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

ICM to retrofit Hereford, Texas, plant for Murphy Oil

ICM Inc. has signed a contract with Hereford Renewable Energy, LLC, a subsidiary of Murphy Oil USA, Inc. to retrofit an ethanol plant located near Hereford, Texas. Hereford Renewable Energy LLC acquired the uncompleted plant from the lenders of its former owner, Hereford Biofuels LP, which filed for bankruptcy.READ MORE

Powers Energy moving forward in Indiana

Powers Energy of America Inc., a company planning to build a $254 million garbage-to-ethanol plant in Schneider, Ind., expects to have its debt financing in place in December. The company has also executed agreements and established working relationships with three area construction companies, with plans to break ground next summer and complete the project by mid- 2013.READ MORE

Plant sold off piecemeal at auction

Only the anaerobic digester will be completed and operated at the site of the former Renova Energy ethanol plant in Heyburn, Idaho. Everything else, from ethanol plant equipment to office furniture, was sold off piece by piece at auction Nov. 10.READ MORE

Proterro produces low-cost fermentable sugars

Development-stage firm Proterro Inc. has begun its outreach to find a partner to help take its R&D to the next level. Venture-capital backed Proterro has developed a technology using a microorganism grown in a unique bioreactor that secretes fermentable sugars using sunlight, CO2, water and a few commonly available micronutrients. Economic modeling suggests the system should produce fermentable sugars at a lower cost than sugarcane, according to Kef Kasdin, Proterro CEO and a general partner and cofounder of one of the backers, Battelle Ventures LP.READ MORE

Fulcrum advances in DOE loan process

Future cellulosic ethanol producer Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. has reached a significant milestone in the U.S. DOE's extensive loan guarantee process.READ MORE

Industry urges EPA to create fair E15 label

Approximately 30 representatives from the transportation fuels sector offered testimony to the U.S. EPA regarding its proposed E15 label rule at a public hearing held Nov. 16 in Chicago.READ MORE

USDA on track to select biorefinery locations

On Oct. 21, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack presented a plan for his agency to assist in expanding the production and availability of biofuels in the U.S. One month later, USDA officials are working feverishly to accomplish Vilsack's lofty goals.READ MORE

CARB to reduce ILUC for corn ethanol

The California Air Resources Board has decided to re-evaluate its greenhouse gas emission modeling regarding indirect land use change (ILUC) considerations for ethanol.READ MORE
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