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

Researchers develop new pretreatment process

University of Georgia researchers have developed a new technology designed to dramatically increase ethanol yields from biomass materials, such as Bermuda grass, switchgrass, napier grass and yard waste.READ MORE

DDGS-based feed supplement sales increase

A probiotic feed supplement manufacturer that uses distillers dried grains with solubles as one of its main ingredients continues to add distributors and dealers to its already long list of customers. According to Bob Thornberg, president of SweetPro Premium Feed Supplements, because distillers grains are becoming more available as ethanol production in the United States continues to rise, it's becoming easier for the company to market its product to cattle producers.READ MORE

Group Oxus launches online trading marketplace

Louisiana-based Group Oxus Ltd. has launched www.biofuelstradenet.com, an online marketplace for biofuels and biomass industry members to sell or buy feedstocks, finished products, materials and services.READ MORE

Aventine posts second-quarter losses

Pekin, Ill.-based Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings Inc., a leading producer and marketer of ethanol, posted a $1.9 million net loss in its second-quarter earnings report. The company also reported that it sold a record 220.3 million gallons of ethanol during that same period.READ MORE

LiquidMaize delays Colorado plant construction

Due to recent developments in the ethanol industry, Denver-based LiquidMaize LLC has announced that it's delaying construction of a proposed 11 MMgy ethanol plant in Lamar, Colo., until financial conditions improve.READ MORE

BlueFire Ethanol receives DOE funding

Irvine, Calif.-based cellulosic ethanol company BlueFire Ethanol Fuels Inc. has received its first installment of U.S. DOE funding for the development of its BlueFire Mecca LLC facility near Palm Springs, Calif.READ MORE

Study identifies gaps in second-generation biofuels

A U.S. DOE international study conducted to identify research gaps in transportation fuels has been published by the International Energy Agency. "Gaps in the Research of Second-Generation Transportation Biofuels" was initiated by Larry Russo of the DOE's Office of Biomass Program and led by Michael Ladisch of Purdue University.READ MORE

Report: U.S. leads biofuels production

According to a new report, the United States will continue to lead the world in the production of biofuels, especially ethanol, through 2017. The report, titled "U.S. Biofuel Market Analysis," was produced by RNCOS, a market research and information analysis company in Delhi, India.READ MORE

Experts discuss biomass-based ethanol future

General Motors Corp., the largest auto manufacturer in the world, hosted a "biofuel backgrounder" in Thousand Oaks, Calif., on July 31, offering attendees insight from experts specializing in the various areas of biomass-based biofuels production.READ MORE

USDA won't release CRP acres penalty-free

Corn and soybean markets for 2009 contracts gained some support July 29 when the USDA announced it won't allow land to be released penalty-free from the Conservation Reserve Program to increase the acres available for seeding the 2009 crop.READ MORE
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