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

Pilot-scale cellulosic plant opens in Norway

On Oct. 22, Norway-based cellulosic ethanol technology developer Weyland commenced production at its 200,000 liter (approximately 53,000 gallon) pilot-scale production facility in Bergen, Norway.READ MORE

Aventine negotiates with union in Pekin, Ill.

If Aventine Renewable Energy Inc. and its unionized employees can't reach an agreement by Nov. 21, work may stop at the 160 MMgy Aventine ethanol plant in Pekin, Ill. The company has been in negotiations for a collective bargaining agreement with the union for the last several weeks and recently entered into a three-week extension, according to an Oct. 19 U.S. Securities Exchange Commission filing.READ MORE

Biofuels technology center under construction

At one time, southern Virginia did booming business in textiles, tobacco and furniture. Today, the textile industry has virtually disappeared, the tobacco industry dramatically reduced and the furniture industry is suffering.READ MORE

Florida approves permits for cellulosic plant

INEOS New Planet BioEnergy, a joint venture between global chemical producer INEOS and biofuel developer New Planet Energy, has obtained the final permits necessary to construct an 8 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant in Florida.READ MORE

Liability issues related to E15 likely to linger

The U.S. EPA's approval of E15 for use in 2007 and newer vehicles may be a small victory for ethanol producers, but retailers say it's unlikely any of them will sell the fuel until liability issues are resolved.READ MORE

NASCAR to use American-made E15

E15 is coming to National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing racetracks in 2011, the association announced Oct. 16. An estimated 70,000 gallons of homegrown corn ethanol will be used at three national touring series races next year.READ MORE

USDA to help install 10,000 blender pumps

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced Oct. 21 that the USDA will use existing funds to assist in the installation of 10,000 blender pumps across the U.S. within the next five years. The announcement was part of a series of initiatives put forth by the USDA in order to further support the development, production and use of biofuels, which Vilsack said reaffirms the White House's commitment to biofuels.READ MORE
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