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

Colonial Pipeline explores ethanol transport

Georgia-based Colonial Pipeline Co. is studying the feasibility of introducing ethanol into pipeline shipments. The company is using geographic system technology software provided by Environmental Systems Research Institute Inc. to manage the study.READ MORE

Aventine to complete purchase of Nebraska Energy

Pekin, Ill.-based Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings Inc. announced Oct. 8 that its purchase of Nebraska Energy Co-op Inc.'s interest in Nebraska Energy LLC has been approved by Nebraska Energy Co-op stockholders.READ MORE

RFA elects 2009 officers

Chuck Woodside, chief executive officer of KAAPA Ethanol LLC, is the new secretary of the Renewable Fuels Association, replacing Poet Chief Executive Officer Jeff Broin, who is stepping down from the RFA board. The rest of the officers for 2009 remains the same as in 2008.READ MORE

GEC changes name to broaden focus on biofuels

A voluntary organization of governors, known as the Governors' Ethanol Coalition, has voted to change the name of its group to the Governor's Biofuels Coalition in order to reflect its goal of promoting all biofuels, not just ethanol.READ MORE

BBI plans third annual distillers grains conference

The 2008 International Distillers Grains Conference and Trade Show will be held in Indianapolis on Oct. 19-21. More than 300 participants have preregistered for the event. In addition, the U.S. Grains Council and the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service will sponsor approximately 140 major foreign buyers, nutritionists and feed ingredient importers to attend the event.READ MORE

ICM lays off more employees

On Oct. 3, leading ethanol plant design/builder and process technology provider ICM Inc. laid off 73 employees. This is the second staff reduction at ICM this year. The Colwich, Kan.-based company laid off 105 employees in April.READ MORE

WASDE: Corn supply increases

The USDA raised its projections for this year's average corn yield to 154 bushels per acre in the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report released Oct. 10. The projection is up from last month's forecast of 152.3 bushels. As a result, the report also forecasts that corn production for 2008-'09 will be 12.2 billion bushels, up from last month's projections.READ MORE

EPIC, Poet give FFV, E85 to Minnesota family on TV

The Ethanol Promotion and Information Council, Poet LLC and a Minnesota Ford Motor Co. dealership provided an Albert Lea, Minn., family with a 2009 flexible-fuel F-150 crew cab pickup truck and a one year supply of E85. The family is being featured in an episode of the popular ABC television show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."READ MORE

DOE shifts grant to Mascoma's Michigan project

Mascoma Corp.'s cellulosic ethanol plans are back on track with the Oct. 7 announcement that the U.S. DOE has agreed to transfer a $26 million grant originally awarded for a project in Tennessee to a proposed 40 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant in Kinross Township, Mich.READ MORE

USDA, DOE plan promotes midlevel ethanol blends

A new National Biofuels Action Plan released by the USDA and U.S. DOE on Oct. 7 includes a statement from the agencies regarding intermediate ethanol blends. The agencies said they will work with state and local governments to ensure full national penetration of E10 and promote midlevel blends of ethanol.READ MORE
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