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

Dyadic executives, key employees resign

On May 30, Jupiter, Fla.-based biotechnology and enzyme development company Dyadic International Inc. received notice from all of its executive officers and certain key employees of their resignations from the company effective June 20.READ MORE

Thermal oxider tests show excellent performance

A regenerative thermal oxidizer installed at Otter Tail Ag Enterprises LLC in Fergus Falls, Minn., showed excellent performance in preliminary tests conducted by a third party, according to the RTO designer, Pro-Environmental Inc.READ MORE

VeraSun receives Iowa governor's award

VeraSun Energy Corp. recently received an Iowa Governor's Volunteer Award for outstanding contribution of volunteer service. The Iowa Department of Education selected the company for the award because VeraSun's Albert City, Iowa, ethanol biorefinery assisted the Albert City-Truesdale Community School District in constructing a playground and provided financial support for school activities and the purchase of school equipment.READ MORE

Genencor breaks ground on Iowa training center

Genencor broke ground June 11 on a new 20,000 square-foot Applications and Training Center of Excellence in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Construction on the $4.6 million project which will create approximately 20 new positions is scheduled to be complete in the spring of 2009.READ MORE

BFAU training is standard for some companies

The most recent session of the Performance Plus Ethanol Maintenance Training program at BioFuels Automation University in Plymouth, Minn., was completed recently. The two-day course is designed to educate ethanol plant maintenance technicians on how to achieve maximum plant efficiency.READ MORE

Poultry industry counters EPA, USDA's RFS position

The United States' poultry industry is concerned by a recent letter that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer and U.S. Secretary of Energy Sam Bodman sent to Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., stating their respective department's continued support for biofuels. Bingaman is the chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.READ MORE

U.S. House subcommittee discusses biofuels

The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Rural and Urban Entrepreneurship held a hearing on second generation biofuels June 11. The focus of the hearing was to explore the role of small businesses in expanding biofuel production and discuss the production of biofuels from second generation feedstocks.READ MORE

WASDE: Corn projections down

Weather markets will rule the summer, cautions the USDA in its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate released June 10, stating that "these projections are tentative. Variation in area and yields may result from weather developments, economic factors, and policy changes."READ MORE

USDA, DOE continue to support biofuels

USDA Secretary Ed Schafer and U.S. DOE Secretary Samuel Bodman issued a letter on June 11 to the chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., stating their respective department's continued support for biofuels.READ MORE

Food Before Fuel campaign launched

Led by the Grocery Manufacturers Association, a group of 25 food industry and environmental groups have launched a campaign to urge the U.S. Congress to readdress America's biofuels policy. The Food Before Fuel campaign members are encouraging their legislators to "revisit and restructure policies that have increased our reliance on food as an energy source" and to urge them to develop alternative fuels derived from non-food feedstocks.READ MORE
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