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


VeraSun starts production at Iowa plant

VeraSun Energy Corp., headquartered in Brookings, S.D., started producing ethanol Aug. 14 at its 110 MMgy ethanol plant near Hartley, Iowa. Initial production at the plant was to begin at the end of June, but the company delayed bringing it on line due to unfavorable market conditions.READ MORE

California plant chooses Fagen as lead contractor

Construction on a new 60 MMgy sugarcane-to-ethanol and sugarcane-to-electricity plant in California's Imperial Valley could begin within a year. Brawley, Calif.-based California Ethanol & Power has enlisted Fagen Inc., of Granite Falls, Minn., to act as the lead contractor for the plant.READ MORE

John Deere adds RIN management to software

John Deere Agri Services has partnered with Clean Fuels Clearinghouse to add its renewable identification number (RIN) management capabilities to John Deere's business management software. The partnership will allow users of John Deere's AGRIS V9 business system to seamlessly connect with Clean Fuels' RINSTAR Renewable Fuel Registry, alleviating the often cumbersome details of RIN management for the registry and attempting to handle it in-house.READ MORE

AE Biofuels opens Montana demo plant

California-based AE Biofuels Inc. officially opened its first demonstration-scale cellulosic ethanol production facility in Butte, Mont., on Aug. 11. The $1.5 million, 9,000-square-foot facility is capable of producing 150,000 gallons of ethanol per year and will be used to perfect the company's integrated cellulosic ethanol production process.READ MORE

Poet to build pilot-scale cellulosic ethanol facility

Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Poet LLC announced August 13 that construction on a pilot-scale cellulosic ethanol production facility in Scotland, S.D., will be completed by the end of the year. The $4 million facility will be adjacent to Poet's corn ethanol pilot-scale facility and a 9 MMgy per year ethanol facility. The new facility, which will produce 20,000 gallons of cellulosic ethanol annually, will allow Poet to make final improvements in technology before construction begins next year on Project Liberty, the company's commercial cellulosic production facility which will be built in Emmetsburg, Iowa.READ MORE

ACE: Ethanol pipeline possibilities progressing

There are challenges - and opportunities - faced by companies developing ethanol pipelines. Dan Ownby, director of business development at TEPPCO Partners L.P., and Jim Lelio, director of business development at Kinder Morgan Energy Products L.P. discussed those challenges and opportunities during the American Coalition for Ethanol's 21st Conference and Trade Show in Omaha, Neb., Aug. 12-14.READ MORE

ACE: DWG can replace corn in animal feed

Dr. Terry Klopfenstein, a professor in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Ruminant Nutrition Department and Alan Janzen, owner of Circle Five Beef Inc., say there are benefits to replacing corn with distillers grains, particularly distillers wet grains. Klopfenstein and Janzen spoke during the American Coalition for Ethanol's 21st Conference and Trade Show, which was held in Omaha, Neb., Aug. 12-14.READ MORE

ACE: Midlevel ethanol blends are important

The proliferation of ethanol blender pumps and the future potential for midlevel ethanol blends were highly emphasized topics at the American Coalition for Ethanol's 21st Conference and Trade Show, "Fueling Revolution," which was held Aug. 12-14 in Omaha, Neb.READ MORE

ACE: RFS remains, improvements to be made

Attendees to the American Coalition for Ethanol's 21st Conference and Trade Show greeted U.S. EPA's Paul Machiele with a warm welcome, likely generated from the recent announcement that the EPA has denied Texas Gov. Rick Perry's request for a 50 percent waiver of the renewable fuels standard (RFS).READ MORE

ACE: Nebraska Governor supports industry

The American Coalition for Ethanol's 21st Conference and Trade Show, "Fueling Revolution," demonstrated the upbeat attitude the industry is projecting, even as bad press and misinformation continue to challenge it. The conference, which was held Aug. 12-14 at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb., was attended by approximately 1,000 people. Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman kicked off the event's general session, showing his support for the industry.READ MORE
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