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

Wisc. ethanol plant gets $1.7 million state loan

A project to build DuBay Biofuels-Greenwood LLC, a 3 MMgy ethanol plant in Greenwood, Wisc., recently received a nearly $1.9 million funding boost. A total of $1.7 million came from a Wisconsin Energy Program loan and another $300,000 came from the city of Greenwood for land development.READ MORE

Celanese Corp. plans to build in China, Texas

A Texas-based company is making plans to build ethanol plants in China and Texas for chemical applications and other industrial uses. Celanese Corp. wants to build one or two coal-to-industrial ethanol plants in China and one natural gas-to-industrial ethanol plant in Clear Lake, Texas.READ MORE

BlueFire Renewables receives final permits

Initial site work has begun in Fulton, Miss., at the site of a 19 MMgy BlueFire Renewables Inc. cellulosic ethanol plant. The company announced Nov. 10 that it had received its final air, wastewater, and storm water permits from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, which were required to proceed with construction.READ MORE

AE Biofuels to re-start Keyes facility

AE Biofuels Inc. recently received $4.5 million in financing from Third Eye Capital Corp., which will be used to repair its 55 MMgy corn-based ethanol plant in Keyes, Calif. The plant is expected to become operational in the first quarter of 2011.READ MORE

Poet plant gives $50,000 for blender pumps

The number of blender pumps in Michigan has tripled, from one to three, thanks to the efforts of the Poet LLC plant in Caro, Mich.READ MORE

API, food, farm groups challenge E15 waiver

The American Petroleum Institute on Nov. 9 joined a coalition of nine farm and food groups in challenging the U.S. EPA's recent E15 decision. The groups filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, seeking to overturn the partial waiver authorizing E15 use in 2007 and newer model year cars and light duty trucks.READ MORE

EPA issues BACT guidance, allows biomass

On Nov. 10, the U.S. EPA issued guidance for developing best available control technologies (BACT) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at industrial facilities. According to EPA spokeswoman Cathy Milbourn, the EPA is still evaluating whether biomass-based emissions should be included in GHG emissions calculations. However, in its BACT guidance, the EPA states that biomass could be considered BACT in some instances, perhaps indicating that the agency will opt to not include biogenic emissions in GHG calculations.READ MORE

Sens. want ethanol items added to energy bill

A group of four senators delivered a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Nov. 9, calling for biofuels market expansion items to be added to pending energy legislation. The group also stressed the need for an extension of the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit while Congress evaluates potential modifications to the program.READ MORE

Study: Aggressive biofuel policies necessary to drive investment

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Davis, suggests that more aggressive federal renewable fuels policies are needed if the U.S. is to replace diminishing petroleum supplies with renewable fuel options.READ MORE
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