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Showing 3 posts from April 2011.

How to be a Biofuels Investing Rock Star

Wanna be a biofuels investing rock star? Biofuels digest tells you how.

The Biofuels Digest index is up nearly 40% year-to-date but not all issues in the index are up. The sector has remarkable volatility so biofuels investing is not for the faint-at-heart.

Closed Paper Mill Converted to Pellet Mill

A shuttered paper mill in Virginia may gain new life as a pellet mill.

A shuttered paper mill in Franklin, Va., might be given new life and purpose as an large pellet mill. If investors' plan succeeds, it will also bring back a a number of jobs for workers who were laid off when the paper mill closed in April 2010.

Franklin Pellets LLC, a new joint venture between Houston-based energy development firm MultiFuels LP and Virginia-based diversified investment firm CMI LP, would produce 500,000 tons of pellets annually, destined for export.

Vilsack Reiterates Support for Biofuels

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, repeated his support for biofuels at an industry conference in Iowa.

Vilsack, along with U.S. EPA’s Administrator Lisa Jackson, held a joint press conference at the event following a visit to a Renewable Energy Group Inc. biodiesel facility in Newton, Iowa.

Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis praised the EPA and USDA for the event. “With gas prices skyrocketing past $4 a gallon and conflict in the Middle East still unresolved, the U.S. ethanol industry stands ready to work with the USDA and EPA to promote the use of renewable energy to keep more dollars in the American economy and strengthen our national security,” he said.

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