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

FEW: Denver in 2009

The 25th Annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo will be held in Denver June 15-18, 2009.READ MORE

FEW: Lifecycle analysis and the ethanol industry

Lifecycle analysis is a process that is constantly evolving as new issues come to the forefront such as indirect land use change, the value of ethanol coproducts and the impact of higher corn yields. The lifecycle analysis session at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo addressed some of those issues although the panelists admitted that a lot of work needs to be done to determine the impact of indirect land use changes on lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions and just what should go into those calculations.READ MORE

FEW: Frontline teams with Fagen

Jerod Smeenk, engineering manager for the gasification systems provider Frontline Bioenergy, announced a new partnership formed just last week with Fagen Inc., the ethanol industry's premier construction company.READ MORE

FEW: Stargen for noncook sorghum applications

More than three years ago, Genencor Inc.Śnow a Danisco companyŚreleased its new trademarked Stargem enzyme for raw starch hydrolysis applications in corn-based ethanol plants. Raw starch hydrolysis allows plants to skip the cooking step, saving them time and energy. Recently, the company conducted research on these same enzymes to be used in noncook applications in sorghum-based ethanol plants. Gang Duan, a company director, presented Genencor's findings in a breakout session focusing on enzyme technology at the 2008 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in Nashville, Tenn., on June 18.READ MORE

FEW: Corn foundation leads to biorefinery future

Despite the recent misguided accusations lobbed at the fuel ethanol industry, corn remains the foundation for current and near-term production. And, according to several industry experts, it could help the industry move beyond solely ethanol and distillers grains as end products.READ MORE

FEW: Takeovers concern producers

Not only do ethanol producers need to worry about $8 bushels of corn, now they need to be concerned about hostile takeovers. And the two worry lines are closely linked. Kirk Martin, managing partner at Ascendant Partners Inc., said it's natural for a rapid buildup of an industry followed by a crashing of margins to lead to an increased number of mergers and acquisitions. He said that's exactly what is happening in the ethanol industry today.READ MORE
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