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


Iogen doubles cellulosic ethanol production

Iogen Corp. announced that its cellulosic ethanol production in 2009 topped 581,000 litres, more than doubling the firm's 2008 fuel production, and surpassing the one million litre mark in cumulative production since 2004.READ MORE

Pinal Energy to trademark Arizona E85

Pinal Energy LLC is launching a branded E85 product in the regional market under the trademarks Arizona E85 and AZE85. The 55 MMgy ethanol plant in Maricopa, Ariz., is adding storage for the higher grade gasoline needed for blending E85 along with metering equipment for inline blending.READ MORE

Grand opening set for Tenn. cellulosic ethanol plant

On Friday, Jan. 29, DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC (DDCE) and University of Tennessee/Genera Energy LLC will hold a grand opening celebration for one of the nation's first cellulosic ethanol demonstration plants, and the only one dedicated to converting both agricultural residue and bioenergy crops to fuel ethanol. The facility, located in Vonore, Tenn., has initiated start-up and commissioning and will begin producing ethanol in mid-January.READ MORE

Global Ethanol licenses GreenShift corn oil technology

GreenShift Corp. granted Global Ethanol LLC the right to use a GreenShift patented corn oil extraction technology at Global Ethanol's 100 MMgy ethanol plant in Lakota, Iowa.READ MORE

Blending terminals open in CA, MS

Blendstar LLC, a Houston-based developer and operator of biofuels terminals that is majority owned by Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc., has opened a new terminal in Collins, Miss. The facility has a storage capacity of 180,000 gallons and a throughput capacity of 7 million gallons. Both ethanol and biodiesel are expected to be received at the terminal. In December, U.S. Development Group LLC opened an ethanol terminal in Rialto, Calif., in order to meet anticipated increased in-state ethanol demand, according to the company. The West Colton rail terminal, which will serve the San Bernardino and Riverside County-Inland Empire region, is served by Union Pacific railroad and has an off-load capacity of 15,000 barrels of ethanol per day.READ MORE

Northeast, Mid-Atlantic states to develop LCFS

The governors of 11 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Dec. 30, committing to develop a regional low carbon fuel standard (LCFS). The initiative was first implemented in July 2008 when Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick sent letters to other governors in his area proposing that the region evaluate the possibility of implementing a LCFS program. A letter of intent was signed by 11 states later that year in which each state committed to examining low carbon fuel supply options and developing a framework for a regional LCFS. In July 2009, the Northeast States Center for a Clean Air Future completed a study conducted on behalf of the states.READ MORE

Industry: GHG regulations unfair for ethanol

The Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Title V Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule would require all U.S. facilities emitting more than 25,000 tons of GHGs annually to obtain permits that demonstrate the facility is using best practices and technologies to reduce emissions. New thresholds for emissions would be established, resulting in a greater number of Title V permit program participants and the need for more facilities to acquire Prevention of Significant Deterioration permits. On Dec. 23, Growth Energy submitted a comment to the EPA on behalf of its ethanol producer members, requesting that ethanol be exempted from participating in the proposed regulation program based on the industry's existing environmentally beneficial practices.READ MORE

Michigan-based ag company buys ethanol plant

Michigan-based Zeeland Farm Services Inc., an agricultural and transportation company, has acquired its first ethanol facility and plans to begin production in early 2010. The company's newly formed subsidiary, Nebraska Corn Processing LLC, agreed to purchase the 44 MMgy Mid America Agri Products/Horizon LLC (MAAP/H) in Cambridge, Neb., for $30.1 million during a Dec. 17 bankruptcy auction.READ MORE
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