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

GRFA releases GHG emissions study

The Global Renewable Fuels Alliance has released the results of a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions study it recently commissioned. Prepared by (S&T)2 Consultants Inc., "GHG Emission Reductions from World Biofuel Production and Use" confirms that significant GHG reductions can be obtained worldwide through biofuels production, according to the GRFA.READ MORE

LSU to establish Louisiana Institute for Biofuels and Bioprocessing

The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center has permission from the Board of Regents to establish the Louisiana Institute for Biofuels and Bioprocessing (LIBBi), a research, education and outreach initiative within the AgCenter. The LIBBi will not occupy its own facility, but will be a "virtual center" that will provide the roadmap needed to support new biofuels and bioprocessing endeavors in the state and prioritize pathways for integration of those industries into the mainstream, according to John Russin, AgCenter associate vice chancellor and institute director.READ MORE

Bion Technologies pursues closed-loop ethanol plant

n Environmental Technologies Inc. announced Dec. 14 that it has received the unanimous support of the Schroeppel, N.Y., town board for the development of a large scale integrated beef cattle finishing plant and closed-loop ethanol project. The initial phase will include finishing facilities for 72,000 beef cattle, ethanol production and an associated beef processing plant.READ MORE

Pending rail legislation expected to benefit ethanol producers

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., recently announced his support of the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2008, S.2889. The legislation was introduced Dec. 16 and referred to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, which approved the bill the next day. Thune, who is ranking member of the Surface Transportation Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, said the legislation would offer assistance to small shippers in a number of important ways.READ MORE

EIA: Biofuels production to grow significantly, but fall short of RFS mandates

The U.S. Energy Information Administration released its Annual Energy Outlook 2010 (AEO2010) reference case on Dec. 14, which includes updated projections for U.S. energy consumption and production through 2035. "Our projections show that existing policies that stress energy efficiency and alternative fuels, together with higher energy prices, curb energy consumption and growth and shift the energy mix toward renewable fuels," EIA Administrator Richard Newell said. "However, assuming no new policies, fossil fuels would still provide about 78 percent of all the energy used in 2035.READ MORE

What a bargain: Valero acquires 3 ethanol plants for $272 million

Already the third largest ethanol producer in the U.S., Valero Renewable Fuels Co. LLC, a subsidiary of oil refining giant Valero Energy Corp., has acquired three more financially troubled ethanol facilities, increasing the company's total production capacity to 1.1 billion gallons per year. The company announced Dec. 15 that it has signed an agreement with ASA Ethanol Holdings LLC to purchase two 110 MMgy facilities which were acquired by ASA through VeraSun Energy Corp.'s bankruptcy in early 2009.READ MORE
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