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

Japanese learn about U.S. DDGS

The Japanese Feed Industry DDGS Pelleting Team recently attended the Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles: Nutrition, Use and Feed Manufacturing Short Course at the Northern Crops Institute in Fargo, N.D. The eight-member team, sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council, visited the United States to learn about incorporating distillers dried grains with solubles into high-quality, pelleted feed for beef and dairy cattle, poultry, and swine.READ MORE

NREL releases E85 handbook

In an effort to better inform the ethanol industry and the general public about using E85, the U.S. DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado recently updated its "Handbook for Handling, Storing and Dispensing of E85." The handbook is a comprehensive booklet detailing the proper and safe use of E85.READ MORE

China, U.S. sign accord at sorghum workshop

An unexpected crowd of more than 200 people gathered in Houston on Aug. 19-22 to explore the potential for using sweet sorghum as a feedstock for ethanol. Attendees of the International Workshop on Sorghum for Biofuels witnessed the signing of an international agreement between the United States and China to work together to establish the necessary processes and infrastructure for converting sorghum and other feedstocks to ethanol.READ MORE

Kentucky trash-to-gas facility moves forward

Converting trash to gas could become one of the key methods of cellulosic ethanol production in 2009. Several companies are beginning to ramp up their efforts to produce ethanol from municipal solid waste (MSW) on a commercial scale. One of those companies, Indianapolis-based Agresti Biofuels, announced Aug. 20 that it will begin contract negotiations with Pike County, Ky., officials who have agreed to participate in a commercial-scale MSW-to-ethanol facility.READ MORE

GM, Thailand partner to explore energy efficiency

As part of its initiative to become the leading manufacturer of energy-efficient vehicles, General Motors Corp. has announced an agreement to assist Thailand's government in developing energy-efficient, environmentally friendly transportation.READ MORE

Iowa congressman calls for ethanol pipeline

U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell, D-Iowa, along with representatives from the Magellan Pipeline Co., Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, held a press conference Aug. 20 to highlight the need to improve the infrastructure to transport ethanol. Boswell, along with representatives from the organizations, stressed the importance of pipeline development and the passage of the Renewable Fuels Pipeline Act.READ MORE

EPIC helps to bring blender pumps to Kansas

Motorists in Colwich, Kan., received a considerable discount on midlevel ethanol blends at TJ's Convenience Store on Aug. 18, designating the beginning of a statewide initiative to increase the awareness and use of E10, E20, E30 and E85 blends. The event was sponsored by the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council, and the Kansas Corn Commission.READ MORE

New Jersey governor considers RFS waiver petition

Gov. Jon Corzine, D-N.J., is considering filing a waiver request with the U.S. EPA asking that the federal renewable fuels standard (RFS) be either reduced or frozen at the 2008 level. The potential request is being pushed by the New Jersey chapter of the Sierra Club, which issued a press release on Aug. 14 urging the governor to "get rid of ethanol."READ MORE

Thune holds forest waste hearing

U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee's Energy Subcommittee, held a public hearing in Rapid City, S.D., on Aug. 18 to discuss the woody biomass located in the Black Hills National Forest and why it's not currently allowed to be used as a feedstock for cellulosic ethanol projects.READ MORE

U.S. Senate Ag Committee discusses ethanol

The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee held a field hearing Aug. 18 in Omaha, Neb., to discuss ethanol and some of the issues surrounding its production. The hearing was led by Committee Chairman Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb. Testimony was given by livestock producers, economists and corn growers.READ MORE
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