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NEWS UPDATE November 12, 2014

California and Washington Governors call for increasing required cellulosic ethanol levels in the nation’s gasoline fuel through 2022

California and Washington Governors’ Offices  •    •  Posted November 12, 2014

Washington Governor Jay Inslee and California Governor Jerry Brown last week sent a letter to White House Office and Management Director Shaun Donovan and EPA Administrator McCarthy urging them to set “strong required” volumetric obligations in the final RFS2 rule “for biomass-based diesel and advanced and cellulosic biofuels, and to refrain from adopting new methodologies that would curb investment in low carbon renewable fuels.” [ read more … ]

Missouri governor to help lead biofuels group

By The Associated Press  •    •  Posted November 12, 2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is in line to serve as a leader of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition. Nixon’s office said Monday that he will become vice chairman of the organization in 2015 and then could become chairman in 2016 when Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s term ends.
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Gov. Nixon will serve as vice chairman of Governors’ Biofuels Coalition for 2015; will take chairmanship in 2016

By Channing Ansley, Governor’s Office, Missouri Times  •    •  Posted November 12, 2014

Gov. Jay Nixon will serve as the 2015 vice chairman of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition. The 33-state bipartisan organization was founded more than 20 years ago to increase the use of ethanol based fuels, decrease the nation’s dependence on imported energy resources, improve the environment and stimulate the national economy. Gov. Nixon would become chairman of the group in January 2016; Gov. Terry Branstad of Iowa will serve as chair in 2015.
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USDA lowers corn projections slightly, ups corn use estimate

By Susanne Retka Schill, Ethanol Producer Magazine  •    •  Posted November 12, 2014

USDA is still projecting a record corn crop, but just not quite as big, reducing its forecast by 68 million bushels in the Nov. 10 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates. Corn production is now forecast at a record 14.407 billion bushels, with an average yield of 173.4 bushels per acre, down 0.8 bushels from last month’s report. The agency also boosted its projection for ethanol use by 25 million bushels to 5.150 billion, compared to 5.134 estimated for last year, due to expected lower sorghum use for ethanol and “the strong pace of weekly ethanol production reported so far for the marketing year.” [ read more … ]

A Message From Budapest:  Global Biofuels Community Needs to Work Together on Image.

By Clean Fuels Development Coalition  •    •  Posted November 12, 2014

“We cannot be fooled by cheap oil and temporarily low gasoline prices. Biofuel programs across the globe provide food, feed, fuel, and an economic stimulus while reducing carbon and protecting public health,” said Durante. “Working with our biofuel colleagues around the world we can re-establish that this road we are on is infinitely better than the petroleum trap and once again gain consensus to push ahead.” [ read more … ]

KiOR Files for Bankruptcy, but Not Miss. Unit

By JEFF AMY Associated Press  •    •  Posted November 12, 2014

Biofuel maker KiOR Inc. has filed for bankruptcy, although its Mississippi subsidiary has not, preserving the chance that its Columbus plant could be sold quickly. The company, based in Pasadena, Texas, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection late Sunday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, where it’s incorporated. KiOR defaulted on a loan from Mississippi last week when it failed to make a $1.8 million debt payment. The state says KiOR Columbus LLC, owned by KiOR, owes $78.6 million. [ read more … ]

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