Obama signs short-term tax extenders legislation

On Dec. 19, President Obama signed a bill that retroactively extends several tax incentives that expired at the end of 2013 and throughout this year through the end of 2014, including several incentives that benefit biofuel and bioenergy producers.
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EPA: Nearly 6 million cellulosic RINs generated in November

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for November, reporting that more than 1.38 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 6 million cellulosic RINs.
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U.S. Navy files supersonic with Gevo ATJ

The U.S. Navy, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and Gevo, Inc. have announced the first successful alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) supersonic flight at the Naval Air Warfare Center in Patuxent River, Maryland.
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Energy Capital Partners closes on acquisition of Wheelabrator

Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. has announced the close of its $1.94 billion acquisition by Energy Capital Partners from Waste Management. A definitive agreement for the sale was previously announced July 29.
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EPA publishes request for substantiations of confidentiality

The U.S. EPA has published a notice in the Federal Register requesting substantiations of confidentiality claims from businesses that have submitted reports and transactional information on the renewable fuels standard (RFS).
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DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office updates program plan

The U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office recently released an updated multi-year program plan (MYPP), which sets for goals and structure for the office over the next five years.
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Toyota to power Kentucky manufacturing facility with landfill gas

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, with help from Waste Services of the Bluegrass, is converting methane from a local landfill into renewable electricity to power Toyota's Georgetown assembly plant.
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Great Lakes Ag Technology Business Incubator celebrates opening

At a grand opening in early December, Ottawa County, Michigan, announced the official kick-off of the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator, a nonprofit helping farmers and entrepreneurs turn their ideas and inventions into successful businesses.
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Purdue researchers develop process to convert lignin to chemicals

A new catalytic process is able to convert what was once considered biomass waste into lucrative chemical products that can be used in fragrances, flavorings or to create high-octane fuel for racecars and jets.
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REG, Neste Oil settle U.S. and Singapore patent lawsuits

Renewable Energy Group Inc., headquartered in Ames, Iowa, and Neste Oil Corp. of Finland have entered into a settlement and license agreement whereby the parties have settled patent infringement lawsuits.
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BioCNG breaks ground on biogas project in Colorado

BioCNG LLC announced that it participated in a groundbreaking ceremony to launch the BioCNG biogas conditioning system and gas pipeline for the Persigo wastewater treatment plant in Grand Junction, Colorado.
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