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NEWS UPDATE November 30, 2011

Biofuels industry generous to Gingrich after decades-long relationship

Amanda Peterka  •  E&E  •  Posted November 30, 2011

For decades, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has made clear his feelings about ethanol. While speaker of the House in the 1990s, he blocked what was supposed to be the end of a then-$600 million-a-year tax incentive for ethanol blends. A decade later he was a paid consultant for a key biofuels group as it was just getting started and learning to navigate the Washington, D.C., lobbying scene. [ read more … ]

Ethanol production capacity over 14 billion gallons

Carey Gillam  •  Reuters  •  Posted November 30, 2011

The U.S. biofuels industry has more than 14 billion gallons in annual production capacity for fuel ethanol, according to new industry and government data, but growth has hit a plateau and experts see steady but slow capacity growth going forward. [ read more … ]

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