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

BlueFire signs EPC contract for Fulton plant

Future cellulosic ethanol producer BlueFire Renewables Inc. has made another step towards realizing its first commercial-scale facility. On Oct. 5, it announced that it has selected Wanzek Construction Inc., a subsidiary of MasTec Inc., to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for BlueFire's 19 MMgy wood waste-to-ethanol plant in Fulton, Miss.READ MORE

NREL launches interactive bioenergy map

The U.S. DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has unveiled two new bioenergy and mapping tools that could aid biofuels project developers in targeting desirable locations.READ MORE

Buffalo Lake Energy to pay $285,000 fine

A Fairmont, Minn., ethanol plant has agreed to pay a $285,000 penalty after alleged violations of the company's environmental permits issued by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.READ MORE

S.D. producers receive fines for CAA violations

On Sept. 31, the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice settled disputes with two of Poet LLC's South Dakota facilities as well as Dakota Ethanol LLC over claims that the plants had violated portions of the Clean Air Act.READ MORE

Industry still waiting on E15 decision

After multiple delays, the U.S. EPA is expected in mid-October to unveil its decision to approve 15 percent ethanol in gasoline. The full decision for older vehicles won't come until later, however. "Based on comments made by administration officials, we anticipate an announcement on cars 2007 and newer will be made within the next two weeks and an announcement for cars 2001 to 2006 will be made by the end of the year," said Stephanie Dreyer, Growth Energy public affairs associate.READ MORE

Atlanta terminal expands ethanol capabilities

Motiva Enterprises LLC has expanded its Doraville, Ga., terminal to allow for delivery of Norfolk Southern Corp. unit trains transporting Midwest ethanol.READ MORE

Alternative fuel vehicle day to reach millions

Oct. 15 marks the fifth biennial National Alternative Fuels Vehicle Day Odyssey, a nationwide event created in 2002 by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium to increase public awareness of domestic alternative fuels.READ MORE

Export Exchange conference zeros in on supply

U.S. farmers will continue to produce an abundance of food and feed for both the domestic and international markets. This was an often repeated message at the Export Exchange, a conference focused on connecting international buyers of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and coarse grains. "This year the U.S. exported 54 billion tons of corn, sorghum and barley, valued at about $8.6 billion," said Daniel Keefe, manager of international DDGS operations for the U.S. Grains Council. "And, about 9 million tons of corn products mostly from ethanol production valued at over $1.5 billion."READ MORE
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