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

Imperial Systems introduces dust mitigation filter

Ethanol producers are constantly faced with stringent air quality regulations that must be addressed before a plant can be constructed. To help ethanol plants, Jackson Center, Pa.-based Imperial Systems Inc. has created the Big Round Filter, a dry dust mitigation add-on with a self-contained cleaning system that doesn't require compressed air.READ MORE

GIS tool available for potential Illinois plants

The Illinois Value Added Sustainable Development Center has developed a sophisticated program to prospect locations for new ethanol and biodiesel plants, as well as locate existing facilities. The project was funded with an Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity grant.READ MORE

U.S. Biofuels Exchange establishes marketplace

In an effort to bring order and efficiency to the ethanol and biodiesel industries, U.S. Biofuels Exchange Inc. has established a new Internet-based biofuels marketplace intended to link producers with more buyers and sellers of their products.READ MORE

Mascoma advances plans for Michigan plant

Boston-based cellulosic technology company Mascoma Corp. announced it has entered into strategic relationships to advance its efforts to build a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Michigan. The company said Michigan was selected because of its vast sustainable forests and its availability of agricultural materials.READ MORE

DOE Joint Genome Institute details projects

The U.S. DOE Joint Genome Institute has announced 44 DNA sequencing projects it will undertake in the next year. Projects were chosen based on scientific merit and relevance to issues in bioenergy, global carbon cycling and bioremediation.READ MORE

Judge rules on Bateman Litwin lawsuit

In the pending lawsuit filed by Dutch energy company Bateman Litwin NV against the founders of Delta-T Corp., a Virginia-based ethanol process technology firm, a magistrate judge has ruled in favor of Delta-T founders Robert and Bibb Swain, recommending that the fraud aspects of the case be dismissed. The judge also recommended that defamation claims brought against Bateman Litwin and certain Bateman Litwin executives by the Swains be allowed to move forward.READ MORE

Brazil launches campaign to remove ethanol tariff

The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association launched a public relations campaign July 4 designed to encourage the American public to pressure the U.S. Congress into removing the 54-cent ethanol import tariff. The 2008 farm bill extended the tariff to 2010. The tariff is designed to support an emerging U.S. ethanol industry and to prevent foreign ethanol producers from benefiting from American subsidies.READ MORE

RIN compliance surprisingly low

A survey conducted by the RINSTAR Renewable Fuel Registry, the only registrar of renewable identification numbers (RINs), has concluded that approximately 81 percent of renewable fuel suppliers are out of compliance with U.S. EPA RIN regulations.READ MORE

VeraSun postpones VE30 launch

The June 30 launch of VeraSun Energy Corp.'s trademarked VE30, a fuel blend of 30 percent ethanol and 70 percent gasoline, has been postponed. According to a VeraSun spokeswoman, the event was postponed to give Olson Oil Co. time to work through issues with its gasoline supplier.READ MORE

Ommen resigns as VeraSun chairman

Brookings, S.D.-based VeraSun Energy Corp. announced July 1 that Gordon Ommen has resigned as the company's chairman. Duane Gilliam, who joined the board in 2005 and currently serves as chairman of the compensation committee and board of directors, will assume the role.READ MORE
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