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

EPA proposes rules on permitting for GHGs

The U.S. EPA is proposing two rules to ensure that businesses planning to build new, large facilities or make major expansions to existing ones will be able to obtain Clean Air Act permits that address their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.READ MORE

Inhofe challenges corn ethanol, RFS

Ethanol industry supporters familiar with Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., experienced a moment of déjà vu Aug. 5 when he introduced an amendment that would allow states to opt out of the corn ethanol portion of the renewable fuel standard (RFS).READ MORE

WASDE: Record corn yield forecast

Once again, concerns about the wheat crop—this time in Russia and Eastern Europe—have the world commodity grain markets responding with increasing wheat prices. The market volatility had traders anticipating USDA's monthly World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates to see just how the agency's analysts view the global wheat issue affecting U.S. markets and just how the current corn crop is developing. Nearly all numbers for corn are pushed slightly higher in the Aug. 12 WASDE report with the exception of carry over estimates.READ MORE

Minn. ethanol plant to produce isobutanol

Isobutanol technology developer Gevo Inc. has signed an agreement to purchase the 22 MMgy Agri-Energy LLC corn ethanol plant near Luverne, Minn. Gevo expects the sale to be finalized within the next two months and will then immediately begin retrofitting the plant to produce isobutanolREAD MORE

Companies target first-generation ethanol

Start-up company Xylogenics Inc. and Lallemand Ethanol Technology recently announced the signing of an exclusive agreement to develop and commercialize yeasts for the grain ethanol industry. First-generation ethanol, including corn, wheat, barley and sorghum plants, is a large market, with room for growth in ethanol output, Mike Neibler, CEO of Xylogenics told EPM."We believe there is scope for innovation and yield and cost improvements," he said.READ MORE

Ethanol marketers: demand outlook is positive

During the aftermath of the BP oil spill, there was some speculation that ethanol demand in the Gulf Coast region was increasing as a result of consumer demand. But several ethanol marketers told EPM that while demand is definitely up and the outlook for global demand is positive, it's unlikely that increased ethanol demand and the oil spill are related.READ MORE

Calif. producers unable to use ethanol incentive

The California Energy Commission has approved three ethanol producers and four facilities to participate in its Ethanol Producers Incentive Program (CEPIP), but only one facility meets the actual qualifications to benefit from the program when it begins.READ MORE
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