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

Iogen refuels GAM racecar at Thunderhill

For the second consecutive year, Canada-based Iogen Corp. was the only company to supply cellulosic ethanol to the National Auto Sport Association's 25 Hours of Thunderhill, the longest road race in the world. The race was held at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows, Calif., on Dec. 6-7.READ MORE

DDGS book advises livestock, poultry producers

The Midwest Agribusiness Trade Research and Information Center, an affiliate of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, has published an electronic book, titled "Using Distillers Grains in the U.S. and International Livestock and Poultry Industries."READ MORE

USGC: Australia receives first DDGS shipment

The U.S. Grains Council announced that the first imported sample of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) has cleared customs at the Port of Melbourne in Australia and will be used in feeding trials overseen by Australian feed supplier CopRice.READ MORE

Legislators call on Congress to protect US ethanol

On Dec. 3, state legislators and the Congress of Racial Equality introduced the Americans for American Energy Act, which will be introduced to the U.S. Congress in January. If passed, the act would establish the American Energy Trust Fund to allocate funding for biofuels, hydropower, solar and wind power, bioenergy, cellulosic biomass, methane hydrate, geothermal power, marine and hydrokinetic power, and carbon capture and sequestration research and development.READ MORE

Glacial Lakes Corn Processors shores up finances

South Dakota-based Glacial Lakes Corn Processors, the parent company of Glacial Lakes Energy LLC, announced Nov. 26 that it had collected $10 million from shareholders as part of a company recapitalization plan.READ MORE

Ethanol opponent Pilgrim's Pride files bankruptcy

Pittsburg, Texas-based Pilgrim's Pride, the largest chicken producer in the United States, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company said the restructuring action is a result of volatile feed prices, slumping demand and an unmanageable debt load. Pilgrim's Pride is a member of Food Before Fuel, a coalition of food and beverage industry groups striving to convince the U.S. government to reduce or eliminate ethanol subsidies.READ MORE

Kinder Morgan begins ethanol pipeline service

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP announced Dec. 2 that it's transporting commercial batches of denatured ethanol, along with gasoline shipments, in its 16-inch Central Florida Pipeline between Tampa and Orlando, Fla.READ MORE

Jamerson: All is well at Mascoma

Massachusetts-based Mascoma Corp. continues to evaluate its finances just weeks after laying off several employees, including its President Colin South and two vice presidents. However, Mascoma President and Chief Executive Officer Bruce Jamerson said the company is not facing financial troubles and continues to move forward with its plans for cellulosic ethanol production.READ MORE

Falling gas prices open loophole in Missouri law

The falling price of gasoline is making it possible for many Missourian fuel retailers to bypass the state's renewable fuels standard and supply customers with standard gasoline instead of E10. Enacted Jan. 1, the law requires that E10 be sold when the price of the fuel is the same or lower than the price of unblended gasoline.READ MORE

'Fuel' speed ahead at 2008 CRFS

While the opportunities for ethanol and biodiesel continue to be plentiful with the promise of second-generation renewable fuels, speakers informed delegates of the 2008 Canadian Renewable Fuels Summit in Ottawa on Dec. 1-3 that there are still challenges ahead for the industry.READ MORE
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