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

Study: Drought and oil prices drove food crisis

A new report commissioned by the UK Government has unequivocally concluded that biofuels was not to blame for the so-called food crisis of 2007/2008.READ MORE

Ontario plant complete, production to follow

Construction at Kawartha Ethanol Inc., an ethanol plant near Havelock, Ontario, is reportedly complete. The $47 million facility sits on a former 3M mine site, and when fully operational, will produce nearly 21 MMgy of corn based ethanol. Dean Del Mastro, MP of Peterborough County, spoke about the recently completed plant located in his county. "Today we're celebrating the culmination of several years of efforts to bring this project together, and it was no small effort," Del Mastro said.READ MORE

GRE announces proposed N.D. biorefinery

Great River Energy (GRE) is moving forward with a project to build a biorefinery near Spiritwood, N.D. The company wants to co-locate Dakota Spirit AgEnergy LLC, a proposed 20 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant, with a coal-fired power plant currently under construction. The idea is to use lignin created at the ethanol plant to supplement coal at the power plant and to power the ethanol plant with steam from the power plant.READ MORE

Study shows E20 has no impact on drivability


EPA won't regulate GHGs until 2011

The U.S. EPA officially declared today what Administrator Lisa Jackson has been reporting for weeks: the agency has no plans of regulating emissions from stationary sources until 2011. While not necessarily "new" news, the announcement was a necessary step in order to prevent facilities' GHG emissions from immediately becoming regulated under the Clean Air Act following the EPA's final rule on tailpipe emissions. The agency is expected to issue its final tailpipe rule later this week and is also scheduled to make its final decision on GHG emissions regulation soon.READ MORE

Pipeline legislation clarified, reintroduced

The Renewable Fuel Pipeline Act was reintroduced by Congressman Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa), and Lee Terry (R-Neb.). The legislation, H.R. 4674, amends the loan guarantee program of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 for infrastructure. The 2010 version qualifies a renewable fuel pipeline as an eligible project to receive an 80 percent federal loan guarantee.READ MORE

EPA to regulate GHG emissions from vehicles

In its first-ever official action regulating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the U.S. EPA and the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a program to regulate light duty vehicles.READ MORE

Big Oil files lawsuit against EPA on RFS2 rule

The American Petroleum Institute filed a lawsuit today with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia challenging the U.S. EPA's rule on the revised renewable fuel standard (RFS2) that was just recently finalized. The final RFS2 rule combines the 2009 and 2010 biomass-based diesel volumes.READ MORE
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