Argus Biofuels & Feedstocks 2016
October 18-20, 2016 - London UK

Indianapolis 500 continues E100 use

Since 2006, the cars burning up the track at the Indianapolis 500 have been running on ethanol fuel, and according to Indy 500 officials, there has been virtually no downside.READ MORE

SunEthanol receives third DOE grant for cellulosic research

SunEthanol Inc. reports it has made huge progress on improving the productivity of its trademarked Q Microbe, a unique clostridium bacterium. "We've had up to a seven-fold increase since January, to the point where we're within reaching distance of economic viability," said Jef Sharp, chief executive officer of SunEthanol.READ MORE

Pacific Ethanol reports first quarter profit loss

After delaying the announcement of its first-quarter earnings by a week, Sacramento, Calif.-based ethanol producer Pacific Ethanol Inc. posted a net loss of $35.2 million, compared with a loss of $3 million for the same quarter last year.READ MORE

U.S. presidential candidates' views on biofuels

With so many issues being discussed in the 2008 U.S. presidential race, the candidates have minimal time during a presentation to discuss in depth their views on all the topics. Therefore, EPM is providing a brief summary of Republican nominee John McCain and Democratic nominees Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton's agendas for renewable fuels.READ MORE

U.S. Sen. Grassley urges GMA members to protest campaign

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who made public the Grocery Manufacturers Association's public relations campaign to defeat ethanol earlier this month, is now urging members of the association to protest the smear campaign.READ MORE

U.S. senators hold press conference to dispel ethanol myths

Six U.S. senators held a press conference in Washington D.C., on May 22 to combat the launching of the Grocery Manufacturers Association's anti-ethanol media campaign and to dispel myths about corn-based ethanol.READ MORE

GMA launches anti-ethanol campaign

The Grocery Manufacturers Association's anti-ethanol campaign was launched May 22, despite the efforts of some ethanol supporters to expose it as a campaign designed to do no more than prevent the advancement of the ethanol industry.READ MORE

U.S. Sen. Hutchison proposes bill to freeze ethanol mandate

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, filed legislation May 19 to freeze the corn-based ethanol mandate at the current level of 9 billion gallons. In a statement released by Hutchison, she said the corn-based ethanol mandate is the reason for rising food prices. "Freezing the mandate is in the best interests of consumers, who cannot afford the increasing prices at the grocery store due to the mandate diverting corn from food to fuel," Hutchinson said.READ MORE

U.S. representatives urge EPA to deny waiver request

U.S. Reps. Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin, D-S.D., and John Shimkus, R-Ill., have begun a movement to encourage the U.S. EPA to deny a renewable fuels standard (RFS) waiver requested by the state of Texas.READ MORE

Congress overrides president's farm bill veto

Congress almost did it. Hours after President George W. Bush vetoed the farm bill May 21, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to override his veto, 318 to 106. An override vote by the U.S. Senate was all that was needed to make the long-awaited bill law. Then the "oops" was discovered.READ MORE
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