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

SunOpta to supply cellulosic technology to China


Water use continues to fall at Poet plants

Poet Biorefining-Preston, Minn., has cut its water use by 13 percent thanks to a recently installed water recovery system. The new system allows the plant to recycle an additional 19 million gallons of waste water per year from the filtering system at the plant, bringing its total water use per gallon of ethanol down to 2.6 gallons. Poet plants on average use about 3 gallons of water for each gallon of ethanol.READ MORE

Neb. Corn Board speaks out against LCFS

California's low carbon fuels standards were given final approval by the state's Office of Administrative Law last week and are set to have a major negative impact on Nebraska corn ethanol should the rules be rolled out as planned, according to the Nebraska Corn Board. The Nebraska Corn Board estimates that 27 percent of Nebraska's ethanol with a value approaching $1 billion goes directly to California's fuel market.READ MORE

Petrobras tests flex-fuel turbine generator

Petrobras Brazil is now generating power using ethanol at its power generation park in Juiz de Fora, located in the state of Minas Gerais. Brazil's President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, inaugurated an ethanol-run turbine on Tuesday, Jan. 19.READ MORE

Growth Energy to expand fuel infrastructure

Growth Energy received a $200,000 grant from the U.S.DOE to expand ethanol fuel infrastructure. At least 10 E85 dispensers will be installed at existing gas stations in Norfolk, Va., and Seattle, Wash. The award was one of eight given from the DOE to support ethanol infrastructure at existing retail fuel locations.READ MORE

Abengoa has agreement with Kansas Electric

Spanish cellulosic ethanol producer Abengoa Bioenergy has teamed up with Mid-Kansas Electric Co. LLC to develop a cellulosic ethanol and power plant in Stevens County, Kan., to produce 15 MMgy of ethanol and 75 megawatts (MW) of power per year. Abengoa Bioenergy Hybrid of Kansas will utilize locally available biomass resources such as corn stover, wheat straw and switchgrass as feedstocks, procuring them from farmers/producers in seven counties within a 50-mile radius of the plant.READ MORE

Senators try to block EPA GHG regulation

Amid much speculation as to the source of its origin, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, took the Senate floor Jan. 21 to introduce a disapproval resolution seeking to prevent the U.S. EPA from regulating GHG emissions under the Clean Air Act. Murkowski's resolution challenges the EPA's recently finalized endangerment finding of GHGs, a finding that is necessary for the EPA to instigate regulatory measures for GHG emissions.READ MORE

KMP partners with blending facilities

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP, has partnered with the ethanol blending and handling company, U.S. Development Group, in an effort to meet ethanol distribution demands. The joint venture agreement includes KMP's acquisition of three USD train ethanol handling terminals in Linden, N.J., Baltimore, Md., and Dallas, Texas.READ MORE
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