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

Carbon chaos? Producers face patchwork of pitfalls

Will carbon certification raise havoc for biofuels producers? That is a distinct possibility, claims a report from SRI Consultants. The Menlo Park, Calif., research firm outlines a patchwork of pitfalls awaiting producers because different nations have different sustainability standards for biofuels feedstocks, and score feedstocks differently as well.READ MORE

RFA responds to Time magazine article

The Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO calls a Time magazine article a "harangue against biofuels." In late March, Time magazine published an article by senior correspondent, Michael Grunwald that highlighted the toll the rapid and subsidized expansion of the biofuels industry has taken on global food prices and land-use changes.READ MORE

GPRE, Great Lakes Cooperative complete merger

Omaha, Neb.-based ethanol producer Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. has announced the completion of its merger agreement with grain storage company Great Lakes Cooperative. Initial voting was conducted by Great Lakes' voting members for approval in January. Great Lakes is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Green Plains Renewable Energy.READ MORE

Central Illinois Energy sale set for April 23

A bankruptcy sale involving the Central Illinois Energy ethanol plant near Canton, Ill., will occur April 23. The sale was postponed from its initial April 9 date to give senior creditors time to prepare.READ MORE

ALL Fuels tests enzymes for biomass-based ethanol

Iowa-based ALL Fuels & Energy is testing the first of ten enzymes it hopes will boost production of corn and cellulosic ethanol at a proposed 100 MMGy plant near Manchester, Iowa.READ MORE

POET to buy methane from local S.D. landfill

POET, the world's largest ethanol producer, has signed an agreement with the city of Sioux Falls, S.D., to purchase methane from the local landfill as an energy source for its biorefining facility in Chancellor, S.D.READ MORE

WASDE report: Corn prices up, ethanol use down

In the April 9 USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate report, the USDA boosted its projected season average farm price for corn, but its projections for ethanol corn use by 100 million bushels due to the slowing pace of new ethanol plant startups as previously projected. Rising ethanol prices continue to support producer margins, and the USDA projects capacity utilization for existing plants to remain strong.READ MORE

Corn Plus sells carbon credits

The first carbon trade in North America on behalf of a biofuel producer was executed on March 27, according to Carbon Green LLC and its partner Environmental Credit Corp. Corn Plus LLLP, a 44 MMgy ethanol producer in Winnebago, Minn., joined the Chicago Climate Exchange in August 2007, which made it the first independent ethanol plant to join the CCX and commit to overall emissions reductions.READ MORE

Marine industry targets oil companies in lawsuit

Ten of the nation's largest oil companies are being sued in California for allegedly selling an ethanol blended fuel that damages marine fuel tanks. The suit, filed April 7, seeks class action status on behalf of all California boat owners with damaged fiberglass tanks and all marine consumers who purchased ethanol blended fuel in California.READ MORE

Kinder Morgan prepares to ship ethanol

Kinder Morgan, one of the largest pipeline transporters and terminal operators in North America, may be transporting ethanol by pipeline by the end of the year. The company has begun preparing one of its Central Florida Pipeline Co. pipelines for the shipment of denatured ethanol later this year.READ MORE
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