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

Jeff Roskam to lead Kan. bioenergy alliance

Ethanol industry veteran Jeff Roskam has been named founding CEO of the Kansas Alliance for Biorefining and Bioenergy. Formed last year through a $4.1 million grant from the Kansas Bioscience Authority's Centers of Innovation program, KABB will focus on resolving technical issues related to the production of biochemicals and biofuels, from harvesting feedstocks through the processing and marketing of organic chemicals.READ MORE

Poet, farmers kick off commercial biomass harvest

Farmers and Poet celebrated the upcoming collection and delivery of 56,000 tons of baled corn cobs and light stover in the first commercial harvest for Project Liberty.READ MORE

BlueFire drops ‘ethanol' from name

The negative connotations associated with having "ethanol" in its company name got to be too much for BlueFire Ethanol Inc., said CEO Arnold Klann. The company announced Aug. 17 that it has changed its name to BlueFire Renewables Inc., partly because the former name led investors to believe it was "just a corn-based ethanol company," according to Klann.READ MORE

Fate of Riverland Biofuels plant still unclear

Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings Inc. recently purchased the Riverland Biofuels ethanol plant in Canton, Ill., for a purchase price of $16.5 million. "This is an exciting opportunity to acquire a 38 million gallon facility at a favorable price," said Aventine CEO Tom Manuel in a press release. "When operational, we will leverage the proximity of the Canton facility to our Pekin, Ill., facility to gain marketing and operational synergies."READ MORE

Gevo goes public to fund ethanol purchases

On Aug. 12, isobutanol technology developer Gevo Inc. filed an initial public offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in an effort to raise $150 million to fund the company's acquisition of ethanol facilities.READ MORE

Range Fuels produces cellulosic methanol

Range Fuels Inc. is one step closer to producing cellulosic ethanol at its Soperton, Ga., plant. The company announced Aug. 17 that it had completed an initial phase of production by producing cellulosic methanol, which is expected to be followed by ethanol production in the third quarter.READ MORE

Illinois group asks Obama to move on E12

A group from Illinois, including several fuel retailers, is the latest to ask for the immediate approval of E12. A letter sent to President Barack Obama on Aug. 13 said the group strongly supported E15 but that approving E12 now would be a "prudent interim step" as a decision from the U.S. EPA is already nearly nine months overdue.READ MORE
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