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

Wisconsin awards $600,000 for ethanol research

Middleton, Wis.-based C5-6 Technologies Inc. and Great Lakes Ag Energy LLC in Madison, Wis., have been awarded a total of $600,000 from the Wisconsin Energy Independence Fund to develop technologies related to producing ethanol.READ MORE

Mascoma, Dartmouth create high-yielding bacteria

Researchers from Boston-based Mascoma Corp. and Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., have genetically engineered a thermophilic bacterium that can be used in the fermentation process to produce only ethanol.READ MORE

American Le Mans, EPIC create green competition

American Le Mans Series Racing has released rules and regulations for its first-ever Green Challenge Competition. The event will debut during the American Le Mans signature series event Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga., on Oct. 4.READ MORE

California marine dock mistakenly receives E100

A mistake at a refinery supplying fuel to Two Harbors Enterprises on Santa Catalina Island in California resulted in boaters filling their tanks with E40. The refinery put 100 percent ethanol into an unleaded gasoline container, which was then shipped to the distributor and poured into Two Harbors Enterprises' tanks, resulting in an approximately E40 blend.READ MORE

Harkin, Lugar introduce FFV legislation

U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., introduced new legislation Sept. 12 aimed at expanding the availability of flexible-fuel vehicles (FFV) to American consumers. If passed, the Dual Fuel Automobile Act of 2008 would require half of all light-duty vehicles manufactured for sale in America to be FFV by 2011.READ MORE

Schafer defends biofuels, GOP platform

At a recent gathering of business writers and editors, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer spoke at length on the benefits of biofuels, while also defending the Republican Party's platform that calls to end any type of mandate for ethanol.READ MORE

U.S. House passes energy bill

By a vote of 236 to 189, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a new energy bill Sept. 16. Although attention has been focused on the offshore drilling aspects of the legislation, if made into law, it could also impact the biofuels and renewable energy industries.READ MORE

Abengoa receives grant for new Illinois plant

Spanish-based ethanol producer Abengoa Bioenergy Corp. has received a $4 million grant from the Illinois Renewable Fuels Development Program for its planned 88 MMgy ethanol plant in Madison, Ill. The plant is expected to cost $200 million.READ MORE

Osage to break ground on barley-based plant

Virginia may be getting its first ethanol plant in 2010 when Osage Bio Energy LLC's Appomattox Bio Energy facility is scheduled to begin production. Groundbreaking on the 65 MMgy ethanol plant in Hopewell, Va., is scheduled for Oct. 3. The facility will use barley as a feedstock.READ MORE

Hurricane Ike spurs broader EPA fuel waivers

The U.S. EPA continues to issue proactive measures in the wake of hurricanes. On Sept. 11, the EPA issued several reformulated gasoline and summertime fuel waivers as Hurricane Ike neared landfall in eastern Texas. On Sept. 17, the EPA further broadened the regional scope of relief from regulatory limits on fuel volatility.READ MORE
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