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

Canada invests $15.5 million in triticale research

The Government of Canada will invest CAN$ 15.5 million (US$ 12 million) in the Canadian Triticale Biorefinery Initiative research network, which aims to develop new ways for using triticale as a feedstock for ethanol production and the manufacturing of biomaterials.READ MORE

Researchers develop burner, ethanol catalyst

Researchers at Iowa State University are working to develop a low-emissions biomass-based gas burner and a new catalyst for ethanol production, an effort funded by a two-year, $2.37 million grant from the Iowa Power Fund.READ MORE

UOP, Vaperma offer ethanol efficiency technology

Illinois-based UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, has formed an agreement with advanced gas separation systems developer Vaperma Inc. to jointly offer energy efficiency and emissions reduction technology for ethanol dehydration.READ MORE

South Dakota bill streamlines ethanol tax payments

The South Dakota House of Representatives recently passed legislation that aims to streamline the way ethanol and ethanol-blended fuels are taxed within the state.READ MORE

Shell, Codexis to enhance Iogen cellulosic process

Oil company Royal Dutch Shell PLC has expanded its agreement with Redwood City, Calif.-based biocatalyst developer Codexis Inc. to further develop enzymes and microbes that will accelerate the commercialization of cellulosic ethanol.READ MORE

BlueFire, Arkenol process cofounder form agreement

California-based BlueFire Ethanol Inc. has formed a technology development services agreement with William Farone, an original cofounder of the Arkenol process technology. The technology uses a concentrated acid hydrolysis pathway to convert a wide range of cellulosic waste materials into ethanol.READ MORE

IEA report examines second-generation biofuels

According to a report released by the International Energy Agency that examined the the current first- and second-generation biofuels industries, while many technical challenges remain for second-generation biofuels, a steady transition from first- to second-generation biofuels is expected in the near future.READ MORE

California issues proposed regulation for LCFS

On March 5, the California Air Resources Board released its proposed regulation to implement a low carbon fuel standard. According to the board, the proposed regulation would diversify the variety of fuels and boost the market for alternative fuels.READ MORE

EPA proposes GHG reporting program

A proposal recently released by the U.S. EPA could serve as the basis for future government climate policies including emissions standards, economic incentives and a carbon tax and/or cap-and-trade program. The proposed comprehensive national greenhouse gas emissions reporting system would affect approximately 13,000 facilities, including ethanol production plants.READ MORE

WASDE: Corn use for ethanol increases

In the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released March 11, the USDA lowered its projection for corn ending stocks in the current marketing year due to an increase in ethanol use. The USDA projected 2008-'09 ending stocks will be 50 million bushels lower as corn use for ethanol was projected 100 million bushels higher.READ MORE
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