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

Verenium lands another $4.9 million from DOE

Verenium Corp. has been awarded an additional $4.9 million from the U.S. DOE to fund ongoing activities at its demonstration-scale facility in Jennings, La.READ MORE

Green Plains adds Tennessee grain elevators

Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. has completed the acquisition process of five grain elevators located in west Tennessee—increasing its grain storage capacity by 63 percent. Green Plains is the fourth largest ethanol producer in the U.S., operating six ethanol plants with a combined capacity of 480 MMgy.READ MORE

N.D. Ethanol Council starts check-off program

The North Dakota Ethanol Council (NDEC) has established a new ‘check-off' program, reserving a portion of the state's ethanol production profits for future ethanol promotion. For every gallon of ethanol produced or sold in the state, three one-hundredths of one cent will be put towards research, education programs, promotion and market development for the industry. The Council projects an annual budget equaling $100,000.READ MORE

Poet aims high with cellulosic ethanol

Already one of the top ethanol producers of traditional corn ethanol, Poet plans to add 3.5 billion gallons of cellulosic ethanol by 2022, said Jeff Broin, CEO, on April 21 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. That¡¯s more than 20 percent of the cellulosic ethanol mandated by the Renewable Fuels Standard.READ MORE

ZeaChem a step closer to its ethanol goal

ZeaChem Inc. has reached another milestone on the way to producing cellulosic ethanol. The Lakewood, Colo., based business announced that it has successfully produced commercial grade ethyl acetate—the final step necessary in proving its biorefining technology.READ MORE

Senators push VEETC extension

Almost a month after Reps. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., and John Shimkus, R-Ill., presented legislation to extend ethanol tax credits and the ethanol tariff, Sens. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa have proposed a Senate version of the ethanol tax credit extension. Like the House bill, Conrad and Grassley's companion bill to HR 4940, the "Renewable Fuels Reinvestment Act," proposes an extension of the credits through 2015.READ MORE

CME launches DDG futures contracts

CME Group is offering a new Distillers Dried Grain (DDG) agricultural commodity futures contract. Trading began April 26 exclusively on CME Globex, the CME Group electronic trading platform.READ MORE

Poet confirms planned Obama visit to Macon

The rumors are true. President Barack Obama will visit POET Biorefining in Macon, Mo. The April 28 tour of the ethanol plant is part of his White House to Main Street Tour" through Missouri, Iowa and Illinois.READ MORE
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