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

IDGC: Distillers grains products markets grow

From cattle, poultry and swine feed to deer attractants and biocomposite materials, ethanol industry leaders are focused on providing a range of products utilizing distillers grains. Approximately 130 industry representatives and researchers attended the fourth annual International Distillers Grains Conference and Trade Show in Denver on June 15. The day-long event was sponsored by BBI International.READ MORE

FEW: Inbicon announces engineering model for North American market

Denmark-based biofuels company Inbicon A/S announced two new developments at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Denver on June 16. According to Inbicon CEO Niels Henriksen, the company is nearing start-up of its demonstration scale plant at the port of Kalundborg, and has also recently introduced a new 20 MMgy engineering model that is designed to demonstrate the Inbicon Biomass Refinery in North America.READ MORE

FEW: Poet creates biomass division, installs anaerobic digester at pilot plant

Poet LLC is creating Poet Biomass, a new division to handle cob collection and supply chain management, logistics for waste wood and engineered fuels as alternative power sources and seeking out additional feedstocks for future cellulosic ethanol production. Scott Weishaar, Poet's vice president of commercial development, will lead Poet Biomass. "Poet's cellulosic ethanol goals depend on a steady supply of a reliable feedstock: corn cobs," Weishaar said.READ MORE

FEW: Producing biogas from thin stillage can reduce costs, carbon footprint

To reduce ethanol production costs and also their carbon footprints, ethanol producers might consider using anaerobic digestion to process thin stillage to produce biogas, which can be used to replace natural gas and to provide a cleaner effluent for use during fermentation, according to Eberhard Veit, research and development manager for Eisenmann AG. Veit gave a presentation outlining Eisenmann's process at the 25th annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo in Denver.READ MORE

ABW addresses current market challenges

BBI International Inc. hosted its Advanced Biofuels Workshop June 15 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The event, which drew 168 attendees, featured information on a variety of topics currently affecting the advanced biofuels industry. Approximately 20 speakers shared their experiences and insights in the areas of new technology, emerging research, financing, project development and current market conditions.READ MORE

FEW: Bryan, Madson receive awards

Philip Madson, president of Katzen International Inc., and Kathy Bryan, president and co-founder of BBI International, were honored for their contributions to the ethanol industry during the 2009 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo's general session in Denver on June 15. Madson received the Award of Excellence; Bryan was given the High Octane Award.READ MORE

FEW: The future of ethanol production has challenges to overcome

Government support is needed to further the cellulosic industry. That's the opinion of several industry leaders who were asked what the single biggest stumbling block is to building the cellulosic ethanol industry. Eight representatives from a variety of companies participated in a panel discussion that focused on research, technology and the future of ethanol production during the general opening session of the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo in Denver on June 16.READ MORE

FEW: Incentives, funding for ethanol producers to use biogas, biomass

With the U.S. EPA updating renewable fuel standard regulations and with California having adopted a low carbon fuel standard, incentives for ethanol producers to replace natural gas or coal with biogas are on the rise and government programs are available to assist with financing, according to speakers at the 25th annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo in Denver.READ MORE

FEW: Ethanol industry must ‘take back the message' about ethanol

Noting that major media outlets have dubbed the U.S. ethanol industry a "sham" and a "hoax", BBI International CEO Mike Bryan called for the industry to "take back the message" about ethanol's benefits to the nation. Bryan spoke to more than 2,200 attendees during the general session of the 25th annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo, a BBI event, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.READ MORE

FEW: Implications of carbon cap-and-trade

This year's International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo featured a two-part break-out session on carbon that was designed to provide attendees with an overview of the current status of U.S. carbon regulations, as well as provide them with answers to how ethanol producers may be impacted in the future. The high attendance rate of the session, titled "Capitalizing on Carbon," demonstrated the desire of ethanol producers to better understand this new aspect of their industry.READ MORE
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