-dumping tariff on ethanol imports from the United States. The senators, all of whom are from agricultural states, alleged that the European Commission failed to find any evidence of dumping by ethanol producers before it approved the nearly 10 percent duty in February. [ read more … ]

These are trying times in ethanol

By Terry Anderson, Midwest Producer News Editor  •    •  Posted May 2, 2013

Sparring on gridlocked Capitol Hill is wearing on those involved, but it could be worse. “It’s tough in D.C., and if you’re in ethanol, it’s worse,” said Steve Bleyl, with Green Plains Renewable Energy in Omaha. “It wears you down, so you have to have faith.” Bleyl was one of the speakers at the “Ethanol 2013: Emerging Issues Forum,” held April 18-19 at Omaha’s Magnolia Hotel. The Nebraska Ethanol Board organizes the annual event. [ read more … ]

Researchers reveal increased efficiencies in ethanol production

By Chris Hanson,  •    •  Posted May 2, 2013

A study by Steffen Mueller, a researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago Energy Resources Center, and John Kwik, president of Dominion Energy Services LLC, surveyed ethanol producers and revealed a growing trend in ethanol yield and efficient energy usage in ethanol production. [ read more … ]

Saudi Arabia plunges into renewable energy but remains bullish about selling oil

Lisa Friedman, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted May 2, 2013

U.S. energy independence is “naive,” Saudi Arabia’s petroleum and naturals resources minister said yesterday. Minister Ali Al-Naimi rejected the theory that Earth’s crude production may be near its limit. And he warned that America’s natural gas boom will never make it free of Middle East oil. [ read more … ]

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