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October 18-20, 2016 - London UK


Beverage-waste-based ethanol to fuel DNC

The votes are in, and the winner at the 2008 Democratic National Convention will be … ethanol. Molson Coors Brewing Co. and its U.S. subsidiary Coors Brewing Co. will be the official E85 ethanol producer for the convention in Denver in August.READ MORE

Alico discontinues cellulosic ethanol efforts

LaBelle, Fla.-based Alico Inc., a land management company, said it will no longer explore the development of a cellulosic ethanol facility. The company was slated to potentially receive up to $33 million in grants and loan assistance by the U.S. DOE and another $2.5 million by the state of Florida to assist in partially offsetting the costs of its proposed cellulosic ethanol venture. Alico said it will no longer pursue these grants.READ MORE

USDG inaugurates ethanol rail terminal in Texas

U.S. Development Group LLC, an industry leader in ethanol handling and distribution terminals, celebrated the grand opening of its Dallas-Fort Worth Rail Terminal LLC, a state-of-the-art ethanol handling and distribution terminal located in Arlington, Texas. A wholly owned subsidiary of Houston-based USDG, the rail terminal will distribute a majority of fuel-grade ethanol for north and central Texas.READ MORE

Louisiana Green Fuels ramps up construction

Louisiana Green Fuels LLC has begun construction on a 25 MMgy ethanol plant at the Port of Lake Charles, La. In May, the company received its first shipment of component modules for construction. It intends to complete construction in 2009.READ MORE

CUTC: USDA official defends corn-based ethanol

Eventually the good data in defense of biofuels will prevail, the USDA undersecretary for rural development told a gathering of researchers and industry representatives June 2 at the 2008 Corn Utilization and Technology Conference in Kansas City, Mo. True to his roots as a former corn farmer, and officer of state and national corn growers associations, Thomas Dorr praised the National Corn Growers Association and took on ethanol's critics in his opening remarks.READ MORE

CUTC: Researchers continue to study corn utilization

Researchers continue to search for new products from corn to provide new revenue streams for ethanol plants through value-added coproducts and entirely new uses for corn. The latest developments were reported by academic and industry researchers at the 2008 Corn Utilization Technology Conference, sponsored by the National Corn Growers Association and held June 2-4 in Kansas City, Mo.READ MORE

U.S. agriculture secretary defends biofuels at U.N. conference

The United Nation's Food and Agricultural Organization's High-Level Conference on World Food Security: the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy was held June 3-5 at the organization's headquarters in Rome. The summit brought together heads of state and government leaders from around the world to discuss the global food situation and climate change, with an emphasis on how it's affecting agriculture.READ MORE

Brazil's president slams U.S. corn-based ethanol at U.N. event

Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva had harsh comments for the U.S. corn-based ethanol program during his comments June 3 at the United Nation's Food and Agricultural Organization's High-Level Conference on World Food Security: the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy in Rome. In the same speech, Lula vehemently defended Brazil's biofuels program, which uses sugarcane as a feedstock, stating that he is "offended" anyone would blame biofuels for rising energy prices.READ MORE

U.N. food summit delegates create declaration for change

Delegates managed to agree on a declaration to change the struggling global food economy before ending the United Nation's Food and Agricultural Organization's High-Level Conference on World Food Security: the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy on June 5 in Rome.READ MORE

RIN holders meet first yearly deadline

The U.S. EPA, regulator of renewable identification numbers (RINs), is compiling data from its first year-end "attest engagements" filing requirement. Roxanne Smith, press officer for the EPA, said any party that expects to be subject to this EPA rule is required to register with the agency and then file a report accordingly. Smith estimated that 1,000 companies filed yearly summaries with the EPA to meet the May 31 deadline.READ MORE
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