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

BioGasol project receives Danish funding

Denmark-based BioGasol ApS, has received 10.4 million ($13.4 million) from the Danish Energy Agency's Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program to help finance building its 5 million liter (1.3 MMgy) BornBioFuel cellulosic ethanol demonstration-scale facility in Aakirkeby, Denmark.READ MORE

Wisconsin researchers convert cellulose into biofuels

Wisconsin researchers have developed a two-step chemical method to convert the cellulose in untreated biomass into the biofuel 2,5-dimethylfuran. The key to the process is the first step, in which cellulose is converted into the platform chemical 5-hydroxymethylfurfural, said Ronald Raines, a University of Wisconsin professor.READ MORE

NextStep Biofuels, EGB sign feedstock agreement

NextStep Biofuels Inc., a Gretna, Neb.-based cellulosic ethanol development company, has signed a multi-year feedstock supply agreement with Nebraska-based Energy Grains Biomass LLC. EGB will provide NextStep with corn stover, which will be utilized as a cellulosic ethanol feedstock.READ MORE

Researcher discovers enzyme to ferment xylose

Eckhard Boels, cofounder of Swiss biofuel company Butalco gmbH and a professor at Goethe-University in Frankfurt, Germany, has discovered a new enzyme which teaches yeast cells to ferment xylose into ethanol. Xylose is an unused waste sugar in the cellulosic ethanol production process.READ MORE

CRFA, RFA highlight biofuels consensus

Just prior to U.S. President Barack Obama's visit with Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Feb. 19, leaders of the U.S. Renewable Fuels Association and Canadian Renewable Fuels Association issued a joint statement commending both leaders for their support of renewable energy and the opportunity that both nations have in addressing energy needs.READ MORE

Distillers grains exports nearly double in 2008

U.S. distillers grains exports nearly doubled last year, increasing from 2.36 million metric tons in 2007 to 4.51 million metric tons in 2008, according to data recently released by the U.S. Foreign Agriculture Service.READ MORE

Sabherwal steps down as Aventine CFO

According to Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings Inc., Ajay Sabherwal has resigned as its chief financial officer to pursue another opportunity. Sabherwal has served as CFO for Aventine since November 2005.READ MORE

Stimulus bill includes renewable fuel provisions

In response to U.S. President Barack Obama signing the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Growth Energy released a statement Feb. 17 applauding the inclusion of renewable fuel provisions in the economic stimulus bill.READ MORE

Verenium, BP partnership moves forward

Massachusetts-based Verenium Corp. and BP Amoco PLC have announced the formation of a company that will serve as a commercial entity to develop and commercialize cellulosic ethanol. In August 2008, the companies announced a strategic partnership.READ MORE

UL supports 15 percent ethanol in legacy pumps

After months of extensive testing, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. announced Feb. 19 it supports the use of fuel blended with up to 15 percent ethanol in existing fuel dispensers. Previously, UL approved blends that were no greater than E10.READ MORE
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