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Franken: EPA May Scale Back Renewable Fuel Cuts

Sen. Al Franken says the Obama administration may scale back projected cuts to ethanol and other renewable fuels production. An Environmental Protection Agency proposal for renewable fuel standards would reduce by almost 3 billion gallons the amounts of ethanol and other biofuels blended into gasoline in 2014 than the law requires.


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Judge Maintains Status Quo In Biofuels Patent Case

A federal judge in Delaware ordered Friday that previously imposed restrictions on Gevo Inc.’s entry into the automobile fuels market remain in place pending an appeal filed by Butamax Advanced Biofuels in a patent fight between the companies.



U Of M Biofuels Researchers Team With Gardeners

University of Minnesota biofuels researchers are teaming up with master gardeners in the school’s extension service.



7 Minn. Biofuel Producers Get $750K In Grants

Seven Minnesota biofuel producers will be receiving nearly $748,000 in federal grants to expand advanced biofuel production.


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Lower Corn, Soybean Output Sends Prices Surging

A surprising drop in the U.S. corn and soybean crop sent grain prices surging to their highest level in 2 1/2 years Wednesday. The price increases stoked concerns about higher food prices and tighter supplies of feedstock for food and biofuels.