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

EU study points to U.S. RFS2 for success

A study of the future of next-generation biofuels in Europe determined that a first priority for policy makers is to introduce a European Union-wide mandate—similar to the U.S. Renewable Fuels Standard.READ MORE

Norway oil giant backs seaweed-to-ethanol

Norway-based Statoil, one of the world's largest oil and gas production companies, has formed a strategic partnership with California-based Bio Architecture Lab Inc. for a three-year project to produce ethanol from seaweed using BAL's consolidated bioprocessing technology.READ MORE

British researchers unlock sugar secret

A long-term research project being funded by Britain's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council achieved a significant breakthrough recently when researchers successfully modified plant genes to more easily access the sugars locked inside lignocellulose.READ MORE

Lincolnway embarks on biomass project

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 Lincolnway Energy LLC, a 55 MMgy ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa, will receive a $1.9 million repowering grant from the USDA. The money will be used to purchase biomass, which will be burned in an existing boiler to offset the plant's use of coal. "I think we'll be able to substantially reduce our coal usage," said Rick Brehm, the plant's president and CEO.READ MORE

Murphy Oil doubles its ethanol capacity

Murphy Oil USA, a subsidiary of Murphy Oil Corp., has purchased the shuttered ethanol plant near Hereford, Texas, formerly owned by Panda Ethanol Inc.READ MORE

Study: E15 poses little risk to older vehicles

A study recently completed by international automotive engineering and consulting firm Ricardo Inc. shows that the use of E15 in vehicles produced in model years 1994 through 2000 poses minimal risk of damage to those automobilesREAD MORE

E85 vehicle wins $5 million for fuel efficiency

An educational nonprofit prize organization and a car insurance company awarded an E85 vehicle the top monetary award in a super fuel-efficient vehicle competition. The E85 vehicle received $5 million on Sept. 16 while two battery electric vehicles were awarded $2.5 million each from the X PRIZE Foundation and Progressive Insurance.READ MORE

BBI International launches Biorefining magazine and conference

BBI International, a leader in globally recognized bioenergy events and trade magazines, has launched a new magazine and international conference. Biorefining magazine and the aligned International Biorefining Conference & Trade Show will provide a new communications avenue for the emergent global industry of advanced biofuel and biobased chemical production.READ MORE
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