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

Researchers develop cellulosic ethanol process

Swedish researchers at Taurus Energy AB, Sekab Group, Chalmers Technical University and Lund University have signed an agreement for development and large-scale implementation of a lignocellulosic ethanol process. The research is based on Taurus Energy's yeast technology for fermentation of both six-carbon and five-carbon sugars. It is financed by the Swedish Energy Authority, ethanol producer Sekab and Taurus Energy.READ MORE

USDA ARS: CQSTER model can evaluate soil quality

The development of soil management practices to maintain adequate soil organic matter is essential for making prudent decisions regarding land use for food, fiber, feed and bioenergy, according to an article by the USDA-Agricultural Research Services which was recently published in the Soil Science Society of American Journal.READ MORE

NEDAK Ethanol receives fine for no permit

NEDAK Ethanol LLC has been fined $15,000 by the state of Nebraska for building an ethanol storage and load-out site near O'Neil, Neb., without first receiving a construction permit from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, which is a violation of Nebraska Air Quality Regulations.READ MORE

Iowa's 100th E85 station opens

On Nov. 24, a Johnston, Iowa-based Kum & Go fuel station became Iowa's 100th retail fuel station to offer E85. The station, which installed two dedicated E85 fuel dispensers, celebrated the occasion with a grand opening event hosted by the Clean Air Choice Team.READ MORE

Indiana county approves trash-to-ethanol facility

Lake County, Ind., has approved a 15-year contract with Powers Energy One of Indiana to construct and operate a 32 MMgy ethanol production facility. The county will pay a tipping fee to the company in exchange for the plant to convert the county's usable trash to ethanol.READ MORE

VeraSun renegotiates corn contracts

VeraSun Energy Corp. has filed a motion in U.S. Bankruptcy Court's Delaware District requesting permission to reject corn contracts for delivery in October, November and December at its two idled ethanol plants in Janesville and Welcome, Minn., and "establish a streamlined procedure for the future rejection of additional contracts the company deemed necessary or burdensome to ongoing business operations."READ MORE

NREL, Petrobras partner to research biofuels

The U.S. DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Petrobras, the largest energy company in Latin America, have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate for two years on research to accelerate the development and commercialization of second-generation biofuels. Research will be conducted jointly at NREL's laboratory in Golden, Colo., and in Brazil.READ MORE

EPIC to merge with Growth Energy

The Ethanol Promotion and Information Council is moving forward with a plan to merge with Growth Energy, a newly formed organization dedicated to the promise of agriculture and growing America's economy through clean energy. EPIC's mission of growing ethanol awareness through public relations, marketing and promotions will continue as a core platform of Growth Energy's initiatives.READ MORE
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