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

Landfill gas helps power Siouxland Ethanol

Jackson, Neb.-based Siouxland Ethanol LLC has used landfill gas piped over from the L.P. Gill landfill located a mile away since December, and at press time, U.S. Energy Services was assisting the landfill in selling six months worth of carbon credits.READ MORE

Wal-Mart donates $369,000 for ethanol research

The Arkansas Biosciences Institute at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Ark., has received a $369,000 donation from the Wal-Mart Foundation to complement a $1.48 million U.S. DOE grant to support cellulosic ethanol production research at the university.READ MORE

Range Fuels, Ceres collaborate on biomass research

Colorado-based Range Fuels Inc., a potential commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol producer, and California-based Ceres Inc., an energy crop seed developer, have formally announced their collaboration to research, develop and commercialize energy crop feedstocks for ethanol production.READ MORE

Glacial Lake Energy hosts grand opening

Watertown, S.D.-based Glacial Lakes Energy LLC held a grand opening ceremony for its 110 MMgy ethanol plant in Mina, S.D., on Sept. 4. The plant officially commenced operations in mid-June.READ MORE

VeraSun Energy starts up Dyersville plant

Brookings, S.D.-based VeraSun Energy Corp. announced Sept. 5 the start-up of its 110 MMgy ethanol plant near Dyersville, Iowa. The Dyersville facility is the company's 14th plant in operation, increasing its annual production capacity to more than 1.4 billion gallons.READ MORE

U.S. sugarcane-to-ethanol projects underway

More companies are looking at producing ethanol from sugarcane in the United States. Pacific West Energy LLC in Kaumakani, Hawaii, plans to grow sugarcane, and produce ethanol from sugar juice and molasses at a proposed 12 MMgy plant on the island of Kauai. Meanwhile, Coskata Inc. in Warrenville, Ill., is considering building a 50 MMgy to 100 MMgy ethanol plant adjacent to United States Sugar Corp.'s mill in Clewiston, Fla.READ MORE

Poet holds grand opening for Indiana plant

Sioux Falls, S.D.-based ethanol producer Poet LLC held a grand opening for its 65 MMgy ethanol plant in North Manchester, Ind., on Sept. 11. The opening of the facility marks the company's 23rd ethanol plant to come on line, increasing Poet's total U.S. production capacity to 1.24 billion gallons.READ MORE

Poet's Project LIBERTY receives $14 million

Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Poet LLC announced Sept. 11 that the Iowa Power Fund has committed $14 million to Project LIBERTY, Poet's commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol facility in Emmetsburg, Iowa. Project LIBERTY will expand the facility's corn-based ethanol production from 50 MMgy to 100 MMgy and add 25 MMgy of cellulosic ethanol capacity.READ MORE

EPA approves Gustav-related fuel waiver

As a result of power outages and refinery shutdowns in Louisiana from Hurricane Gustav, U.S. EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson waived low-volatility fuel requirements for Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and North Carolina on Sept. 5. The waiver will expire Sept. 15.READ MORE

WASDE: Corn production forecast reduced

A dry August in much of the Corn Belt reduced the USDA's corn production forecast for 2008. In the September World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report released Sept. 12, the USDA reduced its projections by 216 million bushels, down to 12.1 billion bushels.READ MORE
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