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

Chrysler announces 2009 FFV lineup

Chrysler LLC has announced its 2009 flexible-fuel vehicle models. The U.S. automaker now has 11 vehicle models and three different engine sizes designed to run on E85, gasoline or midlevel ethanol blends.READ MORE

Trans-Antarctic expedition to use, test E85

The viability of E85 in extremely cold temperatures will be put to the test in November when the fuel is used by the Moon Regan Trans-Antarctic Expedition to power the Concept Ice Vehicle, a propeller-driven, three-skied vehicle. The CIV will lead a 3,000-mile expedition across Antarctica.READ MORE

AllSAFE supports EPA stance on blender pumps

The Alliance for a Safe Alternative Fuels Environment (AllSAFE) released a statement Sept. 3 in support of a July 31 U.S. EPA letter that addressed self-directed ethanol blender pumps at retail outlets. The letter, written by EPA Air Enforcement Division Director Adam Kushner, was addressed to Bob Greco, director of downstream and industry operations at the American Petroleum Institute.READ MORE

Slunecka joins PhibroChem

Tom Slunecka, former executive director of the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council, has been appointed vice president of marketing for PhibroChem Ltd.'s Ethanol Performance Group.READ MORE

McDaniel to become Delta-T CEO

Thomas (Mac) McDaniel will become managing director of Delta-T Corp. on Sept. 15, according to parent company Bateman Litwin NV. He will also assume the duties of managing director of Bateman Litwin's North and South American divisons.READ MORE

Northern Ethanol to build New York plant

Northern Ethanol LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Toronto-based Northern Ethanol Inc., has secured an agreement with Praxair Inc. to acquire 70 acres for a hydro-powered ethanol plant in Niagara Falls, N.Y.READ MORE

Hurricane Gustav brings rain to Corn Belt

Remnants of Hurricane Gustav brought rain to much of the South and Midwest. Due to a drier-than-normal August, farmers in the Corn Belt are welcoming the extra precipitation.READ MORE

Two E85 promotions target RNC attendees

Twin Cities area Freedom Valu Centers and a Holiday Stationstore in Eagan, Minn., held E85 promotions during the Republican National Convention.READ MORE

Industry responds to GOP's anti-ethanol policy

Not every Republican agrees with the party's new platform. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa commented during a news conference that federal mandates are the reason for the current "vibrant energy business" in the United States. Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Norm Coleman, R-Minn., also spoke out in support of ethanol.READ MORE

Republicans pass anti-ethanol platform

In a unanimous vote, the Republican Party passed its 2008 party platform Sept. 1 at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn. The 68-page document took a decidedly anti-ethanol stance, stating that the U.S. government "should end mandates for ethanol and let the free market work."READ MORE
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