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


NASA researchers study effects of biofuel crops

NASA researchers are working to predict the agricultural productivity of areas in the Midwest that are converting cropland to biofuels feedstock production. The preliminary findings of NASA's Ames Research Center scientists were presented at the 2008 fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union on Dec. 19.READ MORE

GreenField Ethanol starts production

Toronto-based GreenField Ethanol, Canada's largest ethanol producer, has confirmed that its 200 MMly (53 MMgy) corn-based ethanol plant in Johnstown, Ontario, has completed construction and is producing ethanol at full capacity.READ MORE

IGPC starts up Ontario ethanol plant

Canada-based Integrated Grain Processers Co-op officially opened its 150 MMly (40 MMgy) ethanol plant Dec. 17. According to the company, the Aylmer, Ontario, facility commenced start-up operations in October and has reached full production capacity.READ MORE

ACGA calls for corn contract protection

In the wake of VeraSun Energy Corp.'s default on certain corn contracts, the American Corn Growers Association is calling for federal policy reforms to protect American farmers, consumers and investors from negative impacts of radical market fluctuations caused by natural disasters, economic downturns, and the growing worldwide demand for food and biofuels.READ MORE

IRFA elects 2009 board members

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association has announced its 2009 Board of Directors and Executive Committee, each consisting of members representing the ethanol, biodiesel and agricultural industries.READ MORE

FEW: Call for 2009 abstracts

BBI International Inc., organizer of the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, is calling for abstracts from experts interested in addressing a dedicated audience of ethanol industry professionals. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 9.READ MORE

Energy groups propose biofuels recommendations

The Environmental Law and Policy Center, in cooperation with organizations such as the National 25x'25 Alliance Steering Committee, has offered U.S. President-Elect Barack Obama and members of Congress a package of 12 new recommendations that call for investments of $4.14 billion to bolster federal renewable energy programs, including advanced biofuels production.READ MORE

EU adopts mandatory renewable fuels goal

The European Union has a new directive that sets climate change reduction goals to be phased in over the next decade. The European Parliament approved the language Dec. 17 for Europe's 20-20-20 plan, which calls for a 20 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2020, a 20 percent reduction in energy consumption through improved energy efficiency by 2020 and a 20 percent increase in the use of renewable energy by 2020.READ MORE

Obama nominates US agriculture secretary

U.S. President-Elect Barack Obama recently announced the nomination of former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack to his cabinet as secretary of agriculture, a choice which has been positively received by the ethanol and agriculture industries.READ MORE

EIA: US won't meet 2022 biofuels mandates

In its Annual Energy Outlook 2009, the U.S. Energy Information Administration projected virtually no growth in U.S. oil consumption through 2030 and stated that America's ethanol industry wouldn't meet the renewable fuels standard's cellulosic requirement by 2022.READ MORE
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