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

Vermeer offers cob harvester for 2009 harvest season

Iowa-based agricultural equipment manufacturer Vermeer Corp. recently announced it will offer a limited number of CCX770 Cob Harvesters to North American famers for the 2009 harvest season. The wagon-style harvester is designed to tow directly behind select corn harvesting combines to collect and unload cobs.READ MORE

USPS adds FFVs to its fleet

The U.S. Postal Service recently announced it will add 1,000 E85 flexible fuel vehicles to its fleet as part of a one-for-one replacement of 6,500 aging vehicles at postal offices and facilities across the country. The remaining 5,500 vehicles will be replaced with gasoline/electric hybrid vehicles and fuel-efficient, four-cylinder vehicles.READ MORE

Railroad responsible for ethanol spill clean-up

Canadian National Railway Co. and its subsidiary, Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad, will be required by Illinois to perform environmental cleanup for a June 19 derailment near Rockford, Ill., that resulted in the leakage of up to 75,000 gallons of ethanol into the surrounding soil and nearby waterways. According to a lawsuit filed July 10 by the Illinois attorney general and the Winnebago County state's attorney, the railway should be held responsible for environmental violations that occurred as a result of the train derailment.READ MORE

WASDE: Corn prices decline, boosting ethanol producer margins

According to the July 10 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate report, with higher expected corn beginning stocks and production, U.S. feed grain supplies for 2009-'10 are projected higher this month. Corn production is projected at 12.3 billion bushels, up 355 million bushels from last month.READ MORE

Midwest governors voice support for E15

Ten governors representing the Midwest Governors Association recently issued a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson voicing their support for the E15 waiver currently being considered by the agency. According to the letter, the current E10 blend limit significantly hinders the nation's ability to meet the long-term and intermediate targets of the renewable fuels standard, which sets a goal of using 36 billion gallons of renewable fuels by 2022.READ MORE

Industry loses Katzen, a cellulosic ethanol visionary

On July 12, Dr. Raphael "Ray" Katzen passed away at the age of 93. Katzen was an ethanol pioneer who dedicated his life to competitively producing cellulosic ethanol from a variety of feedstock sources. While working at a defense plant under federal government contract during World War II, Katzen saw the potential for cellulosic ethanol technologies. In 1955, he founded Raphael Katzen Associates International, a U.S.-based technology company with projects all across the globe.READ MORE
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