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

EdeniQ technology available for licensing

EdeniQ, a Visalia, Calif., biofuels technology company, has announced its Corn3 Yield Enhancement Program is available for licensing. When fully adopted, EdeniQ said the Corn3 technology can increase the yield of a corn-based ethanol plant's production from an industry average of 2.69 undenatured gallons per bushel of corn to more than 3 gallons per bushel.READ MORE

Mascoma pilot plant goes on line

Boston-based cellulosic ethanol developer Mascoma Corp. reported that its 200,000-gallon-per-year demonstration facility in Rome, N.Y., has begun producing ethanol. Construction on the facility, which can operate on a variety of feedstocks, was completed in December.READ MORE

IIEA launches campaign against Valero acquisition

The International Institute for Ecological Agriculture, a promoter of permaculture and alternative fuels, has launched a campaign opposing Texas-based oil refiner Valero Energy Corp.'s bid to acquire the assets of bankrupt South Dakota ethanol producer VeraSun Energy Corp.READ MORE

Minnesota bills repeal ethanol subsidies, state RFS

Three legislative bills currently pending in the Minnesota Legislature could significantly impact the state's ethanol industry. Two of the bills would repeal both the state's ethanol producer payment program and the state's renewable fuels standard. A third bill would repeal just the ethanol producer payment program.READ MORE

Renewable fuel organizations form global alliance

Leaders of some of the world's renewable fuel organizations have joined forces to create the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance, which is committed to expanding the use of renewable fuels around the world. Members include the United States' Renewable Fuels Association, the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association and the European Bioethanol Fuel Association.READ MORE

Buis to become Growth Energy CEO

As of March 15, National Farmers Union President Tom Buis is stepping down to become Growth Energy's chief executive officer. Growth Energy is a newly formed organization dedicated to growing America's economy through cleaner energy and expanding the use of ethanol in gasoline.READ MORE

NEC: Dinneen praises, encourages industry

Renewable Fuels Association President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Dinneen praised and encouraged the ethanol industry at the 14th annual National Ethanol Conference on Feb. 23 in San Antonio. "And while we have been and continue to be tested, the ethanol industry will come through this a stronger, more competitive and more sustainable industry," he said.READ MORE

NEC: Urbanchuck optimistic about ethanol's future

On Feb. 25, LEGC LLC economic analyst John Urbanchuck struck a note of optimism on the last day of the National Ethanol Conference in San Antonio. Urbanchuck called the current economic situation for the ethanol industry a shakeout - however, he reminded conference attendees that the industry has seen it happen before, and survived.READ MORE

President's budget includes renewable energy

The proposed U.S. government budget for fiscal year 2010 presented by President Barack Obama contained an unprecedented spending total of $3.55 trillion, of which billions in new spending has been allocated for renewable fuels-related projects.READ MORE

President directs Congress to focus on energy

During U.S. President Barack Obama's address to Congress on Feb. 24, he said a commitment to renewable energy is critical to the country's economic future. "To truly transform our economy, protect our security and save our planet from the ravages of climate change, we need to ultimately make clean, renewable energy the profitable kind of energy," Obama said.READ MORE
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