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

GTL reopens Illinois ethanol plant

GTL Resources PLC recently announced it has reopened its ethanol plant, Illinois River Energy LLC in Rochelle, Ill. GTL had temporarily shut down plant operations at IRE due to structural damage in the corn receiving area. The cause of the damage has not been determined.READ MORE

Poet, Iowa partner to produce cellulosic ethanol

A $14.75 million contract between Poet LLC and the state of Iowa has been approved by the Iowa Power Fund Board. The contract finalizes the partnership to develop a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa. Project LIBERTY will transform an existing corn-based ethanol plant to also include cellulosic ethanol technologies.READ MORE

ASABE to develop standard for DDGS

To assist agricultural engineers with developing transfer and storage mechanisms for distillers dried grains with solubles, the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has initiated a project to develop an American National Standards Institute standard entitled "Properties and Relationships for Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS)."READ MORE

KL Energy receives $4 million, appoints CEO

South Dakota-based KL Energy Corp. has received $4 million in new capital from Nito Capital and The Green Fund to optimize the company's proprietary processes at its commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Upton, Wyo. KL Energy also announced it has appointed Steve Corcoran, the company's vice president of operations, as its chief executive officer.READ MORE

Researchers study corn stover for plant's power

Researchers at the University of Minnesota Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering have determined that densified corn stover, when used as a fuel for heat and power applications at ethanol plants, produces 15 times less life cycle greenhouse gas emissions than natural gas and 25 times less than coal.READ MORE

Bankers, investors comment on ethanol industry

Standard and Poor's gives the ethanol industry a B rating, according to Mark Habib, a primary credit analyst with S&P. Highly volatile and upredictable crush spreads and industry reliance on regulatory support are two reasons for the rating. Habib spoke during a March 2 seminar and webinar hosted by the law firm Chadbourne & Parke LLC.READ MORE

KL Energy, PGRE to develop cellulosic ethanol plant

Cellulosic Ethanol developer KL Energy Corp. has signed a letter of intent with Prairie Green Renewable Energy Inc. to develop a 5 MMgy wood waste-to-ethanol plant near Hudson Bay in Northeastern Saskatchewan. KL Energy will supply its art design and engineering for the construction of the facility.READ MORE

Range Fuels: Emerson to be automation contractor

Range Fuels Inc. has selected Emerson Process Management as the main automation contractor to assess risks and define protocol for its 20 MMgy commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Soperton, Ga., which will produce ethanol from wood chips. The facility is currently under construction.READ MORE

FEW: Producers to receive free pass to 2009 event

In celebration of the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo's 25th anniversary—and as a display of its commitment to ethanol producers enduring tight margins and restricted budgets—BBI International is offering every ethanol facility in North America two free full-access passes to the 2009 FEW, which will be held June 15-18 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.READ MORE

Industry files E15 blend limit petition with EPA

Ethanol lobby groups have joined forces to officially file a petition with the U.S. EPA requesting the amount of ethanol that is blended into gasoline be increased from 10 to 15 percent. The filing, which was submitted to the EPA on March 6, was accompanied by hundreds of pages of research supporting the groups' claims that no significant damage would be incurred by the nation's vehicles if the increase were made.READ MORE
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