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

Biomass Magazine unveils new name, website

BBI International announced today that it has officially changed the name of Biomass Magazine—the world's leading biomass industry trade publication—to Biomass Power & Thermal, a move that characterizes the magazine's heightened focus on biobased electricity and heat. BBI International announced last month that it would split its flagship biomass publication into two distinct titles, one focused on power and heat, the other focused on fuels and chemicals. The new magazine, Biorefining, was launched in September.READ MORE

Otter Tail Ag hires advisory group

Although a plan to raise $12 million from investors is still on the table, Otter Tail Ag Enterprises LLC has hired Carl Marks Advisory Group LLC to also search for a buyer for the plant. "Their duty is to find the best outcome for the creditors and the company," CEO Anthony Hicks told EPM.READ MORE

Governors' coalition calls for VEETC reform, long-term extension

In a draft letter to U.S. Senators, the Governors' Biofuels Coalition has thrown its support behind reform to the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit.READ MORE

Groups meet ‘to better coordinate' policy strategy

Rumors among the ethanol industry regarding secret meetings being held between the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, National Corn Growers Association and the American Coalition for Ethanol were recently confirmed by Brian Jennings, executive vice president of ACE. "The groups have been meeting regularly to better coordinate our strategy on key policy issues," he said. "NCGA deserves much credit for their leadership and effort to bring everyone together."READ MORE

EPA: Outreach critical to mitigate E15 misuse

Following its Oct. 13 decision to allow E15 to be used in 2007 and newer vehicles, the EPA said consumer outreach will be critical to prevent misfueling and ethanol producers will be expected to lead education programs.READ MORE

Reactions vary following E15 announcement

Initial reactions varied following the U.S. EPA's Oct. 13 announcement that it will allow E15 only in vehicle models 2007 and newer. Ethanol industry members cautiously eyed the approval as an indication that there will be continued support for their product, but opinions were split on its immediate impact on the market.READ MORE

EPA grants partial approval for E15 use

The U.S. EPA issued what Assistant Administrator Gina McCarthy said is a step toward increasing U.S. renewable fuel use when it announced Oct. 13 that it has approved the use of E15 in vehicle models 2007 and newer. The agency denied the use of E15 in older vehicles as well as motorcycles, heavy-duty trucks and off-road vehicles and will issue a decision on model years 2001-'06 following the completion of U.S. DOE testing in November.READ MORE
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