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

Brazilian company to make renewable polyethylene

Braskem, a Brazilian thermoplastic resin producer, recently announced that the company's board of directors approved the Green Polyethylene Project, which will produce ethylene and polyethylene from sugarcane-based ethanol at the Southern Petrochemical Complex in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.READ MORE

BlueFire Ethanol delays Lancaster project plans

California-based BlueFire Ethanol Inc. has delayed the groundbreaking of its 3.2 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant in Lancaster, Calif. BlueFire Ethanol's Chief Executive Officer Arnold Klann recently advised investors of the delay in the company's 2008 annual shareholder letter.READ MORE

Becker to become GPRE CEO

Omaha, Neb.-based ethanol producer and marketer Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. has appointed Todd Becker as its new chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1. He will replace Wayne Hoovestol, who is currently serving as the company's chairman and CEO.READ MORE

Sugarcane, corn hybrid to be tested in US

During the 2009 growing season, Seattle-based crop biotechnology company Targeted Growth Inc. will observe Sugarcorn, a hybrid plant that's a cross between sugarcane and corn, across the U.S. Sugarcorn, which could be used as an ethanol feedstock, includes genes from the germplasm pools of Midwest corn varieties, tropical maize varieties and sugarcane.READ MORE

SuGanit receives $1 million for cellulosic process

Reston, Va.-based SuGanit Systems Inc. was awarded a $999,900 grant from the Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program, an Ohio Department of Development fund, to scale up its cellulosic ethanol biomass pretreatment and fermentation processes. SuGanit Systems operates a research and development center at the University of Toledo Clean & Alternative Energy Incubator in Toledo, Ohio.READ MORE

IRS: Cellulosic biofuels are eligible for tax credit

Qualifying cellulosic biofuels produced and sold between Dec. 31, 2008, and Jan. 1, 2013, will be eligible for a tax credit. The Internal Revenue Service recently issued Notice 2008-110, which provides guidance regarding the income and excise tax credits for cellulosic biofuels and biodiesel under sections 40A, 6426 and 6427(e) of the Internal Revenue Code.READ MORE

DOE to award funding to biorefinery projects

The U.S. DOE has announced it will provide up to $200 million to support and develop pilot- and demonstration-scale biorefineries that use feedstocks such as algae to produce advanced biofuels, including biobutanol and green gasoline. Mandatory letters of intent are due Feb. 20.READ MORE

Poet expands Laddonia plant capacity

Poet LLC is adding 5 MMgy of capacity to its 52 MMgy facility in Laddonia, Mo. Work on the $2 million expansion project, which includes installation of a sixth fermenter, has already begun, according to Poet Biorefining-Laddonia General Manager Robin Venn.READ MORE
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