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

Governor launches biobutanol facility

Cobalt Biofuels launched its first low carbon fuel plant in Mountain View, Calif. with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in attendance. The facility will act as a testing site for the company's biobutanol technology.READ MORE

ISO committee to tackle bioenergy

The International Organization for Standardization has announced it will develop ISO 13065, a standard for bioenergy. A new ISO committee, Sustainability for Bioenergy, will meet for the first time in April 2010. The ISO standard is expected, when complete, to help governments meet alternative fuel targets.READ MORE

Pacific Ethanol resumes production

Pacific Ethanol Inc. resumed production at its 60 MMgy Magic Valley facility in Burley, Idaho, in early January. After beginning production operations in April 2008, the Magic Valley plant suspended production in February 2009.READ MORE

Poet, Magellan assess pipeline feasibility

Poet Inc. and Magellan Midstream Partners LP have formed a joint venture to assess the feasibility of a 1,800-mile ethanol pipeline from ethanol production facilities in the Midwest, starting at Davison County, S.D., to distribution outlets in the northeast U.S., ending in Linden, N.J. Once the feasibility study is complete, the pipeline could be operational as early as 2014.READ MORE

ICM to retrofit idle Fulton N.Y. plant

ICM Inc. will retrofit an idled 85 MMgy ethanol plant in Fulton, N.Y., now owned by Sunoco Inc. The plant, formerly owned by Northeast Biofuels, was built in 2008, and is the largest ethanol manufacturing facility in the northeastern United States. Sunoco, a leading manufacturer and marketer of petroleum and petrochemical products, purchased the idled facility in late 2009.READ MORE

Auto group asks EPA to proceed slowly

A group of 13 automotive and engine-related associations recently sent a letter, urging caution on the decision on whether to allow the use of E15. The letter was sent out Jan. 6 to the U.S. EPA, U.S. DOE and The White House. It came from a group that represents 90 percent of retail gasoline providers, nearly all automobile manufactures and a large majority of motorcycle, marine and non-road equipment manufacturers in the U.S. market.READ MORE

Canadian government orders biofuels study

The Canadian government wants a study on the environmental implications of biofuel production in that country. Environment Canada, the governmental department overseeing environmental affairs, has solicited companies to complete an assessment of the ecological footprint of biofuel production facilities in Canada. The contract is for $65,000 and the expected completion date is March 31, 2010.READ MORE
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