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

$10.9 million awarded for Calif. E85 stations

Seventy five additional E85 dispensers will soon be available in California. Propel Fuels Inc., a West coast-based owner and operator of alternative fueling stations, will do the installation work, thanks to funding from state, federal and private sources.READ MORE

Group asks Senate to consider biofuels bills while addressing oil spill, energy legislation

In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, three ethanol industry groups have asked that legislators keep biofuels in mind. "It is likely that the Senate will take up an energy bill, heavy on provisions that respond to the Gulf oil spill, and we're hopeful that it will also contain important provisions for biofuels," Brian Jennings, executive vice president of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), told EPM.READ MORE

REX to acquire interest in S.D. ethanol plant

If all goes as planned, by the end of July REX American Resources Corp. will have invested in its seventh ethanol plant. Formerly known for its retail stores, the renewable energy company's latest move is to enter a definitive agreement to acquire an approximate 48 percent equity ownership interest in NuGen Energy LLC.READ MORE

Genera Energy plants switchgrass along interstate

Genera Energy LLC, a Tennessee-based renewable energy company, has begun working with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) to plant switchgrass. TDOT has planted test plots along interstate corridors to help reduce maintenance costs related to mowing and possibly for future biomass energy use.READ MORE

Indiana releases ethanol impact study

With 980 MMgy of ethanol production capacity making up 7 percent of the U.S. ethanol industry, the role of ethanol in Indiana seems pretty important. A new study by Informa Economics Inc., an agricultural and commodity/product market research firm, shows that for economic growth in the Hoosier state, the ethanol industry is actually second to none. "The overall ethanol industry is the single most important factor supporting the growth of agricultural production in Indiana," the report said.READ MORE

Fiberight to build MSW demonstration plant

By the end of August, Fiberight LLC hopes to have its second municipal solid waste (MSW) to cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant up and running. The company, which completed its first plant in Blairstown, Iowa, in May, will install a second demonstration plant in Lawrenceville, Va., the current location of the company's pilot plant. Fiberight is working with CleanTech Biofuels Inc. at hte Lawrenceville plant.READ MORE

Bionol ethanol plant hits snag

Bionol Clearfield LLC, a 100 MMgy ethanol plant that started producing ethanol early this year, is headed to arbitration to straighten out the details of a contract with Getty Petroleum Marketing Inc. Just over two months into a 5-year contract, Bionol said Getty breached that contract.READ MORE

Poet completes purchase of 27th ethanol plant

Poet LLC is adding to its total production capacity with the purchase of a 90 MMgy ethanol plant. The Cloverdale, Ind., plant, previously operated by Altra Biofuels, will reopen after Poet installs new processes and technology.READ MORE
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