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Florida project investigating viability of sugarbeet-to-jet fuel shows promise

Florida project investigating viability of sugarbeet-to-jet fuel shows promise

August 3, 2017 |

In Florida, Tropicana and local partners are finishing up an 18-month R&D project funded by an USDA Rural Development grant that is determining the viability of growing sugarbeet in St. Lucie county for aviation biofuel production. The crop’s cycle fits in well with citrus and could be an opportunity for local farmers to diversify and […]

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EPA seeks public comments on sugarbeet  GHG LCA for ethanol feedstock

EPA seeks public comments on sugarbeet GHG LCA for ethanol feedstock

January 25, 2017 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting comment on its analysis of the upstream greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the production of Beta vulgaris ssp. Vulgaris (sugar beets) for use as a biofuel feedstock. This notice describes EPA’s greenhouse gas analysis of sugar beets produced for use as a biofuel feedstock, and describes […]

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Ontario Innovative Sugarbeet Processors Cooperative forms for advanced bioeconomy feedstocks

Ontario Innovative Sugarbeet Processors Cooperative forms for advanced bioeconomy feedstocks

November 20, 2016 |

In Ontario,  the Bio-Industrial Process Research Centre at Lambton College and Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park – collaboration with the OSGA and its partners – completed a techno-economic modelling feasibility study. The study identified suitable high value-added products and determined business scenarios where a beet-based sugar value chain could be re-established economically within southern Ontario. In […]

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German sugarbeet consumption for ethanol jumps 9% in 2015

German sugarbeet consumption for ethanol jumps 9% in 2015

February 22, 2016 |

In Germany, sugarbeet led the way in 2015 with 9% more used for ethanol production than the previous year, while production from feed grain fell nearly 2%, with overall production rising 1.8% over 2014 at 739,821 metric tons. Nearly 13,000 tons more feedstock was processed last year to account for the production increase. Nearly 2 […]

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AzkoNobel teams up to research chemical production from sugarbeet

AzkoNobel teams up to research chemical production from sugarbeet

November 25, 2014 |

In the Netherlands, AkzoNobel has joined forces with SuikerUnie, Rabobank, Deloitte, Investment and Development Agency for the Northern Netherlands (NOM), Groningen Seaports, and the Province of Groningen, to investigate the possibility of producing chemicals from beet-derived sugar feedstock. The parties have asked Deloitte to perform a feasibility study to provide an independent critical review and […]

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A-Gas selling CO2 refrigerant from sugarbeet ethanol distillation in UK

A-Gas selling CO2 refrigerant from sugarbeet ethanol distillation in UK

June 2, 2014 |

In the UK, A-Gas is selling a CO2 refrigerant produced from CO2 collected during sugarbeet ethanol production for the first time in the British market. The gas is suitable for a wide-range of applications, especially for large-scale users like supermarkets. The company is targeting consumers looking for greener alternatives to their sourcing needs.  

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Researchers sequence sugarbeet genome

Researchers sequence sugarbeet genome

December 19, 2013 |

In Germany, a study published in Nature on Tuesday, describes the sugar beet reference genome sequence generated by researchers both from the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics and the University of Bielefeld, in cooperation with other centres and plant breeders. Sugar beet accounts for nearly 30% of the world’s […]

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S2G BioChem looking at southern Alberta sugarbeets as bio-glycol feedstock

S2G BioChem looking at southern Alberta sugarbeets as bio-glycol feedstock

August 5, 2013 |

In Canada, S2G BioChem is looking to set up a sugarbeet-based bio-glycol facility in southern Alberta, which the local beet industry is looking at as a major opportunity to further develop the crop that is currently served by only one sugar factory in the province. The facility would demand beet from 20,000 more acres, bringing […]

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Carbontec to power ND coal production with sugarbeet waste

Carbontec to power ND coal production with sugarbeet waste

May 6, 2013 |

In North Dakota, Carbontec Energy will use sugarbeet waste and other biomass to power a coal nugget production facility in Jamestown. The use of biomass makes the iron production nearly carbon neutral, the company says. The first phase of the project will cost $60 million and have $50 million in annual revenue, with the 100,000 […]

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German ethanol production from sugarbeet soars 54.4% in 2012

German ethanol production from sugarbeet soars 54.4% in 2012

January 28, 2013 |

In Germany, ethanol production from sugarbeet soared in 2012 by 54.4% to 253,866 metric tons which was produced from 2.7 million tons of beet. Overall ethanol production rose 7.4% to 613,381 tons as a result of increased demand from E10.

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