Archive for April 17th, 2017

Chicago ethanol market at four-month high thanks to maintenance season

Chicago ethanol market at four-month high thanks to maintenance season

April 17, 2017 |

In Illinois, the front-month Chicago ethanol swap soared to a four-month high last week at $1.6850/gal thanks to shrinking supplies due to some producers shutting down for maintenance, finally falling below an average of 1 million gallons per day at 986,000 b/d. That was the lowest production seen in six weeks and more of a […]

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ITC to decide on Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel dumping by May 8

ITC to decide on Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel dumping by May 8

April 17, 2017 |

In Washington, the Department of Commerce said the International Trade Commission will make a decision by May 8 regarding its investigation into potential biodiesel dumping by Argentina and Indonesia. Indonesia’s trade ministry has offered data and dumping to prove the country’s industry does not dump on the American market while Argentina says the investigation is […]

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Indian entrepreneurs develop small-scale technology to revert plastics to fuel

Indian entrepreneurs develop small-scale technology to revert plastics to fuel

April 17, 2017 |

In India, an entrepreneurial pair have developed machines that return plastic to polyfuel that is later used for cooking, in generators and in tractors and is cheaper than fossil fuel. The methane, butane, and propane emitted during the production process is captured, cleaned and used to power the machines themselves. One machine processes 220 pounds […]

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Technavio study says global advanced biofuel market will reach $44.6 billion by 2021

Technavio study says global advanced biofuel market will reach $44.6 billion by 2021

April 17, 2017 |

In the UK, Technavio analysts forecast the global advanced biofuel market to grow to $44.6 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of close 44% over the forecast period, according to their latest report. The research study by Technavio on the global advanced biofuel market for 2017-2021 provides detailed industry analysis based on the fuel type […]

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UN report shows Zambia has potential for viable biofuel industry but needs support

UN report shows Zambia has potential for viable biofuel industry but needs support

April 17, 2017 |

In Zambia, the United Nations University has published a paper reviewing the status of the biofuels industry, as a land-abundant country, for the local and wider Southern African market. It identifies potential biofuel feedstocks as crucial elements for establishing a viable industry. Identified potential bioethanol feedstocks include sugarcane, cassava, sweet sorghum, and maize; for biodiesel, […]

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Texas Rep proposes bill to eliminate tax credits for biodiesel from animal fats

Texas Rep proposes bill to eliminate tax credits for biodiesel from animal fats

April 17, 2017 |

In Washington, legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX) would permanently put a stop to federal tax credits for biofuels produced with animal fats, according to the American Cleaning Institute (ACI). ACI, the trade association for the cleaning product supply chain, says the bill (H.R. 1866, the “Stop Animal Fat Tax Credits Act”) would […]

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Researchers using FeliX model say global carbon emissions must reach zero by 2040

Researchers using FeliX model say global carbon emissions must reach zero by 2040

April 17, 2017 |

In the UK, a team have researchers are the first to use the new FeliX computer model, which includes social and economic factors along with environmental ones, to determine that the world must achieve zero carbon emissions well before 2040 to ensure that global temperatures don’t rise by more than 1.5C before the end of […]

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Citizens’ Climate Lobby proposes carbon fee to offset consumer costs for renewables

Citizens’ Climate Lobby proposes carbon fee to offset consumer costs for renewables

April 17, 2017 |

In Washington, the Citizens’ Climate Lobby is seeking to get Congress to enact a carbon fee beginning at $15 per ton of CO2 and increasing $10 per year in order to force a move away from fossil fuels. The group wants the fee to be redistributed to families to help them offset the costs of […]

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Advance to Go! The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Q1 2017 cap raises in industrial biotechnology

Advance to Go! The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Q1 2017 cap raises in industrial biotechnology

April 17, 2017 |

In Florida, Biofuels Digest resports that the industrial biotechnology sector raised $1.103B in new capital in the first quarter of 2017, excluding debt and sovereign investments as well as M&A activity (but including expansion investment).

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Industrial Biotech’s Billion Dollar Quarter: ventures raise $1.1B in Q1 from seed to commercial-scale

Industrial Biotech’s Billion Dollar Quarter: ventures raise $1.1B in Q1 from seed to commercial-scale

April 17, 2017 |

In Florida, Biofuels Digest reports that the industrial biotechnology sector raised $1.128B in new capital in the first quarter of 2017, excluding debt and sovereign investments as well as M&A activity (but including expansion investment). Our complete recap by company is here. It’s the first quarter the Digest has reported with more than $1B in […]

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