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

Marquis Energy to use GreenShift technology


La. Web site connects landowner, producers

A new Web site that provides a matching service between biofuels producers and landowners has been launched in Louisiana. The site, http://www.makemillionssellinggrass.com/ offers a forum for users to create potential biofuel-based projects or to attract investors into the state. "There is a need for ethanol fodder crops in Louisiana and the entire nation," said Kevin Caffery, managing partner for Kafiristan LLC, the company responsible for the site. The hope for the service of the site, said Caffery, is to provide a place that includes everything that is available in the state, and to provide a database of contact information.READ MORE

Mcgyan partnership to be announced at FEW

Biodiesel/Ethanol Analytical Solutions (BAS/EAS) and Mcgyan Biodiesel LLC formed a partnership to commercialize the Mcgyan biodiesel processing technology—an ultrafast catalyst technology that, in seconds, converts inexpensive high free fatty acid feedstocks into biodiesel that meets or exceeds all ASTM D 6751 quality tests. The Mcgyan technology also can be utilized at ethanol plants with the oil extracted from distillers dried grains with solubles being used as a biodiesel feedstock. EAS will be officially releasing this partnership and exhibiting at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop June 14-17 in St. Louis.READ MORE

Kor announces retirement from Corn Plus

Corn Plus General Manager Keith Kor announced he will be retiring at the end of this year. He has been manager of the 49 MMgy ethanol plant at Winnebago, Minn., for 15 years.READ MORE

French oil giant invests in Coskata

French oil supermajor Total S.A. has invested in Warrenville, Ill.-based cellulosic ethanol company Coskata Inc., leading the company's Series C-Prime funding round.READ MORE

GPS application available for E85 stations

Two new Florida E85 stations have opened in Macclenny and Glen St. Mary, and for those who can't find them the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has developed an E85 station locator for use in GPS systems. Through a partnership between Protec Fuel LLC and RFA, the new stations will offer flex fuel vehicles the opportunity to find the fuel those FFV drivers desire, according to Max Davis, president of RH Davis Oil, owner of one of the new stations.READ MORE

Purdue report shows lower ILUC effect

Purdue University has released a study on indirect land use change, reporting a 10 percent lower GHG emission rate from corn ethanol production than a previous report. The study, "Land Use Changes and Consequent CO2 Emissions due to US Corn Ethanol Production: A Comprehensive Analysis," was headed by Purdue University agricultural economics professor Wallace E. Tyner, and completed in conjunction with the U.S. DOE's Argonne National Laboratory. Through revisions to the Global Trade Analysis Project, the reduced GHG level is now considered more accurate due to updates on market conditions and land productivity, said Tyner.READ MORE

Presidential visit to Poet ethanol plant in Missouri good for the whole industry

President Barack Obama had some very positive words to say about biofuels during his April 28 visit to the Poet Biorefining plant in Macon, Mo. "There shouldn't be any doubt that renewable, homegrown fuels are a key part of our strategy for a clean energy future," he told a crowd of 133 invited guests. Besides about 200 people traveling with the President, those in attendance were various media—including Ethanol Producer Magazine—plus Poet employees, key staff and board members.READ MORE
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