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


Biofuel Energy ships ethanol

Denver-based Biofuel Energy Corp. recently announced it has shipped nearly 2 million gallons of ethanol. The shipments, which included distillers grains, were made from the company's plants in Wood River, Neb., and Fairmont, Minn.READ MORE

OptiSwitch Technology could boost ethanol yields

OptiSwitch Technology Corp., a high-performance semiconductor device, module and system research and development company, has developed a new process that can increase ethanol yields from corn by 5 percent or more. The project was funded with $10 million contracted from the U.S. Department of Defense. The research was conducted and evaluated at the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center in Edwardsville, Ill.READ MORE

Verenium technology to be used in Asia

Cambridge-based Verenium Corp., a cellulosic ethanol enzyme developer and producer, is collaborating with Tokyo-based Marubeni Corp. to continue the advancement of cellulosic ethanol facilities in Asia.READ MORE

Idaho plant to undergo improvements

A recently revived ethanol plant in Caldwell, Idaho, will undergo improvements in the next few months to reduce bottlenecks and improve energy efficiency. Built in 1985, the 5 MMgy plant closed in 2004. In 2007, current manager ED&F Man Group leased the plant from J.R. Simplot and reopened it as Idaho Ethanol Processing Inc.READ MORE

Investors tour Otter Tail Ag ethanol plant

Hundreds of investors and farmers, along with their families, attended the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Otter Tail Ag Enterprises LLC, a 55 MMgy ethanol plant near Fergus Falls, Minn., on July 25.READ MORE

DuPont Danisco joins UT cellulosic ethanol project

The University of Tennessee Biofuels Initiative has shifted its partnership from Mascoma Corp. to DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC to construct a pilot-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Vonore, Tenn. The University of Tennessee Research Foundation, through Genera Energy LLC, announced the change July 23.READ MORE

S.D. governor appoints seven to pipeline task force

South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds has appointed seven people to the South Dakota Underground Pipeline Task Force. The task force, which was authorized by the 2008 legislature, was created to review the status of existing and proposed pipelines in South Dakota, and to assess the adequacy of state laws and regulations relating to those pipelines.READ MORE

Purdue study investigates food price increases

A new study released by the Farm Foundation seeks to understand the complex and multiple factors influencing food prices. Written by Purdue University economists, the study "What's Driving Food Prices?" identifies three forces behind food price increases: global changes in production and consumption of key commodities, the depreciation of the U.S. dollar, and growth in the production of biofuels.READ MORE

VeraSun opens North Dakota production facility

Brookings, S.D.-based VeraSun Energy Corp. has begun start-up operations at its 110 MMgy ethanol plant in Hankinson, N.D. The facility will process 39 million bushels of corn and produce approximately 350,000 tons of distillers grains annually.READ MORE

EPA delays RFS waiver ruling

U.S. EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson announced last week that the agency would not meet its July 24 deadline to issue a decision on the renewable fuels standard (RFS) waiver request submitted by Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Johnson said he expects to issue a final determination on the waiver request in early August.READ MORE
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