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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFAdvanced Biofuels USA and the U.S. Department of Energy’s BioEnergy Technology Office are co-hosting Biomass 2013: How the Advanced BioIndustry is Reshaping American Energy. This year’s conference will be held July 31-August 1, 2013, at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center, in downtown Washington.
  • According to EIA data, ethanol production averaged 854,000 barrels per day (b/d) — or 35.87 million gallons daily. That is up 47,000 b/d from the week before and the highest rate since the week ending 6/29/2012. It is the largest week-to-week increase since October 2011. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 819,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 12.56 billion gallons. Stocks of ethanol stood at 17.8 million barrels. That is a 1.8% increase from last week. Imports of ethanol showed zero b/d, down from last week. Gasoline demand for the week averaged 356.0 million gallons daily. Expressed as a percentage of daily gasoline demand, daily ethanol production was 10.07% — the highest since the first week of 2013.
  • Badger State Ethanol has become the newest member of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).
  • Gevo, Inc. has announced that the United States District Court for the District of Delaware entered a final judgment in favor of Gevo and against Butamax Advanced Biofuels, LLC (Butamax), a 50/50 joint venture between DuPont and BP, ending the trial court proceedings on Butamax’s Patent Nos. 7,851,188 (‘188 Patent) and 7,993,889 (‘889 Patent).
  • The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is calling for support of the “Race to the Top” for energy efficiency and grid modernization, which is included as part of the proposed Department of Energy budget. The energy race would create a competitive grant program for states and communities that adopt innovations in energy efficiency, clean energy deployment and smart grid technologies. The initiative would support the President’s goal of doubling energy productivity from 2010 levels by 2030.
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