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

Belgian ethanol plant begins production

BioWanze, a bioenergy company based in Wanze, Belgium, began producing ethanol at its 79 MMgy plant in Wanze, according to CropEnergies. The 250 million ($348 million) facility produces ethanol using wheat and sugar syrups as feedstocks.READ MORE

Hawaii utility co-op to buy ethanol producer's power

Kauai Island Utility Co-op in Lihue, Hawaii, entered into a power purchase agreement with Pacific West Energy LLC in Kaumakani, Hawaii, to purchase electricity from Pacific West Energy's proposed 20-megawatt, sugarcane-bagasse-fired power generation facility. The biomass-to-energy plant will complement Pacific West Energy's proposed 12 MMgy ethanol facility that will use sugarcane as its feedstock.READ MORE

Jobe responds to Kraft CEO statement

On Dec. 29, National Biodiesel Board Chief Executive Officer Joe Jobe posted an online letter to the editor of USAToday.com, responding to Kraft CEO Irene Rosenfeld's statement that 40 percent of the global food supply is being diverted for use in fuel. Jobe said the misinformation "is fear-mongering at its worst."READ MORE

ISU to study biomass gasification for ethanol, CHP

Iowa State University has received a $2.37 million grant from the Iowa Power Fund to replace natural gas usage in ethanol plants with biomass gasification technology. The project will also examine the production of ethanol from syngas.READ MORE

North Dakota alliance recommends state RFS

The North Dakota Alliance for Renewable Energy recently issued policy proposals pertaining to six key energy sectors in the state, including the recommendation that North Dakota adopt a renewable fuels standard mandating the sale of E10 and B5 at retail locations.READ MORE

Nebraska hosts grain contract workshops

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture will host workshops Jan. 6 for Nebraska farmers who want to learn more about their obligations under forward grain contracts, given the current corn and ethanol market climates. A similar workshop was held in Albion in December.READ MORE

Ohio plant still for sale; bank buys Gateway

After two rounds of extension deadlines, lawyers and lenders for Greater Ohio Ethanol LLC have yet to find a buyer for the company's idled 54 MMgy corn-based ethanol plant in Lima, Ohio. Meanwhile, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dale Somers in Kansas City, Kan., recently approved the sale of bankrupt Gateway Ethanol LLC, an idled 55 MMgy plant in Pratt, Kan., to Minneapolis-based investment bank Dougherty Funding.READ MORE

Magellan increases ethanol handling capabilities

Magellan Midstream Partners LP recently added ethanol blending capabilities at its fuel terminal in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expanding the ethanol loading capabilities at its terminal in Frost, Texas. Both facilities can receive ethanol via truck through an automated off-loading system that's open 24 hours per day.READ MORE
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