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

DDCE shops for commercial-scale site

Dupont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC is in the process of evaluating sites for its first commercial-scale production facility, dubbed Project Blackhawk, and expects to select a location by the end of the year, according to DDCE corporate communications director Jennifer Hutchins.READ MORE

February auction set for S.D. ethanol plant

Bids are being solicited for a 25 MMgy ethanol plant in Rosholt, S.D. Thomas Stalnaker, Trustee of Tri State Financial LLC, doing business as North County Ethanol, announced Oct. 22 that sealed bids for plant are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 1.READ MORE

Closed-loop plant in Nebraska has a buyer

The sale of E3 Biofuels ethanol plant in Mead, Neb., could be finalized soon, according to Rob Carringer, of CRG Partners, who is serving as the Chapter 11 trustee. It took three years standing idle and 10 months of waiting on a sale agreement in bankruptcy court. "It's taken a long time to get through a closing of that deal," he told EPM. "I hope it's closed by the middle of November."READ MORE

GPRE credits hedging for profitable 3Q

Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. announced Oct. 21 that the third quarter of 2010 marked the company's sixth consecutive profitable quarter, owing much of its profitability to successful hedging strategies in the ethanol market.READ MORE

Valero reports strong income

For Valero Energy Corp., 2010 is shaping up to be a much better year than 2009. On Oct. 28 the company reported that its income from continuing operations the first nine months of the year was $721 million, compared to a loss of $170 million for the first nine months of 2009. For the third quarter the numbers are even more dramatic. Valero's income from continuing operations was $292 million, compared to a loss from continuing operations of $343 million for the third quarter of 2009.READ MORE

United Ethanol to install anaerobic digester

A $6.75 million project to install an anaerobic digester at a 50 MMgy ethanol plant in Milton, Wis., will begin in a few weeks. United Ethanol LLC will complete the project with the help of $2.25 million in state energy program funds. "It's a way to extract a little more value out of our inputs, the corn, and make the plant greener and more energy efficient," said Alan Jentz, United Cooperative and United Ethanol vice president of grain operations and risk management.READ MORE

Vilsack follows up on editorial attacking E15

Ethanol industry supporters often respond to negative newspaper editorials about ethanol. On Oct. 26, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack took on the job by sending a letter to the editor responding to a Wall Street Journal editorial.READ MORE

California voters to determine future of LCFS

Environmental groups and transportation fuel manufacturers nationwide will be keeping a watchful eye on the results of California's mid-term elections Nov. 2. On the ballot is a proposition that could effectively halt most of the state's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG emissions) by implementing measures to promote renewable resources and lower carbon fuels.READ MORE
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