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

SEKAB wins Sustainable Biofuels Award

Swedish ethanol producer and distributor SEKAB Group received the sustainable bioethanol award for a distributor or producer during the World Biofuels Markets conference and exhibition in Brussels, Belgium, on March 17.READ MORE

Indiana approves E85 dispenser grants for schools

Indiana state legislators recently passed a bill approving the eligibility of schools to receive grant money for the installation of E85 fuel dispensers. A grant program is already in place to provide funds for retailers and local governments to install E85 fuel pumps and storage tanks. The legislation expands that program.READ MORE

North Carolina funds ethanol projects

In an effort to promote North Carolina's renewable fuels standard (RFS), the Biofuels Center of North Carolina has awarded more than $850,000 to five ethanol-related projects within the state. The state's RFS mandates that by 2017, 10 percent of the liquid fuels sold in North Carolina should come from locally grown and produced biofuels.READ MORE

SDTC awards $1.82 million to Lignol

Lignol Energy Corp., a cellulosic ethanol producer based in Burnaby, British Columbia, has been awarded $1.82 million from Sustainable Development Technology Canada to finance and support the development of an integrated, industrial-scale facility that will produce cellulosic ethanol and renewable biochemicals.READ MORE

ICM further reduces staff

ICM Inc. announced March 17 that it has cut another 98 jobs. "The decision to reduce our workforce has been extremely difficult, and a decision that I do not take lightly," said Dave Vander Griend, president and chief executive officer of ICM Inc.READ MORE

Enerkem to build cellulosic ethanol plant in U.S.

Canadian cellulosic ethanol producer Enerkem Inc. will enter the U.S. ethanol market. On March 19, the company unveiled plans to construct a 20 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant in Pontotoc, Miss., that will recycle and convert approximately 189,000 tons of municipal solid waste into fuel.READ MORE

Poet, Magellan to study ethanol pipeline

Poet LLC is partnering with Magellan Midstream Partners LP to continue a feasibility assessment of constructing a dedicated 1,700 mile ethanol pipeline from the Midwest to distribution terminals in the northeastern U.S. Magellan has been exploring the feasibility of such a pipeline since February 2008.READ MORE

Aventine reports $36.9 million quarterly loss

On March 16, Pekin, Ill.-based ethanol producer and marketer Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings Inc. posted a net loss of $36.9 million in its fourth quarter 2008 earnings.READ MORE

Verenium in debt, company remains confident

Cellulosic ethanol and enzyme developer Verenium Corp. has received a going concern qualification as part of its 10-K form filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The qualification is a result of doubt on behalf of the auditor that the company can continue to move forward under its heavy debt load and may ultimately need to file for bankruptcy.READ MORE

Valero wins bid to acquire VeraSun plants

On March 18, a Delaware bankruptcy court approved the auction sale of seven VeraSun Energy Corp. ethanol facilities to Valero Renewable Fuels, a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corp., for a total of $477 million. The deal is expected to close April 1.READ MORE
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