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

New poll shows public supports ethanol

According to a poll commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Association, 59 percent of respondents were in favor of increasing ethanol use. The survey was jointly conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research Inc. and Public Opinion Strategies.READ MORE

NGA receives DOE funds to enact energy policies

The U.S. DOE has announced it will provide $850,000 to support the National Governors Association's work to enact energy policies at the state level. The funds will be used to help develop and deploy cleaner sources of energy to power vehicles, homes and workplaces more efficiently.READ MORE

GPRE brings second plant on line

Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. has commenced production at its newly constructed 55 MMgy corn-based ethanol plant in Superior, Iowa.READ MORE

Verenium, Flambeau River receive DOE grants

The U.S. DOE recently announced two recipients of up to $40 million in funding as part of its small-scale biorefinery project that is expected to help make cellulosic ethanol cost-competitive by 2012. Verenium Corp.'s demonstration-scale cellulosic facility in Jennings, La., and Park Falls, Wis.-based Flambeau River Biofuels LLC will receive funds.READ MORE

Biomass workshop: Diversify feedstock options

The need to diversify feedstock options and the feasibility of using crop residues to produce biofuels were central topics of discussion July 16 at the Biomass '08 Technical Workshop in Grand Forks, N.D.READ MORE

Iogen, Shell expand partnership

Ottawa-based biotechnology firm Iogen Corp. and petroleum giant Royal Dutch Shell PLC recently announced they will continue their partnership to accelerate the development and production of cellulosic ethanol. Shell said the collaboration with Iogen is a key part of its strategic investment and development program in next-generation biofuels.READ MORE

Media misinterprets Collins' comments

Weeks after former USDA chief economist Keith Collins was wrongly quoted by the mainstream media telling the EPA that ethanol production was responsible for a 30 percent rise in food costs, there is still confusion.READ MORE

World Bank biofuel report part of position paper

A report allegedly leaked from the World Bank indicating that biofuels were responsible for 75 percent of the global food price increase was found to be only part of a position paper—an opinion piece based upon individual research—and does not reflect the official position of the World Bank.READ MORE

GM to help expand E85 infrastructure

The National Governors Association and General Motors Corp. have agreed to work together to help states expand E85 infrastructure and availability. The partnership was formed under the Securing a Clean Energy Future Initiative, a gubernatorial task force created to improve the use of energy resources and promote nonpetroleum-based fuels. Work on the project should begin within the next few months.READ MORE

EPA delays RFS2 rule

The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a subcommittee hearing July 10 to discuss the renewable fuels standard (RFS) enacted in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and how the U.S. EPA plans to implement the second stage of the RFS enacted in the Energy Independence & Security Act of 2007.READ MORE
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