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


Jamaican ethanol plant expansion nears completion

JB Ethanol Ltd. has temporarily suspended ethanol production at its 60 MMgy hydrous ethanol dehydration plant in Port Esquivel, Jamaica, as it merges its current facility with a new 60 MMgy plant, expanding the company's operations to 120 MMgy. The new facility is expected to be commissioned in March.READ MORE

India, U.S. agree to collaborate on biofuels

India and the U.S. have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperatively work on developing biofuels. According to the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the agreement will establish ways for the scientific, technical, and political communities in the two countries to work together to produce, distribute, and market sustainable biofuels, such as ethanol.READ MORE

Praj cellulosic ethanol plant is successful

On Feb. 10, Praj Industries Ltd. announced its cellulosic ethanol pilot plant at Praj Matrix - The Innovation Centre had successfully demonstrated production of ethanol from corn cobs and sugarcane bagasse under varying operating conditions.READ MORE

Peckous joins EdeniQ

California-based biotechnology company EdeniQ Inc. has appointed Larry Peckous as vice president of sales. Peckous, a 28-year veteran of the starch-processing and biofuels industries, most recently was principal scientist for Novozymes in China.READ MORE

Blade Energy Crops releases switchgrass guide

Blade Energy Crops, a seed brand of Ceres Inc., has released a 20-page guide, titled "Planting and Managing Switchgrass as a Dedicated Energy Crop 2009," which summarizes the most recent data and experiences from the company's energy crop trialing network.READ MORE

Lignol, Suncor suspend cellulosic ethanol project

British Columbia-based Lignol Energy Corp. and Alberta-based Suncor Energy Inc. are not moving forward on an $80 million cellulosic ethanol commercial-scale demonstration plant in Grand Junction, Colo.READ MORE

WASDE: Corn unchanged, sorghum for ethanol up

The USDA made no changes to the U.S. corn balance sheet in its Feb. 10 World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates report, although it raised the projections for sorghum use by 40 million bushels, based on indications of increased use by ethanol plants in the southern and central plains.READ MORE

NewGen Fuel advances despite partner's bankruptcy

NewGen Fuel is continuing to move forward, despite wholesale fuel distributor Crescent Oil Co.'s announcement that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. NewGen Fuel, which is a joint venture between Crescent Oil, ICM Inc. and Poet LLC, plans to install blender pumps at retail locations throughout the U.S.READ MORE

EPA to host new RIN system webinar

The U.S. EPA plans to implement a Moderated Transaction System for controlling renewable identification number credits. On Feb. 25, the EPA is hosting a webinar to explain the new system and gather feedback from the regulated industry.READ MORE

President signs stimulus package

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed a reconciled version of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 on Feb. 13. President Barack Obama is expected to sign the legislation, which includes biofuels and biomass provisions, on Feb. 17.READ MORE
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