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

Biomass conference focuses on cellulosic ethanol

Approximately 120 agricultural researchers, economists and industry professionals who attended the Northern Plains Biomass Economy conference in Fargo, N.D., on Sept. 29 discussed incentives that are in place to develop a U.S. cellulosic ethanol industry and how biomass-producing states can take advantage of those incentives.READ MORE

New Maryland station offers VE85 for $1.85

To celebrate the grand opening of Town Center Chevron in Germantown, Md., the filling station offered VE85, VeraSun Energy Corp.'s branded E85, for $1.85 per gallon for the first 185 minutes of sales Sept. 26. It was Mid-Atlantic Petroleum Properties LLC's seventh fueling location to offer E85.READ MORE

New NCGA president foresees growth in 2009

Nebraska corn grower Bob Dickey became president of the National Corn Growers Association on Oct. 1. Dickey said the long-term outlook for corn is great with technology partners expected to help farmers double yields during the next generation.READ MORE

USFA, IAFC releases ethanol training course

The U.S. Fire Administration and the International Association of Fire Chiefs have made available a CD-ROM course to train first-responders on appropriate actions to take when dealing with ethanol and ethanol-blended fuel incidents.READ MORE

Pacific Ethanol starts up Stockton plant

Despite seeing considerable net losses in the fourth quarter of 2007, California-based Pacific Ethanol Inc. continues to pave its way through the volatile ethanol market with the recent announcement of its Stockton, Calif., plant commencing operations.READ MORE

Poet opens second Ohio ethanol plant

On Sept. 30, Sioux Falls, S.D.-based ethanol producer Poet LLC held a grand opening ceremony for its 68 MMgy ethanol plant in Fostoria, Ohio. Poet Biorefining-Fostoria is Poet's second facility to open in Ohio and its 25th plant to open in the United States.READ MORE

Iogen ships cellulosic ethanol to Shell

As part of its ongoing collaboration, Ottawa-based biotechnology firm and cellulosic ethanol producer Iogen Corp. has shipped slightly more than half of a 47,000-gallon cellulosic ethanol order to oil giant Royal Dutch Shell PLC.READ MORE

Industry addresses N.Y. Times article

An Oct. 1 New York Times article previewing the latest biofuels article in the Oct. 3 issue of Science Magazine struck a chord with some members of the renewable fuels industry who are determined to correct what they view as misinformation before it spreads.READ MORE

ABW: Industry races to develop advanced biofuels

Ardent efforts are underway across North America in the race to develop commercially viable advanced biofuels. Industry leaders told attendees at the 2008 Advanced Biofuels Workshop & Trade Show in Minneapolis on Sept. 28-30 that the acceleration of advanced biofuels production will build upon and optimize the success of existing starch and oil-based ethanol and biodiesel industries.READ MORE

ABW: Creating markets for advanced biofuels

Producing advanced biofuels such as higher corn-based ethanol blends is one thing, but finding a feasible way of introducing a product that makes up approximately 60 percent of the federal renewable fuels standard while complying with U.S. EPA standards is another. This was the overarching theme that speakers reiterated to attendees at the 2008 Advanced Biofuels Workshop & Trade Show in Minneapolis on Sept. 28-30.READ MORE
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