Bioenergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

BioEnergyBytesDFIntroducing Bioenergy Bytes, a new weekly feature that will provide quick industry updates. Have news you would like to consider for inclusion? Send us an email.

People on the Move
> The Renewable Energy Group (REG) has named Eric Bowen to the newly created position of Vice President, Corporate Business Development and Legal Affairs.
> Lonnie Ingram, a distinguished professor in the University of Florida’s microbiology and cell science department, has been named the 2013 Medalist by the Florida Academy of Sciences.

Upcoming Events
> The FREE 2013 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit and Expo is January 30, 2013 in Altoona, Iowa and the registration deadline in January 23.
> Registration is still open for the 2013 National Biodiesel Board Conference & Expo being held February 4-7 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
> The National Renewable Energy Policy Forum is February 5-6, 2013 in Washington, D.C.
> Early Bird registration ends on January 19, 2013 for the National Ethanol Conference being held in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 5-7, 2013.
> Nominations close February 1, 2013 for the 5th annual Sustainable Biofuels Awards. Winners will be announced during the World Biofuels Markets Congress & Exhibition on March 13, 2013 being held in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
> The Municipal Solid Waste to Biofuels and Bio-Products Summit, is taking place in Orlando, Florida on February 20-21, 2013.
> Registration is now open for the 2013 ASES National Solar Conference, Solar 2013, being held April 16-20, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Industry Updates
> Support the biodiesel industry by supporting the National Biodiesel Foundation.
> New Energy Farms is offering a complete source guide for biomass feedstocks.

Biofuel Production
> The EPA reports that 69 million gallons of biodiesel were produced in November 2012, reporting year-to-date production of more than 994 million gallons through the end of November.
> According to EIA data, ethanol production averaged 32.93 million gallons daily for the week ending January 11, 2013. The four week average for ethanol production stood at 813,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 12.46 billion gallons. Stocks of ethanol stood at 20.4 million barrels and imports of ethanol showed 27,000 barrels per day.

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