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

Senators release Climategate report

The minority staff of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, led by Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., released a report Feb. 23 exploring the controversy surrounding the climate change-related emails and documents leaked from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit (CRU). The report, titled "‘Consensus' Exposed: The CRU Controversy," examines the extent to which the CRU documents and emails affected the work of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), as well as how errors in the IPCC's science impacted the U.S. EPA's GHG endangerment finding.READ MORE

Germans test new cellulosic yeast technology

Butalco GMBH, a German biofuels and biochemicals developer, will begin making cellulosic ethanol in the summer of 2010 at a pilot plant in Stuttgart. Using grass, corn-stover and other agriculture waste for feedstock, the company will implement its new yeast-catalyst technology to increase production yields up to 30 percent. "Our new technology now tells the yeast cells to also ferment the C5 waste sugars into ethanol which makes the production of cellulosic ethanol much more efficient and cheaper," said Butalco's co-founder Eckhard Boles.READ MORE

Researchers search for aflatoxin resistant corn

After identifying a gene that allows aflatoxin contamination in corn, Texas AgriLife Research scientists are harnessing that information to create an aflatoxin-resistant line of corn.READ MORE

S.D. passes ethanol blender pump bill

A bill that will establish an incentive grant program for the installation of ethanol blender pumps was unanimously passed by the South Dakota Senate. House Bill 1192 uses $1 million in federal funds received through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The legislation awaits a signature from Republican Gov. Mike Rounds, which is expected.READ MORE

Range Fuels to help meet RFS2 in 2010

In November 2007, Range Fuels announced intentions to build the world's first commercially-viable cellulosic ethanol plant at Soperton, Ga. Since then, there have been some setbacks and changes made to the master plan. Regardless, CEO David Aldous still sees a bright future for the Broomfield, Colo.-based company, and said Range Fuels continues to embrace the project with full commitment and passion.READ MORE

Industry leaders push for investment tax credit

A large number of industry members are urging Congress to grant an investment tax credit to advanced biofuel producers in order to help overcome financial barriers associated with the timely development of commercial-scale projects. Advanced biofuel producers are currently eligible for a federal production tax credit of 30 percent, but the incentive is unused because there are no operating commercial-scale facilities.READ MORE

EPA releases new emissions rule details

U.S. EPA Administrator released more details today on expected changes to the agency's proposed Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Title V Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule, which is to be finalized later this month.READ MORE

Mitsui, Inbicon sign agreement

A Danish cellulosic ethanol company and a Japanese heavy industries company have announced they will work together toward cellulosic ethanol production in Southeast Asia. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding signed a licensing agreement to build a number of biomass refineries using Inbicon Biomass Refinery technology.READ MORE
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